Knockanure Notes — 7th August, 2016

COMMUNITY GAMES:  our community games U13’s girls indoor soccer team have qualified for the National finals in Athlone.

CEMETERY:  Final Mass was on Monday evening 1st of August, the evening was misty, it did not really rain till after the mass. The scene in the graveyard was a sea of colourful umbrellas, while some grumbled about the weather, there were a few in their shirt with sleeves rolled up. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kevin, Fr. Tom and Fr. Brendan, Moyvane choir were in their usual good voice. All who helped and prepared for the occasion deserve out thanks.

BEST WISHES to Michelle O’Connell of Ahalahana,( daughter of Michael and Noreen) and Jack Buckley of Lixnaw (son of Wm Joe and Mary) on their recent marriage. Best Wishes also to Billy McKenna (son of Mary and Billy, Upper Athea) who recently married Sineád Geoghegan (daughter of Lucy and John of Templeglantine).

BIRTHDAY: Margaret O’Connor of Lower Athea celebrated her ‘90th’ birthday recently.

VINTAGE DAY in Knockanure on Aug. 21st.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA lotto results for Friday 5th Aug. No winner of the €14,800. Numbers drawn were 11, 18, 21, 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were 1. Deirdre Lennon, c/o Kevin’s; 2. Donnacha Woods, Knockanure; 3. Michael O’Connor, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Breda Scanlon, Kilmeaney; 5. Brendan James Moloney, Derry, Listowel c/o Speedys. Next draw to be held on Friday 12th August with the jackpot to be €14,900.

CLOTHES: Knockanure Clothes Collection: There will be another clothes collection on next Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th of August between 9am to 5pm at the Knockanure GAA Clubhouse. All clothes donations kindly welcomed.

SYMPATHY; The Knockanure GAA Club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Henry Finucane and his extended family of both Lisaniska and Abbeyfeale on the recent bereavement of his sister Margaret in New York, RIP.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jack Dalton, Patrick Wren, Sr. Rosalie Enright, Mary Flaherty, Eileen McNamara, 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, Tom Begley, Georgie O’Connell, Sr. Hanora Moriarty, Mass Moyvane: Mon 8th at        7.30pm for Jer Mulvihill, & Deceased members of the Mulvihill & Connolly Families. Tues 9th at 7.30pm for James O’Brien, Glin (Rec Dec).Wed 10th at 7.30pm for Mick & Mary Moloney, Clarr. Fri 12th at 7.30pm for Mary & Ned O’Flaherty.

Sat 13th at 7.30pm for Seάn Neligan. Sun 14th at  11.00am for Brendan Finucane, Tarbert. Knockanure Mass: Thurs 11th  at 7.30pm for Ellen & Laurence Collins.

MASS Sun 14th at 10.00am, is a Mass of Thanksgiving for Dr. Áine Birmingham.

SECOND COLLECTION:  Will be taken up after Communion at all Masses next weekend 13th/14th in aid of the Pastoral & Retreat Centres in our Diocese.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST:  Kockanure: Tues 10.00am to 12noon.  Moyvane: Wed 9.00am to 11.00am.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR BLESSED LADY: takes place on Monday, August 15th. Masses at St. Mary’s Church Listowel will be at 11.00 a.m. & 1.10 p.m. (lunch time) & 6.15 p.m. evening time

WALK: Loughill Walking Group” is having a fun walk on Sunday 14th August at 11.30am. Registration takes place at 11am. The walk is in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. Walk takes place from Loughill Resource Centre.

AWARE OPEN EVENING:  Abbeyfeale Family Support Programme and Aware will host an open night on Tuesday August 16 in the Further Education and Training Centre, Abbeyfeale at 7.30pm.

FAIR: The 31st annual Harvest Fair, in aid of Milford Care Centre, will be held on Sunday 14th August at UL.

COMMUNITY ALERT:  Irish Water are warning customers not to click links in an email purporting to be from the company. Customers have received an email in recent days advising them that there is account maintenance underway and they have to log in through the email. This, however, is a phishing email. The company confirmed that it had not sent any emails requesting personal details.

ITA’S ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES. If you wish to join St Ita’s Athletics Club contact Shane 0872891015 for details.

WELCOME: to Fr. Mario Souza from Goa who is spending a few weeks in Tralee Parish.

EVENING OF PRAYER WITH JOE DALTON: (Catholic Evangelist) on Wednesday 10th of August at Queen of Divine Will Oratory Camp, starting with Mass at 7pm. All are most welcome.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will meet in the Parish Meeting Room Listowel on this Monday 8th at 7.30pm.

A CONFERENCE FOR YOUNG ADULTS: between the ages of 18-40 will take place on August 20th-21st in All Hallows, Dublin.The theme of the conference is “Mary inflames the embers…are you ready?” Contact Patricia 087 9048659.

REILIG IDE NAOFA MASS:  The annual Graveyard Mass will take place on Thursday, August 18 at 7.30pm, weather permitting.

NATIONAL NOVENA:   The Novena to Our Lady of Knock will take place from August 14-22.  The theme for this year is ‘Merciful like the Father’ in keeping with the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

ROAD AGAIN: Visit the Italian Gardens on Garnish Island  in West Cork on Sunday, August 21, leaving NCW at 8.30am. For more information and booking Contact Maureen 087 9845102.

SPIRITUAL FAREWELL GIFT, Abbeyfeale:  As all in the parish know our well beloved parish priest Fr. O Shea is being moved by the Bishop and a suggestion has been made that we should each give him a farewell gift of a spiritual bouquet of an hour’s adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.  A card will be available in the chapel on Tuesdays and Fridays which are full days of adoration each week until 10pm and you are invited to sign your name, date and time of making the visit.

NIGHT AT THE DOGS:  Fr Casey’s GAA Fundraising Night at the Dogs will take place on Saturday, August 13 at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.

WINDOW ON THE PAST:  On Saturday, August 20 the West Limerick Heritage Group proudly presents at the Glórach Theatre, Convent St., Abbeyfeale.

LOURDES: The annual West Limerick pilgrimage to Lourdes will be held from the 9th to the 16th August. A Spiritual Director will accompany the party on a direct flight from Shannon and they will stay with full board at the Hotel Roissy for seven nights. Contact Pat Dalton on 069-62306 for additional information.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION can be seen in the evening until August 13th.

EVENT: O’Connell Summer School  begins in the Cahersiveen Library at 9.30am on Friday 26th August.

BUS TO FLEADH CHEOIL ENNIS Thurs 18th Aug.  Depart Abbeyfeale 10 a.m.  Marie: 0861032436

ADULT LITERACY AND BASIC EDUCATION SERVICE LISTOWEL are looking for volunteers to help people with reading and writing.  Contact Mary Swaine 068 23866.


The duo will present a programme of jazz and blues to mark the release of their new album, “Two heads are better than one”.

Fri 12th LĺOSA MURPHY LIVE, Líosa is a Celtic, folk and traditional singer and whistle player and her band features bass, drums and steel guitars.

Wed 17th – Thu 18th

THIS IS THE PLAY,A youth theatre production directed by Chris Fitzgerald. Also featuring solo performances by Darren McDonnell and Michelle Boyle.

FLEADH Competitions take place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of August in Ennis. Up to 6,000 competitors will play, sing or dance for All-Ireland glory in 180 competitions. They will come from all over Ireland and abroad with a big group from the U. S.

JOHN’S RESTORATION FUND Ballybunion, present in concert Michael Nash Tenor, Anna Mai Wall Soprano, C.C.E. Mark Hennessy Boy Soprano, St. John’s Parish Choir, Danny Houlihan

Piper, Noel Nash MC.  Musicians: Mary Mulvihill, Chris Kiely, Denise Wren on Wednesday 24th August at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Church.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: led by Bishop Ray Browne.  Celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy.  September 2nd to 7th 2016.  Flights ex Kerry Airport.

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TRIP:  On Saturday 27th August a coach will depart from the Market Yard, Newcastle West at 8 a.m. to visit the Kilmeaden to Waterford City section of the new Déise Greenway. Walk options of 4 or 6 miles will be available, all downhill as the route is alongside the river Suir. Afterwards an opportunity to visit the museums and Waterford Glass centre or simply  to enjoy the afternoon  open-air musical recitals  provided as part of the ‘Summerval’ festival. Booking is with Pat Condon, Upper Maiden  St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (3-6pm preferably).

HISTORY: Mary Kury is completing a History of Ardagh, and is aiming to have it ready to publish by 2018, which is the 150th Anniversary of the finding of the Ardagh Chalice. She is appealing for photos pre 1960 of weddings, communion, confirmation, trades or crafts, musicians, wren groups, farming activities, etc. to include. Mary is also interested in photos of Ardagh Boys School of 1948, and 1968, Ardagh Camogie team of 1936, and the Ardagh Girls School from before 1960. They can be copied and returned and Mary can be contacted on 087-9282462 [email protected]

Unraveling Life’s Knots

by Friar Jeremy Harrington, OFM

In 1612, German nobles Wolfgang and Sophie Imoff, after some years of marriage, were on the verge of a divorce. Four times, Wolfgang went to a nearby town to implore the help of a saintly Jesuit, Father Jakob Rem. Each time, they prayed together and asked for help from the Blessed Mother. On the last visit, Wolfgang handed the priest the couple’s wedding ribbon, which was used to bind the arms of the bride and groom as a symbol of their union until death. The ribbons were traditionally multicolour and knotted tightly. Before an image of Mary, Father Rem held up the ribbon and, one by one, untied the knots. When he smoothed it out, it became bright white. They were astounded by what they saw. Sophie and Wolfgang were reconciled.

MCAULIFFE Clan gathering 2016 had a cycle on the GST on 5th July.

WHITE SLAVES: Publication, Phillips, Richard Hayes, Without Indentures: Index to White Slave Children in Colonial

Court Records (New York, 2013).

Signed first edition of book containing an index to USA colonial court records referring to children sentenced to service (or slavery, as the author maintains) having been found without an indenture, or contract for employment in service. These included many children from Britain and Ireland, including many kidnapped and brought to the North American colonies. The main index is based onsurviving county court records. The volume also includes a preface and guides to the records and to the indexes. Indexes include ships’ captains, ships’ arrivals, and surnames. There is an appendix on Jacobite rebels.


Slavery, Emigration, 17th century

SANK 1835;The Neva sailed from Cork on 8 January 1835, destined for the prisons of Botany Bay. There were 240 people on board, most of them either female convicts or the wives of already deported convicts, and their children. On 13 May 1835 the ship hit a reef just north of King’s Island in Australia and sank with the loss of 224 lives – one of the worst shipwrecks in maritime history.

COLLINS: Dalton’s account was written within three months of Collins’ death. This version may be seen here: -times/ambush-at-bealnablath/death-of -michael-collins/

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