Knockanure Notes — 4th January, 2015

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.
take place on Monday 12th January, 2015.  Music by Stevie Donegan,  All welcome. If attending it’s important to please ring on 068 49799.  New members especially welcome.

IRISH CATHOLIC CATECHISM COURSE FOR ADULTS; facilitated by Fr. Sean Sheehy, will be  starting Monday 12th January 2015, taking place in the Meeting Parish Room Listowel and Running for 10 weeks.

DEATH has taken place of Sr. Felicitous Joy, Presentation Convent, Tralee and formerly Knockalougha, Knocknagoshel on 1st January 2015, beloved sister of Sr. Agnes-Marie C.P. She will be sadly missed by her Presentation Sisters, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, sister-in-law, cousins and relatives. Requiem mass for Sr. Joy at  St John’s Church, Tralee on Saturday  3rd January, Interment afterwards in Presentation Convent Cemetery, Tralee.

DEATH has occurred on January 1st, 2015  of Margaret ‘Peig’ O Shea nee Sheehy of  Rathoran, Kilmorna and late of Meenanare, Duagh . Requiem mass for Peig O Shea was celebrated in St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh on Saturday 3rd January.  

DEATH:  Sister Marguerite Shine Former Headteacher at Cardinal Wiseman Girls’ School, Teacher at Princethorpe College and St. Paul’s College, Newbold Revel, Rugby. Died 23rd December 2014 at St Paul’s Convent, Selly Park, Birmingham.

DEATH has occurred on 29th December 2014 of John Joe Hanrahan of Aughrim, Moyvane and Ice House, Cross,  Glin. Survived by his brother-in-law Dan O’Sullivan, nephews Dan and Pat O’Sullivan, Gus, Paddy and Joseph Sweeney, nieces Betty O’Sullivan-Halpin, Siobhan and Mairead Sweeney, grandnephews and grandnieces. Following Requiem Mass in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane,  burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery on 31st December 2014.

DEATH took place in December 2014 of John Mulvihill one of five children of the late Michael Mulvihill of Coolaclarig and Katherine Hanrahan of Kilbaha. Michael is survived by his wife Ann, son John, daughters Kathy, Lynda, Errine, Yvonne and Olive. He was predeceased by his sister Joan Scanlon May 13th 2005, Brother Jim died 6 Nov. 2008. Margaret died in London Aug. 24th 2014.
Recent Deaths; Death occurred on 27th December 2014 of Michael Flanagan, in his 96th year. Lived at The Square, Brosna, Co. Kerry and born at  Monaga.

ANNIVERSARIES: Christopher O Connor, James Culhane, Pat Galvin, Tom Roche, Dermot Keane, Kit Leach, Tom Francis, Eddie Holly, Michael McMahon, Nora Flynn, Sr. Joan Hartnett, Maureen Hartnett, Mick Barrett, Nellie Kelly, James Joy, Kathleen O Brien, Bishop McAuliffe, Ned Gould, Jim Kennelly, Michelle Foley, Paddy Mannix. Mass on Fri. 9th at 7.30pm for Ned Moore. Mass on Sat. 10th at 7.30pm for John Gregg & the deceased members of the  Gregg & Hanrahan Families. Mass on  Sun. 11th at 10.00am for Michael McMahon & the deceased members of the Mc Mahon Family. Mass on Tues. 13th at 7.30pm for Sheila & Ned Buckley.

HOLYDAY Mass: Mon.  5th 7.30pm,  Vigil for the Feast of the Epiphany. Tues. 6th at 10.00am Knockanure and  11.00am for Bridget (Pidge) Holly in Moyvane.

CHURCH NEWS: Meeting of the Finance Committee on Tuesday 13th January at 8pm in the Presbytery. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.
Adoration Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm. Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm.
Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Readers: Vigil John Corbett. 11am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor
Knockanure 10am, Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

THANKS: Kerry Down Syndrome Organization would like to thank all the people of Knockanure who contributed generously to their recently collection .  It realised €198.67.

Buiochas; The Fundraising night for the Nano Nagle School, Listowel and Recovery Haven, Tralee held recently in Máiréad’s Bar, realised €2500 in total.  Sincere thanks to all the sponsors who contributed goods to be raffled and auctioned; thanks too to the singers and musicians who provided the entertainment and a big thank you to everybody who supported us on the night.

WRENBOYS and musicians visited and entertained residents at old folks homes before Christmas. 99 year old Liza Mulvihill played the tambourine at St Ita’s.

PUBLIC TALK by Fr. Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, will take place in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Thursday January 8th at 8pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Alice Bambury nee McEllistrin of Ballylongford who  celebrated her 100th birthday last week.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Day of Reflection with Brendan Comiskey SS.CC – Jan 17th 10.30am – 5.00pm, info tel:  066-7134276.

THE HOLY LAND ANNUAL 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.

INDIA: Emma Sexton, a Transition Year Student in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, will travel to India (Kolkata) in March with the Hope Foundation.

GAA: Final of the Limerick Premier U-21 football championship. Newcastle West, assisted by some players from Monagea V Athea-Mountcollins  in the final on Sunday January 4 in Dromcollogher.

 PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: 23rd – 31st October 2015  led by Bishop Ray Browne. 4 nights Tiberias, 4 nights Jerusalem. Flights ex Dublin. Coach transfers ex Kerry. For more information please contact Janice 064 7758219

GLIN ICA WEEKLY WHIST DRIVES  starts 6th Jan. 2015.

BOOK: Teampall Bán & Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry, records what happened in the Listowel Union area, which comprised the baronies of Iraghticonnor and Clanmaurice during the period 1845-1852. More from Mary Hanlon, Sec., Tidy Towns, 068-22176.

THOUGHT: Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. G. K. Chesterton.

BALLYDONOGHUE Magazine 2014 contains 196 pages, celebrating 30 years of news, stories and pictures. Page 7, My grandfather Jeremiah Behan who died Nov. 2012. Sinead Kissane TV3 Sports Presenter on p8. Creative Writer Winner Cathal Kennelly, Runner up Meadhbh Griffin, 3rd place Kieran Enright. Taste of Asia  by Michelle Bambury-Ryan, recalls over three months back packing around South East Asia. On page 24 is story of Kenneth Culhane, Lisselton who is award winning London restaurateur. Sarah Buckley on page 33 recalls the first parish magazine, she typed the stories of the many contributors, and most of them have now passed away. Patsy Ahern recalls creamery days in Lisselton, creamery opened in 1934, they had 364 suppliers. He started work in 1965 and his last day was June 12 1998, the creamery closed in June 2001. A look back at Scannell’s Hall , by Ted Murphy, dancing on Friday and Sunday nights, from 8pm to midnight, charge was 4 pence. Four times per year a supper dance was held costing half a crown. On page 50 Roads of Ballydonoghue by Fr. Tim Dowling. Walshe’s Hall by JJ Bunyan, Tom Walsh was also chairman of Listowel Race Company from 1918 to ’39. Willie Walsh of Pollough is remembered by Vincent Carmody, Willie played the fiddle and died going to the creamery in 1974. Mossie Kennelly born 1924, remembers old times in the locality .Page 65 Tony O Shea visits Kathmandu, he wanted to visit Tibet, but had no visa, while guards were occupied he stepped across and got some souvenirs to bring home. Mo Sceal Fein , part 5 by Mick Finucane of Urlee on page 69. Gerard Neville a native of Inch, walked from Tipperary to Lisselton in 2014. David Kissane recalls death of Maurice Walsh 1879- 1964, David also writes about Hegarty’s Hall in Lisselton on page 82. On losing my sight by Ned Purtill, he married in 1964, on the same year he lost the sight in one eye. Page 97, Sean Kennelly started playing golf in 1985 at age 30,his captaincy of Ballybunion Golf Club lasts till December, they have 2,200 members. Visit to Liebherr Crane factory, which employs 700, by Sean Keane. Musicians from the Parish of Ballydonoghue, continued from last year on page 115. Forgotten soldier of Dromerin Michael Enright on p 119. On page 125 the electric telegraph, by Noel O Connor. Lady Heath by Michael O Hanlon on p 127. Paddy Fitzgibbon gives details of Knockanore, height 267 metres. Death of Mrs Foley nee Collins 110 years ago on p133. Dromboe Castle on March 14 1923, where four young men were shot, they are among 15 young men who died in the final weeks of the Civil War in 1923, by Daniel Gorman -Kennedy. 30 years ago month by month p138. P 155 Cumann na mBan, the Ballydonoghue connection, by Ted Murphy of Bedford. Sports Pages begin at p185. Adult creative writers p 233, Martina Reid, Mamie Kearney and Hilda Francis. Short memorials to many locals also countless photographs, many in colour. Ballydonoghue Priests on page 276.

I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things
to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven. Amen

John Wesley
New Year’s Covenant Prayer

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