Moyvane

Knockanure Notes — 31st January, 2016

CHIROPODIST at Marian Hall on Thursday 4th Feb at 10.30am. Book with Eileen Quinn  49472.

ACTIVE RETIRMENT KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  The monthly social activity will take place on Monday 8th February at 1pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  To help with dinner count please ring the office on 068 49799.  New members welcome.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Moyvane/Knockanure/Tarbert Ladies GAA Club wish to thank all for their very generous support towards their recent Pub Quiz.  Many thanks to Brosnan’s Bar & all who donated spot prizes. Ladies football U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 will be held after 11am Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 7th February in the Marian Hall.

CARE OF THE AGED: Meeting in the Marian Hall on Monday 1st Feb at 7.30pm.

ANAM CARA: is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of February 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee.

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS – St John’s Theatre Listowel 068 22566 will also host ‘Diarmy’ on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February.

DEATH has occurred of Patrick Cunningham of Moyvane and Dublin on 25th January 2016. Patrick is survived by his wife, Margaret and son David, sister Mary, brother Maurice and extended family.
Requiem Mass for Patrick Cunningham was celebrated at St Brigid’s Church, Cabinteely on Thursday 28th January. Patrick was predeceased by his parents Billy Cunningham and Jo O’Connor and brother Eddie who was born 1945 and died on 14 Jan 2009.

DEATH: Emma O Brien nee Holly died on the 23rd of January, 2016 at Kerry General Hospital. Late of Holly’s Gala, Moyvane. Emma was predeceased by her husband Jack (who died in 2011) and parents Johnny and Bridget. Survived by her son Ivan, brother Denis, aunt Mary, nephew and niece, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Requiem Mass for Emma was celebrated on Tuesday, the 26th of January in Moyvane Church, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Fr. McNamara celebrated the Mass assisted by Fr. O Callaghan, Fr. O Connor and Fr. Walsh. Hymns and music was provided by the Mulvihill Family and Liam Corridan. Among the attendance at the Mass was Paddy Walsh who was involved in the building of the Moyvane Church. Emma has touched the lives of thousands in lovely quiet little ways. Emma O Brien was the third generation of women shopkeepers in he family.

DEATH: Monsignor Edmond Whyte, of Rathea was instrumental in building up several Catholic churches across South Florida, died after a 10-year battle with cancer, served in the Archdiocese of Miami. Msgr. Edmond Whyte: Born Jan. 29, 1938; ordained June 6, 1964; died Jan. 23, 2016.

DEATH took place recently of Fr. James Noonan, a Kiltegan priest from Loughill. Fr James was ordained in 1962, and worked in Nigeria and Ireland.  Death of Mary Morrissey, (nee O’Connor) Dublin late of Skehenerin. Death has taken place of Fr. Kevin Gaffey California / Carhoona,Tarbert.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mike Brosnan, Bridie Stack, Patsy Stack, Paddy Brouder, Jer Woods, Nell Kiely, Eileen Ahern, Mary Fitzgibbons, Brendan Keane, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ann Kelly, Denis Noonan, Noreen Quinlan, Bridget Brosnan, Sr. Thomas O Connor, Bridget Leonard, Jack McGuire, John Keane, John Dore, Joan Philips, Sr. Irene Stack, Nora Walsh, Ned O Keeffe, Nora Behan, Maureen Kennelly, Catherine Halpin, Michael Reidy, Humphrey Doody, Maurice Enright, Kieran O Sullivan, Celia Mahony, Eileen O Connor, Nellie Hannon, Padraig Liston, Marina Lynch. Mass Moyvane:
Mon 1st at 9.30am, Mass of St. Brigid for Suzie Maguire, UK (Rec Dec) Blessing of throats. Wed 3rd at 7.30pm Mass of St. Blaise (with Blessing of the throats) for Patrick Moran.   Fri 5th at 7.30pm  for  Patrick Curtin. Sat 6th at 7.30pm for Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan & Deceased Family Members. Sun 7th at   11.00am for Catherine Hudson.
Knockanure Mass; Wed 3rd at 10.00am Mass of St. Blaise (with Blessing of the throats) and Sr. Rita Donegan. Sun 7th at 10.00am for Tim Leahy.

MASS: Knockanure: Tues 2nd at 7.30pm Mass for improvement in the weather and Blessing of candles.

FIRST FRIDAY calls this week as usual in Knockanure and Moyvane.

RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday February 3rd at 8pm. If interested contact Matt, 21420, Michael, 21596, Mossie, 21725, Michael, 21168, Bernard, 22942, John, 0861617528 & Mary 0874138371.

USED CLOTHING COLLECTION – There will be a collection of used clothing in aid of Tarbert National School on Wednesday 3rd February.  The drop off point is at the School before 9.30am. Thank You.

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: 670 donors attended the Blood Donor Clinic in The Brandon Hotel recently.

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE A.G.M. on Tuesday 2nd February at 7.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall, William St.

FLOWERS: A meeting to explain how we can create diverse flower-rich habitats in our communities and help save our bees will be hosted by Kerry Co. Co. in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tue. Feb 2nd at 7.30pm.  More details, diocese of Kerry.

HOSPITAL: Listowel Community Hospital is to spend E2.69 million in refurbishment.

NANO NAGLE  10th Annual Social at the Arms Hotel on 5th of February.

ST JOHN’S: from Thursday the 11th of February to Saturday the 14th of February, Listowel Drama Group presents “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward.

EVENTS: The Munster finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh 2015/16 will be held in Hazelwood College Dromcollogher on Sunday 14th February.
Variety Concert in Rathkeale House Hotel on Saturday 6th February at 8pm , proceeds in aid of the Joanne McMahon Thanksgiving Fund for the Burns Unit in Saint James Hospital in Dublin.
Athea Drama Group, upcoming production of ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’ which will be staged in Athea in late February. Directed by Oliver McGrath. Munster Rally for Life will take place in Cork on Saturday February 27th, assembling on The Grand Parade, Cork at 2pm.
February 11th is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day for the Sick.
A Limerick Synod Culture Event was held on Jan 29th 2016 at the Devon Hotel to honour poet Tadhg “Gaelach” O’Suilleabháin was born in Tournafulla in 1715. The evening presided  by Neilus de Róiste. The address was given by Dr Salvador Ryan (Maynooth) with poetry readings by Canon Micheál Liston and music by local musicians.
CBS Sexton Street, Limerick invites pupils, past pupils, parents & friends of the School
to a special Bicentenary Mass in St John’s Cathedral, Limerick on Sunday Feb 7th
at 12noon.

GAA; Knockanure club AGM will be held in the Clubhouse on 4th Feb. At 8.30pm.  Clounmacon GAA Victory dance at the Arms Hotel  on 12th Feb at 7.30pm.

SIVE:  It’s 57 years since its first outing in Listowel and  now, will be staged by the Abbeyfeale Drama Group in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse beginning Tuesday, February 16 and continuing its run on February 18, 20/21/23/25/27 and finishing on Sunday, February 28.  All proceeds from the first night on Tuesday, February 16 go to the Abbeyfeale Lourdes Invalid Fund.

KERRY ASSOCIATION London AGM will be held on Feb. 3rd at 7pm at the Kingdom Bar, 229 Kilburn High Road, London.

GATHERING in Killarney from Feb. 17th to 21st, this is the 17th year of the event.

AGM OF WEST LIMERICK RADIO:  West Limerick 102fm Community Radio Annual General Meeting takes place on February 23 at The Desmond Complex, Newcastle West.  Meeting starts 8pm sharp.

NEW GATES FOR CHURCH OF IRELAND GRAVEYARD ABBEYFEALE: Abbeyfeale Men’s Shed and Traveller Men’s Group have collaborated on repair and hanging of gates in the Church of Ireland Graveyard at Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale. The fitting of the gates will take place on Tuesday February 9 at 12 noon.  Local historian Billy Broderick will give a brief talk on the history of the Church of Ireland Graveyard and refreshments will be served afterwards in the Abbeyfeale Further Education and Training Centre.  All welcome. This in an initiative of West Limerick Resources, Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board.   For more information contact Denis on 087 6497671 or Mary on 087 9382883.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: Its theme is Catholic School:  Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy.
Each day this week has a specific theme for reflection which goes as follows:
Monday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I am kind and compassionate.
Tuesday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I forgive and make-up.
Wednesday:  Grandparents are the face of God’s Mercy.
Thursday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I am fair and just.
Friday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I live like Jesus.
Lets keep all who are involved in our Catholic Schools in our prayers this week.
February 11th is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day for the Sick.

YEAR OF MERCY: An afternoon of reflection on the theme of ‘MERCIFUL LIKE THE FATHER: LIVING THE YEAR OF MERCY’.  It will be led by Dr. Edward Sri, well known international Catholic speaker and author.  It takes place in Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli Cork on Sunday next 7th from 3pm to 6.30pm.   Further information from 086/2420240.

FR. SEAMUS O’CONNELL AND LUKE’S GOSPEL. To celebrate the Year of Mercy, On Friday Feb 26th, he will explore Jesus as Mediator of Mercy in the Gospel of Luke in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock St. Tralee. Starting at 7.30pm and finishing by 9.30pm, and places may be booked at 064 6632644.

LATIN MASS: Holy Cross Dominican Church Tralee Sun 7th Feb and Sun 21st Feb at 1.30 p.m.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:
Year of Mercy: A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy continues on Wednesdays February. 10th, 17th and 24th at 7pm. Thanksgiving evening to celebrate the gift of Married Life. Wednesday. February 10th at 7.30pm. Lenten Reflection Days Saturday. February 13th & Sun. 14th, 10am to 5pm. Speaker: Bishop Brendan Comiskey. The Art of Balanced Living Sat. Feb. 20th, 10am to 4pm. Facilitated by Antoinette Dilsworth. Ardfert Local History Series, Thursday, 18th Feb at 8pm, Ardfert Place names by Ciarán Dalton. Contact: Ardfert Retreat Centre 066 7134276

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: is an all-Ireland annual event which invites Catholic schools to give expression in a special way to the ethos of Catholic education.  It is a celebration of Catholic schools throughout Ireland, North and South which acknowledges the tremendous contribution that our Catholic primary and post-primary schools make not just to Irish society, but to the mission of the Church. Catholic Schools Week 2016  runs from Sunday 31st January to Saturday 6th February on the theme: “Catholic Schools: Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy”.

AWARE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP meets: Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm .Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie

MASS TIMES: For Listowel Parish the Area Pastoral Council in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council has decided to bring forward the Saturday evening Vigil Mass to 6.15 p.m..  Our Mass times on Sunday will remain the same as now with Masses at 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.

RURAL EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION SERVICE:  Are you looking for some support and guidance to help you get back into training or back to work? The Rural Employment Service is a free, confidential service based in Newcastle West providing career guidance supports, CV and interview preparation supports and advice on training and education courses.  Contact Finn (087 759 1951), Ivana (087 653 5156), Adrienne (087 277 3294), or like us on Facebook WLR Rural Employment Service for the latest updates on job vacancies and training courses.

THOUGHT: Without hope, faith and love, it doesn’t matter what you do for yourself, your fellow man or God, In the end, if your life work was not built upon a foundation built of empowering love, faith and hope, it will all crumble into nothingness. It nothing but chaff blowing in the wind. But if you have these three things in place, nothing you do, no matter how small or seemingly mundane is without significant kingdom value. Katherine Walden

ARCHIVES: Eight million euros is to be spent the design and construction phase at the National archives’ Dublin headquarters in Bishop Street, they are to store 100 million pages in more suitable conditions.

PENSIONS: Dáil Éireann – Volume 22 – 28 March, 1928

WRITTEN ANSWERS. – OLD AGE PENSION CLAIMS.
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state for what reasons the old age pension has been refused Mr. James Kissane, Kilcock Upper, Liselton, Co. Kerry; whether [1865] he is aware that Kissane is entirely dependent on the charity of his nephew, and has no means; and whether he is aware that but for the charity of his nephew this man would have to get out-door relief or go to the county home.

MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT and PUBLIC HEALTH (General Mulcahy): An appeal was received on the 12th of November, 1927, arising out of this claim. It was determined on the 1st of December, 1927, that the claimant was not entitled to any pension, as it was not clear that his means, consisting of his maintenance by his nephew, were less than £39 5s. a year, the statutory limit for the receipt of a pension. In calculating means for old age pension purposes account must be taken of the yearly value of any benefit or privilege enjoyed by a claimant.
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state the reasons why the old age pension at the rate of 9s. per week, has been refused to Mrs. M. Doran, Lyracrompane, Listowel; and if he is aware that she is absolutely destitute and entirely dependent on her relatives for support.
General MULCAHY: This case came up on appeal in January last. It was reported that the claimant was maintained by her sister, a farmer and shopkeeper, and as it was not clear on the evidence submitted that the yearly value of her support was less than £39 5s. 0d., the claim was disallowed on the 31st of January, 1928. In calculating means for old age pension purposes account must be taken of the yearly value of any benefit or privilege enjoyed by a claimant.
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state why John Carroll, Ballinorig West, Ardfert, Kerry, has been refused the old age pension; and whether the Minister is aware that he is partially dependent on the charity of his relatives.
General MULCAHY: This case has not come before me so far on appeal, [1866] and I have therefore no information in regard to it. I have, however, referred it to the Minister for Finance who will probably be in a position to reply to the Deputy shortly.
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state the reasons why Ellen Prendiville, Ballincloher, Lixnaw, has been refused the old age pension; and whether he is aware that some months ago two old age pensioners made affidavits before a Peace Commissioner that she was over 70 years.
General MULCAHY: This claim is at present under consideration on appeal on the ground of insufficient evidence of age. The only definite evidence so far furnished is the record that the claimant was 20 years old when married on the 29th of January, 1881. A certificate has, however, been produced of a child, said to be claimant’s first-born, baptised on the 15th of March, 1873. Further investigation is being made, and a decision will be given as soon as possible.
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health why Mrs. Johanna Quilter, Ahabeg, Lixnaw, County Kerry, has been refused the old age pension; if he is aware that Mrs. Quilter cannot find any record as regards her age, and if he will instruct the local officer to interview the applicant again, and report on her age from her appearance; and if he is aware that, not being originally from Ahabeg, Mrs. Qiulter finds it very difficult to get any old age pensioners to make declarations or affidavits as to her age.
General MULCAHY: In this case an appeal was decided on the 22nd of October, 1927. It was determined that the claimant was not entitled to any pension, as it was not clear on the evidence submitted that she had attained the statutory age. Her name was not found in a search covering the years 1843 to 1867 in the Baptismal Register. The only members of her family whose names were found were Mary, baptised 15th September, 1844, and Francis, baptised 28th July, 1850. The years 1845, 1846, 1847, and part of 1848, are, however, missing from the Register.
While the appeal was under consideration special attention was given to the investigation of age, but the claimant was apparently unable to get anyone to vouch for her age except her relatives, and the two relatives who made declarations were not much more than 60 years of age.
The case can only be revived by the making of a fresh claim in the usual way, if further evidence is now available. It should, however, be noted that while every assistance is given to claimants the onus of proof of qualification lies on them.
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state for what reason Mrs. Catherine McCarthy, Clahane, Ballyduff, Tralee, has been refused the old age pension; and if he is aware that she is entirely destitute and living on the charity of her friends.
[1869] General MULCAHY: An appeal was decided on the 18th of January, 1928, in this case. It was determined that the claimant was not entitled to any pension as it was not clear on the evidence submitted that she fulfilled the statutory condition as to residence, i.e., twelve years since attaining the age of 50 years.
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state for what reason Daniel Nolan, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, County Kerry, is not receiving the old age pension at the rate of 9/- per week.
General MULCAHY: An appeal was decided on the 7th of December, 1927, in this case. It was determined that the claimant was not entitled to any pension, as it was not clear on the evidence submitted that his means, as calculated under the Old Age Pensions Acts, were within the statutory limit (of £39 5s. a year) for the receipt of a pension.
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health whether he will state the reasons why the old age pension of Maurice Kennelly, Kilgarvin, Ballylongford, Kerry, has been reduced from 6/- to 2/-.
General MULCAHY: This pensioner was originally in receipt of an old age pension of 6/- a week, the value of his maintenance being estimated at 14/- a week. Under the review which took place in accordance with the provisions of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1924, the pension was, therefore, reduced to 2/- a week.
A question raised by the pensioner for an increase was disallowed by the Lisselton Pension Sub-Committee on the 25th of May, 1925, and their decision was confirmed on appeal on the 14th of July, 1925.
A further question by the pensioner was also disallowed on appeal on the 24th of February, 1927, as he failed to show that his means had in any way decreased.
He is maintained on a farm of 39 acres (Poor Law Valuation, £12 10s.) which he assigned to his son on the  19th of February, 1924, on the occasion of the latter’s marriage.

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