Knockanure Notes — 9th July, 2017

PARISH CELEBRATION SUNDAY: On Sunday next, “Parish Celebration Sunday” commencing at 12.45pm sharp. Fr Pat Ahern among others will give a historical talk. Dennis Doody and staff are in charge of the BBQ.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, on Monday 10th July 2017. Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

LOCAL filmmaker Gerard Barrett’s latest feature film Limbo will have its World Premiere at the 29th Galway Film Fleadh. Limbo will premiere Saturday July 15th, 2017 at Galway Film Fleadh at 6pm in the Town Hall Theatre. The film tells the intimate story of a mother and daughter in Ireland as they battle homelessness in emergency accommodation over 24 hours.

BEST WISHES to Maria Carroll of London and Michael O’Flaherty of Moher who were married at Moyvane Church on June 30th 2017, by Fr. King. Michael is son of Timmy and Doreen O’Flaherty.

LOTTO: No winner of the €3900 jackpot with draw held on Friday 7th July. Numbers drawn were 8, 17, 19, and 20. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were: 1. A & E Harley, c/o John Barry; 2. Nichola Mulvihill, No 1. Woodgrove Moyvane; 3. Gavin O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna; 4. Marcella & Anne, Ballygologue Road; 5. Anne & Richard O’ Connor, Keylod. Next draw to be held on Friday 14th July with the jackpot set at €4000.

THANKS to all who helped in organising and taking part in last week’s pilgrimage to Knock, it was a great day for all the participants.

GRAVEYARD Committee meeting in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Monday 17th July at 8.30pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Michael Galvin, Brendan Finucane, Fr. James Kissane, Maureen Leech, Bridie Reilly, Peg Vaughan, John Stack, Bridie Sheehy, Pat Joe Stack, Jim Sullivan, Dan Flynn, Peg Brouder, Sr. M Joseph Sheehy, Jeremiah Cronin, Sean Sheahan, Julia Walsh, Nan and Michael Flavin, Aidan Holly, Mossie Ahern, Sr. Consuela Moloney, Ted McElligott, Martin McGrath, Mgr. Padraig O Fiannachta, Pat Sweeney, Patrick O’Flaherty. Mass Moyvane – Mon 10th at 7.30pm for Fr. Jimmy Kissane & Deceased Members of the Kissane Family, Ahalahana; Thurs 13th at 7.30pm for Peg Brouder, Kilbaha; Sat 15th at 4.00pm For All Lost Bikers, 7.30pm for Parishioners; Sun 16th at 11.00am for Ellen & Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha, their son-in-law Harry Paulus & Deceased of the Sheehan Family and Knockanure Mass Sun 16th at 10.00am for Parishioners.

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

CUSHIONS are now on all seats in Moyvane Church.

M.S. COLLECTION: The recent Church gate collections for M.S. both in Moyvane and Knockanure raised €651.95. The M.S. committee are grateful for your generosity and support.

FOYNES Air Show Saturday, 22nd July 2017, Starting at 1:30pm

GRAVEYARD MASSES: Kilconly Cemetery: 14th July at 7.30p.m. Killahenny Cemetery Friday 21st July at 7.30 p.m

PRAYER IN THE SQUARE: Celebrating the third Fatima Apparition with Rosary at 1.40pm on Thursday July 13th with a special pilgrim statue of Our Lady and the three children

TRIP will take place on Wednesday, July 12th. Japanese Gardens and National Stud, Kildare. Bus leaving Newcastle West at 7.15am via Templeglantine, Abbeyfeale, Athea (8 o’clock) on to Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Rathkeale, Adare, South Court Hotel. For more information contact Marie 087-7674832, Joan 087-9865005

Ring of Kerry outing (organized by Ballyhahill Going Strong) on July 11th is asked to contact 069-82132 Lizzie or Eileen 069-82229 as soon as possible. There will be a pick up in Abbeyfeale also.

CONGRATULATIONS: 14 year old Kori Goad and her father Damien competed in World Kickboxing Competitions in Italy winning a Gold Medal for Kori and a Silver one for her father. Kori’s granddaughter of Nell Mae O’Grady of from Meenkilly.

SEISIÚN IN TEMPLEGLANTINE: weekly Comhaltas Seisiún show at the Devon Inn every Thursday night at 8.30pm.

THOUGHT: It appears that too many Christians want to enjoy the thrill of feeling right but are not willing to endure the inconvenience of being right. (A. W. Tozer)

BOOK: Sean Liston is the author of From Fair to Mart and Beyond a history of Golden Vale Co-operative Mart Ltd. 1956-2016.The book describes the changes in livestock marketing from the days of the fairs held in every town in Ireland, book contains 450 pages.

POLAND: Listowel Parish Pilgrimage to Poland 2018 1st – 7th July or 23rd – 29 Sept 2018


As you know, prolonged drought has led to severe food shortages across East

Africa. Approximately 25 million people are in need of emergency assistance.

Trócaire in South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia focuses on food and water, while in Somalia they are also running health clinics treating people for malnutrition, cholera and other associated health



Veneration in the Cathedral Killarney on Sat and Sunday July 8th & 9th 2017. Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Considered one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.

REEK Sunday takes place on the last Sunday in July each year. In 2017 Reek Sunday takes place on Sunday July 30th. Full details at


GERARD Barrett’s previous work in Ireland has focused on other social issues including, ‘Pilgrim Hill’ about rural isolation, ‘Glassland’ that starred Jack Reynor, Toni Collette and Will Poulter about addiction and the critically acclaimed television mini series ‘Smalltown’ that starred Pat Shortt about emigration and losing a family member to illness. Barrett last week sold ‘Honey.’ a television drama set in the world of corporate espionage, to FX and FOX in America. His latest feature film, called “Limbo”. Gerard has sold his hour-long drama Honey to FX. Story, it is set against the backdrop of the world of corporate espionage.

PAPERS: 1803, 2nd November (CJ). From Clare Library.

This morning ten sailors who had defected from His Majesty’s cutter Dart, commanded by Capt. Young at Scattery were brought up in the Tarbert yacht and lodged in the new prison (Limerick). On their escaping from the tender a part of the Kilrush Yeomanry got a boat and pursued — the defectors at Newtown Sands in the Co. Kerry.

1828 1st September (CJ).

From a Kilrush Correspondent: A melancholy event on the Shannon. — A party of gentlemen some from the town and some belonging to Kerry dined on Monday with Lieutenant Sarat of the Coast Guard service at Beale on the Kerry side. — and about 8 o’clock the gentlemen from here returned on board the Chance wherry, — and the other embarked on a small pleasure boat belonging to Mr. B. Gunn Esq, in order to return to Ballybunion, — it is supposed the frail craft struck Beale bar—- The sufferers were Captain Lloyd of the Coast Guard Service-Kerry, Barry Gunn and Mr. Wilson, John Perryman, boatman, John Dee, John Scanlan, helpers and Nicholas Madden, musician. —

1834 31st March (CJ).

Tarbert Light House. This beautiful edifice on Tarbert Rock has been finished and will this night for the first time have the light burning in its lantern.

REMEMBER: Daniel Desmond Sheehan

Daniel Desmond (D.D.) Sheehan, barrister-at-law, Captain, May 28th 1873 – November 28th 1948.

Teacher, journalist, labour leader (Irish Land and Labour Association), Member of Parliament for mid Cork 1901 – 1918, barrister-at-law, soldier in WWI, author.

Sheehan’s Cottages. Under the Labourers (Ireland) Act 1906, 40,000 cottages on an acre of land were built around the country. Known locally in Cork as Sheehan’s cottages due to D.D. Sheehan’s campaigning as part of the ILLA. He organised the building of the Irish Model Village at Tower near Blarney.

From 1909, He campaigned for the AFIL – All for Ireland League. The aim was for an all Ireland by consent.

Served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers and other units during The Great War from 1914 to 1917. Decommissioned in late 1917 due to ill health; receiving the honorary rank of Captain.

Wrote “Ireland since Parnell” published in 1921.

Worked as a Journalist. Exposed slums in the Dublin region. Editor of the Dublin Chronicle from 1929. During the 1930s provided legal advice and campaigned for Buy Irish Goods.

Died in 1948 and was buried at Glasnevin National Cemetery.

March for Life

Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute gives a rousing closing speech at the Rally For Life in Dublin, pro-lifers from all over Ireland July 2017.

Rally for Life Karen Gaffney

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