Knockanure Notes – 9th September 2013

COMHALTAS: Ballylongford/Tarbert, enrolment for the new season of traditional music classes will take place on Thursday, September 12th from 7pm – 8pm in Ballylongford National School. Classes for beginners of new instruments only on September 27th. All  other classes will begin on October 4th.

BLOOD DONOR CLINICS at The Brandon Hotel, Monday Sept 9th from 5pm to 9pm and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (10th to 12th) from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm.

POPE: The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of September 2013  General: That people today, often overwhelmed by noise, may rediscover the value of silence and listen to the voice of God and their brothers and sisters.

Missionary: That Christians suffering persecution in many parts of the world may by their witness be prophets of Christ’s love.

BLACKBERRIES are now ripe, the haws are turning red and the are getting chilly.

 WORLD FIRST Aid Day will take place on September 14th and will focus on raising public awareness among members of the public about the vital role they can play at the scene of an accident.

ST PIO: The annual national pilgrimage in honour of St Pio takes place in Knock Shrine, on Sunday 15th September. A coach will leave the Market Yard Newcastle West, at 7.30am. Further details and booking from Pat Dalton at 069-62306.

CANCER survivor’s conference will be held on Thursday/Friday 20th/21st September at the Aviva Stadium Dublin. All patients, survivors, and family members are invited and entry is free. Additional information is available from Avril at 01-2310533 or email [email protected]

RACES in Listowel begin on 15th Sept. Charity cycle race will visit Listowel on Thursday 12th.  Accommodation office  Located in the Seanchaí Centre, contact us on 068- 23036 or 068- 23037.

MEDJUGORJE Prayer Meeting on Monday 9th September  in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel at 7.30pm. sharp. All welcome.

MASS on the internet from Listowel Church coming soon.

DEATHS: The death took place on 31st August 2013 of Michael J (Mickie Joe) Daly of Duagh Village and Knockavallig. He is survived by his wife Nora, daughters Theresa, Frankie and Carmel, son Tom, daughter-in-law Joan, son-in-law Tommy, sisters Philomena and Bernadette. Mickie Joe was predeceased by brothers Patrick and Mort and Sister Marina.

Requiem Mass for Michael Joe Daly was celebrated in St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh on 3rd September 2013 by Fr Moore PP, assisted by Fr Danaher (a cousin), Canon Linnane, Fr McMahon, Fr Dillon, Fr Relihan, Fr Kennelly, Fr Cussen, Fr Harnett, Fr Kennedy, Fr O Gorman and his neighbour Canon O Connor. Mickie Joe Daly son of Tom Daly and Mollie Foley  was laid to Rest in nearby Springmount Cemetery where many generations of the Daly family are buried. GAA provided a guard of honour. Mickie Joe always made it the All Ireland all his life.

Death has occurred of Jimmy Barry of Knockanure and Kenmore, Scotland and late of 8 Rosbracken, Shannon, Co Clare. Jimmy is survived by siblings Noreen, Maura and Stephen. Requiem Mass for Jim Barry was celebrated at St. John and Paul’s Church, Shannon, on September 1st 2013, followed by burial in Ilaunumanagh Cemetery. Jimmy Barry was son of Stephen Barry (died 1990) and Bridget Mahony ( died 1977), he was also predeceased by siblings, Mike, Jer  who died in 1989 and Liam who died in 2008.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jerry Galvin, Annie McAuliffe, Ned Buckley, Nora and Jimmy McCarthy, John Pat Ryan, Ned Stack, Ando Brosnan, Mary Kissane, Padraig Dunne, Hugh Goulding, Fr. Michael Maher, Patrick Brosnan, Jackie Enright, Michael Mulvihill, Mick Connell,Fr Joe Walsh, Mary Shanahan Kennelly, John Collins, Sr. Anthony O Connor, Mary Broderick, Br. William Kelly, Pat Kennelly, Catherine Courtney, Kitty Denihan, Nora Galvin, Eamon Riordan, Mary Vaughan, Teresa Joan Stack, Desmond Fitzgerald. Mass on  Thurs.12th at 7.30pm for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack & the deceased members of the Stack Family & Ned Scanlon; Mass on Fri. 13th at 7.30pm for Patrick Brosnan; Mass on Sat. 14th at  7.30pm for Jackie Enright; Mass on Sun. 15th at 11 am for John & the deceased members of the Collins Family.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers, Vigil, John Corbett & Jimmy Collins, 11.00am, Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor;
Knockanure, 10.00am Patricia & Andrew Rogan.
Meeting of the Parish Finance Committee on Thursday 12th September at 8pm in the Presbytery.

JOB; Knockanure Community Centre has a vacancy for an administration assistant to commence on 23/09/2013.  To apply, please submit a CV to The Supervisor, North East Kerry CE Scheme Ltd, The Bridewell, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

ALZHEIMER’S  Carers Support Group meeting takes place at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday September 10th at 12 noon.  New members welcome.

RUN: Moyvane National School is laying out a football pitch at the back of the school. This facility will be enjoyed by all its pupils. To help defray the cost of preparing the pitch, a benefit 5K, 10K Walk/Run will be held in Moyvane on Sunday 29th September. Registration will be at 12 noon in Moyvane  Everybody is welcome to participate.

DANCING: Céile with Ger McCarthy in aid of Castleisland Day Care Centre on Sunday  15th September at 3.00pm in the River Island Hotel. Contact T.J. Nelligan 0876607655.

ST JOHN’S: Fri 13th, Bellows, Bridge And Bow – The Best Of Traditional. A Music Network Tour featuring Liam O’Connor – Fiddle, Viola, Caoimhín O’ Fearghail- uileann pipes, flute, guitar and vocals and Noel Hill – concertina; Sat 14th

The Gallant John is a compelling play, he introduces us to the characters in his life: Bossman, The Hitmatist, The Chinee,  John-Joe O’Reilly,  captain of the conquering Cavan team in the 1940’s and his teenage daughter, Jacinta .  Presented by Essel Productions,  directed by Liam Howard, the play features  Sean Ahern as John Joe.

The AGM of West Limerick Community Radio will be held on Tuesday 24th September at 8.00pm in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West.

THE PIONEER ASSOCIATION: celebrates its 115th birthday this year with an International Gathering Conference at All Hallows College on September 28/29,   bookings 01 8749464 For the full itinerary and more information email [email protected] or visit

PLOUGHING: The national Ploughing Championship will be held in Stradbally County Laois from Tuesday 24th to Friday 27thSeptember.

SWIM to Glin in and hour on August 31st 2013,  swimmers  swim from Colman’s castle in Clare back to Glin pier. The youngest swimmer was 19 year old Michele Foley, Glin, whose mother Patricia Cusack, comes from Cratloe West.

HALL: The Olympic Ballroom in Newcastle West opened in 1960. All the top Irish Showbands played there and some of the top UK performers . The venue was also used for trade exhibitions, concerts, indoor soccer tournaments, fundraising events, until its closure in 1985. The late Joe Downes and his family provided a great facility for the locality. The Olympic Ballroom reunion took place on  Friday 6th September 2013 at the Courtenay Lodge Newcastle West.

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE. is a specially designed Support Programme for people who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce. The next weekend is being held in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from Friday October 4th to Sunday October 6th, 2013. For Application Forms and further details please contact 087 9886480 or email  [email protected]

PILGRIMAGE TO THE SKELLIGS Friday 13th September 2013 at 9.00am in Portmagee Church with Adoration, Rosary, Divine Mercy, Holy Souls Chaplets, Intercessory & Personal Intensions. 10.30 am (weather permitting) Leaves Portmagee to the Skellig with a Mass on the Island. If the weather is bad the Mass will be celebrated at the Grotto on Valentia.  Early Booking Essential Spiritual Director Fr. John Kerin. Contact Jacqueline Quirke 087-2890523

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nora Queenie Foley  who celebrated her 97th birthday in Lixnaw recently .

POPE: The Pope called for a day of solidarity on Sat. Sept. 7th with the people of Syria through prayer and fasting.
8.4 million are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.  5.8 million forced to abandon their homes. 2 million seeking shelter in neighbouring countries.

RARE STORY: After the war Capt Campbell returned to Britain and served in the military until 1925.
He then rejoined when World War II broke out in 1939, serving as the chief observer of the Royal Observer Corps on the Isle of Wight.
He died in the Isle of Wight in July 1966, aged 81. more from

MOON; New Moon was on the 5th. Saturday last Sept 7th 2013; The unmanned LADEE probe lifted off from the Wallops rocket facility on the US east coast.
Its $280m mission is to investigate the atmosphere that surrounds the moon.
It will also test Lasers to transmit data in quantities far greater than conventional radio connections, achieve download rates in the region of 600 megabits per second. Its programme scientist, Sarah Noble,
MARS Rover, celebrates its first year on Mars. The rover has taken a 1 billion pixel image of the Martian landscape

“DROWN HALF OF THEM.” NZ Tablet 22 July 1881
The Nun of Kenmare relates this incident to an English paper. She writes “An Irish landlord who has just been evicting his tenants for not paying the rent, which they could not pay, was expostulated with by a poor man with a very large family. How can I pay rent, sir,’ he said, when I cannot feed my eleven children  ‘Go drown half of them in the boghole,’ was the reply. This was no hearsay or imagination ;it is a matter of fact. The name and place was published in the Freeman’s Journal a few days ago. And I may add I have heard scarcely less brutal expressions myself. Surely there is only a degree less in humanity in turning men and women adrift on the roadside when, after a famine in which they have been fed by public charity, they cannot pay rent and feed their children. But there are, thank God, humane landlords in Ireland if there were not it would soon be turned into one vast desert, for human life would become almost extinct for want of sustenance, and emigration or the workhouse would complete the destruction of the Irish people. A priest, who has a large parish in the poorest part of South Kerry, told me yesterday that only for the patience of Lord who owns nearly all that district, that nearly every soul in his parish would be in the workhouse. Many of them owe four years’ rent, but he added God knows how long he may be before he evicts them.’ The late famine was preceded by bad years, and that is a circumstance too often overlooked. These people, honest, hard-working, and truly pious, had been in the habit of going to England every year, and by often working eighteen hours out of the twenty-four, had earned their rent their land could never have paid it and fed them even on the poorest fare. But this work in England has failed our people of late years. I do not know why, probably you, sir, could tell your readers the cause of the fact there is no doubt. This landlord, having both, honesty and common sense, does not evict the people, though naturally they live in constant fear of it, and hundreds have emigrated.”

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