Knockanure Notes — 6th December, 2015

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, takes place on Monday 14th December 2015.Mass at 12.00 pm followed by meal at 1.00 pm, Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.
If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

JESSE TREE: please engage with the Jesse Tree in both Churches.

BEST WISHES to Siobhan Kelliher of Castlemaine who married David McCarthy of Moyvane recently in Kiltallagh Church, Fr. Luke Roche conducted the ceremony. David is son of Bridie and the late Jerry McCarthy and the bride is daughter of Mary and the late Aidan Kelliher. Congratulation also to Marguerite Lynch of Moyvane who recently married Ned Stack also of Moyvane. The bride is daughter of Margaret and Michael Lynch and the groom is son of Mary and Eddie Stack.

HAPPY 70th Birthday to Kit Horan of Moyvane.

CHEQUE: The presentation of the Glin Charity Swim cheque, to Milford Hospice was made on 5th December in Geoghegans.

THANKS: Great credit is due to our volunteers who withstood the worst excesses of Storm Clodagh to collect for Tidy Towns on Sunday November 25th   These are our local heroes and are to be complimented.    To those who subscribed A Big Thank You.  The money realised was 115 euro.

DEATH took place on November 30th 2015 of Thady Healy of Direen Lr., Athea. Survived by his nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, relatives and friends. Following Requiem Mass on Wednesday at Athea Church, Thady Healy was laid to rest in Templeathea Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES:  James O Connor, Nora Foran, Breda Thomas, Fr. Liam Hayes, Jane Desmond, Johnny Broderick, Peggy Moriarty, Tom Connell, Derry Tatten, Peggy O’Connor, Thomas J O Donoghue, John P Fitzgerald, Tom Relihan, Elizabeth Neumann, Sean Brosnan, Fr. Jerry Roche, John Fitzgerald, Bridie ODonnell, David Obrien, Sr. Mary Kevin Enright, Margaret Moloney, Danny Dunne, Vincent Sheehy, Eugene Brandon. Holy Day Mon    7th      7.30pm    Maureen Foley. Tues    8th     10.00am for Tom Relihan & parents Annie & Jeremiah,  8th at 11.00am for Ollie Leahy (Anni).Moyvane Masses; Wed 9th      7.30pm for Pat Mulvihill, (Rec Dec).. Sat 12th at 7.30pm for Teresa & Pat Joe Mullane (Anni).Sun    13th      11.00am for Seamus O’Flaherty,  1st Anni. Knockanure Mass; Thurs 10th at 7.30pm for    Betty Newman & parents Peggy & John McElligott.

MASS Sun    13th     10.00am for Ann Cunningham (Special Intention) ). Mass Moyvane on  Fri 11th at 10.00am for Mort O’Shea (Special Intention).

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS FOR DECEMBER: Calls on Wednesday 16th in Knockanure and on Thursday 17th in Moyvane.  Starting both days, God willing at 10.30am.

PART TIME SACRISTAN: The position of part-time Sacristan in Moyvane Church is available.

SVP COLLECTION:  will take place on 12th & 13th December.   SVP contact number 087/4346444.

PARTY in Athea; The Christmas party will take place on Wednesday, December 9th. Dinner at 1.00pm with music after by Blue Rhythm.

FESTIVE JUMBLE SALE Old or unused items are being sought for a festive jumble sale to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday. December 8 from 10am-1pm. Further details from Denis (068) 23584.

PADRE Pio next meeting and Devotions is 15th December at Lixnaw 7.30pm. Witness given by Jim Breen. Who is he? Founder and C.E.O. of Pulse Learning.

THE LATIN MASS will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee at 1.30pm on Sun 13 Dec.

ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE and readings by Candlelight will be held on Sunday December 13th at 7pm in St Marys Church Tarbert. Refreshments will be served immediately afterwards in the Community Centre.

CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MASS: at their Community Centre on Friday night Dec. 11th at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome!

HOLY Door of Mercy Holy will be opened at a special Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 5pm on Sunday Dec 13th.

CHRISTMAS PANTO tickets available from Listowel Family Resource Centre and all other charities involved. Proceeds from the show on Tuesday. December 28 show will go directly to Listowel Family Resource Centre. Each show commences at 8pm. Tickets from 10.00 euro (adults), 7,00 euro (children) and 25,00 euro family tickets are also available.

CRAFT FAIR:  Duagh Christmas Craft Fair & FREE Santa’s Grotto will take place on Sun 13th December 2015 from 12pm to 3pm in the Church Grounds.

CONCERT: Tickets are still available for the High Kings who will perform in Glin Church on Thurs 17th of Dec. They can be purchased from Siobhan at 087 9944245.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held at the Community Centre in Tarbert on Sunday 13th December, to book your place please contact Breda Lavery 087-1909880.

TARBERT COMMUNITY CENTRE will host a coffee morning and cake sale in the centre on Saturday 12th December from 10am to 1pm.  All proceeds in aid of Ella Ahern, Athea (daughter of Therese Ryan formerly of Dooncaha) your support would be gratefully appreciated. Donations of cakes, buns etc welcome.

GALA CHRISTMAS CONCERT : Kerry Choral Union Choir (100 members) featuring Miriam Murphy, Soprano and Mark Leen will perform their Gala Christmas Concert for Pieta House, Tralee in St. John’s Church, on Sunday 13th December at 7.30pm

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075.

WWW.STUDENTVOLUNTEER.IE will promote student volunteering. It is designed to connect voluntary organisations with 3rd level students. The ITT will launch the interactive website on Wed. 9th Dec. in the north campus at 1pm with Joanne O’Riordan Voluntary organisation are invited to register on the database.

AWARD: Roisín, Vincent and John McCormack from Gkinetic Energy who were recently presented with the SEAI Design Award 2015 at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham Dublin, see more at

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas in Listowel Church on each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel from 3pm to 6pm. You are invited to drop in and spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.

BOOK: Fr. Jim O’Connell’s book “A Life to Live” now available at the parish office, Castleisland at €10.00.

BEST WISHES to Sr. Aquin (Noreen) Enright, Doonard who recently celebrated her 90th birthday.  A missionary sister with the Holy Rosary Order she spent over forty years working as a nurse in Nigeria, Biafra, and Kenya, her older sister, Sr. Mary Kevin S.H.C.J  is her retired to Dublin.

NOMINATED: Mrs Ursula Leslie, has been nominated inaugural Heritage Hero by the Heritage Council of Ireland.  The nomination was supported by Tarbert Historical and Heritage Society. This award celebrates someone who makes an outstanding contribution to the protection and promotion of heritage, particularly during National Heritage Week.  Ursula will be honoured at a Heritage Council event in February 2016.
C.E. O. Jim Breen. Who is he? Founder and C.E.O. of Pulse Learning.  He is well known as the Iron-man of marathons on bike and road and  a former world inter-varsity boxing champion. But for most of his life the 42 year old star of Secret Millionaire has battled against crippling depression. He will talk about the destructive nature of the illness and the massive challenges surrounding this hidden illness at Lixnaw Church on 15th December at 7.30pm.

DEATH DRISCOLL: Timothy J Driscoll of Ringwood died on 8th April 2015 aged 94 years. Predeceased by his parents Timothy and Nora Mary Driscoll (Stack) and brothers William P., Richard F., Walter V., and by his beloved wife of forty five years Marie C Driscoll(Esposito). His education and employment were primary in the field of engineering. He retired from DRS Technology as a Logistics Administrator and became a consultant in the field of integrated logistic support. He was a member of the Standards Engineer Society and a senior member of the Society of Logistics Engineers where he was certified as a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL). U.S. Marine Corps, 1945-1946 active and 1946- 1948 reserve. He was trained and served as an Aerial Navigator with the first Marine Air Wing. He was a charter and life member of the Marine Corps League Lakeland Detachment #744. Funeral service at D’Agostino Funeral Home 881 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell on Saturday 9-30 AM, followed by interment at Holy cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.
There are several in the Driscoll & Stack family  served their Country;- WWI – Army –  William Timothy Driscoll and Timothy Driscoll, sons of Timothy & Mary McGlynn Driscoll and WWII – Marine – Timothy J. Driscoll and Walter Vincent Driscoll, WWII – Navy -William Patrick Driscoll  WWII Navy,  sons of Timothy & Nora Stack Driscoll; WWII – Army – Richard Stack, son of Richard (son of Richard & Margaret McCarthy Stack) & Jane Moore Sayer Stack, ;  WWII – Navy – Mary O’Brien daughter of Edward J. & Bridget Driscoll (daughter of Timothy & Mary McGlynn Driscoll) O’Brien.
Driscoll Death in USA his family came from Moyvane. Jeannette tells me. You can add that Tim was a great person, loved his chocolate, had a great smile, and was determined to do things for himself even at 94 years of age.  Drove a car up to a few months before he passed away.  He was a thoughtful and caring person.  He was proud of his heritage and his country.  It was my pleasure to have met him and my sorrow that he never got to go to Ireland to meet family members.  They would have definitely loved him.


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