Knockanure Notes — 2nd July, 2017

RAMBLING House on Thursday 6th July 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, takes place on Monday 10th July 2017. Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

GAMES: Moyvane / Knockanure U 13 girls, won the Community Games indoor Munster Final on Sat. 1st July 2017. The girls beat Clare in the semi-final and Limerick in the final.Congratulations also to Aoidean Larkin and Jack O’Connor on winning silver medals in the U8 60m Girls and Boys races in the Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals held at An Riocht track on Saturday and Sunday June 24th and 25th.

LOCAL filmmaker Gerard Barrett’s latest feature film Limbo will have its World Premiere at the 29th Galway Film Fleadh. Limbo will premiere Saturday July 15th, 2017 at Galway Film Fleadh at 6pm in the Town Hall Theatre. The film tells the intimate story of a mother and daughter in Ireland as they battle homelessness in emergency accommodation over 24 hours.

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT Listowel: Friday 2nd June. The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m.


SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE: Would like to thank most sincerely all those who generously contributed to the Down Syndrome Ireland Ice-Cream Fun Day. Thanks to Holly’s Gala for their support in running the fun day. Total raised €551.10, Míle Buíochas

LOTTO Knockanure GAA Lotto Results: No winner of our €3800 jackpot from draw held on Friday 30th June. Numbers drawn were 6, 10, 12, 16. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevin’s; 2. Callum Buckley, Temple Athea; 3. Eileen Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna; 4. Julieanne Moloney, Bridge Rd, Listowel; 5. Mossie Moloney, Lenamore, c/o Amber. Next draw to be held on Friday 7th July with jackpot up to €3900.

SINGING: West Limerick singing club will hold their next monthly singing night on Friday July 7 in the Ramble Inn in Abbeyfeale from 9.30pm.

MASS Asdee Thursday 6th July at 7.00pm St. Eoins Blessed Well.

GRAVEYARD Masses 2017, Tuesday, July 4th at 8.00 p.m. St. Michael’s Cemetery; Wednesday, July 5th at 8.00 p.m. St. John Paul’s Cemetery; Thursday, July 6th at 8.00 p.m. Finuge Cemetery. Aghavallin – Friday 7th July 7.00pm.

WALK to Remember: On Sunday July 9th at 1pm sharp, there is a walk being organised on Ballybunion beach to remember all lost love ones.

MOTHER TERESA: The Relics of St. Teresa (Mother Teresa) of Calcutta; Veneration in the Cathedral on Saturday July 8th after the 6.15pm Vigil Mass to 10pm (ending with Night Prayer) & Sunday July 9th after the 12noon Mass to 8pm.

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following vote of sympathy was passed – To The Kennelly Family Gortdromagowna on the death of Lorraine Kennelly who died in Alberta, Canada.

MASS in memory of the late Dr. John Barrett, Fairy St. was celebrated on Friday, June 30th in Athea Church.

DEATH took place on June 22nd. 2017 of Tom Dillon of Shronebeirne, Kilmorna, Duagh, predeceased by siblings Kathleen, Eileen, Michael and Davy; Survived by his nephews Mike, Liam and John, nieces, and neighbours. Requiem Mass on Wednesday 28th June at St. Brigid’s Church Duagh. Funeral of Tom Dillon afterwards to Springmount Cemetery Duagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kathy O’Donovan, Joyce Mannix, Patrick Dowd, Dan Donoghue, John Joe O’Donnell, Sr. Ida Woulfe, Liam Buckley, Eileen Stack, Julia O’Connor, Mick Finucane, Johnny Horgan, Joseph O’Keeffe, Bettie Moloney, Catherine Kilkelly, Jeremiah Carmody, Kit Windle, Joe Woods McConville, Beda Walsh, Tom Sullivan, Jim Reilly, Sr. Rosario Weir, Mass Church of the Assumption Moyvane –Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th July; Monday 3rd 7.30pm Special Intention, Tuesday 4th at 10.00am for Catherine O’Connor & her daughters Julia & Josephine, Direen, Athea. Sat 8th at 7.30pm for Bridie Reilly (nee Fitzmaurice), Birmingham & Leitrim Middle (Anni) . Sun 9th at 11.00am for Parishioners

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure Mass– Sunday 9th July at 10.00am for Timothy & Mary Murphy, Lisaniskea (Anni)

WEDNESDAY FILM NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH: John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara star in The Quiet Man on Wednesday, July 5 at 8pm. Reserve your seat on 087 1383940.

SEISIUN: Templeglantine Comhaltas will be holding their Seisiún Summer shows again this year as part of the national scheme. Held on Thursday and continue weekly until mid-August in the Devon Inn Hotel at 8.45pm.

BEST WISHES to all the National School children who are moving on to secondary school this Autumn. Students who graduated from Murhur N.S. Áine Sheehy, Ava Fitzgerald, Caoimhe Kearney, Rían Quinn and Seán Pierce and from Scoil Chorp Chríost , Cathal Sweeney, Jamie O’Connor, Kiera Large, Klaudia Wajdzik, Lauren Duffy, Megan Large, Alice McMahon, Tara Enright, Patrick Brosnan, Tadhg O’Connor, Niall Horgan and Paddy McElligott.

PARK Run in Listowel every Saturday at 9.30am.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: clean up Wed July 5th at 7.30pm.

SWIMMING Classes Ballyheigue, July 10th to 14th, details from 087 7730320

ST JOHN’S: Exhibition of paintings by Betty Rohan for the Month of July 2017; Wed 5th, Laura Mulcahy and her Band; Friday 7th, Blood on the Moon, play based on life of Patrick James Whealan of Galway and Theatrix Stage School Presents their show from 10th to 14th, details from 068 22566.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4pm. Contact: Anna O’Donoghue, contact 0879447105.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Bus Tour of West Clare and the Burren will take place on Sun. 16th July with the bus leaving the Tarbert National School Car Park at 9am for Ferry. Lunch stop at Kilfenora and evening meal at Kilrush to link up with last ferry return. Names and payment to be with Bridewell Visitor Centre by Fri. 7th July 2017. The Tour will be guided by Dr. Declan Downey and Mary O’ Connor.

MUSEUM: The Pallatine Museum Rathkeale opening times; In July and August it will open every afternoon including Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.

DAY TRIP; will take place on Wednesday, July 12th. Venue: Japanese Gardens and National Stud, Kildare. For more information contact Marie 087-7674832, Joan 087-9865005.

OUTING to Milltown Malbay for the Willie Clancy Festival on Saturday July 8. The group will take in music and dancing sessions during the day. Contact Ita McQuinn on 087-2593415.

CUSACK: Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh unveiled a statue of Michael Cusack on 28 June 2017 at Cusack Park Ennis before the Clare v Limerick Minor Hurling semi-final. Naoise Jordan Clare hurler was the inspiration behind this project.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY: Would you like your children to continue reading over the summer?. If so, Listowel Library is running a fun ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ for all primary school children.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE SUMMER CAMP: for July & August will include a wide range of activities including; cooking, games, outings, arts/crafts, computing . Info Patricia on 068/23584.

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS Two International judges will arrive in Listowel on Wed & stay for two nights to judge Listowel.


Parish Pilgrimage to Poland taking place next year on this first week of July. (1st – 7th July 2018). It will be great to have a group of our own parishioners and friends going on holiday and being on pilgrimage together. For more details contact the Parish Office and reserve a place by filling a registration form. We have only 21 places left and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


FILM Festival Galway July 2017, see Gerard Barrett’s film.

STEVE JOBS: The last words of Steve Jobs –

I have come to the pinnacle of success in business.

In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success.

However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.

At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.

In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.

Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.

It should be something more important:

For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.

No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.

God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.

I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.

This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.

Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.

What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed.

You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.

Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life.

Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.

Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends…

Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.

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