Knockanure Notes — 29th March, 2015

HAPPY EASTTER to all our readers and safe travelling.

RAMBLING House on Thursday 02nd April 2015 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Admission free. Refreshment will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at  0863090948.

Active Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.
SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 13th April 2015.Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome

 Zumba  morning classes will start soon in Knockanure Community Centre. For more information please call 068/49799

EASTER: Thurs.2nd Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Knockanure at 7pm and in Moyvane at 8.00pm.Fri. 3rd Good Friday Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at 3pm in Moyvane and also in Knockanure, Stations of the Cross in Knockanure at 7.00pm and in Moyvane at 8.30pm. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

Sat. 4th Easter Vigil at 9pm in Moyvane. Sun. 5th Easter Sunday    Knockanure 10.00am for Ellen & Vanda Horgan and Moyvane Mass    11.00am for Joe Stack.

COACH TO KNOCK 12th April, Mercy Sunday, Departs Tralee & Listowel. Contact  0667180123.

SOUP Kitchen in Tarbert on Good Friday, also a walk which begins at 10.30am.

TEA/COFFEE MORNING Will take place in the  Education Room, Therapies Unit, Listowel Community Hospital on Wednesday 8th April, 2015   From  10.30 am  – 12.00pm.   All proceeds in aid of Social Activities for Residents in Listowel Community Hospital, All Welcome.

RAHILLY Seminar at Ballylongford on April 11th from 2 to 5pm. Also at 8pm Mike O Mahony will have a show on Robert Service.

DEATH has taken place of Máiréad O’ Connor (nee McGrath) SRN, SCM, 2, Market St., Listowel, & formerly of William St., Listowel. She was predeceased by her husband Tom Tom, died on March 24th 2015. Survived by her daughters Mary M. & Anne (Brosnan), son-in-law Pat, grandchildren Máiréad & Patrick Brosnan, sister Elsie Foran (Chicago), brother-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday 27th and Burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Donal Brosnan, Sr. Nora Francis, Margaret Brassil, Bill Kelly, Fr John Dalton, James Cunningham, Jason Toolan, Willie O Sullivan, Eily Carr, Georgie O Donnell, Eilish Walsh, John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmy Keane, Jackie Broderick, Anthony Curtin, Nora Buckley, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly, Paddy Scanlon, Aggie Ahern. Mass Sun.5th Knockanure 10.00am for Ellen & Vanda Horgan, Moyvane Mass 11.00am for Joe Stack.

CHURCH NEWS: Knockanure: Holy Week Ceremonies: Preparing for Good Friday Passion,  Ministers of Word, Ministers of the Eucharist and Altar Servers, please note a practice on this Monday Night 30th March at 8pm. Wednesday 1st April 7.00pm Confessions. Holy Thursday Ceremony at 7pm. Commissioning of Eucharistic Ministers, Washing of feet.
Knockanure: Good Friday: Passion of Christ at 3pm. Evening Stations at 7.00pm. Friday is the First Friday of the Month.  Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon, after the Passion Liturgy.
Confessions for Easter in Listowel on Monday 30th March at 8pm, in Knockanure on Wednesday  1st April at 7pm and in Moyvane on Wednesday 1st at 8pm with visiting priests.
Adoration Moyvane Sun.  4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed.10.00am to 7.00pm. Knockanure, Tuesday Adoration 10.00am to 6.00pm.

ONE HOUR: Would You Watch One Hour With Me on Holy Thursday night, you are invited to spend some time with The Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose.  To ensure Jesus is not alone at any hour, please sign your name on the time list at back of Church.

Collectors for Moyvane: Vigil Tom Hanrahan & Olive Keane. 11am  Gerard Mulvihill & Brigette Hogan. Knockanure 10am Maurice Dowling.
Readers: Vigil  John Corbett & Jimmy Collins. 11am Amanda Coulson & Áine O’Connor. Knockanure 10am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.


KERRY BRANCH IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION are holding there annual collection for Kidney Donor week in Listowel on Thursday 2nd April.

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY WALK takes place on the 3rd April from St. Patrick’s Hall at 11am. Sponsorship cards available from Jenny on 0863934134 or J.K. Sports next to Garveys.

EASTER ACTIVITY CAMP is planned in Listowel as the Family Resource Centre hosts their annual Easter activity camp for primary school children.  The camp runs from Monday March 30-April 2 from 9.30am-1.30pm daily. The camp will feature a wide range of activities, Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068) 23584

ABBA DELICIOUS TRIBUTE SHOW:  Gather by the Feale are proud to present the music of Abba as performed by the Abba Delicious Tribute Show in the Railway Bar on Easter Sunday night.

KERRY DIOCESAN FATIMA 10TH – 18TH MAY:  Monsignor Dan O’ Riordan will be Spiritual Director, details from  Maureen Harty 066-7131328.

AWARE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: Killarney – Mondays, KDYS at 8pm. Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.

CHRISM MASS March 31st at 7.30 p.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.Bishop Ray has invited all parishioners to this Mass at which the priests of the Diocese renew their priest vows. Also all the Oils used for the various sacraments for the coming year are blessed.

YOUTH 2000 IRELAND Youth retreat in St Brendan’s College, Killarney, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2015. The weekend will consist of workshops, drama, inspirational talks, testimonies, prayer, music  and chill out time.  Retreat starts with registration on Friday at 8.00pm. This is a great opportunity to find out what your faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere. For young people aged 16-35.  For more information and to book online see  or call 01 675 3690

BEST Wishes to local filmmaker Gerard Barret with his film Grassland in cinemas from April 17th.

THOUGHT: Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable.
 Harry Emerson Fosdick.

IRISH Saying: A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. Both your friend and your enemy think you will never die.

DNA: Most white British people share 30% of their DNA with ancestors of modern-day Germans.

LIMERICK City and County Council recently spent €125,000 refurbishing its management suite at Limerick City Hall.

DEATH on February 13th 1983 of Msgr Michael Moran, a priest and scholar in the Salina Diocese, Kansas.  He was the last of eight priest coming to Salina Diocese from Co Kerry, all cousins of Bishop Cunningham who was from Irremore, but his people came from Kilbaha, Moyvane. The other relations of the bishop who came included, Fr John and William Fitzgerald, Fr Patrick Cronin, Fr Dan Mulvihill and Msgr Michael Mulvihill.

Fr Moran born Oct 9 1899, Ordained 1926, Master of Arts degree in 1930. Thought in Marymount College, Salina for fifteen years, became Domestic Prelate in 1963, retired in 1975. Msgr Michael Moran was survived by a sister Mrs Nora O Sullivan and her daughter  Miss Patricia O Sullivan, both living in Syracuse, New York.

Kerryman of 3 August 1963; Reports Golden Jubilee of Monsignor Michael Mulvihill a native of Ballybunion, now in Salina Diocese, was ordained in 1913 , made Domestic Prelate in 1963 and celebrated his Jubilee on 22 June 1963.

MAHONY: David Mahony of Grange Con, County Wicklow, owned 1,155 acres in county Cork, 1,370 acres in County Kerry, 1,467 acres in County Limerick and 1,769 acres in County Wicklow in the 1870s. His County Cork estate was in the parish of Rathcormack, barony of Barrymore, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. He was a younger brother of Pierce K. Mahony of Kilmorna and Gunsborough.

Mahony/Gun-Mahony – In the 1870s the estate of George Gun Mahony, of Kilmorna, Listowel, amounted to over 5,000 acres in County Kerry. The estate of Pierce Mahony was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Galey and Knockanure, barony of Iraughticonnor, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. George Gun had holding townlands in the parish of Kilconly and Lisselton at the same time. Pierce Mahony also held about 500 acres of land at Roxborough, parish of Caheravally in the barony of Clanwilliam, and land in the parish of Monagay, barony of Glenquin, County Limerick.
Tom Moore NYT 13 March     1852

LIMERICK: “It was a great honour for me on behalf of Limerick Archives to investigate one of the greatest mysteries in literature and to discover the missing connect between Limerick the place and limerick the poem,” explained Dr Potter, historian with Limerick City and County Council. The limerick slowly developed between 1260 and 1861 until Edward Lear, who became the father of present day limerick.

BBC TV host Graham Norton and actor Alan Cumming  are coming to Listowel Writers’ Week. Tickets for the 44th annual festival are due to go on sale shortly

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