Knockanure Notes – 3th July, 2016

FR KEVIN’S 35TH ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY:  The PPC and Parishioners of Moyvane and Knockanure had a mass on Friday 1st July at 8.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Fr. Kevin’s Ordination. After Mass, light refreshments were served in the Marian Hall, with entertainment from Parish personalities and musicians. Wishing Fr. Kevin, good health and all the best in his ministry.

KNOCK – A day trip to Knock will take place on Wednesday July 6th. Pick up points are Knockanure at 7.30am, Moyvane at 7.45am and Tarbert at 8am. Contact Nuala Carmody   068- 36166 or Margaret Carmody  087-2976304.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 7th at 9 pm.  All welcome. Refreshments served.  Info Ann Flavin at 086/3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day Mon 11th July.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.  If attending, ring 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA lotto results for Friday 1st July 2016. No winner of €14,300.

Lucky dip winners of €25 each were: 1. Shane Hanrahan, The Hill Moyvane; 2. Christine Healy, 8 Collins Park, Abbeyfeale; 3. Ann Dillon, Kilmorna; 4. John Joe Walsh, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane

  1. Ann Brouder, Athea. This weeks Jackpot of €14,400, draw to be held on Friday July 8th.

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND:  will hold their annual Church gate collection on 9th/10th.

MURHUR CEMETERY MASS was held on a beautiful Monday evening, the next Cemetery Mass is in Knockanure on Monday 18th July at 8pm and the concluding Mass in Ahavoher on Monday 1st August at 8pm.

SYMPATHY:  To Mary Nolan & Family, Glenalappa & Ballyduff on the death of her brother Martin Whelan,  Ballyduff . Sympathy To Mary & Joe Sweeney & Family, Lissaniska on the death of Mary’s father, Michael Murphy of Marian Place, Caherciveen.  Michael’s Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11am on Monday in Caherciveen.

DEATH; Funeral Mass was celebrated in Listowel Church on July 3rd 2016 for Patrick Synan, America and late of Skehenerin, burial of Ashes, St. Michael’s Cemetery afterwards.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Patrick O’Dowd, Dan Donoghue, John Joe O’Donnell, Sr. Ida Woulfe, Liam Buckley, Eileen Stack, Johnny Horgan, Joseph O’Keeffe, Bettie Moloney, Catherine Kilkelly, Jeremiah Carmody, Kit Windle, Joe Woods McConville. Breda Walsh, Tom Sullivan, Jim Reilly, Mass in Moyvane:

Tues 5th at 7.30pm for Martin Whelan,  Ballyduff (Rec Dec).Wed  6th at 7.30pm for Fr. James Kissane  & Deceased Members of the Kissane Family, Ahalahana. Fri 8th at 7.30pm for Kay Gregan, Dublin (Rec Dec) Sat 9th at 7.30pm for Denis Nolan, his mother Bridie & Deceased Family Members.

Sun 10th at 11.00am for Michael Murphy, Cahersiveen (Rec Dec)

Knockanure Masses: Thurs 7th at  7.30pm Special Intention. Sun 10th at 10.00am for Timothy & Mary Murphy, Lisaniskea.

CHANGE: Canon John O’Shea  parish priest of Abbeyfeale for the last 14 years, will be moving to another parish shortly.

DEACON Rev Sean Jones will reside in the Presbytery in Listowel and he will have special duties to do in Duagh Parish but will also be helping in the Listowel Pastoral Area.  Fr. Pat Moore, P.P of Duagh had tendered his resignation as P.P. in Duagh due to his ongoing illness.  We were also told that there was no Priest available to replace him.  As a result Fr. Declan Canon O’Connor, Fr. Mossie Brick and Fr. Kevin McNamara, will share looking after the Pastoral needs of Duagh.

SECOND COLLECTION:   all Masses this weekend for Sick and Retired Priests in our Diocese.

PARTY was held in Áras Mhuire, Listowel on Saturday June 18 2016 for the 92nd birthday of Edward Crowley, son of James Crowley member of the first Dail and TD for North Kerry from 1918 to 1932.

FLEADH CHOEIL NA MUMHAN Volunteers need for Stewarding for The Square, for Gig Rig, July the 15th to 17th. Anyone willing to help out please contact Michelle Whelan on 0872071371.

UNWANTED BOOKS NEEDED All kinds of books wanted to sell for the Missions. Please contact Billy on 068-22131.

BECOME A FOSTER CARER: Contact TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency at 066 7195623.

A WALK TO REMEMBER CAROL ON HER 21ST BIRTHDAY: Please join us to remember your lost loved ones July 9th at 2 p.m. Ladies Beach Ballybunion, in Aid of Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry.   More info from Breda: 086 8148104.

FLOWERS are now in full bloom along the road margins, the village has a lovely display at Goulding’s Corner and it is great to see the many well-kept lawns and gardens.

THREE VACANCIES – have arisen, one in Ballylongford CE Scheme for a Laundry / Active retirement position, one in Asdee Ce Scheme as GAA Groundskeeper / Caretaker and one in Tarbert as a Heritage worker for the Bridewell, Tarbert,  phone Jim or Jackie on 068-43824.


It is that time of year again when we will pray for our loved ones at our Parish Cemeteries. St. Michael’s Cemetery:  Tuesday 5th July at 8.00 p.m. St. John Paul 11 Cemetery: Wednesday, 6th July,8.00 p.m. Finuge Cemetery: Thursday 7th July at 8.00 p.m.

GLIN Lifeguards on duty every day for the next two months. Watch out for the flag.

The annual swimming lessons at Glin Pier will take place from week beginning 11th July and week beginning 8th August. The Clare Swim takes place on Saturday 16th July.


In St Brendan’s College Chapel, Killarney – Tuesday 5th July 2016 at 7.30pm

Also, The 100th anniversary of the death in France of Killarney native and  WW1 chaplain, Fr. Donal O’Sullivan will be remembered.

MUSIC: The Comhaltas Summer Seisiun traditional entertainment shows commenced at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine, on Thursday 30th June. The shows will continue each Thursday during July and up to mid-August.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET:  The monthly car boot sale in aid of West Limerick 102fm takes place at the Community Centre, NCW on Sunday, July 10 with gates opening at 7.30am.  Further information 069 66200.

REMEMBERING ZOE RELAY RUN TO DUBLIN:  Runners wanted for a once in lifetime experience.  The Remembering Zoë Relay run to Dublin for Make a Wish Foundation will take place over the August bank holiday weekend July 29 – July 31.

TRIP: To Athlone on July 19th. Bus leaves Newcastle West at 7.30 am via Abbeyfeale, Athea 8.30am, Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Rathkeale & South Court Hotel, Limerick. Contact: Marie on 087-767483

A musical coach will depart from the top of Assumpta Park, Newcastle West, at 9am on Saturday 9th July for Milltown Malbay for the Willie Clancy Festival, more from on 087-2593415

Pilgrimage to Ballintubber Abbey, County Mayo on Sunday 10th July. The pilgrimage is to celebrate the Year of Mercy, contact Pat Lawlor, Carrigkerry on 069-76703.

DROMTRASNA N.S. LAUNCHES ‘PAST AND PRESENT’ a 156 page book, now available through the school and in Harnett’s SPAR, O’Donoghue’s SPAR, Ann Lyons’ and Sheehy’s Hardware.  Dromtrasna N.S. engaged in a historical reflection of 1916 and how a community has changed in the last 100 years since it opened on May 5, 1915.  The book is a mine of information and contains the stories of people who fought in the War of Independence as well as the life stories of past pupils like Mary Wrenn who was a cousin of the late Lawrence Wrenn who was appointed Garda Commissioner in 1983, Lizzie Harnett who became a nun in Texas, Larry Ellen Harnett who started the first unit of the IRA in Abbeyfeale and many more.

THOUGHT: Many times in life we are faced with the reality of our vulnerability and brokenness. For various different reasons we carry a cross upon our shoulder. We get weighed down by the drudgery and the endless struggle and we can see no light at the end of the tunnel. But even in these times of trouble and worry we are being consoled and carried by the God who knows each and every one of us by name. We are not alone….Margaret Theresa Naughton.

THE OLD CHURCH IN MOYVANE:  All that is left of the old Church in Moyvane is the back wall which is directly behind the Presbytery.  The stone work is beautiful in it and I am in the process of restoring it once all the ivy has disappeared.  The original piers (next to the gate below the Post Office) will get new gates resembling the original ones.   I hope to have an outdoor prayer garden with an Altar and Stations of the Cross and also it is planned to erect the original bell at this site.  More information as the work progresses.

RELATIONS: Hello, I’m descended from Johanna Kennelly (Moore) who emigrated in 1881. Is she an ancestor of yours? Do you know anything about that side of the family? Thank you,– As far as I know, Johanna Kennelly of Newtownsandes (b. 1843?) married Patrick Moore in Ireland. Their Children were Catherine, Honorah Mary (my great-grandmother), Mary, Michael, and William. Patrick Moore seems to have died in Ireland, whereupon the rest of the family emigrated to the U.S. Here I have conflicting information – it may have been 1872 or 1881, but the former is more likely. The family came through Philadelphia and went to Pittsburgh, PA, later moving to New York, which is where my family’s from

MY GREAT grandmother was Ellen Fitzmaurice from Ballyhahill/ Loughill. She married Daniel Wallace from Glin . I have for years being trying to trace family members of the Fitzmaurice family that emigrated in 1864 to Australia aboard the ship The Morning Star. The ship left Plymouth on Friday 27th August and arrived in Sydney on Saturday 3rd Sept 1864. How we know all this is from 2 letters that were passed down in the family from Richard and Margaret Fitzmaurice who were on board with other members of the family. The letters give a detailed account of the journey. Naming the captain and the Matron yet when we looked up the ships manifest all the details mentioned in the letters tallied but there names were not on the manifest. Men were separated from the women until they landed. Richard mentions in his letter that Martin Cregan had a place for him with his master a few miles out of town . Wages for working men were from £25 to £35 per year found.

Other names mentioned were William Macglote who he says went to Maitland with Thomas and James Costello. He also mentions he had the pleasure of meeting Maurice Connell and his comrade who started 3 weeks before him.

If anyone can help me trace the Fitzmaurice family I would be grateful. We know nothing after they arrived. I did go to Shanagolden parish church and got looking up the birth registers for Richard and Margaret. The other side of my family tree were the Wallace family from Glin . My grandmother was Julia Wallace her sisters were Bridget married to John A. Kearney (District Inspector ) R.I.C. Tralee . Joanna (Annie) married James Kirby. Catherine ( Katie) never married. Brothers Daniel , Thomas and Patrick.

FAMOUS Irish Societies

By John O’Dea, National Historian, A.O.H.

The temperance movement among Catholics was, from the visit of Father Mathew in 1849, largely Irish. The societies first formed were united by no bond until 1871, when the Connecticut societies formed a State Union. Other states formed unions and a national convention in Baltimore in 1872 created a National Union. In 1878 there were 90,000 priests, laymen, women, and children in the Catholic Total Abstinence Benevolent Union. In 1883 the Union was introduced into Canada, and in 1895 there were 150,000 members on the American continent. From the C.T.A.B.U. were formed the Knights of Father Mathew, a total abstinence and semi-military body, first instituted

in St. Louis in 1872.


Blessed are the faithful; they are like safe anchors in a world of broken moorings.

Blessed are the just; they are to society what leaven is to bread.

Blessed are the generous; they keep alive our faith in the essential goodness of people.

Blessed are the caring; they shine like beacons in a world darkened by indifference.

Blessed are the genuine; they glow like gems in a world of falseness.

And blessed are those who, having put their hand to the plough, refuse to look back; they will be found worthy of the kingdom

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