Knockanure Notes — 30th October, 2016

HOPE all had a happy and refreshing weekend. Details of Moyvane festival, next week.

RAMBLING House is taking place on Thursday 3rd November 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/ 3090948.

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 14th November 2016.  On that day Mass will take place at 12pm for the deceased members of the Community and followed by a meal.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance. If attending please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure opened its doors .We intend to celebrate this milestone on November 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm; Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  We would like to create a photographic exhibition and would ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back. Míle Buíochas.

FIRST FRIDAY & PADRE PIO NIGHT Listowel: Friday Nov. 4th. Usual masses at 10.30am which will be followed by a ‘Cuppa’ in the meeting room. The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING: Nov 2nd at 7pm in the Marian Hall.  All members please attend as this is the last meeting before our Christmas party which takes place on Nov 20th.

SACRED SPACES FOR NOVEMBER:  In both Churches we have Remembrance Trees which we invite you to write the names of your deceased on the cards provide and hang them on the tree.   All those named will be included in all our Holy Souls Masses for the month of November.

BOOK launch at Seanchai Listowel. Tapestry of Love, Life and Spirit, is the first Irish publication of Barbara Derbyshire, who now lives in Moyvane. Launch is at 3pm on Saturday 5th of November 2016. Book signing, readings and music is on the programme.

DEATH: Maurice Collins, Alderwood Road, Tralee, formerly of Lisnaskea, Kilmorna, on October 25th 2016, aged 62 years. Husband of Delia (Bridget) and father of Máiread, Michael and Bríd. Also survived by, his grandchildren Aoife, Cian and Muiris, brothers Frank, Jim, Patsy and Michael, sisters Kate, Eileen and Margie, son-in-law Finbar, daughter-in-law Michelle, also Fergus, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Maurice Collins was celebrated by Fr. Nolan assisted by Fr. McMahon (Cousin) on Friday 28th at St. John’s Church, Tralee. Interment afterwards in New Rath Cemetery. A poem written by Maurice was recited, a piece of bog oak and Knockanure jersey was presented at the altar.

DEATH has taken place on October 23, 2016 of  Bridget Dillane (née Carr), Kinnard Cross, Glin, and Aughrim, Moyvane; sadly missed by her husband Jimmy, son Michael, daughters Ellen (Templeglantine), Maria (Abbeyfeale), and Bridget (Ballyhahill); sister Julia, daughter-in-law Anne, sons-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Requiem Mass was on Tuesday at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin. Burial afterwards in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.

SYMPATHY  To Niamh Finucane, Keylod on the death of her grandmother Bridget Dalton, Ballyduff.

ANNIVERSARIES: James O’Connor, Denis McEvoy, Kathy Moran, Billy Mockler, Sr. Nuala O’Leary, Bub Flavin, Canon John Sheehy, Mary Agnes Barrett, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Stackpoole, Sr. Eucharia  Leary, Arthur O’ Leary, Michael Culhane, Eileen Murphy, Ita O’Gorman, Tim O’Connor, Donal Riordan, Peter O’Connell, John Shanahan, Eamon Dunlea, Pady O’Hanlon, Fr. John Shine, Bridie Mason, Liam Lynch, Bridget Mary Desmarais, Nan Sullivan, Nora Dillon, Austin Stack.

MASS in Moyvane Mon  31st  at 7.30pm is Vigil Mass for the Feast of All Saints(Deceased on Parish List) Tues  1st at 11.00am  for Feast of All Saints (Deceased on Parish List). Wed  2nd  at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (Deceased on Parish List). Fri 4th at 7.30pm for Mary & Dan Nolan, Glenalappa & Deceased Members of the Galvin Family. Sat 5th  at 7.30pm for Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo (Anni). Sun  6th at 11.00am for Danny & Joan Enright, Aughrim & Glin.

MASS Knockanure, Tues 1st at 10.00am for Feast of All Saints (Deceased on Parish List). Thurs 3rd      at 7.30pm for Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, Glin (1st Anni) & his wife Catherine & Deceased Members of the Culhane & Sheahan Families. Sun 6th at 10.00am for Paddy, Bridie & Jack Flavin, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna.


You are invited to come to your local cemetery to pray for our dead.  Canon Declan will lead a short prayer service (lasting 10 minutes approx.) in each of our graveyards where we will pray for all our dead buried in that cemetery. 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.00pm St. John Paul II Cemetery / 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery.

THANKS: Bernie O’ Connor would like to sincerely thank all who supported his recent Concert for Oncology. Amount raised €2,220.

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

ADDICTION Conference will be held on 4th Nov. 2016 at North Campus IT Tralee.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  The new season of Toastmasters has started and will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017.

LISTOWEL PARISH AT PRAYER DAY RETREAT: Come and spend a day with spiritual singer and theologian Nóirín Ní Riain Arrival and Registration 10.00am, Saturday 19th November, St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel. For more information and bookings contact: Listowel Parish Office 068 21188.

WORKING WITH MARY.  The Legion of Mary is holding an explanatory meeting on Wednesday 9th November at 8 p.m. in the Parish meeting room.  They would like to extend an invitation to all to attend.

CHRISTMAS Newsletter Abbeyfeale are preparing the Christmas Newsletter at present and  invite articles and reports and good wishes from the different organisations of the parish with photograph’s for this year’s publication. Please submit to the parish office via email [email protected] by Sunday 27th Nov.

PRAYERS at the Graveyards Abbeyfeale Sunday  6th Nov St Mary’s 2.30 .Old Graveyard in the Square 2.40 Reilig Ide Naofa @ 3pm

TRALEE 800 HISTORY CONFERENCE: Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of November in Siamsa Tíre and the Rose Hotel.


Fr. Teddy Lenihan, Senior Chaplain in KUH, Tralee will be celebrated Mass in the Hospital Chapel on Mon 7th Nov at 7pm.

THE BEST OF BILLY KEANE:  The Listowel Arms Hotel will be the venue for the launch of Billy Keane’s book ‘The best of Billy Keane’ on Friday, November 4 at 8pm.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Halloween Camp Nov 1ST to 4th.  Places limited.

Mindfulness For Men an eight week course starting on 11th Nov 10.30am to 12.30pm. Learn how best to deal with stress and worry and live in the here and now. A weekly €2.00 contribution will be required. For further details on the above contact the centre on 068/23584.

KNOCK: ‘Marbhna – A Requiem Mass’  composed by Odhran O’Casaide at  Knock Basilica 12 noon Sunday November 6th, commemorating all those who died in 1916.

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  This Sunday see the beginning of the ‘Do This In Memory Programme’ for our thirteen children preparing for First Holy Communion next May.  In Knockanure at 10am we welcome Chloe, Grace, Hazel, Blathnaid & Chloe.  In Moyvane at 11am we welcome Abbie, Katelyn, Cian, Joshua, David, Donnacha, Darragh and Mathew.   Please keep the children, their families and their teachers in your prayers.

HOLY SOULS:  As we are have a number of Masses for our Faithful Departed during November; it is important that you get the November list with the names of you Faithful Departed in as soon as possible.  These lists can be handed in to the Sacristy or dropped into the Parish Office.

PRESENTATION: Dominic Lynch of Moyvane Bikers Club recently presented a cheque of E5,106 to North Kerry Eagles Special Olympic Club.

VINTAGE CAR run in aid of Ballybunion Health and leisure Centre, is on Nov. 6th at 2pm.

HOPE FOUNDATION:  Daniel McAuliffe & Eilish Cotter gave a talk in Duagh Church recently on their involvement in the Hope Foundation.

AWARD; The Hugh O’Flaherty award will be presented to Fr. Shay Cullen in Killarney on 5th Nov. 2016.

AXEL Foley; Tony Foley aged 11, has been busy thinking about his own tribute to his Dad he asks people, who want to show their support, to attend Mass on each of the next 8 Sundays to pray for people who have died and while there to offer a prayer for his Dad also. The 8 Sundays start this Sunday, October 30th – his Dad’s birthday. The Number 8 is, of course, a special number for Tony and his family but the 8 Sundays also bring us up to that special family time of year, Christmas.

STATUE of Liberty; For 130 years Lady Liberty has stood tall in New York Harbour. She stands as a beacon of light and a symbol of hope for individuals from all over the world.


On Monday 31st October Pope Francis will be in Sweden marking the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. On that day he will join with the Luthern Church in a prayer service for ”Peace in the Middle East especially in Syria”. You can join in this prayer by praying:

Lord Our God, Father of all humanity, change the hearts of all peoples and their rulers, so that peace may be established among the nations on the foundation of justice, love and righteousness.

May the Spirit of Peace descend upon the people of Syria and upon our world until all conflicts cease and peace reigns on earth. Amen

CHARISMATIC: Nov. 5 – 6 Charismatic Conference 2016 Limerick Diocesan Charismatic Service Committee invites you to a Conference: Reflecting on the year of mercy: enriching the human spirit

with the mercy of God.  Saturday 5th- Sunday 6th Nov., Radisson Blue Hotel

Speakers: Br. Patrick Mullins (O.Carm) Gort Muire, Dublin, Bishop

Brenden Leahy, Limerick, Bishop Donal Murray, Limerick, Mrs.

Emer Williams, Limerick. Conference Information phone Sr. Mary

Bridget at 061454511 or Brian at 0863001027.

INDULGENCES; From twelve o’ clock noon on 1 November until midnight on the 2 November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church , and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following the 1st Nov. Holy Communion may be received on any day from 1 Nov. to 8 Nov. the faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1 to 8

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Contact: 066 7134276 or [email protected]. Ardfert History Local Lecture Series: Tommy O’Connor, Thursday 3rd Nov. 8.00pm-10.00pm. A Positive Approach to Dealing with Stress: Paul Montgomery, Monday 7th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.

Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 9th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  An hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 8th Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm.  Bereavement Support Day -“Be Gentle As You walk with Grief”, Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart, Saturday, 26th Nov. 10.00am-4.00pm.

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Saturday 19th Nov. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Betty Garnett 0872498061. Ref.

PULSEWAVE IRELAND CARDIO HEART SCREENING IN KILLARNEY:  next week. The Bpro certified to measure CASP to 99.17% in comparison to an angiogram and as seen on TV. As Heart Disease is still the biggest killer in Ireland we try to make it affordable for everyone to be screened. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person, Parish offer €30 per person for that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rhythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexibility and Blood flow.  We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non-invasive test. Venues as follows Wed 2nd Nov Killarney Court Hotel appointments available from 11am to 8pm daily call 087-7151623 to make an appointment spaces are limited.

PAPER 1915; Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, April 03, 1915; Page: 4

women’s National Health Association .

For the past few months Mrs Foran, V.C, P.L.G, Listowel Organiser and Lecturer for the Women’s National Health Association of Ireland, has been engaged in rather a novel attempt to encourage food reforms. In several of the schools where she gave health lectures last year she promised prizes to the children who substituted porridge and milk for breakfast instead of tea and who used mixed or whole meal bread instead of usual white flour. Many of the children in the schools in Kerry and Limerick have competed and a large number of prizes have been awarded.

In a recent lecture at Knockanure female school, Mrs Foran explained the great value of whole meal flour in which the bran was allowed to remain. This bran contained a lime which was necessary for bone and muscle as well as the enamel which preserved the teeth. It was very noticeable in recent years how children suffered from bad teeth which was possibly due to the fact that the bread used did not contain this ingredient magin (Indian meal) had a wonderful energy value, and new milk was the best food children could use, pointing out that impoverished blood was usually the result where growing children did not get sufficient of it; where people could afford to give good new milk to their children and substituted they were depriving their little ones of their life’s best asset, good blood for body and brain. The difference between the brain of well-nourished children, and those of poor parents was very marked, and when one realised what an asset the Irish boy and girl was to the world every effort should be made to build up and preserve their health, and it was delightful and encouraging to find the children themselves and their teachers interesting and helping in this work. In more than one school the teachers reported that since the children began to use porridge, milk and mixed bread they had improved very much physically and mentally ; proper food made the man and the man made the nation, the gallant deeds the world was ringing with to-day.


Action against the G. S. & W. Railway Company.


Listowel, Tuesday. At the Listowel Quarter Sessions, before County Court Judge Dromgoole, K.C, Sir Arthur Vicars, K.C.V.O, brought an action against the Great Southern and Western Railway Company to recover the sum of £19 for breach of contract on the part of the defendant Company, in the month of December, 1914, the contract being that the defendants, by themselves or their agents, on the 22nd December. 1914, contracted with the plaintiff ” for good consideration to carry the said plaintiff from London to Kilmorna, Listowel, it being a condition of said contract that the plaintiff should be carried by the defendants on their train leaving defendants station at Kingsbridge at . 6.40 o’clock a.m on the 23rd December, 1914, but the defendants failed to carry plaintiff by said train, whereby he lost to the sum of £10 aforesaid.”

Mr D M’C Downing, B.L (instructed by Mr J F Raymond, solr), appeared for plaintiff, and Mr John Condon, solr, Newcastle West and Listowel, for the defendants.

Mr Downing explained the case for the plaintiff. His case was that by reason of a fog on the London North Western line from Euston to Holyhead, he missed the 6.40 a.m and the 9.15 a.m train from Kingsbridge going South. He travelled by the 12.20 p.m from Kingsbridge, which train was scheduled to arrive at Limerick Junction at 4.40 p m, but as a matter of fact the train was so late that it did not arrive at Limerick Junction until about 6 o’clock, and when it arrived at Limerick he found that the last train connection for Kilmorna, his destination, bad left a quarter of an hour previously. Had the train run up to time, be (plaintiff) should have arrived in Limerick at 6.5 p.m and caught the train which left at 6 30 p.m ; and in spite of the fact that the stationmaster at Limerick Junction wired Limerick to hold the 6.30 p.m train for several passengers, the Company’s (defendants’) servants at Limerick refused to hold the train, and he (the plaintiff) was obliged to spend the night in Limerick, to the inconvenience and expense of himself.

Sir Arthur Vicars, the plaintiff, bore out this statement in his evidence, and stated that it was for no financial gain or consideration he brought the action, but in the interests of the travelling public. The defence was that there was no negligence by the defendants in the running of the trams, but owing to the fact that it was Christmas time there was an abnormal amount of traffic, and mails left Dublin by the 12.20 p.m, and that the fact of the train being late at Limerick Junction was entirely due to the extraordinary traffic; and further, that the officials at Limerick had they kept the 6.30 p.m train from Limerick to Tralee would have been acting in excess of their duty.

Mr Condon argued that the defendants train which meets the morning boat at Kingstown was, strictly speaking, the property of the Post Office Authorities, and was run by the G S & W R Company under agreement with the Post Office, and that the carriage of passengers by that train was only permitted by the courtesy of the Post Office. He further contended that the train advertised by the Railway Company as their 6.40 a.m train from Kingsbridge was really the same train as meets the boat at Kingstown. He (Mr Condon) then referred his Honor to a foot-note in the G S & W Company’s official time table which referred’ to the morning boat train at Kingstown and which read as follows—”Kingstown Pier, 5.37 a.m, i.e, this boat train awaits arrival of English mails from Kingstown Packet arrangement with Post Office authorities.” Mr Downing, replying, held that by virtue of such a publication in the official’ time tables Sir Arthur Vicars should succeed in his claim; firstly, because the public could not be expected to know that the carriage of passengers by that train was permitted only by the courtesy  of the Post Office, and secondly, that any traveller reading the foot-note would naturally be led to believe that no matter what time he arrived at Kingstown he would find a train waiting for him to take him to his destination in the South

of Ireland.

Mr Condon said that what happened was whenever a boat was so late at Kingstown as to preclude the possibility of the 5.37 train running so as to leave Dublin at 6.40, as advertised, the company then ran a 6.40 train from Kingsbridge.

Mr Downing said that such a train would, in fact, be a special train, and there was no such train advertised in the G.S & W Railway time tables.

His Honor, after hearing, the arguments, said he agreed with Mr Downing, and said if he were a member of the public and travelling from England he would certainly expect, having regard to the company’s advertisements and time table, that he would get such a train at Kingstown as would carry him to his destination in the South. The only point upon which he now required to be satisfied was as to whether there was an actual contractual relationship between the G S & W R Company and Sir Arthur Vicars, having regard to the fact that Sir Arthur was travelling on a single ticket purchased at the London North Western Railway Station at Euston. His Honor reserved his judgment in the case until next Listowel Quarter Sessions, so as to permit of argument on that point by Counsel for the plaintiff and Mr Condon, solicitor, for the defendants, and added that if the plaintiff could satisfy him that there was contractual relationship between the plaintiff and defendants he would give a decree for £2.

Singers at WL Singing Club Oct 2016


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