Knockanure Notes — 6th April, 2014

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 14th April 2014, All Welcome,  please ring office on 068 49799.

CONFIRMATION DAY was held in Moyvane on Wednesday 2nd April 2014, a large crowd attended Bishop Browne gave the sacrament assisted by several local priests, Thanks to all who was involved in organising the day, the choir was composed of the regular singers assisted by the school  children. All students who received their Confirmation please note the final Programme of “You Shall be My Witness” will be on Thursday evening 7.30 p.m. at The Community Centre, Knockanure where all will be presented with their “Certificate of Completion of the Parish Preparation Programme”  All students and parents are requested to attend.

BISHOP Ray Browne will be in Knockanure on Friday 25th April 2014 on the occasion of the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Corpus Christi Church.  All are welcome for this special occasion.

COMMUNION: “Do this in Memory Programme”  final meeting of Parents and Children on Wednesday night 09th April at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure before First Holy Communion on 11th May 2014.

 PASTORAL COUNCIL representing the parishes of Moyvane, Listowel, Duagh & Lixnaw will meet on Tuesday 8th April  at 8pm. in Knockanure Community Centre.

 ALERT: Knockanure Community Alert meeting at the Community Centre Knockanure on Monday night 14th April at 8.00p.m.  Please note Monday 14th .

CONGRATULATIONS to Breda Dore and David Moloney both of Moyvane who were married in Moyvane Church on 29th March 2014 by Fr. David Gunn. Best man was Brendan Moloney, groomsmen were Donncha, Oliver and Patrick Moloney. Bridesmaids were Noreen Dore, Sinead and Michelle Dore and Elaine O Connor. Brides parents were Nora and the late Michael Dore. Grooms parents William and Joan Moloney.

BORO PLAYERS are having another night April 13th  at the Marian Hall with their new play What Love is, A Farmers Version, written by Katie Galvin.

THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION will hold a support group meeting on Wednesday 9th April at 7 pm in the Listowel Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Road Listowel.  See for detail or contact Deirdre Pierce- McDonnell 087 3577173.

HALF Marathon in Ballybunion 19th April.

SCHOOL: Busy Bees Pre-School are now enrolling for free pre-school for September 2014.  Part time places also available.  For bookings and further information, contact Maria/Orla on 087 3867297.

WOMEN in Media event at Ballybunion on April 11, 12 and 13.

ST JOHN’S; Tuesday 8th to Sunday 13th The Buds of Ballybunion, more from 068 22566.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  On Thurs. 10th April  8 – 9.30 pm  Fr. Teddy Linehan will present an Evening of Prayer and Reflection for the bereaved.  Booking:  066-7134276.

 KERRY CHORAL UNION at St Mary’s Church, Listowel on Friday  11th April at 8pm. being hosted by Scoil realta na Maidne.

DEATH: Dan Mulcare , Doon Road, Ballybunion,  passed away unexpectedly on Sunday 30th March 2014 in Ballybunion. He is survived by his loving wife Gertie Danaher, sons and daughters – John, Gráinne, Dan & Fiona, grandchildren Erika and Evan, daughter-in-law Olivia, brothers Michael (Ballybunion) & Jim (Cork), sister Kate (U.S.A.), sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Dan Mulcare was celebrated Thursday in St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh. Burial after in St. John’s Cemetery, Ballybunion.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Scanlon, Michael Sweeney, Francis Barry, Mary Agnes Brown, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Tom Carey, Johnny Buckley, Maude Brennan, Tom Fitzmaurice, Fr James Galvin, Tady Buckley, Nora Brosnan, Mary Joy, Birdie Graham, Peg Kennelly, Gabriel Kennelly, Kit Dore, Ellen Dell, Teddy Conway, Fr Tom Moore, Michael Lyons, Mick Stack, Kate Flaherty, Thomas F Culhane, Art Beolain, Sr. Virgilius Flavin. Mass on Sat. 12th at 7.30pm for Margaret Wallace, Months Mind.

STATIONS: Stations of the Cross: We invite you to join in this Prayerful Journey to reflect on The Passion of Christ during Lent.  Stations of the Cross once a week after Mass on Thursdays.
Stations of the Cross Knockanure on Tuesday Night after 7.30p.m. Mass.

ADORATION: Moyvane, Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm and Wed. 10.00 to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

 READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan, 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely
10.00am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

EIGSE Michael Hartnett runs from Thursday, April 10th – 12th in Newcastlewest. The official Opening by the Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Councillor John Sheehan, in Newcastlewest Library at 8pm on Thursday April 10th at 8pm. Presentation of the Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2014 by Limerick’s  Arts Officer,  Sheila Deegan will be followed by a reading by the winning poet. The Keynote Speaker will be photographer John Minihan on ‘The Silence of the Still’.

CHRISM MASS: where all the priests of the Diocese renew their priestly vows and Bishop Ray will bless all the Holy Oils for the coming year will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Tuesday evening, April 15th at 7.30 p.m. Each parish of the Diocese is invited to be represented at this Mass and there will be refreshments immediately afterwards in St. Brendan’s College.

OPUS ’96 CHAMBER CHOIR WILL PRESENT “HOSANNA”, a service of the world’s most beautiful Sacred Music along with prayerful reflections in preparation for Holy Week on Palm Sunday 13th April at 8pm at Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church, Tralee. More details on

KERRY COUNTY ROADSIDE CLEAN UP takes place on Saturday next, 12th April, sponsored by KWD Recycling.  Volunteers needed.  Contact   

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE are offering a variety of courses including healthy cooking on a budget, horticulture level 3 & 4. digital photography,  first aid and interior design. Names are also being taken for a benefit five computer class focusing on the basics of how to use internet, Skype and email. The The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support Group take place at 12 noon on Tuesday April 8. Donations are being accepted for ‘a bring and buy sale’ on Tuesday April 8 from 7.30pm. More details: Contact Centre.

RAG MEETING: Abbeyfeale Town Park are holding a Monster Rag Meeting and Family Fun Day at the Coursing Field, Glenashrone on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 10.30am.

LAUNCH;  April 5th 2014 opening of Blueberry Home Bakery Coffee House and Tea Room at O’Halloran’s Nursery Athea. Councillor Liam Galvin presided; All proceeds on the day go to MS Ireland.

HOSPICE ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY WALK ; takes place from St. Patrick’s Hall on Friday 18th April at 11am. Sponsorship cards available from committee members

THOUGHT: The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy. Corrie Ten Boom.

 FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: A concert celebrating the arrival of spring will take place at the Glorach Theatre on Saturday, April 12. It will be headlined by the Ballaugh Wren Boys Charity Group who will be joined by musicians, dancers, solo singers and chorus. Proceeds go to Nano Nagle, Abhaile, Milford Hospice and to help pay down the outstanding loan on the Glorach . Tickets €10 are on sale at Ann Lyons, The Square or Batt Harnett’s.

SAT NAV COMPETITION: Now in its 11th year, the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2014 is about to get underway, with participants across Europe being invited to submit their ideas for new opportunities in the €100 billion satellite services market. From April 1 to June 30 the competition web portal, will be open to  entrepreneurs to submit ideas for new services, products and business innovations that integrate satellite navigation technology into everyday life, more from 353877827207.

Wind Turbines

STORY: JP McManus is giving €10,000 to students in primary, secondary and third-level institutions in Limerick for a short story competition.

SHINE:  Neal Shine 1930- 2007; Neal Shine, started at the Free Press as a copyboy in 1950 and by 1995 had carried the titles of reporter, city editor, managing editor, senior managing editor, columnist and publisher. During his 45 years at the Free Press, Shine spanned the transition from soft-lead copy pencils and paste pots, to computers and the Internet. In 1978, Neal and Phyllis visited Moyvane, from where his father Patrick Shine emigrated and they met his aunt Nora and all his cousins.

FITZMAURICE: The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 53, Number 2, 26 December 1914.
The Rev. Edmond J. Fitzmaurice, D. D., professor of dogmatic theology, Greek and French in St. Charles’ Seminary, Overbrook, Pa., has been appointed Chancellor of the archdiocese of Philadelphia to succeed the Right Rev. Monsignor Charles F. Kavanagh. The Rev. Dr. Fitzmaurice was born in Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland, thirty-five years ago, of a family noted for the numbers of its members in the priesthood. His four uncles were priests at one time in the Philadelphia archdiocese, namely, the Right Rev. John E. Fitzmaurice, D. D., the present Bishop of Erie; the Rev. Francis P. Fitzmaurice, rector of St. Joachim’s, Frankford; the late Rev. Edmond Fitzmaurice, of Scranton, formerly a part of the Philadelphia diocese, and the late Right Rev.Monsignor James J. Fitzmaurice, rector of St. Michael’s, Philadelphia. The Rev. Francis J. Clark, rector of the Cathedral, is a cousin of the appointee.

HISTORY: The Catholic Family History Society is to hold its annual Day Conference & AGM at Salford Diocesan Archives, St. Augustine’s Hall, Grosvenor Square, All Saints, Manchester M15 6BW on Saturday October 4th 2014. – See more at:

GRAND NATIONAL horse called The Lamb that won the race in 1868 and 1871. The Lamb was born in the Moat field – as it is cone shaped and bounded by streams – on a farm owned by the Hinchy family, and to this day it is still in the Hinchy family, “The farm is located in Ludden, Ballyneety, behind Ludden graveyard. The horse was later taken to Cappamore  and reared at McGrath’s of Towerhill, cousins of Mr Hinchy . Fr Liam Ryan wrote a piece on The Lamb in the Ceapach Mhor of 2007. Fr Ryan said the tiny grey colt bore not the slightest resemblance to a future racehorse. However, it began to win small flat races. Standing barely fifteen and a half hands high the joke in England was that the horse would not be able to see over the fences let alone jump them

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