Knockanure Notes- 29th October 2017

RAMBLING House on Thursday 2nd November 2017 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 086-3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 13th November 2017. Mass for the Holy Souls will be celebrated at 12pm. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.

If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP meet in Listowel on first Friday of every month. The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm, followed by Mass at 7pm. for Saint Padre Pio with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB, Philip and Marie Enright of the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale, host a singing night on Friday November 3rd at 9pm. All proceeds in aid of the Christmas Lights Fund.

DRAW: Knockanure GAA Lotto results, There was no winner of the €5500 jackpot for Friday 27th October. Numbers drawn were 4, 12, 18, and 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevin’s; 2. Tady Finucane, Knockanure; 3. Tom Mulvihill, c/o Ploughman’s; 4. Bridget Caffrey, c/o Kevin’s and 5. Mairead Langan, Glenagragra. Next jackpot will be up to €5600 on Friday 3rd November.

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like at this time to express their deepest sympathies with the Finucane family of both Lisaniska and Abbeyfeale on the recent bereavement of their brother Michael who passed away in New York recently.

SYMPATHY: To Kate O’Connor & family Kilmeany on the death of her brother Ned Purtill, Ballybunion. To Margaret Horgan & family on the death of her aunt Eileen Lane, Brosna whose funeral took place recently.

REQUIEM Mass for Eddie Costelloe who died in England in May 2017 and his wife Mary nee Fitzgerald a native of Islandanny, she died in March 2017,was celebrated at Knockanure Church on 24th October 2017 by Fr. Kevin P.P. assisted by Fr. Tom and Fr. Brendan. Mary Mulvihill sang the hymns. Eddie was son of Jack Costelloe and Julia Stack of Trien Kilmorna. Siblings of Eddie included Mary, Paddy, and Billy, his brother Jack, sister Peg and Ann survive him. They both lived in England for many years in Milton Keyes and Watford. Mary Fitzgerald was daughter of Moss Fitzgerald and Liz Barry and had siblings Jack, Hannie and Nora Ann. Following mass the ashes of Eddie and Mary were taken to the Family Grave in Old Knockanure Churchyard. Their children Eddie, Dawn and Caron survive them.

ANNIVERSARIES: Marie Buckley, James O’Connor, Denis McEvoy, Kathy Moran, Billy Mockler, Sr. Nuala O’Leary, Micheal McNamara, Bub Flavin, Micheal O’Sullivan, Eamon O’Connor, Mary A Barrett, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Arthur O’Leary, Michael Culhane, Eileen Murphy, Ita O’Gorman, Tim O’Connor, Donal Riordan, Peter O’Connell, John Shanahan, Eamon Dunlea, Paddy O’Hanlon, Fr. John Shine, Bridie Mason, Liam Lynch, Mass in Marian Hall, Wed. 1St at 7.30pm a Holy Day of Obligation for Mary Foley, Killarney (Rec Dec) –cousin to Mary Collins; Sat. 4th at 7.30pm for Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo; Sun. 5th at 11.00am for Thomas Hogan, Glin (Rec Dec) Mass Knockanure; Tues. 31st at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November Lists); Wed. 1st at 10.00am

Holy Souls (Nov Lists) –Holy Day of Obligation; Thurs. 2nd at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November Lists); Fri. 3rd at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November Lists) and Sunday 5th at 10.00am for Ned Purtill, Ballybunion (Rec Dec) – brother of Kate O’Connor, Kilmeany.

HOLY Day Wed. Nov. 1st.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION in Knockanure Church: Tuesday 10am to 6pm (Knockanure Group)

Wednesday 10am to 7pm (Moyvane Group)

TICKETS FOR THE THREE TENORS for our Advent Concert, can be obtained from the Parish Office, Post Office, Holly’s Gala and after all Masses.

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with Fr. Kevin.

BALLYL: Fundraising Variety Concert in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Sunday 12th November from 7pm to 10pm.

TEA DANCE: North Kerry Home Maintenance Service for Older People A fundraising Tea Dance will take place in Ozanam Plaza Hall, Listowel, on Sunday Nov 5th from 2 – 5:30pm. All welcome. Music, refreshments, spot prizes and interval entertainment. Transport provided by Kerry Flyer. Contact 068-23429.

ATHEA unveil the telephone box on Sunday November 5th at 1pm.

OLD TIMES: Lovely to hear Jimmy Danaher, husband of Patricia Goulding, recall old songs and stories on Sunday morning last on West Limerick Radio.

HALLOWEEN LEGO WORKSHOP in The Seanchaí Listowel. November 3rd 2-4pm. Suitable for 4-12yr olds Fancy dress is optional but booking is essential on 089 44 59 992 Julia.

MILFORD HOSPICE FUNDRAISER at the Devon Inn Hotel on Friday, November 3rd 2017.

WOMEN’S Group meet in Listowel every Tuesday at 8pm, details from Bridie 068 23584.

DRIVE against suicide will take place on 5th November they will stop at Clounmacon Pitch for refreshments, details from 087 0672962.

BINGO At Glórach Service every Monday.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex.

SCHOLARSHIP: The Danaher McGrath Trust is seeking applications for a scholarship for third level students. Application forms are available at local Secondary Schools in Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and Tarbert and upon request from Woulfe Murphy Solicitors, Abbeyfeale Tel 068-31106.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: Due to Storm Brian the Dromtrasna Challenge has been postponed until Saturday, November 4.

JOHN COLLINS RUNS FOR MILFORD: John Collins, Clash is travelling to Athens to run in the Athens Authentic Marathon in Greece under the Banner of the Dromtrasna Challenge in aid of Milford Hospice Care Centre, on Sunday, November 12.

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH: Bingo continues Monday, October 30 at 8.30pm and every Monday night thereafter.

PHOTO WANTED: Author Pat Shaughnessy from Templeglantine is writing his second book and is looking for a picture of Bidsy Barrett’s long thatched house where the Adult Education Centre (the old Tech) is now. Contact Pat on 06984136 if you can help him.

LEARN TO DANCE WITH JOSEPHINE: Classes in sets, waltzing, foxtrots etc have started on Tuesdays in the Railway and then on Wednesdays in Fr. Casey’s you can learn sets from 8.30 – 10.30pm. Further information from 087 09267037.

THE TWO LOVES OF GABRIEL FOLEY: Rehearsals are continuing for the Glorách players’ autumn production which will be staged from Tuesday, November 21.

WEST LIMERICK HERITAGE NETWORK JOURNAL: The Networks second journal is now on sale, It comprises 32 articles relating to local history and local people.

ABBEYFEALE CRAFTY CORNER: Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education& Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 9707989.

FEILE NA SAMHNA – a weekend of cultural highlights based on the history of Tarbert is being celebrated this November. – On Fri. the 3rd of Nov. we have traditional tales and music with Eddie Lenihan in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. Singers night afterwards in Coolahans Bar. On Sat. 4th Tarbert Bridewell and Leslie’s Wood play setting to a “Fright Night” from 7-9pm.Trad session afterwards in Carmodys Bar. On Sun. the 5th Trad session in Savages Bar

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex. If you feel unsure about speaking in public, this is the club for you. Practice amongst your peers in a safe learning environment.

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS: A free course is being provided by West Limerick Resources at the Desmond Complex, NCW on the Wednesdays in November covering all aspects of starting a new business. Contact Breda Heath on 06962222.

KNOCK NIGHT VIGIL on Thursday Dec. 7th. Coach will leave The Square Listowel at 4.30pm. The Church Abbeyfeale at 5pm. Devon Inn at 5.10pm. (Old Courtney Lodge) Newcastlewest at 5.20pm.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: AA Open Public Meeting: Held by Ardfert AA Local Group: Wed 1st Nov 8.30pm-10pm. All Welcome!

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs 2nd Nov 7pm-9.30pm.

A Breath of Life: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P., Sat 11th Nov 10am-5pm, Book at 066 7134276

CONCERT: Finbar Wright to sing in Abbeyfeale. Finbar Wright, Ireland’s best loved popular entertainer & award-winning recording artist, returns to Abbeyfeale, on Friday 9th of February 2018

Interfaith Day Newcastlewest

HOUSES: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, September 10, 1927; Page: 5

A factory where ready-made concrete houses are made. Specially designed motor trucks deliver them to their destination. They are built on the unit or one-storey plan, and it’s claimed for them that they are permanent, damp-proof, vermin proof, very nearly heat-proof and cold-proof, as they are constructed of monolithic reinforced concrete. A house costing approximately £300 of our money contains a combination living and dining room 12 by 12 ft, a kitchen 8 by 5 ft., a bedroom 12 by 8 ft , a bath 5 by 4 ft., and a sun parlour, dressing rooms, etc. The houses have been designed to avoid waste of space. Thus, when mealtime comes a mirror is let down from the living-room wall, and forms a comfortable table for six. A revolving service connects the table with the kitchen and brings in the dinner; when the meal is finished, it takes the empty dishes back. Beside the window of the retiring room hangs a pulley that lets down a bed from a panelled space in the ceiling. A similar bed is on the sun-porch. The houses are constructed of the commonest of materials, sand and gravel, cast over galvanised steel reinforcements. The house is poured in one solid concrete unit, and is virtually indestructible. After the concrete gets its initial "set" air heated to 130 degrees is circulated through the cores that render the walls hollow to facilitate their removal, and then the house is left standing for two weeks to permit the cement to harden. In the interval the roof, the plumbing, the electric wiring, and all the other interior fittings have been added. The originator—bearing the Hibernian cognomen of Lafferty—asserts that these houses will last for ever, with almost no upkeep expenses.

HAYES ABBEYFEALE: Richard James Hayes (born 1902, died 1976)[1] was a code-breaker during World War II and was Director of the National Library of Ireland.[1]

DEATH: 10 October 1918: German submarine UB-123 torpedoed the R.M.S. Leinster in the Irish Sea. Official death toll 501. Father lost on way to visit seriously wounded soldier son (Buried Tralee)

The Reverend John R. Bartley LL. B. (Trinity College, Dublin) of the Presbyterian Church, Tralee, County Kerry was on his way to visit his seriously wounded son when he was lost on the R.M.S. Leinster. His body was recovered and buried on 15 October 1918 in the Protestant Plot, near the main path, in the New Cemetery, Tralee, County Kerry.

Sergeant William Bartley, 150790, 52nd Battalion (Manitoba Regiment) Canadian Expeditionary Force, died of his wounds in a military hospital in Tooting, south London, on 16 October 1918. William Bartley was born on 2 February 1893 at Carnone, County Donegal. He was employed as a bank clerk at the time he enlisted in the Canadian Army on 26 August 1915 at Portage Le Prairie, Manitoba. He was 5 feet 7 inches in height, had dark complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. He is buried in the same grave as his father.

6 October 1918: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson received the following message from Germany: "The German Government requests the President of the United States to arrange the immediate conclusion of an armistice on land, by sea and in the air." 14 October U.S. President Woodrow Wilson replies to the German Government saying, among other things, that there can be no peace as long as Germany attacks passenger ships. 21 October 1918: Reinhard Scheer, Admiral of the German High Seas Fleet, signalled his submarines: "To all U-boats: Commence return from patrol at once. Because of ongoing negotiations any hostile actions against merchant vessels prohibited. Returning U-boats are allowed to attack warships only in daylight. End of message. Admiral."

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