Knockanure Notes — 5th February, 2017


LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 3rd February 2017. No winner of €17,100 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 5, 20 and 31. Lucky Dip Winners were; 1. Tom O’Sullivan & Karen Curtin, Trien, Kilmorna, 2. Ger Kennelly, Moyvane, 3. Seamus Sexton, Athea, 4. Thady Finucane (Paddy’s Brother). 5. Noelle Clancy, Knockanure. Next draw to take place on Friday 10th with jackpot of €17,200.

The Knockanure GAA Football Club AGM took place on Thursday 2nd of February 2017 at the clubhouse. The Officers Elected were as follows: President: Jackie McMahon; Vice Presidents: Fr. Tom McMahon, Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan, Fr. Kevin McNamara. Chairman: Ger Greaney. Vice Chair: John Looney. Secretary: Willie J Leahy. Vice Secretary: Cathy Finucane. Treasurer: Alex McMahon.

P.R.O: Billy Lynch. County Board Officer: Paudie Flavin. North Kerry Board Officers: Tom McMahon, Paudie Flavin and Ger Greaney. Scór Officer: Catherine Keane. Youth Officer: Johnny Greaney.

Club Membership for the year will be €10.

BEST WISHES to Neilus O’Connor of Kilbaha, who has been appointed Vice Chairman of Kerry IFA.

WRITING: Classes in Creative Writing for Young People began on Saturday February 4th in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel from 9.30am to 10.30am.  Classes are suitable for children age 7 to 12 years.  For further details and to book tel. (068) 22212.

LOCAL Girl. Erin Finnucane was with  the Kerry senior ladies team who were beaten in Mallow by Cork at end of January.

PARISH RETREAT TO ARDFERT:   on Tues 7th March.  If numbers are sufficient a bus will be provided.  For further details or to book ( Nodie on 49352 or Julia on 49401.

MOYVANE/TARBERT/KNOCKANURE LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB:  U8 to U16 girl’s registration took place on Sun 5th Feb in Marian Hall from 12noon – 1pm.

ICA:  Sewing evening on Tues 7th at 7.30pm (bring needle and scissors).

BRIGID’S CROSSES: amount raised €425. All proceeds to Listowel Hospice.

SYMPATHY:  The death has occurred of Lily Mae Relihan (nee Kennelly), Glenalappa & St. Alban’s, England.  Funeral in St. Alban’s England.

DEATH: Sr. Joan Curtin, Gort na Sidhe, Mounthawk, Tralee and formerly of Brosna & Coláiste Íde, Dingle, died on 3rd February 2017; The death has occurred on February 2nd 2017, of Ralph Toomey of Dirha Cottages.

DEATH took place on 2nd February of Eamon Pelican of Moyvane South. Predeceased by his sister  Tess Geoghegan. Survived by nephew Stephen, niece Joanne, grandnieces and grandnephews, relatives, neighbours, and many friends. Mass for Eamon was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on 4th of February, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Behan, Maureen Kennelly, Catherine Halpin, Michael Reidy, Humprey Doody, Maurice Enright, Kieran O’Sullivan, Celia Mahony, Eileen O’Connor, Nellie Hannon, Padraic Liston, Marina Lynch, Noreen Mullane, Michael Scanlon, Con Hanrahan, Neily McCarthy, Margaret O’Brien, Francie O’Carroll, Nell O’Mahony, Sr. Lelia Carey, Ned Stack, Kitty Barry, Joanie McKenna, Michael Quinn, Vera McDermott, Cecelia Doyle, Johnny Enright, Sr. Austin Brosnan, Bridie Mulvihill, Catherine Mulvihill, Billy Murphy, Teresa Sheehan, Fr. Dan Griffin, Bridget Kelliher. Masses Moyvane,

Mon 6th  at 7.30pm  for Holy Souls . Wed 8th at  7.30pm for Lily Mae Relihan (nee Kennelly), late of Glenalappa & St. Alban’s, U.K. (Rec Dec).  Fri  10th  at  7.30pm for  Deceased Priests of the Diocese, who served in our Parish.  Sat  11th at  7.30pm for  Margaret & Connie Shine.  Knockanure Masses;

Tues  7th at  7.30pm for  Catherine Culhane & Deceased of the Sheahan & Culhane Families. Sun    12th at  10.00am  for  Patrick & Mary Kennelly.

FEAST of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated on 11th Feb. This is World day of Prayer for the Sick. Blessing of the sick will take place in Abbeyfeale on Saturday morning at 11am.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK:  on Saturday next Feb 11th  –  Feast Day of our Lady of Lourdes – Special prayers for the Sick will be offered at 10.30 a.m. Mass Listowel.

CONGRATULATIONS to Niamh and James O’Flaherty on Sunday last, January 29 2017 made Kerry history by both winning Kerry senior singles Division 1 Badminton championships in Killarney.

Congratulations also to the Mc Auliffe family, Lower Athea who won The Horse and Jockey Hotel Oaks with Knockout Glory in Clonmel, last week. Trained by Bill McAuliffe for Liam McAuliffe,

She ran away from Yodgik in the semi-final, meeting Gadget Queen in the final was expected to be a tough test. But Knockout Glory got quickly away from the slips, she kept on well up the hill to win by a length.

GAA: Clounmacon/Moyvane Ladies Football Team Victory Dance at the Arms hotel on 24th Feb., details from, 087 7947 681.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group comedy ‘Anyone Could Rob a Bank’, will be staged at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall on Feb 9th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th & 19th.

REMEMBER Fr. Tim Galvin of Abbeyfeale and pray for his safety and wellbeing as he continues his work in South Sudan.

ANAM CARA: Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 14th February from 7.30 -9.30 p.m. in the Meadowlands Hotel.  Open to all bereaved parents.  Phone 01 4045378 if attending.

SCHOOLS: Catholic schools Week, the church was full in Listowel on Wednesday morning  last and the students were actively involved in the mass: This year’s theme was Learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home, inspired by Laudato Si’, the 2015 encyclical by Pope Francis.

FULL Moon on the 11th. The weather was remarkably mild this December and January. Daffodils are well advanced, even some claim the odd daffodil was blooming at Christmas. St Joseph’s Lily is also putting up new shoots. A lonely, Rock Thrush is singing from the tree top.

SILVER SURFER AWARDS: closing date for nominations Friday 17th February.

THE LIFE INSTITUTE are hosting a pro-life meeting in Kerry on Saturday 11 February in the Killarney Plaza Hotel at 3.30pm. The meeting is to discuss the ongoing debate about the 8th Amendment, and a pro-life response.

LEGION OF MARY next meet on Wednesday 8th Feb. at 8pm. in the Adoration Room. New members always welcome.

ARAS MHUIRE NURSING HOME BLACK TIE BALL on the 11th Feb.  in the Listowel Arms hotel. Tickets are available from John B Keane’s Pub and Áras Mhuire Nursing Home, 068 21470.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: FAITH PRAYED Fr. Sean Sheehy Wed. 8th Fen 7 -8 p.m.;  Reflection day with Bishop Comiskey Saturday  18th Feb 10-5 p.m. and Sunday 19th February 10 to 5 p.m.  Evening for all Eucharist Ministers by Bishop Emeritus Bill Murphy Tuesday 21st February at 7 p.m.  Contact Centre: 066 7134276.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS COFFEE MORNING: The annual St Valentine’s Day Coffee Morning takes place on Saturday, February 11th at Tomáisín’s, Lisselton. Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Taking a class can help you understand your tablet, learn how it works, Further details from (068 23584).

TRIP: Knock Pilgrimage to New York; A  special Pilgrimage  from  Knock  to  New  York departing  from Ireland  West  Airport, Knock directly  to JFK  International, 8th  May  for  6 nights.  John Curry,  the  youngest  Knock  Witness will be re-interned from Long Island to Old St.  Patricks  Cathedral,  Requiem  Mass  will  take place  on  Saturday  13th  May,  celebrated  by  His Eminence  Cardinal  Dolan. On Sunday  14th, Mass of Thanks in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan, details  01 2410800.

POPE FRANCIS INVITES US TO CELEBRATE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY!  In his document on The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia), Pope Francis refers directly to Saint Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to make the most of traditional religious practices, invite couples to grow in love and help their children to prepare for their future married life. This is why, as part of the preparations for World Meeting of Families in Ireland in August 2018, we invite you to mark this St. Valentine’s Day in a special way.  You are also invited to subscribe to the WMOF2018 newsletter to receive the latest updates on preparations for World Meeting of Families 2018 by email and follow us on: Facebook  and Twitter

BOOK: John M Feheney from Ballysteen, and a member of the Presentation Brothers in Cork has been in touch with the launch details for his latest book Good Seed, Fertile Soil Religious Vocations in Limerick. Volume 1 contains short profiles of almost 1,000 deceased members of the clergy and religious congregations from the 24 parishes in West Limerick.

WORKSHOP FOR PARISH CANTORS A workshop for parish cantors will take place on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 at 7:30 – 10.00pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide support and resources for all who lead congregational singing.  The facilitators will be Tomás Kenny and Ailish O’ Connor.  For more information and booking contact Tomás Kenny on [email protected] or (086) 3683778.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PRIEST? “Come and See” – a Vocations Event will take place on 17th and 18th February in the Pallottine House in Thurles. Advance booking is required. Contact Fr Michael Moynihan at 087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer 087 2401246 for more details.


SHOT: January 28, 1942, LONDON (Jan. 27) Jewish soldiers in the Soviet armies are being shot by the German military command when taken prisoner, it was reported by Polish official circles here today.

RATHKEALE and District Historical Society starts its spring series with three talks of local interest  Friday, January 27 2017. The first talk by Lorna Shier was titled ‘The Irish Palatines – Their Lifestyle, Survival and Contribution from 1709.

TARA Brooch; Waterhouse chose the name Tara in order to link the brooch to the site associated with the High Kings of Ireland, “fully aware that this would feed the Irish middle-class fantasy of being descended from them.” And it worked. The Tara Brooch was displayed as a standout showpiece at The Great Exhibition in London in 1851 and the Paris Exposition Universelle, as well as the Dublin exhibition visited by the Queen in 1853. Prior to this, it had even been specially sent to Windsor Castle for her inspection.


Lists of people, known as freeholders, who voted at elections or were entitled to vote. The entitlement to vote was restricted to men who owned land outright or held it by lease.

In Ireland, during the 18th and 19th centuries a person holding property in fee simple (outright ownership) or by lease for one or more lives (the life of the lessee and other named persons) was entitled to vote and would therefore appear on freeholder lists. A lease, simply with a defined period did not confer voting rights to the leaseholder. Between 1727 and 1793 only Protestants with a freehold worth forty shillings per year were entitled to vote and from 1793 this qualification was extended to include Roman Catholics. However from 1829 the qualifying freehold worth was raised to ten pounds which substantially reduced the amount of voters.

PORTRAITS 1916 Eamon Dore. RTÉ.ie Eamon Dore describes the months leading up to the Easter Rising. Check out video on 1916.

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Interview with Eamon Dore, a native of Glin, Co. Limerick. He was a confidante of Seán MacDiarmada and Tom Clarke. He ended up to marry Nora Daly, Kathleen Clarke’s sister in 1918.

“We Careered Up Moore Street With The British Firing Down On Us” 1916


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Eamon Dore describes the months leading up to the Easter Rising. He fought in the GPO during Easter Week and talks about the fighting, the leaders, O’Rahilly’s charge and the surrender.

Eamon Dore was from Glin, County Limerick and was studying medicine in UCD, Dublin. He was a member of the IRB and joined the Irish Volunteers soon after their inception. This interview begins with Dore recalling the meeting of the Military Council of the IRB where they decided on the date of the Rising. According to Dore, “They’d all their arrangements made”. The tension was high in Dublin as it was feared that the authorities were going to arrest the Volunteer leadership at any moment.

While the IRB were finalising their plans, James Connolly was preparing his Citizen Army to strike a blow also. A meeting was arranged with Connolly, which took place in Dolphin’s Barn on the south side of the city. After this the IRB and Connolly agreed they would fight together.

Dore was very close to both Tom Clarke and Seán MacDiarmada, who he met sometime around 1914 while in Tom Clarke’s shop on Parnell Street. Remembering that first meeting Dore says,

I was really thrilled with the sincerity that seemed to come out of his face.

At the time of the Rising Eamon Dore was on holiday at home in Limerick. As soon as he heard the Rising was on, he made his way to Dublin and managed to get into the GPO. Dore was ordered by MacDiarmada to escort the Daly sisters to Kingsbridge (Heuston) Station. The sister were to bring word to Cork and Limerick that the Rising had begun. He got the girls safely away but when returning to the GPO he noticed a large number of British troops in the area surrounding O’Connell Street.

After some difficulty he made it back to the GPO but as he was about to enter the building he came under fire from the military. Unharmed he got into the post office and reported his findings to Tom Clarke, MacDiarmada and James Connolly. Not believing Dore, Connolly left the GPO to see for himself the situation, and was shot.

By Friday the position in the GPO was becoming untenable. Even though the building was ablaze and beginning to collapse Dore was amazed at his comrades,

They were all standing there as if nothing was wrong. The whole place was on fire, the shelling was still going on, the heat was intense… and here were those fellas waiting for further instructions.

Dore was chosen to go out with the advance guard lead by ‘The’ O’Rahilly. Describing the charge up Moore Street he says,

It struck us that we couldn’t get any further, the British were too strong there. We’d no hope of doing anything.

O’Rahilly and a number of other Volunteers were killed. Dore and his comrades managed to find shelter in a nearby yard where they remained until the surrender. He was interned in Frongoch Internment Camp. At the time of the Easter Rising he was attached to ‘B’ Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. On his release he rejoined the IRB and during the War of Independence served as an Intelligence Officer IRA Limerick. He married Nora Daly in 1918, whom he had brought safely to Kingsbridge Station during the Rising. Eamon Dore died in 1972, he was seventy-six years old.

Eamon Dore was interviewed for the RTÉ Television project ‘Portraits 1916’ in 1965.


Saint Brigid Hearth Keeper Prayer


Brigid of the Mantle, encompass us,

Lady of the Lambs, protect us,

Keeper of the Hearth, kindle us.

Beneath your mantle, gather us,

And restore us to memory.

Mothers of our mother, Foremothers strong.

Guide our hands in yours,

Remind us how to kindle the hearth.

To keep it bright, to preserve the flame.

Your hands upon ours, Our hands within yours,

To kindle the light, Both day and night.

The Mantle of Brigid about us,

The Memory of Brigid within us,

The Protection of Brigid keeping us

From harm, from ignorance, from heartlessness.

This day and night,

From dawn till dark, From dark till dawn.






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