Knockanure Notes — 29th June, 2014

COMMUNITY CENTRE, Active Retired Day” is a week early this month. It will now take place on Monday the 07th July 2014.
Come and enjoy a hot meal followed by music and dance. All welcome, If attending please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome

EXERCISE Classes with Maggie Large continue over the summer. Come get in shape and have fun every Thursday from 8.30 – 9.30 at Knockanure Community Centre.
Everyone welcome.Contact Maggie at 0879866533.

LISTOWEL  CEMETERY MASSES: Tuesday 1st July – St. Michael’s Cemetery / Wednesday 2nd  July – John Paul II Cemetery /  and Thursday 3rd  July –  Finuge Cemetery.  All Masses start at 8pm.

The Chiropodist will be in the Marian Hall  on Thursday July 3rd at 11am.  For bookings, please contact Eileen Quinn phone number 49472.

 CONGRATULATIONS to Kelly Enright on receiving a Certificate in U8 – 60 Meters and Alice McMahon on receiving Certificate in the U10 – 100 Meters in the County Finals of Community Games.  Also well done to the Competitors who competed and reached the Semi Finals of their Races.

 DRAMA Camp in the Knockanure Community Centre Tuesday 8th – Friday 11th July, 2014 from 10am – 2pm.  Open to all school children.  Activities include Drama, Art, Sports & Animal Yoga,  Ring Ann 087 9673269 to secure places.

INFORMATION Officer (Philomena) at Knockanure Community Centre every Monday (except second Monday of every month) from 1.30 -3.30.  Farm assist, social welfare, medical cards and much more.  Free and confidential service.  Back to school forms available now.

DRAW: Moyvane Playground Committee held the draw on Wednesday to choose a child from the parish to cut the ribbon on the opening day of the playground. We would like to congratulate Joshua Nestor who won the draw. We would also like to thank Michael Liston representing Newtownsandes Creamery who did the raffle for us.

TRIP to  Áras an Uachtarán on Tuesday, July 15th.2014 Due to security reasons all names need to be forwarded to the Áras by June 29th at the latest and photo I.D. will be required on the day. To secure your place contact Marie Wrenn 087-7674832

LOUGH DERG: For further information contact Maureen or Sharon 071 9861518. Fitzpatrick Coaches (ex Listowel & Limerick) 1st – 3rd July.  Contact Tim 086 2508796.Cronins Coaches (ex Cork) 5th – 7th July & 9th – 11th August.  Contact Karen 021 4509090.

AIR SHOW at Foynes on July 5th and 6th. All the locals who cycled to see the sea planes at Foynes in the early1940s have passed away.

ANNUAL DINNER FOR PRIESTS HOME FROM ABROAD take place on Tuesday 8th July at 6.30 the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. Priests who have already retired to Kerry and those who ministered in dioceses in other countries, who are now resident in Kerry are most welcome. Attendance can be confirmed to Diocesan Office at 064-6631168.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Sat. 19th July 10am – 5pm A Day of Empowerment thro’ Prayer and Healing with Joe Dalton, Catholic Lay Evangelist. Booking essential: 066-7134276. E.mail: [email protected]

DEATH has taken place of retired Garda Jim Groarke, Moyvane (and formerly of Caherciveen). Jim died on the 21st of June, 2014 and is survived by his wife Madge and children, Seamus, Rita, Shirley, John, Michelle, Alan, Rachel, and Susan, his sons-in-law Matt, John, and Jim, daughters-in-law Gillian, Mary, and Laura, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Wednesday, the 25th of June, James Groarke was laid to rest in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure. His father also called James, born 1904 at Cloontubrid (in the parish of Killasser, County Mayo). retired from the Guards  22 December 1967 – Exemplary Service. Total Service    43 years 110 days, Date of Death 3 September 1989.

DEATH occurred on the 24th June 2014  of Tom Manaher, Glin Road, Moyvane. Survived by his sister Eileen, aunt Mary Joe, brother-in-law Mike Joe, sister-in-law Joan, nieces and nephews. Requiem mass on Saturday the 28th of June was celebrated for Tom Manaher at Moyvane Church, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: Seamus Vaughan, Maureen Nolan, Peg Horgan, Kathleen O Connor, William Quirke, Paddy Maher, Lil Mai O Sullivan, Paddy Flavin, Sr. Nora Berchmans O Flaherty, Kate Foley, Kathy O Donovan, Patrick O Dowd, Dan Donoghue, John Joe O Donnell, Dick Hudson, Liam Buckley, Eileen Stack, Bridie Costelloe, Johnny Horgan, Joseph O Keeffe. Mass on Wed. 2nd  at 7.30pm for Teresa (Tess) Mulvihill. Mass on Thurs. 3rd  in Knockanure  at 7.30pm for Matt & Bridget Costelloe & the  deceased members of the Costelloe Family. Mass on Fri.  4th  7.30pm for Fr. Jim & the deceased members of the Kissane Family. Mass on Sat. 5th at 10.00am   Months Mind for Annie Fitzell and the 7.30 mass is for Bridie Reilly nee Fitzmaurice. Sun.  6th    11.00am Mass is For the deceased members of the Fitzmaurice Family, Glenalappa.

CHURCH NEWS:  Diocesan Collection for Sick & Retired Priests on the 5th & 6th July. Friday is the First Friday of the Month.  Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.

Adoration, Sun.  4.00pm to 5.00pm,Wed. 10.00 to 7.00pm.
Knockanure Tues.10.00am to 6.00pm.
Readers, Vigil, Michelle Corridan,11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely.
Knockanure 10.00am  Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

The Rosary every Sunday before 10.00am Mass Knockanure for the month of June  Month of The Sacred Heart. The Rosary is offered every Wednesday morning for All Parishioners, especially those who are Sick or in Hospital.  Please join us at 10am in The Sacristy, Everyone Welcome.                   

FREE FOCUS PROGRAMME TRALEE for those recovering from mental health problems.  Duration: 12 months. Enquiries National Learning Network 066 7122533.

DAY TRIPS:  On Sunday, August 10, if there are sufficient people interested we will travel to see Ireland’s largest one day show – The Tullamore Show- leaving NCW at sharp.  There are over 600 stands to visit plus lots more.  Contact Maureen 087 9845102.

DUMP at North Kerry Landfill site, due to close on 11th July 2014.

RAMBLING HOUSE IN KNOCKALOUGHA:  Mick Sheehy lived in Knockalougha and now his house has been turned into a Rambling House by his nephew Jim Lyons which will be open on the 3rd. Tuesday of each month. The next night will be Tuesday, July 22nd.

FREE PHONE NUMBER:  A new free phone number has been launched for the Samaritans in Ireland.  It is 116123.

BLOOD Donor Clinic at Ballybunion Community Centre on July 3rd  from 6pm to 9pm.

RING of Kerry Cycle and road closures to facilitate the event, on July 5th 2014.

KDYS – SUMMER CAMP  Open to all 10 – 13 year olds,  28th July – 1st August – 10 am – 4 pm daily, Activities include: Horse Riding, Water sports, Go-Karting, Cinema, Games, plus much, much more! Booking KDYS, Upper Church St., Listowel.   (068) 23744

REUNION:  “Mountcollins Lenihan Gathering” will take place in Mountcollins on the weekend of July 4-7.    Everyone with any Lenihan connection will be very welcome. The weekend will commence on Friday 4th July in Tommy Mick’s Bar with a “Meet and greet” session followed by the launch of a 236 page book on the “Lenihans of Mountcollins”. Details from  Norma 087 2746399.

SWIM: Glin 14th Annual Estuary Charity Swim is on July  20th.     

WALK in Athea in aid of the Tidy Towns on July 6th, starting at noon.

MACRA in Listowel are having a reunion at The Cliff House Hotel, Ballybunion on July 3rd at 8pm, details from 087 2727 495.

GREAT Weather gave a great boost to the country, long may it continue.

‘MOTHERS PRAYERS’  SUNDAY 6TH JULY, 2014   From:   2.30 to 5.30pm. Parish Centre,  Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. Contact Mary: 087 9230160 or email [email protected]

ADORATION SISTERS Bridie Street, Wexford, Vocation Awareness Day Saturday July 5th 2014 11 a.m. to 4p.m. Come and meet the Sisters and learn of their life of prayer. Kindly phone or  email previous day. Tel: 053-9124134 (between 8.30am – 12noon and 2.30  – 4.30pm) email:

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 2nd The Best of Traditional. Wed. 9th Amish Mennonite choir, details from 068 22566.                                                                   

S IAMSA TIRE:  The national folk theatre of Ireland based in Tralee is celebrating 40 years of producing Irish culture.  They have four shows covering a whole year’s cycle of living and working the land, the Blasket Islands, the Children of Lir and a journey through Ireland in music, song and dance.  Further information from 066 7123055 or

FLEADH: Munster Fleadh Cheol will be held in Killarney from 15th to 20th July.

 TRIP to Milltown Malbay in Clare takes place on Saturday 5th July. The musical bus will leave The Cash and Carry Sheehan’s Road Newcastle West at 9.30am sharp. Details from Ita Mc Quinn at 087-2593415.

HISTORY Society Tour will take place on Sunday 15th July led by Dr. Declan Downey. Bus will leave Tarbert school car park at 8 a.m. and will take in the Ring of Kerry exploring the legacy of Daniel O’Connell.

RUSHES: Limerick Council has urged landowners and farmers across the  County to consider alternative methods of controlling rushes before using pesticides and herbicides. The Council issued the appeal in an effort to prevent the contamination of drinking water supplies which can result in the use of such chemicals. The local authority said “there are other numerous methods that can be used to control rushes including land drainage, cutting and grazing.

GLIN Day Care Centre, Thurs 24th July at 12.30. The group attending are from Glin, Athea, Ballylongford and Moyvane. Music by Ger Conaghan, further information please contact (068) 26033.

Glin Summer Festival 2014 – Saturday 9th August at 8pm sharp. Live pig racing on Main Street, Glin. There are 6 races and 6 pigs in each race.

NEWSPAPER: Brooklyn Eagle

17th Feb. 1923 JULIA Bowler Dougherty, died at her residence 555 Wilson Ave,, in Brooklyn for 50 years. Survived by four daughters , interment Holy Cross.

Michael McMahon husband of Nellie O Shea, father of Eileen, brother of Catherine McMahon, native of Tralee. Residence 8426 23 Ave. Interment Holy Cross.

24 Aug. 1948 Brooklyn Eagle. Death of Nora Dolly Dowling nee Neligan of Coolard House, Listowel on Oct. 22nd 1948, Mass Holy Cross Church W 42d Street, Internment Calvary Cemetery.

From the Eagle 25 years ago, Eagle of 22 April 1947 .April 1922 Irish Republican Army Soldiers prevented Michael Collins Finance Minister in Sinn Fein Cabinet from addressing a scheduled address at Listowel.

Eagle of 18 Aug. 1940. Engagement of Miss Adelaide Josephine Kunkel to Michael J O Brien of Rockville Centre son of Mrs Daniel O Brien of Listowel, wedding in October.

Eagle 6 June 1915, Rev William D Buckley ordained at Church of John the Baptist on May 29th 1915, by Bishop McDonnell, celebrated his first Mass at St Ambrose Church today. Son of the late Denis J Buckley of Newtownsandes . Early education at St Michael’s Listowel under the Rev. J Breen, left Ireland 1907, entered St Charles College Ellicott City MD, graduated with honours June 1909.Theological studies made at St Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, got his AB Degree 1910. AM in 1911 and STB in 1914. He was Professor of Latin and Greek at St Charles College Catonsville, MD from Sept. 1914 to May 1915, he will be located in the Brooklyn Diocese

Eagle 26 Jan. 1893; Died William Dowling on 25 Jan. 1893, he was a native of Listowel, Co Kerry, internment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Eagle 11 Nov.1888. Birth on Nov. 2nd 1888 , wife of George Hurst Ryall, Brooklyn, 293 Broadway New York, formally of Dublin, Cahir, Listowel and Tralee, a son, Irish Papers please copy.

Eagle 13 Jan 1936; Mary Connors nee O Connor 434a Lexington Ave. died Jan. 12th 1936, born Newtownsandes, survived by husband John, Mass at St Ambrose Church, DeKalb and Tompkins Ave. Interment Holy Cross.

Eagle 22 Nov. 1931; Tom Culhane died Nov. 21 1931 a native of Newtownsandes, husband of Nora Moore, brother of  Patrolman P J Culhane NY Police, Mrs Margaret Begley, Mrs MT Mahoney, Mrs M McElligott, Hannah Culhane and Mrs P J Culhane. Served with 146th machine gun Batt. Company B in France. Residence 401 E 139th Street, Bronx. Mass at St Jerome’s Church, interment Calvary Cemetery.

Eagle 17 Dec. 1940 , p13. John Begley motorman on the Flushing Line IRT District?. Died suddenly at home401E 135th Street, Bronx. Mass at St Jerome’s Church, burial Calvary Cemetery. Born Knocknagoshel, brother of Mrs Hannah Nash and Mrs Margaret O Connor, both of Manhattan and Charles Begley of Ireland, his wife Margaret Culhane of Newtownsandes.

Eagle 18 Oct.1938. Michael O Brien, pen pal for him Timothy O Connor, Courthouse Road, Listowel, aged 12 years.

Eagle 30th Oct 1949; Brooklyn Man of the Week, By Jeanne Toomey.

Edmond Fitzgerald, refused to sign oath of fidelity to the King and today he is chief probation officer of Brooklyn Court. Red Haired lives at 8201 4th Ave. with wife Francis and four children. 5ft nine inches is on leave to establish probation service in Israel.

He has handled 16,000 paroles from state prisons.

Born 47 years ago at Brandon, Co Kerry, not being home for 25 years, going to visit his mother Hanora. His father marine engineer died 1921 leaving nine children, the youngest a year old.

He gave up his place in Maynooth after changing mind about vocation to his friend Fr Jack Lane, who is now Professor at Maynooth. Edmond Fitzgerald before going to America was involved  with IRA in his student days and had secured teaching post at St Michael’s Listowel. He did not get involved in the Civil War, was neutrals and left the Country.

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