Knockanure Notes — 4th December, 2016

CHIROPODIST: For Moyvane/Knockanure Care of the Aged will be in the Marian Hall on Wed 7th Dec at 10am.  To book ring Eileen Quinn 49472.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement Social Day on Mon 12th Dec beginning with Mass at 12noon, followed by dinner and music by Stevie Donegan. If attending ring 49799.  All welcome.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in the Listowel Arms Hotel Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th Dec. 5pm. to 8pm. each evening.

LISTOWEL BAZAAR: Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th December 2016.  Doors open 8 p.m.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL invites 6th Class Students to their Orientation Day on Thurs 8th Dec.  For further information please ring the school office on 068/21452.

PARTY: The Going Strong Christmas Party in Athea, will take place on Wednesday, December 7th.

CHRISTMAS PARTY – The Christmas Senior Citizens Party will take place in The Community Centre Tarbert on Sunday 11th December.

SVP. Collection weekend 10th & 11th the St. Vincent De Paul Church Gate Collection will be taken up at all Masses.

CLOUNMACON ANNUAL COMMUNITY MASS & PARTY: Is taking place in their Community Centre on Friday night Dec. 16th at 7.30 p.m.

LOTTO results for Friday 2nd December. No winner of €16,500 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 7, 18, 21, 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;  1. Martina O’Connor, Kilcoleman, Asdee; 2. Adam & Kay Relihan, 96 O’Connell’s Ave; 3. Steve Smith, c/o Ploughmans Bar, Abbeyfeale; 4. John Looney, Clounmacon and 5. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevin’s Bar. Next draw to held on Friday 9th of December with the jackpot of €16,600.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home. We will need the messages in by the 12th of Dec. text 087/6173000

RECENT DEATHS: Kathleen Dillon, Gortcreen. Eileen Kelly nee Galvin, Bray, Wicklow, late of Gortcreen. Nora Leahy nee Mulvihill, Tralee, late of Ballygologue Rd. Joan Walsh, The Square

Mary Noyce nee Walsh, Essex, late of Coilbee. Stevie Walsh, late of Greenville / Ballybunion & Milton Keynes. John L. Sullivan, Whetstone, London late of Ennismore

SYMPATHY:  To Marian Quinn, Woodgrove on the death of her uncle Richie Martin, Glin who died on 21st November 2016.

DEATH occurred on 27th November 2016 of Phil Scanlon (neé Moloney), Oak Park, Ennis and formerly of Renagisha, Kilmaley and Kilburn, London. Wife of the Late Tom Scanlon of Moyvane. Survived by her sisters, Susan, Peggy and Patricia and her brother, Michael. She will be sadly missed her sister-in-law Julie, brothers-in-law Tom, James, Tom and Con, her nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews,  and great-grandnieces.

DEATH of Sr. Goretti Frances Stack of Convent of Mercy, Military Road, Waterford City, and Moyvane. Sr. Goretti  died unexpectedly on Nov. 29, 2016 at University Hospital Waterford; survived  by her brother Tom (U.S.A.), sister-in-law Mary, nephew Alan, cousins, relatives and friends and her Mercy Community.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday at the Convent Chapel, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner. Sympathy to Stevie & Phil Stack & Family on the death of Sr. Goretti Stack.

DEATH of Nora Leahy nee Mulvihill Died 30th November 2016. Ashgrove, Ballyvelly, Tralee and late of Ballygologue Road, Listowel. Predeceased by her husband Patsy Leahy. Survived by her children Eileen, Sean, Margaret, Mary, Noreen, Breda and Pat, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Brendan Ferriter took place in his native Ballyferriter, Dingle. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday 22 November 2016 at Ballyferriter Church for Brendan.   Burial afterwards in Dún Urlann, Cemetery. Many in Athea will remember him from his time teaching in Knocknagorna.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Stack, Mikie Holly, Margaret Dillane, Kay Holloway, Peggy Sheehan, Jackie Healy Rae, Tim Kennelly, Bridie Campbell, James O’Connor, Nora Foran, Breda Cunningham, Fr. Liam Hayes, Jane Desmond, Johnny Broderick, Peggy Moriarty, Tom O’Connell, Derry Tatten, Peggy O’Connor, Tom J ODonoghue, John P Fitzgerald, Tom Relihan, Betty Neuman, Pat Brosnan, Fr. Jerry Roche, John Fitzgerald. Mass Moyvane;      Mon 5th at 7.30pm for Alice Hanrahan, her sister Kay Clifford, Glin & London, Thomas Hanrahan, his son Con & his wife Peggy, U.S.A.

Wed 7th at 7.30pm, VIGIL:  Maureen Foley. Thurs 8th at 11.00am, Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Patrick Scanlon. Fri 9th at 7.30pm,            Jer Mulvihill, & his mother Margaret &

Pat & Mary Hanrahan. Sat 10th at 7.30pm for Maurice & Joe O’Connell & the Deceased

Members of the O’Connell Family. Sun 11th at 11.00am for Seamus O’Flaherty.

Knockanure Mass: Tues 6th at 7.30pm for May, Jack & Sheila O’Connor. Thurs 8th at 10.00am

Feast of the Immaculate Conception for Tom Relihan, his parents Jeremiah & Annie.

Sun 11th at 10.00am for P.J. Nolan.

THE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION – CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY in Moyvane:   On Sat 10th Dec, immediately after Mass, the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on! All welcome.  Weather permitting.

LISTOWEL BAZAAR Friday 9th & Saturday 10th Dec. at the Boy’s School Hall doors opened at 8pm.

A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS WITH O’NEILL SISTERS: Wednesday 14th December at 7.30 in S.S. Peter and Paul Church Ballyduff.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL, Listowel,  will be hosting a Christmas “Giving Tree” Morning Tea event on Tuesday the 13th December 2016, between 10am and 1pm. An open invitation is warmly extended to all, to leave an item under the “Giving Tree” and enjoy the complimentary service of coffee, tea and scones.  The “Giving Tree”, will provide all visitors to the Seanchaí Centre, the opportunity to donate non-perishable items suitable for packing into St Vincent de Paul Christmas hampers.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Jumble Sale Will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. December 15 from 12 noon-4pm. Grandparents Tea Party, Wednesday December 14 from 3-5pm.

ICA had a very successful Family Fun Day . Great excitement at the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tommy the Magician entertained both children and adults. Lots going on in the hall including the draw with the following winners: 1st prize  Hamper worth €100 sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-Op won by Betty Lynch.  2nd prize Turkey sponsored by Tom and Eileen Roche won by Sonia Gallagher. 3rd prize Christmas ham sponsored by Noel Stack Butcher won by Katelyn Lynch. 4th prize Christmas Cake made by Noreen Roche ICA was won by Kitty Fitzgerald.  ‘Sweets in the Jar’ was won by Diarmuid Lynch and the name of the Teddy winner was Mícheál Mulvihill.

SENIOR CITIZEN COMMITTEE:  Thanks to all who attended our Annual Christmas Party.  A special word of thanks to Fr. Kevin for celebrating Mass with us.  This party would not be the success it is without every Business in the Parish supporting us with spot prizes etc.  Thanks also for the continued support of our main sponsors:  Newtownsandes Co-Op, Terry Dunne – Holly’s Gala, Marian Hall Committee, Irish Wire, ICA Guild & The Development Association.  We wish each and every one a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

DANCING IN THE AFTERNOON:  There will be an Afternoon Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse with dancing to Noel Cronin on Sunday, December 11 from 3-6pm.  Raffle and Teas served.

FARMERS’ MARKET:  We are hoping to have a Christmas Market on Friday, December 16 and a call has gone out to stallholders to join us on the day, so far we have Martin’s Organic Jams, Dee and Sue with their knitted and crochet goods and Mido’s jewellery stall.

GLÓRACH NOTES:  The AGM of the Glórach Community Theatre will take place in the Cliabhán building at the Glórach on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 pm.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE:  An Evening of Christmas Carols and Music in the Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale Sunday, December 11, at 7pm.  Admission free.   Hampers being raffled on the night in aid of youth activities in our Parish. Please support this wonderful evening.

LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:   Toastmasters will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, December 7 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.  Further information 087 7972855.

KERRY CHORAL UNION presents “O Holy Night” with soloists Miriam Murphy and Edel Crowley, Sopranos. Sunday Dec 11th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Church, Tralee.

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday 6th Dec. Louder than Bombs, a film; Wed. 7th Human Rights Film Awards Shortlist 2016. Thursday 8th, Fellow Pynins, a folk duo from Oregan. Fri. 9th Conal Gallen- Only Joking. Scrooge/ The Lion King, directed by Jo Jordan, on 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, and 20th.

TRALEE 800: the 6.10pm Mass in St. John’s Church on Saturday December 10th will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne to mark Tralee 800.

VIGIL: Dec 7: The 44th Annual Eucharistic All-Night Vigil at Knock Shrine

will take place on Wednesday 7th December, beginning with confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation from 10pm, followed by Vigil at midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Candlelight Procession, Stations of the Cross and Holy Hour with Fr. Brendan Walsh, S.C.A. Concelebrated Mass will then take place at 4am with Fr. Freddy Warner, S.M.A.

CAROLS: Dec 9th: Adare Carol Service in the Holy Trinity parish church at 8pm.

Liam Lawton will be in concert at the Redemptorists on Friday Dec 9th.

Dominicans Holy Hour, December 10th 3-4pm at St. Saviours Church, Limerick.

Dec 11th: Raheen Carol Service on Sunday December 11th at 6.30 pm in Raheen Church.

The well known annual ‘Live Crib in Adare’ will be held on Sunday December 18th – 2pm to 5pm.

LIGHTS: Noonan’s Lights; Tony, Hannah & Siobhán held holding their annual Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday Dec. 4th at 4pm. Santa will arrived by sleigh with a Garda escort. The Carrigkerry Wrenboys will entertained the crowd .

CONCERT: Glin Tidy Towns invite you to come and enjoy a great night of entertainment in Glin Parish Church on Friday 16th December. BAGATELLE will perform their greatest hits and will be joined by our very own JOHN SHEAHAN of THE DUBLINERS fame

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF B.V.M.: on Thursday , December 8th It is a Holy Day of obligation. Vigil Mass, Listowel on Wednesday evening at 6.15 p.m. and Masses on Thursday  at 10.30 a.m. & 1.10 p.m. lunch time.  (note times)

CHRISTMAS MASS FOR KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS CENTRE: Wednesday next (Dec. 7th ) at 1.30 p.m. & in Woodford on Friday evening next (Dec. 9th ) at 6.00 p.m.

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed  7th Dec.  Coaches Departs from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact 066 7180123.

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel, Listowel from 3pm to 6pm. You are invited to drop in and spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 6th Dec. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 7th Dec. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thursday 8th Dec. 8.00pm-10.00pm

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Friday 9th Dec. to Sunday 11th Dec.(bookings also available for Saturday 10th Dec.). Contact: 066 7134276 or [email protected].

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  The annual cake sale for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 11 at St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale from 10am -1pm.  Cakes, breads, jams etc., can be handed into Batt Harnett, The Square or Mairead Daly (086 8594983) on Saturday, December 10.

LIONSEÁL/BOOK LAUNCH. “Óglaigh Chill Airne 1913-1916” Tomás B Ó Luanaigh, as part of the “Echoes of Easter” Irish language series. Cill Airne ag Dr. Tim Horgan i Gaelscoil Faithleann, An Pháirc , Dé Luain, 5ú lá de mhí na Nollag ar 7.00pm. I dTrá Lí ag Donie O’Sullivan, Meadowlands Hotel, Páirc an Dair, Dé hAoine, an 9ú ar 7.00pm.

PILGRIMAGE: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima: for the Centenary of the Fatima apparitions. Led by Bishop Ray Browne from May 10th to 17th 2017.Contact Maureen Hardy at 066 7131328 or Email: [email protected]

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now . Accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30years with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions like epilepsy or diabetes, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life like bereavement are all eligible to apply. This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for application is the 31st of October.  Further information can be found on the website: http:// or from Ashley on 086 1030740 or Ruth on 087 2809833.

KING OF THE BORO…..COME ON HOME JERRY: From Fr. Kevin;   I must confess that the absence of Jerry Brosnan from Sunday and daily Masses due to his time in Hospital in Limerick and Listowel has been apparent.  Jerry always had a word, a bit of banter, a blessing to share with all of us after the Masses.  I was so proud of Moyvane GAA Club who last Thurs night gathered in the Club room for a Mass for their ‘Hero and Legend’ – the one and only Jerry.  His enthusiasm and love of Moyvane is overwhelming.  Jerry we need you back soon, may God’s healing grace continue to bless you, Nodie and all the family at this time.

KERRY News 1894-1941, Friday, March 30, 1900; Page: 4


Two matches in connection with the Listowel football and hurling tournament were listed for discussion on Sunday last, but for some unaccountable reason one of the teams (Newcastle West “Lord Edwards”) did not put in an appearance, so that one of the contests fell through. The other football match between Ballybunion and Newtownsandes, however, was played off, and was witnessed with a good deal of interest. It was on the whole a well-contested game, particularly during the first half hour;

Details—Play commenced shortly before three o’clock. Newtownsandes winning choice of sides played with the incline, and in slight breeze in their favour. For twenty minutes the play was of the most even description, neither side gaining the slightest advantage, until Newtownsandes scored their first point after a very stiff tussle with the Ballybunion backs, who with the goal keeper worked splendidly during the game. For the next eight or nine minutes the play changed quickly, from one end of the field to the other. Newtownsandes lost several opportunities of scoring. Before half time was called they scored their second and last point, leaving the play :

Newtownsandes – – – 2 pts. Ballybunion – – – nil.

On play being resumed it was evident that the Ballybunion men from the stand they made during the first half would have matters much as they liked. Within two minutes after the resumption of play they had scored a goal and a point, and a few minutes afterwards being awarded a fifty yards, Brennan connected it into a minor. For the following twenty minutes the play was of a more even character. The Newtownsandes men made several excellent raids into their opponent’s territory, but without adding to their record. Ballybunion annexed another minor before time was called, leaving the final score : Ballybunion – – 1 goal 4 pts ‘(7 pts). Newtownsandes – 2 pts

The teams were :—  Ballybunion—J Lavery (captain) ; W Lavery, J M’Mahon, J Mulvihill, J Foley, J Mahony, M Denihan , T Costelloe, Ml Quinlan, W Fitzmaurice, J Brennan, J Collins, J Beasley, D Walsh, E Murphy, M O’Brien and T M’Elligott.

Newtownsandes—M O’Connor (captain) ; P O’Connor, M J O’Connor, W McGrath, M Fitzgerald, M Mahony, E Connor, J Mulvihill, W Murphy, P Shanahan, M O’Connor, James Horgan, Dineen, W Keane , T Hanrahan,. D M’Enery and D Grady.

Mr Thomas F O’Sullivan referred the match, and the other officials were—goal umpires—Messrs W Dillon and J Curtin; linesmen—Messrs P O’Connor and P Foley.


Irish Examiner , June 09, 1966; Page: 11


Mr. Thomas Brendan O’Connell, The Square, Abbeyfeale, has been appointed Racing Manager of the Limerick Greyhound Track. He is well known as a slipper, having officiated at several of the principal cup meetings in the country, and had the distinction of being the youngest Clipper in Ireland.

He comes from a family long connected with greyhounds and his mother, Mrs. Bridget O’Connell owned the famous coursing dog “Rebel Abbey”, who was never beaten In 32 courses, and winner of the Tanist Cup. The Iveragh Cup, the Desmond Cup, the Scottish Welcome Cup, the Loc Garman Cup. and the Cork Cup.

He is also keenly Interested In all forms of sport and is a former Intercounty minor and senior footballer and he also represented the county in badminton He was a rugby player of note having played with Castleisland and Bohemians. He took part in athletics and distinguished himself in the long Jump.

Mr. O’Connell is a former pupil of St. Ita’s College. _Abbeyfeale. Rockwell College and  Pallaskenry Agricultural.

NOTE; Ned Mulvihill of Knockanure, bred Rebel Abbey, his wife was aunt of T. B. O’Connell.

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