Knockanure Notes — 8th November, 2015

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 09th November 2015.Mass at 12.00 pm followed by meal at 1.00 pm. All Welcome. If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

ST PIO November prayer meeting held at Lixnaw on 3rd Tuesday,  Nov. 17th at 7.30pm.

THE BORO BRIGADE RUNNING/WALKING CLUB MOYVANE: join us on Monday evenings at 7.30pm to 9.00pm.  Venue Moyvane Sportsfield.  All new and old members welcome.

NEWS:Listowel Military weekend will be featured on Nationwide on Friday 13th November.

RETURNING: Fr. Pat Moore of Duagh parish, great to hear he is returning.

WAR1 remembrance ceremony in Listowel is put back until Sunday 15/11/2015.

LEARN ABOUT DIABETES: Community Education Centre, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, November 12 from 11am-1pm. Events include: Diabetes Ireland: Information stand and free blood sugar testing, HSE Public Health Nurse: General health information, Limerick Sports Partnership: Taster fitness class, National Screening Service. For more information, contact West Limerick Resources on 069 61316.

SYMPATHY to Fr. Gerard O’Leary on the recent death of his father, Arthur O’Leary.  To Mairead Culhane, Glenalappa and the Culhane Family on the death of Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, and to Joanne Clancy and Family, Knockanure on the death of their aunt Eileen Murphy, Pallasgreen. Died recently Ita O Gorman, sister of Mossy Browne.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Dillane, James Walsh, Mary Ahern, Mary Langford, Mai Lane, John Eymard O Connor, Mary Rose Carrig, Mary Kennelly, Mary Ellen Houlihan, Bett Histon, Peg Reidy, Grace Mary Brosnan, Paddy Flavin, Christina Scanlon, Sr. Veronica O Neill, Billy Barry, Sr. Maria Kissane, Joe Scanlon, Sr. Eithne Finucane, Sr. Mary Tarrant, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins, Gus Cremin, Nora McMahon, Kitty O Connor, Michael Scanlon, Eileen Connell, Michael Lucid, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan, Ann Looney, Mary O Sullivan, Eugene Sullivan, Robert Corridan.

MASS at Moyvane: Mon 9th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls All in Parish List.Fri 13th at  7.30pm for Maimie Kennelly, Kilbaha.
Sat. 14th at 7.30pm for Maurice, Mary Dowling & Son Hillary & Sean Larkin. Sun    15th     11.00am for Daniel & Julia Mulvihill and Mίcheάl &
Margaret Mulvihill. Knockanure Masses: Tue 10th at 7.30pm for Nora Fitzgerald, Birthday Blessings. Thurs 12th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls All in Parish List. Fri 13th at 7.30pm for Michael Lane, Sun 15th at 10.00am for Jack Carmody & Dec Family members.

ROSARY WILL BE PRAYED AT TEAMPALL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD,  3.00 p.m. each Sunday during the month of November.

CHOIR WORKSHOP WITH DR. JOHN O’KEEFFE On Monday, November 16th, there will be a choir workshop in St. John’s Parish Centre in Tralee from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Choir members from all parishes invited to attend. Dr. John O’Keeffe, a native of Portmagee, Co. Kerry, Director of Sacred Music at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

VIGIL IN KNOCK:  Monday December 7, Bookings 068 31232.

THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Further information can be found on the website: http:// or from Ashley on 086 1030740 .

MASS: will be celebrated in the Bon Secours Hospital Chapel at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 11th November for Patients who died in the Hospital during the past year, and for their loved ones. All family members, relatives and friends are welcome.

I.C.A. meeting Tuesday 10th at 8pm – Annual Shopping Trip to Cork on Wednesday 2nd December.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY:  in the Marian Hall on Sun 22nd Nov, starting with Mass at 12.30 followed by dinner, music and dancing and afternoon tea.  Book with Ita 49569 or Maureen 49365. Spot prizes from local business people would be appreciated.

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS:  Our Parish Christmas cards are available after all Masses this weekend and from the Parish Office.  The proceeds from the sale of these cards will go towards our new Parish Office.   We also have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards in stock.

TREE OF REMEMBRANCE: You are invited to write the names of family members and friends, who have died, and then place the card on the tree.

ST. JOHN’S THEATRE: is presenting John B. Keane’s play, THE FIELD beginning on this Monday Nov. 9th to Sunday 15th Nov. Booking:  068-22566.

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID with Fetac Level 5 certification will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on December 3, 4 and 7 from 9am-4.30pm daily. Further details from (068) 23584.

THE ALZHEIMER CARERS SUPPORT GROUP hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday November 10 at 12.30 in Listowel Family Resource Centre.

ST COLUMBANUS 1400 & KERRY COLUMBAN MISSION A lecture entitled ‘St. Columbanus 1400 – and Kerry Columban Mission’ by Fr Charles Meagher, S.S.C. Far East Missionary, will take place in Killarney Library this Tuesday evening (10th November) at 7.30pm. All welcome.

SINGERS MARK LEEN & D.J. CURTIN AT THE I.N.E.C   KILLARNEY ON NOV.  15th.  Free buses from Tralee.
Concert in INEC in aid of LiveLife Foundation on Nov. 25th.

“More than Believing. “The reality of Faith in Paul, Mark and Luke” by Fr Seamus O Connell , Professor of Sacred Scripture, Director of Postgraduate Studies. Faculty of Theology in Maynooth. Sat 14th and Sat 28th November from 10.30am to 12.30pm
Historical Lecture: Memoirs of Olive Trench – daughter of an Ardfert land agent on Thursday, November 19th at 8pm.

THE LATIN MASS (1962 Missal) will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee at 1.30pm on Sunday 15th November. More information from [email protected].  Also, His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke will offer a Pontifical High Mass at Sacred Heart, Limerick at 10.30am on Sunday 22nd November.

TALK: Padraig O’Concubhair will be giving a talk on Kitchener in the Bridewell on Saturday 21st. At 8p.m. On Sat.19th.December singers and reciters night in Bridewel Tarbert.

TALK by Donal O Connor on salmon fishing on the Shannon at 7.30pm in Sheanchai on Nov 26th.

THOUGHT: You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. John Bunyan.

WEDDING BELLS – Congratulations to Aidan Holly son of Tom Holly and the late Josephine, Tarmons who married Siobhan Murphy in Longford.

IT’S GOOD TO TALK; Jerry Kiernan in conversation with Joe Stack at  Seanchaí Listowel 8pm Friday 13th November; Tomás Ó Sé in conversation with Billy Keane 8pm  Seanchaí Listowel Saturday  14th November.  Admission free.

REMEMBRANCE DAY at the War Memorial on Wednesday 11th November at 11am to commemorate the fourteen young men from Tarbert who died in two World Wars.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 for young adults (18 – 35 years) in Krakow, Poland from July 25th to Aug 1st 2016.  For further information, contact Tomás Kenny, Diocesan Pastoral Team on (086) 3683778 or visit

ROBERT BARRY FUND.  Robert Barry of Leam, Kilflynn was involved in an accident last August while felling trees with a chainsaw.  Robert received very serious spinal injuries.  As a consequence Robert is now wheelchair bound.  Since the early ‘70’s Robert has given a lifetime of service to this community particularly to the G.A.A. with St. Senans, St. Senans/Finuge, Feale Rangers & The Kerry Minors. As a selector with the Kerry Minors in ’87 & ’88 Robert helped Kerry capture the Minor title.  His contribution was recognised when he was declared Clubman of the Year for Kerry in 1984.  Locally he was instrumental in the purchase & development of the St. Senans GAA grounds and facilities which benefit all the community.  For the past 30 years Robert has worked as a porter at the Listowel Community Hospital.

COOKERY CLASSES FOR MEN. Names are being taken for a new men’s cookery class to commence shortly at Listowel Family Resource Centre. The classes will be aimed at men who want to learn and develop new cooking skills. The course runs for 13 weeks and is run by Listowel Men Shed on Friday mornings from 10am-1pm. Further details from Denis on (068 23584).

IRISH WHEELCHAIR SHOP WILLIAM STREET Monster Jig-saw Puzzle sale Thursday 12th 10am.

MARRIAGE Encounter Weekend will be from 13th to 15th November 2015 (8:00 pm Friday to 4:30 pm Sunday) at the Lake Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry.  Details of our weekends and lots more information are provided on our website  or phone 086-8334382 or 064-6644319

SANTA: will visit the Marian Hall on Sun 29th November for our Family Fun Day.

NIGHT VIGIL IN KNOCK:  Monday December 7.  A Coach will be leaving Listowel at 4.30pm, Abbeyfeale Church 5pm, Devon Inn 5.10pm, NCW 5.20pm, Regional Hospital 6pm, Jury’s Inn 6.10pm, Union X 6.15pm, West County Ennis 6.50pm, Gort 7.20pm.  Vigil programme Confessions 10pm, Vigil in Basilica 12am, Mass 4am.  Bookings 068 31232 or 087 3966399.

BOOK LAUNCH:  The long awaited launch of Séamus Ó’Súilleabháin’s History of the Great Hunger in County Limerick will be launched in the Desmond Hall the Square Newcastle West on Friday November 13 at 8.00 pm.  Ruan O’Donnell from the History Department of the University of Limerick will do the launch and John Cussen Newcastle West will chair the proceedings. Killeedy Comhaltas group will provide the entertainment. There will be refreshments served after the launch at Cronin’s Bar. Everyone is welcome.

SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick Singing Club are now holding their monthly singing session on the first Friday of each month at the Ramble Inn, Church St., Abbeyfeale from 9pm.

MAUREEN O Hara died 24th October 2015; Charlie Blair, Maureen always told the story, flew the last scheduled seaplane out of Foynes in October 1945 and two days later, October 24, 1945, he flew the first DC4 into Rinneanna, now Shannon Airport. Following Charlie Blair’s death in 1978, Maureen became the chief executive of an aviation company, Antilles Air Boats and edited the Virgin Islands magazine.

Kilkenny, 25th October, 1846.
My dear Ray—It was at a late hour in the afternoon of yesterday that I was able to leave Fermoy, and, therefore, only reached Clonmel ; I left that town after the last Maas to-day, and remain here for to-night, and consequently cannot possibly attend the Association tomorrow, which I regret not a little. ” Among other things I am apprehensive lest any mistake should occur respecting what are called the Cork Resolutions.
” On that subject there has appeared, I presume, in the Southern Reporter of yesterday evening a letter of mine, and I should be exceedingly sorry if that letter was considered: my answer to the resolutions. It was intended to be little more than a complaint against the indefinite and indistinct nature of the resolutions themselves.
” My answer to the unwise request contained in those resolutions will, I trust, be ready on Monday week, the 2d November.
“I have not leisure to enter into any other topic’ though even if I had time I should scarcely be able to do so. My mind ought to be entirely absorbed with the pitiable and deplorable state of the people—aggravated as that state is by the inexplicable negligence of the Board of Works.
” What that Board is justly condemned for is this— that in many instances where the special sessions have acted under the Labour Rate Bill, and cheerfully passed presentments to a very considerable amount, in some instances no work, and in many instances very little of the works have been commenced. It would really be better if there had been no special sessions at all, because, by holding these sessions, immediate expectation of wages was held out to the people, and in their hunger they are irritated almost to madness by the delay and disappointment. “My mind is so full of this subject, that I cannot help adding that there is no excuse on the part of the Board of Works for this delay and disappointment. I must say it is a most gross neglect of duty on the part of that Board.
“I repeat, the conduct of the Board is quite inexcusable in reference to the baronies that have cheerfully passed presentments, because, in the first place, the Labour Rate Act gives unlimited credit for money to carry on such works. And in the second place, there is no danger of any money being lost, as the repayment is secured upon the entire property in the barony, the amount sought being in general one year’s poor law valuation, and the fee simple of the barony, worth forty years’ purchase at that rate, is pledged for the repayment of any monies to be expended by the Board under the Labour rate Act.
“I can scarcely restrain myself on this subject, and will say no more for the present than that things are in the most deplorable state that was ever yet even imagined.—Believe me to be, very faithfully yours,
“DANIEL O’Connell. ” T. M. Ray, Esq.”
FROM,House of Commons; CIVIL AVIATION. HL Deb 26 November 1946 vol 144 cc332-412
LORD STRABOLGI; I have flown with my wife for upwards of 50,000 miles. I made a voyage by Springbok Air Line to South Africa and back at the beginning of the year. I have been on several excursions to the Continent of Europe by air. I have flown across the Atlantic, across the North American Continent to Mexico, down Central America, right down the west coast of South America, across the Andes to Argentina, then back on the South Atlantic route to London by the British airline, by way of Rio de Janeiro, Port Natal, Dakar, and Lisbon. I have flown on American, Mexican, Czech, Dutch and British airlines. I want to say—and I am sure that this is the experience of everyone who has flown in foreign planes as well as our own—that in such matters as working efficiency, care of passengers, general excellence of equipment and accommodation, the British airlines are streets ahead of every other.

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