knockanure Notes-December 3rd 2017

RAMBLING House on Thursday 7th December 2017 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Admission free. Refreshment will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 11th December 2017. Christmas mass will be celebrated at 12pm. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.

If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

CONCERT; Great crowd attended the recent concert in Moyvane Church, the Three Tenors and Viva Voce put on a varied show, which was a joy for discerning music lovers. Thanks to all the volunteers for their preparation and their attention to duty on the night and later bringing everything back to normal after the show.

BEST WISHES to Tara Mulvihill daughter of Dermot and Mary of Keylod, who got married in Moyvane Church on 25th November 2017 to Paul McElligott of County Clare.

SET CEILI Dancing at Clounmacon on 8th December at 9pm, music by Donie Nolan. Their annual mass is on 17th Dec. in the Clounmacon Community Centre.

GOING STRONG Party in Athea will be held on Wednesday, December 6th starting with Mass at 12.30pm (sharp) in the Top of the Town. Meal will be served at 1.30pm with music afterwards by Ger Connaghtan.

CHRISTMAS PARTY – for senior citizens will take place on December 10, in the Community Centre, Tarbert after 11.30am Mass.

DRAW: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €6000 jackpot on Friday 1st December 2017. Numbers drawn were 2, 20, 21, and 26. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Paddy Enright, c/o Dicks; 2. Teddy Collins, Ballagh, Abbeyfeale; 3. Margaret Frawley, Kilmorna; 4. Denise Shine, Cahirdown Wood, and 5. Pat Kennelly, Athea. Next jackpot will be €6100 on Friday 8th December.

DEATH: James McCarthy, Knocknacaheragh, Kilmorna, died on the 24th of November, 2017, survived by his brothers Tom and Denis, sisters Hannah, Noreen, and Mary, nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces. Requiem Mass for Jimmy McCarthy was celebrated at Duagh Church on 27th November followed by burial in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

DEATH has taken place of Ellen (Nell) O’Carroll (née Flynn) of Killelton, Ballylongford and formerly of Kilbaha, Moyvane. Nell died on Sunday afternoon 26th day of November 2017. Pre deceased by her husband Johnny. Nell was mother of Jim, Nora, Eugene and Ellen, also survived by sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandson, nieces, and nephews.

Requiem Mass for Nell O’Carroll was Wednesday morning with funeral immediately afterwards to Lislaughtin Abbey, Ballylongford. Nell was daughter of Eugene Flynn and Kate Keane of Kilbaha, Moyvane. Her sister Maureen Fitzmaurice died on the 21st of November, 2017.

DEATH of Birdie Johanna Ahern, (nee Guiry) Gortnagross, Athea, on November 30th 2017, wife of the late Denny (Blacksmith).mother of sons Tom, Jim and Mick, daughters Mary (Tola Park, Shannon), Margaret McCarthy (Killarney).

DEATH has taken place of Michael Joseph Hogan, Mullenmeehan, Ballymore, and formerly of London & Lissaniska, Killimor, Co. Galway, November 30th 2017. Michael Joseph, husband of the late Henrietta. Survived by his son Brendan (Moyvane), Daughter Celene (Devon, England), his Sisters Kay & Rena and his late Sister Maureen, daughter-in-law Brigitte (Moyvane), son-in-law Gordon Goodall, grandchildren Luke, Cleo and Conor( Moyvane), great-grandchildren Imojen and James.

SYMPATHY to Ashling Reidy (who works at O’Riordan’s Pharmacy in Athea) on the recent sudden death of her father Liam Stirrat from Scotstown in Co. Monaghan. Liam, played for and managed the Monaghan GAA Team.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Kennelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Betty Coughlin, Oliver Leahy, Tommy Foley, Bridie Stack, Mikey Holly, Margaret Dillane, Kay Holloway, Peggy Sheehan, Jackie Healy Rae, Tim Kennelly, Bridie Cambell, James O’Connor, Nora Foran, Breda Thomas, Fr. Liam Hayes, Jane Desmond, Johnny Broderick, Peggy Moriarty, Tom O’Connell, Derry Tatton, Peggy O’Connor, Tom J O’Donoghue, John P Fitzgerald, Tom Relihan, Elizabeth Neumann, Mass in Moyvane –Mon 4th at 7.30pm for Bridget Robinson, Dublin & Upper Aughrim; Thurs 7th at 7.30pm Feast of the Immaculate Conception, vigil holy day –Mass for Sr. Carmelita Murphy; Fri 8th at 11.00am mass for Maureen Foley,) & Deceased of the Foley Family; Mass on Sat 9th at 7.30pm for Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Tarbert & Deceased of the O’Connell Family and on Sun 10th mass at 11.00am for Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass in Knockanure on Tues 5th at 7.30pm for Nora Geary, Limerick & Dublin (RIP); Mass Holy Day on Fri 8th at 10.00am for Ollie Leahy, Croydon and

Sun 10th mass at 10.00am for P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL: Annual Church Gate collection on 9th/10th December.

CHRISTMAS CARDS/MASS BOUQUETS: are available in the Parish Office Moyvane, plus a nice selection of Christmas gifts along with ten copies of Eoin Hand’s book “First Hand – My Life and Irish Football”. These books are signed.

BEST WISHES to Kiera O’Sullivan who sang and played the guitar at Mass on Sunday.

AN ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE – will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Steeple Road, Tarbert on Friday 8th Dec. at 7pm.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE is on the 7th December 7.30pm in the Parish Church, Listowel.

CONGRATULATIONS to Saint John of God Kerry Services who are celebrating over 3 decades of providing support to men, women and children with intellectual disabilities across the county”

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE AT Rose Hotel on Tuesday 12th December at 7.30 p.m. Guest Speaker Katie Ascough former UCD Student Union President.

ICA: wish to thank all the families who ‘supported local’ and visited Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Family Fun Day recently. The children were fascinated by Tommy the Magician & Co. in the Magic Corner! There was a great buzz in the hall. A special thanks to our Sponsors for draw prizes. 1st prize – Hamper worth €100 sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-op won by Conor Flaherty Ballyguiltenane, 2nd Prize Turkey sponsored by Tom & Eileen Roche, Glin Road, won by Denis McCarthy. 3rd Prize Ham sponsored by Noel Stack Butcher won by Nora Fitzmaurice, Leitrim M and 4th Prize – Christmas cake made by Noreen Roche, Ahalahana was won by Sinéad Kearney, Murhur. Thanks to Holly’s Gala and to the Marian Hall Committee and especially Catherine.

SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE: wish to thank all who attended their annual Christmas Party. A special thanks to Fr. Kevin for celebrating Mass with us. This party would not be the success it is without every business in the Parish supporting us with spot prizes etc., and the continued support of our main sponsors Newtownsandes Co-Op, Irish Wire, ICA Guild, Development Association and the Marian Hall Committee. We wish each and everyone a Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: On Saturday 9th December at 8.30pm (after Mass), the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on by Santa. Why not come along and enjoy the fun with Christmas Carols etc.

JOURNAL: Ballydonoghue Journal is now available locally.

BAZAAR: Listowel Mission Bazaar is on Dec. 8th and 9th.

CONGRATULATIONS to Norma and Willie Leahy of Knockanure who won the County Kerry, Best Emerging Artisan Award in the dairy category for stained Kefir at Listowel Food Fair 2017.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL“Orientation Day for Presentation Secondary School Listowel is on Friday 8th December 2017 from 9.00am – 3.20pm. For further information please contact the office on 068 21452.”

THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION Will hold a Christmas Sale at its shop in William St., on Thursday morning 7th December.

POST NATAL DEPRESSION SUPPORT Christmas meeting, Wed December 6th from 8-10pm at Listowel Family Resource Centre to include a presentation by Niamh Smith of Colour me Beautiful and finger food will also be provided.

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS DURING ADVENT Adoration will continue every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm.

CHRISTMAS MASS IN WRITERS GROVE on Tuesday evening next, 5th December at 6.00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS MASS FOR WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION: Wednesday next ( Dec. 6th ) at 12.30 their Centre.

CHRISTMAS MASS FOR KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS: in their Centre on Thursday next (Dec. 7th ) at 2.00 p.m. All are welcome.

ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL KILLARNEY: Liam Lawton Concert 19th December at 7 p.m.

FRIARY CHURCH KILLARNEY: Tommy Fleming Concert 14th December at 7 p.m.

KERRY CHORAL UNION presents O Holy Night with Miriam Murphy, Soprano. Sunday 10th December, at 7.30pm. St. John the Baptist Church, Castle Street, Tralee.

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION. Christmas Craft Fair on Sun 10th Dec in the church stables from 2pm to 5pm.

GLÓRACH NEWS: Bingo continues every Monday at 8.30 pm at the Glórach The classic film screening returns on Wednesday, December 6 with our showing of the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, the film starts at 8 pm.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA CAKE SALE: The annual cake sale for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 10 from 10-1pm at St. Ita’s Hall.

NEWS FROM BRUACH NA CARRAIGE ROCKCHAPEL: The Rockchapel Comhaltas based group Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra will present "Pulses of a Thousand Years" at Siamsa Tire on Sunday, December 10 beginning at 8pm. This is a traditional music journey through the history of Ireland from the arrival of An Tuaithe De Danann to the 1916 rising. It will present many old tunes starting with the first tune written in Ireland from the book of William Ballett published in 1583 and many of our old and forgotten dances. All proceeds will go to Brosna Parish Church renovation fund. Then on Thursday, December 14 at 8pm. Bruach Na Carraige will host a night of Christmas baking with celebrity chef Frank Moynihan.

PADRE PIO devotions in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, December 19th (3rd Tuesday).

Devotions will commence at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction. The witness will be given by John Greene, former Radio Kerry Presenter and now with Cork 103FM.

LIXNAW TURKEY TROT 5KM family fun run takes place on Sunday December 17th at 12pm.

ST JOHN’S: Sun 3rd BEAUTIFUL NORTH KERRY. An exhibition of painting by Bob Scott. Opening at 7pm with Billy Keane, Exhibition on view till 22nd December. All Welcome.

Tues 5th THE MIDWIFE- FILM CLUB. Directed by Martin Provost and featuring Catherine Deneuve, The film is a crowd pleaser about friendship, endurance and forgiveness. In Association with Access Cinema.

Fri 8th DECLAN O ROURKE.This concert features Declan along with seven musicians and actors (including John Sheahan) who will perform songs from Declan’s new album, “Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine”.

Sat 9th REMEMBERING FRANK. An evening of music, songs and stories as friends, relations and acquaintances recall the late Frank O Carroll from Tullahinell, Dublin and Listowel where in recent years he delighted in the company of old pros and emerging writers.

Tues 12th – Thu 14th PETER PAN. Theatrix Stage School end of term performance directed by Jo Jordon.

Fri 15th CLARE KEANE SINGS CHRISTMAS “ With a little help from her friends” – Mickey McConnell, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Audrey O Carroll, Billy Keane and more.

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT: Newbridge College, Co. Kildare for those aged 16-35 years. 8th—10th December 2017. Donation only. Free buses. ID required. For more details visit office .

WMOF Icon will visit Limerick Diocese 11-19 December for a Festival of Families. Newcastle West: Church of the Immaculate Conception 17-19 December

WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Wednesday 27th December at 12.30p.m.. Assembly is at the newly opened Longcourt House Hotel (formerly the Courtenay Lodge), St. Mary’s Road, Newcastle West. The hotel is on the N21 and the public bus services stop alongside it. Walkers will be transferred by courtesy coach to Barnagh from where they will walk the 6 miles[10km], all downhill and mostly along the old railway, back to the Longcourt House where they can enjoy seasonal mince pies, whipped cream and tea/coffee at their leisure.

BOOK: Great Southern Trail Limited’s newly published "Limerick & Kerry Railway: Twilight Years" by Liam O’Mahony which is laden with information about the Greenway’s railway history. It is not alone a personal memoir by Liam of the 1950’s to 1980’s railway finale but also reproduces several historic documents. These include a list of the 300 or so shareholders (many of which names are still to be found locally) in the Rathkeale & Newcastle Junction Railway Company which built the line to those towns 150 years ago. Another historic gem which is included is a chapter from "Through the Green Isle"; a Victorian era travel guide which extolled the historic attractions of Adare, Askeaton, Foynes, Ballybunion and Ardfert along with the then newly operational Lartigue railway in Listowel. Liam’s book is very well illustrated with thirty of the photographs being in colour. Twenty full colour railway posters advertising excursion trains to Dublin, Thurles, Cork, Killarney, Knock Shrine and Listowel Races during the 1950’s to the 1970’s will bring back memories to many.

THOUGHT: I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are yet to come.

I looked back and saw my father and his father and all our fathers, and in front to see my son and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond.

And their eyes were my eyes.

As I felt, so they had felt and were to feel, as then, as now, as tomorrow and forever.

I was not afraid anymore, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and had no end.

SISTERS: Sisters of St Louis; Historical Background and Formation in Ghana

In 1842, Abbé Louis Marie Eugène Bautain founded the Institute of the Sisters of Saint Louis in July, France, with inspiration from the ideals of three people. They sought to assist the sick and the youth after the French Revolution had led to massive poverty, ill health and lack of Christian education of the youth, among others.

In October, 1947, four Irish sisters namely; Joannes Hayes, Sheela Gillespie, Brid Mulhern and Joseph Mary Connolly arrived in Ghana on a mission which has borne fruit since then. Several other St. Louis sisters partook in this laudable mission. One of the significant results is the formation training of many Ghanaian young women who have continued from where the Irish sisters left off. The Ghanaian Sisters of Louis are into various professions and are committed to working in such areas as education, health care, sustainable agriculture and the environment; pastoral care and empowerment of women.

CHURCH: Irish Examiner 1841-current, Monday, October 12, 1953; Page: 6

Kerry Bishop Appeals For New Church Fund

HIS Lordship Most Rev. Dr. D. Moynihan, Bishop of Kerry, appealed for subscriptions towards the building of a new church when he addressed a capacity congregation at Moyvane Church, Co. Kerry, yesterday.

Speaking at the last Mass, his Lordship said a competent architect had reported to him that it would be waste of money to try to renovate the present church, it was in an advanced stale of dilapidation and long past economical repair or reconstruction. The architect, also inspected a site offered for the new church by Mr. Shine, a site for which his Lordship was most grateful, and which was found to be dry, relatively level and satisfactory.

Because the present church was bound to recall associations of a very intimate and sentimental character, many of the parishioners would not like to see the church demolished, but it must be remembered that it had had its day. It was over a hundred years old, being built in 1837 by Fr. Long, the Parish Priest of the time. That was a feat then because the people were very poor.

I am appealing then for the building of a new church, and I should tell you first of all that there are no parochial funds, because the church income in the two parishes of Knockanure and Moyvane is very small. There has been no church door collection in the parish and that is a pity because had there been, we would probably have the nucleus of a building fund now."

Thanks to the generosity of two former parish priests, however, continued his Lordship, they had some £9,000 to begin with. Fr. Sheehy, who died in 1908, left 60 shares in the National Bank, two-thirds of which he bequeathed to the church in Moyvane. Another parish priest, Fr. O’Keeffe, who died in this thirties, left £1,000 for Moyvane church also, and by paying all church expenses out of his own pocket, allowed the income to accumulate to a sum of £800.?. These sums were wisely invested by the late Dr. O’Brien (Bishop of Kerry) and their present value was £8,830, the redemption value amounting to £9,300.

That was a big sum, but only a fraction of what would be required. They wanted a commodious church, one that the parishioners would feel was as suitable a house of God as any in the country. They had got a preliminary design but if sufficient funds were not collected the design would have to be modified.

Asking the people to give as generously as they could, his Lordship said he had already got a subscription of £500 from the parish priest. There would be no collectors as he did not believe in taxing people to give to their church. What was given grudgingly brought no joy to the giver or receiver. However, he was confident the local people, as well as those away from the parish who had connections with it, would give generously to the fund.


On arrival, his Lordship was met by Very Rev. D. F. O’Sullivan, P.P., S.T.L., and before attending the Mass celebrated by Rev. M. O’Herlihy, C.C., he inspected a guard of honour of F.C.A. The Ballybunion Pipe Band was also in attendance.

At the earlier Masses the greetings of Fr. O’Sullivan to Dr. Moynihan on his first official visit as Bishop were read, and the hope expressed that at a later date they would have the pleasure of another visit from his Lordship, this time to lay the foundation stone of the new church.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, October 17, 1953; Page: 7

Bishops Appeal For New Church In Moyvane. (Section cut as it repeats the above report)


WE tender a real genuine Cead Mile Failte to our beloved Bishop on this, his first formal visit to our parish. We beg to assure his Lordship that we deeply appreciate the great honour he has conferred on us, in finding time,(amidst his many and varied engagements) to come here and make a personal appeal on behalf of our New Church so very urgently needed. As a result, of some fourteen years’ experience, I think I can bespeak for his Lordship a very attentive, intelligent and respectful hearing, as I feel convinced also that his earnest appeal will meet with a very ready and generous response.

May we look forward, therefore, to a, not, far distant date when, we shall welcome him again to lay the foundation stone and dedicate one other edifice in this ancient Diocese to the service of the All High and Holy God.

We trust, therefore, that we shall, all and, sundry, prove ourselves worthy of this happy occasion and of the signal honour our new Bishop has conferred on our parish, on its priests and its people.

The foregoing was read at the Masses in Moyvane on Sunday.

Dr. Moynihan retired, Dec. 5th 1975.

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THREE TENORS IN CONCERT: Moyvane Church, Tuesday 28th November at 8 p.m.

Playing up to 100 concerts annually in major venues throughout Ireland and the UK- Derek, Dominic and Shane gave us a night to remember!

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