Knockanure Notes — 30th July, 2017

WELCOME visitors to our parish, wishing you a happy and relaxing holiday.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House Thurs 3rd Aug at 9pm. All welcome. Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song & dance, Adm free. Refreshments served. Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Social Day on Mon 14th Aug. Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome. If attending please ring 068 49799.

ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: First Friday 4th August. The evening Mass in Listowel will be the Padre Pio Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. with Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

BEST WISHES on their marriage, to Kim Barrett of Causeway and Thomas O’Flaherty of Moyvane who got married at St Mary’s Church, Beaufort on July 22nd 2017. The bride is daughter of John and Marian and the groom is son of Tim and Noreen.

GRAVEYARD MASSES. Monday, August 7th, 8pm Ahavoher. Tuesday, August 8th, 8pm Old Knockanure and Wednesday, August 9th 8pm Murhur. Cemetery Mass Lislaughtin – Friday 4th August at 7.00pm. Reilg Mhicíl – Friday 11th August at 7.00pm. Kilnaughtin – Friday 11th August at 7.30pm.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results; No winner of the €4200 jackpot for draw held on Friday 28th July. Numbers drawn were 5, 8, 18, 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were 1. Michael Lynch & Grandchildren, Taxi; 2. John Barry, School Road; 3. Hannah Pierce, 24, Woodgrove Moyvane; 4. Anne Barry, c/o John Barry, School Road and 5. Michael O’ Connor, Keylod. Next draw to be held on Friday 4th Aug with jackpot to be €4300.

FESTIVAL: The annual Oyster festival will be held in Ballylongford on Friday, August 4th, Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th

WEST LIMERICK 102FM, Fr. Kevin on radio, listen to him on Monday evenings from 7pm to 7.30pm. “A Little Bit of Heaven”

TROCAIRE collection in the parish in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa, €2,010.

DEATH took place on 26th July 2017 of Mary Holly, (nee Holly) Ahanagran, Ballylongford and formerly of Tarmons, Tarbert. Wife of the late Thomas and mother of Patrick, Marian, Sinead, Helen, Lucy, Denis, John Martin, Thomas Michael and her angels in heaven Margaret-Teresa and Teresa. Deeply regretted by her sister-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, cousins, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Mary Holly was celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, Ballylongford on Saturday, the 29th of July, followed by burial afterwards in Lislaughtin Abbey.

DEATH has taken place of John Stack, The Height, Duagh. Who died on July 23rd 2017.

DIED 25 July 2017; Margaret Bergmann Lambert, a high jumper who was barred from the 1936 Berlin Olympics because she was Jewish, died in New York age 103.

DEATH took place on 24th July 2017 of Bobby Horgan, Robertstown, Foynes, Survived by his wife Anne, son Robert, daughter Carol and her Partner Thomas, grandson James, daughter-in-law Marika, mother-in-law Anna, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass in Robertstown Church on 27th July, was celebrated for Bobby Horgan. Burial afterwards in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Mary Scanlon (Knockafrechane, Brosna, on July 21st. 2017, Mary, daughter of the late Timmie Joe; deeply regretted by her mother Hannah Mai, brothers Edmond, Tom, Colin and Joseph, aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, colleagues, neighbours, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Requiem Mass for Mary Scanlon was celebrated in St. Carthage’s Church Brosna on Monday 24th July. Burial afterwards in the Old Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Michael Sheehy, Ellen McManus, Mick Buckley, Pat Stack, Tom Geoghegan, John Guiney, Maureen Beasley, Michael O’Keeffe, Paddy Rochford, Martin Sheehy, Margaret Finucane, John P Walsh, John Purtill, Mary O’Connor, James O’Brien, John McGrath, Sr. Benedict Cotter, Neilus O’Connell, Dora Ahern, Paddy Casey, Pearl Deane, Mass in Moyvane –Mon 31st at 7.30pm for Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Moyvane South; Tues 1st at 7.30pm for Fr. John O’Flaherty, Murhur & Dec Family Members; Wed 2nd at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons, Derry; Fri 4th at 7.30pm for John P. Walsh, Barragougeen & Dec Family Members; Sat 5th at 7.30pm for Stasia & Seán Nelligan, Kilbaha and Sun 6th at 11.00am mass for Dora & Maurice Ahern, Kilbaha. Mass in Knockanure – Thurs 3rd at 7.30pm for Jerry Clancy, Knockanure and Mass on Sun 6th at 10.00am for Parishioners, feast of Transfiguration of the Lord. First Friday is on 4th August.

MEMORIAL Mass was held in St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh on Friday 28th July, for the late Jim Kelliher and his sister Nell Byrnes (nee Kelliher) both late of Derrindaffe, Duagh and Nottingham England, both recently deceased. Survived in Ireland by nephew Gabe McCarthy and family, nieces Bridie Mai Horgan and family, Knockunderval, Duagh and Kathleen O’Connor & family, Brosna.

Mass for Joe Kearney Sunday 6th Aug at 11.30 am in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, Joe originally from the Glin road,

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with Fr. Kevin.

GLÓRACH CHILDREN’S MATINEE: next up is the stellar film, Finding Nemo that plays at the Glórach on Sunday, August 6 at 2.30 pm. The monthly film screenings continue at the Glórach Theatre on Wednesday, August 2 with our showing of the 1942 film, Casablanca, one of the most iconic movies of all time.

FLEADH: Michael Flatley will perform the official opening of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis on Sunday August 13th.

80’S NIGHT AT FR. CASEY’S: A back to the 80’s Disco will take place as a fundraiser for facilities development at Fr. Casey’s GAA clubhouse on Saturday, August 12 beginning 9.30ish.

ABBEYFEALE TAKING PART IN HERITAGE DAY AUGUST 27: “A Park, a Monk, an Earl and a Princess” is an intriguing look at Abbeyfeale’s Natural Heritage of today as well as having a look into the past and those who walked our streets 200-800 years ago. Starting at Abbeyfeale Town Park 2pm sharp.

ANNUAL DOON MASS will be held on Friday 4th August at 6.30 p.m.

ATHEA annual graveyard masses. Holy Cross mass will be on Friday 18th August (weather permitting) if not an alternative date will be on Tuesday 22nd August. The Templeathea mass will take place on Friday 25th August (weather permitting again) with an alternative date on Tuesday 29th.

MILFORD hospices 40th anniversary and our 32nd Harvest Fair on the 27th August 2017 on the grounds of University of Limerick Sports Arena with a theme of family fun. The fun starts at 11.00am.

GLIN Castle & Garden Guided Tour – Aug 6th. From noon to 6pm.

BISHOP RAY would like to invite priests who are home for vacation or who have retired into Kerry from abroad to gather for a meal on Wednesday August 9th at 6.30 p.m. at the Parish Centre, The Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. Please let Geraldine know in Parish Office of anyone eligible to attend on 068 27102.

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX COMMITTEE will be bringing back the Showbands to the Complex on

Thursday 31st August. Appearing on the night will be Shaun O’ Dowd, Red Hurley, Crystal Swing, Gina of the Champions, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorrain.

SEISIÚN show at the Devon Inn every Thursday night at 8.30pm.

PIONEER Gathering and Spirituality Day will take place in The Woodland’s House Hotel in Adare on October 1st 2017. This will be a most important day for the future of the Pioneer Association in Munster. For further information contact 087-2852155 or 086-3642619.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: open public meeting on Monday July 31st at 8.30pm in the Presentation Prefabs, Upper Castle Street.

KERRY ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Historical feature on ‘The Historic Churches of Tralee’ led by Donal O’Sullivan will take place on Monday 7th August, commencing at the County Library, Moyderwell, Tralee 2.30pm. The event is free .

BOOK: LAUNCH OF THOMAS ASHE BIOGRAPHY: “I die in a Good Cause. Thomas Ashe: A biography” by Seán Ó Lúing. Friday August 18th at 7pm in O’Sullivan’s Bar, Lios Póil.

KNOCK SHRINE for the visit of Sr. Breege McKenna, Monday August 7th. Bus departing Tralee (Bus Station) at 7.30am. To book contact O’Shea’s on 066 7180123.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018: launch will take place during the National Novena in Knock on Monday 21 August 2017. At the 3pm Mass that day each diocese will be represented by a family during the procession.

KNOCK SHRINE 2017 Pilgrimage to Knock on Thursday 17th August. Coach will leave The Square Listowel at 7am. Book your seat now contact Fitzpatrick of Listowel on 087-3966399

POLAND: Listowel Parish Pilgrimage to Poland 2018, 1st – 7th July or 23rd – 29 Sept 2018.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 2nd The Sweet Olive String Band from Louisiana; Fri. 4th Tim O’Shea & Friends, details from 068 22566.

AWARE: Depression Support Group meets: Tralee: 8pm Tuesdays St John’s Parish Centre.

Killarney: 7pm Mondays, KDYS. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.

REFLECT: Rev Ken Newell and Fr Ciarán O’Callaghan visit Tralee and Milltown to help reflect and pray on Sunday 6th August. Three Masses in St Brendan’s in Tralee will host the visitors: 10 am, 11.15 and 12.30. This will be followed at 3 o clock in Milltown with an afternoon of reflection and prayer.

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YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL: Cistercian College, Mount St. Josephs, Roscrea, Co

Tipperary, 17th to 20th August for ages 16-35. Over 1400 young people from all corners of

Ireland attended last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more information and to book online, see or phone 01


BOARD OF HOPE GUATEMALA: This is a Kerry based charity which will be holding an open meeting in the Horseshoe Bar in Listowel on Thursday next Aug 3rd at 10.30am. Seán Mc Gillicuddy will give a detailed talk about the work which this Charity does in feeding fifty children every day in Guatemala. For more information Seán is contactable at seansmc01

DAN PADDY ANDY FESTIVAL. Lyreacrompane over the August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thurs. August 3rd. 9.30pm). A taste of The Irish Rambling House Show that entertains the exiles followed by a roving microphone for a song or a story from anyone who wanders in. With tea and a slice of Dan’s -cake come back with us to a rambling house of long ago. Friday August 4th. 9.30pm Ceilí –with Tim Joe & Anne O’Riordan. Sat August 5th 2.30pm. Dog Show. After the Dog Show -Sylvano; the Magician.

9.30pm Dancing Mike Condon Including Waltzing Competition. Sunday August 6th

11am 5k/10K Run/Walk. All proceeds to Kerry/Cork Cancer Link Bus. Tel: 087 285 3570 3pm

-6pm Eddie Lee Band. 1pm-7pm Ger.’s Animal Farm and 5pm-6pm Sheepdog Trials Demo. 9pm

-1am Dancing to Stevie Donegan and, to the one and only Declan Nerney and his band. See programme for more events.

TRIP: Great Southern Trail outing to Westmeath Greenway. On Saturday 26th August we hope to visit the “Old Rail Trail” County Westmeath Greenway which links Mullingar with Athlone. The option of walking various lengths or cycling the entire 25mile/40km route will be provided (bike hire will be extra). Coach departs from Newcastle West, Market Yard at 8 a.m. If interested please contact Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (phone preferably between 5-6pm)

THOUGHT: There were many times when truth spoke to me, but I did not listen. Often it called to me, but I did not hear it. I was too busy listening to lies. Unfortunately, if you listen to lies long enough, when truth speaks you cannot hear or bear it. –Lisa Bevere.

CHICAGO June 2017; This month, 58 have been killed and another 293 wounded in shootings, according to data provided by the Chicago Police Department. Chicago is on course to topping 700 homicides for a second consecutive year.

FR GARVEY: Kerry Evening Star 1902-1914, Thursday, November 24, 1910; Section: Page: 1


Interesting Religious Ceremony; On Thursday, the 17th inst., the parish church of Knockanure was the scene of a magnificent spectacle long to be remembered by those favoured as participators at the solemn ceremony of seeing blessed and erected for their benefit the Stations of the Cross. From an early hour the parishioners may be seen making their way from the different directions; all anxious to have a place secured at the appointed hour, the old and infirm longing for the youth and agility of manhood, to enable, them to move in pace with their mental anxiety, the youths of tender years of both sexes eager to witness the greatest sight of their young lives, the solemn act of consecrating to God the fruits of their generous donations. What pardonable joy wells up in their young hearts at the thought of duty nobly done, in response to the earnest appeal of their good pastor! Though the Church has been built 45 years, little could since be done in the way of improvements owing to the poverty of the people, but on their release from the shackles landlordism a new spirit was born among them, which enabled Fr. Garvey to give his flock a renovated church, where the religiously disposed can now commune in peace with God. As the eye of the good Shepherd is ever watchful for succulent herbage to nourish his flock, so Fr. Garvey saw how barren was the inside of this little church; and how little the devotional instincts of the congregation were excited by their surroundings, he at once took steps to have this want supplied. Placing the matter before his parishioners who entered into the spirit of the project, he commended them to God’s guidance. There is a guiding star whose secret influence acts as a talisman wherever good work needs a helper, and this most meritorious work had a quiet gently moving, but brilliant luminary in the person of Fr. Lyne, C.C. to mention his name in any laudatory manner is to incur his displeasure; but as I write incognito, I think it but just to say that the success of any undertaking is assured in which he is interested. Fr. Lyne. C.C. called a meeting of the ladies of the parish, and well the result proved the foresight of his arrangement, for the gold and silver stream that poured in guaranteed the erection of three stained glass windows over the High Altar—Jesus in the centre, Mary to His right, and Joseph to his left , recalling to the minds , of the penitent devotees, the pious ejaculation, “Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we give, you our hearts and our souls.”

John Keane. who left his native parish when, a boy and spent 44 years beneath the Southern Cross, returned blessed with health, wealth and religious fervour, anxious to participate in the good work in thankfulness for God’s providence in his undertakings, erected a stained-glass window at the eastern or Gospel side of the altar bearing the image of St. Patrick, whose faith he cherished in his darkest hour, and which was ever to him a beacon of hope.

The young men of the parish volunteered most generously to follow the example set them by their lady relatives, and erected a stained-glass window at the Epistle, side of the altar, bearing the image of St. Brigid —The Mary of Ireland. Two other stained-glass windows—plain, one on either side, have also been erected. The windows are beautiful specimens of artistic workmanship, executed and erected by an Irish firm, Messrs. Clarke and Co., Dublin, showing what can be done by Irish brains, fostered and encouraged by Irish patronage. The inside of the walls has been newly painted, the shades of which blending with the reflection from the windows, produce a sombre light which helps to excite feelings of veneration unknown before. Another generous donor hearing of the improvements to be effected in his native parish church, wished to testify his love for Gods- kindness to him, and affection for his deceased parents and brothers, by offering to erect- subject to Fr. Garvey’s approval the Stations of the Cross. Needless to say, the offer was as freely accepted as it was generously made. To this gentleman. Mr. Wm Leahy, a thriving merchant in the town of Listowel; is due the credit of bringing to a worthy completion the anxious labours of Fr. Garvey, who has had the satisfaction of giving to his flock a church worthy of him and a credit to themselves. To bless and indulgence these Stations of the Cross, Fr. Alphonsus, O.S.F., travelled specially from Killarney, arriving in the village at-1.30 amid a downpour of sleet which fell at intervals all the morning. Immediately he ascended the altar and selected as the subject of his discourse, “If you wish to have life everlasting in you. you must take up My Cross and follow Me.” He eloquently pointed out what the Stations were —resting spots in our Lord’s way to Calvary, all sanctified by the sacred blood of Our Lord, that they are indulgenced for the souls in Purgatory and placed before the congregation the necessity of being faithful to deceased friends—how the Stations can be made a source of grace, and impressed most forcibly devotions to them. He next proceeded to bless the Stations, after which Fr. Garvey and Fr. Lyne assisted in their erection. Fr. Alphonsus next returned thinks to the good pastors who assisted him after which the proceedings terminated with six Our Fathers and six Hail Marys.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 05, 1914; Page: 4


The obsequies of the late Rev. P Garvey, P.P., Newtownsandes, took place on Wednesday. There was a large attendance of priests and notwithstanding that the day was inclement, and that it was a fair day in Listowel, there was a big and representative attendance of the general public. Father Garvey’s record, both as a zealous priest and a splendid Irishman, was widely known, and it is therefore, only natural that the expressions of regret at his demise should have been so sincere and so general. Office and High Mass commenced in the Newtownsandes Church at 11 o’clock a m., the Very Rev. A. Canon Murphy, P.P., V.F., Brosna, presiding. The choir consisted of the following clergymen—Very Rev. P. Marshall, President St. Brendan’s Seminary, Killarney; Very Rev. P. Canon Hayes. P.P., V.F., Ballylongford ; Rev M. O’Flaherty, C.C., Brosna; Rev. T. O’Flaherty, C.C, Newtownsandes; Rev. M O’Brien, Rev. P. Breen, C.C, Tralee; Rev P. J. Breen , C.C, Kenmare; Rev. D. O’Sullivan, CC., Milltown. The celebrant of the High Mass was Rev James O’Sullivan, PP., Fossa; deacon, Rev. M. D. Allman, P.P., _Ballyheigue: subdeacon. Rev. T. Lyne, C.C. Tralee: master of ceremonies, Rev. J. O’Carroll, C.C, Newtownsandes. The other clergymen present were (See paper for long list of clergy and people attending)

WAR: Abbeyfeale’s Louisiana Tiger: A Confederate Veteran Returns to Ireland

Maurice’s demise in 1915 was noted in at least two Irish newspapers. The Freemans Journal of 25th March 1915 recorded that he ‘took part in the American Civil War, having fought with the Southern armies, and became partially disabled for life in one of the closing battles.‘ A more detailed account of Maurice appeared in the Killarney Echo and South Kerry Chronicle of 27th March 1915:

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