Knockanure Notes — 5th April, 2015

THANKS to all who visited us at Easter. Thanks to our priests and their helpers who were so busy with Holy Week events.

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 13th April 2015.Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome

COACH TO KNOCK 12th April, Mercy Sunday, Departs Tralee & Listowel. Contact  0667180123.

CHIROPODIST will be in The Marian Hall on Friday 10th April at 10.30am.  For appointments, please phone Eileen Quinn on 49478.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS: at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday next, April 12th, from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm.  Confessions will begin at 2.30pm.  All are welcome. The Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert on Sunday 12th April, 2015 at 3pm. Special ceremonies  in Abbeyfeale on Mercy Sunday 12th  April  at 3pm.

TEA/COFFEE MORNING Will take place in the  Education Room, Therapies Unit, Listowel Community Hospital on Wednesday 8th April, 2015   From  10.30 am  – 12.00pm.   All proceeds in aid of Social Activities for Residents in Listowel Community Hospital, All Welcome.

RAHILLY Seminar at Ballylongford on April 11th from 2 to 5pm. Also at 8pm Mike O Mahony will have a show on Robert Service.

BEST WISHES to Dan Flavin of Moyvane who retired from Golden Vale Creamery, Rathkeale on the March 2015, having spent 44 years working with the company. He studied Dairy Science in UCC and began work at Ardagh in 1969, he was appointed Creamery Manager at Rathkeale in 1981, there are now only 30 suppliers in Rathkeale, which at one time had over 190.

DEATH has taken place of Peg  Moloney (nee Griffin)(Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale, on  March 29th. 2015, wife of the late Joe. Survived by sons Michael and Tom, daughters Breda Collins and Martina O’Connell, sister-in-law Mary, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Peg was celebrated  at  Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale, on Wednesday April 1st, Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery Abbeyfeale. Celebrants at mass were Fr O Shea, Canon Neville, Fr Foley and Fr Curtin. Batt Hartnett sang the hymns. Grandchildren of Peg took an active part in the ceremony. Pegs Griffin ancestry can be traced back to Knockanure. She recently celebrated her 99th birthday she was daughter of Tom Griffin tailor Athea and Margaret Hunt also of Athea. Peg had two brothers and two sisters who predeceased her, she married Joe Moloney in 1950.

ANNIVERSARIES: Matt Costelloe, Joe Walsh, Francis Barry, Mary Agnes Brown, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Tom Carey, Johnny Buckley, Peg Mulvihill, Fr James Galvin, Tady Buckley, Nora Brosnan, Mary Joy, Peg Kennelly, Dick Collins, Fr Tom Moore, Michael Lyons, Josie Stack, Mass on Fri. 10th at 7.30pm  for  Jer & Catherine Mulvihill and the deceased members of the Mulvihill Family. Mass on Sat. 11th 7.30pm for   Aggie, Sean, Anthony & Nell Aherne. Mass on Sun. 12th at  11.00am for John Shanahan. Mass on
Tues. 14th  at 7.30pm for Joanie O’Connor.

FEALE SIDE PLAYERS Presents a hilarious  comedy ‘Pull the other one’ in St. John’s Theatre 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th April. For tickets contact St. John’s on 068-22566.  Some of the proceeds go to service for the  Listowel Laundry for the Elderly.

PARKINSON’S AWARENESS WEEK will run from 6th to 11th April, 2015.

KERRY DIOCESAN FATIMA 10TH – 18TH MAY:  Monsignor Dan O’ Riordan will be Spiritual Director. Further details:  Maureen Harty 066-7131328 or Premier Travel 021-4277700.

CONGRATULATIONS to Peg Prendeville who came 3rd  nationally in a recent ICA Creative Writing competition. All ten short listed writers read their script in An Grianán ICA college before the result was announced recently.

LARTIGUE MONORAIL & MUSEUM, every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Come along and enjoy!

TEA/COFFEE MORNING Will take place in the  Education Room, Therapies Unit, Listowel Community Hospital on Wednesday 8th April, 2015   from  10.30 am  – 12.00pm.   All proceeds in aid of Social Activities for Residents in Listowel Community Hospital.  

REFERENDUM: Regarding the forthcoming May 22nd Referendum which seeks to redefine marriage, a Public Meeting will be held in the Malton Hotel, Killarney on Thursday 16th April at 8.00pm. The meeting is titled “The Family, Article 41 Of The Irish Constitution, Putting Children First”. Speakers will include Breda O’Brien.

HOLY LAND: June 2015, Some places still remain for our Trip of a Lifetime to the Holy Land, June 8 to 18th, 2015.  Follow the footsteps of Jesus from the Sea of Galilee to the River Jordan and on to the final days in Jerusalem.  Group Leader Micheál de Barra; Spiritual Director Fr. John Newman.  For information and booking, contact Micheál at 086 8337681.

YOUTH 2000 IRELAND Youth retreat in St Brendan’s College, Killarney, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2015. The weekend will consist of workshops, drama, inspirational talks, testimonies, prayer, music  and chill out time.  Retreat starts with registration on Friday at 8.00pm. For young people aged 16-35.  For more information and to book online see  or call 01 675 3690

SUPPORT: Easter Spring Offerings: The Annual Spring/Easter Offerings which support our priests are due this Sunday (Easter Sunday).  It is the green envelope in your Envelope Box.  Your Spring/Easter Offerings will be collected in a special collection after Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil on Saturday night and on Easter Sunday morning.

SAMARITANS have answered 1.4 million calls in 40 years in Limerick area. 250,000 hours listening to those seeking help, reports regional director Mairead Sweeney.

HERMIT: Fancy living as a hermit for a while? Come to Holy Hill Hermitage for free.  Young Adults Programme (18-35):  Dates – 1st Oct. until 1st December, 2015.  Working retreats: Cost – 15 hours work a week.  Dates – Ongoing, so when can you come?  Hermits are provided with a comfortable hermitage with well stocked kitchen.  The Young Adults Programme includes, Mountain Climbing, workshops, Seminars, Regular Mass, Mountain Biking, Eucharistic Services Eucharistic Adoration, Meditation, Spiritual Direction, Contemplation, Regular Time for Silent Solitude.  Holy Hill Hermitage is a Catholic Diocesan Institute of Consecrated Life practicing Carmelite spirituality.

HEALTH: If you have high blood pressure, it could be a sign that you’re lacking in potassium or that your ratio of potassium to sodium is upside-down from an improper diet. Signs of severe potassium deficiency include fatigue, muscle weakness, abdominal pain and cramps, and in severe cases abnormal heart rhythms and muscular paralysis. The ideal way to increase your potassium is to obtain it from vegetables.

WOMEN: Celtic Women International Chicago Branch and the Center present the eighth annual Revolutionary Irish Women Series program: Friends and Foes: Women on Both Sides of the Treaty.
The lecture examines active Irish women in Irish Civil War, starting with the Treaty Debates. In past years, the lectures examined women such as Maud Gonne (pictured), Countess Markievicz and Lady August Gregory involved in the Easter Rising, other nationalist, feminist and labour movements, those who set the stage for activism, and women during the period of the Anglo-Irish/ War for Independence. This year, the lecture will cover these women’s activities during the Irish Civil War.
The program features lectures, music, readings and videos.
Friends and Foes: Women on Both Sides of the Treaty lecture was on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm. More from  for IAHC Members .


Martin McGrath of Moyvane

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