Knockanure Notes — 7th May, 2017

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Active Retired day on Mon 16th May. Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

AGM of Knockanure Community Centre is taking place on the 12th May at 8pm. Anyone who wishes to attend is more than welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS to Maggie large who received her second marathon medel at the Connemara International Marathon on 23rd April 2017. Best wishes also to Rachel Stokes who came 2nd in her gender position in time of 3:08:22. In the recent limerick marathon.

BEST Wishes to, Grace, Hazel, Chloe, Bláthnaid and Chloe, who received their First Holy Communion in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure on Saturday last. Preparations for the day was going on for several months, the many people involved deserve our thanks.

CHIROPODIST FOR MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CARE OF THE AGED: in Marian Hall on Friday 12th May at 10am. To book phone Eileen Quinn on 068/49472.

FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS meet on Wednesday 10th May at 8pm, in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. All are welcome!

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 5th May 2017. No winner this week of the 3000 euro jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 3, 4, 25. Lucky dip winners of 25 euro each were; 1. Lesley O’Sullivan, Upper Athea; 2. Mike McMahon, Upper Direen; 3. D&M Collins, Lisaniska; 4. Pat Kelleher, Abbeyfeale; 5. Ann Brouder, Athea. Next draw to be held Friday 12th May with jackpot at 3100 euro.

DEATH has occurred of Bridie (Ciss) Cox (née Flavin) Chapel Street, Castletownroche, she was born in Knockanure 99 years ago. Ciss died on May 5th 2017, at her home. Wife of the late William and mother of Anne, Mary (Lagatu), Eileen (Joyce), Majella and the late Bernadette. Missed by her daughters, sister Nell and brother Tom in Knockanure, granddaughter Frances, sons-in-law Vincent and Yann, brother-in-law Terence, nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces

Requiem Mass on Monday at 2pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Castletownroche. Funeral afterwards to Ballyhooly Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Rev. Fr. Pat Moore, Littor Road, Asdee. Former parish priest of Duagh and many other parishes. Died on May 1st 2017, son of the late Mick and Peg. Survived by his brothers Diarmuid and Michael, sisters in law Jacintha and Geraldine, nephews Shane, Michael, Gearoid and Conor, niece Cliona, relatives, neighbours and many friends including Bishop Ray Browne, fellow priests and many parishioners of his former diocese. Born in 1957, ordained in 1982, 1987 was director Primary religious Education, was appointed parish priest Duagh in 2004. His father was a native of Moyvane. The Choir Gallery in Asdee was full for his requiem Mass which was attended by about 60 priests and several bishops and a huge congregation, who were, both inside and outside the church. Requiem Mass was on Thursday, May 4th at 11am with burial afterwards in Aghavallen Cemetery, Ballylongford. Bishop Ray said the prayers at the graveside and sang the Salve Regina with his fellow priests.

DEATH has taken place of Mickey Walsh, The Hell Rd, Derry, Listowel, and late of Tullamore, Listowel on April 28th 2017. Husband of the late Breda, son of the late Eamon and Noreen and brother of the late Kieran. Survived by his sisters Rita and Anne, brother Joe, nieces Fiona and Yvonne, nephews Kevin and Eamon, brothers in law and sister in law. Requiem Mass for Mickey Walsh was celebrated at St Teresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue, burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

SYMPATHY to the O’Flaherty Families on the recent death of Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, Clacton-on Sea, and Murhur Moyvane.

DEATH of Jack Walsh aged 103, late of Halfway Bar Glenoe & Greenville, died in Chicago. Interment in Chicago.

DEATH: Padraig (Paud) Culhane was born in Leitrim Middle, Moyvane in 1929. Son of John and Margaret. Went to Birmingham in the post war years and was a Bus Driver. He married Kathleen Carroll from Kiltimagh Mayo. They went on to have 4 children; Mary, Margaret, John and Eugene. Throughout his life Paud was a regular visitor to Moyvane visiting his family and his old friends and neighbours. His last visit home was in July 2016. Paud enjoyed A life blessed by family including 11 grandchildren and many good friends. He died in hospital in Birmingham. He will be received into St Dunstan’s Church Kings Heath Birmingham on Thursday 11th May 2017 at 6.00pm. Requiem Mass to be held on Friday 12th May at 11am followed by burial at Brandwood End cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Anthony O’Sullivan, John Carmody, Tom Scannell, Kay O’Brien Hattley, Jeremiah McCarthy, Paul Dalton, Patsy Broderick, Agnes Mulvihill, Statia Hanrahan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, Tom Liston, Danny Liston, Noreen McCarthy, Michael Relihan, Sr. Patricia Langan, Michael Dowling, Darragh Langan, Nora Walsh, Bridget Beaton, Tom Higgins, John Flavin, Jer Murphy, Joe Faley, Mary Dunfort, Mary Hudson, Gortaglanna Shooting, William Flaherty, Lar Buckley, Patsy Horan, David Dillon, David Foley, Noreen Sweeney, Michael Anthony Ahern, Eileen Keogh, Catriona Houlihan, Sr. Ignatius O’Grady, John Guiney, Martha O’Sullivan, Mass in Moyvane; Mon 8th 7.30pm O’Connell & Halpin Families, Clounmacon; Wed 10th 7.30pm John McCarthy, Newcastle West (Anni);

Fri 12th 7.30pm Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha (Months Mind); Sat 13th 7.30pm Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana (1st Anni); Sun 14th 11.00am David Foley, Kilbaha (Anni) & Deceased Members of the Foley & O’Connor Families. Mass at Knockanure–Tues 9th 7.30pm Peggy Divine (nee Kearney), Glin Rd & Chicago; Thurs 11th 7.30pm James Kennelly, Kilbaha (Anni); Sun 14th 10.00am Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh, & her husband Patrick.

MOYVANE BADMINTON CLUB: Scott Evans Ireland’s No. 1 Men’s singles player will visit Moyvane Club for an evening of coaching and badminton exhibition in the Community Centre on Fri May 12th.

The agenda for the evening is as follows: 5pm -7pm Junior & Senior coaching. 7pm –10.30pm Official welcome with Q & A. Tickets available from Mike Corridan on 087/4175063. Further info from Margaret 087/2605311.


LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group takes place on Tuesday May 9th at 12.30pm.

BAZAAR TEA/COFFEE MORNING in the Mermaids bar, William St., Friday 12th May 10.30 to 3pm. all welcome.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host two FREE Painting Workshops on Friday May 12th and Friday May 19th from 11.00 Am -12.30 PM. You must attend both sessions as it’s a continuation. These classes are open to Senior Members of the Community to Celebrate the ‘Bealtaine Festival –
celebrating creativity as we age’. Places are limited, please call 068-23044 to secure your place.

ALZHEIMER’S TEA MORNING in Christy’s Bar, The Square, Friday 12th May from 10am to 2pm.

CREDIT Union Junior Open day in Listowel on Friday May 12th, 2 to 5pm.


AGM on Thurs 18th. Mass at 7.30pm in Church of Resurrection Killarney.

Also our Annual Retreat takes place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thurs 1st June. Fr. Bernard Healy will be leading the day with a visit from Bishop Ray, details from 087/4575278. All welcome.

FEILE CHEOIL in Lixnaw on 13th and 14th May, details from 086 164 2373. Kerry County Fleadh runs from 18th to 21st May in Tralee.

ST PIO May meeting in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, the 16th. The witness will be given by Robert Barry. Robert worked as a porter at Listowel District Hospital and gave a lifetime of service at administrative level to St. Senans Football Club.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in The BRANDON HOTEL Monday 8th to Thursday 11th May. Monday 5pm –8.30pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3pm –5pm and 7pm –9pm.

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

REMEMBERING ZOE CYCLE: The third Remembering Zoë Cycle Challenge around the 8 parishes which surround Abbeyfeale will be held on Sunday, May 14 – there are 3 routes: 110 km, 75 km or 40 km.

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha on May 16th.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES: Fri 2nd to 4th June, Tues 25Th to 27th July and Fri 11th to 13th Aug. To book at 087/3966399.

VOCATIONS Sunday: Led by the Spirit for Mission! Vocations Sunday is on May 7th 2017

The 2017 message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is, “Led by the Spirit for Mission”. In the message for this 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis reflects on the missionary dimension of our Christian calling.

The Holy Father says that “commitment to mission is not something added on to the Christian life as a kind of decoration, but is instead an essential element of faith itself. A relationship with the Lord,” he adds, “entails being sent out into the world as prophets of his word and witnesses of his love.”

SATURDAY 13TH MAY, WILL BE THE CENTENARY ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA. Pope Francis will be present in Fatima for the occasion. To mark it in Listowel, immediately after the 10.30am. Mass, Adoration will take place in the Church from 11am. to 2pm. with Benediction. We invite you to come along and pray with us for our Parish and the Ireland of today and ask Our Lady to intercede for us. All are welcome.


PHIL COULTER in concert at MOYVANE CHURCH on 13th June.

OUR Lady of Limerick – Triduum & Festival, Limerick on May 25/26. There was an older tradition in Limerick to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Limerick over three days with great pride and joy.

GREEN Ribbon Campaign over the month of May, let’s get the conversation going around mental health in Kerry. You can pick up a green ribbon from your local library. You don’t need to be an expert to start talking about mental health or have all the answers. Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to let someone know that you are there for them and simply listen. For more information: please contact Julieann Lane, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Phone (086) 0278272

CONGRATULATIONS to Bosco McMahon who won the 2017 National Hall of Fame Award for his dedication to the Irish Draught Horses Breed.

DONAL WALSH #LIVELIFE: 4th Anniversary and Youth Mass will be celebrated on Friday May 12th at 12 noon in St. John’s Church. All Welcome.

WOMEN WRITERS’ NETWORK are holding a series of Readings and Talks reflecting on The
Written Word. The first talk is on 13th May at The Meadowlands Hotel from 5- 7pm. Admission €10, refreshments served. Keynote speaker will be Mary McEvoy.

PADRE Pio Prayer Meeting takes place in Lixnaw Church on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from September to June inclusive commencing at 7.30pm. The May meeting will take place on Tuesday, the 16th. The witness will be given by Robert Barry. Robert worked as a porter at Listowel District Hospital and gave a lifetime of service at administrative level to his beloved St. Senans Football Club. He was club chairman, club selector and Kerry Minor selector for many years. Nowadays Robert lives life from the confines of a wheelchair. Horrific spinal injuries dictated this reality in 2015. However Robert Barry was always a winner. His positive attitude and determination has touched the lives of many. You’ve guessed correctly – yes Robert is back again with the Senans and is the heart and soul of the club. His witness should be very special.

Dawn Mass Lixnaw: was a wonderful and uplifting experience. The following appeared in the Rathmines Newsletter: “Then as I rounded a curve in the road, I saw it and it brought much pleasure. A simple sign that seemed, in the midst of all the busy movement and activity, appropriate only to a time gone by. Nevertheless this plucky little notice announced Dawn Mass in Lixnaw. It was a salient reminder to the fast moving world that not on bread alone do we live. Where will they celebrate the Dawn Mass I wondered? There are bogs and green fields but few hills around Lixnaw. That foolish thought misses the point. In my mind’s eye I saw parishioners rising on Easter Sunday morning and going quietly to some place to pray with their priest and give thanks, just as their ancestors did in hard times. The mass was actually celebrated in Kiltomey Cemetery and the massive Easter Fire was built in Sean Dowling’s field.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: The last of the tea dances for this season takes place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, May 21 with dancing to Noel Cronin. Funds raised go to Abbeyfeale Parish Community Garden.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Diocesan Adoration Day: by Fr. Bernard Healy, Thurs. 1st June 9.30am -4pm. Self-Care Day: Practical skills For stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 3rd June 9.45am -4.00pm. Contact: Anna O’Donoghue 087/9447105, Ref.

Our Lady of Fatima 1st Sat Monthly Devotion: Sat.3rd June 4.00pm -6.00pm.

A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O’Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July.

Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love 5 day Silent Retreat preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 086/1678027. You can contact the Retreat Centre on 066/7134276 or

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ 2017 The Diocesan Pastoral Team is still recruiting for the youth pilgrimage to Taizé, France. The dates are Sunday, June 25th and returning on Sunday July 2nd 2017. Pilgrims must be between 18 – 30. The cost of the pilgrimage is €400 but here in Listowel our Finance Council will sponsor half of that fare. So we would be delighted if any parishioner or regular at our Church would avail of this great opportunity. For application forms or more information, contact Fr. Declan directly or Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 .

ST JOHN’S: Thu 11th – Fri 12th, THREE SESSIONS WITH ANNE MARIE; A play by Harriet O Carroll directed by Nell Flynn and the premiere of The Eamon Keane Award winning play at Writers Week 2016. Annmarie has a new patient, a curious young man by the name of Bernard who is seeking a cure for his incessant headaches. Over the course of their sessions together a game of cat and mouse ensues as the tenor of Bernard’s condition begins to reveal itself and Annmarie must contend with who she is and the true nature of her new patient. Starring Judith Ryan and Kieran Roche.

Sat 13th, I AM, A solo exhibition by David Morrison. A self taught photographer and artist who uses the realism of photography as the foundation and starting point of his work and then computer software as a paintbrush. His work explores the endless possibilities of digital technology fused with the real world materials of paper, paint and other materials. Opening Sat 13th May @ 8pm. All welcome.

Tues 16th THE FITZGEROLDS; From the Ottawa Valley in Ontario Canada,. the band presents a programme of old style fiddling and step dancing. A fiddling and step dancing sensation featuring two sisters and one brother.

Wed 17th, IVAN ILLIC – PIANO RECITAL; Classical favourites from the works of Beethoven, Haydn and Chopin.

FATHER JOHN from the Kerryman.

Kerryman 1904-current, Thursday, July 24, 2003; Page: 44


OUR Parish Priest, Fr. Michael Fleming, said farewell to parishioners at Masses during the weekend. Fr. Fleming was very well liked. He carried out his parish duties very well, he was great to visit the sick in hospital and in their homes. A presentation was made to him in the Marion Hall on Tuesday. We wish him well in his new role as Parish Priest of Killorglin. Welcome to our new Parish Priest. Fr. John Lucid, a native of Castleisland. He comes to the parish of Moyvane from Caherdaniel.

Kerryman 1904-current | Thursday, August 14, 2003 | Page: 56
Fr. John Lucid PP will begin his Parish Visitation this week beginning with the Tarbert Road.

Kerryman 1904-current, Thursday, October 09, 2003; Page: 64 (Moyvane Notes)
Fr. John Lucid will continue his Parish Visitation this week in Clounbrane and Kilbaha.

Kerryman 1904-current, Thursday, December 30, 2004; Page: 51 Moyvane
THERE was a, great Christmas spirit throughout the area during the festive season, but especially at the Church of the Assumption where very large congregations attended all the Masses. Our Parish priest Fr. John Lucid, celebrated the vigil mass and the morning Mass on Christmas Day. The Church looked very well for the occasion, with the altar beautifully decorated. The crib was the subject of much favourable comment, as indeed was the performances of the choir.

Kerryman North Edition, Thursday, March 17, 2005(See paper for full report)
A BRAVE and beleaguered community thronged Moyvane Parish Church on Sunday morning, united in grief with the family of Patrick Hughes – a popular son of the parish who died in a tragic gas-leak accident during his first week staying overnight in Tralee, where he studied at the Institute of Technology.

The grief in the church was palpable as Moyvane Parish Priest John Lucid along with Canon Michael Fleming, Fr. Michael O’Leary and ITT chaplain Fr. Pat O’Donnell prepared the congregation for the hard task of burying the 18-yearold student.

Their comforting words, directed at Patrick’s parents, Danny and Noreen, his brothers and sisters and his first cousin and best friend, James Fitzgerald, who narrowly survived the tragic gas leak, were felt keenly by all.

Kerryman North Edition, Thursday, June 09, 2005;
Diocesan Collection for the education of Priests on next weekend 11th/ 12th June. Exam Mass : The Exam Mass was celebrated on Saturday last by Fr. John Lucid PP, Students doing both Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate Examinations participated in the Mass by doing the readings and prayers of the faithful. The Choir and the local branch of Comhaltas greatly enhanced the ceremony. Wishing all those doing Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate the best of luck in their examinations.

SAINT: 29 April 2017 feast of St. Catherine of Siena, patroness of Italy (and Europe in general) and fire prevention, and one of the Church’s most beloved saints.
“Though she lived her life in a faith experience and spirituality far different from that of our own time, Catherine of Siena stands as a companion with us on the Christian journey in her undivided effort to invite the Lord to take flesh in her own life. Events which might make us wince or chuckle or even yawn fill her biographies: a mystical experience at six, childhood betrothal to Christ, stories of harsh asceticism, her frequent ecstatic visions. Still, Catherine lived in an age which did not know the rapid change of 21st-century mobile America. The value of her life for us today lies in her recognition of holiness as a goal to be sought over the course of a lifetime.”

Lets get Limerick (Ireland) talking about mental health this May.
Can your parish or local group be part of the conversation?? What would it be like to offer green ribbons after Mass on Sunday this May?
See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership are rolling out a month long national Green Ribbon Campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems in May 2017

More than 500,000 green ribbons will be distributed nationwide free of charge to spark a national conversation about mental health in boardrooms, break-rooms, chat rooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables throughout Ireland. Our aim is to make the month of May every year synonymous with promoting open conversation of mental health and challenging the stigma of mental health problems.

You don’t need to be an expert to start talking about mental health or have all the answers. Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to let someone know that you are there for them and simply listen.

Talk, but listen too: Simply being there will mean a lot.

Take your lead from the person: As a first step, ask them how best you can help.

Avoid the clichés: Phrases like ‘Cheer up’, ‘I’m sure it’ll pass’ and ‘Pull yourself together’ definitely won’t help – Being open minded, non-judgemental and listening will.

Keep in touch: There are lots of small ways of showing support – Send a text or just ask someone how they are doing.

Don’t just talk about mental health: Just be yourself, chat about everyday things as well.

Contact See Change The National Stigma Reduction Partnership: E: [email protected] T: 086 0496311

See Change is a growing partnership of 90 Irish organisations, volunteers and ambassadors working together to change attitudes and behaviours to mental health problems and end stigma.

God is a farmer

Choir Asdee May 2017

Fr. Pat Moore at St John’s Introduce Rev Bob Fyffe March 2013


  1. Mary Fitzgerald says

    To let you know that the active retirement day in Knockanure was actually on today Monday 8th May, it was mistakenly advertised in newsletter for 16th. Sorry for any inconvenience. Active retirement meal is always on second Monday of the month, all welcome for a great meal and entertainment

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