Knockanure Notes — 7th June, 2015

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre was held on Monday 08th  June 2015.  Details on 068 49799.

AGM of the creamery is on 11th June 2015.

SIAMSA Tire, Tralee  – Auditions for young people aged 7-12 on Sat 13 June from 10-2pm.  Audition by appointment only.  Please call 066 7123055.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped  6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre.

CHARITY: Duagh Motorcycle Charity Run on June 13th, starts at noon.

HALL: Shanagolden Hall celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year, and they are holding a Showband Concert to mark the occasion on Friday 19th June.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: The Brandon Hotel, Mon 8th June from 5pm to 8.30pm. Tues 9th, Wed 10th and Thurs 11th June from  3pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm.

FOOD FAIR Listowel runs from June 18th to 21st.

VOLUNTEER: The Alzheimer’s Daycare Respite at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers. For further information contact Bridie 068 23584/086 8556431.

NOVENA  takes place from Friday June 12th to Saturday June 20th in Mount Saint Alphonsus Redemptorist Church, Limerick.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Claude Sheehy, Dan Scanlon, P J Flavin, Hannah Barnes, Paud  Woulfe, Winnie Sheehy, Kathleen O Dwyer, Liam Cronin, Charles J Haughey, John Lynch, Mary Horgan, Sr. Joan Kirby, Mai O Connor, Jack Mulvihill, Mass on Wed. 10th at 7.30pm  for      Agnes Mulvihill. Mass on Sat. 13th at 7.30pm  for Jack Mulvihill. Mass on Sun. 14th  at 10.00am  for Joan Keane and 11.00am   mass is for     Christy Barry. Mass on Tues. 16th  in Knockanure  at 7.30pm for   Peggy, John & Betty McElligott.

CHURCH NEWS:  Exam Candle will be lit at all Masses while exams are in progress.  God’s Blessing to you all.  Medjugorje Anniversary Mass: You are invited to  Confession, Rosary, Mass and Adoration in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday June 15th  at  6.30pm.  Confession before Mass.  All welcome.

OPEN AIR MASS: As part of Féile na mBlath at The Park Festival Tralee the 10.30am Mass  Sunday , June 14th, will be celebrated in the Town Park. Some seating will be available.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS on June 16th in Lixnaw.  Witness will be given by Kerry Rose Julette Cullotty who will relate her own private battle with cancer.

THANKS: Irish Cancer Society would like to thanks the parishioners of Moyvane for their generosity in the recent Annual Church Gate Collection, which raised €657.  A special word of thanks to the collectors.

ICE CREAM SUNDAY. June. 14th to aid Down Syndrome.

MOYVANE Development Association: Village Clean up  Tuesday night June 9th at 7.30pm.

THE ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP meet at the Listowel Family Resource centre. on Tuesday June 9th at 12.30pm.

PARISH SOCIAL Listowel on  June 12th  in Listowel Arms Hotel beginning with mass of the Feast of the Sacred Heart at 8.00 p.m

ST MICHAELS LISTOWEL -A special information evening for the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of incoming 1st year students September 2015 will take place on Monday June 15th at 7.30pm in the College.

BEST WISHES to Timmy Hanrahan, Clash, who celebrated his 80th birthday recently in the Devon Inn with family and friends.

FETE: The annual Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL  will be travelling to Lough Derg on the following dates: Tuesday June 30th 2015 to Thursday July 2nd 2015. Friday July 24th  2015  to Sunday July 26th 2015 Thursday 13th August 2015 to Saturday
15th August. Contact us on 068 21707

Roscrea Castle / Damer House & Moneygall.Sat June 27th .Dep Listowel 8am. Contact Marie 0861032436

THE ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT group meet on June 9th  at 12.30pm at Listowel Family Resource centre.

MINISTER ;The Minister for Heritage, Heather Humphreys is visited the Mens Shed  in Abbeyfeale on Saturday , June 6  and then to see the Purt Castle project.

TRIP: day trip will take place to Kilkenny on Tuesday, July 14th. For more information contact Marie Wrenn on 087-7674832 or Joan Fitzgibbon on 087-9865005.

Wednesday, June 24th at 7pm Thursday, June 25th 11am – 4.45pm
Don Bosco Centre, Salesian House, Milford, Castletroy, Limerick
To mark the Bicentenary of Don Bosco’s birth (1815) the Salesians and Salesian Sisters are hosting a seminar in Limerick on ‘Young People Faith and Culture’ in our digital age.

HORSE AND PONY RACING: The annual Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Racing in Relihan’s Inch on Sunday 21st June .

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET:  In aid of WL102fm will take place on Sunday, June 14 at the Community Centre, NCW.  Gates open 7.30am.

GATHER BY THE FEALE SOAPBOX DERBY;  The 1st annual Soapbox Derby will take place down Abbeyfeale Hill on Saturday, July 18 -2015 from 2-6pm next during Gather by the Feale.

AWARE:  Depression Support Group meets: 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.

SWIMMING: Two weeks of swimming and water safety classes in Glin this summer starting: Sunday July 5th Monday August 3rd Register on the day at 9am at the pier. Contact Iosla 087 120 9965

HUNT MUSEUM ; Father Browne’s First World War will consist of 40 photographs taken both at the front and in the trenches in Flanders and near the Somme, and will be opened by journalist Kevin Myers on July 9-2015, running until September.

FOOTBALL: 25,000 fans are expected to travel to Dublin for the meeting between Boston College and Georgia Tech in the Aviva Stadium on 3rd September 2016.

SPACE: Space Station  is visible in evening skies until June 14th.
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DOMINICANS:  The church in Knockanure predates any Dominican arrival. However, the evidence in most of these refuge sites is that the friars lived like secular clergy and worked in the churches near to the houses of refuge. The administration appears to have turned a blind eye to secular clergy. Their particular interest was in breaking the religious orders. The main reason for this is that the religious orders were international organisations and open to continental influences contrary to the policies in Westminster. In Creggs, Milltown, Donore, Castlewellan, Sixmilebridge, Ballingaul, Longwood, Swords, Malahde, Thomastown, Killyon, Rathcabban, Boula, Mount Mary, Castlelyons & Kilcommac the friars were living and dressing as secular priests at that time – there is no reasonable explanation as to why Knockanure alone would be the only one that was different. Their poverty would have necessitated work in the area and, whilst it is possible that they never worked in the chapel at Knockanure they would certainly have worked in other chapels in the area as incumbents.

The arrival in Knockanure was probably at the invitation of the Stack family but sadly there are no documents to tell us anything about what was happening or how the friars arrived there or why Knocknure was chosen. The friars were also in possession of a house near Spa but the likelihood is that the bishop of Ardfert wanted help in more remote places of his diocese during those troubled times. The redundant friars of Tralee would have been a welcome help in the years between the Puritan era and the rebuilding of Catholic dioceses in the early 19th century. Sadly much of this story remains a series of speculations as records do not exist and living memory is long gone by now.
By Fergal a Dominican

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