Knovkanuare notes -8th October 2017.

COMPUTERS: Getting Citizens Online: Learn how to email, book flights, tax your car, watch TV online, Dept of Agriculture Website & much more. If you are interested in this course, contact the Knockanure Community Centre office on 068/49799.

BEST WISHES to Siobhan McElligott of Knockanure and Michael McElligott of Kilflynn on their marriage at Knockanure Church on 30thSeptember 2017. Celebrant was Fr. Kevin McNamara P.P.. Maid of Honour was Margaret Whyte, Bridesmaids, Mary Kennedy and Stephanie Kennedy. Bestman was Willie McElligott and Groomsmen were Alan Hayes and David McElligott. Music was by Margaret Carroll.

CARE OF THE AGED: AGM on Tuesday 10th at 7pm in the Marian Hall. New members welcome.

PADRE PIO devotions in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17th (3rd Tuesday).

Devotions will commence at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction

The witness will be given by John Stack who is one of 32 thalidomide survivors in Ireland. John was born with a severe physical disability. He quickly deleted the word “dis” from disability and for him the word “ability” became a reality

BLOOD: Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October from 5pm to 8pm each evening.

SAMARITANS: The Kerry branch of the Samaritans are having an information night at their centre in 43-44 Moyderwell Tralee at 7-30 pm nextMonday the 9th of October. We are asking anyone that is interested in being a volunteer to please attend. For enquiries please contact Josephine on 087 9158779.

LOTTO: There was no winner of the Knockanure GAA Lotto of €5200 jackpot on Friday 6th October. Numbers drawn were 3, 9, 11, 14. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Nora Lane, Beenanaspuig;

2. Con Lynch, Gortdromagowna; 3. Ann & Richard O’Connor, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Noel & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s and 5. Bill White, c/o John Barry. Next jackpot will be up to €5300.

TALK: World Mental Health Week (Life is precious Handle with care) Mind your Mental Health. Public Talk on Monday 9th October at 7.30pm–9.30pm in Con Colbert Memorial Hall Athea. Guest Speaker John McElhinney Mental Health Ireland. Promoted by West Limerick Mental Health Association. Adm Free, Tea /Coffee served.

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management meeting at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy was passed – To The Flavin Family Trien Road, Kilmorna on the death of Tom Flavin. To: The Kennelly Family Knockanure on the death of Mary Scanlon Brosna.

DEATH occurred of Tom Flavin of Trien, Kilmorna, on October 1st 2017. Predeceased by his wife, Bridie (neé Buckley, they married in 1957), his brothers, sisters and his grandsons Ben and Daniel. Survived by his daughters Mairéad and Helen, his sons Pat- (Bank of Ireland) and Tom –( NUI Maynooth), his sister Nell, daughters-in-law Anna Marie and Marta, sons-in-law Maurice and Paddy, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren Patricia, Gerard, Shane, Pádraig, Tom, Nicolás, Carlos and Marta, nephews and nieces. Reposing at Lyons Funeral Home, on Monday 2nd October 2017 from 5.30 to 8pm with removal to Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure. Funeral Mass Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 12 noon, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure, Moyvane.

Tom was born in 1926 son of Pat Flavin and Margaret Keane, and his siblings included, Batt, Pat, Michael, Ciss, Nan and Nell. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kevin P.P., assisted by Fr. Tom McMahon and Fr. Pat Scannell. Music and singing was by Ann, Maria and Mary. Tom was a Pioneer since 1950 and was involved in almost all organisations in the parish. The GAA provided a guard of Honour in memory of Toms’ contribution to the organisation.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Nolan, John O’Mahony, Monsignor Michael Leahy, Kathleen Filler, Hannah Hyland, Murt Downes, Bishop James Collins, Annie Flynn, Bridget Daton, Paddy Horgan, Margaret Shine, Maurice Leahy, Pauline Quinn, Marguerite Clancy, Ned O’Connell, John Mahony, Pat Stack, Michael Burke, Tommy Reidy, Michael O’Connor, Mary O’Connor, Maggie Enright, Mass in Marian Hall Moyvane – Fri 13th at 7.30pm for John O’Connor, Inchamore & Deceased of the O’Connor Family. Sat 14th at 7.30pm for Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen. Sun 15th at 11.00am for Joan Mulvihill, Moher & Dec Family Members. Mass Knockanure; Tues 10th at 7.30pm for Mary Stack, Glenalappa West (Birthday Remembrance); Sun 15th at 10.00am Mass for Liam Sexton.

ENROLMENT: Wed 11th at 7.30pm, Enrolment Ceremony- First Holy Communion-No Mass

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

MOYVANE YOUTH CLUB: Registration for Moyvane Youth Club on Tues 10th Oct 7pm to 9pm in the Marian Hall. New leaders still required. If interested contact Jillian Carroll on 085/8596628. New Committee – Chairperson: James Fogarty, Secretaries: Rita O’Shea and Dominic Hunt, Treasurers Bernie Swan and Betty O’Carroll.

RAMBLING HOUSE in Knockanure had a successful night on Thursday last and Eibhlín Broderick who is the daughter of Eileen and Mike Broderick, Cratloe and sang her debut CD, My Silver River Feale.

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY: Will take place on Sunday 15th October in the Brandon Hotel Tralee from 2 – 6 p.m.

VILLAGE FESTIVAL NO 25, will take place over the October Bank Holiday weekend in Moyvane. There will be a Rambling House in the Marian Hall, the 14th Boro Buffet which will be held this year in the Community Centre and many more events are taking place over the festival weekend.

AWARD: Kearney’s Bakery got a bronze award at the Blas na hÉireann in Dingle for their Sliced Brown Bread.

POLAND: St. Mary’s Church, Listowel Parish Pilgrimage to Poland 2018 1st – 7th July or 23rd – 29 Sept 2018.

AGM of DUAGH/LYRE COMMUNITY GAMES will take place on Thursday 12thOctober @ 8pm in Duagh Sports Complex. Volunteers are required to keep events for the children of our area alive. Everyone welcome on the night.

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are calling all things vintage on Sunday 15th Oct to raise funds to hold a festival next year…A donation from this event will be given to Kerry mental health.

MUSIC: The Athea branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann held its AGM at the Top of the Town on Monday last. Secretary, Gráinne Ahern, reported on a good year’s activity with the revived music classes and the successful Summer Sessions that were held in the local pubs during summer months. The classes for this year with Brian Scannell of Abbeyfeale. Congratulations to Brian who won the senior banjo competition at the All-Ireland Fleadh which was held in Ennis in August 2017.

NEW singing star who has now produced her first solo CD. Eibhlín Broderick from Cratloe is a student at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick where this recording was made. Songs include “Griffithstown Hill”, a Wexford song about a man dying on a battlefield who wants his comrade to send his love home to his family, to the very funny “Nell Flaherty’s Drake” a song made popular in by Con Fitzgerald from Park.

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS: – Information night for Listowel Pastoral Area given by Frances Rowland from Diocese will take place on Thursday 12th October in St. Patrick’s Hall at 8.00 p.m.

MASQUERADE Ball in aid of charities at the Devon Hotel on 3rd November.

THE MOVING ON PROGRAMME would like to thank all the women who came to the employment seminars. The 6 week course starts at 10amThurs 12th October in the FRC Listowel. If you are an employer in Listowel who would be interested in supporting women who want to return to work please contact Dolores Gallagher 087 764 7446.

HISTORY SOCIETY – The Rev. Patrick Comerford, Lecturer in Church History, T.C.D. and Administrator St. Brendan’s Church of Ireland will give an illustrated talk on “Rev. Sir William Wolseley ( 1865 – 1950 ) an exceptional curate in Kilnaughtin and Aghavallen” on Sat. 14th Oct. at 7.30pm in the Bridewell, Tarbert. Everybody welcome.

LOURDES: The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30 years with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life are all eligible to apply. The closing date for applications is the31st October. Further information at 086 1030740 or 087 2809833 after 5pm

SIAMSA Tíre presents a Piano Solo recital, on Sunday 8th October, at 3pm, performed by Dr Fionnuala Moynihan featuring the much-loved Impromptus D.899 and D.935 by Schubert, Bookings can be made on 066-7123055

TRIP: Listowel Parish Pilgrimage to Poland 1-7 July 2018. There are a few places left in Listowel Parish Pilgrimage to Poland in July 2018. If interested please contact Listowel Parish Office (068-21188) to secure your place. There is a meeting in St Patrick’s Hall on Thursday, 19th October at 8.00 p.m. to up-date pilgrims on the pilgrimage. Deposits are €300 per person.

TALK: Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly will speak on his experiences as a missionary in Africa and at home, inviting us all to “Reach out and spread the Joy” on Thursday 19th October in The Rose Hotel, Tralee. This event, starting at 8pm, is being hosted by the Diocese of Kerry in celebration of World Mission Day, all are welcome.

IRISH: Coláiste Íde in Dingle are holding an open day on the 14th & 15th October 12pm-4pm. More information from 066 9151211

TRIP: Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association trip to Dublin has been fixed for Tuesday January 23 2018. The schedule includes a visit to the National Museum to see the Ardagh Chalice Hoard and to the Dáil to view proceedings. To book a seat contact Mary on 087-9282462.


MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE – 13 OCTOBER 2017 -Limerick Diocesan Archives & the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, will host a one-day conference to assess the legacy of Bishop Edward Thomas O’Dwyer of Limerick, on the centenary of his death.

BOOK: Launch of ‘Home and Reach: A Life in Writing’ by Patrick J. O’Connor on Sunday October 8th, 2017 at 4pm at the Red Door Gallery, The Square, Newcastle West.

SEANCHAI; Wednesday October 18th – Tim Enright: Forgotten Man of Listowel Letters, With Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Michael DeMordha, Vincent Carmody & Martin Moore

We remember Listowel born Tim Enright, socialist and translator of the Great Blasket Island writers including Tomás Ó Crohan & Michael O Guiheen. The story of the Drumboe Massacre in which four anti-treaty IRA volunteers, including Enright’s uncle Daniel were shot dead in 1923, will also be recounted.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 9th October at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room.

MASS FOR NANCY GARVEY NEE LINNANE Recently deceased takes place on Sat. 28th Oct. at 4pm. in Ballydonoghue Church.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 11th Oct., 7pm-8.30pm. The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept. 28Th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7pm-9.30pm. Marian Movement Cenacle: Don Laurent Larroque & other priests, Fri. Sept. 29th, 6.30pm-9.30pm. Meditation in Movement – Sacred Circle Dance: Bernie McCaffrey, Sat. 30th Sept., 10am-1pm. Contact Ardfert Retreat Centre 0667134276.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 10th FRANTZ A romantic drama set in post-World War 1 Germany. Directed by Francois Ozon, The film centres on a grieving woman, Anna who finds a young Frenchman, Adrien, laying flowers at the grave of her fiancé. In association with Access Cinema.

Wed 11th SONGS RICH AND STRANGE; Musical settings from Shakespeare and Federico Garcia Lorca as well as movie songs from Mulholland Drive, Blood and Sand and The Godfather. With Deirdre Moynihan, soprano and classical guitarist, Alec O Leary.

Thu 12th EILIS KENNEDY- FIRE AND GRACE; An evening of stunning songs from the English and Irish song traditions and unique arrangements of traditional and classical music. Eilis will be joined by Grammy – winning guitarist, William Coulter and Canadian violinist Edwin Huizinga.

Wed 18th WUTHERING HEIGHTS Emily Bronte s novel is adapted for the stage by Adrien Praeter and presented by Hotbuckle Theatre, UK. A wild and passionate story of intense love presented with live music, multiple characterization, humour and inventiveness.

THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS TEAM – at the Tarbert Development Association (TDA) extend an invitation to all business owners and business representatives in Tarbert to a meeting on Wed. 18th 8pm in the Bridewell. The agenda items include our “Shop Local Campaign" (Phase 2) and the wider strategic development plan.

COMMUNITY WALKERS AND STROLLERS – Every Monday evening – meeting at 7.15pm at the Bridewell (open to all) – 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 afterwards in the Bridewell.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY IRELAND WALK: Sunday morning walk in aid of muscular dystrophy Ireland will take place on Sunday, October 15from Loughill Resource Centre, Loughill at 11.30 am. Distance 5km or 10km. All proceeds go to MDI. Sponsorship card’s available or register on the day. Further details from 0877539926.

CHURCH CHOIR: Do you like to sing? Would you like to be part of the Church Choir at Christmas in Abbeyfeale, If the answer is yes, why not telephone Dori @ 085 8759948 or Anne Maria @ 086 8303774 for further information.

LEARN TO DANCE WITH JOSEPHINE: Classes in sets, waltzing, foxtrots etc have started on Tuesdays in the Railway and then on Wednesdays in Fr. Casey’s you can learn sets from 8.30 – 10.30pm. Further information from 087 09267037.

BECOME A TRÓCAIRE VOLUNTEER and help make a difference for some of our world’s most vulnerable people. Interested in finding out more? Please get in touch with Janet Twomey on 021-4275622.

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

REUNION OF CLASS OF ’84. Did you sit your Leaving Certificate at St. Josephs Secondary School, Abbeyfeale in 1984 or were you part of that class along the way? If so, do join us at our reunion celebrations on Friday night October 20 @ 8pm, in "The Winners Circle Bar”. Tickets €10 to cover finger food and DJ. Please reply by text to any of the following numbers: Annette 087 2025359, Maura 085 8473160, Christiane 087 9421608 or Mary 087 2724388.

CONCERT AT GLORACH: A mix of local and international acts will be taking to the stage at the Glórach Theatre on Wednesday, October 18 at 8 pm for what promises to be a memorable night of music including bluegrass and traditional. For bookings or more details please contact0871383940.

BBQ Championship; The event will take place in the People’s Park in Limerick City from October 13-15 and will welcome teams from South America, Africa, Europe, the USA, India and Australia.

FAIR: The Listowel Food Fair. Date: 09 November 2017 To 12 November 2017

HARVEST MASS will be celebrated at the Vigil Mass on Saturday October 14th in St. John’s Church, Tralee. You are invited to bring non-perishable items of food, which will be collected by the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and leave them in the baskets at the front of the altar. Items can also be placed there at all masses on Sunday October 15th.

BLESSING OF THE NEW WINDOW OF RECONCILIATION: in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Friday October 27th at 7.30pm. This window, executed by Thomas Denny is the first stained glass window to be commissioned for St. John’s Church in sixty years. Each of the three panels are evocative of the landscape and history of Tralee.

ORDINATION TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE: of Denis Kelleher, Tralee, Thady O’Connor, Kilcummin and Pat Coffey, Killorglin in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Saturday October 21st at 12 noon. Celebrant: Most Rev. Dr. Ray Browne, Bishop of Kerry.

THOUGHT: People offend you, irritate you, breathe contempt and malice against you; do not repay them in the same way, but be gentle, meek, and kind, respectful and loving towards those very persons who behave unworthily to you. John of Kronstadt

FILMS: Kerry Film Festival is an internationally recognised Irish Short Film Festival. The festival takes place in Killarney, from the 19th to the 22nd of October 2017.


The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 39, Number 22, 23 May 1908

Who would have thought, writes Dr. J. C. McWalter in the Dublin Leader, that, in the seventeenth century, a Catholic Kerryman could have become a Professor at Oxford and Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and Chief Physician to the King of Poland Yet, this is the true romantic history of Bernard Connor (1666-1698), as told in the lately published and fascinating history of Dr. John Knott—himself one of the few survivors of that series of scholarly physicians who made the Dublin school famous. Now, that the question of Universities is in the air, it is of added interest to hear the sympathetic account of a cultured Protestant like Dr. Knott of his hero, of whom he says that—" being of the Popish religion, he was not educated regularly in the grammar schools and university of that island ; nevertheless, he had all proper learning given him"; and who managed to find his way to the University of Montpellier at the age of twenty, where he passed through a brilliant medical curriculum ; thence, to Rheims, where he graduated as Doctor of Physic ; thence to Paris, where he rapidly distinguished himself in the practise of the profession of his choice; more below.


Pilot, Volume 37, Number 16, 18 April 1874

Paris, March 18, 1871. If anything were necessary to prove how lasting the love of country is in the human heart, the fact that centuries after their fathers had left their country, men of Irish descent still meet and celebrate the national fete in foreign lands which have been their homes since their birth, would remove all doubt on the subject. For the last century, at least, these dinners, though sometimes interrupted by great events, have taken place in the French capital. The one of yesterday is the last celebrated by those anciens Irlandais , and was not the least interesting of them. A few years ago the number of those present was larger; for death has swept away many of the former guests. Count O’Donnell, Councillor of State, Count August Dillon, Mr. MacCartan, Rev. Mr. O’Donnell, Rev. Mr. MacArdle, Lieut. MacDermott, etc., are no more, and war has thinned the little bataillon sacre. Age, too, and illness, or some unexpected obstacle or important business, kept a few away from their countrymen, and letters expressing regret at not being able to assist at the dinner were received from the following worthy descendants of heroic ancestors.

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