Knockanure Notes — 2nd April, 2017

RAMBLING House on Thursday 6th April 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 0863090948.
ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, takes place on Monday 10th April 2017. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.
INFO: North & East Kerry Development Information officer (Philomena) at the Knockanure Centre every Monday (except the second Monday of each month) from 1.30 to 3.30pm. Farm Assist/Social Welfare/ Medical Cards and more. Free and confidential service.
SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed: The O’ Connor Family Gortromagowna on the death of Kathleen; The Daly Family Knockane, Listowel on the death of Michael; The Brosnan Family Coilagurteen on the death of Richard ; The Higgins Family Trien, on the death of Peggy.
CONGRATULATIONS to Charlotte & Eddie Quinn Keylod on the birth of their baby son Kyle.
BEST Wishes to Sr. Rosarii O’Sullivan of Dirreen who celebrated her 97th birthday on Tuesday 28th March 2017.
INFORMATION: Marie Keating Foundation will bring their mobile unit on Friday 7th April to Athea, between 11am and 3pm.
DEATH of James Danaher of Knocknaboula, Foynes, on March 28th, 2017. Survived by his wife Patricia nee Goulding, son Dan, daughters Marie, Evelyn, and Karina, sister Lil, daughter-in-law Siobhán, son-in-law Hugh, grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
DEATH has taken place of Thomas O’Connell of Killarney Road and formerly of The Square, Abbeyfeale, on March 25th. 2017, at Áras Mhuire Nursing Home Listowel.
DEATH has occurred of Tom Moore (New York), Glin Road, Moyvane. Tom died on the 21st of March, 2017. Survived by his brother Jack, sister Breda, nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass for Tom Moore was celebrated in Moyvane Church on the 29th of March, followed by burial afterwards in the old cemetery, Knockanure. Tom went to New York in 1963 and made many trips home over the years.
ANNIVERSARIES: John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmy Keane, Jackie Broderick, Anthony Curtin, Nora Buckley, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly, Paddy Scanlon, Margaret Ahern, Joe Stack, Joe Walsh, Francis Barry, Mary Agnes Browne, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Tom Carey, Sr. Elena Goulding, Peg Mulvihill, Peggy Barrett, Maude Brennan, Fr. James Galvin, Tady Buckley, Nora Brosnan, Mary Joy.
MASS: Moyvane– April Mon 3rd 7.00pm First Confessions Murhur NS, 7.30pm Special Intention (Misneach Family). Wed 5th 7.30am LENTEN MASS Special Intention (Angelo & Family)
Fri 7th 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm Jer & Catherine Mulvihill & Deceased Family Members,
Sat 8th 7.30pm Aggie, Seán, Anthony & Nell Aherne. Sun 9th 11.00am Palm Sunday -Nora Brosnan (Anni) &Deceased of the Joy & Brosnan Families.
Knockanure–Masses; Tues 4th 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm Mass of Thanksgiving for successful operation; Thurs 6th 7.30pm Special Intention (Maura) Sun 9th 10.00 am Palm Sunday–Parishioners Home & Away
SINGING: West Limerick Singing Club will hold their singing night at the Ramble Inn in Abbeyfeale on Friday April 7th. LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
Easter Grandparents Tea Party on Fri 7th from 3pm to 5pm. Enjoy the fun and the chat. Easter Camp from Mon 10th to 13th and Tues 18th to Fri 21st April from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Please contact the centre on 068/23584.

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB IN LISTOWEL: The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, April 6 from 8 -10pm. Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.
TARBERT GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN: will be held on 14th April –Good Friday from 11am in Tarbert Community Hall. Proceeds will go to the Kerry-Cork Cancer Link Bus and the family of the late Bernie Cudlipp, Kilmorna whose daughter Rhiannon is carer for the family of nine children. Your support is much appreciated.
THE CHASTITUTE By John B Keane, will take place as from this Tuesday, April 4th to Sunday 9th April at 8pm. at St. John’s Theatre 068-22566. ST. PATRICK’S HALL AGM Tuesday, April 11th at St. Patrick’s Hall. 6pm.
FESTIVAL: The Eigse Michael Hartnett Literary and Arts Festival will take place from Thursday to Saturday April 6 to 8 in venues around Newcastle West. Sample of events, Gabriel Fitzmaurice will read poetry at 10.30 am on Friday and later at 3pm music and songs at St Ita’s Hospital
DANCERS: 20 dancers who will take part in this years ‘Strictly Goes to the Movies’ fundraising event on Sunday April 30th 2017. Caroline Maune, Doreen Enright, Aoife McCarthy, Cait McEllistrem, Michelle Kennelly, Frances Leahy, Carmel Collins, Nicola O’Leary, Sarah NicCraith and Kerry Stack.
Back row: Noel Stack, James Kennelly, Matthew O’Gorman, Tommy O’Donoghue, Donal Leahy, Padraig Kearney, Ian McCarthy, Paudie Keane, Oliver ‘Jap’ Carmody and Brian Stack.
LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE; Listowel Community Action on Alcohol invites adults and parents (18+) in the community to the launch of the Local Action Plan at Listowel Community Centre on Wednesday, April 5th at 7pm. The launch will coincide with a performance of the play – Billy’s Choice focusing on choices adults make around alcohol and how this influences young people to drink.
MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday April 10th at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.
LEGION OF MARY meets every Wednesday at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. New members always welcome.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCING The Wednesday Club – a women’s group based in Abbeyfeale – are hosting an Afternoon Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, April 9th from 3pm-6pm.
HOLY WEEK: CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI; Sunday April 9th Mass 10am Palm Sunday –gathering at 9.45am in front of the Church for procession to Mass. Holy Thursday 7pm Liturgy of the Last Supper Time of watching and prayer will commence after the Ceremony until 10.30pm. Jesus Said “Can you not watch one hour with me. Good Friday 14th, 3pm The Passion of the Lord. At the end of the Ceremony we leave in prayerful reflection .The Church will remain open until 10.30pm. Holy Saturday 15th 8pm Easter Vigil Gathering in front of the Church for blessing of the fire and procession to Easter Mass. CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION
Sat 8th Palm Sunday Vigil Mass 7.30pm gathering at the Old Church gates (next to the Post Office ) at 7.15pm. Blessing of palms, readings and procession to Mass.
Sun 9th Palm Sunday 11am gathering at the Old Church. Gates at 10.45am . Blessing of palms, readings and procession Mon 10th 10am Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 10.30am and 8pm
Pastoral Area Confessions St. Mary’s Church Listowel. Many Priests available, a great opportunity to start Holy Week full of grace and the confidence that our sins are forgiven. All welcome.
Tuesday 11th 7.00pm Chrism Mass in Cathedral Killarney. Refreshments after in St. Brendan’s College. Spy Wed 12th 7.30am Lenten Mass (Final Lenten Mass for 2017) 7.30pm Mass
Holy Thurs 13th 8pm Liturgy of the Last Supper We will celebrate the institution of the Eucharist and of Priesthood. After Communion the Blessed Sacrament will be transferred to the Altar of Repose. A time of watching and praying then commences until Midnight. Can you be generous with your time. Jesus Said “Can you not watch one hour with me.
Good Fri 14th, 12 noon Children’s Stations of the Cross in Presbytery grounds. 3pm The Passion of the Lord; 1.The reading of the Passion, 2. Veneration of the Cross.3. Holy Communion. The church will remain open Until 11pm. Holy Sat 15th 9pm Easter Vigil .Once again gathering in front of the Old Church Gates at 8.45pm for of blessing of the fire and the Pascal Candle .Returning to Church for 9pm Easter Mass.
FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS Chatroom on Wednesday 5th April at 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. All are welcome!
ABBEYFEALE’S ROSE OF TRALEE CONTESTANT: Best of luck to trainee dentist, Abbeyfeale’s Nadine Smith who will be participating in the 2017 Limerick Rose competition. The event will be held at 7pm Saturday, April 15 in The Bunratty Castle Hotel.
FLEADH BY THE FEALE: This year Abbeyfeale will celebrate the twenty-third Fleadh by the Feale traditional music festival, which takes place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday, April 27 – Monday, May 1.
FUND: The JP Mc Manus Benevolent Fund is now open to education, healthcare and community and local infrastructure projects. The application forms are available online at The fund aims to support local community initiatives, and non-profit organisations throughout the Midwest of Ireland.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: for Ray of Sunshine Foundation to travel to Mombasa Kenya. If you can spare 12 days in January or February 2018 please contact Tina 0879449569. Or come to a meeting in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee between 5 and 6 p.m. on Monday April 3rd for details.
2017 CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE (AGES 18-40): 22nd April in Ennismore Retreat Centre Montenotte , Cork. Contact Daniel 0838345441/Barry 085 1743570.
ST JOHN OF GOD KERRY SERVICES: Presents An Evening of Musicals at Siamsa Tire Theatre on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th April. Tickets available from Siamsa Tire.
KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 10th to 17th May. Led by Bishop Ray Browne.
POPE: (Thursday 30 March 2017) in Rome, details of a Letter from Pope Francis were released by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Holy See’s new office for Laity, Family and Life, and the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. The Letter invites families from around the world to take part in the pastoral preparations for the ninth World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin from 21 – 26 August 2018. See link for more-
GREAT celebrations in Waterford March 2017, report, with opening of 46km Greenway along the CIÉ owned former railway.
TRAIL: Great Southern Trail/Greenway Update: Kerry County Council have secured funding under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme to progress the design of the scheme and bring it through planning. The Council has now secured the acquisition of the lands from CIE and the legal transfers are complete.
A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND will take place in Cork on the 5th to 7th May 2017. This is a Weekend for marriages. For more information visit Contact 086/8334382 or 087/2162436.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR: Church of The Immaculate Conception, Rathass for 7 Wednesdays commencing on April 19th at 7.30pm.
EPILEPSY WORKSHOP AT TECH: A workshop on Epilepsy will be held in the Further Education and Training Centre on Wednesday April 5 from 7 – 9pm. Contact West Limerick Resources 068 31198.
ABBEY HERITAGE AT ST. ITA’S: The local training initiative based at St. Ita’s Hall offers second chance education to early school leavers and this year their “Fresh Start” programme is offering three Major Awards :QQI Level 4 Retail Skills QQI Level 4: Information and Communication Technology, and QQI Level 4 Pathway to Employment. Contact Claire Monday-Friday on: 068 51790 /087 421 2459 for further information.

DUAGH GRAVEYARD: We hope to begin working at the graveyard on Thursday night April 7 from 6pm onwards.
WEST LIMERICK HERITAGE NETWORK: The next meeting of the network will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 7.30pm in the West Limerick Resources boardroom. It is important that all members attend as there are important decisions to be made as we plan ahead.
AWARE: Depression Support Group meets: Killarney: Mondays, KDYS at 7pm. Tralee: Tuesdays, St John’s Parish Centre at 8pm. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.
YOUTH 2000 CATHOLIC YOUTH RETREAT: in St. Brendan’s College, Killarney, on 7-9th April. A big attendance (aged 16-35yrs) is expected at this donation only event, with newcomers most welcome. The weekend will consist of a programme covering Youth masses, talks, music, games etc. Residential – so please bring a sleeping bag! Contact 086-3066892 or our Facebook page.
DAWN MASS: Will be celebrated in Annagh Cemetery on Easter Sunday Morning at 6am to celebrate the Resurrection. If the weather is particularly bad on the morning, the Mass will be moved to the church in Curraheen. Rain, hail or sunshine though, all are welcome to enjoy refreshments in the church after the Mass.
SAFETALK Learn 4 basic steps to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. What is safe TALK? It is a ONE DAY suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Who should attend safe TALK? This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper. 6th or 7th April – 10am – 1pm Listowel Family Resource Centre contact Toni on 068-23584.
LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Courses on manual handling on April 18 or Health and Safety on April 28 contact Toni Clarke on 068 23584. MOYVANE BADMINTON March 2017
Division 3 Mixed League Moyvane defeated Kingdom 4-3. Team: Jamie Elliott, William Flaherty, John Mulvihill, Jenelle Griffin, Francine Collins, Krystle Crowley and Mag O’ Donnell. Division 2 and 4 Mixed Championships Results: Division 4 Mixed Runners Up Barry O Callaghan and Denise Collins. Division 2 Mixed Runners Up Donnacha Moloney and Saorcha Fitzgerald. Munster Championships Results: Grade E Doubles Championships Winners Saorcha Fitzgerald and Helen Browne. Grade E Mixed Doubles second place Donnacha Moloney and Saorcha Fitzgerald. Grade F Mixed Doubles second place Amanda Carmody.
CYCLE RACE: Kerry Group Rás Mumhan 4 Day International Cycle Race 2017 Stage 2 Start in Listowel & Finish in Athea.. Easter Saturday April 15th , will start in Listowel at 11am and cover a 130km route taking in North Kerry and West Limerick. People are asked to co-operate with the Stewards, Gardai & Race Marshalls, and keep DOGS especially under control. There will be traffic delays also as the race passes through.
IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.
FOODCLOUD: West Limerick Resources is delighted to announce that we are working to support the FoodCloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area. FoodCloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food. To enable the roll out of FoodCloud WLR would like to hear from Community Groups or Charities who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community. To find out more please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources 069 66293 or email [email protected]
TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS – will be hosting a Variety Concert which is to be held on Friday April 21st and Saturday 22nd in The Community Centre commencing at 8pm. both nights. KERRY HOSPICE ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK –
is on Good Friday at 10.30am in The Square, Tarbert. Your continued support is needed and greatly appreciated. Donations go directly to the Kerry Hospice Foundation to provide funding for Hospice Care in Kerry. Sponsorship cards available at Tarbert Bridewell. 068 36500.
PIGEON: Otago Daily Times 30 October 1902 Page 8; A homing pigeon flew 400 miles from Listowel, County Kerry to Ealing in 9hours and 19 minutes.
THOUGHT: Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly. — George MacDonald. TRIBUTE: Bishop Ray Browne pays tribute to Bishop Eamon Casey RIP
It is with sadness that I learn of the death of Bishop Eamon Casey. He was bishop of the diocese of Kerry from 1969 to 1976. His years in our diocese were a time of growth and expansion in terms of social services for youth and the elderly, for the poor and disadvantaged, also services to marriage and family. The Kerry mission to Kenya commenced. A major renovation of the Cathedral was undertaken. Bishop Casey was a driving force in all of this.
DONATIONS: Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg has donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood, and Tumblr CEO David Karp, — a Planned Parenthood board member – has overseen the contribution of $80,000 from his employees to the abortion giant. WORKHOUSE
Star , Issue 11038, 28 March 1914, Page 3
Women’s Triumphs in Workhouse Reform. Edited;
Nevertheless, the efforts of these bygone workers have fructified, as may now be seen by a comparison of the clauses of the new Orders with the repeated demands of a band of noble women of bygone years. Take, for example, some of the new regulations which concern the welfare of the pauper child. One of the first of these rules sets forth that “after March 31, 1915, a child shall not be retained in the institution (i.e., the workhouse) for a period exceeding six weeks,” except in certain specified cases. By this fiat the last remaining children of normal health are, speaking generally, dismissed from the workhouse to special institutions designed for their education and well-being. Thus the women’s battle of a preceding generation round the workhouse child is at length declared officially to be won. Those who are familiar with the social history of the middle of last century will recall what a long series of attempts were then made by women to secure the “boarding out” of pauper children, and how by their enterprise and generosity small experiments were run with success. They will remember, too, how matters were brought to a climax in 1869 when Miss Preusser, of Windermere, called the attention of the Government of the day to the advantages of the boarding out of pauper children without the union by the first deputation of ladies received by a Minister of State. This freeing of the pauper child from the baneful precincts of the workhouse was indeed a reform worked for by women of varied interests, and was by no means a fad of the workhouse specialist. Mary Carpenter, for instance, enlarged on the theme with startling force in a paper read before the Social Science Association in Dublin. She concluded this address, one may recall, with some suggestions as to what to do with our pauper children, and must have alarmed her audience of the year 1861 considerably when in her first recommendation she stated: “It should be made unlawful for any children under sixteen years of age to be taken into the workhouse or into any establishment connected with the workhouse within three miles of it.” The women of that generation occupied with public work had to be sure the art of clear vision and clearer expression, and again and again one comes across some such prophetic utterance with regard to the education of the children of the State. Even in official circles women proclaimed similar views, as the lucid report in 1874 of the first woman inspector of workhouses, Mrs Nassau Senior, amply proves. Another point in the new Orders which calls for approbation is her clear injunction as to medical inspection of the workhouse child.- One part states that every infant under the age of eighteen months shall be examined by the medical officer or assistant medical officer not loss than once in every two weeks,” while another prescribes that “the medical officer shall once at least in every month examine very child and infant above the age of eighteen months in the institution, and keep a record of his examinations, report to the house committee any matters arising thereat which may appear to him to require attention.” Thus such gross cases of neglect as that recorded’ by Miss Florence Davenport Hill of a child of three years who by chance was discovered to be without speech after a four months’ residence in the workhouse will henceforward be rendered impossible. Women, it may be noted, were again in this field pioneers of the needed reform.

Another noticeable improvement in the lot of the child still left resident in the workhouse will be effected by the alteration in its meals. A special dietary for children has been scheduled in the new Orders, with an added note that “children shall be fed according to their appetites, and more or less than a separate ration may be suited to each child.” Thus, at length, the meals of the workhouse child are to be brought into line with the woman’s point of view of what is practicable and advisable. How many women reformers it has taken to enforce this needed change one cannot even estimate. The cry has, certainly been repeated time and again in our own days since Miss Davenport Hill exclaimed in print against the dreary monotony of rice and suet and suet and rice as the diet for the children of the State, and expostulated in the same volume against a system that served them with exactly the, same food in exactly the same quantities on exactly the same days,” up till the presentation of written evidence on this point from the Women’s Local Government Society to the Royal Poor Law Commissioners in 1908. The second noticeable point of advance in the new regulations is the more civilised system enjoined, for the treatment of the destitute sick. A separate Order has been issued on this subject, wherein is crystallised many previous endeavours to obtain skilled nursing and attendance for patients in workhouse “sick wards.” A thoroughly trained superintendent nurse, or head nurse, and a, properly trained midwife are now required as an essential of the workhouse sick ward staff. Here, is the official sanction of the demands of women of a previous generation. Louisa Twining lamented over the workhouse bed linen, which could not be recognised as white,” and was stricken with despair at the supremacy in the sick wards of the dirtiest old Irish nurses in black caps. She, fought valiantly for sick ward reform when she was at length invested with the authority of a Poor Law Guardian, and actually succeeded in obtaining many valuable changes in the dietary and care of the destitute patients in her own district. Florence Nightingale, moreover, contributed a large share to the uplift of the workhouse infirmary, Sir Edward Cook reminds his readers in his recent biography, “the lady of the lamp” was equally “the founder of modern nursing,”

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