Knockanure Notes — 31st August, 2014

FIT: Keep Fit  with Maggie Large every Thursday from 4th Sept. at 7.30pm at the Knockanure Community Centre.

Meditation 6 week Course at Knockanure Community Centre, Phone 068 49799. Computer Classes  in Knockanure Community Centre for 4 weeks starting on 3rd Sept from 4.00 to 6.00pm  Phone 068 49799.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.
The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 8th September 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.

SINGING CLUB meet at the Ramble Inn on 4th September.

INVITATION; Mairead Sharry invites you to her event: Lartique Theatre Group reading a new play, Thursday September 4th at 7:30pm at The Seanchaí Centre, Listowel.

ALZHEIMER’S Carers Support group meeting will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday Sept 9th at 12 noon.

THANKS: The Moyvane Development Association  would like to thank all those who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection.

BADMINTON: Moyvane Senior Badminton.  The club reopens on Wed night Sept 3rd. New members over 16yrs. of age most welcome.  All levels from div 5 (beginners) up catered for. Play then continues for the season on Mon. and Wed. nights at 8.00pm.

Day trip to Cliffs of Moher / Lisdoonvarna on Tue Sept 9th . Dep Listowel at 8.45 am. Contact; Marie Walsh 086 1032436.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT MEETING will resume on Tuesday 2nd September at 2.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.

LECTIO DIVINA  GROUP  will meet on Tuesday after 10.30am. Mass, in the Parish Meeting room Listowel. New members are always welcome.

BALLYHEIGUE PATTERN DAY on Monday 8th September, feast of the birthday of Our Lady. Mass begins at the Grotto at 11.00 a.m. celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne and fellow concelebrants.

NIGHT Vigil to Knock To celebrate and honour the Birthday of Our

Blessed Lady.42nd Annual Eucharistic All Night Vigil to Knock on Sept 7th/8th Sunday midnight to Monday morning.

ANNIVERSARIES: Moss McGrath, Jim Barry, Dick O Connor, Paddy Finucane, Mrs Pruitt, Bob Murphy, Tom Ned Fitzgerald, Dan Foley, Paul Collins, Nell Tydings, Ned Stack. Mass on Sat.       6th at 7.30pm for   Jackie Enright.                                                         

DEATH has taken place of  Margaret (Madge) Fitzgerald (nee Mulvihill) of Friern Barnet, London and late of Coolaclarig, Listowel, on Aug. 24, 2014 at North London Hospice, Madge is survived by her husband Eddie;  her daughters Kathy and Maureen and sons Eddie and John, brothers, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews. Funeral will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Arnos Grove, London. Madge is a near relation of the Hanrahan Family of Kilbaha.

DEATH: Fr Billy O Gorman died 23 August 2014 PP of Tournafulla
ON 27 August 2014: The Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, has said that the sudden passing of Tournafolla/Mountcollins Parish Priest Fr Billy O’Gorman has left an enormous void in the hearts of so many, not least his family and parishioners. Throughout his 48 years as a priest, in all of the appointments he held, he touched the lives of thousands of people from Dromin / Athlacca, Ardagh / Carrickerry, Adare, Fedamore mingled with the people of Tournafulla and Mountcollins as they queued together to pay their last respects. Fr O’Gorman’s  survived by sister Noirin, brother John, nephews and nieces,

FIRST FRIDAY: Thurs. 4th at  7.30pm in Knockanure and Fri. 5th          7.30pm in Moyvane.     

CHURCH NEWS:  Friday is the First Friday of the Month. Usual Communion Rounds with Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.
 Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill, 11.00am Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson; Knockanure 10.00am, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald
Parish Pastoral Council meeting on Wed Sept 10th at 8.00pm in the Presbytery. Diocesan Collection for Diocesan needs  on 6th & 7th Sept.

LOCAL; Margie Mulvihill daughter of Mike and Peggy Mulvihill has a page to herself in The Comhaltas Annual Report for 2013. Margie had a granduncle Jerry Mulvihill a dancer from Moyvane and she is a cousin of Martin Mulvihill the noted fiddle player. Margie herself was a member of the Morning Star Band for twenty years, she is married to John Reynolds and their children also play music. Last year Margie received The Bardic Award from Comhaltas.

VINTAGE DAY in Knockanure was well attended and organisers were pleased with the event.

GLORACH, auditions will be held at the Glórach Theatre on Saturday, September 6 at 3 pm for new production this winter.

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY IN KNOCK: Sunday September 14th. Chief Celebrant: Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio. Bookings John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney 064 6632644 from September 1st.

ABBEYFEALE MALE VOICE CHOIR:  Practice will resume on Thursday, September 4 at 8pm in St. Mary’s Boys School.  New members welcome, details from 0872581440.

DANCING classes start in Fr. Casey’s clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday night September 3rd at 9pm. For further information contact 087-9267037 or 087-6594668. All are welcome.
Dancing classes started in the Top of the  Town Athea on Monday night, September 1st at 8.30pm. For further information contact 087-9267037.

CYCLE: Castleisland Day Care Centre Annual Cycle  is on Sunday Sept 7th @ 10.00am. Regristration at Castleisland Day Care Centre from 9.00am. Please support this leisure cycle aimed at all ages and abilities. Enquiries 066 7143865.

AWARE: Depression Support Group meets:
Killarney – Mondays, KDYS at 7pm
Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm
Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.

MIGRANE ACTION WEEK: The Migraine Association of Ireland will be holding an informal support group in the foyer of the Fels Point Hotel, Tralee, on Thursday 4th September at 7.00pm. The meeting will be chaired by Patrick Little, CEO of the Association and all are welcome.

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY IN KNOCK: Sunday September 14th. Chief Celebrant: Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio. Bookings John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney 064 6632644 from September 1st.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Ballyheigue Pattern Day, Monday September 8th, from 1pm-3pm. For information on all events in the Centre visit, email: [email protected] or phone 066 7134276

PILGRIMAGE: Medjugorje Pilgrimage:  11th  – 18th   October 2014 and 18th – 25th October 2014,  includes 7 nights B & B,  flight & airport transport. Tel 00353 1 4434510/048 82241888 or for further information

RENT; By logging on to prospective renters can establish the monthly rent being paid.

CHALICE: The Ardagh Chalice Project Group have erected a monument to commemorate the Ardagh Chalice hoard found at Reerasta,  Ardagh in September 1868. The monument was unveiled on  Saturday 30th August and blessed by Bishop Brendan Leahy, outside Saint Molua’s Parish Church Ardagh.

Brother John M Feheney, from Ballysteen, Co Limerick  and a member of the Presentation Brothers in Cork, has been in touch seeking information about people  who have served as priests, nuns, and brothers, over the past one hundred years. He plans to publish the details in a book about Religious Vocations in West Limerick.  John can be contacted at Mardyke House, Mardyke, Cork.

Phone No 353-21-4251192 ,email   [email protected]

SPANISH CIVIL WAR , Limerickmen who fought on republican side. They are Frank Ryan; Jim Woulfe from Athea; Gerrard Doyle, William Street; Patrick Brady, Thomondgate; Joseph Ryan, Mungret Street and Maurice Emmett Ryan from Upper Catherine Street. Jim Woulfe was killed in the Battle of Belchite in 1937, while Emmet Ryan was executed by his own side during the battle of the Ebro, none of them were living in Limerick when they went to fight in Spain. More details in new book on Spanish Civil War to be published this month by historian Barry McLoughlin.

REUNION LEAVING CERT CLASS OF 1994 On Saturday 13th September, the Presentation School Listowel, Leaving Cert Class of 1994 will have a 20 year reunion, Contact [email protected] , [email protected],

THOUGHT: A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you. So carve you name on hearts, and not on marble. C H Spurgeon

KERRYMAN Extracts;  August 17th 1984 reports death in San Francisco of Sr. Sylvia O Sullivan of Kilbaha. 31st  August  1984, Moyvane notes reports death of Mrs Margaret Lynch of Clahane and late of Gortdromagowna, Knockanure. AGM of Moyvane Macra is reported in Sept 14th 1984 Notes President Tom Quinn, Vice President John Kearney, Fr. O Leary, Tom Hanrahan, Fr O Mahony. Chairman Tom Moore, Vice Chairman John O Connor. Secretary Anna Enright, Assistant Secretary Michael Kennelly. Treasurer Noel Stack. PRO William Flaherty , Assistant PRO Kay Brosnan. Mary Stack.

September 21st 1984 reports on upcoming Pioneer Charity walk on Sept, 30th. October 5th edition notes, Death of Pat Joe Stokes of Knockfinisk and Knockanure.

ASKEATON FRIARY. Mass was celebrated there on Sunday 24th August to mark the leaving of the Franciscans 300 years ago this year. The friary was founded in 1389 by the  third Earl of Desmond – also known as Gerald the Poet. It was completed in 1420 under the reign of his son James. The Franciscans left the friary in 1579 during the Desmond rebellion. Among those who were killed during that period were Franciscans Bishop Patrick O’Hely and Fr Conn O’Rourke who were hanged for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy to Queen Elizabeth and renounce the Catholic religion. They were Beatified  in 1992 also Beatified 1992 were John Kearney, Prior of Cashel, and Bishop Connor O)’Devany of Down and Connor. Following the successes of the Irish Confederate forces in 1642, some of the friars returned to live in Askeaton, the last being Francis Hickey who was appointed in 1714.

Part of the friary was used as a church until the new church was built in the town in 1851. Two chalices were found in the grounds of the friary. One of these dates from 1662 and is now kept in St. Mary’s church. The De Lacy family of Conigar, Askeaton, commissioned the chalice. Another chalice was made in 1719 by Fr Pat Purcel and used at Mass in Aug. 2014.

ROADS: At the turn of the 20th century, American roads were chaos. Drivers didn’t need a license, lane lines didn’t exist, and stop signs hadn’t yet been invented. When the first official stop sign did appear in Detroit, in 1915, it was small, white, and square, nothing like the red octagon we know today. But in 1923, a branch of Mississippi’s highway department suggested a change—what if a sign’s shape could denote the kind of hazard ahead? The logic was simple: The more sides a sign has, the more dangerous the upcoming stretch of road is. Circles (which were considered to have infinite sides) designated the riskiest hazards, like railroad crossings. Octagons denoted the second most perilous hazards, like intersections. Diamonds signalled less-tricky stretches, and rectangles were strictly informational. We still use these parameters today, though no one knows why the nonagon drew the short stick.

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