Knockanure Notes — 3rd August, 2014

CHURCHYARD: Mon.  4th  Holy Mass at Ahavoher Graveyard at 8pm.
Tues. 5th Holy Mass at Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm. Wed. 6th Holy Mass at Murhur Graveyard at 8pm, Weather permitting.

Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.
NEXT:  “Active Retired Day”  in Knockanure takes place on Monday the 11th August 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.

BEST WISHES to Ann Marie McEvoy of Aughrim, Moyvane and Michael Flaherty of Glin who were married at Moyvane Church by Fr. Crawford on 25th July 2014. Best man was Conor Flaherty and groomsmen were Gavin Woods and Johnny Costello. Bridesmaids were Sinead Kearney, Catherina Sheehan and Denise McEvoy. The bride is daughter of Noreen and the late Denis McEvoy and the grooms parents are Mike and Margaret Flaherty.

CYCLE: Ring of North Kerry begins at Finuge on August 9th at 9.30am.

SEISIUN organised by Comhaltas of traditional entertainment at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights during the summer.

ALERT: Knockanure Community Alert:  We wish to inform members of our community if you see any unusual activity or strange vehicles loitering around the area to ring the Gardai at Listowel 21000 or call our community alert number.  It is important that we all look out for each other.

DEATH occurred on 28th July 2014 of Margaret O’Sullivan (née Casey) of Lower Athea. Survived by husband Connie, sons Seán, Connie & Patrick, daughters Margaret (Scanlon), Mary (O’Connor) Patrickswell, & Breda (Hayes), daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-granddaughters, sister Sr. Eileen Casey (Birmingham), brother Denis (Chicago), brothers-in-law Patsy (Ex Creamery) & Sean (New York), sisters-in-law Kathleen (Chicago) & Mary (New York), nephews, nieces. Following Requiem Mass Thursday 31st July in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea. Margaret O Sullivan was laid to rest  in Holy Cross Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Rochford, James O Brien, John McGrath, Sr. Benedict Cotter, Neilus O Connell, Pat Sheehy, Fr. Kieran O Shea, John Carmody, Nan Sullivan, Sean Hanrahan, Tess O Connor, Sr. Barbara Murphy, Jack Dalton, Patrick Wren, Molly Mahony, Sr. Brendan Sheehy, Jerry Mulvihill, William O Sullivan. Mass on Fri 8th  Knockanure at 7.30pm for Ellen & Laurence Collins. Mass on Tue     12th at 7.30pm for Mossie O’Connor Glen Road.

READERS: Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill, 11.00am, Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson; Knockanure         10.00am, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

MENTAL Health; Free Focus Programmes Tralee for those recovering from mental health problems. Duration: 12 months.  Enquiries: National Learning Network 0667122533.

KNOCK SHRINE: Coach to Knock Shrine on Mon 11th Aug for Sr. Breege McKenna visit. Bus leaves Tralee Bus station at 7.30am, more from  0667180123 or Donal 0876361023.

BUS: The Irish Cancer Society is offering a free transport service to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments in Cork University Hospital, Kerry General Hospital & the Mercy University Hospital, Cork.  For more information, patients can contact their treatment team in the hospital or call Gail on 01 2310 566.

EVENTS: Glin Festival and Dingle races run from 8th to 10th Aug. Puck Fair runs from 10th to 12th Aug. Duagh Festival 9th and 10th August. Dublin Horse Show runs from 6th to 10th August. August 17th Knockanure Vintage Rally, Contact Paddy 087-2603531.  2014 Electric Picnic August 29-31 festival.

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday 5th The Best of Traditional. Wed. 6th Radio Luxembourg, a comedy. Fri 8h , Honour Heffernan & Hugh Buckley. Wed, 13th The Percy French Story, details from 086 22566.

LOUGH DERG: / Lough Derg, return bus service
contact [email protected] Tel: 068 21707

PERMANENT DIACONATE Are you interested in becoming a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Kerry? Nationally 31 deacons have been ordained and 58 are in training. Married men over the age of 35 and single men over the age of 25 may apply. The upper age limit for ordination is 63. If interested there will be a ‘Come and See Session’ in the Autumn. If interested please contact Canon Declan or Fr. Eoin Mangan P.P. Knocknagoshel, Tel:  (068) 46107.

ST. MARYS’ CHURCH LISTOWEL IS OPEN:  The Parish Finance Council is delighted to announce that our church which was closed for the past two months for renovation is re-opened this weekend 3rd Aug. 2014. This was a major project, new floor and then the retiling. Also the piping of the central heating was also totally replaced.  The arches of the main body of the church are now lit up with under floor led lights. While there was no work done to the sanctuary itself, we replaced the wheelchair ramp onto the sanctuary and re-carpeted it. We wish to thank the Architect, Richard McElligott and Cisco Woodframe Homes Ltd. Contractors, Lixnaw who carried out the project with competence and professionalism and did it all on schedule. We are also grateful to the group who kindly helped with the general clean-up in preparation for the opening and indeed the Parish Folk Group and the Parish Choir who are singing at our masses this weekend to mark the occasion. Well done all!

FLOWERS: Limerick in Bloom; Athea, Abbeyfeale and Glin have entries in the competition. The fine display of flowers in Knockanure would hold its own in any competition.

BUS TO KNOCK. ON MONDAY AUGUST 11th.  Names to Margaret Griffin on 066 7132515.

YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th August,2014.
For more information and to book phone 01 6753690 or from NI 07598 876399 or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).

LACE: Limerick Museum and Archives are planning a book and showcase on Limerick Lace for later this year and into next year and are on the search for stories, images and pieces of Limerick Lace. They will be running a demonstration class on how Limerick Lace was created during National Heritage Week from August 23rd – August 31st as well as a series of workshops planned throughout the year. Limerick was a major centre for the production of lace throughout the 19th and early 20th Century. It was often made by the poorest members of society and worn by the wealthiest. For more information contact Jacqui Hayes at [email protected]

TOP world’s 1000, third level institutions published recently. Eight Irish Universities are listed in World University rankings (CWUR) top 1000. Trinity College, Dublin was the highest ranking Irish University at 200th place. The other Irish Universities on the list are University College, Dublin (269), University College, Cork (463), The National University of Ireland, Galway (600), The Royal College of Surgeons (647), Dublin City University (619) and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (820). U.L. is listed at 944.

EXPLORE West Limerick’s Hidden Heritage with the West Limerick Heritage Network Bus tour of Rathkeale, Ardagh, Foynes on Saturday, August 16th 11am to 5.15pm (approx) led by locals with in-depth knowledge of the area and its hidden stories. Cost €5 per seat. Limited seats available. Booking essential. Contact Suzanne on 069-79114 or email [email protected] This project is funded by Limerick City of Culture and supported by West Limerick Resources.

DEATHS: Limerick Chronicle.
20 Dec. 1837 report of death of John Byrne Publican of Listowel, who drowned crossing the Deel near Newcastle west,

Death of PF Cleary a native of Kilmallock and Manager of Provincial Bank in Listowel since May 1907, his death report LC, 8th Feb. 1910 aged 52 years. He had three brothers in the bank and a son John Cleary in Fermoy Provincial Bank.

Death of  ? Enright from Listowel report 15 Dec. 1921 War of Independence casualty Kilmallock, he was shot.

TIDE: The times of the tides are now on Click on the link to the right called ‘Tides at Glin’ in the section ‘Weather & Tides in Glin’

ORGAN Music Course; For more information please contact Fr Columba at [email protected] For more details, see


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