Knockanure Notes — 6th July, 2014

COMMUNITY CENTRE, Active Retired Day was on Monday the 07th July 2014,  please ring office on 068 49799

EXERCISE Classes with Maggie continue over the summer, every Thursday from 8.30 – 9.30 at Knockanure Community Centre.

Everyone welcome. Contact Maggie at 0879866533.

DRAMA Camp in the Knockanure Community Centre Tuesday 8th – Friday 11th July, 2014, Ring Ann 087 9673269 to secure places.

FLEADH: Munster Fleadh Cheol will be held in Killarney from 15th to 20th July.

BEST WISHES to Sean Jones, a student Priest at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth who is studying to be a priest for the Diocese of Kerry. Sean who was born in Moyvane,  is working in the Parish of Listowel for a couple of weeks.

GRAVEYARD MASSES: Ahavoher Graveyard at 8pm on 4th August,
Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm on 5th August, Murhur Graveyard at 8pm on 6th August.

DEFIB: Knockanure Defibrillator Group are now an independent group registered with Kerry Community and Voluntary Forum which enables the group to continue offering services in CPR and training community members in the skills of operating AED in the event of an emergency.  Training will commence for members of our community in July for further information contact Margaret Carmody Secretary 087 2976304.

INFORMATION Officer (Philomena) at Knockanure Community Centre every Monday (except second Monday of every month) from 1.30 -3.30.  Farm assist, social welfare, medical cards and much more.  Free and confidential service.  Back to school forms available now.  Call in and get yours.

ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP, monthly meeting the takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday July 8 at 12 noon.

PRESENTATION to Pieta House from proceeds of the three peaks challenge will be held in Ceol Corbri, Glin on July 19th at  8.30pm.

LOVELY to see the fine selection of flowers in bloom all the year round at Goulding’s Corner in Knockanure.

KNOCK : Athea pilgrimage to Knock on July 31st.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Sat. 19th July 10am – 5pm A Day of Empowerment thro’ Prayer and Healing with Joe Dalton, Catholic Lay Evangelist. Booking 066-7134276.

LOURDES: The Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes are holding a Night at the Dogs on Friday the 11th July at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 9th Amish Mennonite choir. Thursday 10th,  Rattlesnake Annie American Country. Fri. 11th, Folk with Local man Davis Horgan accompanied by  Karrie O Sullivan, proceeds in aid of Pieta House,  details from 068 22566.

 ANNIVERSARIES: Catherine Kilkelly, Jeremiah Carmody, Kit Windle, Breda Walsh, Tom Sullivan, Jim and Bridie Reilly, Fr Michael Galvin, Fr James Kissane, Pat Keane, Maureen Sheahan, John Stack, Mary Murphy, Fr Dan Daly, Vanda Horgan, Bridie Sheehy, Pat Joe Stack, Jim Sullivan, Lil Mai O Sullivan. Mass on Sun. 13th  at 10.00am for       Timothy & Mary Murphy and the 11.00am Mass is for John Buckley, Birdhill & formerly of Shamrock Cottage. Mass on Tues. 15th at     7.30pm for Maurice Aherne.

READERS:  Vigil,  Seline Mulvihill. 11.00am Karina Stack.
Knockanure  10.00am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

SEISIUN organised by Comhaltas of traditional entertainment at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights during the summer.  

FARMERS got a great season harvesting next winter’s supply of fodder, in the bogs  people were turning footing and stacking and drawing home their turf.

FULL MOON on July 12th.

LISTOWEL COMMMUNITY CENTRE Multi-sport 5 day summer camps, starting on the 7th and 14th of July – ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 12. Lots of interesting and fun events to keeps your kids happy. We will also be running another indoor car boot sale on the 20th July. For more information call us on 068 22244.

THOUGHT: “ There are some citrus trees that have both full ripe fruit on them and blossoms at the same time. It is like that with us. In some areas we may be mature and developed and in other areas just a little bud. It is a lifelong thing. I will always be producing a crop and promising a crop at the same time”. Neva Coyle.

DANCING: “Tabhair Dom Do Laimh” -Pat Murphy’s  4th set dancing book is now available. There is a collection of 52 sets in the book.

COLLECTION: The Kerry Branch of the National Council for the Blind will hold its Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend Saturday 12th & Sunday 13thJuly.

CONCERT: Moyvane Ladies Football are holding a Variety Concert at the Marian Hall on Sunday 13th July at 5pm, (note early start).  The girls will show off their other talents, music, song and dance.  Also old and used clothes collection is taking place Saturday 26th July at the Community Centre till 11am, drop off available 6-8 on Friday 25th.  All clothes, blankets, towels, bags/belts accepted except duvets/pillows.  Thanks to all for the support and proceeds go towards running of the club.

AWARE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP: Killarney – Mondays, KDYS at 7pm. Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. More from

RACING in Killarney 14th to 17th July.

FOUR PEAKS Challenge 11th and 12th July, details from 086 3943 508.

LIBRARY in Listowel – Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-8pm.

CONCERT recently at marquee in the Demesne in Newcastle West.  Nathan Carter took to the stage in front a big crowd who had a brilliant night, he was Preceded by Paddy Quilligan and his family band (Paddy is married to Nora Murphy of Athea).

YOUTH 2000 at Cisterican College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August.  For young people aged 16 to 35.  Brilliant opportunity to experience the Catholic Faith.  For more information and to book online or phone 01 6753690.

COURSE: Ardfert Retreat Centre will be running a Certificate in Spirituality Course, this Autumn.  It is designed for adults to share the Word of God in family life, parish life and the wider community.  On successful completion of the course, the participants will have a deeper understanding of their own faith and a willingness to share it with others.  For further details, contact Ardfert Retreat Centre on 066 7134276.

GENTLEMAN: “It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say he is one who never inflicts” (John Henry Newman).  Called you to be a Priest?  Contact Vocations Director Fr. Liam Lovell Mobile 087 1640967.  [email protected] or Bishop Ray Browne (email) [email protected]

AGEING: The June edition of Ageing Matters is out.   This month’s contents include: Surfer search – the search has begun  for 2014’s Google Silver Surfer Award winners:  page 3. Water  charges – learn how Age Action is working to ensure the new charges do not cause increased hardship for the most vulnerable of older people : pages 6 & 7; Legal victory – a pensioner recently settled his High Court action for damages against the State for depriving him of his pension: pages 8&9; Expert appointed – the United Nations has appointed its first independent expert on the rights of older people: page 10.


TRADE: The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade treaty currently under negotiation between the EU and the USA. Concern, is the secrecy and urgency associated with the negotiations, excluding democratic scrutiny. Effectively, a select political elite are seeking not only to decide the future course of public, environmental and economic policies within Europe and the USA.

VOLUNTEERS supported by Milford Care Centre and Local Community Organisations are at the heart of the Good Neighbour Partnership.This is an innovative, exciting and potentially very worthwhile pilot project and we invite you to work with us.
We are holding a meeting of all interested Community Organisations on Tuesday 5th August 2014 at 2pm in Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick and you are invited to attend.
We would like to get this initiative under way in September 2014.  If your organisation is interested in this initiative, please contact Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, 061 785 1684 or email [email protected]

HEADQUARTERS, Irish Brigade, July 3, 1865.

Taken from Notre Dame site
The Irish Brigade will parade to-morrow, July 4,1865 with the First Division, N.Y. State Militia, by invitation of Major General Sanford.

  The New York Tribune presented an extended account of the Fourth of July parade in its July 6  1865 edition. This account confirms that the First Colours led the regiments in the parade: the only other flags of the regiment that were torn and tattered — the Third (1863 New York) colours — were at that very moment in Albany being presented to the governor. The Tribune’s story presents a vivid picture of the excitement and tumult that greeted the returning Irish Brigade:

The 95th New York Militia (a new regiment) and the 69th [Militia] led on the veterans, most of whom appeared to be all but stunned by the character of the demonstrations which their coming excited. The flags which the decimated regiments of this brigade bore, torn to tatters as they were by the lurid tempest of war, were proof enough of the terrible scenes through which the heroes had passed; but evidences of the same effect were stamped in every lineament of their swarthy faces, in every muscle of their brown, horny hands, and in every motion of their free, swift stride. . . .

  From the parade the brigade marched to Irving Hall, where it was entertained at a grand homecoming banquet organized by former officers of the brigade and other gentlemen of the city, and then returned to barracks. Ten days later the three New York regiments of the Irish Brigade were dissolved.

EARL: The Graves of the Earls of Desmond in Tralee
by Gerald O’Carroll

It is good to see the recognition given to the medieval town of Tralee in the tourism heritage boards displayed now on the main street. When we read the Annals of the Four Masters we are reminded that Tralee was the burial place of the earls of Desmond. Read, for example, the following extract from the Annals, where the context is Earl Thomas’s execution at Drogheda in February 1468.

‘Thomas Earl of Desmond, the son of James, son of Garrett, who had been Lord Justice of Ireland, the most illustrious of his tribe in Ireland in his time for his comeliness and stature, for his hospitality, chivalry, his charity and humanity to the poor and the indigent of the Lord, his bounteousness in bestowing jewels and riches on the laity, the clergy, and the poets, and his suppression of theft and immorality, went to Drogheda to meet the English Lord justice, and the other English of Meath. These acted treacherously to him, and without any crime (on his part), they beheaded him; the greater number of the men of Ireland were grieved at the news of it. His body was afterwards conveyed to Tralee, and interred in the burial place of his predecessors and ancestors with great honour and veneration.’

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