Knockanure Notes — 3rd May, 2015

FIRST COMMUNION: Best wishes to all the children who will receive their First Communion in Knockanure Church on May 9th. Many parents and teachers have put in a lot of work in preparing for the day. A great day also for grandparents and friends of the first communion class.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 11th May 2015.Music by Stevie Donegan.

If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome

RAMBLING House on Thursday 07th May 2015 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance .Admission free. Refreshment will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at  0863090948.

DRAMA: Animation Drama Group presents: The Wizard of Oz at Knockanure Community Centre on May 12th at 7.00 pm and May 13th also at 7.00 pm

ZUMBA classes every Tuesday from 10 am in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone welcome. For more information please call 068/49799.

ROSARY: In honour of Our Blessed Mother, The Rosary will be recited at The Grotto every Tuesday Evening – after Mass – during the Month of May.

REMEMBERING ZOE MAY 15-17:  The Parish of Abbeyfeale have organized a weekend of events.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is taking place in Listowel on May 9th at 4.15am. This is the first year the event is been held in Listowel.

INFO ON THE MARRIAGE REFERENDUM, presentation followed by Q &A, hosted by Mothers and Fathers Matter Kerry. Wednesday, May 6th, St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel, 7:30pm.

DEATH of Sheila V O’Riordan (née Vaughan) of Briar Rose House, Appletown, Feohanagh, Limerick
Late of Upper Dirreen, Athea. Died on 29th April 2015. Predeceased by her parents Mary & Seamus and her dear sisters-in-law Ita and Nora. Survived by her husband David, sons Killian and Christopher, father-in-law Moss, sisters Margaret (Dalton), Carmel (Reidy), Helen (Ryan), Catherine (Enright), Joan Marie (Hassett-Hartnett), Breda (Foley) and Auine (Reidy), brothers Joe Joe, Myles, Richard, James and Thomas, – David’s sisters Mary (Daly), Kay (Davy) and Carmel (Wilson), and his brother Pat, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated  Saturday, 2nd May for Sheila V O’Riordan, in St. Mary’s Church, Feohanagh, Burial after in Aughlish Cemetery, Feohanagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Allan, Sr. Conception O Connor, Pat Danaher, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, Mary Hayes,  Michael A O Sullivan, John Houlihan, James Relihan, Mary R Kennelly, John Carmody, Tom Scannell, Kay OBrien Hattley, Jeremiah McCarthy, Patsy Broderick, Noreen McCarthy, Michael Relihan, Sr. Patricia Langan, Michael Dowling, Mass on Tues.  5th at 7.30pm for                  Tom Flaherty. Mass on Fri. 8th at 7.30pm for Jimmy Kennelly. Mass on Sun. 10th at 10.00am  for Mary Rose Kennelly and the Mass at                                 11.00am is for David Foley & the deceased members of the Foley Family.

CHURCH NEWS: Moyvane Liturgy Meeting on Wednesday 6th May at 8 o’clock in the Presbytery, New members are most welcome.
Knockanure Corpus Christi Church:  Annual Queen of the May Procession takes place this year on Sunday 17th May at 3.00 p.m.

Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking. Readers: Vigil Catriona Farrelly & Elaine Hudson, 11am       Philip Kiely & Maureen Walsh; Knockanure 10am  Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

I.C.A Meeting Tuesday 5th May at 8pm.  New members welcome.

1916 information night will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on 5th May at 7.30pm, organised by Kerry Co. Co.

WRITERS’ Week Programme is now available at the Library.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 6th ,The Best of Traditional. Thursday 7th, The April Verch Band. From 8th to 10th A Doll’s House presented by St John’s Youth Centre Theatre, more details from 068 22566

BOOK: Mary  O’Grady from Ballyduff in north Kerry has written a book called “Life & Loss, a mothers journey in search of her son’s soul”, about the untimely death of her son, Shane. He died as a result of a motorbike accident while on his way to work one Monday morning, the 28th July 2008. Marys book is an exploration of grief from the physical, emotional and social sides.

THOUGHT: “The author who benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been dumbly struggling in you for utterance”. Oswald Chambers

REMEMBERING ZOE MAY 15-17:  The Parish of Abbeyfeale have organized a weekend of events May 15th – 17th to commemorate and celebrate a little girl loved and missed by so many.  The weekend will start with a Variety Show in the Glorach on Friday, May 15 at 8pm featuring Irish music, song and dance and of course the music of One Direction’s Zoë’s favourite group. There will be a special performance from Zoë’s friends who attended Scoil Mhathair De with her and loads of surprises on the night.

Saturday, May 16 will see Abbeyfeale’s first organized cycling event, fittingly called a Challenge in honour of Zoë’s competitive nature.  There will be two cycles – a 105km Abbeyfeale & District Cycle of the 8 parishes at leaving Fr. Casey’s at  10am followed by a 35km Circuit of Abbeyfeale ( Controlled Cycle ) at 1pm.  Registration for both of these will open in Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale on Friday, May 15 from 7-9pm and again on Saturday from 8 – 9.30am and from 11 – 12.30pm. The official starter for the cycle will be 87 year old local poet Jackie Harnett who continues to cycle the roads around Abbeyfeale as he has done since boyhood.  A Benefit Dance with The Micheal Collins Band and dancing from 9pm will bring the day to a lively end. Sunday is Family Fun Day at Fr. Casey’s GAA grounds from 2-6pm and will involve all the activities that shaped Zoë into the fun, talented, sporty and determined little girl that made her family so proud. The day will consist of sporting blitzes, kiddie’s disco, Bouncy Castles, dog show, face painting and loads more – a day for all the family

KNIGHT of Glin, Desmond Fitzgerald, died in September, 2011 and the title died with him as he had no male children. The castle and estate is being sold according to news reports. The Knights of Glin were a branch of the Desmond Geraldines. Their original base in the West Limerick area was Shanid Castle near Shanagolden. Later  a castle was built in Glin, on the banks of the Corbry River. The castle was attacked in 1600 and  the then Knight of Glin moved to lands west of the village of Glin. A House was built  in the 1700s, burnt down in 1740 and was then rebuilt. The lower, two-storey “wing” of the castle, is the oldest part . More was built in 1780 and the castellation added in the 1820s.

HC Deb 08 March 1849 vol 103 cc384-424
Some of Mr H A  Herberts speech below.

It appeared, from the report of the Inspector General of Prisons in Ireland, that in 1847 there were 12,883 persons crowded into gaols designed to contain no more than 5,655. He regretted to say that of late years there had been, in that country, an increase of crime as well as of distress. In 1845, the number of convictions in Ireland was 7,105; of committals, 16,696. In 1846, convictions, 8,693; commitments, 18,492. In 1847, convictions, 15,233; committals, 31,209. So that between 1845 and 1847, the commitments and convictions had nearly doubled. But there was still a more awful part of the subject. The deaths in gaols were truly frightful. In 1835, they were only 81; in 1836, they were 132; but in 1847, they reached the alarming amount of 1,315

After some statements Mr Herbert continues
He would also mention the case of Kerry gaol, built to accommodate 86 persons, but which now contained no less than 582 prisoners, being six times the number it was designed to hold. Amongst that number were 15 male and 16 female lunatics.

SIR G. GREY said
Previously to 1846 the average annual number of persons sentenced in Ireland to transportation was about 600. But in 1847 and 1848 the number was nearly bordering upon 2,000.
The number of prisoners sentenced to transportation in Ireland at the last quarter-sessions, amounted to 596, being equal to the whole annual average for several years prior to 1846.

He stated that he saw by the papers laid before Parliament, that the convicts on arriving at the colonies were readily engaged, some as shepherds and some as general servants, some at wages to the amount of 5s. 6d. a day, and also 1l. 16s. a week, and that the general servants received from 15l. to 25l. a year. The same papers also reported favourably of the conduct of those thus engaged, which, except in some few instances, had been remarkably good.

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