Knockanure Notes — 31st July, 2016

WELCOME to all our visitors, many come especially to attend the graveyard mass.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 4th August at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Admission free. Refreshments will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at 086/3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day:  Monday 8th August. Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

BEST Wishes to Tom Flavin on his 90th birthday, Tom has been active in the community all his life, supporting, GAA, Sports and Macra to name a few organisations in which he performed Trojan work.

KNOCKANURE  GAA, July 22,  Lotto,  Jackpot was €14,600. No winner. Numbers drawn were 7, 8, 13, 15. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were: 1. Julie Flynn, Kilmorna; 2. Maurice Sheehan, c/o Leens Hotel ; 3. Frying Pan Fuss, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Teresa Whyte, Behins, Listowel; 5. Paddy Neville, c/o Kevin’s.

Draw of 29th July 2016; No winner of €14700. Numbers drawn 18, 19, 23, 31.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were: Rachel Moloney, Derry, Listowel; Sonny Long, Abbeyfeale; Helen O’Brien, Duagh; Jamie O’Connor, Kilmorna; Nora Stack, Asdee. Next draw on Friday 5th August with a jackpot of €14800 to be won.

CEMETERY Mass in Ahavoher on Monday 1st August at 8pm

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Knockanure on Thursday 4th and Moyvane on Friday 5th.  If anyone is away please phone Jacqueline in the Parish Office ( 068/49308.


DEATH took place of Paddy Kennelly, Moybella, Lisselton on 28th July 2016. Survived by his wife Jennie, sons Tom, Chris and Fr. Padraig, daughters Maria and Eileen, sons-in-law John and Tom, daughters-in-law Anna and Debra, grandchildren Cathal, Tadhg, Eoin, Sinead and Aoife.

DEATH of Sr. Dymphna O Driscoll, who died in England, late of Dirha.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mick Buckley, Tom Geoghegan, John Guiney, Maureen Beasley, Michael O’Keeffe, Paddy Rochford, Martin Sheehy, 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, Pat Sheehy, Fr. Kieran O’Shea, John Carmody, Nan Sullivan, Sean Hanrahan, Tessie O’Connor, Sr. Barbara Murphy, Moyvane Mass: Mon 1st at  8.00pm in Ahavoher Cemetery; Wed 3rd at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons,  Fri 5th at 7.30pm for John P. Walsh (Anni) & his loving parents Ellen & Patrick; Sat 6th  at 7.30pm  for Dora Ahern (1st Anni) & her loving husband Maurice; Sun 7th at 11.00am For the French People, Fr. Jacques Hamel & all who have died as a result of Terrorist attacks this year. Knockanure Mass, Thurs  4th at 7.30pm for Jerry Clancy.

JOBS AVAILABLE:  There are CE Positions available at Fr. Casey’s GAA Grounds and Abbeyfeale Town Park. Contact 068  31799 or 087 928 2322

SEISIÚN: Thursday nights at the Devon Inn Templeglantine.

RAMBLING HOUSE in Ballylongford on Sunday 31th at 9pm. Monday 1st  August. Rambling House Finuge, all Musicians & Singers most welcome. Time: 3.30pm – 5pm. West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday 5th August in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

DRAMA at Seanchai every Thursday and Friday at noon, during July and August.

FESTIVAL: The 19th Dan Paddy Andy four day Festival in Lyreacrompane, as usual, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

NEIGHBOUR: The 11th annual Know Your Neighbour initiative promoted by Macra Na Feirme continues in August.

THEATRE: Pub Theatre every Tuesday and Thursday in John B’s with a sing -song afterwards.

RADIO KERRY’S HORIZONS – at 9 Sunday 7th august features Listowel’s Fr Gaughan –  his priesthood of 60 years in the Dublin diocese and the many books he has written.

GRAVEYARD: Lislaughtin Graveyard Mass will be held on Friday 5th of August at 7pm. Kilnaughtin Graveyard Mass will be held on Friday 12th of August at 7.30pm.

OPEN On Sunday 7th August Glin Castle and Gardens will be open to the public. Tours of the castle and gardens will take place every hour beginning at 1 o clock. Refreshments will be served in the Castle between tours.

8th August: Swimming & Lifesaving Lessons at the Pier Glin.

BUS TO FLEADH CHEOIL IN ENNIS.  Departs Tralee on Thu. August 18th at 9.30am. Tel (086) 1032436.

NIGHT AT THE DOGS:  Fr Casey’s GAA Fundraising Night at the Dogs will take place on Saturday, August 13 at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, more contact 085-7080547

SAGART PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  A five day pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel to Lourdes on September 22 and return on September 27.  Further information from Canon John O’Shea or Fr. Joe Foley.

ABBEYFEALE CYCLING CLUB:  Their first charity cycle will be in aid of St Gabriel’s School in Limerick and will take place on Sunday, August 14.

TARBERT: Wedding bells – Congratulations to Padraig O Connor and Angela Lydon who got married recently in Galway and also to Tim Lynch and Laura Sheehy who got married in Tarbert, recently.

THE UNCOUNTABLE LAUGHTER OF THE SEA: is a 50 minute reflective film featuring the landscape and culture of Kerry in which Msgr Pádraig Ó Fiannachta RIP had a major involvement. Screening at Cinema Killarney every Tuesday at 7 p.m. until the end of August

KNOCK & LOUGH DERG: A 3 day Pilgrimage from August 22nd to 24th . All in Package includes visit to Knock, day retreat on Lough Derg, coach for 3 days, breakfasts, evening meals and accommodation in Bundoran. Early booking is advised. Deposit secures booking. Contact Ken on 087 2048677 for further details.

A CONFERENCE FOR YOUNG ADULTS: between the ages of 18-40 will take place on August 20th-21st in All Hallows, Dublin. The Legion of Mary in Kerry wish to sponsor at least 2 young adults who might have an interest in attending. The theme of the conference is “Mary inflames the embers…are you ready?” Contact Patricia 087 9048659.

PROGRESS ON NEW STAINED GLASS WINDOW: A substantial amount of the funding required to complete the new Reconciliation Window is now in place. The artist Tom Denny will visit St. John’s, Tralee later in October and expects to have window completed and installed within 12 months.

SALE: West Limerick 102 FM are holding their next car boot sale and indoor market at the Community Centre, Newcastle West on Sunday 7th August from 8am. To book a stall contact the Station on 069-66200.The gates open at 7.30am and all the proceeds will go towards the running of the station.

NATIONAL NOVENA:   The Novena to Our Lady of Knock will take place from August 14-22.  The theme for this year is ‘Merciful like the Father’ in keeping with the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

AWARE OPEN EVENING:  Abbeyfeale Family Support Programme and Aware will host an open night on Tuesday August 16 in the Further Education and Training Centre, Abbeyfeale at 7.30pm

  1. BRENDAN’S NEPHEW: Billy Scanlan (nephew to Fr. Brendan in Knockanure) is marrying Brid Connell on Saturday August 13th in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure at 2pm. The ceremony will be celebrated by uncle Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan.  Parishioners are welcome to join the couple and family for the Wedding Mass and for light refreshments in Knockanure Community Centre after the Celebration.

MOYVANE COISTE NA NÓG: Sincere thanks to everybody who contributed to their Church gate collection last weekend.  Funds go to the cost of training equipment and all activities involving our underage footballers.

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS:  Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend 6th/7th August.  All proceeds help provide services for people with intellectual disabilities.

WINDOW ON THE PAST:  On Saturday, August 20 the Glórach Theatre, Convent St., Abbeyfeale proudly presents; “Window on the Past: All Changed, Changed Utterly”. This event will have a country kitchen of 100 years ago on display as well as the performance (by local singers) of some songs from the era.  Guest speakers are Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of A Woven Silence: Memory, History and Remembrance and The House on an Irish Hillside. Felicity’s talk will focus on the role of women in social history at that time .Local historian Tom Donovan will talk about local involvement in the Uprising, particularly the fascinating story of Abbeyfeale native Patrick Leen.  Free event – all are welcome from 8pm – 10pm.. Please contact Margaret on 087 751 1241 for more information.

THE ST. MICHAEL’S GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE AGM on Weds 17th of August in St. Patrick’s Hall and at 7.30pm. New members are welcome.

FRENCH Bishop; From Krakow, I have learned about the killings this morning in the Church of Saint-Etienne du Rouvray. There were three victims: the priest (84 yrs old) Fr Jacques Hamel and the two authors of the assassination. Three other people were injured – one of them very seriously. I call out to God, with all people of good will. I dare to invite non-believers to unite in this call! With the youth of the World Youth Days, we pray in the same manner as we prayed around the tomb of Father Popiełuszko in Warsaw – assassinated under the communist regime …  The only weapons which the Catholic Church can take up are prayer and fraternity among peoples. I return home leaving hundreds of young people who are the future of humanity, the truth. I ask them not to give up in the face of violence but to become apostles of the civilization of love.

+ Dominque Lebrun, Archbishop of Rouen. 26 July 2016

HOSPICE: The annual Milford Hospice Harvest Fair will take place on the grounds of the University of Limerick,  on Sunday the 14th of August 2016.

The next Bereavement Support Information Evening will take place in Milford Care Centre on Tue 23rd August 2016 from 7 – 8.30pm.

POPE Francis asks that in August we pray.

That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world, and, That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbour

COURSE IN PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:  A course in personal development runs one evening a week from September to May and seven Saturdays or Sundays through the year in Tralee, Killarney and Limerick.  It is organised by SHEP (The social and health education project).  For further information contact Helen O’Grady 085 8626844.

KDYS is a charity supporting young people since 1971. They are involved with over 6,000 young people from all over County Kerry. They have a staff of a 100 and 500 volunteers.

MASS will be celebrated at Ballyine Mass Rock on Friday 5th August 2016 at 8pm, and all are welcome to attend. It was first celebrated there on Sunday, August 15th 1954 by Fr John Fitzgibbon C.C. Ardagh/Carrigkerry and approximately 2,000 were in attendance.

STACK: Damian Stack, organised Stacks and friends, for the third Stack Clan Gathering in Listowel, from July 22nd to 25th 2016.  Visited the Stack’s Mountains and see turf being cut by hand, as your ancestors did long ago.

Visit Listowel Castle one of the last castles to fall to the forces of Queen Elizabeth I, after a 28 day siege Nov/Dec 1600. The Irish commander in charge of the Castle was Constable Gerrot Roe Stack, who along with most of the defending forces was hanged in the Square in Listowel.

Enjoy a tour of the North Kerry area and visit many historical sites and

The Lartigue Monorail.


Weekly Mail. 29th June 1901.

DAIRY PRODUCE. [By W J. GRANT, Organiser of Agricultural Education in Monmouthshire,

The butter classes were all well filled. The first class for butter in keg or package, made and delivered on or before May 11, was naturally interesting, because it gave the public an opportunity of ascertaining the keeping qualities of British butters. The class, as a whole, was fairly satisfactory, with the exception of a few of the entries, which appeared to be mildewed, although, the defect was only on the surface. There was no doubt as to Mr. Charles Hayes exhibit being entitled to the first prize In Class 318, for boxes of a dozen 21b. rolls, the first and second prizes went to lrish creameries, and they gave a fair example of the magnificent butter the English creameries are now placing in the market. The texture, flavour, and colour of the Fennor Co-operative Society’s exhibit will bear favourable comparison with any butter staged in the show. The exhibits in Class 319, for 21b. of fresh butter slightly salted made up in pounds, varied somewhat in colour. Taken collectively, the texture was good throughout, and in many instances we might look upon the butter staged in this class as being an example of the way in which English butters in small quantities could be delivered in excellent condition direct to the consumers. We mention this with a view to showing the possibility of those who are producing English butter distributing direct to the consumer small or large quantities, weekly or other- wise, by post or rail. There was not such a rich colour with the butters made from cows other than Channel Islands or crossed with Channel Islands, but it was an excellent class, and there was a brightness and excellence of texture which it would be difficult to beat. Lord Rosebery’s dairymaid at Mentmore (Mrs. Crookes) has placed an exhibit before us which exemplifies her ability. Colour, texture, freedom from moisture, perfect condition these are the qualities of probably the best of all the small entries. Amongst the large entries the butters of the Irish creameries take the lead. Cheese as a whole makes a good exhibit, but here we do not find the quantity or variety that we see at the gathering at Islington. But when the prizes for Cheddar cheese are competed for by such makers as Mr. H. Travers (Trowbridge), Mr Henry Cannon, and Mr. T. C. Candy we naturally expect to see good entries. On the whole, Cheshire cheeses are a fairly good class. We are pleased to note that the Cheshire County Council are amongst the prize-winners. Stiltons, too, are a good class, but Wensleydales are small. We regret to see that from the neighbouring county of Mon- mouth, where the principles of Wensleydale cheese-making have been taught for the last six years, some of those who have been making these excellent cheeses have not tried their luck at the show, especially when we know that for three or four years past some of the dairies in that county have been commanding excellent prices for their produce. Double Gloucester’s are a small class, and Wiltshire’s are fairly good. Dealing with Caerphilly cheese as a whole, it is extremely gratifying to find that Mr. Benson, the judge, was able to award prizes to Caerphilly cheese possessing the true characteristics by which that cheese may be recognised. It is a well- known fact that Caerphilly cheese in the true sense of the term can only be produced in districts east of the River Ely in Glamorganshire and west of the River Usk in Monmouth-

Butter. Class 317.One keg or other package of butter not less than 14lb. and under 401b. in weight: 1. Charles Hayes, Keyford House Farm, Frome; 2, Newtownsandes Co-operative Dairy Society (Limited), Newtownsandes, Kerry; r, Drumcliffe Co-operative Dairy Society (Limited), Drumcliffe. Sligo. Class 318. Box of twelve 21b. rolls of butter, made with not more than 1 per cent, of salt: 1, Fennor Co-operative Dairy Society (Limited), Gortnahoe, Thurles, Tipperary; 2. Howardstown Dairy Company, Bruree, Limerick: 3. Miss Mabel G. Prideaux, The Grange, Motcombe, Dorset.

(See paper for long list of show prize-winners)

Collins Barracks

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