Knockanure Notes – 7th August, 2011

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure Community Centre was due to be held on Monday 8th of August, more information from 068 49799 or 087 7528 626. New members welcome.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm.

BUS to Knock on Thursday August 18th  leaving Listowel at 7.30am, details from 068 21773.

TRIP to Dingle, details from Tarbert Historical Society at 068 36117.

ISPCC would like to thank all those that contributed to their recent Church Gate collection in Moyvane and Knockanure. The total collected was  E812.43..

VINTAGE Day in Knockanure is here again on Sunday 14th August. We would thank anybody who would donate cakes or anything suitable for our cake sale. All proceeds will go to the running of the Community Centre. We thank you for donations in the past and look forward to another successful day.

EVENTS: Family Fun Day at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Sunday August 14th starting 3pm; Brendan Grace will be at the Arms Hotel on Aug. 13th; Deafhear have an outreach morning at 35 The Square, Listowel on 12th Aug. at10am; Ballybunion Festival runs from 12th to 17th Aug; Bingo in Moyvane every Thursday night;  Puck Fair begins on Aug. 10th; Summer Seisiun will be held on Wed. nights at the Arms Hotel and Thursday nights at 9pm in the Devon Hotel, Templeglantine till mid August; Summer Series at J B Keane pub on Tuesday and Thursday nights; Cross Roads Dancing at Finuge every Friday night during July and August; National heritage Week runs from 20th to 28th of Aug, details in 280 page book at the library or tourist office; All Ireland Semi-Final tickets, please contact the club secretary; All Ireland Fleadh in Cavan Town begins 19th Aug.; Trail walk from Rathkeale to Ardagh begins at 3pm on Aug. 21st, it is 10km long, tea afterwards at Ardagh Hall; Racing in Cork on Aug. 22nd and the three day meeting in Killarney begins on Aug. 23rd;

GRAVEYARD Masses in the three cemeteries in the Parish were well attended. We would like to thank all who prepared for the ceremonies and the Graveyard Committee who have made some much improvements over the past years. Many help behind the scenes and their names are never recorded; they do it all out of respect for the dead and love of their Church. Thanks to Fr Lucid and Fr McMahon for celebrating Mass for us and remembering our loved ones. The Moyvane and Knockanure choir added greatly to the occasion. See them on youtube at knockanurelocal.

SEANCHAI: From Tuesday to Saturday every week live performance at Seanchai Writers Centre at 11.30am and 2pm until end of Sept.

SIAMSA: August, Oilean is on 15- 20 and 22 – 27, while Clann Lir is on 1-6, 8-13, 29-31, details from 066 712 7276.

TRIP; Bus to Glenstall Abbey on Aug.14th, details from 086 8696 341.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 10th Porkville, presented by Bottom Dog Theatre, a comic history of Limerick; Fri. 12th Stephen Leeson former singer with Dublin City Ramblers; Tuesday 16th Yukon’s Diva of Song, Barbara Chamberlain and guest; Wed. 17th Double bill, Anton’s men and Bed among the Lentils, presented by Left of Centre Theatre Company; Photographic exhibition this month is by Dillon Boyer, details from 068 22566.

CD Launch by Elaine Foley Scarlet at the Arms Hotel in aid of Kerry Autism Action on Fri. 12th Aug.

WEDDINGS: The marriage of Johanna Mulihill of Lower Aughrim, Moyvane and Terence Lynch of Roscrea took place in Moyvane church on July 30th 2011, Fr John Lucid, P.P. Moyvane officiated. Best man was Owen lynch and Bridesmaid was Mary Kirby. The Bride is daughter of Eddie Joe and Mary Mulvihill and the Groom is son of Jim and Teresa Lynch.
Michelle daughter of Bill and Bridget Mulvihill of Athea married Eoghan son of Pat and Maura Nash of Kilmorna at Athea Church on July 30th 2011, Fr Bowen conducted the ceremony. Bridesmaids were, Tracy Mulvihill, Diane Shine, Sharon Keane and Fiona Twomey. Best man was Kieran Nash, groomsmen were Fergal Nash, Billy Mulvihill and Fabien Street. Flower girl, Fay Nash and Pageboy was Adam Somers.
Fr Donal O Connor officiated at the wedding of Sharon McCarthy and Mike Flavin at Listowel Church on Friday 29th July 2011. Best man was Timmy Kennelly; groomsmen were Pat and Dan Flavin and Paul Deenihan. Bridesmaids were Samantha McCarthy, Tracy Horan, Caroline McCarthy and Lorraine O Leary. The reception was held at the Devon Inn Hotel. The bride is daughter of Kathleen and the late Tom McCarthy of Listowel and the groom is son of Michael and Noreen Flavin of Carrueragh and Listowel.

FULL Moon on Aug. 13th,  the weather so far was cloudy and misty, sunshine on rare days. The first of the blackcurrants and apples are edible now.

ST ITA’S  College Abbeyfeale was opened 13th Sept. 1937 by James C O’Kelly who received his primary education at Springmount Abbeyfeale and went to Rockwell college for his secondary education, later  receiving  a B.A. Degree from UCD and a Higher Diploma in Education. A week after the school opening  in St Ita’s Hall there were 24 students enrolled enough for two classes. The teachers were Mr O Kelly and his sister Anna. In 1938 the school was moved to a house in Bridge Street, Abbeyfeale and then had three teachers. School fees in 1945 were £12 per year. By 1958 about 100 students were being taught in the school .When James C O Kelly retired, his son Raymond took over, he was followed by Denis Eggleston, Patrick Lyons, Sean O Neiligan, Jim Tierney and the last principal was Matt O Connor. Vice principles include,  Dee Denison, Dr O Connor and David Kennealy. St Ita’s closed on June 3rd 2011.

MEMORIAL is being erected to Samuel Scott age 15, who fell to his death while building the Titanic.

JESUS came into the world to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, Anonymous.

DEATH took place on July 31st 2011 of Sr. Nora Buckley of the Presentation Convent, Tralee, she was a native of Fossa, Killarney.

DEATH occurred on August 1st 2011 of Tom Geoghegan of Grouse Lodge, Kilcolman, Ardagh. Tom is survived by his wife Tess Pelican, son Stephen and daughter Joanne. Requiem Mass for Tom Geoghegan was celebrated at Kilcolman Church on 4th August, he was laid to rest in Kilbradren Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jack Dalton, Patrick Wren, Molly Mahony, William O Sullivan, Pat Shine, Madeline Mulvihill, Mick Finucane, Pat Carmody, Sr. Ellen Cunningham, Tom Begley, Sr. Nora Moriarty, Mother Gerard Kennelly; Mass Tues 9th at 8.00pm  for Deceased members of the Moore and Healy Families; Mass on Wed10th at 9.15amforPaddy Ahern; Mass on Thurs.11th at8.00pm for Mossie O’Connor; Mass on Fri.12th at  8.00pm in Knockanure, Ellen and Laurence Collins; Mass on Sat.13th at 8.00pm for Patrick & John Collins & their Parents

ROSARY:  at the Mass Rock ‘Poll An Aifrinn’, Keelacloghane Wood, Miltown on Monday, August 15th at 3.30pm.  The Rosary will be offered up for the beatification of Fr. Tadhg Moriarty, O.P. together with his contempories, the martyrs, Fr. Conor McCarthy, P.P. and Fr Dermot Francis O’Sullivan, O.F.M.  All welcome.

MEDJUGORJE Pilgrimage on August 27th departing from Cork.  Fully inclusive 7 nights, Contact Bridie McCarthy on 066 9477674.

FARMERS Market in Abbeyfeale and the Community Garden will hold a home produce sale outside Abbeyfeale Church on Sunday, August 14 from 10am -1pm. All proceeds of the day will be given to Trocaire to help in their efforts to feed the starving in the Horn of Africa.

VOLUNTEERS, opportunities available in Brazil and India. Contact www. for further information

LOUGH DERG Pilgrimage  will take place from August 12th to 14th, details from 068 31232.

Diocesan Collection on the 20th and 21st August for the Pastoral and Retreat Centres.        .

READERS: Vigil ,Seline Mulvihill and Ann Marie Kennelly; 11.00am; Colin Enright; Knockanure 14th  August, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

HOLY Day Monday Aug. 15th, Feast of the Assumption.

EMIGRANTS: The Annual Church Gate Collection for the Kerry Emigrant Support Services will take place at all Masses on 13th and 14th of August. In 2005 we completed a residential centre in Tralee to rehabilitate and integrate returned emigrants in Co. Kerry, costing over €500,000. Due to your generosity we bring between 30 or 40 people back to the Towers in Ballybunion for a 6 day break each year.