Knockanure Notes — 3rd November, 2013

BISHOP RAY got a great welcome in Moyvane Church on Sunday last, the church was decorated and the choir were a wonder to the ear.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.

The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 11th November 2013. 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

SOULS: You are invited to write the names of your deceased relatives and friends on the cards provided at the rear of the Church and hang the card on the tree in the Sanctuary.

 ALERT: Knockanure Community Alert, members will be distributing a newsletter to all homes within Knockanure in the coming weeks regarding Community texting. Please fill out the form and return it as soon as possible.

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Devon Inn on 15th November.

RACING CLUBS and enthusiasts will gather at Limerick Racecourse on Nov. 10th for a gathering.

KNOCK: Duagh pilgrimage to Knock, Will take place on Saturday December 7th accompanied by Fr. Pat Moore,  in Duagh at the Church at 8am,  please contact 087 413 8934.

EVENING FOR THE BEREAVED, including those touched by suicide, facilitated by Console. Tuesday November 12th at 8pm in St. John’s Parish Centre. Tralee.

CONCERT: A Celebration of life in Music, Aine Nic Ghabhann Memorial Concert on Friday, 8th November 2013, INEC Killarney 8.00pm. Proceeds to South West Counselling Centre, Killarney and Kerry Rape Crisis Centre.  For more information call 064-6636416.

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice had a recent interview with Mary Keane and contributed it to the The Cork Literary Review, Jimmy Deenihan launched the Review at John B Keane’s pub on Friday last.

BEST WISHES to Columban missionaries, James Sheehy of Ardagh who celebrated his Diamond Jubilee and also to Eileen Kiely of Tarbert, who celebrated her Golden Jubilee recently.

FESTIVAL in Moyvane over the Bank Holiday attracted reasonable crowds despite the showery weather, the indoor events, included,  Boro Buffet and the Sunday night concert were a great success. See social network sites for pictures of the hunt and other events.

EVENTS: Science Week runs from 10 to 17 Nov. Roger Casement exhibition continues at the County Library till Nov. 9th. Blood Donor clinic at Ballybunion Community Centre on Nov. 7th from 6pm too 9pm.Ceili at Tournafulla on Nov. 8th at9.30pm. Painting Class with Olive Stack in Listowel, Wed. and Thurs, evenings from 6pm to 8pm. Conference on the Civil War in the Midlands will be held at Custume Barricks, Athlone on 23rd Nov. 2013.

DEATH; Fr. William P Lane born 1925 at New Street, Abbeyfeale, died in Seattle, Washington USA on Saturday, October 19th 2013. Following Requiem Mass Fr Bill Lane was burial in Seattle on Monday, October 28th   2013 on his 88th birthday. A Mass for the repose of the soul of Fr. Bill Lane late of Abbeyfeale and Seattle will be held in Abbeyfeale Church on Wednesday, November 15 next at 7pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: Donal Riordan, Peter O Connell, Eamon Dunlea, Paddy O Hanlon, Fr John Shine, Bridie Mason, Bridget Mary Desmaris, Margaret Collins, Nan Sullivan, Nora Dillon, Michael Bart. Kennelly, Mick Lane, Nan Moloney, Margaret Deenihan, Liam O Connor, Peg Stack, Wil Keane, Fr Michael Slattery, Mary Dillane, James Walsh, Mary Ahern, Mary Langford, Mai Lane, John Eymard O Connor, Catherine Brosnan, Mary Rose Carrig, Mary Kennelly, Mary Ellen Houlihan, Bett Histon, Mass on  Wed. 6th  at 7.30pm for  Fr. John Shine.Mass on Fri. 8th Knockanure at 7.30pm for Michael Lane. Mass on  Sat. 9th at 7.30pm for Mary Langford.

Mass on Sunday 10th at11.00am for Denis McEvoy & the deceased members of the McEvoy Family.

MASS on Tues. 5th 7.30pm for November Intention, Knockanure and on Fri. 8th at 7.30pm November Intention, Mass in  Moyvane. Mass in Moyvane on Tues. 12th ,Annual I.C.A. Mass in the Marian Hall at 8pm.

CHURCH NEWS: Adoration, Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Readers:- Vigil, John Corbett, 11.00am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure: 10.00am Patricia & Andrew Rogan

I.C.A. The annual shopping trip to Cork is on Wednesday 4th December. Bus leaving at 7.00am. Names to Eileen Roche 49337. Next meeting of Guild on Tuesday 5th November at 8pm.

THANKS: The North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Club

 wishes to thank most sincerely all those who contributed so generously to our recent Church Gate Collection. Amounted collected €753, also a special thanks to all the collectors.

STOP smoking support group, meeting at the Listowel Family Resource Centre every Monday evening from November 4th – December 9th at 6.30pm. Further details from Mary on 066 7195617.

AUTUSM Action will hold their monthly meeting at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Friday November 8th from 10am.

TOASTMASTERS: West Limerick Toastmasters  meet on Wednesday, November 6 at the Desmond Complex NCW from 8.30pm – 10.30pm. New members are always welcomed, contact Donnacha on 086 8494505.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 6th, play, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. Thursday 7th, The best of traditional with, Matt Dean, Eoin Wren and Micheal O Shea. Fri. 8th opera, Three Ladies and a Suitecase. Tuesday 12th, Southern Tenant Union, bluegrass, more from 068 22566.

THOUGHT: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

BEST WISHES: Julia O’Rourke, a speech and language therapist, a native of Ballyhahill, who received the Enterprise Ireland-Cleveland Clinic prize 2013 recently for Rempad, software which uses multi-media content to connect carers and residents with memories from the past to enhance the lives of people with Alzheimer’s.

CONGRATULATIONS: Sean Broderick of Abbeyfeale who was presented with the Bene Merenti Medal during the 12noon Mass on November 3rd 2013 in Abbeyfeale Church. The bene merenti is a medal instituted by Pope Gregory XVI in 1832,

POPE JOHN PAUL II:  Free public conference on the life and career of  Pope John Paul II,  Boole IV Lecture Theatre, University College Cork.  Saturday 9th November. This event is open to all members of the public. For further details, including the conference programme, please contact: Gabriel Doherty, School of History, University College Cork, (021 4902783, [email protected])

Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run on Sunday, 10th November 2013. Departing from the Castleisland  Mart yard at  1.00pm.

FESTIVAL; Moyvane Development Association;

Our “21st “ Village Festival was a huge success, especially the opening night with “Marquee dancing”, reeling back the years to the era of the Famous Carnivals. We wish to say a “Big Thank You” to all our patrons who attended the many events, Boro Buffet, Concert, Kiddy Halloween Party etc. Thanks to our Sponsors, Moyvane G.A.A. Club, All the R.S.S. TUS, Fas workers, volunteers and committee members who did fantastic work organising the venues over the Bank Holiday Weekend. DOWNPATRICK LINKAGE Meeting will take place at the Seanchaí Centre at 7pm. on Wednesday 6th November. Representatives  from all local group sporting and other wise are welcome.

TEAMPAILLIN BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD The Rosary will be recited in Teampaillin Ban Famine Graveyard at 3pm each Sunday during November starting on Sunday next, 10th November.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  One man band Noel Cronin provides the music for the Afternoon Tea Dance planned for Sunday, November 10 from 3-6pm at the GAA clubhouse.  This is a fundraiser for Abbeyfeale for Africa.    Teas served.

‘IN THE MOOD AND ALL THAT JAZZ’: The concert which took place during the Abbeyfeale Arts Assembly on Friday, October 18 at the Glorach will be broadcast on WL102fm on Sunday, November 10 and 17 from 6-7pm.  The concert featuring ‘Take it Jazz’ the Limerick based group whose leader is saxaphone playing Helen Hausenfus from Clash and which included gospel and blues, ragtime, the Cell Block Tango from the musical Chicago and much more was a sell out.

KEVIN DUNDON;  SuperValu celebrity chef Kevin Dundon visits the Devon Inn on Friday, November 22 for a food demonstration. Mr. Michael Twohig of Twohig’s SuperValu Abbeyfeale, who is sponsoring the event, has nominated Abbeyfeale Town Park as his chosen charity for the night.

All proceeds to our beautiful town park. Watch this space for further details.

CEILI:  The Johnny Reidy Ceili Band play next Sunday, November 10 from 3-6 p.m in aid of the Abbeyfeale Christmas lights.  So put on your dancing shoes and come & join us next Sunday afternoon. Everybody welcome.

MCMAHON:  Bryan McMahon b. 1831 or 1837 who came to New Zealand circa 1855, and married Margaret Devane in Australia on Dec 17, 1866. Bryan had brothers Patrick, John and Owen, and daughter Ellena b. Jan 13, 1839 and another daughter. John m. Ellen Tangnay on May 22, 1864. All are believed to have left Co. Kerry (Molahiffe, Mile Height or Ballyseedy areas), some to the USA and some to Australia for the gold rushes. Bryan’s father was Thade (Timothy) who m. Margaret Hannafin. He had brothers Jermiah (Darby) who d. April 16, 1857, and who m. Mary Murphy who d. Jan 31, 1878; Terence who m. Johanna Murphy Jul 14, 1839; Owen who m. Catherine O’Sullivan; Denis; Brian who m. Catherine Enright; Charles who m. Ellen O’Sullivan and Daniel. Their father was Terence who m. Margaret Moriarty and he d. Dec 10, 1840. His brothers were John who m. ? Flynn; Owen who m. Nora Stack in 1810; and Timothy who was a half-brother. Their father was Darby (we believe it could have been Dairmaird or Jeremiah) who d. 1778 and who m. firstly M. O’Sullivan the mother of Timothy; darby m. secondly Eleanor O’Mahony who was mother to the other three. Darby had 9 sisters whose details are not known. Darby’s father was John McMahon who m. Catherine Moriarty. John’s brothers were Brian, Jeremiah, Timothy and Terence. John would have been b. circa 1710. His father was Terence who was b. circa 1680. We believe he was one of four brothers who came to Co. Kerry from Co. Clare, and he settled in Molahiffe. Two of the others are believed to have gone, one to Knockanure (north of Listowel in Co. Kerry) and one to Kilmoiley. A fourth went to Co. Limerick, where one line included the French connection through Jean-Baptiste de MacMahon (John MacMahon) b. 1715. Terence stayed in the Molahiffe area, and his grandson Darby (and probably Terence and his son also) are buried in the ruins of the old Molahiffe abbey near the church at Firies.

EDICT of Milan in  313AD, reads We, Constance Augustus and Licinius Augustus, had fortunately met near Mediolanium (Milan) and considered everything that pertained to the public welfare and security. We thought that, among other things that would be for the good of many, we should make these regulations pertaining to the Divinity first. We should grant to the Christians and to all other full authority to observe the religion that each preferred…….

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