Knockanure Notes — 5th June, 2016

HOPE all had an enjoyable and safe Bank Holiday Weekend, marvellous weather, long may it continue. It was great to see Vincent and friends parading the town, during writers week followed by about eighty people and recalling the names and actions of people gone, but not forgotten.

CARE OF THE AGED:  Meeting Wednesday 8th at 7.30pm in Marian Hall.

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  A meeting of this committee will take place in the Marian Hall on Friday June 10th at 8.30pm.  All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT DAY:  Knockanure Community Centre Monday 13th at 1pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All welcome.  Phone 068/ 49799 if attending.  New members welcome.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK from the Parish will take place on Wednesday 6th July, Details are available from Margaret Carmody, Knockanure on 49361 and Nuala Carmody, Tarbert on 36166.

TIDY TOWN: It’s Summer time and time once again for Tidy Town activities.  Calling on residents of Knockanure Village and its environs to do their part in making our place as clean, colourful and attractive as possible before Judging time in mid-June. Great credit is due to volunteers who collected bags of litter from approach roads on Clean-Up-Day and left them at Old Chapel Gate for collection by KWD who had also kindly provided materials for the Clean Up.

LOUGH DERG bus details from 087 3966399 (9 to 6pm)

THANKS: John McCormack of the Irish Cancer Society informed us that the recent Church gate collection amounted to €829.50.

ISS  will cross the sky each evening until June 10th. Mars was to Earth on May 30th. Students at TCD have examined crystals which are as old as the Earth.

SYMPATHY to Norette Kissane on the death of her Grandmother Bridie Trant, Mountcoal, Listowel.

DEATH has taken place of Dick Fitzgerald, husband of the late Kitty, The Railway, Abbeyfeale, on  May 28th. 2016, survived by his children Carina, Carmel, Ann, Thomas and Pat, daughter-in-law Carol, son-in-law Eric, sister Mary Ita, grandchildren Ella, Hazel and Tomás, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

ANNIVERSARIES: 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, Winnie Sheehy, Kathleen O Dwyer, Liam Cronin.

Mass Moyvane, Sat 11th at 7.30pm for Hughie Fitzmaurice, Sun 12th at 11.00am for John, Dan & Bridie Kearney. Knockanure: Sun 12th at 10.00am for Paul Dalton, (Rec Dec).

Masses Moyvane: Wed 8th 7.30pm, For all Exam Students and their Families; Fri 10th at 7.30pm, Special Mass of Thanksgiving for all who helped Esther Foley both in prayer and encouragement during her recent illness.  Esther and Seάn lovingly wish to acknowledge that support and you all are invited to this Mass.

ARTWORK: We have admired and appreciated the artwork in the church for the first communion and confirmation, many hours went into the preparation and execution of the work.

WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND is the title of Gabriel’s latest book.

KNOCKANURE lotto GAA results for Friday 27th May. No winners of jackpot.

Lucky dip winners;1.  Lily Moore Tralee; 2. Hannah Mullane Temple Athea; 3. Anne Marie Scanlon Upper Athea; 4. The Wren Family Tounafoula; 5. Donie McGraw Glin. June 3rd draw results; No winner of €13,900 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 5 – 1 – 20 – 32. Lucky dip winners include;

  1. Mike Collins Lisaniska; 2. Barry Halpin 24 Cosgrave Park Limerick; 3. Bob Mahony, c/o mike the pies; 4. Tim O’Brien Toor Duagh; 5. Mike Weir c/o Kevin’s. Next draw to be held on Friday 10th June with a jackpot of €14000.

RELICS OF ST. ANTHONY: will be visiting St. Mary’s Cathedral Killarney on Friday 10th June

with Mass at 10.30 a.m.; Veneration of relics during day and Mass at 6.15p.m with Bishop Ray Browne and Veneration until 9 p.m.

MASS in Athea next Tuesday June 7th at 7.30 pm will be offered for Joe Faley, formerly of Glasha and late of London, Ontario.

LISTOWEL PARISH ANNUAL NEWSLETTER 2015-16, records events and happening in our Parish over the past 12 months is just published.

MEDJUGORJE 35TH ANNIVERSARY MASS: Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Monday June 13th at 7.30pm. Confessions before Mass starting at 7pm. All welcome.

LEGION OF MARY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  The annual pilgrimage takes place on Sunday, June 12.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  The wonderful Mike Condon will be providing the music on June 12 in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale for an afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Recovery Haven.

HORSE AND PONY RACING:  The annual Abbeyfeale Races take place on Sunday, June19 at Relihans Inch,  Kilcara, Duagh with the first race at 12.30pm.

BUS from the parish to Listowel, with onward connections, details from 1890 528 528.

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE Urgently needs people to help on Sunflower Day Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June, contact John on 0851032343 or Jenny on 0863934134.

THE SISTERS OF ST. ELISABETH OF BELARUS that help children in an orphanage and psychiatric hospital will be visiting our Church on Thursday next 9th June at the 10.30am. Mass. You can help by buying some of their icons, ceramics, decorations and other artefact produced in the workshop in their convent.

ANNUAL DOG SHOW AT THE TOWN PARK:  The biggest and best Fun Dog Show in Munster takes place on Sunday June 12 in Abbeyfeale Town Park

TARBERT BRIDEWELL: Sip Sup and Paint with Viveca on Saturday June 25th at 7.30pm.

Learn to paint on canvas step by step.

CAR BOOT: West Limerick 102 FM Community Radio are holding their next car boot sale and indoor market in the Community Centre Newcastle West on Sunday 12th June from 8am. To book a stall contact the Station at 069-66200.

RACING: Limerick Racecourse on Saturday 11th of June  the first of their twilight evening meetings in 2016. First race 6pm Last Race 9pm.

BEST WISHES to Chef Lizzy Lyons from Lizzy’s Little Kitchen, Listowel, who has many relations in the parish. Best wishes also to Marie Louise O’Donovan of Moyvane, a barrister, who has volunteered to work with Ohio based miscarriage of justice project.

FAMILY SPORTS DAY 2016: Tarbert GAA Club present Family Sports Day 2016, featuring a host of events to keep both the kids and the adults entertained, on June 11th from 12.30pm – 5.00pm.

SIAMSA TÍRE are holding auditions for young people aged 7 – 12 on Saturday 11th June from 10am – 2pm at Siamsa Tíre Theatre. Audition is by appointment only, To Book: 0667123055.

LISTOWEL Connection website is taking a short break, you can receive all local news at Newtownsandes.jimdo or Knockanure on photobucket.

ST JOHN’S: Friday 10th, The Best of Traditional. Wed. 15th Bernard Shaw Invites You and on Thursday 16th, An Evening with Freddie White, details from 068 22566.

THOUGHT: “Joy is a much sought after quality of life…Joy comes with giving away – losing, not gaining”. Evelyn Christenson.

“Holiness, then, looks for the bad in us and the good in others. The sinner seeks justice by justifying himself, with many nuances and words to explain their innocence. The saint elevates himself itself by lowering himself.  The sinner raises himself by lowering others”. By Mr. Jason Craig

POLAND: By chance on a visit to Limerick I saw the devotion of the Polish people to the church, when they marked the Feast of Corpus Christi 2016. They celebrated the feast at St Michael’s Church which was the biggest parish in Munster at one time. Today St. Michael’s is the smallest parish in Limerick City. The church now serves the Polish Community.

Poland; During the German occupation, 5 bishops, 1863 diocesan priests were killed. 239 monks were in concentration camps, 218 executed by firing squad, another 123 others were killed. 89 Polish nuns were killed. 63 clerical students were killed.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Thursday, August 18, 1955; Page: 7


Results at the Knockanure (North Kerry) annual sports were:— 100 Yards (confined)—1. P. Broderick (Knockanure): 2. G. Steadman (do.). 3 competed. 100 yards (open)—1. P. Broderick. 2. T. B. O’Connell. Abbeyfeale) 9 competed. 440 Yards (open)—J . N. Kennedy (Tarbert): 2. J. Burke (Croom). 6 competed. One Mile Flat (open)—1. J. Creegan (Croom); 2. D. Loonev (Ballymacelligott. 8 competed. High Jump (Open)—1. J O’Connor (Tarbert); 2. B. Broderick (Knockanure). 5 competed. Long Jump (open)—1 V. O’Connell (Abbeyfeale): 2. B. Broderick (Knockanure). 8 competed. 56 lbs. Shot (open)—1. P. Ruddle (Croom)- 2. M. Barrett (Lenamore). 7 competed. Two Miles Cycle (open) — 1. W. Griffin (Tralee): 2. J. Breen (do). 3 competed. One Mile Cycle (confined)—1 . M. Bunce (Moyvane): 2. P. Sweeney (Knockanure). 5 competed. Bag Race—1. D. Broderick. (Knockanure)- 2. M. McGrath (Moyvane). Horse and Jockey Race—1, N. Kennedy (Tarbert): 2. G Steadman. Ladles’ Race—1 M. O’Connell (A.B.C.). 10 competed. Long Kick—1. P. J. Healy (Tarbert). Tug-o-War—1. Lenamore. Three teams competed. 100 Yards Schoolboys’ (open)—1 . D. Broderick (Knockanure) 2. B. Burke (Castleisland). 20 competed. High Jump (do.)—1. D Broderick (Knockanure): 2 M. Murphv (do.) 8 competed.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 09, 1958; Page: 7

THE annual sports will be held at Knockanure as usual on August 15. The origin of this sports, like the famous Puck Fair, goes back beyond living memory. Talent competitions figure on the programme as advertised in another page. It is only recently that the meeting has come under N.A.C.A. rules. It will be held in a field kindly lent by Mr. Ml. Goulding.


Mr. Jackie, and Mrs. Martha Enright have arranged their holidays from England to coincide with the pattern day. Many others are also home for the occasion.

WAR 1; Michael Shanahan World War I. Rank Corporal, U.S. Army

Unit 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division. Entered Service from New York, believed born Inchamore. Date of Death October 3, 1918, Buried Plot G Row 36 Grave 38. Buried

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. The Memorial in France,  covers 130.5 acres, rest the largest number of US military dead in Europe, a total of 14,246. Most of those buried here lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War1

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