Knockanure Notes — 2nd March, 2014

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place  at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 10th March 2014. Come and enjoy a hot meal followed by music and dance.   All Welcome. If attending please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

COMPUTERS: Kerry Flyer, will be holding First Steps Online Course at Knockanure Community Centre. This course will be for 2 hours every week for 4 weeks. Course is free for anyone over 18. Contact Knockanure Community Centre to enquire or book at 068 49799.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane Scor Team, who were awarded the overall Club at the recent competition held in Asdee, Liam Corridan won the Solo Singing and James Fogarty won the recitation competition.

PLAY: Abbeyfeale Drama Group will perform ‘Separate Beds’ at Fr Casey’s GAA Clubhouse, continue on March ,4 and 8th. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

FUN RUN: Mother’s Day? 5km/10km Fun Run (or walk) will take place in Moyvane 30th March.

SINGING: West Limerick Singing Club, March singing session Thursday night 6th at the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale from 9.30pm.

COOKERY, featuring Neven Maguire will take place in the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Wednesday 5th March at 7.30pm. All proceeds to Brú Columbanus,

ST JOHN’S:  John B Keane’s play, The Man From Clare was due to due till March 4th; Thursday 6th, Cajun Band from Louisiana; Friday 7th, International Women’s Day celebration from 10am to 2pm; Monday 10th, Bob Fiffe, details from 068 22566.

FIRST AID Course at the Family Resource Centre Listowel runs from 24th to 26th March, details from 068 23584.

CHELTENHAM Preview night at Christy’s Listowel on March 5th at 8pm.

AA: Open Public Meeting in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Wednesday 5th March at 8.30pm.  All welcome.

DEATH occurred on 21st February 2014 Kathleen Flavin , nee Keane of Cuss, Moyvane,  predeceased by her husband  Paddy, survived by sons Dan, Jack, and Patrick, daughter Brid, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brother-in-law, nephews and niece, Requiem  Mass was celebrated By Fr Lucid  for Kathleen Flavin in the  Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Monday, the 24th of February,  followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH took place on 25th February 2014 of John Morgan , retired garda of Church Road, Ballybunion, born at Ballyguiltenane, Glin.  John Morgan  is survived by his wife Kathleen, daughters Christina Morgan (Fennessy), Martina Morgan (Carr) , son Simon Morgan (San Francisco), brother Jimmy Morgan and his wife Elizabeth and  niece Helena. Requiem Mass was celebrated for John on 1st of March in St. Teresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue,  burial afterwards in Killahenny Cemetery, Ballybunion.

DEATH occurred on 25th February 2014  of Michael (Kevin) O’Connor, Sandford House, Cliffwalk, Ballybunion. Formerly of Monaree, Dingle and Birmingham. Survived by his wife Maureen Culhane, daughters Maura, Rita, Jacqueline, Caroline, and Patricia, son Tommy, Requiem Mass for Michael O Connor was celebrated  in St. Teresa’s Church, Balllydonoghue By Fr Spring assisted by Fr Lucid and Fr Hagerty. Following Mass, burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure on 27th February 2013.

DEATH: John Behan  Bunagara, Listowel, died suddenly at his home on 28th February 2014. Survived by sisters Marie O’ Keefe (Kilmorna), Helen McCarthy (Ballyhorgan), brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem mass on Sunday the 2nd of March at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel,  followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Flynn, Dan McAuliffe, Tom Lyons, Sidney Snow, Willie Brosnan, Mave Marvin, Nora Carmody, Nora Roche, John Stack, Garry McMahon, Mary O Hanlon, Bridie Flaherty, Jack Leahy, Maurice O Connor, Mossie O Connor, Mary Casey, Anna O Reilly, Bobby Buckley, Mick Flavin, Catherine O Connor, Johnny Dunford, Paddy Lysaght, Dan Enright, Billy Casey, Sonny Laurence Harnett, Michael Kissane, Sr. Pius O Farrell, Bridie Flavin, Tom Brendan O Connell, Sr. Majella Flaherty, Mickey Shanahan, Murt Daly, Mass on  Tues. 4th at  7.30pm for William J. O’Connor Dore. Mass on Wed. 5th Ash Wednesday Mass at Knockanure at 10am with the distributed of ashes, Mass in Moyvane at 7.30pm for Joseph Foley & the deceased members of the Foley Family, Mass on
Thurs. 6th Knockanure at 7.30pm for John Holly. Mass on Fri. 7th at 7.30pm for Con & Bridie Flaherty. Mass on Sat. 8th at 7.30pm for Michael Flynn Sun. 9th 11 am Mass in Moyvane for  Carol Ann Flavin.

ASH WEDNESDAY. 5th March,  Mass at Knockanure at 10am with the distributed of ashes, Moyvane at 7.30pm, Mass for,  Joseph Foley & the deceased members of the Foley Family

CHURCH NEWS: Meeting of the Finance Committee on Tues. 4th March at 8pm in the Presbytery.
First Friday on the Month.  Usual Community Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.  Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fast and Abstinence. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request. Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm Readers: Vigil Elaine Hudson, 11.00am Philip Kiely. 10.00am Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

TRIBUTE EVENING will be held at Listowel Community College for past football teams on 21st March 2014 at 7.30pm.

ADULT EDUCATION OPEN DAY, at Listowel Community College, March 12th , 2pm-7pm,  068 21023. All welcome.

FAIR TRADE Fortnight continues till March 9th.  

HELP  Line:  Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, Locall 1850 440444.  Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am to 10.00pm.

DRAMA OF MARKS GOSPEL at Ardfert Retreat Centre  in association with Miracle Hill Theatre every Friday of Lent at 8pm. Booking 066 7134276 or email [email protected]

SPECIAL Olympics 2014 will be held on June 12th to June 15th in  Limerick. 1,500 athletes from all over the island of Ireland will travel to the  City , accompanied by 500 coaches and official delegates as well as 3,000 family members. The games are relying on the support  of 3,000 volunteers.  Anyone interested in being a volunteer contact or lo-call 1850 555 222 or email [email protected].

PLAY: The Country Dressmaker will be presented in Duagh on 29th March at 8.30pm, special interest as it was written by George Fitzmaurice.

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE:  Friday night March 7th at the Thatch Cottage at 9pm.  Musicians, singers and storytellers most welcome. Light refreshments served.

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: at the Community Centre Ballybunion on Thu. March 6th, 6 – 9pm.  3000 units of blood are required every week.  1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week.  1 in 4 of our population require blood at some point in their life.  Only 3% of our population give blood.

ZYBER TRALEE present “drama at Inish” a comedy on next Sat & Sun 8th & 9th   in Abbeydorney

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALKS 2014:  To mark the season of Lent – Listowel Pastoral Area which includes – the parishes of Listowel, Moyvane/Knockanure, Lixnaw/Irremore & Duagh/Lyreacrompane – are hosting two Lenten talks on various aspects of Christian life -. at St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel. The first is on Monday night March 10th by Canon Bob Fyffe.  This year his topic is : “How baptism invites us to live Community in a Christian  Way”.

The second talk is given by Philip Cremin on  Wednesday 19th March – Philip lectures in Theology in Waterford IT will continue that theme. Cannon Bob Fyffe is from Scotland and an Episcopalian Priest & Philip Cremin is a Layman & a Kerry Catholic. Everyone is welcome to these talks, admission is free

WALK: Knights Walk in Glin is now reopened apart from the Furry Hill. Due to the recent storm, trees are still obstructing the path in the Furry Hill. We hope to have the entire walk reopened in the coming weeks.

CLIMB: “Three Peak Challenge”: The Fitzgerald Family, Clonoughter are organising a “Three Peak Challenge” for April 2014 – climbing three peaks in Ireland in 24 hours – Carrantuohill in Kerry, Croagh Patrick in Mayo and Lugnaquilla in Wicklow.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE has re-opened its doors after the recent flood and storm damage the centre plan to run a variety of interesting courses for adults  in the coming weeks. contact the centre on  068-23584.

Contact / Noreen Queally (087) 1946936.  Launch of Daffodil Day takes place in Listowel Arms Hotel on 12th March at 8 pm, Distribution of daffodils for the various areas.

THOUGHT: “ The road to true intimacy with God is an inward journey, proceeding into His Presence through the entrance gate of quietness of the soul. It is a narrow track that lies well off the beaten path, virtually unseen and ignored by the vast majority of humanity careening headlong through life”. Jim Goll.

WORLD  Day of Prayer March 7th, in the Republic of Ireland is part of the global movement of ‘Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action’. World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement led by Christian women of many traditions, who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Our motto of ” Informed Prayer & Prayerful Action ” signifies that prayer and action are inseparable.

DENNY: Tom Denny in Tralee, by Gerald O’Carroll

In St John’s church of Ireland, on Friday Feb. 21, 2014, there was a memorial service for the late Sir Anthony Denny who died some months ago. His son Tom Denny and Tom’s uncle Richard Denny attended, with Richard’s wife. It was a moving occasion. The Denny Bible was brought out for all to see. The Mayor of Tralee was present, and members of the Town Council. On Saturday in the Pastoral Centre of St John’s Catholic Church, Tom outlined plans for his design of a stained glass window. The probably theme will be the Return of the Prodigal Son.

HOLOCAUST: Alice Herz-Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor and concert pianist whose life was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died Feb. 2014.

TRAPP: Maria von Trapp  whose family’s story was told in The Sound of Music, died on 18th Feb. 2014 The last  of the  family of seven brothers and sisters, passed away aged 99  at home in Vermont.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights from Sept 24th. Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan. For information contact Maura Harcksen on 7127143.

OLD AGE: Edmund Dore (Dower) Meenoline, near Newcastle, Limerick Chronicle 12/03/1864, aged 107, brother of late Maurice Dore aged 103; interred in Monegay old churchyard.

Death, John Shay, 113 years old, the oldest man in Louisiana, was buried in New Orleans, Oct. 24. Mr. Shay was born in County Kerry, Ireland, in 1802,

Death, November 10, 1883. St. Paul; Mortimer Danaher, aged 121 years died at the home of his son in Derrynan Lesueur Co. Danaher was the last surviving brother of a remarkable family. His mother died in her 101 year, his oldest brother at the age of 108, his second at the age of 117 years 7 months and 20 days. The father was the shortest lived of the family, having died at the age of 80.

BROTHER: Baptist Thomas Moloney (1844-1910) Thomas Moloney was born in the parish of Monagea, near Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, in January 1844. Around 1850 his family moved to Kilmorna, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He received his first education in the local National School. On 8th September 1862, at the age of 18, he joined the Presentation Brothers at the South Monastery, Douglas Street, Cork. Brother Paul Townsend was his local superior. On receipt of the habit at his religious reception, he took the name, Brother Baptist. He possessed great gifts for relating to young people and, after mastering the basics of class management, he began teaching in the Lancastrian School, Washington Street, Cork, under Brother Townsend. He made his religious profession in January, 1866. Soon after this, he was transferred to St. Patrick’s Orphanage, Greenmount, Cork, where he quickly achieved near-hero status with the boys there. One of his past students described how he first won the student’s admiration:

“He called us together one afternoon, by the breaking of a rod in his hand, (he indicated) that the punishment system had ended in Greenmount and that from now on the boys would be ruled by the merit system, and that honour would be exacted from each one of us.” (Conroy, in Feheney 1966, 43) Though Brother Baptist was eminently successful as Superintendent of the Orphanage in Greenmount, he received a new appointment in September 1878, when he was appointed Superior and Principal of a new Presentation foundation in Birr, Co. Offaly. With him he brought three other Kerry men from the South Monastery: Stanislaus Kennelly from Moyvane, De Sales O’Connor and Leo O’Sullivan from Duagh. Baptist was a delegate at the first General Chapter of the Presentation Brothers in the South Monastery, Cork, and, on 1 July 1889, he was elected a member of the Congregational Leadership Team, known as the General Council. This necessitated his transfer to Cork, where he laboured for another twenty years. He died after a short illness on 23 July, 1910, aged 66 years. He was buried in the cemetery attached to Mount St. Joseph, Blarney Street, Cork.

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