Knockanure Notes — 2nd August, 2015

WELCOME to all who visit us for the Bank Holiday Weekend.

GRAVEYARD: Ahavoher Mass at 8pm on 3rd August; Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm on 4th August; Murhur Graveyard at 8pm on 5th August. Lislaughtin Graveyard Mass will be held on Friday 7th August at 7.30pm.

FR KEVIN McNamara a native of Cooraclare Village in West Clare.  In fact those of you who use the Ferry Crossing over to Clare and you are going to the “Willie Clancy”or going up the Cliffs of Moher will pass my home in Cooraclare.  I was ordained to priesthood in 1981 as a Missionary of the Sacred Heart and ministered for 25 years with that congregation; in Parish Work, Vocation Work, Parish Missions & Retreats both in Ireland, England and the United States.  I joined the Kerry Diocese in 2001 and served as Curate in Kenmare, Killarney and for the last 3 years in the Parish of Rathmore which encompassed the Churches of Rathmore, Shrone, Gneeveguilla, and Knocknagree.

I thank all of you for your warm welcome and for so many kindnesses shown to me since my arrival on July 23rd.  May the Lord be kind in blessing & guiding all of us at this time of new beginners.  Fr. Kevin.

JOB: Parish Secretary Required: part time hours, apply with CV to Fr. Kevin, The Presbytery, Moyvane before Friday 7th August.

DEATH has occurred of Fr Denis Dwyer,Banemore, Listowel and late of St.Philips Parish, Padiham Burnley, England on 25th July 2015.

Predeceased by his brother John. Survived by his sister Delia (Courtney), brother Michael (Moneygall, Roscrea), nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, the St. Philip’s Community, Padiham, Burnley, England, relatives and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES: Martin Sheehy, Paddy Rochford, John P Walsh, John Purtill, James O Brien, John McGrath, Maureen Beasley, Sr. Benedict Cotter,Neilus O Connell, Pat Sheehy, Fr Kieran O Shea, John Carmody, Nan Sullivan, Sean Hanrahan, Tessie O Connor, Sr. Barbara Murphy, Jack Dalton, Patrick Wren, Sr. Rosaria Enright, Mary Flaherty, Eileen McNamara, Molly Mahony, Sr. Brendan Sheehy, Jerry Mulvihill, Eileen Ahern. Mass on Fri. 7th (First Fri.) 7.30pm  for  Peg Brouder, Months Mind Mass on Sat. 8th Vigil 7.30pm for Mary O’Flaherty (1st anni.) Tubbertoueen. Mass on Sun. 2nd at 10.00am for Jerry Clancy & Deceased of the Clancy.

FIRST Friday; Mass in Knockanure Thurs 6th at 7.30pm and Moyvane on Friday at 7.30pm. First Friday of the month.  Fr. Kevin will do his Communion Calls in Knockanure on Thursday 6th August from 11am onwards and in Moyvane on Friday 7th August from 11am onwards.

READERS, Vigil, Michelle Corridan, 11am  Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure 10.00am, Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

CYCLE: The 5th annual Glin Knights Charity Cycle in association with the Nano Nagle School and Glin GAA will be taking place on August 15th this year. We will have two routes again in 2015.
The 70 k route is as follows: starting in Glin, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Ardagh, Shanagolden, Foynes, Loughill and finishing in Glin.
The 120 k cycle route is as follows: starting in Glin, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Abbeyfeale, Killaughteen, Old Mill, Ardagh, Rathkeale, Askeaton, Foynes, Loughill and finishing in Glin.

HERITAGE WEEK, a great number of events are taking place all over the Country, local events are in the Heritage Guide at various outlets locally.

“Mary went in haste”, this is the title of a Catholic Young Adults Conference being held in All Hallows College, Dublin on the 29th & 30th August. It is open to young adults aged between 18 and 40. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor 2 young people to attend. More information from Patricia O Donoghue 087 9048659.

PUCK FAIR is on from 10th of August.

Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society will be visiting on Sunday 16th August. Meet at Roche’s, The Four Elms Bar, Lyre, at 2.30 pm. All welcome!

PRAYER Meeting in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Sunday 9th August at 3pm.  All are welcome.

COLLECTION: Kerry Parents & Friends: Their Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up on Sat. 8th & Sun. 9th August.  The proceeds of this collection will help to provide services for people with an intellectual disability.

ST  JOHN’S: Exhibition of ceramics and drawings by Marjorie Cunningham, now on; The Tailor and Ansty, is on from 6th to 8th Aug. Tiny Plays from Ireland produced on 10th and 11th Aug, more from 068 22566.

KNOCK: The annual national novena to our lady of Knock 14th to 22nd Aug. 2015.

LISTOWEL TOWN NOMINATED FOR PRIDE OF PLACE 2015. Adjudication on 1st September 2015. Calling all voluntary groups to help plan for this showcase event. Next meeting is at 6.30pm on Wednesday 5th August 2015 at the Seanchai Centre,

CAR BOOT SALE and Indoor Market in aid of WL102fm community radio station takes place on Sunday, August 9 at the Community Centre, NCW.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2nd – 7th Sept. led by Bishop Ray Browne  ex Kerry Airport.  Contact: Janice 064 7758219.

MEAL FOR VISITING CLERGY ON HOLIDAYS: Bishop Ray would like to invite priests who are home for vacation to gather for a meal on Tuesday, August 4th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.  So if there are any priests from our parish interested – Please contact the Diocesan Office at 064-6631168

WL102FM COMMUNITY RADIO:   tickets for a summer holiday raffle in conjunction with ACE Travel South Quay NCW are on sale from the station. To purchase a ticket ring 06966200.

PATTERN DAY CROSS ROADS DANCING: at Ahafona, Ballybunion Mike Horgan’s Garage on Saturday 15th August from 7 to 9 p.m.

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

SILENCE: July 2015; Twenty thousand people of Haitian descent stripped of their citizenship in the Dominican Republic and no outcry from our Press.

INDIA Rubber prices have fallen from Rs250/kg about two years ago to less than half today.

FLEADH: Sligo Champion will publish a Fleadh Cheoil Souvenir Supplement on August 4th. Fleadh from 9th-16th August 2015.
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

SUNCREAM: High-factor sun cream cannot…protect against the deadliest form of skin cancer,” The Guardian reports.

THOUGHT: When I go down to the grave I can say, like many others, ‘I have finished my day’s work!’ But I cannot say, ‘I have finished my life.’ My day’s work will begin again the next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley; it is a thoroughfare! It closes on the twilight, it opens on the dawn!

Victor Hugo.

PARISH Moyvane; Last Year: In 2014 our Parish, welcomed 21 children in the Sacrament of Baptism, 14 children received their First Holy Communion, 26 were Confirmed.  There were 8 marriages and our Parish handed back 29 parishioners to the Lord.

Tralee Mercury 1829-1839, Wednesday, May 09, 1838; Page: 3
STEPHEN CREAGH SANDES ESQ. We recollect not when we had received a letter for publication, which has given us such pleasure as we felt, upon reading that which regards this excellent gentleman,  earnestly would we call public attention to that important document and more especially would we engage ‘for it the attentive perusal of the landlords of Kerry. Let our landlords only imitate the tender-heartedness of Mr. SANDES to the poor whom he has generously raised to comparative happiness and our state of society will not be inferior to any in Europe.

Sir—As your patriotic and independent Journal is the only medium through which every liberal act is promulgated, may I beg the insertion of the following lines in your columns.

In the village of Newtownsandes, there are upwards of a hundred poor families who, for a series’ of years past, had not a rood of ground to support themselves, but depending on the adjacent farmers, who generally charged them from £5 to £6 per acre, for the most barren and impoverished part of their farms and that only for one or two crops.

To rescue these poor creatures from their debased and impoverished state, a scion of Sallyglin House, Stephen Creagh Sandes, Esq., has given them a farm of thirty acres, immediately adjoining the village, in lots of from half  to two acres each, at the moderate- rent of £1  10s per acre. The farm was hitherto held by one of the most respectable and independent tenants in this part of the country, who offered the same rent and a deposit of £300, which offer, to his immortal honour he refused to accept. We cannot too highly appreciate the benevolent disposition of this young  gentleman but when we reflect on the noble character of  his family in  general, but especially that of the  amiable and venerable Bishop of Killaloe  we cannot express  surprise at any good act emanating from his nephew. If every landed proprietor in Ireland acted similarly thre would be little necessity For poor laws or for our present Constabulary force. Peace, happiness and contentment would be substituted for the anarchy confusion and misery that now prevails.

To behold the joy beamed in aspect of these poor creatures, expressing their gratitude  and imploring the Deity to shower down his blessings on this amiable and benevolent gentleman, would soften the marble hearted gentry Who are indifferent, to the suffering’s and privations of the poor.

Stephen Creagh Sandes (1778-1842), F.T.C.D., was elected a life member of the Dublin Society in 1815. His proposers were John Crosbie Graves and Thomas Ellis. He was a member of the R.D.S. natural philosophy committee 1824-31. Sandes was born in Sallow Glen, County Kerry, and married Mary Dickson in 1819. He stood out as a principled liberal in the conservative milieu of Trinity College, of which he became a senior fellow and bursar. Early in 1835 he seconded the candidacy of Reverend Daniel Murray, catholic archbishop of Dublin, for membership of the R.D.S. In the recriminations following the failure of Murray’s candidacy Sandes was dignified and restrained. Well regarded by Daniel O’Connell, he advanced arguments to him by letter of 5 April 1836 opposing the regulation of T.C.D.’s income by parliament. He was consecrated bishop of Killaloe on 12 June 1836 and moved to Clarisford House. Three years later he was appointed bishop of Cashel, where he served until his death in 1842.
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