Knockanure Notes — 2nd October, 2016

RAMBLING House on Thursday 6th October 2016 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 3090 948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 10th October 2016.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on the First Friday of every month from October onwards starting Friday,  beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Mass at 7.00 p.m. followed by the St. Pio prayers and Benediction.

HARVEST MASS: will be celebrated in both Churches on Sun 9th.

NEW SINGERS WELCOME:  Choir practice on Friday evenings at 5.30pm in Moyvane Church.  New singers welcome.  Contact Mary on 086/0791791.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA lotto results for Friday 30th September. No winner of €15,600 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 15, 17 and 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. A. Harley, c/o John Barry, School Road; 2. Lisa Keane, Leen’s Hotel; 3. Sunny Long, Leen’s Hotel; 4. Daniel Leahy, UCD Dublin and 5. Brendan Horan, New Jersey, USA. Next draw to be held on Friday 7th of October with a jackpot of €15,700.

SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed: The Sweeney Family, Lissaniskea on the death of Michael Murphy, Caherciveen. The Large Family Trien, Kilmorna on the death of Jeremiah Cronin Rathmore.

The Goulding Family, The Village Knockanure, on the death of Donie Cahill Brosna. The Clancy Family Trien, Kilmorna on the death of Mark Cussen, Charleville. The Stack Family, Clieveragh, Listowel on the death of Patrick Stack, Gurtcreen, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Stack, Fr. Sean Danaher, Pat Furlong, Mary E Carpenter, Mai Mullane, Ellen Dowling, Tom Connolly, Jim McCarthy, Pat Stanley, James Moore, Sr. Ann Doyle, Sr. Dympna Nunan, Joan Mulvihill, Mary Ellen Flaherty, Paudie Shanahan, Joe O’Connor, Michael Moloney, Pat Nolan, John O Mahony, Monsignor Michael Leahy.  Mass in Moyvane; Mon 3rd at 7.30pm for Willie Stack, & Deceased  of the Stack Family. Thurs 6th at 7.30pm for Joe O’Connor.  Fri 7th at  7.30pm  for        John O’Connor, & Deceased Members of the O’Connor Family. Sat 8th at  7.30pm  for Mary Ellen Flaherty. Sun 9th at 11.00am  for  Henry Stackpoole.

Knockanure Church mass on Sun  9th at  10.00am for Kitty Murphy, Kilmeaney,(Months Mind)

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Thursday Knockanure calls and Friday in Moyvane.

GERARD: Claire McCormack had     the Big Interview with Gerard Barrett in last week’s Farming Independent. Gerard has recently premiered his new film, “Brain on Fire” at Toronto Film Festival.

NEW RAMBLING HOUSE OPENS IN ABBEYFEALE:  Benny Thade McCarthy, presenter with WL102fm had a Rambling House in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Monday, October 3.

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING:  Mon 3rd Oct at 9pm in Marian Hall.  All members were asked to attend.

YOUTH CLUB:  KDYS is urgently seeking Volunteers to assist in the running of Moyvane Youth Club.  Please contact 087/0576213.

MOYVANE SENIOR BADMINTON:  AGM Mon 3rd Oct at 8.30pm in Community Centre.  New members welcome

MOYVANE JUVENILLE BADMINTON:  Calling all parents whose children would like to play badminton to a meeting in the Community Centre at 7.30pm on Tues 4th Oct.  All parents are asked to attend.

RAMBLING HOUSE: at Knockalougha on 3rd Tuesday of each month, next meeting 18th Oct.

SINGING: West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale. The next session will take place on Friday, October 7 at 9.30pm. The West Limerick Singing Club 8th Garry McMahon Traditional Singing Festival in Abbeyfeale, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October. The club are honouring storyteller Daisy Kearney this year.

OPW are looking for tour guides to work at Desmond Hall and Listowel Castle for the 2017 tourist season.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS of our Pastoral Area night at St. Patrick’s Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 8pm.

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL meet on 3rd October at 8pm. in the Presbytery in Duagh.

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  Our ‘Do This In Memory’ programme for our  First Holy Communicants and their families will be starting shortly.  A meeting of parents/guardians will take place this Monday evening Oct 3rd after the evening Mass in Moyvane Church.

COURSE ON PRAYER FROM NEW CATECHISM WITH FR. SEAN O. SHEEHY. The next session will take place on Monday week, October 10th from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Tralee/West Kerry MS Society are holding an Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday, October 9 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse. Dancing 3 -6pm.Music by Pa Quade. Teas served. Raffle on the day for selection of gifts.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL are holding their Open Night on Wednesday, 5th October 2016 in the School from 5.00p.m. to 8.00p.m.

VARIETY CONCERT  One day at a time in St. John’s Theatre, The Square, Listowel on Friday, 7th October at 8pm. Featuring Bernie O Connor & Friends. Proceeds in aid of Oncology Unit at Kerry University Hospital. Tickets at St. John’s Theatre, Listowel Arm’s Hotel or Bernie O Connor.

KERRY PARENTS &FRIENDS ASSOCIATION are holding a Fashion Show in the Listowel Arms hotel on Tuesday 6th October at 8 pm.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: at The Brandon Hotel, Monday October 3rd from 5pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday October 4th to Thursday 6th from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm. More information on 021 4807400 or 1850 731 137.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Faith and Spirituality for Parents: Mon 7pm to 8pm. Evenings of Reflection, Meditation, Mindfulness to promote Positive Mental Health and Stress Management.

Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 7pm – 8.30pm. Celebrating faith in the Sacraments.

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Roger Casement: the man 1864 – 1916. Speaker: Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair on Thurs 13th Oct from 8pm to 10pm. More info 066713 4276.

RED HURLEY IS COMING TO ABBEYFEALE: A concert featuring the gospel songs of Red Hurley will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Friday, October 15 at 8pm with tickets available from Sean Broderick, Moss the Farmer, David Wards, Pat Buckley’s, Heavenly Gifts and O’Donoghue’s Convent St.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Will hold Writing Workshops every Tuesday Morning for the month of  October and November from 11 am – 12 noon. The Workshops are facilitated by Kerry County Councils Writer in Residence Máire Holmes, starting on October 4th. Please contact the Library to secure your place on 068-23044.

CHARILE BIRD SPEAKS ON THE MISSIONS: on Monday, October 17th at 8pm in the Rose Hotel, on his experience of visiting Missionary projects in the Philippines and Korea. Caroline Reid of the Irish Refugee council will speak on Ireland’s response to the global refugee crisis. This event is being hosted by the Diocese of Kerry in celebration of world Mission Day.

RTE RADIO MASS: Our 11.00 a.m. Mass in Listowel on Sunday, Oct. 16th was scheduled to be broadcast on RTE Radio live on that day. This date is now changed by RTE to the following Sunday, Oct. 23rd (Mission Sunday)

GALA CONCERT in aid of Pieta House will take place Ardagh Church on Sunday, October 16.

Tickets available from 086 8123855.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: On Saturday, October 22 next Dromtrasna will come alive with runners and walkers, young and old, to show their support for, Milford Hospice Services.

KERRY AND LISTOWEL ALZHEIMER’S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person with time to spare? If so, the North Kerry and Listowel Alzheimer’s Daycare Respite facility at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. Further details available from Bridie on (068 23584).

PILGRIMAGE TO CLONFERT FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY: Wednesday October 12th. Coach leaving Tralee at 8am. Contact O’Shea’s on 066 7180123 or Ann Lawlor on 087 7456092.

VOLUNTEERING: This year’s Irish Aid Volunteering Fair was at the Printworks in Dublin Castle, from 11.00am – 5.00pm on Saturday 01 October 2016.

CORK AND KERRY CHARISMATIC RENEWAL CONFERENCE; Cork International Airport Hotel on Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 15th/16th. Theme “Lord, remember me”. Main Speakers Fr. Damien Ryan, & Patricia Mitchell.

SHEP CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL AWARENESS AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT A limited number of places, remain on this course which is run over 5 weekends from October to December in Collis Sandes House. Applications no later than October 10th. Further information from Liam McCarthy on 021 4666180.

CHERNOBYL GROUP is actively seeking new host families to host children from Belarus for 2 to 4 weeks in the summer of 2017. An Information Evening will be held in the Meadowlands Hotel, on Tuesday October 11th at 7.30pm. For further information contact, 087 9969393, 085 1555029 or 087 9013784.

KERRY WOMEN WRITERS’ NETWORK presents a symposium: “Fearless and Imaginative”. Women and Writing: Responses to the Rising. In The Rose Hotel, Saturday October 8th at 1.30pm. Admission Free.

FIVE GOLDS FOR KERRY IN 2016 TIDY TOWNS. Listowel got gold with 325 points, while Moyvane got 281, Knockanure got 261 and Duagh got 237 points.

NEW MOON was on 1st Oct.

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING:  Mon 3rd Oct @ 9pm in Marian Hall.  All members are asked to attend.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE in partnership with the Public Health Nurses will run its annual Baby & Us Programme.  All welcome – New Moms, Mums again, Dads, Partners, Grandparents and especially the Babies. Starting 19th Oct 10.30am – 12.00pm.  More info contact 068/23584.

MERCY AND HEALING:  A very special celebration of Mercy & Healing will be celebrated on Mon 3rd Oct at 7.30pm in the Cathedral, Killarney.  Homilist Fr. Donal O’Connor (who ministered in Listowel) . All are welcome.

PUBLIC LECTURE:  A free lecture on The Good Friday Agreement entitled ’18 years a growing – a view from West Limerick will be given by Tim Curtin on Friday, October 7 at 8.30pm at the Community Arts Centre, Carnegie Library, Rathkeale.  All welcome.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  The new season of Toastmasters has started and will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, October 5 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.

IRISH RED CROSS: There will be a one day course in Practical First Aid on Sat. Oct. 8th   from 9am to 5pm in Tralee.  The topics include: Medical and Trauma emergencies, epilepsy, choking, c.p.r. etc.  To book please call or text (087) 2667177.

HOUSE AVAILABLE:  St Ita’s Day Care Sheltered Housing has a vacancy for suitable candidate but they need to be on the County Council list for housing. For further information, please contact St. Ita’s Day Care Centre, Abbeyfeale. Ph.06851850.

HOPE TO ACTION: The Irish Association of Suicidology’s Annual Conference, “From Hope to Action – Interventions that work for Suicidal Persons” is on in Killarney 6th & 7th Oct.  Registration and further info: ( 01/6674900, Email [email protected]

AGEING: Positive Ageing Week Talk ‘Medicine and Me’ on Friday 30th September at 1pm

The Hunt Museum, Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City Categories: Lecture/Talk

Inspired by the wonderful Maiolica jars in The Hunt collection, this lunchtime talk will enable older persons to become more informed in regard to their medicine usage and indeed how simply crushing it can change how it works in body. In conjunction with the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Research Centre, University of Limerick. Admission: Free. Phone: +353 61 312833.

Limerick is set to host the first International Compassionate Cities Summit on 7th October 2016 at the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick.

Further information and registration (just 25 euro includes lunch) is available through Milford Care Centre’s website:


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: a night for all the Eucharistic Ministers of our Pastoral Area will take place  at St. Patrick’s Hall on Wednesday, October 5th at 8.00 p.m.

OPW are looking for tour guides to work at Desmond Hall for the 2017 tourist season. Applications will open this coming Thursday 6th October 2016 and will close on Thursday 27th October 2016. The jobs for “Seasonal Guides / Informational Officers” will be advertised on . So any interested should register on the site and make an application once the positions are advertised, see Listowel also. Desmond Hall with just over 10,000 visitors this summer.


TIRE: Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced two tire recalls. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, OH, is recalling about 1,650 of its G399A LHS tires, size 295/75R22.5 LRG, curing press ID A6L and A6R.

THOUGHT: A true Christian lives and labours on earth not for himself but for his neighbour. Therefore the whole spirit of his life impels him to do even that which he needs not do, but which is profitable and necessary for his neighbour.  Martin Luther.


Irish Examiner 1841-current, Monday, June 06, 1966; Page: 9


In Limerick a plaque to commemorate the renaming of Limerick Station in memory of Con Colbert was unveiled by the Mayor, Mr. F. Leddin yesterday. The Mayor said that it was only fitting that the station should be named after one of Limerick’s illustrious sons who fought and died for the freedom they enjoyed to-day.

The attendance included Mr. J. Colbert, Portlaoise and Mr. James Colbert. Bray (brothers); Miss Lila Colbert, Rathmines ( sister); Mrs. Nell O’Shaughnessy. Limerick Co. Vocational Education Committee and Miss Greta Colbert, Dublin (nieces).



Irish Examiner 1841-current, Monday, June 13, 1966; Page: 2


LIMERICK’S executed 1916 leader Con Colbert is to be honoured by the building of a cultural centre in Athea, County Limerick, where Colbert spent his early days before moving to Dublin.

A committee under Mr. Timothy Wolfe, with Sergeant John Mc Cormack as hon. treasurer has received the final plans for the building from Mr. Thomas Sheehan, architect. Limerick.

The memorial hall resembles a modern American structure in miniature and will cost £18.000. Mr. Wolfe said that it would be used for cultural purposes for all sections of the community.

“There will be no question of dances, as all too many halls in this country become nothing but dance halls after a short time. We intend to have a library, reading room, place for lectures and theatre,” he said Sergeant McCormack said that they already had about £4,000 and they were hopeful of getting an amenity grant from the Limerick County Council and contributions from Limerick exiles in Britain and the U.S. The ground which is in the centre of the village has been given free by members of the Colbert family.


Irish Examiner 1841-current, Wednesday, September 24, 1975; Page: 14


Mr. John P. Colbert, who has died in Dublin aged 77, was in his time regarded as one of the  leading Irish economic experts, in a science which then did not attract so many practitioners as it does now.  A native of Athea, Co. limerick and a cousin of the 1916 leader Con Colbert, he Studied  at University College, Cork graduating in commerce. In London he joined the staff of the Statist and achieved a considerable reputation as an economic expert.

He was appointed managing director of the Agricultural Credit Corporation in 19? And Chairman of the Industrial Credit Company Ltd, when it was established in 1933. U.C.C. conferred him with an M. Econ Sc. for a work published by him on money and bank credit. Mr. Colbert also lectured on banking and finance in U.C.D.

South Wales Daily News 21st December 1881

At Athea, near Listowel, county Kerry, a farmer, named Coltoner, while on the way home, Was attacked and savagely beaten by a party of disguised men armed with guns and pitchforks. The injured man had written letters to Conservative journals, in defence of the landlords’ claim.


In the vicinity of Athea, County Kerry, a human skeleton in a bag has been found at a depth of five feet in a solid bank, which apparently had never been disturbed. A lock of brown hair was attached to the skull. From, The Merthyr Telegraph and General Advertiser for the Iron Districts of South Wales 30th May 1879.

DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN I The death has occurred at Athea, County Limerick, of Mrs. Sullivan, nee Dalton, aged 101 years. Deceased’s life was entirely spent in the pariah of Athea, and she had enjoyed splendid health, being able to attend the services at the Catholic Church up to April last.

From Evening Express 27Aug1907


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