Knockanure Notes — 5th July, 2015

SENIOR Citizens Afternoon Tea Party will take place in the Marian Hall on Sunday 12th July, from 3pm – 5.30pm.  Music supplied by local musicians P.J. and Lisa Mulvihill.  Refreshments served.

Senior Citizens Meeting in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 7th July at 8pm. We would also like to express our thanks to all those who so generously supported our Church Gate Collection.

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

SCHOOL Clothing & Footware Allowance Forms available at Knockanure Community Centre every Monday (except every second Monday of the month) from 1.00pm to 3.30pm.

CAMP: Listowel Family Resource Centre is hosting their annual summer camp. For further details, contact Pat Lyons on (068) 23584.

FLAG: Knockanure Flies The Flag Again !Thursday last was a very special day for all in Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure as they unveiled their Third Green Flag for Water Conservation.  Special guest on the day was Marc O Sé who did the honours and even played a game of football with the students much to their delight ! Principal Mrs Julienne Donegan welcomed everybody and commended Miss Noirín Buckley Green Flag Co- Ordinator, the hard working committee and all staff and students for their hard work.  The pupils sang “Kingdom Green And Gold” in honour of Marc and his great achievements in the Kerry Jersey.

SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed: The Clancy Family on the death of Peg Joy, Duagh & Abbeyfeale. The Enright Family Lissaniskea on death of Ellen. The Rogan Family, Lissaniskea on death of Francis Diggins, Ballyduff. The McDermott Family Listowel & Donegal on death of Jackie , Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The Walsh Family on death of Nora. The O’ Flaherty Family on death of Heidi Deegan. The Goulding Family, Knockanure on death of Sister Eleana. The Horan Family on the death of Patsy.

DEATH has taken place of Tom Moore of Kilconlea Lower, Abbeyfeale and Moyvane on July 3rd. 2015. Survived by his wife Anne, daughters Eileen, Maria and Bridget, sons Tom and Mike, sister Bridie, 15 grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass at Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale on  Monday. Funeral afterwards to Reilig Íde Naofa Abbeyfeale.

DEATH took place on 1st July 2015 of Dan O Callaghan of Upper Aughrim, Moyvane and

Late of Tinakilla, Ballyhahill. Survived by  his wife Noreen, son Jimmy, brother Pat, sister Eileen, nephew, nieces, sister-in-law Colette. Requiem mass on Friday,  3rd of July at Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of John Joe Barrett, Lr. Athea, on the 30th June, 2015, Survived by his wife Kitty, sons Tommy, Johnny & Patrick, daughters, Cathy, Mary, Loretta, Bernie, Josephine, Agatha & Esther, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Mary & Josie, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for John Joe Barrett was celebrated at  St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, on 4th July, Burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. John Joe was a gifted tradesman and voluntary worker; he had many memories of the Korean War.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joseph O Keeffe, Johnny Horgan, Betty Moloney, Catherine Kilkelly, Jeremiah Carmody, Kit Windle, Joe Woods McConville, Breda Walsh, Tom Sullivan, Jim Reilly, Maureen Leech, Bridie Reilly, Peg Vaughan, John Stack, Bridie Sheehy. Mass on  Sat. 11th at 12 noon  for Jim Groarke. Mass on Sun. 12th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Timothy & Mary Murphy.

READERS, Vigil, Michelle Corridan & Annie Coulson, 11am  Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure        10am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

THANKS to Fr. John for his devotion to duty and his great work in the Parish and  Pastoral Area and we welcome  Fr. Kevin.  Three priests have retired in Kerry. As many as 19 priests are involved in appointments. The only one which effects Listowel Pastoral Area, where Fr. John Lucid P.P. is appointed as P.P. of Kilcummin. He is being replaced by Fr. Kevin McNamara,(Clare man). The changes take effect on Wednesday, July 22nd . There were  34 priests  Sick and retired in the dioce BEST WISHES: Canon Pat Horgan marks 60 years of Priesthood, being ordained in 1955, he was a curate in Moyvane in his young days. Fr. Pat Horgan, celebrating his Diamond Jubilee of service to church and community, and continues to do so. He has been a very active member of the Hugh O’ Flaherty Memorial Society since its formation in 2008.

FR GERARD FINUCANE , appointed Parish Priest of Waterville from Wednesday July 22nd. We wish him every blessing and joy in his new ministry.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND will hold its Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend 11th & 12th July at all masses.

FUNDING from Council  for commemoration programmes associated with 1916, closing date 14th July.

MUSIC: Comhaltas  Ceoltóirí  Éireann sponsored traditional entertainment programme for the Summer season commences this week at more than forty 40 centres throughout the country. The Devon Inn Templeglantine night is every Thursday at 8.45pm.

WALK: St Columban Pilgrim Walk in Killarney
To celebrate the 1,400th anniversary of the death of St Columban, the Columbans are organising a Pilgrim Walk in Killarney from Aghadoe via Botharín na Marbh to St Columbanus’s Home on July 18th. The walk will include visits to sites of spiritual significance and will take approx 4 hours. It will be led by Columban missionary Fr Michael Howe. Assemble at Aghadoe at 9.30am on Saturday 18th July.

SWIM: Swimming Classes & Water Safety: Two weeks of swimming and water safety classes in Glin this summer starting: Sunday July 5, Monday August 3.  Register on the day at 9am at the pier.  Contact Iosla 087 120 9965

OPEN: The Palatine Heritage Centre, in Rathkeale is open to visitors over the summer months. It is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, from 2pm to 5pm.

AUCTION of the lifetime collection of vintage, old farmyard & farmyard kitchen contents on behalf of Josie McCreesh at her famous Rambling House in Brosna, Co. Kerry on Saturday 11th. July at /11am. For further details contact Pat O’Donovan on 087 9977340.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 9th, The Ben Reel Band. Fri. 10th 44 Sackville Place, written and performed by Peter Sheridan. Sunday 12th, A Comic drama by Tommy Marren, presented by Camp Drama Group. Tuesday 14th, the best of American Country and Bluegrass, details from 068 22566.

EVENTS: The Festival in Abbeyfeale  will take place from Thursday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20.

CLIMB Mount Brandon in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and celebrating the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avilla. 8am July 16th. Trip by Tarbert History Society to  Dublin takes place on Saturday 18th July – Details at the Bridewell, Tarbert.

As is usual, Bishop Ray would like to invite priests who are home for vacation to gather for a meal on Tuesday, August 4th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. So if there are any priests from our parish interested –  please contact the Parish Office at 068-21188 or Diocesan Office at 064-6631168

DUAGH GRAVEYARD ANNUAL MASS:  will take place on Thursday 23rd July at 8p.m. in  Springmount  to remember all those who have been buried there. St Marys Church graveyard Tarbert,  Mass will be held on Friday 31st July at 7.30pm.

MEALS: Glin Homes for the Elderly Ltd are proposing to start a “Meals on Wheels” service in the locality.  Meals would be delivered to the homes of elderly citizens during the week.  This service would cover the parish of Glin and could include certain areas of the surrounding parishes of Loughill, Ballyhahill, Athea, Moyvane and Tarbert.  If you are aware of any elderly person in your locality who would like to avail of this service please contact Una, Glin Daycare Centre, Cloverfield, Glin, 068-26033.

MUSIC: Glin Comhaltas are looking for ‘preloved’ traditional musical instruments. Do you, or someone you know have any instrument that is no longer wanted or needed and are willing to donate to a good home…… Glin Comhaltas ?  If you can help in anyway with any instrument please contact Angela Culhane 086.367.3957 or John Healy 087.123.7950 – thank you.

IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER: Reminder that the Irish Catholic is available at the Parish Office Listowel  every Thursday morning immediately after the 10.30 a.m. mass  – giving up an up-date on the happenings in the Irish Church.

CAR BOOT SALE at  NCW:  takes place on Sunday next July 12 with gates open at 7.30am.  Further information 069 66200/087 6866450.

RACE TO THE TITLE 10K:  The Gather by the Feale will be holding local registration on Wednesday July 8 at Fealefit, Mountmahon at 8.30pm.

DAY TRIP TO VALENTIA:  All Day Trip on Sunday, July 26, to Valentia Island, More from  Maureen Finnegan 087 9845102.

THE GLENSTAL LADIES RETREAT – Tue 7th July or Wed 8th July. 10am to 5pm. Enjoy some time for reflection, prayer, conversation and fellowship. Enquiries 061 621005 [email protected]

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL 13-16 Aug 2015.  Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary/Donation only/ Free Buses, Catholic youth event ages 16-35. Book online at or phone 01 675 3690.

MASS: Abbeyfeale parish church Mass at

THOUGHT: Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed. George Macdonald.

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL NEWS:  On Friday last a team of six officials from the National Roads Authority [NRA], Galway County Council., Roscommon County Council and Westmeath County Council cycled the Abbeyfeale – Rathkeale section of the Great Southern Trail [GST] on a fact-finding mission. They are spearheading the development of the Galway-Dublin Greenway which is on EuroVelo Route 2 from Moscow to Galway. The GST is on EuroVelo Route1 along the Western seaboard of Europe.

STARS: In July is an event not be better till  2122, the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus when they will be so close, they will almost merge into  a double-planet’ as viewed from Earth

KYOTO PRIZE: The Inamori Foundation has announced Michel Mayor as one of the laureates of the 2015 Kyoto Prize. The other laureates are chemist Toyoki Kunitake and choreographer John Neumeier. The lasting impact of Michel Mayor  discovery is illustrated in recent observations of 51 Pegasi b made using ESO’s HARPS instrument. Michel Mayor was the leader of the group that developed and exploited the power of HARPS, the world’s leading planet-hunting machine.

The Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony will be held in Kyoto, Japan, on 10 November 2015. Each laureate will receive a diploma, the Kyoto Prize medal and prize money of 50 million yen (€360 000).

FAMINE: The Irish Famine and the Atlantic Migration to Canada; The Irish Ecclesiastical Record 5th Ser. Vol.69 October, 1947, pp. 870-882.; CMSIED 305023
The Great Irish Famine of 1847 and the Atlantic Migration which it set in motion mark a turning point of paramount importance in the history of the Catholic Church in Canada.  The distinguished historian J. H. Hammond in his monumental work,

On leaving the quarantine station at Grosse Isle the fever ships proceeded up the St Lawrence River into Lake Ontario.  Whenever they stopped to unload their passengers, typhus and dysentery appeared in alarming proportions.  It is true to say that not a single rural district, village, farm or city in Upper and Lower Canada escaped the ravages. Deaths in Quebec City numbered 1,137, including many of the inhabitants.  Through the zeal of the local clergy, Fathers McMahon, Cazeau and Baillaragean, later Archbishop of Quebec, homes were found for 800 orphans. Some were placed in St. Brigid’s Home which for more than a century has been a haven for the indigent.  Montreal was a second Grosse Isle. Here, at Point St. Charles, 11,000 lay sick with fever.  Terror spread throughout the populace.  At Bytown, now Ottawa, 1,000 were stricken; of these 200 died.  At Kingston,  4,326 were admitted to the hospitals and feversheds; of these 1,400 died.  At Toronto, where the authorities had time to make preparations, the sick received better care. Nevertheless, 863 died from the epidemic.  At Hamilton, and at St Catherines in the Niagara Peninsula, at London and Sarnia in western Ontario, events followed the same course, though numbers were smaller.  Partridge Island, at the entrance to the harbour of St. John, New Brunswick was a third Grosse Isle but with a much lower death-rate.  Of the 17,074 immigrants who entered here, including 2,000 from Lord Palmerston’s estates, 600 died on the Island and 595 died in the city s fever-sheds.


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