Knockanure Notes — 8th February, 2015

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre was on Monday 09th February 2015, details ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

ENROLMENT: Scoil  Chorp  Chríost,  Knockanure   Enrolment Week   2015 :   If  you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp Chríost  please call to the school during the week of  February 9th – 13th , 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. to collect your Enrolment Form. Fáilte Romhaibh !

QUIZ: Scoil  Chorp  Chríost,  Knockanure: Congratulations to the Quiz Teams from our local school who performed so well at the Credit Union Quiz in Listowel last week. The Under 11 team who came 3rd were – Katie Keane, Tadhg O’ Connor, Niall Horgan, & Megan Large.

The Under 13 team put in a great performance and won in this category.  The team is – Rachel Horgan, Ollie Moran, Cian Murphy, & Ryan Large.  This team now goes forward to the Regional Final on March 1st. Well done also to our other Under 11 team : Lauren Duffy, Keira Large, Reece Benham & Tara Enright, who also attained a great score in the Quiz.

CHIROPODIST will be in the Marian Hall on Friday 13th February at 11am.  For bookings, contact Eileen Quinn, phone no. 49472.

PANCAKE: Knockanure Community Centre: Pancake Tuesday 17th February, 2015 – 11am to 1pm.  Come and enjoy a great morning with homemade pancakes flipped on the griddle by our local cooks.  Young and not so young will be very welcome.  Bus available by Kerry Flyer on usual routes.   All proceeds go to the upkeep of the centre.  For more information, contact 068 49799.

 I.C.A.: Meeting at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 10th February at 7.30pm.

FOOTBALL: Moyvane Ladies Football: Registration will take place on Sunday 15th February at 11.30am at the Marian Hall, Moyvane.

PLAY: The Real McCoy’ by Tommy Marren. Set in rural Ireland in the 1960s at Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea on February 12th, 14th & 15th with doors open at 7.30pm.

WRITERS’ Week, competition entries closing date is March 2nd 2015.

POETRY Festival in Cork Feb. 11th to 14th.

LECTURE on Kerry Volunteers in their own words at Tralee Library 10th Feb. at 7.30pm.

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: By Dr. Barry O’Donoghue & Fr. Pat Moore on ‘Caring for the Earth in a practical way in Kerry’ will take place in St. John’s Theatre on Monday Feb. 23rd at 8.00 p.m.

DEATH has taken place of Dick Stack (Carrigaline and formerly of Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane) On January 30th 2015, husband of the late Mary (died February 2009) and  father of June and Carla, also survived by , son-in-law, grandchildren Nora, Jack and Caroline, brothers John and Con, sister Marie, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass for Dick Stack was celebrated at the Church of Our Lady and St. John, Carrigaline on February 2nd , funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrigaline.

DEATH occurred of Paddy Brouder, Templeathea, Athea on 1st February 2015. Survived by his mother Mary Barrett, father Connie Brouder, partner Marie, daughters Mary April & Belinda, son Connie, brothers Tom, Connie Joe, John, Frank, Gene, Noel, Michael & Joe, sisters Eilín, Caitnín, Mary, Maireád & Josephine, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Requien Mass for Paddy Brouder was celebrated on February 5th at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, burial after in Templeathea Cemetery.

DEATH: Bridget Brosnan nee Murphy died on the 3rd of February, 2015, wife of the late William and  mother of the late Nora. Survived by sons John, Michael, Denis, and Liam, daughters Helen, Breda, Joan, and Mary, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. Requiem mass on Friday, the 6th of February at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH: Bridget Leonard nee Stack Ballygoughlin, Glin and formerly of Dooncaha, Tarbert. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Friday 6th February 2015, burial afterwards in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Francie O Carroll, Sr. Lelia Carey, Ned Stack, Michael Quinn, Vera McDermott, Cecelia Doyle, Billy Fitzgerald, Sr. Austin Brosnan, Bridie Mulvihill, Catherine Mulvihill, Billy Murphy, Teresa Sheehan, Fr Dan Griffin, Bridget Kelliher, Nora Quaid, Christina Melody, Sr. Patricia O Brien, Hannah Murphy, Catherine Kennelly, Mary Teresa Kennelly, Richard Sheehan, Peg Stack, Sr. Hannah Carmody, Mary Fitzmaurice, Jack Quaid, Patcheen Mulvihill, Mickey Reidy, Billy O Sullivan, Bill Fitzmaurice, Peggy Gordon, Mass on Tues. 10th at  7.30pm for Ellen & Jer Kiely & the deceased members of the

Kiely Family. Mass on Wed. 11th at 7.30pm for William & Nora Buckley. Mass on Thurs. 12th at 7.30pm for Jack & Mary Guiney & sons William, Jim, John & the deceased members of the Enright Family. Mass on Fri. 13th at 7.30pm for Mick & Mary Moloney. Mass on Sat.14th at 7.30pm for Fr. Michael Hanrahan. Mass on Sun. 15th at 10.00am for Patrick & Mary Kennelly & Nora Kelly and 11.00am Mass is for   Mairead Moore. Mass on Tues.17th at 7.30pm for Catherine Scanlon, Months Mind.

CHURCH NEWS: The Annual Diocesan Collection to support the voluntary Lourdes Helpers on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, many of them young people, takes place this weekend, 7th & 8th February.
Wednesday 11th February is the Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes.  We will have an anointing with Holy Oils after Mass on Wednesday 11th February. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.
Readers: Vigil, Elaine Hudson, 11am Philip Kiely & Maureen Walsh.
Knockanure 10am, Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

BEST WISHES to local born Frank O Connor who is a finalist in the All Ireland RTE weather photo competition.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS COFFEE MORNING: will be held on Saturday next, February 14th at Tomáisín’s, Lisselton, 11.00am – 1.00pm.. All proceeds to Listowel/North Kerry MS Society.

HISTORY: A lecture entitled ‘The Men Will Talk to Me – Kerry Volunteers in their own words (1913-1923)’ by author Dr. Tim Horgan, will take place in Tralee Library, on Tuesday 10th February at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

MONEY WAS FOUND Listowel two weeks ago.  Further info: Listowel Garda Station.

MEN SHED COOKERY take place over 4 consecutive Friday’s from (Feb. 20-March 13 inclusive from 10am-12 noon) at Family Resource Centre all men welcome.

COURSE:  personal Development Course is starting in Duagh Resource Centre. On Wednesday. 11th Feb, from 10am to 1pm.
Contact Dee 068 23429 or Amanda 087 2847 05.

ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT The Monthly meeting of the Support Group takes place at Listowel FRC on Tuesday February 10 at 12 noon. New members welcome.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw at  7.30pm on Feb. 17th. With Rosary, Mass & Benediction.  The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

ST. GOBNAIT’S DAY: 11th of Feb  Fr. Tomás Ó’Caoimh is organising a bus to Ballyvourney where Mass will be celebrated. The bus,  will leave from Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church Car-park at 10am on the 11th returning in the late afternoon. Please give your details to St. Brendan’s Parish Office on 066-7125932.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE 1. Celebration of Married Love All married couples welcome to an evening of prayer and reflection Wed 11th Feb 8pm. 2. Lenten day of Nourishment & Renewal with Martina Lehane Sheehan Sun 15th Feb 10am – 4.30pm. Further info & Booking: 066-7134276.

RAILWAY: Ardfert Historical Lecture Series – Ardfert Railway with Steve Baker. Wed 18th Feb at 8pm. Booking: 066-7134276.

GST: Friends of Great Southern Trail Greenway will meet at Newcastle West Desmond Complex on Tue. 10th February at 8pm.

CHURCH: Listowel Pastoral Area Meeting on ‘Shaping our Diocese’ over the next five years will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Wednesday, March 4th 2015 (8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.)

Information Night for Youth Pastoral Ministry Course 2015-2016: Are you over 21 and interested in working with young people in a parish, school or other setting? Information Night on Monday, March 9th at 8pm at the Ardfert Retreat Centre.  You will have the opportunity to learn about the course.  Contact  Bernie McCaffrey, 087 6484367, email [email protected]

Information Night for Diocese of Kerry, Course in Pastoral Ministry 2015-2016.  Learn more about what the Course in Pastoral Ministry is all about and why it might be for you! For more information Contact Francis Rowland on 064 6632644 or [email protected]

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER MEETING will meet in the Adoration Chapel room on this Monday 9th February at 7.30pm.

DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK:  on Wednesday next Feb 11th  –  Feast Day of our Lady of Lourdes – Special prayers for the Sick will be offered at Listowel at 10.30 a.m. Mass.

FATIMA 2015:  Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage 11th – 18th May 2015. Direct flight from Dublin  Airport.  Coach from Kerry to Dublin return.  7 nights Fatima or 4 nights Fatima / 3 nights Cascais (Lisbon coast) Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring, Ballybunion Enquiries to Maureen Harty : Tel. 066-7131328.

JIMMY: Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD, is visiting San Jose, San Francisco and San Diego in the United States to meet technology leaders and explore ways to increase connections between Ireland and the diaspora.

DUAGH: Andrew McCarthy, writes about his search for ancestors in  Duagh in County Kerry, his story is on the front cover  and 11 page feature of February/March National Geographic Traveller.

VALENTINE: Carmelite Order Whitefriar St, Dublin, have the remains of St Valentine since November 1836. He was martyred in 269, he died in jail on February 14th 269.

THOUGHT: Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it. Says George MacDonald.

SET DANCING: The 23rd annual West Limerick Set Dancing Club workshop week end takes place in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine from Friday 13th February to Sunday 15th February. It commences with a music and singing session at 7.30pm, on Friday followed by a céilí at 9pm with music by the Johnny Reidy céilí band.

BISHOP: Fr Alphonsus Cullinan has been appointed Bishop of Waterford and Lismore. For the past four years, he has been parish priest in Rathkeale. He is well known for his singing.

IRISH: In May 2015, the Centenary of death of Timothy O’Neill Lane, who was born in Gurteen, Templeglantine, he will be remembered for his contribution to the study of the Irish language.

SPACE PROBE, two separate missions to Jupiter, is to cost a billion euros each.

GOLF: Domhnball de Barra, 2015 Captain, Castleisland Members Golf Club, For further information contact Domhnall on 087 6758762.

The death of the Journal’s editor Thomas J O Donoghue was a great shock to the readers of the Journal. We remember his wife Delia and sons John and James at this time. Tom was never in hospital and he had the present journal prepared just before he died on December 9th 2014. The death also of Paddy Faley and Pat Brosnan leaves an irreplaceable gap in the journals contributors.

Ann Gardiner writes this year about age and urges her readers to strike a blow against ageism and refuse to be intimidated.

Denis Quill’s Military Pension file and activities are covered.

Golden Jubilee of Knockanure Church remembered with pictures and report of opening also included.

Sean Ua Cearnaig writes about the Joyce Family in Irish.

Robert Dwyer Joyce, Patrick Weston Joyce (born 1827) and other members of the family mentioned in his article, Na Dearthaireacha Seoighe O Ghleann Oisin.

Glin National School 1930s is recalled by Maureen Dillane, while Thomas Hogan shopkeeper remembers days gone by.

Civil War in Spain, retold with some Kerry people involved.

The magazine has pictures of Tom, Pat and Paddy, several clergymen and a host of pictures recording local events.

Peg Prendiville submitted A Frenchman’s walk through Ireland. Bedtime Story, several composed songs and poems and of course a tribute to magazine founders.

Brendan continues with more bardic verses.

Tom Ahern remembers Garry McMahon on page 25 and also contributes verses and tributes to the late  founders to the Journal.

David O Riordan explains Ellen Hanley and the Colleen, and article called Comical Tales also recalled Jim Reeves and contributed some photographs.

Maurice T Moloney of Knockanure and his son William of Illinois recalled, they still have many relations in the locality.

Apromise made and a promise kept is the heading of a search for Mary O Donnell of Tarbert. Captain Tim Madigan Memorial Park and his story is on page 37.

Mary Spring Rice and Mount Trenchard is on Page 38.

Article on P J Ahern born 1871 one of fifteen children, he was a poet and writer he died 1937.

History Notes from 1800 to 1964, includes war deaths. P 45.

George Langan fills in more of his family Tree, illustrated with several pictures. Glin Football Story 1898-1955, by T J Culhane.

Forge Park and history of Tarbert blacksmiths, by Patrick Lynch on p 75, he also pays tribute to Tom and many of the other contributors.

Eileen O Brien writes on Childs Play.

Barcelona is revisited by Kathleen Breathnach.

Tom Enright, The last salmon weir fisherman in Glin.

Last but not least the family of Dillanes of Glenstar Part 2, by John Dillane.

Year  2011 2012 2013 2014
Baptisms    89     84     69     72
Confirmation      78     83     88     64
Marriages  13     19     14     10
Funerals     63     52     71     64

The present Listowel Post Office (originally a public house) was bought by the Department of Posts and Telegraph in the early 1970s has served for the past 45 years.

Before that it was where Griffin’s butcher are now, the office had moved there in 1940, prior to then, its location was, from 1900  where Fashion Figure is now. Prior to the offices in William Street the earlier Post Office locations were in Main Street ( late 1800s) and The Square ( from the early 1800s.)

STATE Funeral for Winston Churchill on Jan. 28th 1965 was the first State Funeral for a commoner since 1914, the last such funeral was for Margaret Thatcher.
Lord Roberts funeral 1914; General Frederick Sleigh Roberts actually had three services after his death on 14 November 1914; one at HQ in France where he died (he was visiting Indian and British troops on the front line), one at his home church in Ascot, and then the big one at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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