Knockanure Notes — 4th May, 2014

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 12th May 2014.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.

DANCING: Knockanure Community Centre “Summer Dancing Classes” Starting on Wednesday 7th May.   First Wednesday of every month, From 8:30pm, Waltz, Jiving, Foxtrot etc. All age groups welcome.  For more information ring 087 6809249 or 068 49799.

COMMUNION: “Do This in Memory Programme”   this Parish based Programme was held last weekend for children who are to receive their First Holy Communion. The Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Saturday 10th May at 11.30am.

GOLDEN JUBILEE celebration of Knockanure Church was held on Friday 25th April 2014. Preparations for the event were being made over the past weeks. Many helpers were involved, the sacristan Margaret Carmody was chief organiser. Bishop Browne concelebrated the mass assisted by Fr Lucid , Fr McMahon, Fr O Callaghan, Canon Fleming, Fr Tarrant, also  attending on the night was Fr Moore, Canon O Connor and seminarian Sean Jones. The choir and school children put on a fine performance in singing hymns. A yew tree was planted and plaque erected to mark the occasion. The evening was wet and blustery curtailing some activities, most retired to the Community Centre for refreshments and were entertained by Gerard and Christy. It was remarked that all who worked on the construction of the church are decease bar one.

FEIS: Johnny Cronin School of Irish Dancing  classes, from Beginner to Championship level are held in Moyvane and Tarbert, about 30 dancers from Johnny Cronin’s School of Dancing attended the World Irish Dancing Association European Feis in Dusseldorf in Germany recently, they won several medals.

TRAINING: Ministers of The Eucharist – Please note on 21st May at 8.00 p.m. Training will take place in The Marian Hall.  All Ministers are requested to attend.

ANNUAL Queen of The May Procession takes place this year on the 18th May, 2014 Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure at 3.00 p.m.
Fr. Kevin McNamara will speak on the “Theme” this year “How Precious is Life”.

SIAMSA TIRE is 40 years and a plaque will be unveiled in Tralee to commemorate the event on May 11th by local born Fr Pat Ahern, founding member.

40 HOURS ADORATION  will take place in the Parish again this year in Listowel Church commencing with Mass at 8pm. Friday 9th May until the closing Mass at 11am. Sunday 11th May.

GRANDPARENTS Tea Party at Listowel FRC on May 7th at 3pm.

CRUSADERS motivation night for the Dublin City Marathon will be held at the Arms Hotel on May 12th, all are welcome.

BEALTAINE Festival 2014 , Age and Opportunity, Life is for Living, details of events for May at 066 718 3815

SINGLE RELEASE; Kadie Harnett from Clash, Abbeyfeale, daughter of Pat and Nita Harnett, and a granddaughter of Jackie and Eily Harnett, Purt,  her first single ‘ A Mother’s Rosary’. contact Kadie at 087 2976254.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE music by  John Mc Auliffe, in Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, May 11 from 3-6pm.

CUNNINGHAM family and relations of Kilbaha held a re-union at the Arms Hotel recently.

LENIHAN REUNION on July 3-6, more later.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE 2014: The first pilgrimage will take place over the June weekend Saturday, May 31 to Monday, June 2. Bookings 087 3966399 (9-6pm).

TOASTMASTERS in NCW, Next meeting Wednesday, May 7 at 8.30pm.

DEATH: John Joseph O’ Connor,  Dun Laoghaire and formerly of  Moyvane South who died  May 1st, 2014, husband of Margaret and  father of Seán, Michael, Catherine and Teresa. Sadly missed by  sons-in-law Jeff and Daniel, daughters-in-law Ciara and Danita and  grandchildren. Requiem Mass for John Joseph O Connor was celebrated on Saturday May 3rd, in the Victorian Chapel, Mt. Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross.

DEATH took place recently of Mai Liston, nee Ellis of Lower Athea, Mai was predeceased by her husband Dan Liston.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Dowling,  Mary Harnett, Pat Danaher, Paddy Greaney, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Sr. Eileen Kennelly, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, Mary Hayes, John Houlihan, Sr. Martina Woulfe, James Relihan, Michael Anthony O Sullivan, John Carmody, Tom Scannell, Kay O Brien Hattley, Patsy Broderick, Fr Dan McSweeney, Joe Murray, Noreen McCarthy, Michael Relihan, Sr. Patricia Langan, Tom Higgins, John Flavin, Mass on Tues. 6th at 7.30pm for Julia & Timothy O’Flaherty, Mass on Wed. 7th at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Galvin Family, Glenalappa. Mass on Thurs. 8th at 7.30pm for John & Peggy Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family. Mass on Fri. 9th at 7.30pm for Jimmy Kennelly. Mass on Sun. 11th at 10.00am for Noreen Sweeney and the 11.00am Mass is for David Foley & the deceased members of the Foley Family

CHURCH NEWS: Diocesan Collection for the Education of Priests last weekend. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.
Adoration Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm.Wed. 10.00 to 7.00pm
Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm
Readers: Vigil, Michelle Corridan, 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely.
Knockanure 10.00am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

O’CONNELL’S AVE ROSARY will take place every Sunday at 6.00 p.m. for the month of May. All are welcome.

VOLUNTEER WEEK runs from May 12th to 18th, details from 066 7117 966.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE A six-week meditation course Tuesday May 6 from 7-8pm.Contact 086 215 4657.

BEALTAINE – CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP AT LISTOWEL LIBRARY To celebrate Bealtaine, Listowel Library will host a creative writing workshop for adults facilitated by Victoria Kennefick .  The session will take place on Wednesday, May 21st, from 2.30pm to 4pm and is free of charge.  Please telephone the library on 068-23044, or email on [email protected] , to reserve a place.

RACING begins at Killarney on May 11th.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY is offering a free transport service to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments in Cork University Hospital, Kerry General Hospital & the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. For more information, patients can contact their treatment team in the hospital or call Gail on 01 2310 566.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Pope Francis – Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) – a guide to our pastoral mission in the near future – Sat. 10th May 10am – 5.00pm presented by Fr. Jim Sheehy.  Myers Briggs – “understanding myself and others…”  Friday 16th May 8 – 9.30pm and Saturday 17th May 10 am – 4 pm also presented by Fr. Jim Sheehy.   Booking 066-7134276.

DAY: 8th May is World Red Cross, Red Crescent Day.
Since 1863, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are the oldest and biggest voluntary organization doing humanitarian work across the globe. 15th May, St. Brendan’s Feast Day

THOUGHT: Walking with Jesus is not a stressful satisfying of His demands – it is a lovingly seeking after Him and living by and through His grace. It is pure and simple devotion to loving Him. Maggie Orme Brandow

CARDINAL John O’Connor’s sister, Mary O’Connor Ward, recently discovered through research that her mother, Dorothy Gumple O’Connor, was born Jewish but converted to Catholicism before she met and married their  father.

POST CODE in USA, all those coupons and ads you get when you move to a new place? That happens because the US Postal Service is selling that information to advertisers. Do they ask if we’re okay?

THE FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE on “The Irish Workhouse, Past & Present” will be held in Portumna, Co. Galway on Sat. 17th & Sun. 18th May

POST RAS runs from 18th to 25th,

TALK by Fr Tony Flannery at Listowel

CONCERTS  are planned in May as part of the Limerick Pipe Organ festival. See
for more   May 14th 7pm.  St Mary’s Church, Athlunkard Street, Limerick May 21st at 8pmPipe Organ concert by David Briggs. St. John’s Cathedral. This concert celebrates the inauguration of the organ in May 1864 and is the ‘flagship concert’ of Limerick Pipe Organ Festival. Pipe Organ Master Classes will be offered by Mr David Briggs on May 20th.

PARISH: In 1824 Knockanure had two schools one attached to the Church and another run by Michael O Mahony. The National School opened in 1851 and another school now the Community Centre was built in 1874and closed in 1966 with the opening of the present flat roofed school
LEWIS Directory 1830s tells us.
KNOCKANURE, a parish, in the barony of IRAGHTICONNOR, county of KERRY and province of MUNSTER 4 miles (E. by N) from Listowel, on the river Feale; containing 1246 inhabitants. This parish which is situated on the confines of the county of Limerick, comprises 5995 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; about one-half consists of good arable land, and the remainder of coarse mountain pasture and bog. It is in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe; the rectory, which in 1607 was granted by Jas. I. to Sir James Fullerton, is now impropriate in Anthony Stoughton, Esq.; the vicarage forms part of the union of Aghavillin, also called the union of Listowel. Of the tithes, amounting to £78. 9s. 3d., two-thirds are payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar.
In the Roman Catholic divisions it is part of the union or district of Newtownsandes; the chapel at Knockanure is a small thatched building, to which a school is attached : in this and in a private school about 80 children are educated. The ruins of the old church still exist in the burial-ground.
Knockanure village is located within the Newtownsandes Electoral Division.

History of the Hearth Tax
With a need to raise revenue after the English Civil War, it was decided in 1662 to levy hearth money tax on buildings worth more than 20 shillings a year in rent. The number of hearths, in a building calculated the tax.  Exemptions, people who received poor relief did not have to pay hearth tax.  The tax, which was collected twice yearly – (on Lady Day and Michaelmas Day) – was 2 shillings per hearth per year. The tax was dropped in 1689.

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