Knockanure Notes -November 12th 2017

ST PIO devotions in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, November 21st (3rd Tuesday). Devotions will commence at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction. The witness will be given by Fr. Mossie Brick.

BEST WISHES to Yvonne Buckley of Knockanure and John Neville of Bedford who were married on 17th of November 2017 at Gougane Barra. The bride is daughter of Gerard and Mary Buckley and the groom is son of Mai and the late Alf Nevile.

MOYANE CHURCH Concert with The Three Tenors –Tuesday 28th Nov. at 8pm.

PREPARING FOR THE THREE TENORS; All who are prepared to help with our second Church Concert staring THE THREE TENORS are invited to attend a meeting in Murhur National School on Wednesday 15th at 8.30pm.

DRAW: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €5700 jackpot for Friday 10th of November. Numbers drawn were 7, 8, 20, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Willy Murphy, c/o Thady – The Ploughman; 2. Willie Pearce, 24. Woodgrove, Moyvane; 3. Jim Mulvihill, c/o Dick’s; 4. Tom O’Connell, Woodford, Listowel and 5. Helen O’Brien, Scrahan, Duagh. Next jackpot will be up to €5800 with draw to be held on Friday 17th November. The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to thank all those who continue to support our Lotto which creates funds for the development of the football field.

CLOTHES: The Knockanure GAA Football Club Clothes Collection is running again this year. Beginning this Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th November, unwanted reusable clothes can be delivered to the GAA Clubhouse Knockanure between the hours 9am – 6pm on both days and this will run on the Tuesday & Wednesday for coming weeks. Last days for collections will be posted here under Knockanure GAA notes as dates come closer.

AGM of Moyvane Knockanure Graveyard Committee takes place on Monday 20th Nov. at 8pm in the Marian Hall, all members asked to attend and new members welcome.

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure Mass on 13th Nov. at 12noon for all our deceased (Holy Souls) All welcome to attend this Mass – however if you plan to stay for meal & music phone 068/49799.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Mary Tarrant, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins, Gus Cremins, Harold Sheahan, Nora McMahon, Kitty Murphy, Michael Scanlon, Eileen Connell, Michael Lucid, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan, Mary O’Sullivan, Eugene O’Sullivan, Robert Corridan, Peter Lewis Bridget O’Connor, Hannah Griffin, Tom Scanlon, Mossie O’Halloran, Agnes Fitzgerald, Mamie Kennelly, Mary Moloney, Norrie Brady, Rita Kelly, Mary O’Mahony, Bridie pace, Jeremiah Behan, Eileen O’Donoghue, Tess Fitzgerald, Liam Flaherty, Mass in Knockanure; Tues 14th at 10.00am for Holy Souls – November Parish List (note time); Wed 15th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls – November Parish List; Thurs 16th at 7.30pm for Michael Lane, Beenanaspig; Fri 17th at 7.30pm a Special Memorial Mass in memory of those whose Funerals took place in Knockanure Church, during the year, Kathleen O’Connor, Peggy Higgins, Tom Flavin, Ned & Mary Costello, Seán Nolan and Jimmy Moody. Mass Sun 19th at 10.00am for Eileen Holly, Ballybunion (Rec Dec).

MOYVANE CHURCH RE-OPENS SATURDAY 18TH Nov. Fr. Simon Twomey of Killarney will cut the ribbon, celebrate a blessing and share words with us. Then on Sunday 19th Bishop Ray will be the main celebrant at our 11am Mass. Mass on Sat 18th at 7.30pm for John Buckley, New Houses (Anni), his parents Jer & Lizzy, his brother Timmy & deceased of the Buckley & Kiely Families and on Sun 19th at 11.00am for Richard Sheehan, The Village.

MASS FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is on Saturday, November 18 and Mass in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated for all those who have lost their lives at 7pm. To mark this day Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday 19th November at 9am.

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses this weekend 11th/12th in aid of Irish Church Commissions & Agencies.

MOYVANE ICA: wish to acknowledge receipt of a grant from Kerry Co. Council under the 2017 Community Facilities scheme.

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS: Our Parish Christmas cards are on sale in the Parish Office

RED WEDNESDAY; Christians are asked to make Wednesday November 22nd ‘Red Wednesday’. We are asked to remember the witness of Christian Martyrs past and present by praying the Angelus at 12 and 6 O’Clock. Wearing a red tie or red scarf as a symbolic reminder of all Christians who have suffered and died for their faith. Have red lights on display in your home or place of work.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 13th November at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED Mass for the deceased members of the Listowel Active Retired will take place on Tuesday 14th November at 3pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.

BOOK: Best wishes to Eoin Hand, Glenalappa on the publication of his book ‘First Hand: My Life and Irish Football’ which was launched in Dublin recently. Autographed copies on sale in the Parish Office and in Woulfes Bookshop, Listowel.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY: Will take place on Sunday 19th Nov in the Marian Hall. Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner, music, dancing & afternoon tea. Book with Eileen 087/9313912, Ita 068 49569 or Maureen 068 49365. Spot prizes wold be greatly appreciated from the local business people.

VINTAGE: Many thanks to all who contributed to the collection for Pieta House on our recent Vintage Day. A cheque for €400 was forwarded to the Tralee Branch of Pieta House.

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB: would like to thank all who contributed to our recent Church Gate Collection in Knockanure, which amounted to €175. The Club decided to cancel the Moyvane collection due to the road works on the Glin Road.

MURHUR N.S: Used Clothes Collection for school funds. More bags – more money! Drop bags to the school office anytime. Collection date Wednesday 22nd November 9am.

ROADS: L1020 (Ahavoher Graveyard to N69 junction at Skehanierin. Coilagurteen Road). Road closure in place. Road open at night and at weekends. Local access facilitated + diversion in place. Moyvane. Pipeline testing and reinstatement within the village. Traffic management will be via traffic light controlled shuttle system.

CONCERN Fast on Nov 23rd 2017, details from 1850 50 50 55.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “From the green fields of Tarbert to death on the battlefields of France and Flanders” – the story of 12 young men from Tarbert who died in the First World War. – Told by Patrick Lynch at the Bridewell, Sat. 18th Nov. at 7.30pm. Everybody welcome.

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX presents "A Christmas Concert" with Kerry Choral Union at St. Bridgid’s National School Hall, Duagh on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 7.30pm

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Alzheimer carers support group will meet on Tuesday 14th Nov at 12.30pm. For all information regarding upcoming courses at the Family Resource Centre, more from 068 23584.

KERRY PARENTS &FRIENDS presents Lip along to the Song on Saturday 18th November at 8 pm in the Community Centre Listowel. Join us for a night of music and fun. Tickets can be bought in the Centre and at Con Dillon’s Bar.

UNVEILING COMMERATION PLAQUE at Listowel District Hospital Chapel and commemorates the Hospital Chapel as being the last remaining link to the Listowel Workhouse. Guest Speakers, all are welcome to this event and for a ‘cuppa’ afterwards in the Ard Curam Daycare Centre. On Saturday Nov. 18th at 2.30pm.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 15 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex.

FEALEBRIDGE AND HEADLEY’S BRIDGE will hold their 48th Annual Social on Friday, December 1 at The Devon Inn, Templeglantine.

BUS to Clonfert on Sunday Nov 19th leaves NCW at 9am, details from 069 62306.

GLORACH NEWS: Bingo continues every Monday night at 8.30 pm. Drama, The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley by Jimmy Keary, The play opens on Tuesday, November 21 and continues on Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25, Sunday 26, Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30.

TARBERT DRAMA – It is drama time again and a great night’s entertainment is planned for audiences on Saturday and Sunday, November 18th and 19th next, at Tarbert Community Centre. The actors of Tarbert Theatre Players bring you two plays, both comedies, Marrying Mary and Cassidy’s Chair. Both plays will be performed each night either side of a refreshments interval. The tickets sell out quickly. To book your seat, please call in to Eithne at the chemist shop or telephone her on 068 36238. The plays will also be performed at St John’s Listowel on Friday and Saturday November 24th and 25th. To book for the Listowel venue, please call Joe on 068 22566.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) – TARBERT GROUP – The Tarbert AA Group is holding an open public meeting on Thur. 23rd Nov. at 8.45pm in the Community Centre to celebrate our15th Anniversary. The Group’s first closed AA meeting was held in Tarbert on the 23rd Nov. 2002. Come along and hear how AA in Ireland has evolved since its first meeting in Dublin in 1946. An audio visual presentation, by our fellow AA member Tom H from the Limerick City groups, will outline what happened then and how AA got to where we are today. As with all AA groups/members, our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help the still suffering alcoholic who has a desire to stop drinking. A warm welcome is assured and we encourage all members of the public to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

FR LIAM LAWTON in concert (with Desmond College choir) in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West, on Thurs. Nov. 30th.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Healing in the Spirit: Fr. Jim McManus, C. Ss.R., Two day healing retreat on Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th December from 10am – 4pm. Book Now: 066 7134276.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN KNOCKANURE CHURCH: Tuesday 10am to 6pm (Knockanure Group) Wednesday 10am to 7pm (Moyvane Group).

ST JOHN’S: Sunday 12 to Thursday 16th, Love or Land a drama bases on a bachelor farmer who inherits money, local cast; Fri 17th Heroes, Opera/dance performed by John Scott; Sat. 18th a film from Fis na hOige, details from 068 22566.

DRYING Clothes indoors could affect health of Asthmatics, more information from 1800 44 54 64.

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice was at Newcastlewest Library during Children’s Book Festival 2017.

WINTER WONDERLAND: from Friday, November 17 – Sunday, January 7 the annual Noonan family charity fundraiser will illuminate the hills over Templeglantine.

MARRIAGE Encounter Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rediscover the joy of their love. The next Residential Weekend will be from 17 to 19-Nov-2017 at The Lake Hotel, Killarney. For info. and to book, visit or call (086) 6095168 or 064 6644319.

ROSARY on the Coasts for Life and Faith" will be held on Sunday 26 November, the Feast of Christ the King. The prayer at the coasts will begin at 2:30pm. It will not take long. For Rosary Locations, see

IRAQI CHRISTMAS DINNER In aide of St. John of God Kerry Services. On Saturday 2nd December 7pm. to 10pm. at Scribes, Church St. Listowel. Includes Mulled Wine Reception & 4 Course Meal with great spot prizes on the night. Tickets €50 & can be got in the Listowel Parish Office, all proceeds will go to St. John of God Kerry Services.

KNOCK SHIRNE NIGHT VIGIL December 7th. Vigil programme 10pm, 12am. Vigil in Basilica & 4am. Concelebrated Mass. Coach leaves Listowel 4.30pm. contact Fitzpatrick’s on 068-21707 or 0873966399.

COOKING AND NUTRITION Fetac Level 3 Starting 16th Nov. 9.30 – 1pm With Award Winning Chef John Casey This course is FREE to anyone in Receipt of a Social Welfare Payment. Contact Bridie Mulvihill for details on 068 23584.

PREPARING FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS EXAMS; Ordinary Leaving Certificate Maths Grinds available in North Kerry College of Further Education, Listowel. (5 week course) Wednesdays 7 – 8.30 pm from November 15th to December 13th. COST 70 euro per student. Class size limited so early booking is advised. These 6th year Maths grinds will help students to improve their exam grades by addressing exam paper problem areas and boosting confidence with problem solving strategies and techniques. Our experienced and skilled teacher, Michelle Buckley, will respond to the needs of the students and adapt to their learning styles. Please contact Maria FitzGerald on maria.fitzgerald for further information.

CONFERENCE: World nZEB Forum, 15-16 November, Wexford. Tickets to the World nZEB Forum are priced at €285, and €255 for discounted tickets for members of various professional associations. Anyone planning, designing or building a new building in Europe needs to learn urgently about nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs) – and the World nZEB Forum in Wexford is an ideal opportunity to learn from Irish and international experts in the field.

WEST LIMERICK HERITAGE NETWORK JOURNAL is now on sale in local shops.

PERHAPS, if we could see the splendour of the land to which our loved ones are called from you and me – WE’D UNDERSTAND Perhaps, if we could hear the welcome they receive from old familiar voices – all so dear – WE WOULD NOT GRIEVE Perhaps, if we could know the reason why they went we’d smile – and wipe away the tears that flow WE’D WAIT CONTENT.

ASKING the wrong question was on every type of media last week, nobody thought of asking the children, the impact on them.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 28, 1958; Page: 9


THE Summer Federation meeting of Kerry I.C.A. was held last Saturday in the Muintir na Tire Hall, Ballybunion, There were delegates from Killarney, Listowel, Tralee, Cloghane, Castlemaine, Castleisland, Slieveawadra, Moyvane and Ballybunion.

The Secretary and Treasurer were unavoidably absent and were deputised for by Mrs. E. O’Keefle, Killarney, and Mrs. C. Casey, N.T. Tralee. Mrs. T. Mulvihill, N.T., President of Ballybunion Guild welcomed the delegates to Ballybunion. Mrs. K. Ahern, Federation President, presided. The meeting opened with a prayer in Irish, followed by the sinking of "My Land." The President then announced that since the last Federation meeting guilds had been opened in Causewav and Abbeydorney. KERRY BANNER On display was the new Kerry I.C.A. banner, designed and executed in tweed by Miss Miranda Scully. It represents St. Brendan, Kerry’s patron saint, holding in his left hand a map of the American Continent. Framing him is an old Romanesque Doorway. Behind that again rises Mount Brandon, with its winding path, leading to Beehive Cells. Adding atmosphere and character to the setting are gulls, gannets and a primitive currach.

In her Grianan News, Mrs. Ahern paid tribute to the many people in Tearmonfecin and surroundings who did Trojan work on the day of the Fete, She congratulated the guilds on the generous support they had given, especially Kenmare, who organised the county raffle for a length of tweed, and forwarded as a result £28-8-8 for Travel Aid Fund. Killarney and Tralee T.A.s reported that each hoped to have a week at An Grianan and the other guilds are preparing for a Kerry week after Listowel Races. Killarney was congratulated on representing the county for the E.G. Trophy and only for the handicap they suffered as a T.A. were the area winners.


Excellent guild reports were given by Mrs. Mulvihill, President Ballybunion Guild, Mrs. Noonan, President Moyvane and Mrs. S. McKenna, Secretary Listowel. They showed that those guilds were in a healthy and active state and a credit to their county and the association.

Mrs. Ahem proposed that now that the county had got over most of its growing pains that the time had come for farming out some of the Federation work to various guilds and for the formation of sub-committees to deal with roadside garden competitions, county shows, inter-Federation Competitions and the E.G. Trophy.

SCHOLARSHIPS A vote of thanks from the county was passed to Kosangas for presenting twenty-eight Grianan scholarships—one for each Federation. Nominations were invited before September, to fill five county offices viz. President, Press Correspondent, Teachta and Leas Teachta Grianan, International Officer. It was regretted that Miss Crowley’s visit to Kerry had to be postponed owing to the tourist season.

BRANNRA WINNERS The following were presented with Brannra’s; Mrs. McGuire, Killarney—rushwork; Mrs. Turner, do,—knitting; Mrs. J. Kelly, do.— rushwork; Mrs. Sweeney, do.— rushwork; Mrs. -Boyle, do.— machine sewing; Miss J. Hasset, Tralee—skin curing. Mrs. C. Casey, N.T., President, Tralee T.A., proposed a vote of thanks to Ballybunion Guild for acting as hostesses for the meeting. Next meeting, September 27; Probable venue—Castlemaine.

NSW Prisoners

Killorglin Railway

Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954)

Thu 11 Oct 1951 Page 8

Old Confraternity Recalled by Medal Found Under House

THE medal of a religious sodality which functioned in Victoria for many years but which has now

been superseded by the Holy Name Society and other organizations, was found under the flooring

of a house in Harkness-street, Bendigo, recently. It was an oval medallion of the "Arch confraternity

of the Holy Family," founded more than 100 years ago, and which had thousands of members in the different colonies of Australia before Federation.

The medal, made to be worn on a chain or ribbon, was struck by "O’Connor of Limerick," and

bears a relief of the Holy Family with the words "Arch confraternity of the Holy Family" on the reverse side. Across the medallion is inscribed "Established by Pope Pius IX, April, 1847."

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