Knockanure Notes -November 5th 2017

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 13th November 2017. Mass for the Holy Souls will be celebrated at 12pm. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome, important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

KNOCKANURE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: wish to acknowledge receipt of a grant from Kerry County Council’s under the ‘Community Facilities Capital Scheme’.

FOOD FAIR Listowel 9th to 13th November

BOOK: Eoin hand is launching his book “In First Hand- My Life and Irish Football”, he began playing for Swindon at the age of 18.

DRAW: Knockanure Football Club Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €5600 jackpot for Friday 3rd November 2017. Numbers drawn were 9, 14, 15, 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Pat O’Connor, Keylod; 2. Seamus O’Connor, Shanty Bar; 3. Marie Morrissey, 4. Maple Grove, Templeglantine; 4. James Mahony, Collins Park, Abbeyfeale and 5. Adams, 1. Fr. Casey Close, Abbeyfeale. Next weeks draw to be €5700 on Friday 10th November.

TREE of Remembrance will be on the Sanctuary for the month of the Holy Souls, you are invited to place the names of your deceased relatives on it. Tags are available.

DEATH: John Gerard McMahon, Carrueragh, Kilmorna, better known as Sean Nolan. Died peacefully in Oaklands Nursing Home. Sadly missed by his cousins Willie, George, Eileen, Monica and their families. Requiem Mass for Sean was celebrated on 30th October 2017 at Knockanure Church. Celebrants Fr. Kevin P.P. assisted by Fr. Brendan and Fr. Tom, Stevie Donegan provided the music. Burial afterwards in the Old Cemetery, Knockanure.

DEATH took place On October 29th, 2017 of Sr. Jarlath Kerrisk, Presentation Convent, Lixnaw, and formerly of Gortalassa, Firies, Dingle and Cork.

DEATH has occurred of James Moody of 23 Woodgrove, Moyvane. Formerly of Killmeady and England. James died on the 28th of October at his home. Sadly missed by his loving wife Betty, sisters Margaret and Mary, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends. Requiem Mass for James was celebrated on Wednesday, the 1st of November at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure.

Death of Mary McElligott (nee Power) Tower View Farm, Ballinageragh. On November 1st, 2017, wife of the late Jud. Survived by daughters Catherine and Hannah Hanrahan of Moyvane, sons Richard and Michael and their families and sister-in-law Sheila.

SYMPATHY to Martha Enright & Family, Leeds, UK on the death of her sister Mary Mangan, Leitrim Middle who died in England recently.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Mary Desmarois, Nan Sullivan, Nora Dillon, Austin Stack, Jerry O’Carroll, Mick Lane, Nora Moloney, Margaret Deenihan, Liam O’Connor, Peg Stack, Mary Dillane, James Walsh, Mary Ahern, Mary Langford, Mai Lane, John Eymard O’Connor, Mary Rose Carrig, Mary Kennelly, Mary Ellen Houlihan, Betty Histon, Peg Reidy, Grace Mary Brosnan, Paddy Flavin, Christina Scanlon, Sr. Veronica O’Neill, Billy Barry, Sr. Maria Kissane, Joe Scanlon, Sr. Eithne Finucane, Margaret Forde, Richard Cotter, Nuala O’Flaherty, Philomena McAuliffe, Helmuit Kostal. Mass in (Marian Hall) Tues 7th at 8.00pm for Deceased Members of the ICA; Sat 11th at 7.30pm for Mossie Meade, Glin (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure on Thurs 9th at 7.30pm for Michael Culhane; Fri 10th at 7.30pm for Tom Flavin, Trien (Months Mind); Sun 12th at 10.00am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure.

Mass in Moyvane Sun 12th at 11.00am for Special Intention (Sick)

Mass Knockanure Wed 8th at 7.30pm for Deceased on November Lists

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

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

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

TICKETS FOR THE THREE TENORS for our Advent Concert, can be obtained from the Parish Office, Post Office, Holly’s Gala and after all Masses

CONGRATULATIONS to Emily Pierse of Athea who won the Kerry Junior Women’s Cross Country championship held in Killorglin recently.

ROSARY will be prayed in Teampill Ban Famine Graveyard @3pm each Sunday during November. Everyone welcome.

THE ANNUAL LISTOWEL & NORTH KERRY W.W.1 REMEMBRANCE W.W.1 MASS; takes place on Sunday next (12th Nov. ) at our 11.30 a.m. Mass. This year, the short ceremony of remembrance will take place within the church immediately after the mass. All are welcome.

REMEMBRANCE – The Annual Remembrance Service, prayers and wreath laying in Tarbert to remember 14 young men from the parish who fought and died in two World Wars will be held on Sat. 11th Nov. at 11am at the Memorial Plaza. Everybody welcome.

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.

VISIT TO OUR CEMETERIES ON SUNDAY NEXT NOV. 12TH, Canon Declan will lead a short prayer service (lasting 10 minutes approx.) in each of Listowel graveyards where we will pray for all our dead buried in that cemetery. 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.00pm St. John Paul II Cemetery / 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery.

CONCERT: Fundraising Variety Concert in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Sunday 12th November from 7pm to 10pm.

MATERIAL for Athea Parish Journal is being collected.

Pro Life Workshop – How to win the Pro Life Argument – Weds 8 Nov 7.30 pm in Kerry Life & Family Centre, Park Lane Mews, Denny St, Tralee. Speakers: Paddy Manning & Michael O’Dwyer.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 066 7134276. Ardfert Historical Lecture Series – Luftwaffe over Kerry: The story of German wartime air crashes in Kerry during WW2 by Justin Horgan, Thurs. 9th Nov., 8.00pm-10.00pm.

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

RAMBLING HOUSE HOSTS BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR Kay Moloney nee O’ Donoghue, Croagh and formerly of Sugerhill, Tempaglantine will celebrate her 93rd Birthday at Benny Thade’s Rambling House on Monday, November 6 in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse.

WORLD Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on 18th Nov.

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: November 19 Community Alert’s 2nd. Annual Christmas Party which will be held this year in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale from 1-6pm.

ST. ITA’S DAYCARE CENTRE: The Day Care Centre located near the Church, Abbeyfeale 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.

JOHN COLLINS RUNS FOR MILFORD: John Collins, Clash is travelling to Athens to run in the Athens Authentic Marathon in Greece under the Banner of the Dromtrasna Challenge in aid of Milford Hospice Care Centre, on Sunday, November 12.

TARBERT: Mieke Vanmechelen, Kerry Filmmaker in Residence with Kerry County Council, has been working with students of Tarbert Comprehensive Secondary School since late September.

TRANSITION KERRY: Up for the Challenge? Community solutions to Climate Change. Saturday 11th November 2017, Manor West Hotel, Tralee, 9.30 – 4pm. More information on

PIONEERS: TAKE THE SHORT-TERM PLEDGE FOR NOVEMBER for deceased family and friends who have gone before us marked with the Sign of Faith. Join online at

PROGRAMME: Midas Productions is making a programme for TG4 and are coming to Ballylongford. The theme is Rural Decline and we want to show how places like Bally are fighting back against it.

FREE SEMINAR: Returning to work or education after a period of unemployment or time out? ? Do you have self-doubt and fear about returning? Do you wonder if you are good enough? Do you want to be able to take the risk and return with confidence in the belief that you can do the job/course? If so this is the workshop for you. “Outsmart Self-Doubt & Fear” 9th Novemberfrom 9.30-1.00pm, Aras an Phobail, Deans Lane. To book a place contact Lorraine: lorrainebowler

BLESSED OSCAR ROMERO ‘Be a microphone of God, a messenger, a prophet’ – this is what Blessed Oscar Romero asked us to do. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, come and hear about the life and work of an ordinary man who did extraordinary things in the pursuit of justice for the poor in El Salvador in the 1970’s. Talk by Hannah Evans of Trócaire in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney, Tuesday, 7 November, 7.30pm to 8.15pm.

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 14th of November from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Chapel of Christ the Healer


ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE A Breath of Life: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P., Sat. 11th Nov. 10.00am-5.00pm. Bookings: Call 066 7134276.

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at

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.


A lecture entitled ‘Killarney’s Enigmatic Brian O Ceallaigh and an t-Oileánach’ by Done O’Sullivan, Local Historian, takes place on Tuesday 7th November at 7.30pm in Killarney Library.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, ABBEYFEALE Jubilee Celebration with Finbar Wright in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Friday 9th February. Tickets are €30 each or 2 for €50 and can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

SAGE IS A SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY SERVICE OF VULNERABLE ADULTS. We are seeking volunteers to work with our service in the Kerry region. We are holding an information evening on Date: Thursday 9th November 2017 Location: Imperial Hotel , Denny Street, Tralee Time: 6.30 p.m. Please contact Helen Fitzgerald on helen.fitzgerald

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.

PRICES: Global wheat prices are plummeting in the wake of massive overstocks and anemic consumption. The problem is serious enough that Canada, the world’s top producer of durum wheat, has cut its production nearly in half, to a six-year low. Even those drastic measures have had failed to raise prices, which are down about 30 percent from 2016.

THOUGHT: Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness that have chilled his faith. -Thomas Merton.

HISTORY: 1973 Feb. 10th; Knockanure GAA Club revived, Sean McMahon, coming back after being retired for 10 years. Officers President Fr. O Brien and Fr. Fitzgerald Vice do; Chair. Willie Finucane. Vice do, Sean McMahon. Sec. Maurice Collins, Treasuerer Patrick Dowd. Delegates to N Kerry Board, Wm. Stack, Sean McMahon, Selectors, Tom Flavin, W Finucane, P O’Dowd, W. Stack, S McMahon, Captain Sean McMahon, Vice do M O’Connor. Committee. J Finucane, T Flavin, W. J. Leahy, M Collins, Con Lane, B Stack, W. Bambury, and Larry Harnett

Knockanure Branch of Macra na Feirme was Established in 1955.

President: Fr. J Galvin C.C; Vice-President: Joe Sweeney ,Pat Kennelly .Chairman: John Leahy .

Treasurer; James o Connor. Secretary: Tom Flavin.

Committee: Ned Sheehy, John Murphy, Jerry Clancy, Jerry Enright, Maurice Stack, Willie o Connor, J. Hanrahan, Tim Scanlon, Jackie Goulding, James Ahern. Members: Sean Nolan, Jim Connor, Sean Broderick, Tom Kennelly, Denis Murphy, Rich Shanahan, Hugh Goulding, Christy Goulding, R. Stack.

KENNEDY: Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954) Thu 18 Aug 1938 Page 19

London Letter (Edited)

Prisoners Under the Terror Gain Freedom on Intervention of American Ambassador and

British Foreign Secretary

LONDON (by Air Mail), July 30.From Our London Correspondent.

Through the personal intervention of the Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax, the Barcelona Government

has released twenty-eight Spanish nuns from. Red territory. The nuns, members of the Society of the Sacred Heart, were taken on board the British battleship Hero at Barcelona, and last week-end they arrived in London. Very significantly, the Red Government imposed a condition of silence on the nuns before allowing them to go—they must grant no interviews, keep away from Nationalist sympathisers, and "abstain from politics." These nuns primarily owe the safety they have now reached to the American Ambassador in London, Mr. J. P. Kennedy. Some months ago, on

his arrival in London, he went to the Sacred Heart Convent, Roehampton, to make arrangements for the education of his daughters. While he was talking with the Reverend Mother, she mentioned the plight of thirty-four nuns of her Order in Red Spain and asked him to use his influence to secure their release. The Ambassador immediately took up the matter with the Foreign Office, and pressed his pleas so successfully that Lord Halifax made it a matter of his own personal concern, too. In addition, the Home Office agreed to waive all the aliens’ restrictions, both with regard to entry and length of

stay in the country. The difficulty then remained to get the Barcelona Government to move, and that was finally achieved.

Horse fair Castleisland Nov 2017.

PRESIDENT: The University of Melbourne will present the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, with an honorary Doctorate of Laws during his official visit to Australia in October 2017. Following the conferring ceremony, President Higgins

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, calls for a reintroduction of moral and ethical considerations into economic thinking, questioning the dominance of neoliberalism,

NOVEMBER INDULGENCES for the Faithful Departed: At this time of the year, the Church invites us to remember our Faithful Departed and to give them a special share in the prayer of the Church and the Saints. Because of this, particular forms of prayer attract either a ‘partial indulgence’ (bringing the faithful departed closer to heavenly glory) or a ‘plenary indulgence’ (bringing on of the faithful departed into the fullness of heavenly glory.)

On All Souls’ Day visiting a church to pray an Our Father and a Creed carries with it an indulgence.

Between 1 November and 8 November, visiting a cemetery to pray for the Faithful Departed carries with it an indulgence.

One indulgence can be earned in any given day.

For the indulgence to be a Plenary (or Full) indulgence, the following are required:

1. To receive Holy Communion within 20 days of the indulgence

2. To make a Sacramental Confession within 20 days of the indulgence

3. To pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

4. To be without attachment to/affection for sin.

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