knockanure notes-April 15th 2018

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS, Lixnaw on APRIL 17th (3rd Tuesday). The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

CLEAN UP: Locals were out collecting rubbish from the local roads, last week, now that many roads are clean, it would be nice to show respect to the volunteers.

GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €7500 jackpot for Friday 6th April. Numbers drawn were 8, 16, 20, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. CATRIONA Kendrick, Ballyhahill; 2. John F. Dillane, Knocknagoshel; 3. Michael Lynch, Taxi; 4. Maurice O’Connor, c/o Mike the pies and 5. Pat Guerin, Kevin’s. There was no winner of the €7600 jackpot on Friday 13th April.

Numbers drawn were 8, 14, 18, and 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Nora Moore, Kilmorna; 2. Dolly Stack, Listowel; 3. James Sheehy, Glenalappa, Moyvane; 4. Aeneas Reidy, Main St, Abbeyfeale, and 5. James & Maureen Connolly (Nicholas). Next jackpot will be up to €7700 with draw to be held on Friday 20th April.

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING takes place on April 16th at 8.00 p.m. in Knockanure Community Centre – incorporating representatives from Moyvane, Duagh, Listowel & Lixnaw. All members are asked to attend.

A PRO LIFE INFORMATION night will be held in the Castle Room Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday 19th April at 8pm. All welcome.

DEATH; Sr. Philomena Griffin Late Bromore and St. Leo’s Convent of Mercy Carlow who died in her 96th year on 8th April 2018. Predeceased by her brothers Mickie and Martin, sisters Maudie, Kitty and Sr. Agustine Mercy Convent, Buttevant: Death of John Joe Wynne, Rattoo, Ballyduff, on 5th April, 2018; Death of Brother Patrick F. Power, a De La Salle Brother who died on April 3rd2018 in Maryland, U.S.A. at the age of 105 years. Sympathy to his cousins, the Quilters of Croughcroneen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannah Sheridan, Rena McAuliffe, Fr. John Lucid, Tade Collins, Joan O’Connor, Chris O’Connor, Davie Dillon, Josie O’Sullivan, Patsy Flynn, Sean Ahern, Richard Stack, Kathleen Reidy, Mike Greaney, John Kennelly, Nora M Cronin, Nell Heffernan, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Paddy Barrett, Peggy O’Connor, Ann Stack Kennelly, Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Mass Moyvane: Wed 18th at 7.30pm for Deceased people mentioned at monthly Vote of Sympathy at committee meetings of Newtownsandes Co-Op held in 2017 at the request of the Committee of Newtownsandes Co-Op; Thurs 19th at 7.30pm for Joan O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni) & her husband Tommy; Sat 21st at 7.30pm for Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni), his wife Hanna & deceased of the Stack & Flaherty families and Sun. 22nd 11.00am Mass for Michael Donal O’Sullivan, Listowel (Rec Dec). Knockanure Mass: Fri 20th at 7.30pm for Laurence Collins (Anni), his wife Ellen & Maurice their son, Lisaniskea, and Sun 22nd at 10.00am mass for Ita Guinea, Castlemahon (Rec Dec) (grandmother to Mary Sweeney)

WINNER: Patricia Lynch winner of a recent Facebook competition to celebrate re branding to Sherry FitzGerald Stack, her prize a €100 voucher for Leens Hotel.

ST. JOHN’S: Many young men of twenty by John B. Keane. Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th April at 8pm. phone 22566.


LISTOWEL ST, VINCENT DE PAUL are looking for volunteers for 1 day a week for the meals & wheels delivery, Monday to Friday, delivery time: 12 noon to 1pm. contact 0877817542 or 0877818053.

DAFFODIL DAY 2018 We wish to thank you all for your generous donations to our Daffodil Day collection. To our Volunteers who gave their time so generously. This includes Moyvane, Ballybunion, Causeway, Ballyduff ,Listowel. – Together we raised €25,250.

POTTERY Day in Duagh, details from 0874166 503.

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for photographs or memories of the late Fr Pat Moore (R.I.P.) PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377 before Fri April 26th.

TEA DANCING: Afternoon Tea Dance with Mike Condon, Fr. Casey’s Abbeyfeale Sunday, April 22. Dancing 3-6

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT: West Limerick 102fm are hosting a fundraising concert at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 8pm. It will feature Peter Burke, P.J. Murrihy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Emily Clarke, Willie Relihan, Cllr. Micheal Collins and the wonderful Donal Ring Ceili Band.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

CONCERT: Michael English and his band will be at Moyvane Church on Tuesday 5th June at 8pm. Tickets available shortly from the Parish Office.

TECH WEEK, runs from April 22nd to 28th.

RETIREMENT: Sgt Denis Woods, had his retirement party at Longcourt House Hotel recently.

CELEBRITY CONCERT: This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3 – Monday, May 7. The grand celebrity concert will take place in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef on Sunday, May 6 and features the Shandrum Céilí Band with support from the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Band

CHESS: Gerry MacElligott has been selected to represent Ireland in World Senior Chess Team, for age 50+. The competition will be held in Germany from 7th to 17th July 2018. Gerry, had many relations in this locality.

NATIONAL APOSTOLATE OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Annual Pilgrimage to Knock is on the 29th April 2018. The “Theme” this year is on the Protection of Life 8th Amendment your support will be much appreciated. The Kerry Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Retreat this year is on at The Ardfert Retreat centre on the May 31st. 2018 – last Thursday of May. Further information later.

Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday April 29th 2018 .A bus will leave the church Abbeyfeale @7.30am on Sunday morning. The cost is 20 euro. All interested contact one of these numbers (087)7758503 or(087)2673663.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 066 7134276. Protection of Life: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Monday 11.00am-2.00pm. Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. April 26th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the Bio Spiritual Institute, Fri. 27th – Sun. 29th April. Book Now!: Self-Care Day : "Tools to manage life’s every day stressors", Anna O’

Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 0879447105.

TARBERT RUN – On April 29th, Tarbert is hosting a set of 3 Road Races. The start and finish for all three events is Tarbert Comprehensive School. We have a 10 Mile Run, a 10km Run and a 5km Run or Walk. Please register online at or call into Carey Architects, Collins Filling Station or the Post Office. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Community Walkers & Strollers meeting every Monday at 7.15pm, at the Bridewell. Walk at your pace in the company of friends and neighbours to Tarbert Island and back. Bring comfortable walking shoes, wrap up well and make sure you have a high visual jacket. Tea, coffee and chat afterwards in the Bridewell

VACANCIES EXIST on Community Employment for a Project Administrator and a Housekeeper in Lyreacrompane. If eligible, contact 087/2747626 or email bridiedillon.

TROCAIRE OFFERINGS: Please return your Trócaire Lenten Offering which supports the poorest in the world.

CHOOSE LIFE: Again, we bring your attention to this week’s Issue 11 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry (Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this issue.

GATHERING OF RETURNED VOLUNTEERS AND LAY/RELIGIOUS MISSIONARIES Join us for our next gathering which takes place on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. All are welcome. For more info email jim.farrell or phone/text 083 8422468.

PILGRIMAGES: Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé, France on Sun. July 1st. Taizé is a place of pilgrimage with a special welcome for young people. The group will return to Ireland on Sun. July 8th. The group will be accommodated in dormitories in Taizé. Meals will also be provided. Cost is €500.00. For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny Application forms are available from your parish office.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: St. Johns Parish, Tralee will host a pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Thursday 14th June for 7 nights. Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan. €719 pp inclusive of Group Travel Insurance and full religious programme. Flights ex-Shannon. For more information please contact Group Leader Maura Harcksen 066-7127143 or St. Johns on 066-7125932.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018: You can currently only book tickets for the 3 day Congress (1 day or 5 day), but when booking a congress ticket you can register for the free weekend tickets. Every person attending each event must be registered to gain access to that event. You can book as an individual (over 18), as a family or group, or as a priest. Where a family wishes to register, a single family leader can register all members together. When part of a family/group, all children under 18 are free but each person must be registered in order to receive their ticket. Costs for adults: 5 day ticket €68, 1 day ticket €38. Book at

FAITH: April 28: How to defend the Faith, without raising your voice. Join The Irish Catholic Newspaper for a conference at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin to hear how Catholics can answer common criticisms of the faith.

WMoF2018 – Registration Roadshow. Are you registering for World Meeting of Families 2018? Would you like to volunteer at WMoF2018? Tuesday, 17th April, 7:30pm: Desmond Complex, Newcastlewest, Focus on Parish, Individuals, Families

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Dr. Declan Downey will give a talk in the Bridewell on Sat. 28th April at 7.30pm. The talk is entitled “From Tarbert to Nantes via Fontenoy, the O’ Briens of Carrigaholt, Viscounts Clare C. 1660-1745.”

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE 2018 – organised by the Legion of Mary. This will be held in the Dominican Retreat Centre in Ennismore, Cork on Sat. 21st April from 9.15 am to 5.30 pm. It includes talks, testimonies, workshop, lunch and Holy Mass. Cost is 20 euro and includes lunch. Age group is 18-40 year old.

ICON; The Icon will be welcomed to St. John’s Church, Tralee at the 6.10pm Vigil Mass on Tuesday April 17th and will remain for viewing and prayer until after the 10am Mass on Friday April 20th.

COMPUTER CLASSES – free of charge, started in the Bridewell, Tarbert on Tuesday 10th of April for 4 weeks, time 10am to 12.30pm. Contact the Bridewell on 068-36500.

HEALTHY HAPPY BABY/TODDLER BONANZA IN ABBEYFEALE LIBRARY: Limerick Children and Young Peoples Services Committee (CYPSC) in collaboration with West Limerick Resources will host a Happy Healthy Baby/Toddler Bonanza in Abbeyfeale Library on April 17 from 11am to 1pm. This is a FREE event open to all Parents and Toddlers but booking is essential as space is limited. To book a place please contact Mary, Family Support Abbeyfeale, West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883. 083-8892137.

OUT OF WONDER’: A Day of Reflection with Nellie McLaughlin RSM, contemplating the

evolving story of the universe –God’s creative energy –as context for our lives, hopes, dreams

and actions. Saturday 28th April from 10am to 4pm(Registration from 9.30am) at Our Lady and

St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock St. Cost: €20 or (€15 concession) includes tea/coffee.

Please bring a packed lunch. Booking essential. Contact Sylvia Thompson at sylviajms11 or phone 085 863 2623 or Ann Fagan 064 6632381. Organised by the Kerry Christian Meditation Groups (John Main Tradition)

U.S.EMBASSY: Representatives from the U.S. Embassy will be providing consular services in Tralee, on Wed.16th May from 8am-5pm and on Thurs. 17th May 8am to 12.30pm. Location details will be forwarded to you once you make an appointment. We will be accepting U.S. passport applications, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and performing notary services. Due to high demand, please email to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. All appointments must be confirmed by Fri. May 11th.Last-minute appointments will not be accepted. U.S. citizens wishing to schedule an appointment for outreach in Tralee should send an email to DublinOutreach. Please include your name, telephone number and email address, and which service is required (passport/CRBA/notary). The U.S. Embassy Dublin Consular Section will contact you with available appointment times. Please do not call the Embassy to schedule an appointment. Appointments are scheduled by email only.


Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, February 01, 1985; Page: 6

News from Around the County.

The eagerly awaited Ballyguiltenane Rural Journal is now on sale at all newsagents in West Limerick and North Kerry. This is the eighth edition of the Journal and the best to date. Thirty four writers have contributed to produce this edition.

The editor is Thomas J O’Donoghue. Dromreask. He is a member of Limerick Co. Committee of Agriculture. He represents the country’s oldest farming organisation, the National Land League. Assistant editor is Pat J. Brosnan, Knocknagorna. Athea, widely known as a journalist, ballad-maker and contributor to numerous magazines.

Another writer of long standing is Pat Faley, Clounleharde, Ballyhahill. Down the year’s Pat’s writings have been heard on radio, seen in newspapers, magazines and periodicals, etc. He has written and produced his own plays and sketches.

Another writer who needs no introduction is John B. Keane.


Booklet Committee Ballydonoghue.

BOOKLET COMMITTEE — The following members are asked to attend a meeting on Wednesday night next, February 6, as there is a lot of research to go into the booklet — N. Barry, J. Linnane, R. Bunyan, G. Fitzgerald, T. Dowling, T. Carr, J. Dowling and M. OMahony.


SCOR – Moyvane GAA Club will be represented in the Scor variety concert on this Friday night. February 1 which will be held in Ballylongford. BLOE – An indoor high jump competition was held in Tralee on Saturday last. Moyvane was represented by Eamon Stack in the under 15 event. He came 2nd by jumping 5 ft. 2 ins.

On Sunday. February 3. the Munster BLOE cross country championships will be held in Ennis. The following Moyvane athletes on the county teams include Joanne Shanahan. Christina Scanlon. Margaret Kiely. Margaret Scanlon. Tom Shanahan. Sean Shine and county champion. Paul Hudson. A bus for these athletes will pass the main road at 10 a.m. on Sunday. ICA – A crochet class will be given by Mrs. Eileen _O’Flaherty at the next meeting of the ICA Guild on Tuesday. February 5 at 8 p.m. MACRA – The local Macra group are holding a concert in the Marian Hall on Sunday night next. February 3 at 8.30 p.m. "A Burglary Will Take Place." is the title of the play, produced by the local club winners in the final of the Kerry Drama competition held recently. CLINIC – Dick Spring. T.D.. will hold his clinic this Saturday evening in the Community Centre from 5-5.30 p.m. THANKS – The local branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association thanks the people of the parish for their generous contribution in last weekend’s church gate collection.

DEATH – The death took place in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, of Mrs. Annie McKenna. She was mother of Mrs. Jim Groake. Chapel Street. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.



CONGRATULATIONS to Johnny Walsh, Ballylongford, who was elected President of the North Kerry Football Board. VISITOR — Ireland’s best known and most popular sportsman, Jacko O’Shea, paid an unexpected visit to Clounmacon on Sunday. He visited the Curtin household where he, along with Tom Keane of Caherciveen met the secretary and chairman of the Clounmacon Club. Jacko had a friendly chat with all the members of the Curtin family.

Jacko O’Shea can be described as the best midfielder of all time, and one of the finest sporting representatives ever to tie a shoelace.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sr. Anastasia Maloney, Bon Secours Convent, Ramsgate, Kent, England, on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee. Sr. Anastasia is the former Nell Maloney of Coilagurteen, sister of Mrs. Hannie O’Connell, Croughatoosane, and of the late John Maloney. She spent part of her early days with her aunt Elizabeth Loughnane, Dromin, and she received her primary education at Clounmacon National School.

DEATH of Sr. Augusta died aged 102 years March 2018

UN Commission on the status of women, held meetings in March last, at which over 6,000 representatives from all over the world attended.

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