Knockanure Notes — 4th June, 2017

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre. The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 12th June 2017. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.

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

FR PAT: Duagh Celebrates Pat Moore’s Birthday RIP on 10 June 2017. A Special Celebration to reflect the life of Father Pat on what would be his 60th birthday on Saturday 10th June at 7.30pm in St Bridgid’s Church , followed by refreshments and local entertainment in true Fr Pat Style.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: An open public meeting of AA in Duagh N.S. on Monday, June 5 at 8.30pm. All welcome.

CONCERT: Phil Coulter Concert in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane: 13 June 2017 at 8pm, in aid of Moyvane Church painting fund, available from Moyvane Parish Office, Tel. 068 49308, Hollys Gala, Moyvane, Moyvane Post Office, Oonagh Harnett Pharmacy, Listowel, Flying Saucer Cafe, Listowel, Listowel Arms Hotel, Mary Fitzgerald Tel/Text 087 6328104, Elizabeth Brosnan Tel/Text 086 8417688, after weekend Masses in Moyvane and Knockanure and at the door on the night.

REMEMBER all those who will be sitting their Junior and Leaving Cert exams beginning on Wednesday, June 7th.

BEST WISHES to Yvonne O’Brien (daughter of Joan and Tom) Templeathea, who was married on 27th May 2017 to Christopher Kelly (son of Sue and Kevin) Templeathea.

LOTTO: GAA Lotto results For Friday 2nd June 2017 there was no winner of the €3400. Numbers drawn were 9, 15, 23, 25.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Liz, Daniel, & Donie, c/o Goulds shop; 2. Breda Harley, c/o John Barry; 3. Mossie Moloney, Lenamore; 4. J.D. Stack, Listowel; 5. Ann Brouder, Athea. Next draw to be held on Friday 9th June 2017.

ANNIVERSARIES; Br. Hermes O’Connor, Bridget Kennelly, Tom Connor, Fr. Tommy O’Hanlon, Willie Flaherty, Hannie Mulvihill, Sadie Shanahan, Howard Flannery, Eugene O’Sullivan, Elizabeth Emmery, Sr. Gabriel Galvin, Peg Normile, Fr. William Scanlon, Sr. Claude Sheehy, Dan Scanlon, P. J Flavin, Hannah Barnes, Paud Woulfe, Johanna O’ Donnell, Winnie Sheehy, Kathleen O’Dwyer, Mass in Moyvane; Wed 7th 7.30pm Hughie Fitzmaurice; Thurs 8th 7.30pm, Jimmy Fitzgerald;, Fri 9th 7.30pm, Joe & Mary Lynch; Sat 10th 7.30pm John Kearney, & his parents, Dan & Bridie; Sun 11th 11.00am, James Duggan. Mass Knockanure– Tues 6th 7.30pm Kathleen O’Dywer, Shrone; Sun 11th 10.00am, Ciss Cox (neé Flavin).

RAFFLE: to ensure that all have an opportunity to contribute to the painting fund we will have a Parish Raffle. We have lovely and wonderful prizes. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

CONGRATULATIONS to Knockanure N.S. pupils who won the Junior category in the Big Read Book Challenge, they made a video review of the “Cat and the king” a book written by Nick Sharratt, thanks to all who prepared and helped the children, who attended a presentation on Friday 2nd June 2017 in Listowel Community Centre.

BOOK: Matt Mooney has recently launched a new book of poetry, called Singing Woods.

AWARD: Johnny Mulvihill has received an achievement award from ASTI for his dedication to the GAA and the community. Cian Rogan was chosen as Transition Year Student of the Year at Tarbert Comprehensive School and the late Tommy Stack who died in October last year was posthumously presented with the Principals Award in Tarbert recently.

BEST WISHES to Tom and Eileen Broderick of Kilmorna who recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

WRITERS WEEK was a great week to honour and appreciate writers, few realise the Trojan work of Jimmy in the background.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA VARIETY CONCERT: We are planning to hold a variety concert in the Glórach on Friday, June 16 as a fundraiser for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan.

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL MARKS BICENTENARY: The first bicycle journey was undertaken by Karl Drais in Mannheim, Germany in June 1817. The Great Southern Trail wishes to mark the bicentenary this weekend on June 10/11.

BALLYBUNION MENS SHED: A presentation on road safety by an official from Road Safety Authority followed by questions and answers in the shed on Tuesday 13th June at 12 noon.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA VARIETY CONCERT: We are planning to hold a variety concert in the Glórach on Friday, June 16 as a fundraiser for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan. Further information next week.

SETS: in Clounmacon Community Centre commencing Monday, June 12 at 8:30pm. Minimum skill required. Three tutors. Further information 087-9451247.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: The Abbeyfeale Wednesday Club are holding a Tea Dance on Sunday, June 11 in Fr. Casey’s GAA club Abbeyfeale in aid of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House.

CONVENT in Listowel, plans are being made to produce a book on the Secondary School.

SEARCH ON FOR STORYTELLERS: The organisers of the Sean McCarthy Memorial Festival, held every August Bank Holiday weekend in Finuge in North Kerry are hoping to reach out to Storytellers and invite them to take part in the Mick McCarthy storytelling competition which is part of the weekend. They say; “We are trying to reach out to the storytellers of Ireland and abroad to let them know that, the competition is now open for entries. We are delighted to say, that we have been attracting a very high calibre of storytellers for the last twenty four years. Eamon Kelly himself was a wonderful supporter of our festival.

If you know someone who would be interested in entering the Mick McCarthy storytelling competition and being in with a chance to win €1000, we would be delighted to hear from them.

If you require more information, our website is, or you can call 068 40203.

FAMINE: Great Famine in Tralee and North Kerry is the title of a new book by Bryan Mac Mahon of Ballyheigue. It is published by Mercier Press and will be launched in O’Mahony’s Bookshop, Castle St, Tralee on Thursday 22 June at 5.30 pm. The guest speaker at the launch is Jimmy Deenihan. All are welcome.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Bookings and information call 066 713 4276.

A Doorway into Stillness: Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 7th The Carrivicks – The Cardboard Fox Tour

A programme of folk, country and bluegrass with Charlotte and Laura on guitar, fiddle

and vocals, John Breeze – Bass and Joe Tozer – mandolin.

Fri 16th Will It Fit In The Van

A play by Conor Clancy presented by Strive Theatre. A comical take on modern life in a small town Ireland amid a case of mistaken identity and moments of madness with a cast of six.

WOMEN: Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers. Conference 8-10 June 2017 Mary Immaculate College Limerick.

CONFERENCE Glenstal Abbey: Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017

This three-day conference explores the history and the economic, religious, liturgical, pastoral and agricultural activities of the Regular Canons and Canonesses in Ireland.

FOOD CLOUD: West Limerick Resources is delighted to announce that we are working to support the Food Cloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area. Food Cloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food. We would like to hear from Community Groups or Charities in the area who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community. Please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 069 66293.

ABBEYFEALE HORSE AND PONY RACES: The annual Abbeyfeale races take place this year by kind permission on the lands of John and Anthony Relihan on Sunday, July 2 .

RYAN’S DAUGHTER AT THE GLORACH: The film will be shown at the Glórach Theatre on Wednesday, June 7 at 8.00 and tickets can be booked by calling 087 1383940.

THOUGHT: “Refusing to forgive is like allowing your abuser to live rent-free in your head.”

“Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness”. – C S Lewis.

FATIMA CENTENARY PILGRIMAGE: 11th to 18th September led by Monsignor Dan O’Riordan, 4 nights Fatima/3 nights Algarve, Contact 021 4277700.

SHOT: Shot Chicago Memorial Day weekend; Last year’s total was 71 and was the worst since at least 2012. It came during a year that saw almost 800 homicides and more than 4,000 people shot.

ENNIS: Since 1974 Fleadh Nua has developed from a 3 day event to a festival spanning 8 days, with more than 120 separate events.

PLOUGHING: 1st World Ploughing Contest Cobourg, Ontario, Canada 1953; 2nd World Ploughing Contest, Killarney, 1954.

A VOTE to change the name of The Square in Newcastle West to Con Colbert Square has been defeated. From a total poll of 27, with one invalid vote, there were 20 votes against the name change.

EXHIBITION has opened in Newcastle West tracing Desmond Hall Castle’s links to 1916 Rising, Irish War of Independence and Civil War. These include Donal Sheehan from Newcastle West, the first rebel casualty of the 1916 Rising, Constable James O’Brien from Kilfergus, a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police who was the first British Forces casualty of the Rising, and Con Colbert, the Republican leader who was executed for his role in the events of Easter 1916.

CONCERN: The President of University of Limerick, Dr Des Fitzgerald, has said that RTÉ Investigates programme on governance at Irish universities raises issues “of grave concern.”

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Friday, June 10, 1898; Page: 6


ATTACK AGAINST THE “LIMERICK LEADER.” Dublin, Thursday. To-day in the Nisi Prius Court No. 1. before Mr .Justice O’Brien and a special jury, the hearing was commenced of Thomas Bowman v. Jeremiah Buckley. The plaintiff was a school-master, qualified under the National Education Board, and he brought the action against the defendant as proprietor of the ‘”Limerick Leader” to recover damages laid at £500 for libels published in that paper. The defendant traversed the course of action generally, and pleaded fair comment. Counsel for the plaintiff –the MacDermott Q. C; Mr Seymour Bushe. Q C. and M C P Doyle (instructed by Mr James Doyle. Counsel for the defendant- Mr F L O’Shaughnessy, Q C; Mr. J H Campbell, Q C, and Mr J Powell.

The MacDermott , Q C, stated the plaintiff’s case. He said that he had been a teacher at Cappamore , and in the month of November 1897, the school of Bruff became vacant It had up to the 23rd September, 1897, been taught by the Christian Brothers, who then retired. The parish priest of Bruff was the Rev Dean Cussen, who was anxious to have good primary education for the poor children of his parish. He built the school , and he entered into an agreement with the Christian Brothers that they should teach the children on certain terms. Those terms were that they Should always have at least two teachers there, they were to receive £60 a year, and in addition £30 a year for a lay brother as distinguished from a school brother. A controversy arose the merits or demerits of which

of which in his judgment were wholly foreign to the controversy which they had to try. Mr Bowman the plaintiff, had nothing whatever to do with that controversy between the ecclesiastical authorities of Limerick and the Christian Brothers. The Bruff school thus became vacant , and plaintiff was appointed from amongst a number of candidates. The Limerick Leader” then commenced a series of violent attacks on Mr Bowman. The first article was published on the 26th November, 1897, as follows—” If they (meaning the Christian Brothers) ” be not recalled, this much may at all events , be taken for granted, that the strong men of Bruff , backed by this journal will make, as we have already hinted, the lives of the grabbers of the evicted Brothers schools a hell upon earth.” The following article was published on the 1st December , 1897—” It was Father M’Namara’s intention to open the evicted Schools on yesterday, a brand new teacher named Bowman or No-Man having been somehow or other secured to take the place of the pious Brothers, but the sterling men and women of brave and faithful Bruff trooped in their hundreds to the spot, and put—well, in homely Celtic parlance—they put the kibaush on the Very Rev gentleman’s little plan and the school did not open. (See paper for more details)

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