Knockanure Notes — 5th March, 2017

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, takes place on Monday 13th March 2017.  Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Monday evening at 7pm in Moyvane Church.  Thursday evening at 7pm in Knockanure Church.

COME HOME TO LOVE’A special Lenten talk will take place in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on Wednesday 15th March at 7.30pm.

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSSION SERCICE blood donor clinic will take place Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th March 5pm to 8pm each evening in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. No winner of €2100 jackpot for Friday 3rd of March 2017. Numbers drawn were 2, 12, 16 and 31.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Clodagh Scanlon, c/o Geraldine c/o Hollys; 2. Angela Moroney, Greenville, Listowel; 3. Pat Kelleher, c/o Finucane’s 4. Aishling Griffin, c/o Tady Finucane; 5. Ann Brouder, Athea. Next draw to be held on Friday 10th March with jackpot up to €2200.

Knockanure GAA Football Club Lotto draw Membership deals. €100 Lotto tickets available now. This will be a yearlong membership (non-voting) for people availing of this great offer. With this deal you get two weeks free entry into draw plus your name gets entered into draw for Minster Final tickets.

€10 membership available also with that deadline named as 31st March 2017. Persons interested in these deals please contact Willie Joe Leahy (087) 7945913 as soon as possible.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE, 0667134276 Parish Lenten Retreat Moyvane, Fossa & Knockmoyle, Tues 7th March 7pm to 10pm. The Faith Prayed Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 8th March 7pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jack Leahy, Maurice O’Connor, Mary Casey, Anna O’Reilly, Bobby Buckley, Johnny Dunford, Dan Enright, Billy Casey, Lawrence Harnett, Michael Kissane, Sr. Pius O’Farrell, Bridie Flavin, Tom Brendan O’Connell, Margaret Wallace, Mikey Shanahan, Alice Barrett, Donna Stack, Eileen Egan, Mick Liston, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsoll, Margaret Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, William Hudson, Mary O’Keeffe, Ann Sullivan. Mass in Moyvane on Mon 6th at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross, Mass 7.30pm, Catherine O’Connor. Tues 7th at 10.00am Special Intention (Parish Retreat Ardfert 7pm).

Wed 8th at 7.30am Lenten Mass-All are welcome including workers & students. Mass over by 7.45am, Mass at 7.30pm for Ann Flahavan. Fri 10th Mass at 7.30pm for Margaret Mulvihill (nee Dowling) & her husband Micheál. Mass Sat 11th 7.30pm Peggy Wallace. Mass Sun 12th 11.00am for Con & Bridie Flaherty.

Knockanure Thurs 9th 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm mass for Michael Flynn. Fri 10th at 8.30pm mass for Peggy Higgins, (Months Mind) note time. Sun 12th at 10.00am mass for Margaret Flynn, Knockanure (1st Anni)

ABBEYFEALE Adoration will begin on Monday 6th March at 10am until Saturday at 12noon.

WOMEN’S World Day of Prayer is on March 3rd, over 180 countries taking part.

MOTHERS Prayers’ annual weekend in Knock 10TH to 12TH March 2017 (No cover charge and you are welcome even if only for a short time)St. John’s Rest and Care Centre. Queries: 087 6184110 or 091 771009

INVITED: You are all invited to a Mock wedding at the Railway Bar at 7.30pm on March 10th. Proceeds in aid of Nicole Prendiville Doyle who is travelling to Uganda in June with Nurture Africa.

SHOW: Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale,   A Transition year production of Summer Night based on the musical GREASE Thursday & Friday 9th & 10th March at 7.30pm

GAA: Kerry GAA Supporters Club AGM will be held in Ballygarry House Hotel on Monday March 6th at 8pm all members welcome. The annual congress of the GAA  held in Croke Park recently, Sean Walsh, a man from the parish came second in race to become Uachtarán, only one Kerryman had the honour of being President of the GAA.

SCOR: Local Results from North Kerry Football Scor na bPaisti Marian Hall Moyvane Sunday February 26th at 2 pm. Rince Foirne; 1st Moyvane Gaa Mary Kearney, Mikala Mulvihill, Shiona Mulvihill, Maddie O’ Riordan, Mollie O’ Riordan, Cara Stack. Ballad Group; 1st Moyvane, Ava Fitzgerald, Conor Kissane , Jack O’ Donoghue, Aine Sheehy, Rebekah Sheehy. Sean Nos Dancing; 1st Moyvane Gaa, Mary Kearney. Rince Seit; 2nd Knockanure Alice McMahon, Ciara O’Sullivan, Tara Enright, Keira Large, Tadhg O’ Connor, Niall Horgan, Jamie O’ Connor, Cathal Sweeney. All the winners from Moyvane will go forward to the County Semi Finals for the North of the County which will take place on Saturday 11th March at 3 pm in the Presentation Secondary school Castleisland.

BEST Wishes to Jack Foley who was born at the Hill Abbeyfeale 100 years ago, he celebrated with his family in Perth, where he went to live in 1969.

COLAISTE Íde agus Iosef   A Transition year production of Summer Night based on the musical

GREASE Thursday & Friday 9th & 10th March at 7.30pm Adm. Tel 068/30631.

TARBERT BRIDEWELL – is now open Mon. to Fri. 10am to 4pm. Contact: 068 36500. Email: [email protected]  Whist Drive every Thur. night at 8.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Active Retirement Group meetings on Fri. mornings. New members welcome. Contact Teresa or Kathleen at the Bridewell. Kerry Hospice second hand books are available in the Bridewell shop. All funds raised go to Kerry Hospice.  Good quality second hand books required to support this worthy cause.

FUNDRAISER – A poker night will be held on next Friday 10th March at Carmodys Bar at 9pm. Donation to St. John’s Children’s Cancer Ward, Crumlin in memory of the late Ella Ahern.

DUAGH NATIONAL SCHOOL is holding a Please donate all your clean unwanted re-usable clothes, shoes, etc. Laptops & mobile phones are also accepted mobile phones are also accepted, must be intact with leads (please keep these in separate bags. Please drop your items to the school on Wednesday 8th March before 6pm or Thursday by 9.30am.

FAIRTRADE Fortnight continues till 12 Mar 2017.


THE ANNUAL CONSECRATION TO OUR BLESSED LADY (Legion of Mary Acies), will be held on Sunday 12th March at 3 p.m in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.  The Ceremony includes Rosary, Consecration, Benediction and evening prayer.

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 8pm. in the Parish the Listowel Meeting Room. New members always welcome.

ANNUAL MA IN EDUCATION AND WELLBEING OF THE OLDER PERSON FREE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES takes place on 10th of March from 6.30 – 9p.m. in T204 Tara Building, Tralee.

HEALTH: Only 1,303 people availed of the EU scheme to get off waiting lists, the number on waiting list in 2016 was over 80,000. People seem to be satisfied on being left on waiting lists.

CONCERT: West Limerick Singing Club are holding their annual traditional concert in Fr. Casey’s GAA Club House Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 11. The special guest artists who will perform include Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Philip Enright, Daisy Kearney, Darragh and Gearoid Curtin, Cailin O’Shea, John Carroll and friends, the Sliabh Mish CCE Group, Templeglantine CCE Junior Wren Group, and many more performers

FUNDRAISING DANCE FOR KERRY/CORK Health Link bus was held on Sunday 5th March at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland.

COLAISTE IDE OPEN DAY: Saturday 11th March from 12 to 4 p.m.

TREES: Limerick Council will be distributing a limited number of free tree saplings (Beech, Rowan, Birch, Oak, and Alder) on Saturday March 11 from 10am to 4.45pm, as part of National Tree Week which takes place from March 5-12.  Newcastle West Recycling Centre, Station Road.

SCANLON: Knockfierna Heritage Society are unveiling a large free standing limestone  memorial to Michael Scanlon the Castlemahon native Fenian poet on the Poet’s Way at Knockfierna Hill on Monday March 6 at 5.30pm. Minister Patrick O’Donovan will do the unveiling on the 100 anniversary of his death in America on March 6 1917. A talk on the life of Michael Scanlon, and the Fenian Rising of 1867 will follow in the Community Centre Castlemahon at 8pm. It will be given by Professor Liam Irwin, and Frank Phelan and all are welcome to attend.

LENTEN JUSTICE TALK: Monday 13th March in St. John’s Church, Tralee.  Speaker: Richard Moore from Children in Crossfire, all welcome.

KERRY CAMINO: Annual General Meeting of Kerry Camino Tuesday 7th March at 7 pm in The Grand Hotel, Denny Street. Our annual 3-day walk will take place on the May Bank Holiday weekend (April 27 – 30.)

ST JOHN’S: Play, Bookworms continues to the 7th March. Women’s Day celebrations 10am to 1pm on Wed. 8th.Thursday 9th Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Bluegrass music, more from 068 22566.

KERRY CHORAL UNION: with their Junior Choir and guest soloists present a St. Patrick’s Weekend Concert in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday March 19th at 7.30pm.

RALLY FOR LIFE Dublin 1st July 2017. www.rallyfor Ph: 018730465 or facebook:@Allirelandrallyforlife

LENT: Instagram/Twitter challenge for Lent 2017

The #LiveLent initiative will take place on Twitter and Instagram and will involve short daily suggestions based on the theme of the Holy Father’s Lenten message on how to best #LiveLent 2017. These will include suggestions on fasting, prayer and almsgiving, which are the three pillars of the Lenten season.

PIONEER LENTEN CHALLENGE: Many people abstain from alcohol and take the short-term pledge for the duration of Lent. Contact St. John’s Parish Centre or visit and join online.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:  Try not to waste your time and energy on things that are of little or no importance. Fret not about what others think or what you think they think! We waste so much time stressing and struggling with many of the cares of this world and we miss the beauty within and beyond. Do not let the world pass you by. After all, you have God by your side-now and always!        Margaret Theresa Naughton

“It is not by the sword or the spear, by soldiers or by armed force that truth is to be promoted, but by counsel and gentle persuasion”. Athenasius


Richard Moore will speak in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Monday 13th March at 7.30pm

“I consider him not only my friend, but also my hero. Why? Because while I talk about forgiveness, Richard Moore lives it.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama

As a ten year old child, Richard Moore was blinded by a rubber bullet during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Just as his life emerged as a triumph out of tragedy through his experiences of compassion in the face of challenges, Richard’s founding of the charity Children in Crossfire draws on his vision to work towards building a better world for those caught in the crossfire of global poverty, injustice and inequality. Entrance is free. Everyone welcome.

CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION: First Annual Retreat/Conference, 26th & 27th April 2017. THEME: Helping our Children and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularised times. Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village Dublin 24. Day only and overnight attendance options available. Speakers including Fr. Benny McHale. Contact Connie at 098 24877 or [email protected]

POETRY and Pictures: Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland edited by Gabriel Fitzmaurice and photographs supplied by John Reidy, is available everywhere. Contains poems from the ninth century and contemporary favourites, some translated from the original Irish, the rest written in English. There are political poems, such as The Betrayal, an account by President Michael D. Higgins of the failure of the Irish state that grew out of the struggle for independence in the period 1916-1921. There is a large number of poems written by, and about, women – from the 9th century “The Old Woman Beare” translated from the Irish by Brendan Kennelly to Leanne O’Sullivan’s contemporary celebration of her grandmother’s life and death. There are cursing poems, homages to the Irish language and Gaelic football and hurling as well as poems of poverty and emigration.

Among  contributors,  Michael D. Higgins, Brendan Kennelly, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Paul Muldoon, Bernard O’Donoghue, Seán Ó Ríordáin, Michael Hartnett, John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon, John O’Donohue, Brian Merriman, Eibhlín Dhubh Ní Chonaill, Desmond O’Grady, Dáibhí Ó Bruadair.

FENIAN Poet Michael Scanlon died on 6th March 1917, he was a native of Castlemahon, but some locals claim relationship with him. Fenian Rising was in 1867.

FLIGHT: First Transatlantic flight to Foynes took place in July 1937.

KERRYMAN 1973, extracts from Notes.

Jan 13; Listowel first Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Death of Mrs molly Crimmon Healy aged 82 years. 1918-24 Cumann na mBan, her aunt Mrs Nolan, publican Lr Wm Street.

20th Jan; New School Moyvane started. ICMSA held their 21st Annual dance in Ballylongford.

27th Jan; New Kerryman Press blessed. Flu Moyvane school closed.

Feb. 10th; Knockanure GAA Club revived, Sean McMahon, coming back after being retired for 10 years. Officers President Fr. O Brien and Fr. Fitzgerald Vice do; Chair. Willie Finucane. Vice do, Sean McMahon. Sec. Maurice Collins, Treasuerer Patrick Dowd. Delegates to N Kerry Board, Wm. Stack, Sean McMahon, Selectors, Tom Flavin, W Finucane, P O’Dowd, W. Stack, S McMahon, Captain Sean McMahon, Vice do M O’Connor. Committee. J Finucane, T Flavin, W. J. Leahy, M Collins, Con Lane, B Stack, W. Bambury, and Larry Harnett. Other news Jas C Barrett M.C.C. of Glin appointed to Shannon F. A. D Company. Seisiun in Knockanure against Duagh, Knockanure next against Lixanw.

Feb. 17th p12; Social in Ballylongford picture Mr and Mrs P McNamara, Tullahinell and Mr D Sullivan, Lenamore and Miss Helena Kelly, Pollough.

Feb. 24; Revival of Knockanure Macra. Gerald Lynch family picture.

March 3; Death of Mr M Mccabe, Clounbrane, he was in America and came home to retire.

March 10; Death of Joe O Keeffe, Kilmorna.

March 17; Tom Mangan retires from creamery after 43 years’ service, under managers, Barrett, Sugrue and liston. Daily milk in summer rose from 4,000 daily to 11.000 daily during his time.

March 31st ; Sean Ahern sang on Radio Eireann, a song he learned from Paddy Enright, called The Kerry Coast. People were surprised, he has not yet recorded a song.

April 7; Death of Mrs Pidge Lenihan of Charles Street, Listowel aged 80. Her husband Jack and two others were charged with the murder of District Inspector Sullivan, the Treaty saved his life according to the report. More News; Athea, death Dan Hayes, on April 3; Death of Michael D Mullane old IRA, buried Knockanure; Death James Dalton  on April 6, a brother of Paddy Dalton who died at Gortaglanna, James was buried at Ahavoher.

April 14; 19 went on retreat to Redemptorists in Limerick.

Seven windows and two fiddles broke in Tournafulla.

April 21, Dancing at Ballylongford and some names. Jig under 6, Shirley Grourke, Second; Ainne Vaughan Fourth. Jigs under 8 years, first place Rita Grourke, Fourth Tony Donoghue. Boys jig over ten years, Timothy Flaherty. Hornpipe (ten to twelve years) second place Ann Maria Corridan; Fourth place, Eileen Aherne. Double jig (10 to 12 years) Sheila Carroll and Marie O’Leary, Tied for first place. Thirteen to eighteen years, third place, Sandra Fitzmaurice. Four Hand reel, first place Teresa Dore and set.

April 28th Easter Mass in Listowel for veterans 1916-23, only 17 years ago it was decided to organise annual mass.

May 19th; Parachutists drop from 3,500 feet to Moyvane Sports field area.

May 26; Confirmation Moyvane. Churn rolling, winners, Fitzgerald, Abbeyfeale, Finucane and Walsh of Moyvane.

June 2; NTS Children confirmation picture p5. Death of Josephine Moore Stack aged 90, she was sister of Austin Stack and daughter of William Moore Stack and Mrs Nanette Stack, she worked in U.S and retired to Dublin about 20 years ago. Survived by two sisters in the U.S.A. Aunt of Barrett’s, Tralee and Austin Stack of Dublin.

June 9; Death of Maurice Dowling, Coilagurteen. Coach to Knock. Writers week, Miriam Dowling and Gerard Buckley on Radio.

June 23;  Fr Pat Ahern, chief instigator behind Teach Siamsa. Knockanure Tony O’Callaghan made coat of arms presented to Mr E Childers, Tony taught in Moyvane and Listowel. Yvonne Enright granddaughter of Tom Mangan, gave display of Irish Dancing in Athea. Picture of Dev and others with mock Free State soldier pointing revolver at him. Note Mr O Riordan made a comment on article in the next issue of Kerryman.



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