Knockanure Notes-November 19th 2017

PADRE Pio devotions, Lixnaw on Tuesday, November 21st (3rd Tuesday). at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction. The witness will be given by Fr. Mossie Brick.

MOYANE CHURCH (RESTORATION) Concert with The Three Tenors – Super concert. Tuesday 28th Nov. at 8pm.

MOYVANE ICA FAMILY FUN DAY: is on Sunday 26th November 2pm to 4:30pm at the Marian Hall. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and you can try and ‘trick’ Tommy the Magician in the Magic Corner. Lots of prizes to be won in the draw! So come along for an afternoon of fun and games!

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE AGM: will be held in the Marian Hall on Monday evening 20th at 8pm. All committee members are asked to attend and new members welcome.

MEMORIAL MASS: will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients, Listowel in St Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday, 22nd November at 8pm. All welcome.

ROSARY ON THE COAST FOR LIFE AND FAITH: will be prayed on Sunday 26th November – The Feast of Christ the King on the beach in Ballybunion. It starts at 2.30pm.

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

DRAW: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 17th November 2017. There was no winner of the €5800 jackpot on Friday 17th November. Numbers drawn were 3, 4, 13, and 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Mary Leahy, 11. Willowbrook, Listowel; 2. Marcella & Anne, Ballygologue, Listowel; 3. Anne Stack, c/o T. Collins, Lisaniska; 4. Neilus Clancy, Knockanure and 5. Stephen Shields, Carrigkerry. Next draw to be held on Friday 24th November with jackpot up to €5900.

SCOR NA BPAISTI: Congratulations to Diarmuid O’ Connor who is North Kerry Champion in the Recitation Category of Scor na bPaisti.

DEATH took place on Monday 13th November 2017 of Robert J Connor, New Jersey and Kilbaha, Moyvane, and Galway. Survived by his wife Marie (nee Stack), he was father of Margaret (Maltby) Eileen (Bernau), Katie and John and grandfather of Grace, Jack & Julia Maltby and Delia, Luke and Connor Bernau, nieces, Mary Abberton, Deirdre Walsh and Eithne Henry, nephews Mait, Ruairi, Conchur and Colm O’Bradaigh and Alex, Luke (deceased) Jimmy and Patrick O’ Connor, sons-in-law: David Maltby & Eddie Bernau and daughter-in law Angela Hopson. Son of the late Luke and Barbara Connor (Galway). Brother of James and his wife Mary (both deceased) and Patricia Uí Bhrádaigh and her late husband Ruairi, in-laws Eileen & Paudie Hanrahan, John & Mary Stack, Maurice & Betsy Stack, Eddie & Mary Stack and their families.

Requiem Mass for Robert was celebrated on Wednesday, at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure. Celebrants were Fr. McNamara, Fr. Nolan and Fr. O’Callaghan. Gerard and Stephen Donegan, sang the hymns. Robert was born in 1938, went to USA 55 years ago and married Marie in 1965.

DEATH took place on the 11th of November 2017 of Elizabeth O’Connor (née Sheehy) Irish Islandganniv, Greenville, Listowel. Pre-deceased by her husband Timothy, sisters Bridie (2014), Sheila (died 2000), Sr. Claude Died 2003) and Sr. Anne, brothers Patrick and John,(Died 2007). Survived by her daughters, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, in-laws, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Elizabeth O’Connor was celebrated on 13th November, in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards in Knockanure Old Cemetery. Elizabeth was daughter of James Sheehy and Kathleen Sullivan of Aughrim, Moyvane.

DEATH: Tom Barrett of Knockdown has passed away recently at Southgate, London, whose funeral took place in England on Fri 17th. November 2017. Sympathies to all the Barrett and Sheahan families. Tom was son of late Tom and Catherine Barrett of Knockdown. His Siblings include, the late Patrick (died USA 2012), Joe Barrett Knockanure, Bernadette Dalton Glin, Phil Fealey Ballybunion, Denis USA, Jet, Ben, and Moss Barrett.

DEATH took place on November 14th 2017 of Michael White of Bandon, Kinsale, (M.R.C.V.S,) Garrettstown and late of Athea.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. John O’Flaherty, David Hegarty, Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Maureen Scollard, Padraig Tydings, Noreen McElligott, Margaret Halpin, Noreen Broderick, Richie Martin, Ned Bunce, Michael Joe Flaherty, Liam Collins, Brendan Ferriter, Con Riordan, Fr. John Horan, Mary Harnett, Mary O’Hanlon, Joan Mullane, John Timothy Soules, Bridie Robinson, Jim Hudson, Fr. Leo Danaher, Joan Gaire, Donal Foley, Fr. Michael O’Leary, Mairead Carmody, Maura Gallahue, John Buckley, Tom Woulfe, Sr. Baptist Kennelly, Mass in Moyvane for all who died from Nov 2016 to Nov 2017: Jim Hudson, Noreen O’Connor, Mary Nolan, Eamon Pelican, Moyvane, Bridie Stackpoole, Richie Brosnan, Tom Moore, Tom Sheehan, Mary Stack, Liam Foley, Jack Martin Mulvihill, Pat Mulvihill; Fri 24th at 7.30pm for Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle; Sat 25th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim; Sun 26th at 11.00am mass for Mike Joe O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass in Knockanure on Tues 21st at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November List) Wed 22nd at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November List) Thurs 23rd at 7.30pmHoly Souls (November List). Mass on Sun 26th at 10.00am for Mary Blakeman (née Mangan) Leitrim Middle & UK(Rec Dec) (sister to Martha Enright)

VISITORS: . Fr. Simon Twomey, Killarney on Saturday for Vigil Mass and then on Sunday morning for 11am Mass, we has Bishop Ray, to mark the completion of painting of Moyvane Church. The Moyvane Choir both senior and junior were great.

NOVEMBER MASS FOR DEAD: The annual Bereavement Mass will be celebrated in Abbeyfeale Church on Friday, November 24 at 7pm. The late Donal Walsh’s mother, Elma will speak at the Mass.

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with Fr. Kevin.

BOOK: Brenda Fitzmaurice and Mary Kennelly have produced a book called Splinters, it is available locally.

TALK: Gerard Collins will give a talk at the Thomas Fitzgerald Centre, Bruff on Nov 22nd at 7.30pm in memory of John F Kennedy.

FAIRDAY in Glin on Dec. 2nd.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE, Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse are holding a fundraiser on Sunday, November 26 next. Music by Noel Cronin.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY: Are you an Adult Learner?. Post Grad, Under Grad, PLC, Online student or Distant Learner?. If so Listowel Library is starting a support group in the Library for such individuals. There will be a launch evening on Thursday November 23rd at 7 PM. where more information will be available to people who feel isolated whilst studying but would like to meet up and tie in with other like-minded people in the same situation. This will be a support network for adult learners going forward. Free event all welcome.

GLORACH Theatre Presents a 3 act Comedy-The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley. Opening on Tuesday, November 21st and continuing on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th & 30th November. To book seats please call 087-1383940.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT: Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262

FR. LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT: Newcastle West and District Lions Club present Fr. Liam Lawton in concert (with Desmond College choir) in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West, on Thursday, November 30. Doors open at 7.30; concert at 8.00pm.

ADULT SIGN LANGUAGE: A class in Adult sign language class has commenced in St. Ita’s Hall and will continue every Tuesday from 7.30pm – 9pm. This is a basic course for beginners to be followed by Level 1. For further information contact Breda on 087 7715734.

KERRY CHORAL UNION CONCERT: Duagh Sports Complex presents "A Christmas Concert" with Kerry Choral Union at St.Bridgets National School Hall, Duagh on Sunday, November 26 at 7.30pm.

FEALEBRIDGE AND HEADLEY’S BRIDGE SOCIAL: Fealebridge and Headley’s Bridge Co-Op will hold their 48th Annual Social on Friday, December 1 at The Devon Inn, Templeglantine.

PRAYER MEETING: St. Mary’s church, Knocknagoshel is the venue for Moss and Janice Carrig’s prayer meeting on Sunday, November 26 at 3pm. All welcome, further information on 087 1445072.

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. All donations of home baking are very much appreciated.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: It will soon be time to light up the town for Christmas and the afternoon tea dancers in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse are holding a fundraiser for them on Sunday, November 26 next. Music by Noel Cronin, teas served, mega raffle. Dancing 3-6pm. Admission €5. Hope to see you all there.

CARD GAME: Meenkilly school card game every Tuesday 9pm sharp.

ABBEYFEALE CRAFTY CORNER: Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education & Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 9707989.

DUAGH FAMILY CENTRE: Free computer classes will be held in the Family Centre. Places are

Available for this free and informal training. Contact 068 45333 to book a place.

PARENTING CLASS: A free parenting class is held each Tuesday at 10.30am in St. Josephs Centre (Dennehys) Duagh Village.

FOOD BANK OPENS: The Street Life Food Bank will provide food for families and individuals in West Limerick. The Bank will be open on Fridays at the Newcastle West Bible Fellowship, North Quay from 10am. If you or someone you know is struggling to feed their family then the Street Life Food Bank is there to help. Further information from 086 2157975.

ST JOHN’S; 24th and 25th , play, Cassidy’s Chair and Marrying Mary presented by Tarbert Theatre Players; Monday 27th Typecast/Replaced, a Youth Theatre Production; Tuesday 28thMolsky’s Mountain Drifters, from New York/ Boston, more from 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.

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.

RED WEDNESDAY: On Wednesday, November 22 2017, in order to promote awareness and solidarity with persecuted Christians, we have been invited by Archbishop Eamon Martin and A.C.N Ireland to pray the Angelus at 12pm and 6pm in remembrance of both past and present martyrs and to wear a red tie or a red scarf as a symbolic reminder of all Christians who have suffered and died for their Christian faith. Red Wednesday will see many landmarks illuminated in red worldwide, including Armagh Cathedral.

ST. ITA’S DAYCARE CENTRE: The Day Care Centre located near the Church and beside the Glórach Theatre hosts two open days every week. An open invitation has been issued to anyone who would like to join them for a four course lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays followed by dancing, bingo, cards and afternoon tea. They also say that the Day Care Centre Bus and care are available to provide transport where possible.

MY SILVER RIVER FEALE: The debut CD by talented local singer Eibhlin Broderick is available for sale in Ann Lyons’s The Square.

WEST LIMERICK HERITAGE NETWORK JOURNAL: The Networks second journal is now on sale, It comprises 32 articles relating to local history and local people.

NEW MOON was on 18th November.

KILLAHENNY HERITAGE AND ARTS SOCIETY are unveiling a statue to honour Mary Young for her immense contribution to Ballybunion on Sunday 26th November at St. John’s Church Ballybunion at 12.15 p.m. All are welcome.

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: will take place from Friday – Sunday, December 1st – 3rd at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.

PULSES OF A THOUSAND YEARS: A Musical Journey Through The History of Ireland. Ceoltóiri Sliabh Luachra, in Siamsa Tíre on Sunday December 10th at 8pm. All proceeds will go towards St. Carthage Church, Brosna.

CHORAL NIGHT in aid of St. Joseph’s Secondary School will take place in St. John’s Church Ballybunion on 3rd December.

VOLUNTEERS: Would YOU like to make a difference? You could benefit by participating in a positive and rewarding experience. Your local Chernobyl Group is actively seeking new host families to host children from Belarus for 2 or 4 weeks in the summer of 2018. An Information Meeting will be held in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Monday 27th Nov. at 7.30pm. For further information, please contact: Bridie – 087 9013784 or Theresa – 085 1555029

AWARE the national organisation providing support, education and information services for those impacted by depression and bipolar disorder, is urgently seeking 100 new volunteers across its four support services Support Line, Support Mail, Support & Self Care Groups and Life Skills Online. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. For more information, please visit or call 01 6617211.

POPE Francis has inaugurated a “World Day of the Poor”. The First celebration of that

Day occurs on November 19th. Pope Francis wants us already this coming week to reach out to the Poor around us. He writes, “It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.”

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT: will take place in Newbridge, Kildare from 8th to 10th December. Full details on office

PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE: will be held on Sunday, 3rd December in the RDS, Dublin 4 from 1pm-4.30pm will feature a number of excellent speakers from Ireland and overseas including former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson. Attendees will hear from families who credit the 8th Amendment with their children being alive today. Attendance is free but seating will be limited. You can register online at

THOUGHT: He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.

-William Law. : It is not the glorious battlements, the painted windows, the crouching gargoyles that support a building, but the stones that lie unseen in or upon the earth. It is often those who are despised and trampled on that bear up the weight of a whole nation.- John Owen.

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.- Jim Elliot.

CHAPLAINS WW1; The work of fearless Catholic Chaplains during World War 1 will be the theme of Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society’s end of season Lecture in Killarney Library on Tuesday 21st November next at 7.30pm. Mallow- based author and historian Canon Gerard Casey will explore the extraordinary War Front ministry of this group of daring priests including some Kerry men. Among them was Killarney native Fr. Donal O’Sullivan who was killed in the Battle of the Somme during July 1916. Fr. Donal left his teaching post in St. Brendan’s Seminary to serve his fellow countrymen in the green fields of France where he is laid to rest. Fáilte roimh cách.

MUSEUM: Old Irish Ways” Folk and Heritage Museum near Bruff. Denis O’Connor has been collecting thousands of antique, historical and novel items over the years and has incorporated them into this museum in what used to be a shed at the back of his dwelling house. Situated not too far from Lough Gur it had the effect of transporting the group back in time; some items dated back to pre-famine times. There is a cobbler room, a schoolroom, an old kitchen, a bar, a country shop and much more.

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, November 21, 1975; Page: 5

HEARTY congratulations to Mr. Con M. O’Connell, Kilbaha on reaching his one hundred years, At the birthday party he sat up in the kitchen and spoke to relatives and old friends… Some friends came from as far as Ballyheigue. He told his daughter Dora, Mrs. M. Ahern, "to give everyone a good time". He was presented with the president’s cheque for £50 by Fr. Wm. O’Brien, P.P., Moyvane. He enjoyed great health all his life and never knew what it was to get a pain in his head, and took the first pill in his life not two years ago. His charity was unbounded as he made hundreds of calls for a priest or a doctor on his horse, in all kinds of weather. If I may borrow here a few lines from, his friend,- Mr. Frank Thornton, of Chicago: Kilbaha West was surely blessed To have such man as you,, A heart of gold, great deeds untold. A neighbour tried, and true.

It was with much apprehension that I learned at the time of writing, on Monday, that Con was suffering from a heavy chill. It will, I think, surprise the family to know that Con is remembered in the daily prayers of Knockanure schoolchildren.

A..G..M. ‘The Knockanure C.C.E. will hold their annual, general meeting on Friday, November 28. This branch, would welcome new members on that, night.

REVIVED—’Following a letter by Mrs. Ds. McElligott to Headquarters in Dublin, a branch of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association was started here last week. Twenty-seven women attended and the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Ds. McElligott; Secretary, Mrs. Ml. Dwyer; Treasurer, Mrs. C. J. Shine, Kilbaha. Committee, Mrs. Paddy Mulvihill, Leitrim West; Mrs. P. Hanrahan, Kilbaha; Mrs, Ds. McEvoy, Aughrim; Mrs. Sean Stokes, Knockanure; Mrs, Stevie Stack, Moyvane South. New members are welcome,

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, July 03, 1981; Page: 27

Sr. Berchmans, a member of the Presentation Convent community In Listowel, this week celebrated her 105th birthday.

Reaching t h e milestone makes the Croom-born nun the oldest in the Order and, possibly, the world.

S r. Berchmans joined the Listowel, community when, she was 19—that was in 1895—and has been in it ever since.

Up to 18 months ago she walked up and down, two flights of stairs to her room on the first floor of the convent building. However, she hurt her leg and has been largely confined to her room since then.

She attributes her long life to "God’s will." She eats regular, simple meals and spends her time writing, reading and saying her office and other prayers.

Her daily routine beings at 8.15 a.m. with Holy Communion and from, that until nightfall she has a busy schedule. She writes about three letters a day to relations and past pupils. Estimates of he Christmas mail puts the number of letters she writes at between, one and three hundred.

For her birthday on Monday, Sr. Berchmans received greetings and Mass bouquets from friends and, relations and members of the community joined in, a chorus of ‘"Happy Birthday" that evening.

Sr. Berchmans Cagney, who was 105 this week, (picture was taken in 1977 when, she was 101).

LINK: Below is link to a survey that Kerry County Council are currently doing regarding peoples opinions of all areas within Listowel Municipal District. This is not confined to Listowel, all towns, villages are included.

WAR: St Marys Cathedral Sculpture Commemorates Irish Soldiers in WW1

A new sculpture to commemorate the 35,000 men of the fifteen Irish Regiments, who made the supreme sacrifice during World War 1, was unveiled at St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick. The unveiling took place in conjunction with the annual service of remembrance.

I remember my best friend October 2017

Tom Boardman became a prisoner of war when British forces surrendered to Japan in Singapore in 1942. 23 October 2017, Tom, now aged 99, volunteered for service in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in 1939 and was detailed to go abroad in 1941.

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