Knockanure Notes — 6th August, 2017

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, takes place on Monday 14th August 2017. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

ROSARY in Moyvane at 7.15 on August 14th Vigil of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady. Moyvane Church is dedicated to our Blessed Lady.

PLEASE NOTE: The Vigil Mass on Saturday, August 12th in Listowel will be at the earlier time of 6.00pm.

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with Fr. Kevin.

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto results; There was no winner of the 4300 euro jackpot from Friday the 4th August draw. Numbers drawn were 3, 9, 20, and 27. Lucky dip winners of 25 euro each were: 1. Annie Harley, c/o John Barry; 2. Callum Buckley, Temple Athea, ; 3. Lizzie Lane, Beenanaspig; 4. Helen O’Brien, Scrathan, Duagh and 5. Timmy O’Connor, Ruby’s Fealesbridge. Next draw to be held on Friday 11th August with jackpot up to 4400 euro.

GRAVEYARD MASSES. Monday, August 7th, 8pm Ahavoher. Tuesday, August 8th, 8pm Old Knockanure and Wednesday, August 9th 8pm Murhur.

SYMPATHY To Paudie & Nancy O’Connor & Family, Direen, on the sudden death of Paudie’s brother Michael in Balbriggan. To Teddy & Olive Keane, Ashgrove on the death of Olive’s brother Jim Murphy of Rathcoole.

DEATH had taken place of Danny O Donnell, at Ontario, Canada late of Clounmacon & Knockane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Kieran O’Shea, Pat Sheehy, John Carmody, Nan Sullivan, Sean Hanrahan, Tess O’Connor, Sr. Barbara Murphy, Jack Dalton, Patrick Wren, Sr. Rosalie Enright, Mary Flaherty, Eileen McNamara, Lizzie Burns, Joe Kearney, Molly Mahony, Sr. Brendan Sheehy, Jerry Mulvihill, Eileen Ahern, William O’Sullivan, Michael O’Donnell, Madeline Mulvihill, Mick Finucane, Jim Harnett, Billy Buckley, Pat Carmody, Georgie O’Connell, Brendan Daly,

Mass for Mary Scanlon of Brosna in Knockanure Church at 10am on Sunday 13th.

ST. JOHN’S BALLYBUNION RESTORATION FUND – Fundraising Concert in Ballybunion church on Wednesday 9th August at 7.30pm. Local talent on the night with special guests.

GRAVEYARD MASS – Kilnaughtin Graveyard Mass, Friday 11th August at 7.30pm.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Knockanure, Tuesday 10am to 6pm.

SECOND COLLECTION: 12th/13th in aid of the Diocesan Pastoral & Retreat Centres.

DUAGH/LYRE KNOCK PILGRIMAGE Saturday 12th August, Contact 087 6757924

COOKARAMA KIDS SUMMER COOKING CAMP August 9th to 11th 10am. to 1pm. Daily, Cólaiste na Ríochta, Listowel. To book or for more info contact Jill on 0879815181.

ASDEE: Newly formed Asdee Development Committee are holding a fundraising Tea – Party in Asdee Community Centre on Friday August 11th 2017 at 8pm.


FLEADH: Michael Flatley will perform the official opening of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis on Sunday August 13th.

80’S NIGHT AT FR. CASEY’S: A back to the 80’s Disco will take place as a fundraiser for facilities development at Fr. Casey’s GAA clubhouse on Saturday, August 12 beginning 9.30ish.

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX COMMITTEE will be bringing back the Showbands to the Complex on Thursday 31st August. Appearing on the night will be Shaun O’ Dowd, Red Hurley, Crystal Swing, Gina of the Champions, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorrain.

TROCAIRE Collection final total is €2060.

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE – provides a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry, making home repairs affordable. Our service aims to help people stay in their homes in a healthy, safe and comfortable environment. We provide small interior and exterior painting jobs, cleaning gutters, hedge cutting, grass cutting and strimming, weeding, minor repairs e.g. fitting locks, hanging curtains, rails etc. We also offer a home cleaning and domestic support, for more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

TUESDAY AUGUST 15TH- Seventeen local people were lost in the ‘Shannon Drowning’ on the 15th August 1893 and we invite you to join us at the Memorial Plaza Tarbert at 12.30pm for a Service of Remembrance. Afterwards we will walk to Mulalley’s Berth to lay a wreath at the Memorial Stone. Everybody Welcome.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a Free Dog Safety Workshop on Monday August 21st at 11.00 AM Sharp. Suitable for 7-13 yr old’s. Learn how to be dog friendly with Dawn and Odie the dog from the Dogs Trust. What to do if you’re frightened of a dog, and how to keep yourself safe around dogs at home and out and about. Children must be accompanied by an adult free event all welcome. Places limited, contact Listowel Library on 068-23044.

CÚL CAMP: Calling all 6-13 year olds again this year for the Kellogg’s sponsored GAA Cúl Camp which is taking place at Fr Casey’s GAA in Abbeyfeale on August 14-18. Bookings are done on-line, just google Cúl Camp and follow instructions thereafter.

ST JOHN’S: On August 9th , Janey Dillis, Queen of the Wild Interior, new play written by John Sheehy; Thursday 10th , music with Cherish the ladies; Friday 11th Photographic Exhibition to mark Kissane Family Reunion, more from 068 22566.

MILFORD HOSPICE: 27th August 2017, they are holding their 32nd Annual Harvest Fair on the grounds of University of Limerick Sports Arena with a theme of family fun. The fun starts at 11.00am.

MEAL FOR VISITING CLERGY ON HOLIDAYS: The Bishop would like to invite priests who are home for vacation to gather for a meal on Wednesday, August 9th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 0667134276. Some dates for your diary:

AGM for Parish contacts: A gathering of our loyal Parish contact people who organise Parish retreat evenings and days throughout the year is scheduled for Mon 18th September from 7pm to 9.30pm.

Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at the Centre on Friday September 8Thfrom 1pm-4pm.

Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Seán Sheehy, (8weeks) each Wed. starting September 20Th from 7pm-8.30pm.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: led by Bishop Ray Browne 2nd – 7th Sept. ex Kerry Airport.

LAUNCH OF WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES PROGRAMME IN KNOCK: Families representing each diocese will travel to Knock for this special day on Monday, August 21.

ABBEYFEALE: Defibrillators and Cabinets which were presented in Leens Hotel on Friday August 4 are due to be installed in the Church Grounds, The Square and the Town Park over the next couple of weeks.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: If you’ve experienced a personal setback, long-term illness, have a disability or are an early school leaver one of National Learning Network’s full-time Courses will give you the confidence to open up new opportunities for further training or employment. If you wish to pursue a career in I.T./Admin we currently have vacancies on our I.T. Office Skills Programme which is suitable for beginners or those wishing to advance their current skills. Nationally recognised awards available on completion of programme. To find out more: ring Val or Trish at 061 229777, email limerick or visit our stand at the Department of Social Protection in Newcastle West on Tuesday or Wednesday next.

COURSE IN RADIO PRODUCTION: An 8 week full time course in radio production starts on August 14 at the National Digital Skills Centre, Tralee. Refine your practical skills in broadcast pre-production, live broadcast production and audio post. Progression to 50 Digital Skills (Radio Production) programme also an option.Links:[email protected]


As you are well aware by now I lost the case with regards my complaint about the Late Late Show, however, I am delighted that the BAI made the following observation about how the presenter handled the item. A quote from the findings: “It was the Committee’s view that the presenter misjudged the offence likely to have been caused by the use of the term ‘haunted bread’ and that his comments compounded the offence caused to the complainant. While the Committee did not believe that the comments or the presenter’s contributions crossed a line such that undue offence was caused to the audience as a whole, the degree of offence may have been minimised if the presenter had demonstrated greater sensitivity to the potential for offence and RTÉ is advised to have regard to the Committee’s view in this regard”. I am delighted now that the case is closed and also I am looking forward to RTÉ and in particular its presenters to take on board what the BAI has suggested. I feel as a result of this deliberation the Catholic faith and indeed all faiths will be more respected in RTÉ programmes from here on.

LOUGH DERG: You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including 13th August. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518 Email: info

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL: On Saturday, August 26 we hope to visit the “Old Rail Trail” County Westmeath Greenway which links Mullingar with Athlone. The option of walking various lengths or cycling the entire 25mile/40km route will be provided (bike hire will be extra). Coach departs from Newcastle West, Market Yard at 8 a.m. with a breakfast stop in Birr and evening dinner in Moate included for €50 (bike hire will be extra). If interested please contact Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (phone preferably between 5-6pm) without delay as all of our previous day trips have been fully booked.

LAUNCH OF THOMAS ASHE BIOGRAPHY: “I die in a Good Cause. Thomas Ashe: A biography” by Seán Ó Lúing. Friday August 18th at 7pm in O’Sullivan’s Bar, Lios Póil.

KILMORNA; Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, January 24, 1891; Page: 4


(From a Correspondent.) At Kilmorna on Sunday evening, in addition to the splendid greeting at Listowel, an enthusiastic reception awaited Mr. Parnell at Kilmorna, headed by a torchlight procession. Mr Parnell seemed greatly pleased at the spontaneous expression of confidence, and promised to address them at greater length when he returns at the Easter Recess to be the guest of Mr. Pierce Mahony, when he will take the opportunity of penetrating further throughout the district. The accompanying address was presented to him on behalf of Kilmorna and its neighbourhood:— Kilmorna, January 18th, 1891.


SIR,—We, the undersigned, wish to convey, to you, on behalf of Kilmorna and our surrounding districts, our unswerving fidelity and continued confidence in you as leader of the Irish people. We rely on you and William O’Brien to help on the policy of reconciliation knowing that you are both devoted heart and soul to the true welfare of Ireland. In conclusion, we would thank Mr. Pierce Mahony, M.P., for having so faithfully expressed our feelings and wishes in his speech of yesterday, and we trust that at no distant date we shall have an opportunity of again assembling in our thousands to give you a right hearty welcome to North Kerry. (Signed),

James O’Sullivan, Tryon; Pierce Wall, Kilmorna; James Costelloe, Kilmorna; P. Collins, Kilmorna ; Timothy Cronin, Kilkenane; Pat Keane, Kilmorna ; D. Brosnan, Islandanny, Thomas Broder, do; David Dillane, do ; Daniel Leane, do; John Fitzgerald, do ; David Dillane, do ; Daniel Scannell, do; Thomas Kelly, do ; Frank Carroll, do.

Kerry News 1894-1941, Tuesday, December 04, 1894; Page: 2


Mr. Pierce Mahony, of Kilmorna, North Kerry, is offering for sale by private treaty the whole of his famous herd of Kerry cattle, with the exception of some yearling heifers and calves, this affords a rare opportunity to any who may wish to form a herd or possess exceptionally good specimens of our native breed; for we. Are safe in saying that such a highly bred herd of Kerries is not to be found elsewhere, not only are all the animals now offered entered or eligible for entry, in the Kerry Herd Book, but many of them are descendants of cows that were highly esteemed for their characteristic shapes and good milking qualities, long before the herd book was thought of.

The herd was founded in 1882, and the object kept steadily in view ever since have been purity of blood combined with true form and colour, and the development of milking properties. That these objects have been attained, the prizes awarded to representatives of the herd and the prices obtained for many of them fully testify. We cannot in this notice afford space for enumeration of the prizes won since 1882, even in a condensed form, they fill three pages of the catalogue ; suffice it to say that every year from 1883 to 1890, inclusive, numerous prizes (many of them “Firsts “) were gained at shows of the old Royal Agricultural Society of Ireland and of the Royal Dublin Society, gold medals in London and in Paris in 1888 and 1889), and (a most remarkable achievement ) a second prize in each of the three classes bulls, cows, and heifers at the jubilee show of the Royal Agricultural Society of England. In 1891-2-3 Mr Mahony did not exhibit; but at the last spring show at Ballsbridge he obtained several prizes and commendations for bulls and heifers.

The catalogue contains the pedigrees and prices of nine bulls, one and two years old, and of seventeen cows and heifers, varying in age from two to ten years, very few, however, being more than five or six years old.

THOUGHT: Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much. Wisdom is humble that he knows not more.- William Cowper.

WEBSITE: Moyvane GAA’s website will be launched in the next few weeks

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