Knockanure Notes — 9th February, 2014

RENEWAL: Eucharistic Adoration: A parish renewal of Eucharistic Adoration will take place on the week-end of 15th /16th February in Knockanure and Moyvane.

TG4. Knockanure will feature on TV on 13th Feb. at 10.30pm.

SCOR Senior Finals will be held in Asdee 22nd Feb at 7pm, details from 087 610 3393, entries  Scor na bPaisti, please contact the same number.

EXERCISE: Get in shape and feel great.  Every Thursday at 8.30 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. All levels welcome.  Ring Maggie at 0879866533.

CONGRATULATIONS to local girl Katie Keane who was on the Kerry U11 County Badminton team which won gold in the Inter County games held recently at UL.

MAURA NOLAN’S ALBUM. The second launch will be at the Top of the Town, Athea on Friday, 14th February at 9pm.

BARD of the Yucon will be presented at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Feb. 11th and 12th at 8pm.

 A.G.M. of Knockanure G.A.A. was held in the clubhouse on Monday Jan 20th 2014. The following officers were elected for the coming year.President Jackie McMahon, Vice- Presidents Fr Tom McMahon, Fr John Lucid, Fr Brendan O Callaghan.

Chairman Gerard Greaney, Secretary Kathy Finucane, Treasure Ann Woods, P.R.O. Ann Woods, Scor Officers Kathleen Reidy, Catherine Keane. County Board Delegate Gerard Greaney, North Kerry Board Delegate Patsy Lane. Youth Officer Johnny Greaney

A vote of sympathy was passed to all in the parish who suffered bereavements over the past year.

All membership to be paid by 1st March. Membership is 10 euro. You must be a member of the club to be eligible for Match Tickets.

Lotto Results 31st Jan Jackpot  E2,100 Numbers Drawn were 3-7-15-32 No Winner. Lucky Dips went to; Noelle Clancy Knockanure

Paddy Walsh c/o Kevin’s. Johnny & Paddy Greaney Kilmorna.

Michael Moore Kilmorna. Catherine c/o Ploughman Bar Abbeyfeale.

Lotto Results 7th Feb. 2014 Jackpot E2,200 Numbers Drawn 5-17-27-32 No Winner. Lucky Dips; Sandra Stack Knockanure. Phil Corridan c/o Kerry Co-Op. Mike & Sarah c/o Kevin’s.Michael Walsh Duagh.

Julia Dunworth. Bar Prize Nial Finucane. This Weeks Jackpot E2,300

HEALTH and Wellbeing event is being held at the Malton Hotel, Killarney on 20th February, details from 064 6638000.

HISTORY Discussion will be held at Seanchai on 14th February at 7.30pm. Tel. (068) 22212.   

LECTURE on Cantillons of Ballyheigue at Tralee Library by Bryan McMahon on 25th February at 7.30pm.

DEATH took place on 1st February 2014 of Patsy  Stack, Clounlehard, Ballyhahill and late of Gortdromasilihy, Moyvane. Patsy was predeceased by his wife Nora Kenrick and is survived by his family, P.J., Kay, Hazel, Rachel, Linda, Nora and Tom. Following Requiem Mass in Ballyhahill Church Patsy Stack was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard, Knockanure.

DEATH took place on 5th February 2014 of Ned O Keeffe of Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale, He was predeceased by his wife Mary and survived  by his sons Tom, Mike and Eddie, daughter Marie Stack Moyvane, sisters Mary and Lily, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, Following Requiem Mass at  Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale, Ned O Keeffe was laid to rest in Reilig Íde Naofa  Abbeyfeale.

DEATH has taken place of Annie (Nan) Duggan nee O’Connor peacefully at her residence The Commons Ardagh, in her 96th year on 24th January 2014. Nan was the oldest living person in the Ardagh/Carrigkerry Parish. She was laid to rest in Ardagh Cemetery on Monday 27th January 2014, survived by her daughters Mary, Anna, and Bridget, son John. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

DEATH took place on 28th January 2014 of Jo Heffernan nee Danaher  , Kincora Mews, Church Road, Raheen, late of O’ Connell Avenue) she was born at  Ballyhahill. Jo was predeceased by her husband Dan and son Daniel and survived by children,  Jo, Su, Orla. Sadly missed by her sons-in-law Johnny, Peter and Brad, grandchildren, Ciara, Daniel, Clodagh, Caroline, Clare, Rebecca and Ben, brother Mons. Mort, sister Anne, Following Requiem Mass at Raheen Church, Jo Heffernan was laid to rest in Kilmurry Cemetery, Castletroy.

DEATH took place on 30th January 2014 of Fr. Eddie Morrissey, of Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale and formerly Brosna, served as Parish Priest at  St. Edward’s, Rusholme, Manchester.

Predeceased by his sisters, Rachel, Kitty Mc Loughlin in Dungarvan, Sheila Lyons and Mary O Dowd  of Castleisland, and Sr. Margaret Mary, Convent of Mercy, Abbeyfeale. Survived by his nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, fellow clergy and friends. Following Requiem Mass in Brosna Church Fr Eddie was laid to rest afterwards in the Grounds of Brosna Church.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Quinn, John Foley, Vera McDermott, Nora Sullivan, Billy Fitzgerald, Sr. Austin Brosnan, Catherine Mulvihill, Billy Murphy, Teresa Sheehan, Fr Dan Griffin, Bridget Kelliher, Bryan McMahon, F X Martin, Mary B Healy, Stephen Donegan, Nora Quaid, Christina Melody, Sr. Patricia O Brien, Hannah Murphy, Catherine Kennelly, Richard Sheehan, Mary Teresa Kennelly, Peg Stack, Sr. Hannah Carmody, Mary Fitzmaurice, Jack Quaid, Patcheen Mulvihill, Micky Reidy, Billy O Sullivan, Bill Fitzmaurice, Peggy Gordon, Mass on Thurs.13th at 7.30pm      for Jack & Mary Guiney & their sons William, Jim & John. Mass on Fri. 14th at 7.30pm for        Brendan Keane and all the deceased members of the Keane Family. Mass on Sat 15th     7.30pm for Dan & Bridie Keane & their son Danny. Mass on

Sun. 16th at 10.00am for Mary Teresa, Patrick & Nora Kelly and the

11.00am Mass is for Noreen Kiely. Mass onTues. 18th at 7.30pm for Tom O’Connor.

CHURCH NEWS: Parish Pastoral Council / Liturgy Group meeting will take place next Tuesday 11th February at 8.00pm in the Presbytery.  All welcome. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.

Adoration  Moyvane   Sun.  4.00pm to 5.00pm,Wed.10.00am to 7.00pm. Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

Readers:     Vigil, Michelle Corridan, 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely. 10.00am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday February 10th at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room.

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE: on Friday February 14th at the Thatched House, Finuge at 9pm.  Singers, musicians and story tellers very welcome.

DIVINE Mercy Conference will be held at the RDS  on 22nd and 23rd of February, details from 086 0669203.

THANKS:  Nano Nagle Fundraising in Máiréad’s Bar, a total of €1,500 was collected.  These funds go directly to the Nano Nagle School.  Thanks to Máiréad, the musicians and singers and especially to the patrons who contributed so generously.

SAMARITANS Information Evening (recruiting new volunteers) on Wednesday 19th February at 8pm in the Carlton Hotel, Tralee.  For more information, contact 087 2058519.

FREE: The Irish Cancer Society’s free volunteer delivered transport service, Care to Drive, is available to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment who are attending Kerry General Hospital.  For more information, contact your healthcare professional at the hospital or call  on 01 2310 566.

STUDY: The Priory Institute: Become a member of our learning community and study theology from the comfort of your own home (Bringing theology home).  Application deadline is 17th February, 2014.  Phone 01 404 8124  [email protected]

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP are hosting a Tea Dance Sunday 16th February at 2.30pm. to 6pm. in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel.


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HUNT begins at the Ploughman’s Bar Abbeyfeale on Feb. 12th.

GATHERING at the INEC from 19th to 23rd.

JOBS: The Rural Employment Service (RES) works with individuals who are long term unemployed You can contact Dearbhla or Finn in the Round House, Newcastle West on 069-61316 and Brenda, WLR Main Office, Newcastle West on 069-62222.

MARRIAGE Encounter Weekend in Killarney from 14th – 16th November, 2014, contact 064 6644319     

VOLUNTEERS are required to teach older people basic computer skills in Newcastle West. Volunteers Contact Irene at West Limerick Resources on 069-66298 or email [email protected].

Recovery Haven:. ‘ Strides for Life’ is run in conjunction with the Irish Cancer Society. The Group meets every Tuesday at Recovery Haven, Tralee.  Any queries, please contact Siobhán @ 066-7192122.

BOOK: “The Earls of Desmond”, by Gerald O’ Carroll, will be launched at O’ Donnell’s Bar and Restaurant, Mounthawk, Tralee, on Thursday,  13th February 2014 from 8.15pm

DIABETES Information Night  will be held on Tuesday, 18th  February 2014, at 7.30p.m. at the Carlton Hotel, Fels Point, Tralee.  Guest speaker will be Angela O’ Riordan, a diabetes nurse specialist. All are welcome.

STROKE  Support Group meet the last Friday of each month in Baile Mhuire Care Centre, Tralee, from 11.30am to 1.15pm.  This is an ideal place for people who have had a stroke to meet. Support, information, encouragement and light exercise takes place. Next meeting Friday, 28th February 2014.  All welcome.

RAILWAY LINE: As part of this current consultation exercise, general submissions in relation to this project are welcome and may be submitted in writing to: Administration Officer, Roads and Transportation, Kerry County Council, Áras an Chontae, Rathass, Tralee, Co. Kerry or by email to: [email protected] and must be received by the 19th of February 2014 with ‘North Kerry Amenity Trail’ in the subject line.

FIRST FLIGHT: Knight of Glin, who died Sept 2011,  his mother Veronica. Veronica’s aunt, Amy Guest, wanted to be the first woman to fly the Atlantic but her family would not allow her, so she sponsored, Amelia Earhart who flew across the Atlantic, landing in Wales on June 17, 1928.  Amelia Earhart’s grand nephew, Geoff Earhart from Denver Colorado, is engaged to be married to Sarah O’Brien, The Hill, Ballyhahill.

BROTHER Michael Canice Collins

Michael Collins was born at Glin Road, Moyvane, County Kerry on 13 May 1914, the third eldest of a family of eight. When he was eight years old, and his youngest brother only one, his mother died, leaving his father to rear the children on his own. Two of the children, Michael and Tim, entered the Presentation Brothers; James, a Redemptorist, became a bishop in Brazil; Pat, a Salesian Father, was Principal of Warrenstown Agricultural College; Maudie became Sister Mary Theophane, a member of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word in the USA.

Michael entered the Presentation Brothers at Mount St. Joseph, Cork on 20 February 1932 and made his final profession of Vows in 1937. He graduated from the National University of Ireland (Cork) with an honours B.Sc.. in 1940, and obtained the Higher Diploma in Education in 1941. He taught at the Presentation Colleges in Cork and Cobh and spent the last years of World War II teaching in Reading, England.

Following a request from Dr. Finbar Ryan OP, Archbishop of Port of Spain, the Presentation Brothers opened a new College in St. George’s, Grenada, and took over the existing St. Mary’s College in Castries, St. Lucia. Brother Canice was one of the group of three who went to St. Lucia, his companions being Br. Macartan Sheehy and Br. Lawrence Reynolds.

Br. Canice combined the duties of Superior of the community and Principal of the College. On the night of 19 June 1948 fire raged in the town of Castries, threatening to destroy it completely. Br. Canice persuaded the firefighting authorities to destroy all the old wooden buildings along one street which lay in the path of the flames, thus creating a firebreak. His initiative and leadership saved much of the town from destruction. An editorial in the local newspaper commended the Brothers for “striving to promote a spirit of initiative and cooperative action”. Br. Canice’s efforts both in education and in controlling the “Great Fire of 1948” were acknowledged in the King’s New Year’s Honours List of 1949 when he was awarded the MBE.

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