Knockanure Notes — 30th March, 2014

CONFIRMATION in Moyvane on April 2nd. Both churches are decorated for the confirmation and Lenten season, the inspiring displays are thanks to volunteers.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Unwanted Clothes Collection will take place on Saturday 5th April at 11am, at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped off on Friday 6-8pm, Funds go towards running of the club.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 14h April 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

COMPUTER Online course at Knockanure Community Centre. The 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 06849799.

INFO: The North & East Kerry development Information Officer  will come back to Knockanure from 07.04.2014.

THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND will hold a support group meeting on Wednesday 9th April at 7 pm in the Listowel Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Road Listowel.  See for detail or contact Deirdre Pierce- McDonnell 087 3577173.

ORGAN Donor Awareness week continues till April 6th, Meeting on organ donation at the Meadowland’s Hotel on April 3rd.

SINGING: West Limerick Singing Club will hold their next singing night in The Ramble Inn in Abbeyfeale on Thursday 3rd April at 9.30pm, Everyone welcome.

CELEBRATIONS were held at Listowel Community College to honour their nine teams who won the Kerry Vocational Senior Football Championship, local man Michael Looney was a member of the 1953 winning team.

HALF Marathon in Ballybunion 19th April.

POST Office survival meeting was held at the Marian Hall Moyvane on 25th March 2014, community activists, politicians and post office staff presented their views. There are  1,100 post offices around the country employing 3,000 people who provide a personal service to their local community and help local shops to stay in business. As Postmasters are being paid per transaction they are depending on social welfare payments for 35% of their gross income.

DEATH took place on 18th March 2014 of Margaret Mulvihill (née O’Connor) of Johnstown Road, Enfield, Meath. Formerly Inchamore, Listowel. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Michael and survived by her Sons and Daughters Eamonn, Bernard, Dan, Mary, Gerry, Michael, Margaret, Padraig, Eileen, Nuala, Kate, Conor and Loretta, Sisters Sr. Augustine and Sr. Cornelius, (Sacramento) grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews

Requiem Mass for Margaret Mulvihill was celebrated  in The Church of The Assumption Jordanstown, Enfield on Friday 21st March, Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

SYMPATHY is extended to the family of   Michael and Carmel Flannery both in their sixties who were killed instantly  on the N52 near Nenagh, Co Tipperary in a car crash on 28th March 2014, Their son David Flannery, 24, was in the back of the car was injured. They were travelling to Galway University Hospital, where David had an X-ray appointment. They have three other children. Carmel is a sister of Maura Nolan, Gale Bridge, Moyvane.

DEATH  has taken place of Anna Flaherty, née Cardwell, Blaine, Athea,  and Glenavy, Antrim on Saturday 22nd March 2014.
Wife of the late Tim, survived by her sons  Patrick & Timothy, daughters Elizabeth, Catherine & Nora, sons-in-law Donie, Mike & Kevin, daughter-in-law Mary, grandchildren and great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews and  nieces. Following Requiem Mass at Athea Church, Anna Flaherty was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH occurred of Nora (Noan) Walsh  nee Kiely  on the 26th of March, 2014. Predeceased by her husband  Daniel (who died in 2000) and survived by sons Michael and Thomas, daughters,  Ann, Joan, and Noreen,  grandchildren Daniel, Mary, and Ellen, son-in-law Finbarr, daughter-in-law Maureen, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces, Requiem Mass for Nora Walsh of Moher, Moyvane, was celebrated on Friday the 28th of March at Moyvane Church, By Fr Lucid assisted by Fr O Connor, Noell O Sullivan sang the hymns. Nora Walsh aged 78 years was laid to rest in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, in the Walsh ancestral grave, beside her husband Danny, they were married in 1967. Nora was the last of the children of Nora and Michael Kiely to die, two of her siblings died young and the others were, Mary, John, Margaret, Liz, Nell, Mick and William.

 DEATH took place on 28th March 2014 of Mary McMahon nee O Keeffe of Upper Athea and formally of Meenscovane, Knocknagoshel. Mary is survived by her husband Jim, daughters Nora and Mary Theresa, son Dan, brother Luke, sister Hannah, son-in-law Diarmuid, grandchildren Ciara and Gerry, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Mary McMahon at Athea Church on Monday 31st March at noon, burial afterwards in Knockanure Old Churchyard.

ANNIVERSARY: Margaret Brassil, Bill Kelly, Fr John Dalton, Ted Keane, James Cunningham, Jason Toolan, Willie O Sullivan, Eily Carr, Mai Hickey, George O Donnell, Eilish Walsh, John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmy Keane, Jackie Broderick, Anthony Curtin, Nora Buckley, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly, Paddy Scanlon, Mary of Sacred Heart Leahy, Margaret Ahern, Joe Stack, Matt Costelloe, Joe Walsh. Mass on

Thurs. 3rd Knockanure 7.30pm for Patrick & Kathleen Hanrahan. Mass on Fri. 4th at 7.30pm for Jer & Catherine Mulvihill and the deceased members of the Mulvihill Family with Stations of the Cross after Mass. Mass on Sat. 5th at 7.30pm for Aggie, Sean & Anthony and Nell Aherne. Mass on Sun. 6th at 10.00am for Ellen & Vanda Horgan and the mass at 11.00am   is for Joe Stack, Gale Bridge

CHURCH NEWS: Tues.1st April at 7.30pm in Knockanure, mass with Stations of the Cross after Mass. Wed.         2nd   The Bishop of Kerry will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation at 2pm in Moyvane. Mass on Fri. 4th at 7.30pm for Jer & Catherine Mulvihill and the deceased members of the Mulvihill Family with Stations of the Cross after Mass. Tues. 8th at 7.30pm in Knockanure with Stations of the Cross after Mass. Diocesan Collection on 5th & 6th April for Peters Pence.

Friday is the First Friday on the Month.  Usual Community Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.
Trocaire Boxes are available at the back of the Church. Please take one. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.
Adoration Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. No adoration this week.
Knockanure, Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Readers: Vigil, Elaine Hudson 11.00am, Philip Kiely. Knockanure, 10.00am, Patricia & Andrew Rogan. New Eucharistic Ministers are required in Movyane.

EIGSE Michael Hartnett runs in NCW from 10th to 12th April, details from 061 407 372.

WOMEN in Media event at Ballybunion on April 11, 12 and 13.

ST JOHN’S; April 1st and 2nd, A Children’s Youth Presentation.Thursday 3rd Declan O Rourke. Friday 4th Brendan Shine. Tuesday 8th to Sunday 13th The Buds of Ballybunion, more from 068 22566.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  On Thurs. 10th April  8 – 9.30 pm  Fr. Teddy Linehan will present an Evening of Prayer and Reflection for the bereaved.  Booking:  066-7134276.

 KERRY CHORAL UNION at St Mary’s Church, Listowel on Friday  11th April at 8pm. being hosted by Scoil realta na Maidne.

EIGSE Michael Hartnett runs from Thursday, April 10th – 12th in Newcastlewest. The official Opening by the Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Councillor John Sheehan, in Newcastlewest Library at 8pm on Thursday April 10th at 8pm. Presentation of the Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2014 by Limerick’s  Arts Officer,  Sheila Deegan will be followed by a reading by the winning poet. The Keynote Speaker will be photographer John Minihan on ‘The Silence of the Still’.

VOLUNTEERING: Aran Reidy will be volunteering in Nicaragua during the summer.

HOSPICE ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY WALK ; takes place from St. Patrick’s Hall on Friday 18th April at 11am. Sponsorship cards available from committee members

LOURDES: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Led by Bishop Ray Browne, from 2nd to 7th September 2014 direct flights ex Kerry Airport. All bookings must be made by post to: Janice O’Sullivan, Pilgrimage Co-ordinator, “Droum House”, Nohoval Upper, Rathmore, Co. Kerry contact 064 7758219.

BRING and Buy Sale will be held at the Listowel Family Resouce Centre on Tuesday 8th April from 7.30 – 9.30pm.   All proceeds from the event go to the Alzheimers Daycare Respite Facility at the Listowel F.R.C..  Further details contact 068 23584.

THOUGHT: Whatever challenges Jesus’ right to our hearts becomes His enemy, which He will confront. Francis Frangipane.

SEAL  was due to be released back into the ocean last Saturday 29th March 2014 at Ladies beach, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry at 3pm.

OLIVE Stack Upcoming Classes in Mosaic & Painting. Mosaic Class Monday 7th & Monday 14th April 10am – 6pm daily The Mosaic class is a two day intensive class. This class, suitable for both beginners and those with some experience in mosaic, accommodates all levels of ability. Tea/coffee and lunch breaks are provided.

GLIN Library; Limerick Lace Exhibition. This exhibition you must see. Geraldine Cahillane of Ballyhahill/Loughill ICA has kindly agreed to show her items of Limerick Lace which she has been working on for the past two years and for which she won a National Craft’s Award within the ICA. All welcome

RAG MEETING: Abbeyfeale Town Park are holding a Monster Rag Meeting and Family Fun Day at the Coursing Field, Glenashrone on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 10.30am.

PROMOTING EMOTIONAL WELL BEING FOR TEENAGERS: Mary Danagher, Support worker with the parish notifies us about a night for parents at the Desmond Complex on Wednesday, April 2 next. It’s presented by Enda Murphy RGN, RPN, MNACBT, MIC P Author of “Five Steps to Happiness” This talk explains how the teen brain grows and processes emotions. Also it involves creating the optimum environment at home that will enable the teen to grow/develop mentally & healthily. It’s at 8pm (Doors open @ 7.30pm) Admission Free.

TRALEE: There are 13 shops vacant between Denny St and Moyderwell cross.

CONSERVATION OF BUILT HERITAGE SEMINAR: West Limerick Resources will be hosting a seminar on caring for traditional buildings on Thursday April 10 (venue and time to be confirmed). The evening seminar will be delivered by Dr Fidelma Mullane, a specialist in the study and care of traditional buildings and will examine the history of building in the countryside, show the importance of maintaining traditional construction techniques and skills, and provide information on caring for rural buildings. Contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email [email protected]

PIETA House chief executive John Freeman will this week launch Darkness into Light 2014 with Electric Ireland in the Clarion Hotel, Limerick City, taking place on Saturday May 10th. Darkness into Light is a unique, early morning event which begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking.

REUNION of former Imperial Stag workers was held in Listowel on March 28th, starting with Mass for deceased workers at 7pm in Listowel Church. The original factory opened in 1962 and had 130 staff at its peak. A big crowd attended the Reunion at the Kingdom Bar after mass.

CONCERT: Union University Singers from Jackson, Tennessee  will perform at St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney at 8pm on Monday 31st March.

HELP: Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening at Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry on Monday 7th of April 2014 from 7:30 to 9:30. This event is offered free of charge to parents to book a place or for further information please [email protected] call 01 4045378 or visit

RADIO: “Radio Kerry- Horizons” [email protected] Listen to Horizons Sunday morning from 9am to 10am. We are searching for stories of Good Neighbours.  If you know someone that fits the bill e-mail [email protected] More details on dioceseof

LAUNCH OF NEW BOOK – “THEY PASSED ALONG OUR ROAD” by Gerald Byrnes. At the Heritage Centre, Kilflynn, next Friday night, April 4th at 8pm.

ST. MICHAEL’S DRAMA GROUP LIXNAW present ‘Separate Beds’ by Sam Cree.  This hilarious comedy produces some unexpected results the night before the wedding.  Directed by Moira Galvin. The play is a 3 act comedy set in the lounge of the Marshall household.  Performances at Ceolann on the following dates,  Sat. 5th& Sun. 6th April at 8pm.  For more info contact Billy O’Lehan on (087) 9191359.

HISTORY Hedge School was held at Seanchai on 28th March 2014. Speakers included,Richard McElligott (Forging a Kingdom: the GAA in Kerry 1884–1934) ,John Borgonovo (UCC), Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc (OPW), Tim Horgan (The Men Will Talk To Me: Kerry interviews by Ernie O’Malley) and Tommy Graham

Opening address by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Letter from Sister M. of Good Counsel (Mangan) to Nancy O’Rahilly, 7 May 1916.
My dearest Nan,
I cannot tell you how deeply grieved I was to learn of the very bad end of my dear Cousin, Michael and now come to offer you my heartfelt sympathy in your great sorrow. I feel intensely for you, and his four young children as it is a great trial to lose a good husband and father, but what must dear Nell & Anna also be feeling at such a tragic end to their loved brother. I ask you please to convey to them my feelings of condolence under the weight of this heavy cross:

A SUSPICIOUS VESSEL. Published: August 30, 1864
 From the Freeman’s Journal, Aug. 16. 1864
A magnificent and rapid sailing steamer, with three funnels, visited the Shannon on Saturday last. She proceeded to the Foynes Island, where she lay at anchor until evening, when she suddenly steamed westward, toward Tarbert. While at anchor near Foynes, a warlike party landed, and made inquiries at the railway station about a special train to Limerick, and they appeared exceedingly disappointed when they could not proceed by rail to Limerick. It is supposed that the vessel is a blockade-runner, and it was rumoured here that a Lieutenant of the Alabama was one of the party who landed at Foynes. It appears that the steamer has arrived to convey an immense supply of clothing to the Confederates.

Obituary ; ANGLIN-Timothy J., June 8, 1951, native of Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland; beloved husband of Hannah (nee O’Grady), devoted father of Rev. Daniel J. Anglin.

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