Knockanure Notes — 3rd January, 2016

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RAMBLING HOUSE:  Thurs 7th Jan at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone welcome. Music, song and dance .Admission free. Refreshment served. Contact Ann Flavin on 0863090948.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT DAY: Knockanure Community Centre on Mon 11th Jan.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.  If attending ( 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY; Moyvane Mass on Tues 5th Jan at  7.30pm for Parishioners.
Knockanure, Wed 6th Jan at 10.00am Mass for a Special Intention and Moyvane on Wed  6th Jan  11.00am  for Bridget Holly, The Village (Anni).

FIRST FIRDAY CALLS:  Knockanure on Thursday 7th and Moyvane on Friday 8th.

DEATH has taken place of Patrick “Paddy” Curtin, Lower Aughrim, Moyvane. Paddy died December 29th 2015, he is survived by his parents John and Eileen, sisters Linda and Evelyn, brother-in-law Adrian, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours, team mates, work colleagues and many friends. Requiem Mass for Paddy Curtin was celebrated on Sunday, January 3rd, at 1pm and burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Patrick Curtin aged 26-years, he had been in a critical condition following an accident in Guatemala earlier in December 2015. A native of Moyvane , was working for Liebherr Container Cranes in Guatemala since September. Patrick was part of the Kerry minor football team that was beaten by Roscommon in the 2006 All-Ireland final replay. Patrick represented Kerry at inter-county level, playing U21 in 2009 and 2010, made his senior debut under Jack O’Connor in the 2012 league campaign. Played against Tipperary later that summer and went on to make 10 league and six championship appearances.

Death of Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, Listowel. Who December 31st, 2015. Survived by parents Con and Marie, sisters Kathleen and Marie, brothers Joseph, Fergus, Pat and Gerrard, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, relatives, friends and the staff of St John of Gods, Beaufort. Requiem Mass for Irene O Keeffe took place on Saturday, January 2nd in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure. Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

DEATH took place on 28th December 2015 of Der O’Connor, Ballinoe, Tarbert, survived by his wife Mary, sons Dan, Seanie. D.O., Cathal and Fergal, daughters Karen (Swift). Michelle (Flynn), Una (Ryan) and Rosie (King), brothers Liam, Paddy, Donie and John, sisters Kathleen and Noreen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, 26  grandchildren, his grandson Killian predeceased him. Requiem Mass was celebrated for Der O Connor at Mary’s Church, Tarbert on Thursday. Interment immediately afterwards at the adjoining cemetery.

Death on 27th December 2015 of Bridie (Bea) Galvin of Ballinorig Road, Tralee and late of Rathea, Listowel. Following Requiem Mass at Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Rathea, Bea Galvin was laid to rest in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh on Tuesday. Bea Galvin was aunt of the Galvin Family, Leitrim Middle.

ANNIVERSARIES: Francis Thornton, Denny Mulvihill, James Curtin, Jerry Lyons, Dan Keane, John Francie Ahern, Christopher O Connor, James Culhane, Pat Galvan, Tom Roche, Dermot Keane, Bill O Connell, Michael Buckley, Kit Leach, Tom Francis, Eddie Holly, Peg Werkman, Michael McMahon, Nora Flynn, Maureen Harnett, Mick Barrett, James Joy, Kathleen O Brien, Joe O Connor, Pat Brosnan, Bishop Michael McAuliffe, Ned Gould, Jim Kennelly, Josie McNamara, Kitty Barry, Michelle Foley.
Moyvane Masses: Fri 8th at 7.30pm for Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan & Dec of Hanrahan Family, Aughrim. Sat 9th at 7.30pm for Bridie Robinson, Upper Aughrim (Months Mind). Sun. 10th at  11.00am Donal Cunningham, Kilbaha (Anni) & his sister Breda & her husband Andy Thomas. Knockanure Masses: Thurs 7th at 7.30pm for Michael McMahon (Anni) & Dec of McMahon Family.

ST PIO next prayer meeting in Lixnaw will be on Tue. Jan. 19th.
TALK: The Diocese of Kerry will host a public talk given by Martina Lehane Sheehan, author and psychotherapist on Tuesday Jan 12th at 8pm in The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney.

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS – The cast are almost ready to bring ‘Diarmy’ to the stage in the Community Centre Tarbert, on January 29th, 30th & 31st.  To Book your seat, please ring 087 4484924.  Pre- Booking essential.

CENSUS will be held on Sunday 24th April. A total of 4,660 people will need to be hired for the job and paid about €2,400 each, applications open on Tuesday 5th January, see CSO census website.

LIMERICK Macra; Up to 20  took part in the fifth annual sleep-out on O’Connell Street Limerick for the Mid-West Simon Community. Over €10,000 was collected.

REUNION: Jim Halpin and Patsy Curtin would like to extend an invitation to you to attend a meeting on Tuesday 5th January 2016 at 20.00 hours in the Listowel Arms Hotel.  We will be discussing the upcoming event in association with the Listowel Military Tattoo Group and hope to form a committee to oversee the reunion.  The reunion is designed to involve the 6 Companies A.B.C.D.E and our own F Coy. Jim Halpin (087 2617897). Patsy Curtin (087 1233589)

ST JOHN’S: Exhibition of photographs, looking back on 2015, runs for the Month of January. Tuesday 5th Film Club, The Great Wall, based on a Kafks short story. Friday 8th, Human Rights Films, Tuesday 12th, Addicted to Sheep, depicts a year in the life of a tenant farmer. Full details from 068 22566.

THINKING OF THE PRIESTHOOD? Maybe you have been Thinking about the Priesthood as a way of life for you? Maybe you have felt you are being called? You are invited to St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, on Feb 5th and 6th, 2016. This event is an opportunity for you to ‘come and see’. We start on Feb. 5th with dinner at 6.30pm, followed by some time for prayer, meet others thinking of the priesthood and some recently ordained priests.  Stay overnight. On Feb 6th there is prayer, breakfast, a brief talk on discerning a vocation, preparation for Mass, lunch, discussion, depart. For more information contact Fr Michael Moynihan PP, Glengarriff at 087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer, PP Dromtarriff, 087 2401246.

SPRING is on the move, days are getting longer, Furze Bush is flowering and daffodils are several inches tall, land is sodden, but very green.

NEEDS OF THE HOLY LAND ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION: will take place next weekend 9th & 10th January. This collection provides assistance to those in need in the Holy Land and helps fund 36 Dispensaries, 21 Charitable Institutes, 120 Centres of Education and also housing projects for the deprived.

THOUGHT: A scientist said, making a plea for exchange scholarships between nations, “The very best way to send an idea is to wrap it up in a person.” That was what happened at Christmas. The idea of divine love was wrapped up in a Person. Halford E. Luccock.

ADVICE: Citizens Advice offer a lot of relevant advice about accessing support services –
– St Vincent de Paul offer practical support
– Aware support people struggling with depression
– Samaritans listen
– MABs for money issues

HISTORY: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 17 April, 1915; Edited.
A very pretty and interesting matrimonial alliance was effected in the Parish Church , Newtownsandes, on Wednesday; when the Rev. M. Keane, P.P., joined in the bonds of marriage Mr. Timothy K. Nolan, youngest son of Mr. Michael J. Nolan , J.P., the popular and able Chairman of the Kerry County Council, Moyvane House, Newtownsandes, Listowel, to Miss Lizzie Stack, daughter of the late Robert Stack, Esq., Kilmeany, Listowel, and grand-daughter of the late Thomas O’Connell, Esq., Deerpark , Lixnaw. Mr. P. Barry, Mallow, acted as best man, and the bride was given away by her brother Michael.
The bride, who looked charming, was dressed in a cream cloth costume with a cream picturesque hat to match, while the bridesmaids, Miss Casey and Miss Nora Galvin were most becomingly and effectively costumed in silver grey silk hats to suit. The happy pair, after the holy function, received the whole-hearted congratulations of their many friends and neighbours, and after breakfast left for their honeymoon to Dublin amidst the hearty good wishes and blessings of the whole community.
The bride’s travelling costume consisted of a navy cloth with a brown hat to match, which with the other outfit were selected at Mr. J. J. Stack’s millinery and drapery establishment, Church St., Listowel. The ” presents to the bride and bridegroom were numerous and costly.

The following errors -were made in the list, recently published, of the above collection:— Miss M. Fitzmaurice (Is.) should be Miss M. Finucane; and J. McElligott (2s. 6d.) should read Mrs. J. McElligott (2s. 6d.). The names of Miss Molly Finucane (2s. 6d.) and Mr. Burns (Is.) were  omitted. Additional subscriptions were—2s.—Mr. T. F Cotter, and Mr. D. Fitzmaurice (2s.) We are indebted to Mr. J. Fahey, hon. sec. for the corrections.

On Easter Sunday at 1 p.m. the members of the above Society attended at the Hall in full strength to receive the “Badge of Honour” after which they formed up in processional older and marched through the village preceded by the Band, not for the purpose of display, but as a token of respect and admiration for the success which has attended the efforts of their worthy Parish Priest, Rev. M. Keane for having in such a short time accomplished the task of establishing and perfecting for the benefit and enjoyment of his parishioners , a Fife and Drum ” band of twenty-five; one that will, I am sure, compare favourably with any of its kind in the historic Kingdom of Kerry. After the procession Fr. Keane who was in charge throughout, congratulated Mr. O’Reardon, Bandmaster, for his capable instruction, the members of the band for their smart appearance, the Temperance Society for having mustered in full force, and the parishioners in general for having waited to hear the band play a first time in public. M. J. Nolan, Esq., J.P., then came forward and congratulated Fr. Keane on the success and perfection of the band in such a short space of time, explained at great length the origin of “God Save Ireland” which the band played once more, and three ringing cheers for Fr. Keane terminated the proceedings. The Temperance Society hope, however to renew the greeting at an early date, as without Fr. Keane’s invaluable aid the band could not have been such a success. That he may be long spared to minister amongst us is the hearty wish of all that heard him speak on Easter Sunday. E. MULYIHILL , Hon. Sec.

LISTOWEL URBAN COUNCIL.THE NEW RATE. The first function held in the Carnegie Library since its completion was the holding of a special meeting of the Urban Council for the purpose of striking the rate for the ensuing financial year.  Mr. J. McKenna, Chairman, M.C.C., presided, and the other members present were: Dr M. O’Connor, Messrs. H. J. Marshall, Solr.; P. Breen, C. Dillon, E. Moran, T. J. Walsh, D. J. Flavin, J.P.; J Macaulay, J.P. Mr. T. F. Cotter, and Mrs. McElligott, rate collectors, were also in attendance.

PROFESSION OF A NUN AT ABBEYFEALE. The profession took place, on Thursday last, at the Convent of Mercy, Abbeyfeale, of Hannah, in religion. Sister Mary Gertrude, the youngest daughter of Mr. Peter Kearney, Cordal, Castleisland, County Kerry. The sacred ceremony was performed in the presence of a few immediate friends by the Very Rev. Canon Lee. P.P , Abbeyfeale, assisted by the Rev. Father O’Riordan, Father Halpin, and Father Breen, Abbeyfeale.
This is Mr. Kearney’s fifth daughter to devote herself to the service of God, the others being Sister Dympna, Presentation Convent , Milltown ; Sister Dominic, Presentation Convent , Dingle, and Sisters Cataldine and  Fidelis Convent of the Holy Faith, Dublin.

OLD AGE PENSION. TATRBERT COMMITTEE held their meeting in Newtownsandes on Wednesday.
The Rev. Fr. Keane P.P. chairman presided and the other members present were:—Rev. Fr. Martin P.P, Tarbert, Messrs. M.Martin Mulvihill, R.D.C , Listowel, Morgan Sheehy, R D C, do.; J. M. Hanrahan RDC. W. Collins, J.P.. V.C., RDC, Jas Walsh Newtown.
Mr. O’Connell, Pension Officer, Listowel and Mr. Cors C. Mulvihill, Secretary Newtown were also in attendance. (Break )
Mr Mulvihill told of his experience as a police officer in Ulster, Leinster and Connaught and knew he was not receiving the proper age during the census collection and now they are being deprived of their pension as the census was used as proof of age, the only other way was baptismal records and many of them were not available.

Tribute to Donie Lyons

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