2018 May 30 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

GRANDPARENTS: Tues 29th at 12noon Grandparents Day – Scoil Chorp Chríost, mass in the Church.

 

GET TOGETHER FOR CONCERT ARRANGEMENTS:  There will be a get together of all those willing to volunteer for the various tasks for the concert, such as stewarding inside and out, raffle ticket sellers, setting up of the Church with stage and seating etc.  at 8.30pm on Thursday 31st May in Moyvane Church.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT:  A fundraising concert in Moyvane church with Micheal English on Tuesday, June 5. Tickets are available by ringing 085/8110770.  Doors open at 7pm.

 

 KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 7th June at 9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

Active Retirement Day on Monday 11th June.  Music by Stevie Donegan.   All welcome.  If attending please phone the office on068/49799.    

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Please note that due to preparation for concert etc my First Friday calls will take place on Thursday 7th in Knockanure and Friday 8th in Moyvane. 

 

 LOTTO: There was no winner of the €8200 jackpot on Friday 25th May. Numbers drawn were 10, 13, 25, and  29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Helen O’Brien, Duagh; 2. Breda Kinsella, Sugarhill, Templeglantine; 3. Patricia Lynch, Gortromagouna; 4. Yvonne Buckley, Knockanure, and 5. Pat & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s. Next jackpot up to €8300 with draw on Friday 1st June.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS:  A representative from the HSE will attend a meeting in the Marian Hall on Tuesday May 29th at 7.45pm.  It is imperative that there is a good attendance in order to keep the organisation active and ongoing.   

 

SMALL SUM OF MONEY FOUND:  across the road from Moyvane Church.  Info from the Parish Office.

 

SMOKE Alarms: A limited number of smoke alarms are available for home use. They may be collected at the Centre free of charge.

 

 AA OPEN MEETING:  Bank Holiday Monday, June 4 at Duagh N.S. from 8.30pm.                                   

 

OPEN DAY LISTOWEL VTOS, Celebrating 25 years of free adult education in Listowel. Open day Wednesday 30th May 10am to 1pm. All welcome. Contact on 068-21023 or 0860474623,

 

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy was passed - To Kennelly Family Lisinaskea, Kilmorna, on the death of Teresa Kennelly;

 

To Sweeney Family,  Lisinaskea, Kilmorna, on the death of  Ita Guinea Castlemahon; To Donegan Family Kilbaha, Moyvane on the death of Emer Ward Tarbert

 

DEATH took place on 25th May 2018 of Maureen O'Sullivan (née Galvin) of Derry, Listowel.

 

Late of Oaklands Nursing Home. Predeceased by her husband Toddy, her sisters Eileen Fitzgerald and Cathy O'Donoghue, and brothers John Joe, Timmy, and Patrick. Survived by her daughter Annette, son William, brother-in-law Patsy O'Sullivan, and sisters-in-law Mary O'Sullivan, and Kathleen and Mary Galvin, nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass on Monday, the 28th of May, at 11.30am in Listowel Church, followed by burial afterwards in St. Michael's Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Cullen, Mary Dalton, Netta O’Flaherty, Sr. Mary Buckley, Dick Fitzgerald, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, Tom Lynch, Bridie Histon, David Flynn, Owen MacGillycuddy, James Duggan, Sr. Maureen Griffin, Eileen Healy, Eileen Goulding, Chris Moriarty, John Moriarty, Peg Normile, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Denis Collins, Fr. Tommy O’Hanlon, Willie Flaherty, Mass Moyvane: 

 

Tues 29th at  7.30pm for Mícheál Mulvihill, & his wife Margaret; Wed 30th at  7.30pm for Bríd Brouder; Fri  1st  at 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch; Sat 2nd  at 7.30pm for James Duggan and 

 

Sun  3rd  mass at 11.00am for Michael Flaherty. Mass Knockanure: Thurs 31st  at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Lynch Family, Gortdromagouna  and Sun  3rd mass at 10.00am for  David Dillon, his parents Margaret & Vincent & his aunt Kathleen Stack.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: 2nd/3rd June will be taken up as Priest Dues.

 

ROSARY:  Final Rosary at Our Lady’s Grotto in Moyvane Tuesday at 7.15pm. 

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:   The next meeting of the Moyvane Development Association will take place on Tuesday 29th May at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  Also don’t forget the Tidy Towns adjudication takes place from June to August.

 

WALK: Knights Walk and Heritage Trails. Upgrade and maintenance works on the Knights Walk which were commissioned by Glin Development are now complete. Now is a great time to take in our beautiful scenic walks in Glin.

 

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH:  The church was opened in June 1968. A part of Church Jubilee celebrations an exhibition of Parish and Church memorabilia from the mid 1960’s will be put on display on the weekend of June 8-10. We are now looking for items that would bring us back to that era. The Church foundation stone was laid in 1967 and the new Church building was opened on June 23, 1968. 

 

LAST CAll for volunteers for the WMOF - deadline 31st May. Up to 10,000 volunteers are needed around the events in August.  The cut-off date for expressions of interest on volunteering is the end of this month – 31st May.

 

NINE DAYS OF PRAYER/NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART starting on Thursday 31st  to Friday June 8th FEAST OF VISITATION of BLESSED VIRGIN MARY is on Thursday May 31st. Honouring our Blessed Mother on this day.

 

CORPUS Christi Procession Listowel held on Saturday evening last. Listowel Choir sang.

 

BEST WISHES to Tim Horan of Glin on his 100th birthday.

 

CRAFT SHOP run by volunteers, now opened at Lower William Street.

 

SEANCHAI, Rambling House 31st may at 9.15pm.

 

MORIARTY: Mary McGillicuddy will be launching her book "John Moriarty - Not the Whole Story" on 1st June, 2018 at 7.30pm in St. Michael's College, Listowel. All welcome.

 

WRITERS’ WEEK 2018 takes place 30th May to 3rd June and includes 70 events with 130 writers and performers. Bookings/enquiries can be made  by  contacting Máire or Eilish on 068 21074

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host the following events for Writers week 2018:Thursday May 31st: 11.00 AM - 120.30 PM Winners readings from the Pigott Poetry Prize and The Kerry Group Novel of the year. Thursday May 31st 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM Wild Voices Salon Both Free Events All welcome.

 

MATCH: PAT MARTIN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: Friday, 1st June in the Glin GAA grounds. Tarbert v Gerald Griffins at 6.30pm, Glin v Moyvane at 7.10pm, Final 8pm.

 

ST. JOHN’S BALLYBUNION CEMETERY MASS Will take place on Friday  8th June at 7.30pm.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am-4pm; Let's Talk Family: Fr. Donal O'Connor, Journey of reflection on love, marriage and the family. Sun. 10th June, 10am-4pm.  Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Fri. 15th to Sun 17th June.  For info and to book an event please call 06671344276.

 

CHOIR: Ard Curam Day Care Centre, Listowel,  Would you like to join a New Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to both men and women? Starting Mon. May 28th, 1.30-2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served.  Choir Director: Mary Culloty.  Contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for further information. 

 

REUNION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Reunion: Calling all students who started First Year in Sept. of 1976 for a get-together in Oct. of 2018.  Please contact Francis Mulvihill Leahy 086-0662189; Majella O Connor 087-2672501; Geraldine Flavin Mulvihill 087-2036112; Eleanor Fitzgerald 087-2242831.

 

LOUGH DERG bus from Listowel 1st June, details from 087 3966 399.

 

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY, Knock  Shrine, Saturday June 2nd.  Bus from Castleisland at 7am. Contact For more information contact Joan on 066 7147494, 087 7509157 or Tom on 066 7141541 or 086 8380406. 

 

WEATHER was great for some days, grass growth is amazing, and the Whitethorn is in bloom at last.

 

FAIR DEAL NURSING HOME SUPPORT SCHEME: Free information talk Thursday 31st May 8-9.30 p.m. Listowel family Resource Centre All Welcome.

 

PARISH OFFICE HOSTS MEETINGS Abbeyfeale: Narcotics Anonymous meet every Monday night @ 8pm in the parish Office.  Al-anon meet on Tuesday evening @ 8pm. A.A.  Meet every Wednesday afternoon @ 3pm, Friday night @ 8pm and Sunday mornings @ 10am.

 

LOCAL DOCUMENTARY AT WRITER’S WEEK:  ‘The Window in Heaven's Gable’, a documentary on The Classic Cinema, the last of the vintage and independent cinemas in Ireland, will screen in The Classic Cinema itself in Listowel at 8:30pm on Thursday May 31 as part of Writer's Week. The proceeds from the screening will be donated to Irish Motor Neuron Research as this is what Kieran Gleeson, the former owner of The Classic died from a couple of years ago.   Local film-maker Ed O’Connor explained the background to why he wanted make this fascinating documentary: “Kieran Gleeson was a man who listened to his heart. He loved cinema so much he gave up his accountancy career to buy a derelict cinema in Listowel in the 1980's. People said he was crazy as this was at a time when cinemas were closing everywhere with the proliferation of home video players. Most of the picture palaces in towns around Ireland were lost and now only a few family-owned cinemas remain open, one being The Classic Cinema in Listowel.”  As well as profiling the life of Kieran Gleeson, the film also includes interviews with patrons of the cinema who tell us about their fascination with cinema and their amusing experiences in The Classic. Amongst these are film-makers like PJ Dillon (Game of Thrones, Vikings) and Gerard Barrett (Glassland, Pilgrim Hill) who relate how Kieran premiered their first films, starting them on their film-making journeys.  As a massive film fan himself, O’Connor continued: “If you like cinema, you’ll love the journey this film will take you on. Now Kieran didn't lick his interest in cinema from the stones. He was a third-generation cinema owner, his grandfather opening the first cinema in Cappamore, Co. Limerick in a workman's shed he purchased from Siemens after the completion of the power station in Ardnacrusha. Kieran's father ran the new purpose-built cinema that came afterwards and it was in the projection room here, with the loud clatter of the 35mm projector and the smell of hot celluloid, that the destiny of the young Kieran Gleeson was sown.  The documentary is a no budget feature but it had something money couldn't buy - communities working together in a fun way to honour what they value. If it takes a village to raise a child, then it took my village of Athea and our local town Listowel to make this film as so many people gave generously of their time, their stories and their fabulous acting talents.”

 

ST JOHN’S: Fri 1st - 15th    ART EXHIBITION - PAULINE  BEWICK

 

 Fri 1st , 1pm   FRUITCAKE A play written and performed by Alice Barry & presented by Noggin Theatre; 2:30pm   I  CAN  DO  ANYTHING  THEATRIX  STAGE  SCHOOL; 5pm   LIDIA  YUKNAVITCH – IN  CONVERSATION; 8:30pm   RAGMAN, Award-winning play by Eileen Kavanagh.

 

Sat 2nd , 1pm    MY  LEFT  NUT A play by Michael, Patrick and Oisin Kearney; 2:30pm   ALEX  PRESTON - NOVELIST  &  JOURNALIST; 6pm   SCARLETT  SABET - POET  &  PERFORMER; 8:30pm   AFTER  SARAH  MILES, A play by Michael Hilliard Mulcahy staged by Shoestring Theatre Co.

 

Sun 3rd, 1pm   THE  PURE  OF  HEART  &  BACKWATER, Two plays by John B. Keane presented by Hy Breasal Theatre Co.; 3:30pm    MARY  KENNY:  AM  I  A  FEMINIST?  ARE  YOU?; 8:30pm   FORGOTTEN

 

A play written and performed by Pat Kinevane and presented by Fishamble.

 

Thu 7th   GOLD  HEART, The best of bluegrass and country from Virginia USA with “The Gold Sisters”; Tori - Mandolin, Jocey - guitar, Shelby - fiddle, brother Kai - banjo and father Trent – Bass, more from 068 22566.

 

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex.  Further information on 087 6174639.

 

FAMILY CYCLE:  A cycle to introduce families to the benefits of being out in the fresh air, being active, doing a family activity in a social gathering on a free facility is being held on the GST on Sunday, June 4 at 11am to celebrate World Bicycle Day.  Entrance at the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale.   Distances vary from 5k to 20K so is suitable for all levels of experience and ability.  A refreshment stop is being offered at Halla Inse Bán (10k mark) before returning to Abbeyfeale.  Register online at www. limericksports.ie

 

TOGETHER AS FAMILIES TODAY; Gathering in Preparation for the World Meeting of Families. St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, and 19-20 June 2018. Keynote Speakers: Prof. Julie Hanlon Rubio (St Louis University, Missouri) & Prof. Martin M. Lintner (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen). Workshops on “Living the Gospel of the Family” (Bairbre Cahill, writer and facilitator); “Real Families, Real Issues, Real Responses”

 

(Mary Johnston, ACCORD); “Families: a Global Perspective” (Colm Hogan, Trócaire);

 

“Conscience and Moral Discernment” (Martin Lintner). Discussion facilitated by Anne Codd. Registration Fee: €15 (including lunch & teas/coffees). Tickets available on Eventbrite

 

www.eventbrite.ie (search under “Walking Together as Families Today”). Further

 

information: contact Aoife at specialevents@spcm.ie

 

AUTISM Conference 2018 -Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday Sept. 30th Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Open to parents, families, caregivers, adults with ASD, employers, educators, professionals, agencies, advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Aspergers Syndrome.  More info www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900.

 

MARY I: Mary Immaculate College welcomes new President Prof Eugene Wall as its new President. Professor Eugene Wall graduated from UCD in 1975 with a degree in psychology.   He was awarded a UCD postgraduate scholarship and undertook a research MA in the field of developmental psycholinguistics.   He qualified as a primary teacher from Froebel College and taught part-time in several third-level institutions in Dublin prior to moving to Limerick in 1980. In 2001, he qualified from UCD with a PhD in Education.

 

TRAVELLER MEN’S PILGRIMAGE, TO CROAGH PATRICK

 

Cloyne Diocese Chaplaincy to the Traveller Community   invite Traveller men from North Cork to take part in a pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick on 4th July 2018.  Those 16 years old and over are invited to come on the trip. Those between the age of 16 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult (Parent or Guardian). For booking contact 022-71035 for Jason, Pauline or Theresa before 15th June.

 

LOURDES: Limerick  Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018 The Lourdes office, is open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St.  Office Hours are: 10.00 - 12.30pm and 2.00 - 4.30pm Monday to Friday. All details concerning the Pilgrimage may be had from the office or from Fr. Tony. The fares for this year will be the same as last year, Pilgrims - All Hotels €719 except The Alba €709 and for a Hospital Pilgrim €609, this is inclusive of travel insurance and coach transfer to and from Lourdes Airport.

 

DEATH took place in January 2018 of Jeremiah “Darby” O’Connor at the age of 94. 

 

He was born in Athea with close family connections stretching on to Park, Athea and Knocknasna.    As these  three  areas  formed  a  well-known  and close-knit relationship with each other at this part of West Limerick it was no surprise that the O’Connor families acted with a strong interest & relationship with each other.Darby emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1948 and lived in Garnet Hill, Pennsylvania for the rest of his life.  He served over thirty years as Lieutenant with the Delaware

 

County Sheriff’s Office.  He was a man of strong Catholic faith and an active parishioner of St.  Thomas of Villanova RC  Church.  He was a fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus

 

Bishops Kendrick Council; member of the Men of Malvern, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and Republican Committee man in Radnor Township for many years.

 

Ar dheis Dhé go raibh a anam dílis. We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to his local relatives: The O’Connor’s from Knocknasa, Noreen in New St, Batt in Banard & Jerry in Bogmount.

 

THOUGHT: The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.- William Blake.

 

From Listowel Connection

 

Listowel's Carnegie Library. This story is still rumbling on.

 

Denis Quille found this old photo of The Bridge Road. In it, on the right hand side, you can see the remains of the old library.

 

In 1910 local leaders recognised the need for a library in town. They passed a motion at the UDC meeting to approach Lord Listowel for a site. They proposed to approach The Carnegie Trust for money to fit it out and then to pay for the upkeep from an extra penny on the rates.

 

The story dragged on a bit with approaches to Crosbie, Lord Listowel's agent, to the Carnegie trust, a bit of a local kerfuffle when a Cork firm got the contract etc. until 1915 when the library or Hall as it was known was finally opened.

 

Listowel's own Carnegie Hall was the town hall, a concert venue, a classroom and meeting room as well as a free lending library.

 

It thrived and served the people of the town well until one Sunday night in 1921 at the height of The Troubles, the building was gutted by fire. Fearing that the dreaded Black and Tans, who were on their way to town, would set up headquarters there, the local IRA burned the building. The UDC records as well as the books and equipment were all lost. A notice posted on the burned out shell claimed that the IRA had saved it from "the army of occupation".

 

The ruin of the building remained on Bridge Road, a grim reminder of a troubled time until it was eventually levelled to make way for a store.

 

Now back to the old photo which Denis Quille found in an old album. I mistakenly thought that the photo was taken while the building was intact. Not so.

 

Derry Buckley who knows Bridge Road well has done a bit of research for us.

 

Derry has circled the houses which were built by his grandfather.

 

"Jerry Buckley, my Grandfather built a house, and then  lived in it while he built another. He moved home to the next house as he went along,  Dad was born in 37 Bridge Rd. in 1932. The twins who died were born in another then Beatrice and Toddy in the corner house 51 in 1938. The end houses which are in the photo 53 and 55 were built after this so pic is about 1940."

 

 

 

Another piece of evidence that the photo is younger than I thought is the presence of electricity wires. Listowel had electricity before rural electrification. The below quote is from the ESB archive. Listowel Electric Light and Power Co. Ltd. was in operation before 1927. It supplied 336 homes and businesses in 1929, and was acquired by ESB in September 1929.

 

 

 

CASTLE: Listowel Castle was built in the 15th century and was the last fortress of the Geraldines to be subdued. It fell after 28 days siege to Sir Charles Wilmot on the 5th November, 1600, who had the castle's garrison executed in the following days. Today, the remnants of the castle include two of its four towers, which are joined by a heavy curtain wall, and the unusual feature of an arch below the battlements.

 

TRAIN: The Lartigue Monorail was 14.4 km in length and linked Listowel and Ballybunion, it opened on 1 March 1888. In 2003 the Lartigue Monorailway Restoration Committee opened a 500 metre section of Lartigue monorail on the trackbed of the former North Kerry line, including a replica locomotive and coaches.

 

HERITAGE TOWNS

 

http://www.heritagetowns.com/celticspirituality.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY: Caroline M. McGee recently completed work on the Reconstruction of the Gothic Past project at Trinity College Dublin which was sponsored by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS).  The project can be accessed at: http://www.gothicpast.com/.  She blogs regularly on

 

http://building19thcenturyireland.wordpress.com/

 

and her doctoral research project, Building Catholic Ireland, investigates the cost of constructing post-Famine Irish churches.

 

 

 

RAS CYCLE RACE finished in Market St. Listowel on Tues. 22nd May between 2 – 4pm. it  came in from Ballybunion, Convent Cross. Traffic restrictions from 1 to 4pm. Also RAS Wed. in the Square parking restriction from 8am to 11am. Presentation School Band played National Anthem, before the start on Wednesday. Beautiful Day, with warm sunshine, before race, many done warm up exercises in Listowel.

 

https://youtu.be/hx8LT27omak

 

 

 

Corpus Christi Procession Listowel May   2018. Listowel Choir sings.

 

Walk from Church to St Michael's on beautiful evening.

 

https://youtu.be/yMqSxz1hUH0

 

 

 

 

 

2018 May 23 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

NOTICE of Annual General Meeting of Knockanure Development Association (Knockanure Community Centre), May 23rd 2018 at 8.30pm. Venue: Knockanure Community Centre.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT:  tickets are available from Holly’s Gala, Mary at the Post Office, Stack Butchers, Hannah Enright, Bobby Stack.   There is a special number in operation from 10am to 7pm daily if you wish to purchase or reserve tickets.  The number is 085/8110770. 

 

TARBERT PARISH MISSION. There will be a Parish Mission in honour of Our Lady from the 21st  to 26th May. There will be Mass and Benediction each evening with a guest speaker providing the homily. Guest speakers are – Fr. Kevin McNamara, Jill Tynan, Rev. Sean Jones, Rev. Bruce Pierce and Elma Walsh.

 

BEST WISHES to Josie Clancy on her 90th Birthday. Josie has sisters, Mary Ahern, Sr. Cyprian and Chris. Best wishes on  91st Birthday to Abbeyfeale retired parish priest Canon James Neville.

 

FIRST HOLY Communion Moyvane Sat. 21st at 11am.

 

ANNUAL Procession in Listowel is taking place on Saturday, May 26th after the Vigil Mass.

 

SYMPATHY to Valery and Damien Stack and family of Bunagara on the death recently of Valery’s Mother Angela Quinlan(nee McNamara) of Coolnaleen.

 

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Roger Duggan MSC, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Western Road, Cork City and Listowel, Co. Kerry on the 14th of May 2018. Sadly missed by his sister Una Hayes and brother-in-law Liam Hayes (Tanavalla, Listowel), niece Julia, nephew Danny, grandnephew Mathew and his fellow Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Ireland and Australia. Bishop Ray and several priests celebrated Requiem Mass for Fr. Duggan on Thursday 17th May 2018. Burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel. He was Born Wales, reared Birmingham, and Ordained 1993.

 

DEATH of Tim Kennelly of Love Lane, Charleville, Moyvane, and Crossroads, Buttevant on May 17th 2018, husband of the late Bridget (nee Lynch), Love Lane, Charleville, father of Kathleen (Gorman), Mary Jane, (Griffin), Anne (Morrissey), Timothy, Clare (Kennelly Lang) and the late Patricia. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law John, Timmy, Paudie and Stephen, daughter-in-law Lori, grandchildren Fiona, Declan, Sinead, Timmy, Michael, Kieran, Timmy, Colin, Sean and Eva, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, carers Katie and Ellen, neighbours and friends,

 

Requiem Mass for Tim Kennelly at Holy Cross Church, Charleville on Monday at 3pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Brigid's Cemetery, Buttevant.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Fr. Vincent Kavanagh, Nora Moloney, Padraig Kennelly, Sr. Lelia Sheahan, Eileen McCarthy, Michael Kennelly, Alf Neville, Nancy O’Flaherty, Fr. Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott, Joe Lyons, Dolores Connolly, P. J Bambury, Sr. Clare Grommell, Fiona Moore, Mass in Moyvane; Mon. 21st at 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor, Fri. 25 mass at 7.30 pm for Nora and Jack Walsh and Nora’s brother Michael Mulvihill, Sat. 26th mass for Mary Stack at 7.30pm, and Sun. 27th mass for Jim Fitzgerald. Knockanure mass on Sun. 27th for Nora Kelly (nee Kennelly), Mary Rose Kennelly and sister in law Lorraine Kennelly.

 

WALK:  The Great Southern Public Consultation Day hosted by Kerry Co. Co. on Wednesday 23 May (11am-8pm) and in Listowel Arms Hotel: Thursday 24 May (11am-8pm) re progressing  North Kerry sections of the Great Southern Greenway.

 

RAS CYCLE RACE will finish in Market St. Listowel on Tues. 22nd May between 2 – 4pm. it will come in from Ballybunion, Convent Cross. Traffic restrictions from 1 to 4pm. Also RAS will start Wednesday morning in the Square parking restriction from 8am to 11am.

 

WALK TO THE WELL:  The annual walk to Killeenagh Holy Well, will take place on Sunday, May 27. The Killeenagh Well is in Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane Division 2 Mixed Team on winning silver in the All Ireland Grade E Mixed Finals in Limerick recently. Team: Donnacha Moloney, Donie Enright, Timmy Noonan, John Mulvihill, Helen Brown, Denise Collins, Amanda Carmody, and Carmel Hudson.

 

WOMENS Peer Group, details from Bridie at 068 23584.

 

REUNION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Reunion: Calling all students who started First Year in Sept. of 1976 for a get-together in Oct. of 2018.  Please contact Francis Mulvihill Leahy 086-0662189; Majella O Connor 087-2672501; Geraldine Flavin Mulvihill 087-2036112; Eleanor Fitzgerald 087-2242831.

 

BLOOD: Irish Blood Transfusion Service 3000 units of blood are required every week.  1000 people will receive blood or a blood product every week.  1:4 require blood at some point in their life.   Blood Donor Clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tues. 22nd & Wed. 23rd May from 5-8pm.

 

ARFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Guided Holy Hour and Mass Monday 21st May 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church.  Celebrant Fr. Sean Sheehy.

 

FOOD Nutrition Course in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Tues. 22nd May for 6 wks from 7.30-9.30pm.  This course is HSE funded and is free to participants. Tel. 087-7672172.

 

BOOK LAUNCH JOHN MORIARTY by Mary McGillicuddy, proceeds to Hope Guatemala. To be launched by Gabriel Fitzmaurice on 1st June at 7.30pm in St. Michael College.

 

CHOIR: Ard Curam Day Care Centre, join a New Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to both men and women? Starting Mon. May 28th, 1.30-2.30 pm.

 

 LOUGH Derg Friday June 1st , details from 087 3966 399.

 

TALK at NCW Library 25th May at 8pm by Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, more from 069 62273.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host the following events for Writers week 2018: Thursday May 31st: 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM, Winners readings from the Pigott Poetry Prize and The Kerry Group Novel of the year. Thursday May 31st 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM, Wild Voices Salon Both Free Events All welcome.

 

KDYS LISTOWEL is looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over to get involved in various projects/programmes. We are looking for people who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects.If you are interested & would like more info please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172.

 

BISHOP in Tarbert on Saturday 26th at 6pm Celebrant – Bishop Ray Browne. Speaker – Elma Walsh Donal Walsh Foundation. Also Crowning of Our Lady (by First Communicants).

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS Meet Thursday, May 24th at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. All welcome.

 

ROSARY at Moyvane Grotto every Tuesday at 7.15pm.

 

LISTOWEL WRITEERS WEEK 30TH May to 3rd June.  Booking/enquiries: 068 21074.

 

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY, Knock Shrine, Saturday June 2nd. Bus from Castleisland at 7am.  Contact For more information contact Joan on 066 7147494, 087 7509157 or Tom on

 

066 7141541 or 086 8380406. 

 

GLIN GAA; Pat Martin memorial Gaelic football tournament will take place on Friday June 1st at Glin GAA field. Pat was an outstanding footballer on the Glin teams of the ‘80s and 90’s and his sudden death last year was greatly felt in the community.

 

CYCLING RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYLE for KDYS:  Contact Cormac on 086 8411297.

 

AUTISM: “Let me  grow  my  own  way”.  A conference hosted by Studio 3 Kerry at the Rose

 

Hotel, Dan Spring Road. Cost €90 or  €30 for family, carers or individuals with autism. Phone

 

066 7128872 for further information.

 

PROBUS All Ireland Rally at the Brandon Conference Centre from May 15 to 17. Dick Spring gave a talk on his life and times, it is surprising how little we know of his activities.

 

POLKAS AT THE RAILWAY:  Learn to dance a polka every Monday evening at the Railway, Abbeyfeale.  Classes from 8.30pm.  No partner needed.

 

CELEBRATING WORLD BEE DAY AT ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET:  We hope to have a demonstration hive on display at the Farmers’ Market on Friday, May 25 from 10 -12 noon.  This is a weather dependent event and if the sun is out and it’s not pouring rain we’ll have some local beekeepers present to talk to people about bee keeping.

 

FLEADH Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 is delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Fleadh Volunteer programme, which will run throughout the 8 day festival from 12th – 19th August 2018.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17th.  Contact Listowel Travel 068 23333.

 

ABORTION; Not one Yes poster mentions abortion, and what will they do with all the dead babies.

 

IRISH: In partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland New York and IrishCentral, a celebration of Bliain na Gaeilge (the year of the Irish language) will be held on Wednesday, May 23, bringing together all Irish speakers, learners and lovers for an evening of song, poetry, comedy and music.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ceiliuradh-bhliain-na-gaeilge-bliain-na-gaeilge-celebration-tickets-45831798142.

 

CHOIR: Ard Curam Day Care Centre, join a New Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to both men and women? Starting Mon. May 28th, 1.30-2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served.  Choir Director: Mary Culloty.  Contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for further information.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Diocese of Kerry Choir for Papal Mass: Members of parish choirs are invited to form a special choir for the Papal Mass on Sun. 26th Aug. in Phoenix Park, Dublin.  130 places have been allotted to our diocese, divided between soprano, alto, tenor and bass.  In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated on a lottery basis.  Please contact Tomás at 086-3683778 or check out www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

CHOOSE LIFE:  24 hours of Adoration in Abbeyfeale parish on Friday.   Prayer for the Protection of the Unborn. Holy hour each day from 3-4pm  Join us every day in the blessed sacrament Chapel from 3-4pm. We will have an hour of prayer for the protection of the 8th Amendment. Including the rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and time for quiet prayer. We encourage anyone who can, to come and pray for the continued protection of the unborn in our country.  Stay for the whole hour or drop in for as long as you are able. 

 

BEES and BIRDS: Kerry Biodiversity Week: 19th to 27th May. Walks and talks, about bees, bats, birds, flowers and food.  Find out about an event close to you on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/kerrybiodiversityweek2018/

 

ROYAL Wedding was well received in the locality. The sermon gave all of us a lesion in using the fire of love to change the outlook of people.

 

DEATH: Fr Duggan Listowel; Born Wales, reared Birmingham, Ordained 1993 worked in Australia.

 

He had family in Kerry. https://youtu.be/-05At_8NTYE

 

GRAVEYARD:  There will be a weekly clean up in the Reilig Idé Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-9pm.   More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite big.  In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and a neglected one if that family is no longer able to.  We appreciate any help you can give. 

 

CRAFT COOPERATIVE:  The Craft Co-op is holding a Pop-up Café on Thursday, May 24 at 11am in St. Ita’s Hall.  We invite you for tea, coffee, sandwiches, scones and most of all we invite you to talk with us about developing the Craft Co-operative in Abbeyfeale. This is for you if you have a general interest in craft or if you have a craft you’d like to develop, or a skill you would like to display. Whether you want to learn something new, meet like-minded people, make social connections, have ideas you want to contribute or simply be part of this new local movement.  This is for you, no matter where you are from or what language you speak. You are invited to share a cuppa and take part in the conversation. Don’t hide your talent. We invite you to bring a sample of your craft with you if you like.  This is a community development initiative funded by Healthy Limerick and supported by Glórach Community Theatre, West Limerick Resources and Abbeyfeale Community Council. For further information please contact WLR St. Ita’s Hall on 068 30849.

 

POT HOLES: The painted potholes are a real conversation topic in the locality, even the painter, either ran out of paint or was leaving some work for another day, as many holes were not framed.

 

 

 

PAPERS: Freemans Journal 1763-1924, Friday, February 10, 1809; Page: 3

 

 

 

Limerick Feb. 7.— On Monday se'nnight  John Neill, who was convicted on the preceding Friday, at the Tralee Special Commission, for the murder of James Wall, Esq. and  Mr. Scanlan, his tutor, was brought, from the jail of that town to Newtown Sandes, escorted by a strong  detachment of the 7th "dragoon guards. Tralee yeomen cavalry and Longford militia, when the sentence of the law was put in execution ; his body next day brought back and interred in the jail-yard; Previous to his leaving the prison, he acknowledged his  assisting in the attack  and burning the house of Mr. Wall, and giving Mr. Scanlan, when attempting to escape, a violent blow on the head with the end of his musket, which killed him, and knocked him into the flames ; but said he was not the person who fired the fatal shot at Mr. Wall. This unfortunate young culprit gave no information as to the rest of his diabolical associates.

 

 On Saturday last, John Delany, James Moriarty, and Thomas Collins, were executed in front of Tralee jail, pursuant to sentence at the late commission for associating as white boys in the co. Kerry.. They also acknowledged their gilt.

 

 

 

 The Rev. Mr. M'Donald, P. P. of  Shanagolden, immediately after his celebration of mass, on Sunday se'naight, took occasion in a most excellent discourse adapted to the present times and the capacities of his hearers, to point out the inevitable destruction which Sooner or later must await those, who withdraw themselves from the habits of industry and peace, illegally associated by night, for purposes subversive of public tranquillity, and shocking to humanity—he expatiated impressively and at some length on the enormities which heretofore disgraced the neighbourhood in which they resided, and forcibly bringing to their recollection, the examples long since made in several parts of this county, as well as those recently, resulting from the special commission, seemed effectually to convince, the deluded amongst his flock, of their madness in attempting to violate laws, which every subject, whatever may be his rank in society, is bound to support and obey ; after strenuously exhorting them to return to their homes, and to, sober reflection, he dismissed them with a benediction from his Heart, which produced a consequence of a most satisfactory nature, for on that night upward of fifteen stand of arms were, delivered at his house, by some persons, who retired undiscovered after, making their deposit..

 

We understand, by, an extract of a letter from John Sandes, of Meevan, Esq. a justice of peace for-the co. Kerry, that this example of returning duty has been very generally followed up by the peasantry in the vicinity of Listowel and Tarbert, several of whom have sent in a considerable number of muskets &c. to that active magistrate, and bound themselves by oath and otherwise to be of peaceable demeanour from which we may reasonably infer, that order and quietness will soon supersede the turbulence and outrage which has for some time back so shamefully marked our district.

 

On Saturday last, an officer of excise seized a quantity of tea, near Downpatrick, for not being protected by the usual certificate, and in the evening, when desired by his superior officer to make good his seizure, conveying it to the King's stores, he took with him a file of soldiers, for that purpose. Upon some indication of opposition, the guager desired the soldiers to fire upon the people, in consequence of which, one person was unfortunately killed, and two dangerously wounded.  We have not heard the result of the Coroner's Inquest, but are informed the soldiers are in custody. The excise officer is said to have absconded.

 

(Other news, a woman in Dunleek accused of burying her seven year old niece alive; Captain Godfrey gave five bags of coal for use of poor confined debtors in Sheriffs prison; Dublin Weekly school for poor children, received a donation of One Guinea. See paper for details)

 

 

 

BISHOP RAY SAYS THANKS TO YOU ALL:

 

The right to life of the unborn child ‘I thank the people and parishes of our diocese for the positive response I received to my Pastoral Message released two weeks ago. I am full of admiration for all who are involved in campaigning for the right to life of the unborn child. Also thanks to everyone for debating and discussing the issue gently, respectfully and sensitively.  In recent weeks my thoughts have returned again and again to what “Doctors for Life” are saying. I believe it contains the key to this Referendum: “In every case I am dealing with two patients, the pregnant woman and the unborn child. Both are my patients. I cannot be involved in the death of one of them. Termination of pregnancy is not health care. ”If the Referendum is passed the government’s proposed legislation is extreme. I believe it will introduce a system similar to Britain where many claim that 90% of babies aborted are healthy babies. I am voting ‘NO’ next Friday. I encourage, you to do the same. Please pray that the people of our country will choose to vote ‘NO’, thus honouring and defending the life of every unborn child. I conclude with the words of Pope Francis: “no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate the life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb”.

 

Bishop Ray Browne Diocese of Kerry- Pentecost Sunday 2018

 

 

 

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ: The pilgrimage will take place from Sunday, July 1st to Sunday, July 8th 2018. Application forms are available from your parish priest or parish office. Contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.

 

 

 

2018 May 16 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

NOTICE of Annual General Meeting of Knockanure Development Association (Knockanure Community Centre), May 23rd 2018 at 8.30pm. Venue: Knockanure Community Centre.

 

FIRST Communion; Congratulations to all the children who received their First Communion at Knockanure Church on Saturday last. Thanks to all who had an input into the preparation and helped to make the day one to remember. Many had put in months of preparation, their quiet dedication deserve our thanks.

 

LOTTO; LOTTO: There was no winner of the €7900 jackpot on Friday 4th May. Numbers drawn were 2, 12, 20, 31.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Tom Shine, Mike the Pies; 2. Liz, Daniel & Donie, c/o Gould’s shop; 3. Mike Stack, Tullahinel; 4. Mike Kennelly, Lisaniska, and 5. A& E Harley, c/o John Barry. There was no winner of the €8000 jackpot on Friday 11th May.Numbers drawn were 14, 20, 23,and  26. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1.  Marie Lawlor, 5, Lissadell Grove; 2. Declan O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna; 3. Catriona Kenrick, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick; 4. David Harley, c/o John Barry, and 5. Pat Kennelly, Athea. Next draw on Friday 18th May with jackpot up to €8100.

 

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to Mike, and Joan Kennelly on the recent untimely passing of their daughter Teresa. We would also like to extend those sympathies to both her brother Timmy and Margaret and her Partner Mick and two children. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and wide circle of friends at this difficult time.

 

MASS Moyvane Mon 14th at 7.30pm; A Mass of Blessing & Healing for all women wounded & anxious with regard to the Cervical Cancer tests.

 

REFERENDUM: Sat 19th 8.30pm – 10pm Eucharistic Adoration - many Parishioners have asked for this and it will give us a chance to pray and reflect on the upcoming Referendum.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT:  tickets are available from Holly’s Gala, Mary at the Post Office, Stack Butchers, Hannah Enright, Bobby Stack.   There is a special number in operation from 10am to 7pm daily if you wish to purchase or reserve tickets.  The number is 085/8110770. 

 

KDYS LISTOWEL:  is looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over to get involved in various projects & programmes. We are looking for people who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects.  If you are interested please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172.

 

COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS:  on Tuesday 15th of May with a 5:15 pm registration for a 5:30pm start in the Moyvane GAA field.  All welcome. (must have a Moyvane, Knockanure or Kilmorna address to participate).

 

 LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Certified Paediatric First Aid for babies, two day course Monday 14th  & 21st  May 10.30 - 12.30pm. Limited spaces contact Toni Clarke on 068-23584.

 

TIDY TOWNS - National Tidy Towns adjudication takes place between 1st June and the end of August.

 

SYMPATHY: to Family of Betty Bowler, Duagh whose funeral took place in Duagh.  Also to Julia & Eddie Stack & Family on the death of Julia’s niece Mary Malone, Ardagh.  

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Martha O’Sullivan, Patsy Horan, Dick O’Connor, Jer Scannell, Sr. James Kennelly, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Francis Brosnan, Tony Cronin, Jerry McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, Patrick Shanahan, Noranne McCarthy, David Kennelly, Maureen O’Connor, Con Flaherty,, Mary Stack, Sr. Loretto O’Connor, John P McGrath, Canon Pat Horgan, Mass in Moyvane; Tues 15th at 7.30pm for Mike Dore; Wed  16th  10.00am for Tess Ryan (Rec Dec) –Feast of St Brendan; Thurs 17th at 7.30pm for James & Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha; Sat 19th at 7.30pm for Maud Carmody (née Kissane), Meen,        8.30pm – 10pm Eucharistic Adoration - many Parishioners have asked  for this and it will give us a chance to pray and reflect on the upcoming Referendum.

 

Sun 20th mass at  11.00am for Deceased of the Carmody Family, Ahalahana. Knockanure mass; Fri 18th at  8.30pm for Teresa Kennelly, Lissaniska, (Months Mind) (please note time)

 

Sun 20th  mass at 10.00am for Nancy, Jack, Josie & Ruby McMahon, Kilmorna & USA.

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL, Presentation Listowel is turning 75! We are looking for past pupils, stories and

 

Photographs (which will be scanned and returned). Please join us for a media day on Friday 18th May at 2.00p.m ahead of the publication of the book in the Autumn”.

 

 SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses next weekend 19th / 20th for the Education of Clergy.

 

ROSARY:  at Our Lady’s Grotto in Moyvane every Tuesday for the month of May at 7.15pm.  All welcome.

 

REMEMBERING ZOE:    Family fun day Sunday May 20 at Abbeyfeale.  Proceeds to Nano Nagle, Brothers of Charity and Fr. Casey’s Bord naNog.

 

POLKAS AT THE RAILWAY, Abbeyfeale:  Learn to dance a polka every Monday evening at the Railway, Abbeyfeale.  Classes from 8.30pm.  No partner needed.

 

FOOD Nutrition Course (HSE funded) Six week course starting on Monday 14th May 7.30pm-9.30pm in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford.  Attendance is free to all.  If interested in attending tel. 087-7672172.

 

TARBERT PARISH MISSION. There will be a Parish Mission in honour of Our Lady from the 21st  to 26th May.There will be Mass and Benediction each evening with a guest speaker providing the homily. Guest speakers are – Fr. Kevin McNamara, Jill Tynan, Rev. Sean Jones, Rev. Bruce Pierce and Elma Walsh.

 

ANNUAL  Procession in Listowel is taking place on Saturday, May 26th after the Vigil Mass.

 

 

 

TARBERT HOUSE – Tarbert House is now open for visitors and will remain open until 31st Aug. The house is open Mon. to Sat. You can book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Patrick Lynch will give a talk in the Bridewell, tarbert on Sat. 19th May at 7.30pm. The Talk is entitled “1918 – An eventful year in Tarbert and Kerry” and will detail events local and elsewhere as they affected the locality a century ago. Fáilte roimh gach éinne agus cupán tae ina diaidh.

 

JOB VACANCY - Tarbert Bridewell coffee shop and Heritage centre have an opening for a Heritage assistant.  Please contact Jim O'Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email asdeeballycommunityproject@gmail.com or just drop your CV or note of interest into the Bridewell.

 

CHORAL; Dingle Choral Weekend, taking place in Dingle (Daingean Uí Chúis) on May 25th – 27th 2018.

 

FEAST OF ST. BRENDAN: Patron Saint of our Diocese is Wednesday May 16th Please take note of Bishop Ray’s  message for the Feast Day in the Diocesan Web Page at www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

TURAS OR PILGRIMAGE IN FENIT: Tuesday 15th May, the eve of St. Brendan's Day, at 7pm. Meet at the foot of the steps to the statue of St Brendan at the end of the pier.  We walk to the entrance to

 

Fenit Island-birthplace  of  St  Brendan.  Further Information: Sylvia Thompson-085 863 2623

 

KILLARNEY DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP have the HSE Dietitian Ciara McGowan speaking on Wednesday the 16th May 2018 In The Deerhunter Suite  at the Dromhall Hotel at 8pm.

 

WALK:  The Great Southern Greenway feature on the 'Nationwide' RTE1 programme at 7pm on Monday 14 May which showcase Newcastle West. Public Consultation Days hosted by Kerry Co. Co. in  Fenit Parish Centre, Wednesday 23 May (11am-8pm) and in Listowel Arms Hotel: Thursday 24 May (11am-8pm) re progressing  North Kerry sections of the Great Southern Greenway.

 

WALK TO THE WELL:  The annual walk to Killeenagh Holy Well, will take place on Sunday, May 27. The Killeenagh Well is in Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale.

 

CHOOSE LIFE:  24 hours of Adoration in Abbeyfeale parish over the next 3 Fridays. Prayer for the Protection of the Unborn. Holy hour each day from 3-4pm  Join us every day in the blessed sacrament Chapel from 3-4pm. We will have an hour of prayer for the protection of the 8th Amendment. Including the rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and time for quiet prayer. We encourage anyone who can, to come and pray for the continued protection of the unborn in our country.  Stay for the whole hour or drop in for as long as you are able.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY COMMITTEE A.G.M. at St. Patrick’s Hall on Tuesday 15th May at 7.30pm. New members needed to help maintain the cemetery. Further info: Chairman on 0872536120.

 

ARDFER RETREAT CENTRE: Guided Holy Hour & Mass - New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church announced by Pope Francis - Celebrant: Fr. Seán Sheehy on Monday May 21st - 11am to 2pm.

 

DIOCESE OF KERRY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Annual Retreat on Thursday 31st May in Ardfert Retreat Centre from 9.30am to 3.30pm.  All welcome.  Contact Margaret on 087/2976304.

 

THOUGHT; We must be always cautious about motives of politicians.  

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ:  The pilgrimage will take place from Sunday, July 1st to

 

Sunday, July 8th 2018.   Contact Tomás Kenny on 086/ 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie 

 

GROTTO ROSARYS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY Killocrim,  Fri. 18th & 25th May. Finuge, every Monday evening at 8pm. O’Connell’s Ave., every Sunday evening at 6pm.             

 

YOUTH MINISTRY COURSE 2018/19: This course is aimed at adults (over 21 years), volunteers or professionals interested in working and journeying with young people in a parish, school, youth service or other setting.  The course will begin on Wednesday October 23rd and will be held over 18 nights, (9 nights before Christmas and 9 nights in the spring) in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.  Brochures available at the back of the Church or contact Tomás Kenny on 086/3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for information.

 

BALLYHAHILL SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES:  Classes resume for the summer months in Ballyhahill Community Centre in social dancing on Monday, May 14 at 8pm.  All are welcome.

 

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: 19th to 27th May.  Full list of  events  on  facebook. https://www.facebook.com/kerrybiodiversityweek2018

 

TUAM: St. Mary’s Tuam Advice & Support Service Barnardos offers confidential and professional support to people affected by St. Mary’s Mother and Baby Home.  This service is funded by the Sisters of Bon Secours Ireland.  Calls are confidential within Barnardos.  Helpline No: 091 399 991 or email: stmarystuamsupport@barnardos.ie

 

 

 

CRAFT COOPERATIVE:  The Craft Co-op is holding a Pop-up Café on Thursday, May 24 at 11am in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  We invite you for tea, coffee, sandwiches, scones and most of all we invite you to talk with us about developing the Craft Co-operative in Abbeyfeale. This is for you if you have a general interest in craft or if you have a craft you’d like to develop, or a skill you would like to display. Whether you want to learn something new, meet like-minded people, make social connections, have ideas you want to contribute or simply be part of this new local movement.  This is for you, no matter where you are from or what language you speak. You are invited to share a cuppa and take part in the conversation. Don’t hide your talent. We invite you to bring a sample of your craft with you if you like.  This is a community development initiative funded by Healthy Limerick and supported by Glórach Community Theatre, West Limerick Resources and Abbeyfeale Community Council. For further information please contact WLR St. Ita’s Hall on 068 30849.

 

RELATIONS: A descendant of Costello is visiting Listowel and he would love to meet up with his Irish family. Edward T. Costello living in Arlington, Virigina is visiting Kerry ( May 13-25) to search for information on his  gt gt grandfather Michael Costello.

 

Michael Costello (1782-1826) and his family, reportedly from the Listowel area in County Kerry, left Ireland for Canada in 1825 as a member of a group of some 600 Irish families that were resettled in Ontario, Canada under the leadership of Peter Robinson (the Peter Robinson Settlers).  Each adult member of the family was given 100 acres of land and equipment and supplies to assist in settlement.  The immigration plan both reduced land pressure in Ireland and helped settle sparsely populated areas of Canada. Descendants of the original group (who settled in Ennismore Township) of Peter Robinson Settlers can be found both in Canada and the United States. Any information or insights concerning the Michael Costello family would be appreciated to 086-8269870.

 

FLEADH: The Credit Union has been announced as the main sponsor of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which will take place this summer in Drogheda from 12th– 19th August.

 

KNOCKANURE, a parish, in the barony of IRAGHTICONNOR, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 4 miles (E. by N.) from Listowel, on the river Feale; containing 1246 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the confines of the county of Limerick, comprises 5995 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; about one-half consists of good arable land, and the remainder of coarse mountain pasture and bog.

 

 

 

The only seat is Riversdale, the recently purchased property of D. Mahony, Esq., on which he intends to make considerable improvements, it is in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe; the rectory, which in 1607 was granted by Jas. I. to Sir James Fullerton, is now impropriate in Anthony Stoughton, Esq.; the vicarage forms part of the union of Aghavillin, also called the union of Listowel. Of the tithes, amounting to £78. 9-3., twothirds are payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Newtownsandes; the chapel at Knockanure is a small thatched building, to which a school is attached: in this and in a private school about 80 children are educated. The ruins of the old church still exist in the burial-ground.

 

— Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) by Samuel Lewis Courtesy & copyright of Mel Lockie

 

http://forebears.io/ireland/munster/kerry/knockanure

 

PLOUGH

 

Kerryman 1904-current Saturday, December 06, 1958, Page: 26

 

 Billy Benner, Kerry Motor Works, will be showing movie pictures of the local Ploughing Matches, National Ploughing Match and the Tralee Show, at Causeway Technical School on Tuesday, 9th December and Tralee Technical School, Thursday, 11th Dec. and Knockanure Hall on Friday, 12th December. Starting' at 8 o'clock, ADMISSION FREE.

 

GAA;

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, December 14, 1973; Page: 5

 

DECEMBER, 9, 1,973, is a date that will stand, out in the history of Knockanure as the day they " won the final of the North Kerry football, championship. Last winter they took on the running of their own football club-and entered the intermediate- grade in North Kerry football. Events last Sunday showed full justification of that move by adding another facet to the 'Valley of 'Knockanure .

 

 

 

During the season they triumphed over all comers on their way to the final. Last Sunday, dispite  the petrol shortage, they travelled in large numbers to Ballybunion, to ensure full support, of their team,. They led by 3 pts to one at half time and went on to add three more against, the wind to show their superiority on, the field and from midway- In the second, half the result was never in doubt as they ran, out winning by a clear margin of four points.

 

 

 

They were best served by the four Collins- brothers, Tom O'Connor (Keylod), W. J. Leahy and, N. Buckley, who  was  very accurate with frees.

 

 

 

The game and cup secure, their enthusiasm knew no bounds and they celebrated the occasion by calling to Moyvane to fill the cup before going, on to Knockanure where celebrations went on to a late hour.

 

Very Rev. W. O'Brien, P.P.,  went to see the game and , lent his moral support  and congratulated them on, winning.

 

QUESTION TIME — A very interesting Question time and film show under the auspices of the Moyvane PTAA. will be held in the Marian Hall this Friday evening at 830 p.m. Four teams representing different areas of the parish have already been selected.

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, February 10, 1978; Page: 26

 

THE death occurred recently at her residence in Newborough, Patrickswell of Mary Dillon (nee Lyons), formally of Duagh. Mrs-Dillon relict of Thomas Dillon was  of course sister of Captain. Jeremiah Lyons, who was shot, by the Black and Tan forces in the valley of Knockanure. Mrs. Dillon's remains were removed to Patrickswell Church on Wednesday, February 1, and the funeral took place on Thursday to Springmount, Cemetery, Duagh, after Requiem Mass in Patrickswell Church. To her son, daughters, sons-inlaw, grandchildren, relatives and friends sympathy is extended.

 

 

 

Pro Life

 

https://www.facebook.com/ProLifeWI/?hc_ref=ARSxf4r27EcMsWpbIY6aqjyLmlNm3lNfIzkXNHLX6qimsQYkQq-pvoXBIyBytGpTfrw&fref=nf

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES - LATEST UPDATE

 

 Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August

 

Pope Francis will preside at the Closing Mass in the Phoenix Park.

 

Ticketing is a two-step process:  1. Registration (opening soon)   2. Print tickets at a later date.   This is available to parishes / individuals. 

 

             It is a free event. 

 

             The venue can accommodate 500,000 people. 

 

             Involves 3-5km EACH WAY due to the transport routes in place for this event. 

 

             Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food

 

             The earlier the booking, the closer the corral to the Altar

 

             People needing special assistance can be with their family in a corral or in a designated area with a carer (copy of medical certificate required at booking)

 

                At all Masses this weekend we will have a show of hands with regards to how many tickets we need to apply for – transport etc.  Will explain at Masses.

 

                Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August

 

Pope Francis will be in attendance. This is an evening concert of music and dance, celebrating family life across the world and including five families who will share their faith. Photo identification + ticket will be required to access the venue.  To guarantee your ticket for this event please register for one of the days at the RDS Congress (see below)

 

                RDS Congress on Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th August

 

Pope Francis will not be in attendance. The Congress programme includes presentations from keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and prayer experiences. There are designated daily programmes for young people (13-17 years) and children (4-12 years). You can register as a daily participant or for the three-day event online: https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets/Congress    This includes a ticket to the Festival of Families AND to the Closing Mass. Online Registration for this event is  OPEN Cost: €68 Congress or €38 per day / Children free must be accompanied

 

                Opening Mass in Killarney on Tuesday 21st August

 

Opening Mass of the World Meeting of Families will take place in each Diocese.  In our Diocese this Mass is @ 6.15pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.  Special items to mark World Meeting of Families in the Parish Office  5 Ways to pray for (and with) your family May 9th and 10th 

 

Wednesday May 9th @10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Killarney

 

Thursday May 10th @10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee

 

As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!  Further details from aileenmurphy@dioceseofkerry.ie 086/3880039

 

 

 

KERRY CHOIR  FOR  PAPAL  MASS: Members of parish choirs are invited to form a special choir for the Papal Mass on Sunday Aug 26th in Phoenix Park, Dublin. 130 places have been allotted  to  our  diocese  and  in  the  event  of oversubscription,  places  will  be  allocated  on  a lottery basis. Contact Tomás at 086 3683778 or www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

2018 May 9 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS for the children of Scoil Chorp Chríost on Saturday 12th at 11am in Knockanure Church. First Holy Communion for the children of Murhur N.S. will be on May 26th at 11am.

 

TRIBUTE at Siamsa for Fr. Ahern on May 11th from 9.30am.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 14th May 2018.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS WILL BE ON TUESDAY, APRIL MAY 15th (3rd Tuesday), in Lixnaw.

 

THE WITNESS WILL BE GIVEN BY JOHN MICHAEL PEARSE. John is recovering well after a long illness. He spent 4 months as a patient at K.U.H. suffering from a serious viral infection.  This infection affected his mobility, sense of balance and he was literally out for the count for 5 weeks. Eventually the cause of this infection was sourced and after intensive treatment the North Kerry man is on the road to recovery.  His message is one of hope, perseverance in the face of unbelievable suffering and trauma.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT Tickets are available after all weekend Masses and outside of office hours from 085/8110770 and other local sellers.  Concert on Tuesday 5th June, doors open at 7pm and concert at 8pm sharp.  

 

WALK: Pieta House – Darkness into Light Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th 2018 at 4.15am. 

 

TOASTMASTERS meet at The Arms Hotel on May 10th at 8pm.

 

DEATH occurred on the 2nd of May, 2018 in her 99th year of Hannah Sheehy (née McCarthy) of Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, wife of the late Jim. Survived by sons Tom and Tony, sisters Noreen and Mary, brothers Tom and Denis, daughters-in-law Eileen and Michelle, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.

 

Requiem Mass for Hannah was celebrated on Saturday, the 5th of May, in Bridget's Church, Duagh followed by burial in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

 

DEATH on May 3rd 2018 of David O Brien late of Tanavalla, Listowel, in his 100th year. Sadly missed by his wife Crissie, daughters Joan (O' Sullivan, Castleisland), Lily (McHugh, Skerries, Co. Dublin), Marie (Corridan, Ennismore, Listowel ) and son Cyril O Brien (Ardee, Co. Louth), sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces,and nephews.

 

DEATH of Paddy Feury , Glenagragra, Glin, on  May 1 2018, Predeceased by his brother Michael, and parents John and Mary. Survived by brothers Tom, John and Richard, sisters Mary and Joan; sisters-in-law Margaret and Noreen, brothers-in-law Billy and Pat, nieces, and nephews.

 

Requiem Mass for Paddy was celebrated in Glin Church on Friday, followed by burial in Kilfergus Cemetery.

 

DEATH took place on May 2nd 2018 of John Sean Horgan, Upper Athea, Athea. Survived by his wife Nora, sons John, Kevin, Pat and Denis, grandchildren and extended families.

 

 Requiem mass was celebrated for John on Friday. Burial afterwards to Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

 

SYMPATHY To Gerry Woods & family, Knockanure and Connie Nolan & family, Glenalappa on the death of their first cousin Bill Woods, Bronx, USA.

 

MASS for Marie Kennelly on Monday 7th May at 11am in St. Teresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: James Relihan, Mary R Kennelly, Tom Scannell, Kay O’Brien Hattley, Jeremiah McCarthy, Paul Dalton, Michael Andrew Beasley O’Flaherty, Mike B Sheehy, Joe Murphy, Agnes Mulvihill, Statia Hanrahan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, Tom Liston, Danny Liston, Josie Golding, Michael Dowling, Darragh Langan, Nora Walsh, Bridger Beaton, Jer Murphy, Joe Faley, Paud Culhane, Tom Sullivan, Molly White, Lar Buckley, Ellen Stack, Tom Paul Stack, Noreen Sweeney, Michael Anthony Ahern, Eileen Keogh, Mass Moyvane: Thurs  10th at 7.30pm for Jerry Brosnan, at the request of the local Cumann Fine Gael; Mass Sat   12th  at  7.30pm for Tom O’Flaherty, The Village and Sun 11th at  11.00am  mass for David Foley, Kilbaha & deceased members of the  Foley & O’Connor families.  Mass Sat  12th at 11.00am  for First Holy Communion – Scoil Chorp Chríost, and Sun  13th mass at 10.00am for Martha O’Sullivan, Carrueragh.

 

MASS in Ballydonoghue Church for Marie Kennelly of Lacca on May 7th at 11am.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Second Class pupils in Duagh will make their First Holy Communion in St. Bridgid’s Church on Saturday May 12th at 11am.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  meeting of the Alzheimer's Carers Support Group takes place on Tuesday May 8th at 12.30pm.  Also Certified Paediatric First Aid for babies, two day course Monday 14th & 21st  May 10.30am - 12.30pm. Limited spaces contact Toni Clarke on 068-23584.

 

MISSION Tarbert; There will be a Parish Mission in honour of Our Lady  from the 21st  to 26th May.

 

There will be Mass and Benediction each evening  with a guest speaker providing the homily.

 

Guest speakers are – Fr. Kevin McNamara, Jill Tynan, Rev. Sean Jones, Rev. Bruce Pierce and Elma Walsh.

 

ST MICHAEL’S Cemetery AHM on 15th May at 7.30pm at St Patrick’s hall.

 

THE GORTAGLANNA ANNUAL COMMEMORATION:  takes place on Saturday 12th May at 7.30pm.  People are asked to assemble at Mc Mahon’s Bridge.  Guest speaker Councillor Toiréasa Ferris. 

 

CLOTHING COLLECTION IN AID OF MURHUR N.S:  bags can be dropped off at the school between 9.30am & 12.30pm daily until the 9th May.

 

FOOD Nutrition Course (HSE funded) Six week course starting on Monday 14th May 7.30pm-9.30pm in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford.  Attendance is free to all.  If interested in attending tel. 087-7672172.

 

Killarney Diabetes Support Group have the HSE Dietitian Ciara McGowan speaking on Wed.16th May in The Deerhunter Suite at the Dromhall Hotel at 8pm. Questions and answers with tea and coffee afterwards.  All welcome.

 

LIVING IN RECOVERY - Irish Olympian and Silver Medallist Ken Egan, Musician Shane McVicker and singer songwriter Cathy C will be sharing their own personal and inspirational recovery stories, on Thur. 10th May in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. Eileen Foley, a local addiction counsellor will be our MC on the night. Admission is Free - Come and sit awhile with friends – There will be some music in the air also. Teas and Coffees in abundance and bring a friend or two of course.

 

MAY ALTAR tradition of decorating it with wild flowers continues in the parish, visiting the Holy Well was also a popular activity during May.  Rosary will be recited at various local Grotto’s during May.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into one’s life to nourish our physical and emotional well-being.  Facilitated by Anna O' Donoghue & Batty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4pm. Contact Anna 0879447105; Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am-4pm. Phone 0667134276.

 

RAMBLING House in Knockanure was on Thursday 3rd May 2018 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre, a good crowd attended, details on social media. 

 

DAWN Chorus, is wonderful these fine bright mornings, land is drying up fast with the recent heat, breeze and sunshine.

 

LEARN FROM ME, an exposition of the Sermon on the Mount, launched 6th of April at 3pm in the Heights Hotel Killarney. Dr. Michael Mullins, former professor of sacred scripture at St. Patrick’s college Maynooth  launched it. Some poetry readings in honour of the late Fr. Pat Moore also. Seat in honour of Fr. Pat was unveiled in Duagh, last weekend.

 

CHOOSE LIFE: Again, we bring your attention to this week’s Issue 13 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry

 

(Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this important issue.

 

KDYS Listowel is looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over to get involved in various projects/programs. We are looking for people who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects.  If you are interested & would like more info please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172. Book Launch: Learn From Me Fr Con Buckley 06 May.

 

KERRY Right to Life: On the weekend of the 12/13th May there will be 24 hours adoration for life and for Ireland's decision in the referendum in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney commencing after 7.30pm evening vigil Mass until 6pm on Sunday May 13th.  On Sun 13th May at 7pm there will be a Referendum Information Evening with speakers including Barrister Ben O'Flionn, Declan Ganley and Dr. Siobhan Crowley in the Killarney Heights Hotel. All are welcome to attend this event which is supported by Kerry Right to Life

 

TALK on Winifred Barrington at NCW Library on May 9th at 11am.

 

THOUGHT: Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Character is not made in a crisis - it is only exhibited.- Author Unknown.

 

CYCLE: Remembering Zoë Charity Cycle in association with Abbeyfeale Cycling Club takes place on Sunday May 13th, starting in Abbeyfeale at 9am from Fr. Casey’s GAA  Club.

 

ALZHEIMER'S TEA DAY to be held in St. Itas's Hall Main St. Abbeyfeale on Wed May 9th from 10.30 to 1.30.approx.Dementia is on the increase in Ireland. All funds raised go to services which support people with dementia in your area. Please call in and have a cuppa.

 

Madeline.

 

CHOOSE Life 2018 24 hours of Adoration in Abbeyfeale parish over the next 3 Fridays of Prayer for the Protection of the Unborn.

 

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carrig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex.  Further information on 087 6174639.

 

BLESSING and Dedication of Padre Pio Sculpture Limerick has been chosen to have one of four nine-foot Padre Pio sculptures carved by Tim Schmalz. It will be installed at St. Saviour's Dominican Church, limerick during a special Mass of dedication celebrated by Bishop Brendan Leahy on May 25th at 1pm.

 

Reducing the risk; HPV infections are mostly spread through direct skin-to-skin contact, usually during sexual activity including oral sex. The risk of HPV infection is higher for people who have had more sexual partners or who started having sex at an earlier age. HPV can be spread between opposite-sex or same-sex partners.

 

WALK: Pieta House – Darkness into Light Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th 2018 at 4.15am.  Registration is online only @ http://dil.pieta.ie

 

CHOIRS will play a crucial role in the liturgical celebrations at the World Meeting of Families.  1,000 seats are being allocated to the choir seats at each mass of the Pastoral Congress and 5,000 seats in the Phoenix Park for the Papal Mass.

 

DAY of Reflection at Nano Nagle Birthplace, Ballygriffin, Mallow on Wednesday 30th May from 10am – 4pm. Led by Fr Jim Cogley, a psychotherapist and wood turner with nearly 40 years’ experience of healing; Journey of Transformation, the past that is unacknowledged can still influence the present. Bookings to 022-26411 or e-mail: secretary@nanonaglebirthplace.ie

 

SEATS STILL AVAILABLE -PILGRIMAGE  TO MEDJUGORJE: 14th to 21st June from Shannon to Split Airport. Please contact group leader, Maura Harksen 066 7127143 as soon as possible if you wish to travel.

 

WILLIE FINUCANE

 

Evening Herald 1891-current, Monday, June 26, 1978; Page: 7

 

The Night of the Raid. By J B Keane.

 

MY PUBLIC house was raided several times by vigilant gardai. I was fined and those found on were fined and that was the end of it. Over the past few weeks in Listowel several other public houses have been raided but that was the end of it too and now the raids are as stale as yesterday's headlines. The reason, of course, is that there is no writer of ballads in the locality. How different was the immortal raid on Flynn's public house in the famous village of Knockanure. The raid took place ten years ago but it is still remembered fondly because it was immortalised in verse by Knockanure poet, Willie Finucane. Willie was in Flynn's when the raid took place. Flynn was caught. He was defended by Listowel solicitor Shay O'Reilly and brought to trial in Tarbert court before district justice Cyril Maguire. But let Willie take up the tale:  Have you ever been to a pub, me lads, or have you felt that way;

 

 'Tis nice to have a pint or two to pass the time away.

 

 Oh if at night 'tis your delight your thirst you bid to cure.

 

 Better watch the clock or you'll see the dock like the night in Knockanure.

 

A nice opening. The occasion was New Year's Eve of nineteen sixty-seven. Spirits were high in Flynn's and Auld Lang Syne was in full swing but what a cheek I have. Let Willie Finucane proceed in his own inimitable way:

 

 Now the last few hours of sixty-seven were fleeing mighty fast

 

 As we did join in Auld Lang Syne for to make the year go fast.

 

Our hearts were light, our spirits high, the fun was fresh and pure,

 

Oh little we thought -that-we were sought at Flynn's of Knockanure.

 

Now the alarm went at ten o'clock, a warning-time you see;

 

 The barman shouted at the door "Ten minutes more of glee."

 

 But as the clock ticked on, me boys, 'twas twenty past for sure

 

 And down the lane came Garda Keane to Flynn's of Knockanure.

 

 Thus Willie Finucane skilfully sets the scent. The air of merriment indoors while danger threatens from the outside. Suddenly there is an imperious knocking at the door. No one in his right mind would dare knock at Flynn's in such a manner, nobody, that is, but a Guard. The awful certainty begins to dawn upon the revellers. A communication from the outside confirms that it is indeed a Civic Guard on public house duty. The door is opened and the limb of the law is admitted. Here again I have great pleasure in handing over to Willie Finucane:

 

 "Account for those men. The time is past," his voice came through the door.

 

 While we stood like ghosts beside our host, our feet stuck to the floor.

 

Then nice and mute Flynn spoke the truth Of that you can be sure.

 

 "But for the song they'd be long gone from the valley of Knockanure."

 

 There follows an account of the name-taking of those found on. Some were old lags, veterans of a hundred raids in Listowel, Ballybunion. Tarbert, Moyvane and elsewhere. Others were never caught after hours before. It was a mixed haul. However, every man in that cornered conglomerate gave his name willingly and correctly and showed no disrespect whatsoever to the Civic Guard. 'He had his duty to do and no man held that against him. In fact at this stage in the ballad Willie has this to say to the men in the blue tunics:

 

Oh a happy New Year to all the police from here to Templemore,

 

To your sergeants and inspectors, all ranks of your peaceful corps.

 

May you banish all crime to the end of time and keep us well secure

 

'Though we'll never forget being caught in the net in Flynn's of Knockanure.

 

No bitterness here. No harbouring of old grudges, no festering of old sores. What a much improved world it would be if its occupants would only behave like those gallant victims who fell foul of the law on the last night of nineteen sixty-seven in Flynn's of Knockanure. About Garda Keane, Willie had the following to say:

 

And should he return again to the Cross we'll meet him face to face,

 

As man to man we'll sing this song for it is no disgrace.

 

With a cead mile failte we'll welcome him back and hope he don't act poor

 

 For if he had not come no song would be sung of the capture in Knockanure.

 

The composer now takes us to the court in Tarbert where the case of Flynn versus the State is brought before District Justice Maguire, an impartial and well-loved figure.

 

 Now in Tarbert Court a nice resort, Maguire threw in the ball;

 

Keane was first to break away. He kicked it with the fall.

 

But Flavin Mick he done the trick with a daring save for sure And when Reilly caught he drove it back, so 'twas cheers for Knockanure.

 

 His clearance went to Flynn. me lads, the publican is tall,

 

He fielded high above their heads and soloed with the ball.

 

 From thirty-five 'twas a mighty drive, it ripped the net for sure,

 

 Oh 'twas pot luck as the cobwebs shook in the valleys of Knockanure.

 

 So ends the court scene with a dismissal, but there is no cocksureness in the closing lines of The Raid of Knockanure. It is a wise man who walks easy when his jug is full and this Willie Finucane was content to do. He concludes with a pleasant verse. What a great shame it is that other events of local interest were not recorded by poets of Willie Finucane's calibre. What new colours and dimensions would be added to the lore of rural Ireland. I hand over once more to Willie:

 

Oh to all you young Guards I give my regards. May I coach you with this rhyme,

 

 If you learn to sell the dummy your scores will come in time.

 

If the going is rough just play it tough and take things slow but sure

 

And we'll call it a draw within the law in the Valleys of Knockanure.

 

 

 

Rambling House

 

https://youtu.be/VXined99XtY

 

 

 

 

 

On 26 April 2018, the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre was officially inaugurated, and its doors will be open to the public from tomorrow 28 April 2018. The centre, located at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany provides visitors with an immersive experience of astronomy in general, along with ESO-specific scientific results, projects, and technological breakthroughs. All activities in the ESO Supernova will be free of charge during 2018, and shows and other events can be booked online.

 

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1813/?lang

 

 

 

A stunning slideshow highlighting the development of life in the womb up to 12 weeks is available to view on our website www.chooselife2018.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Guerin

 

Published on 25 Apr 2018

 

Kay Caball marked the Centenary of two famous Cow's lawn (Town Park) incidents, in a talk at the Seanchaí Listowel 22.4.2018. Excitement in Listowel as 1000 men with Hurleys , Gurtenard Gates Burst, Lawn - Ploughmen start. VIDEO Michael Guerin 22.4.2018

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zTvQkBZHgY&feature=share

 

 

 

 

 

2018 May 2 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 DEATH occurred 27th April 2018 of Jim Fitzgerald of Lower Aughrim, Moyvane, and late of Athea. Survived by his wife Betty, children John, Patrick, Mary, and James, son-in-law Joseph, daughters-in-law Patricia and Susannah, nine grandchildren, aunty Betty (USA), and the Quinn family, Athea.

 

RAMBLING House is taking place on Thursday 3rd May 2018 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 Knockanure on Monday 14th May.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome.  If attending contact the Centre on 068/49799.

 

THANKS: Easter Raffle Draw: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure National School Parents Association hopes everyone had a wonderful Easter. The Parents Association wish to thank the local businesses  and  the community for their incredible support of our Easter draw. We are extremely grateful for your support. We offer a heartfelt thank you to those who sponsored our top prizes: Christopher Kiely, Accountant, The Square, Listowel/Holly’s Gala Moyvane/ Brona Chocolates Kilmorna, Listowel and JFK Electricals, Moyvane.

 

DRAWING: Line Drawing Class at Listowel Library from 6.30 to 7.30pm on May 3rd and 10th, for Senior Citizens.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT Moyvane & Knockanure Restoration Fund presents Michael English on Tuesday 5th June in Moyvane Church tickets at the Parish Office.

 

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €7700 jackpot Monday 23rd April. Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 31,and 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Eileen Kennelly, Knockanure; 2. Margaret Lynch, Moyvane Village; 3. Annette & Mary, Chipper Moyvane; 4. Maureen & Jim Connolly (K), Trien, and

 

5. Tom Cahill, Flynn’s Bar.

 

There was no winner of the €7800 jackpot Friday 27th April.Numbers drawn were 1, 19, 20, and 31

 

Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Seanie Kennelly c/o Speedys; 2. Mary Leahy, Kilrush, c/o Enright’s bar; 3. Liam Nolan, Speedys; 4. Joe Riordan, Lisselton, and 5. Mattie Dillon, c/o Listowel Agri

 

Next draw on Friday 4th May with jackpot up to €7900.

 

DEATH took place on 23rd April 2018 of Martin Mulvihill of Parkboy Carney, Nenagh, and Moyvane.

 

Recently pre-deceased by his father Jack Mulvihill. Survived by his wife Hilary (Nee Haugh-Ardagh) sons Stephen and John, daughter Maeve, mother Anna, brothers Roger & Johnny, sisters Catherine & Breda, mother-in-law Peg, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncle, aunts, nieces, and nephews.

 

 Requiem Mass for Martin Mulvihill was celebrated at  Puckane Church on Thursday, followed by burial in Cloughprior Graveyard.

 

DEATH of Marie McEllistrim (nee O’Flaherty) Ahane, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, and formerly of Lixnaw on April 22nd, 2018, wife of the late Tom (former T.D. and Minister of State)  mother of Thomas and Anne.

 

DEATH of Marie Kennelly (Rockfield, Blackrock and late of Lacca Lisselton.): On 26th April, 2018, daughter of the late Joe and Mary B., survived by siblings; Francis, Seán, Bernadette, Tim, Gerald, Tom, Nora and Mike and Uncle Gerald.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Margaret Morrissey, Eddie Moloney, Jack Walsh, Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, Patrick Bunce, Dick Galvin, Benny O’Connell, John Joe O’Connor, Fr. Pat Moore, Sr. Carmel Walsh, John O’Connor, Jeremiah C O’Carroll, Liza Mulvihill, Dan Allen, Sr. Conception O’Connor, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Bridie Cox, Mary Hayes, John Neenan, Heidi Deegan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, Mass Moyvane; Mon 30th at  7.30pm for Denis O’Connor, Glin; Thurs 3rd  at 7.30pm for Julia & Timothy O’Flaherty, Moher; Fri  4th at  7.30pm for Billy McDonnell, Dooncaha, Tarbert; Sat  5th at 7.30pm for John O’Connor, and Mass on Sun  6th at 11.00am for Jerry & Jeremiah McCarthy, Gortdromosillihy.

 

 Mass Knockanure on Sunday 6th May  at 10.00am for Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea.

 

Mass Moyvane Wed  2nd  at 7.30pm a Special Intention.

 

FIRST Confession Moyvane Tues 1st at 7.00pm. The twelve First Holy Communicants who will be making their First Holy Communion in Moyvane Church on Sat 26th May. Parents/Guardians, extended families, neighbours & friends are most welcome.

 

FUNERAL MINISTERY: Helen Dowling, and Mary Fitzgerald from the Parish are now in training.

 

 NATIONAL PRO-LIFE PRAYER RALLY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE 8TH AMENDMENT:  will take

 

place at the Sacred Heart Church, The Crescent, Limerick on Saturday May 5th.  Dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima which will include their usual First Saturday devotions.  Assemble at the Sacred Heart Church at 11am, Mass  at 12 noon followed by public Rosary procession.  Concludes at 2.30pm.  

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Knockanure Thursday 3rd and Moyvane on Friday 4th   .

 

BLOOD Donor clinic at Secondary School Abbeyfeale on 30th April and May 1st from 6pm to 9pm each evening.

 

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:  Pieta House walk/run takes place at The Desmond complex Newcastle West May 12 at 4.15 am.

 

FR PAT MOORE, memorial evening in Duagh on May 5th.

 

THANKS to all those who took part in the recent county wide clean up especially all those individuals who did their own roads and own area. 

 

ICA along with members of the community will recite the Rosary at Our Lady's Grotto Moyvane every Tuesday for the month of May starting Tuesday 1st at 7-15pm. All welcome.

 

PIETA HOUSE - DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th at 4.15am.

 

PRO LIFE meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm. in the Parish meeting room, Listowel. All welcome.

 

ROAD WORKS UPDATE:  Road works will continue next week between Moyvane and Knockanure.

 

SUNSHINE: Lovely sunshine on Sunday morning from 7am onwards, a little touch of frost on the grass, but the heat of sun was lovely and birds singing and the odd farmer in the distance, could be heard bringing the cows from fields that are still wet.

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE: wish to gratefully acknowledge all who contributed to their recent

 

Church gate collection at both Churches.  The amount collected was €797.10.  

 

LISTOWEL HISTORY FESTIVAL on 5th May- 3pm Military Parade and Ceremony & 6.15pm Remembrance Mass for U.N.I.F.I.L. & Living History Field both days. 6th May- 2.30pm Re-enactment battle - Comic Con Characters -Movie Vehicles - 80's Disco Arms

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Self Care Day: "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into ones life to nourish our physical and emotional well-being. Facilitated by Anna O' Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 26th May 9.45am-4pm. Contact Anna 087/9447105. 

 

WATCH out, tribute at Siamsa for Fr. Ahern on May 11th from 9.30am.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Rainbows offers a nine-week listening group support programme following a bereavement or parental separation.  Interested parents are invited to visit www.rainbowireland.ie  Course starts May 9th at the Centre at 5.15pm, details from 068/23584.

 

LOURDES:  Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Direct from Shannon Airport, staying at the Solitude Hotel, from September 22-27.  Full Pilgrimage Programme. Booking forms available from Fr Tony Mullins. Fr John O’Shea & Fr Willie Fitzmaurice.

 

FLEADH BY THE FEALE: This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3 - Monday, May 7.  Loads of events including Busking, Art Competition, Ceili,  Gig Rig in the Square, All Ireland Bones, Sessions in various pubs, Storytelling on Sunday in St. Ita’s Hall and so much more, further information: Nora 086/2427003, Celine 087/7697672, Vincent 087/2443353 and Mary 087/7419343.

 

ATTENTION FARMERS:  A seminar entitled ‘Planning for a Successful Farm Business’ takes place at the Woodlands Hotel, Adare on Tuesday, May 1 at 8pm.  It is organised by Bank of Ireland in conjunction with IFAC and Teagasc and booking is essential on 076 6240711.

 

TALK on Winifred Barrington at NCW Library on May 9th at 11am.

 

WATCH out for local Bealtaine Events, for older people.

 

ALCOHOLICS  ANONYMOUS: Open  Public Meeting on Monday April 30th, at 8.30pm in the Presentation, Prefabs, Upper Castle Street.

 

SEÁN KEANE AT THE GLÓRACH:   on Friday, May 4 when Seán Keane.The show starts at 8 pm and we hope to bring other prominent musicians to the venue in the following months.  There are a limited amount of tickets available for Seán Keane and these can be booked at 0871383940.

 

ALZEMHEIMER’S DANCE AT THE RAILWAY:  There will be a dance at the Railway on Wednesday, May 2 with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Dancing to the Tom Healy Band.  Your support would be appreciated.

 

BEST WISHES to Martin O’Flaherty on his 60th birthday.

 

SMARTER SLEEPING WORKSHOP: 4thMay, from 9.15am to 12.45pm at Áras an Phobail, Dean’s

 

Lane, Tralee. To book your free place call 066 7180190

 

LATE FR PAT MOORE'S PP MEMORIAL EVENING AFTER MASS ON MAY 5:  The DDA will be unveiling a bench that they commissioned in memory of the late Fr Pat Moore. Then there will be a candle lighting ceremony with night lights in glass jars.   There will then be some refreshments and entertainment in the marquee at the front of the church with people who may like to reminisce about their own memories or stories relating to the late Fr Pat. There will be music and some singers and story tellers, there will also be a photographic slideshow going on in the background on one of the walls of the marquee so if you or anyone has any photos of the late Fr Pat maybe at a christening, communion, confirmation etc. the DDA would be very grateful we would just scan them and hand them straight back to the owner, please call Sandra 087 6718377 .The DDA are also requesting people from the parish to donate some home baking or make sandwiches etc. for this evening as the DDA only have a handful of committee members. All foods can be dropped off to any member of the DDA on the day.

 

RIVERFEST Limerick from 4th to 7th May.

 

5 WAYS TO PRAY FOR (AND WITH) YOUR FAMILY - As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Wednesday May 9th @10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney and again on Thursday 10th May @ 10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!

 

KERRY CAMINO: The annual 3 day walk of the Dingle Way from Tralee To Dingle takes place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend -Friday 4th (St. Johns  Church,  Tralee  to  Camp,)  Saturday  5th (Camp  to  Annascaul)  and  Sunday  6th May (Annascaul  to  the  Church  of  St.  James, Dingle.)Visit  www.kerrycamino.com for  more information or  if interested in participating in some or all of the walk.

 

LIVING IN RECOVERY - Irish Olympian and Silver Medallist Ken Egan, Musician Shane McVicker and singer songwriter Cathy C will be sharing their own personal and inspirational recovery stories, on Thur. 10th May in the Community Centre Tarbert at 8.30pm. Eileen Foley, a local addiction counsellor will be MC on the night. Admission is Free.

 

THE RIGHT TO LIFE ROAD SHOW was in the Square, Listowel on Saturday 28th. On 13th May  a weekend for Life with 24 hours adoration in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney and Mass on Sunday with Bishop Ray Browne. On Sunday evening May 13th Declan Ganley and Barrister Ben O'Flionn will be some of the guest speakers at Killarney Heights Hotel at 7pm.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS WILL BE ON TUESDAY, APRIL MAY 15th (3rd Tuesday), in Lixnaw.

 

THE WITNESS WILL BE GIVEN BY JOHN MICHAEL PEARSE. John is recovering well after a long illness. He spent 4 months as a patient at K.U.H. suffering from a serious viral infection.  This infection affected his mobility, sense of balance and he was literally out for the count for 5 weeks. Eventually the cause of this infection was sourced and after intensive treatment the North Kerry man is on the road to recovery.  His message is one of hope, perseverance in the face of unbelievable suffering and trauma.

 

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL MAYO DAY TRIP;   Contact Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (5-6pm) if you wish to participate in the day trip to walk/cycle the Achill Greenway, Co. Mayo on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7. Coach departs Market Yard, NCWest at 7a.m

 

 MIC COLLEGE TASTER SESSIONS, College Taster Sessions - MIC Campus, Limerick

 

Friday 27th April 2018 from 11am - 1pm

 

INFORMATION EVENING; MA in Education & the Well-being of the Older Person. MIC Campus, Limerick, Wednesday, 9 May 2018  - 6-8 pm.Tara Building, Room T101

 

JUBILEE BOOKLET Abbeyfeale:  The final draft of the publication will be ready this week.  If you have an article for inclusion then you need to email it to Feale church @eircom.net in the next few days.  It is up to each ministry group to include their article. The launch will take place in May and it would be helpful if you could book a copy of this production in advance to estimate printing numbers.  Text 089/4356981. The Jubilee celebration Mass will take place on June 16 @ 7.30pm. All are welcome.

 

PARISH OFFICE HOSTS MEETINGS: Narcotics Anonymous meet every Monday night @ 8pm in the parish Office, Abbeyfeale.  Al-anon meet on Tuesday evening @ 8pm. A.A.  meet every Wednesday afternoon @ 3pm, Friday night @ 8pm and Sunday mornings @ 10am. 

 

LOUGH DERG: Lough Derg; Dear friends, it's that time of the year were we are finalising our preparations for the opening of the Island for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Many of you know Mary McDaid, a well-known member of the Three Day Pilgrimage team over the years. We are delighted that Mary has joined the One Day Retreat team and Mary shares a few words of invitation to one and all to consider taking time way from the hectic routine of everyday life and regardless of where you are on your jouney with God you are welcome. Please help us share the news of the opening and the May One Day Reteats which will continue after 5th May on 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th and 28th. Blessings

 

THOUGHT:  The problem right now is all the judgment....from the right and from the left. It's fine to express opinions and disagree, but labeling other people as evil or meaningless is awful. It's so damaging. It's hard to repair a breach when someone on the other side is using dynamite. -

 

Kenneth Williams

 

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, June 28, 1905; Page: 3

 

KNOCKANURE

 

A special meeting of the branch was convened on Sunday, 25th inst. Mr P Collins presided.

 

Previous to the holding of meeting, a deputation waited on Dr O'Leary, P.P, requesting him to act as intermediary between some labourers and a farmer. Labourers' claims were put before the Rev Doctor who directly put them to the farmer. The farmer asked time to consider proposals and consult his children. It is to be hoped an amicable understanding will be arrived at, and by a little give and take at both sides all unpleasant friction will be avoided as the kindliest relations always subsisted between this fanner and his labourers.

 

Mr M J Nolan, Co C, addressed the meeting. He said—my friends, as you are aware I have come to help you in any way possible to bring to a successful issue this question of direct labour on some of our Kerry roads. Such of the Council as were in favour of the scheme were not able to get as many roads as they wished at present. However, he was sure that if these roads were worked wisely and economically they would ere long have a more comprehensive one. He introduced the matter on the last board day at Listowel, so that all the labour associations in Kerry would call special meetings and be prepared to back up their claim in direct labour by a strong representation on that day. He would recommend these labour associations to call on their respective Co C's to be present on that date, also a few delegates from each branch to be prepared to give evidence if allowed by Inspector of inquiry. He thought it would be desirable also to employ a solicitor, for should delegates not be heard the solicitor can at least say he speaks on behalf of the labour element in Kerry. By such association in Kerry subscribing say a shilling or two, which they can very well afford, any solicitor will be willing to give his services. He will himself contribute his portion, and if they want to be successful they must also do their part. These roads are at present in the hands of small farmers who, if they only expended half the energy on their farm as they do on the roads, their condition would, he was sure, be much better improved.

 

Mr Jas C O'Sullivan said some of the roads were in a deplorably wretched condition, and any scheme which did away with the present neglectful one would be welcome indeed. He said it was no unusual thing to see contractors before visiting day going along their respective roads uprooting the soling stones so us to deceive the eyes of the cycle-riding inspector and filling the cavities with the clay taken from the skirting.

 

Mr P O’Connor, D.C. gave an account of his first experience at the Boardroom.

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry People 1902-1928, Saturday, December 02, 1905; Page: 4

 

TO THE EDITOR.

 

Knockanure , 25:11 :'05.

 

Dear Mr. Editor,—I observe from a report appearing in this week's "Kerry People'," of the Barraduff branch of the U.I.L . of which I am a member, that my name is omitted, as one of those present on the occasion of the passing of the resolution of sympathy on the death of Fr. O'Flaherty. Not alone was I present on the occasion, but when the resolution of deep sympathy was carried in respect to the death of our lamented parish priest, I remarked as follows —" I should be one of the first to express deep sorrow at the death of the Rev. Fr O’Flaherty, because in the old days, when it was considered to be a crime to be connected with the National movement , that great priest was President and I was Secretary of that movement, and at the time we soldiered together in the National ranks."

 

It does seem strange that my name should be, omitted from the report, but I certainly cannot blame you, Mr. Editor as I am sure you inserted the report communicated to you

 

Yours faithfully,

 

DENIS HEALY , evicted tenant.

 

 

 

Cuckoo in Knockanure

 

https://youtu.be/3sazPUFsRfo

 

 

 

2018 April 25 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

PIETA HOUSE - DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th at 4.15am.

 

PRO LIFE meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm. in the Parish meeting room, Listowel. All welcome.

 

ROAD WORKS UPDATE:  Road works will continue next week between Moyvane and Knockanure.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT Moyvane & Knockanure Restoration Fund presents Michael English on Tuesday 5th June in Moyvane Church tickets at the Parish Office.

 

WEATHER has greatly improved and land is drying rapidly, the blackthorn is in bloom, daisies, blue bells and dandelion are getting plentiful. One woman told me she saw two swallows and I am waiting to hear the Cuckoo. It has been a long wet autumn and winter and will be remembered negatively for many a year.

 

WATCH out tribute at Siamsa for Fr. Ahern on May 11th from 9.30am.

 

DEATH has occurred of Teresa Kennelly, late of Lissaniska, Kilmorna and Willow Court, Listowel. Unexpectedly on the 17th of April 2018. Pre-deceased by her brother William and Nana Maureen. Sadly missed by her loving partner Mick, children Daniel and Aoibhe, parents Mike and Joan, brother Tim and his wife Margaret, uncles, aunts, niece, nephews, cousins, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. Requiem Mass on Friday 20th April at 12 noon in the Church of Corpus Christi, Knockanure and burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure, Moyvane. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kevin assister by Fathers Tom and Brendan, hymns were sung by Ester and Elaine Foley. Teresa was laid to rest on a beautiful sunny day, surrounded by her grieving family and friends.

 

DEATH has taken place of Emer Ward (nee Carr), 15 Doonard Crescent, Tarbert, and formerly of Old Grange, Monasterevin, on April 18th 2018, survived by her  husband John, sons NiaII, Fergal and Shane, daughters Niamh, Fiona, Emer and Ciara, grandchildren Cormac, Éadaoin, Síomha, Muirne, Órnaith, Fionn, Aoibhe, Seán, Jack, Anna, Luke, Clodagh, Katie and Leah, great-granddaughter Isla, brothers Pat and Evan, sisters Carmel, Ann and Attracta, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews,and nieces.

 

MASS for Fr Joseph Mallin of Hong Kong, China and Dublin, was celebrated on April 21, 2018 in St Francis Xavier Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, son of Commandant Michael Mallin (executed in 1916 Rising) and Agnes Mallin (née Hickey). Fr. Joseph was only two years old when his father was executed.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sheila Furlong, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Sean Collins, Mai Liston, Tom Finucane, Tom Heffernan, Richard Tobin, Sr. Vivian Nolan, Billy Fitzgerald, Bridget Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Mickey Walsh, Sheila Vaughan O’Riordan. Mass Moyvane; Fri 27th at  7.30pm for Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll & Christopher their son; Sat  28th at 7.30pm for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody, Cuss (Anni), and Mass Sun 29th  at 11.00am for Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen, & deceased members of the Joy family. Mass at Knockanure on Sun 29th at  10.00am for Noreen & Patrick Sweeney, Kilmorna.

 

MASS at Moyvane on Wed 25th  at 7.30pm a Special Intention.                

 

5 WAYS TO PRAY FOR (AND WITH) YOUR FAMILY! As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World

 

Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Wednesday May 9th at 10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney and again on Thursday 10th May at 10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses next weekend 28th / 29th in aid of Peter’s Pence (Pope’s Charity).

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION MEETING:  for all who attend Eucharistic Adoration in Moyvane on Monday 23rd April at 7pm in the Sacristy.  It is important that everyone attends this meeting.

 

DRAW: There was no Lotto draw held on Friday night the 20th April as a mark of respect to Mike and Joan Kennelly Lisaniska and their family on the untimely passing of their daughter Teresa. May She Rest in Peace. Draw rescheduled for Monday night the 23rd April.

 

 DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for  photographs or memories of the late Fr. Pat Moore (R.I.P.) PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering  in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377

 

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Dr. Declan Downey will give a talk in the Bridewell on Sat. 28th April at 7.30pm. The talk is entitled “From Tarbert to Nantes via Fontenoy, the O’ Briens of Carrigaholt, Viscounts Clare C. 1660-1745.”

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: 0667134276.- Protection of Life: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mondays 11am-2pm; Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. April 26th 7pm-8.30pm; Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the Bio-Spiritual Institute, Apr. 27th -29th; Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Anna O' Donoghue & Batty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4pm. Contact Anna 0879447105

 

 KNOCK  SHRINE  DAY  OF PRAYER FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE & THE 8TH AMENDMENT. Sunday April 29th. Celebrant: Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan. Bus Leaving Tralee Railway Station at 7.30am. Bookings with Diana on 089  2215157  or  O’Shea’s  of  Kerry  066

 

7180123

 

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – will hold a clothes collection on Thursday 10th May in aid of Tarbert Active Retirement and West Limerick Children’s Services.

 

WALK: Community Walkers & Strollers meeting every Monday  at 7.15pm, at the Bridewell. Walk at your pace in the company of friends and neighbours to Tarbert Island and back. Bring comfortable walking shoes, make sure you have a high visual jacket.

 

SEÁN KEANE AT THE GLÓRACH Theatre on Friday, May 4 bringing his unique voice and rich repertoire of songs, including distinctive versions of Isle of hope, Isle of tears, Blackbird and this author's personal favourite, The Tunnel Tigers.  The concert starts at 8 pm, booking at 0871383940.

 

NIGHT AT THE DOGS:  Abbeyfeale Rugby Club Pitch Development are holding a Night at the Dogs on Saturday, April 28 at Tralee Greyhound Stadium. 

 

 YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP: West Limerick Resources in conjunction with Jigsaw and Newcastle West Library will host a free workshop for community groups/parents on ‘Supporting Young People’s Mental Health’ on Wednesday April 25 at 7pm in Newcastle West Library. As a result of this workshop, it is hoped that participants will have a greater knowledge of the key issues impacting on the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the community. Registration is essential by contacting Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477.

 

FREE Taster in Glin Library: Thinking of trying mindfulness meditation? Come and find out for yourself at the FREE TALK and TASTER evening on “The Benefits of Mindfulness Practice” in Glin Library on Wednesday 25th April at 8 pm with Ali Burnard, a Mindfulness & Meditation facilitator and Gestalt Psychotherapist. All welcome.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 25th, 8 STRINGS 2 A BOW – COONEY PEREGRINE DUO; Celebrated Irish classical musicians, Elizabeth Cooney – violin and Gerald Peregrine – cello, will perform masterworks from the classical repertoire as well as works by Irish composers.

 

Fri 27th, DON BAKER AND ROB STRONG BAND. Irish legends celebrate 50 years on the road with a new album they have recorded together.

 

Mon 30th – Fri 4th May. ART AND DESIGN EXHIBITION. An exhibition of work by the QQI Level 5 Art Design and Portfolio students currently in attendance at North Kerry College of Further Education.  The collection ranges from painting and drawing to sculpture, batik and design work.

 

GRAND CELEBRITY CONCERT:  This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3 - Monday, May 7.   The grand celebrity concert will take place in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef on Sunday, May 6 and features the Shandrum Céilí Band with support from the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Band.  Doors open 7pm with show from 8pm. Tickets & further information: Nora 086/2427003, Celine 087/7697672, Vincent 087/2443353 and Mary 087/7419343.

 

TARBERT RUN - On April 29th, Tarbert is hosting a set of 3 Road Races. The start and finish for all three events is Tarbert Comprehensive School. We have a 10 Mile Run, a 10km Run and a 5km Run or Walk. Please register online at www.tarbert.ie or call into Carey Architects, Collins Filling Station or the Post Office. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

PILGRIMAGE:  Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé  The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé, France on Sun. July 1st.  Taizé is a place of pilgrimage with a special welcome for young people.  The group will return to Ireland on Sun. July 8th.  The group will be accommodated in dormitories in Taizé.  Meals will also be provided.  Cost is €500.00.  For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Application forms are available from your parish office.

 

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:  Pieta House walk/run takes place at The Desmond complex Newcastle West May 12th at 4.15 am. Registration at Leens Hotel on Saturday, April 28 from 3 -5pm.

 

PIETA HOUSE -  DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th at 4.15am. Registration is online only @ http://dil.pieta.ie

 

PARISH CANTOR WORKSHOP There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, April 26th 2018 at 7:30pm.  The workshop will take place in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee.  The facilitators for the evening will be Ailish Walsh O’ Connor and Tomás Kenny.  To book a place please contact Tomás on 086 3683778 or  tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

ACCORD  invites applications for Certificate  in  Counselling (Marriage  and Relationship), for the academic year 2018/2019. The Certificate, validated by St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, is aligned to Level 8, 20 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications and is aimed at  qualified, experienced   counsellors/psychotherapists who have: a Degree/Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy, Completed   a minimum of 200 client hours and have a current supervised caseload  and knowledge/experience of the Person Centred Approach. 

 

PIONEER BALL: 5th May 2018, Treacy’s Hotel, Carrickmacross. Music by Wildcats. Guest speaker Senator Frances  Black.  Tickets  087 2392993.

 

LOUGH DERG: Lough Derg; Dear friends, it's that time of the year were we are finalising our preparations for the opening of the Island for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Many of you know Mary McDaid, a well-known member of the Three Day Pilgrimage team over the years. We are delighted that Mary has joined the One Day Retreat team and Mary shares a few words of invitation to one and all to consider taking time way from the hectic routine of everyday life and regardless of where you are on your jouney with God you are welcome. Please help us share the news of the opening and the May One Day Reteats which will continue after 5th May on 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th and 28th. Blessings.

 

LOURDES:  Autumn Limerick Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Direct from Shannon Airport, staying at the Solitude Hotel, from September 22-27.  Full Pilgrimage Programme. Booking forms available from Fr Tony Mullins. Fr John O’Shea & Fr Willie Fitzmaurice.

 

DUMPING: Bejing, China - China has imposed anti-dumping measures on halogenated butyl rubber (halobutyl) imports from the US, European Union and Singapore.

 

FIRST Listowel Visual Arts Week 20th - 24th June 2018. The international fine art festival will celebrate the work of visual artists, and harness our collective energies to collaborate, learn and create. Listowel Visual Arts Week welcomes the return of many former Olive Stack Gallery Artists in Residence to teach workshops, exhibit and reunite with friends in Listowel – the creative home of this growing international family of artists! The festival will mark the 20th anniversary of Olive Stack Gallery, celebrate the residency and the growing and thriving visual arts scene in the heritage town of Listowel.

 

THOUGHT: Revival looks like family; family is messy. Generations working together can be tense, and it’s not easy. There might be tension in it, but without tension, you can’t make music because if you take the tension out of guitar strings, the guitar can’t sing.-Jonathan David Hesler.

 

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, March 08, 1930; Page: 17

 

We regret to announce the death of Major John MacGillycuddy, which took place at his residence, Flesk Castle, Killarney on March 4th after a prolonged illness at the age of seventy four. Mr. McGillycuddy was the third son of Richard McGillycuddy of the Reeks, and Anna, daughter of Captain John Johnstone, of Mainstone Court, Herefordshire, and was representative of the oldest stock both in Ireland and England. On his father’s side his descent traces directly back to the Kings of Munster and to Milesius. While his maternal pedigree- connected him to Robert the Bruce of Scotland on the one side, and to Alfred the Great of Saxon England on the other. He was educated at Marlborough and later at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied law, and was subsequently called to the Irish Bar. During his University career, he represented Ireland in the first International Rugby Football match against England. In the early eighties he went to Canada, where he acted as Secretary to the Arts Association of Montreal for several years. He married in 1890. Emlly daughter of R. S. Hudson. Esq of Bache Hall, Cheshire, and resided at Aghadoe House, Killarney. During this period he twice contested the East Kerry Division in the Unionist Interest. He filled the office of High Sheriff, was a Justice of the Peace, and one of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants for the county. He joined the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1893, but retired in 1909. He re-joined in 1914. and served with the Battalion at Cork and Aghada during the war. The last ten years of his life were spent at Flesk Castle.

 

Major MacGillycuddy was essentially Kerry; he lived in and for the county, and devoted his life to the welfare of its people. He took a deep interest in every form of social betterment and was untiring in his efforts to forward any charitable movement which was brought to his notice. His last days were concerned with the inception of a pension fund for the Jubilee nurses, and his illness was clouded by the thought that he would be unable to bring the project to a final and satisfactory conclusion. His unobtrusive kindnesses were without number, and many are the homes in Kerry which have tided over a difficult day with his help and sympathy. A good friend, a delightful, well-bred and cultured companion, and a courteous gentleman, he will be sadly missed as an example of what the best type of Irishman should be. He is succeeded by his only son, Anthony John MacGillycuddy.

 

 

 

TARBERT: Small Sources 2: Tarbert (Co. Kerry) schoolchildren 1809

 

Posted on August 20, 2013 by jim

 

 

 

A list of 39 schoolchildren in Tarbert, Co. Kerry in 1809 from NLI Ms 17,935 (5). if you make a connection, we would love to hear about it to jim.ryan (at) Flyleaf.ie

 

 

 

‘A list of the Scholars educating (sic) at the English school founded at Tarbert by the Governors of Erasmus Smith’s Schools. May 1809.

 

 

 

Mary Kelly

 

Sarah Fowler (?)

 

James Fowler (?)

 

Michael Finucane

 

Ann Finucane

 

Catherine Finucane

 

Elizabeth McCormick

 

http://www.ancestornetwork.ie/flyleaf/blog/?p=191

 

 

 

HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II. Greenpark Racecourse, Limerick

 

Monday, 1 October 1979

 

http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/homilies/1979/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_19791001_irlanda-limerick.html

 

 

 

 

 

2018 April 18 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS, Lixnaw on APRIL 17th (3rd Tuesday). The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

 

CLEAN UP: Locals were out collecting rubbish from the local roads, last week, now that many roads are clean, it would be nice to show respect to the volunteers.

 

GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €7500 jackpot for Friday 6th April. Numbers drawn were 8, 16, 20, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. CATRIONA Kendrick, Ballyhahill;

 

2. John F. Dillane, Knocknagoshel; 3. Michael Lynch, Taxi; 4. Maurice O’Connor, c/o Mike the pies and 5. Pat Guerin, Kevin’s. There was no winner of the €7600 jackpot on Friday 13th April.

 

Numbers drawn were 8, 14, 18, and 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Nora Moore, Kilmorna; 2. Dolly Stack, Listowel; 3. James Sheehy, Glenalappa, Moyvane; 4. Aeneas Reidy, Main St, Abbeyfeale, and 5. James & Maureen Connolly (Nicholas). Next jackpot will be up to €7700 with draw to be held on Friday 20th April.

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING takes place on April 16th at 8.00 p.m. in Knockanure Community Centre – incorporating representatives from Moyvane, Duagh, Listowel & Lixnaw. All members are asked to attend.

 

A PRO LIFE INFORMATION night will be held in the Castle Room Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday 19th April at 8pm. All welcome.

 

DEATH; Sr. Philomena Griffin Late Bromore and St. Leo’s Convent of Mercy Carlow who died in her 96th year on 8th April 2018. Predeceased by her brothers Mickie and Martin, sisters Maudie, Kitty and Sr. Agustine Mercy Convent, Buttevant: Death of John Joe Wynne, Rattoo, Ballyduff, on 5th April, 2018; Death of   Brother Patrick F. Power, a De La Salle Brother who died on April 3rd 2018 in Maryland, U.S.A.  at the  age of 105 years.  Sympathy to his cousins, the Quilters of Croughcroneen.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannah Sheridan, Rena McAuliffe, Fr. John Lucid, Tade Collins, Joan O’Connor, Chris O’Connor, Davie Dillon, Josie O’Sullivan, Patsy Flynn, Sean Ahern, Richard Stack, Kathleen Reidy, Mike Greaney, John Kennelly, Nora M Cronin, Nell Heffernan, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Paddy Barrett, Peggy O’Connor, Ann Stack Kennelly, Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Mass Moyvane: Wed 18th at 7.30pm for Deceased people mentioned at monthly Vote of Sympathy at committee meetings of Newtownsandes  Co-Op held in 2017 at the request of the Committee of Newtownsandes Co-Op;

 

Thurs 19th at 7.30pm for Joan O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni) & her husband Tommy; Sat 21st  at     7.30pm for Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni), his wife Hanna & deceased of the Stack & Flaherty families and Sun. 22nd  11.00am Mass for Michael Donal O’Sullivan, Listowel (Rec Dec). Knockanure Mass: Fri 20th at 7.30pm for Laurence Collins (Anni), his wife Ellen  & Maurice their son, Lisaniskea, and Sun 22nd at  10.00am  mass for Ita Guinea, Castlemahon (Rec Dec) (grandmother to Mary Sweeney)

 

WINNER:  Patricia Lynch winner of a recent Facebook competition to celebrate re branding to Sherry FitzGerald Stack, her prize a €100 voucher for Leens Hotel.

 

ST. JOHN’S: Many young men of twenty by John B. Keane. Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th April at 8pm. phone 22566.

 

NCBI (NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND OF IRELAND) ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION  will take place on 21st & 22nd April.

 

LISTOWEL ST, VINCENT DE PAUL are looking for volunteers for 1 day a week for the meals & wheels delivery, Monday to Friday, delivery time: 12 noon to 1pm.  contact 0877817542 or 0877818053.

 

DAFFODIL DAY 2018 We wish to thank you all for your generous donations to our Daffodil Day collection. To our Volunteers who gave their time so generously. This includes  Moyvane, Ballybunion, Causeway, Ballyduff ,Listowel. - Together we raised €25,250.

 

POTTERY Day in Duagh, details from 0874166 503.

 

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for  photographs or memories of the late Fr Pat Moore (R.I.P.) PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering  in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377 before Fri April 26th.

 

TEA DANCING:  Afternoon Tea Dance with Mike Condon, Fr. Casey’s Abbeyfeale Sunday, April 22.  Dancing 3-6

 

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT:  West Limerick 102fm are hosting a fundraising concert at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 8pm.  It will feature Peter Burke, P.J. Murrihy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Emily Clarke, Willie Relihan, Cllr. Micheal Collins and the wonderful Donal Ring Ceili Band.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

 

CONCERT: Michael English and his band will be at Moyvane Church on Tuesday 5th June at 8pm.  Tickets available shortly from the Parish Office.

 

TECH WEEK, runs from April 22nd to 28th.

 

RETIREMENT: Sgt Denis Woods, had his retirement party at Longcourt House Hotel recently.   

 

 CELEBRITY CONCERT:  This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3 - Monday, May 7.   The grand celebrity concert will take place in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef on Sunday, May 6 and features the Shandrum Céilí Band with support from the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Band

 

CHESS: Gerry MacElligott has been selected to represent Ireland in World Senior Chess Team, for age 50+. The competition will be held in Germany from 7th to 17th July 2018. Gerry, had many relations in this locality.

 

NATIONAL APOSTOLATE OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Annual Pilgrimage to Knock is on the 29th April 2018.  The “Theme” this year is on the Protection of Life 8th Amendment your support will be much appreciated. The Kerry Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Retreat this year is on at The Ardfert Retreat centre on the May 31st. 2018 - last Thursday of May.    Further information later.

 

Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday April 29th 2018 .A bus will leave the church Abbeyfeale @7.30am on Sunday morning. The cost is 20 euro. All interested contact one of these numbers (087)7758503 or(087)2673663.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066 7134276. Protection of Life: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Monday 11.00am-2.00pm. Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.  April 26th, 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Becoming a Caring Presence in Today's World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the Bio Spiritual Institute, Fri. 27th - Sun. 29th April.  Book Now!: Self-Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Anna O'

 

Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 0879447105.

 

TARBERT RUN - On April 29th, Tarbert is hosting a set of 3 Road Races. The start and finish for all three events is Tarbert Comprehensive School. We have a 10 Mile Run, a 10km Run and a 5km Run or Walk. Please register online at www.tarbert.ie or call into Carey Architects, Collins Filling Station or the Post Office. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Community Walkers & Strollers meeting every Monday  at 7.15pm, at the Bridewell. 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 and chat afterwards in the Bridewell

 

VACANCIES EXIST on Community Employment for a Project Administrator and a Housekeeper in Lyreacrompane.  If eligible, contact 087/2747626 or email bridiedillon@islandcrowngroup.com.

 

TROCAIRE OFFERINGS:  Please return your Trócaire Lenten Offering which supports the poorest in the world.

 

CHOOSE LIFE: Again, we bring your attention to this week’s Issue 11 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this  issue.

 

GATHERING OF RETURNED VOLUNTEERS AND LAY/RELIGIOUS MISSIONARIES Join us for our next gathering which takes place on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney.  All are welcome.  For more info email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468.

 

PILGRIMAGES: Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé  The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé, France on Sun. July 1st.  Taizé is a place of pilgrimage with a special welcome for young people.  The group will return to Ireland on Sun. July 8th.  The group will be accommodated in dormitories in Taizé.  Meals will also be provided.  Cost is €500.00.  For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Application forms are available from your parish office.

 

 

 

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: St. Johns Parish, Tralee will host a pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Thursday 14th June for 7 nights.  Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan.  €719 pp inclusive of Group Travel Insurance and full religious programme.  Flights ex-Shannon.  For more information please contact Group Leader Maura Harcksen 066-7127143 or St. Johns on 066-7125932.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:  You can currently only book tickets for the 3 day Congress (1 day or 5 day), but when booking a congress ticket you can register for the free weekend tickets. Every person attending each event must be registered to gain access to that event. You can book as an individual (over 18), as a family or group, or as a priest. Where a family wishes to register, a single family leader can register all members together. When part of a family/group, all children under 18 are free but each person must be registered in order to receive their ticket. Costs for adults: 5 day ticket €68, 1 day ticket €38. Book at www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets/Congress-Registration

 

FAITH: April 28: How to defend the Faith, without raising your voice. Join The Irish Catholic Newspaper for a conference at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin to hear how Catholics can answer common criticisms of the faith.

 

WMoF2018 - Registration Roadshow. Are you registering for World Meeting of Families 2018? Would you like to volunteer at WMoF2018? Tuesday, 17th April, 7:30pm: Desmond Complex, Newcastlewest, Focus on Parish, Individuals, Families

 

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Dr. Declan Downey will give a talk in the Bridewell on Sat. 28th April at 7.30pm. The talk is entitled “From Tarbert to Nantes via Fontenoy, the O’ Briens of Carrigaholt, Viscounts Clare C. 1660-1745.”

 

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE 2018 - organised by the Legion of Mary. This will be held in the Dominican Retreat Centre in Ennismore, Cork on Sat. 21st April from 9.15 am to 5.30 pm. It includes talks, testimonies, workshop, lunch and Holy Mass. Cost is 20 euro and includes lunch. Age group is 18-40 year old.

 

ICON; The Icon will be welcomed to St. John’s Church, Tralee at the 6.10pm Vigil Mass on Tuesday April 17th and will remain for viewing and prayer until after the 10am Mass on Friday April 20th.

 

COMPUTER CLASSES – free of charge, started in the Bridewell, Tarbert on Tuesday 10th of April for 4 weeks, time 10am to 12.30pm. Contact the Bridewell on 068-36500.

 

HEALTHY HAPPY BABY/TODDLER BONANZA IN ABBEYFEALE LIBRARY: Limerick Children and Young Peoples Services Committee (CYPSC) in collaboration with West Limerick Resources will host a Happy Healthy Baby/Toddler Bonanza in Abbeyfeale Library on April 17 from 11am to 1pm. This is a FREE event open to all Parents and Toddlers but booking is essential as space is limited. To book a place please contact Mary, Family Support Abbeyfeale, West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883. 083-8892137.

 

OUT OF WONDER’: A Day of Reflection with Nellie McLaughlin  RSM,  contemplating  the

 

evolving story of the universe –God’s creative energy –as context for our lives, hopes, dreams

 

and actions.  Saturday 28th April  from  10am  to 4pm(Registration from 9.30am) at Our Lady and

 

St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock St. Cost: €20  or  (€15  concession)  includes  tea/coffee.

 

Please bring a packed lunch. Booking essential. Contact    Sylvia    Thompson    at sylviajms11@gmail.com or  phone  085  863 2623 or Ann Fagan 064 6632381. Organised by the Kerry Christian Meditation Groups (John Main Tradition)

 

U.S.EMBASSY: Representatives from the U.S. Embassy  will be providing consular services in Tralee, on Wed.16th May from 8am-5pm and on Thurs. 17th May 8am to 12.30pm.  Location details will be forwarded to you once you make an appointment.  We will be accepting U.S. passport applications, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and performing notary services.  Due to high demand, please email to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.  All appointments must be confirmed by Fri. May 11th.Last-minute appointments will not be accepted.  U.S. citizens wishing to schedule an appointment for outreach in Tralee should send an email to DublinOutreach@state.gov. Please include your name, telephone number and email address, and which service is required (passport/CRBA/notary).  The U.S. Embassy Dublin Consular Section will contact you with available appointment times.  Please do not call the Embassy to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are scheduled by email only.

 

PAPERS:

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, February 01, 1985; Page: 6

 

News from Around the County.

 

The eagerly awaited Ballyguiltenane Rural Journal is now on sale at all newsagents in West Limerick and North Kerry. This is the eighth edition of the Journal and the best to date. Thirty four writers have contributed to produce this edition.

 

 

 

The editor is Thomas J O'Donoghue. Dromreask. He is a member of Limerick Co. Committee of Agriculture. He represents the country's oldest farming organisation, the National Land League. Assistant editor is Pat J. Brosnan, Knocknagorna. Athea, widely known as a journalist, ballad-maker and contributor to numerous magazines.

 

Another writer of long standing is Pat Faley, Clounleharde, Ballyhahill. Down the year's Pat's writings have been heard on radio, seen in newspapers, magazines and periodicals, etc. He has written and produced his own plays and sketches.

 

Another writer who needs no introduction is John B. Keane.

 

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Booklet Committee Ballydonoghue.

 

BOOKLET COMMITTEE — The following members are asked to attend a meeting on Wednesday night next, February 6, as there is a lot of research to go into the booklet — N. Barry, J. Linnane, R. Bunyan, G. Fitzgerald, T. Dowling, T. Carr, J. Dowling and M. OMahony.

 

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SCOR - Moyvane GAA Club will be represented in the Scor variety concert on this Friday night. February 1 which will be held in Ballylongford. BLOE - An indoor high jump competition was held in Tralee on Saturday last. Moyvane was represented by Eamon Stack in the under 15 event. He came 2nd by jumping 5 ft. 2 ins.

 

On Sunday. February 3. the Munster BLOE cross country championships will be held in Ennis. The following Moyvane athletes on the county teams include Joanne Shanahan. Christina Scanlon. Margaret Kiely. Margaret Scanlon. Tom Shanahan. Sean Shine and county champion. Paul Hudson. A bus for these athletes will pass the main road at 10 a.m. on Sunday. ICA - A crochet class will be given by Mrs. Eileen _O'Flaherty at the next meeting of the ICA Guild on Tuesday. February 5 at 8 p.m. MACRA - The local Macra group are holding a concert in the Marian Hall on Sunday night next. February 3 at 8.30 p.m. "A Burglary Will Take Place." is the title of the play, produced by the local club winners in the final of the Kerry Drama competition held recently. CLINIC - Dick Spring. T.D.. will hold his clinic this Saturday evening in the Community Centre from 5-5.30 p.m. THANKS - The local branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association thanks the people of the parish for their generous contribution in last weekend's church gate collection.

 

 DEATH - The death took place in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, of Mrs. Annie McKenna. She was mother of Mrs. Jim Groake. Chapel Street. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

 

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CLOUNMACON NEWS

 

CONGRATULATIONS  to Johnny Walsh,  Ballylongford, who was elected President of the North Kerry Football Board. VISITOR — Ireland's best known and most popular sportsman, Jacko O'Shea, paid an unexpected visit to Clounmacon on Sunday. He visited the Curtin household where he, along with Tom Keane of Caherciveen met the secretary and chairman of the Clounmacon Club. Jacko had a friendly chat with all the members of the Curtin family.

 

 

 

Jacko O'Shea can be described as the best midfielder of all time, and one of the finest sporting representatives ever to tie a shoelace.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Sr. Anastasia Maloney, Bon Secours Convent, Ramsgate, Kent, England, on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee. Sr. Anastasia is the former Nell Maloney of Coilagurteen, sister of Mrs. Hannie O'Connell, Croughatoosane, and of the late John Maloney. She spent part of her early days with her aunt Elizabeth Loughnane, Dromin, and she received her primary education at Clounmacon National School.

 

 

 

 

 

DEATH of Sr. Augusta died aged 102 years March 2018

 

https://aleteia.org/2018/04/10/read-the-eulogy-that-made-the-undertaker-declare-this-woman-was-truly-a-saint/

 

 

 

 

 

UN Commission on the status of women, held meetings in March last, at which over 6,000 representatives from all over the world attended.

 

http://www.priestsforlife.org/newsletters/april-2018-FFReports.pdf#page=2

 

 

 

2018 April 11 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS, Lixnaw on APRIL 17th (3rd Tuesday). The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara. 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day on Monday 9th April.  Music by Stevie Donegan.   If attending please phone 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.  

 

LAUNCH OF THE EIRGRID PROGRAMME:  will take place on Tuesday 10th April at 2pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone welcome.

 

BOOK Launch by Gabriel and Brenda Fitzmaurice at the Red Door NCW on Friday 13th at 6pm. Title of book, Milking the Sun / Ag Cru na Greine, it is part of Eigse Michael Hartnett festival.

 

MOYVANE YOUTH CLUB:  will be holding a clothes collection of Friday 13th April to raise funds for the Club.  This is our only fundraiser this year and your support is greatly appreciated.  Collecting from 8pm to 10pm.  No blankets, duvets or pillows.  Thank you.  

 

DEATH occurred on March 26, 2018, of Michael O'Keeffe of Glenameade, Pallaskenry, born at Lixnaw, (retired Supt). Survived by his wife Maureen, daughter Suzanné, son Michael Paul, daughter-in-law Carmel, grandchildren Isabelle, Michael, Molly and Jack;  missed by his brothers and sisters Chris, Con, Sean, Joe, Nancy, Noreen, Patsy, Mary, Helen, Kitty, Betty and Eamon, nephews, and nieces. Requiem mass for Michael O’Keeffe was celebrated on Wednesday at St. Mary's Church, Pallaskenry. Burial afterwards in Adare Cemetery. His father was a native of Kilmorna and he has many relatives in the locality.

 

SYMPATHY to the family of Mary Sweeney (née Fitzmaurice), of Coilagurteen who died in London recently. Mary will be reposing at the home of Bernie Reidy of Athea Village on Tuesday 10th April from 6 to 8pm with funeral Mass on Wednesday in St. Bartholomew’s Church at 12noon.  Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

DEATH Mary Bridget Crean, (nee Thornton), Pearl River , 83, previously of Pearl River, NY, died Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at her daughter's home in Tappan, NY. Mary was born on October 24th, 1934 in Moyvane, to Myles Thornton and Bridget O'Connor Thornton. Mary emigrated to the United States in 1951 and resided in Brooklyn, NY. She married Thomas J. Crean on June 22nd, 1957 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Brooklyn, NY. They moved to Pearl River in 1959. Mary worked for the New York Telephone Company, the Town of Orangetown Receiver of Taxes, and was a loving child care provider in her home for many years. She is predeceased by her loving husband Tom, her parents and step-father Cornelius Buckley. She is survived by her children Joanmarie Burfeind (Eric) of Longmont, CO., Michael Crean of Parrish, FL., Kathleen Albin (Glenn) of Tappan, NY., Eileen O'Connell (Bob) of Palm Bay, FL., Mary Catherine Crean (Judy Trujillo) of Nanuet, NY. She was a loving grandmother to Peter (Kristin), Kathryn (Matt), Bethann (Leif), AnnMarie , Justine (Garth), Danny, MaryKatelyn, and Erin. Her precious great-grandchildren Lucille Grace, Thomas John, and Blaire Reagan. She is also survived by her sister Kathleen Buckley Ryan and her brother Cornelius Buckley of Co. Clare Ireland, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and cherished friends in Ireland and the United States. Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 3rd, 11 am, at St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church, Pearl River, NY. Burial will follow at the Frederick Loescher Veterans Memorial Cemetery in New Hempstead, NY.  Mary Crean has many relations in the parish, including, Thornton’s, Connors, Fitzgerald’s and Sheahan’s.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannah Stack, Dick Collins, Michael Lyons, Josie Stack, Mary Quinn, Sr. Virgilius Flavin, Mary O’Shea, Paddy O’Connor, Bridie Liston, Lily O’Connor, Imelda Collins, Ita Danaher, David Parrish, John Joe Brosnan, Fr. Paddy Sheehan, Mass in Moyvane; Mon 9th at 7.30pm for        Mike Joe Madigan, Shanagolden (Rec Dec); Wed  11th at 7.30pm for The Halpin & O’Connell Families, Clounmacon; Thurs  12th  at 7.30pm for May Quinn, Leitrim West; Fri 13th at 7.30pm for Jer & Catherine Mulvihill, Glenalappa East & deceased family members; Sat  14th  at 7.30pm for James & Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana , and  Sun 15th Mass at  11.00am for John Shanahan, Kilbaha. Knockanure Mass Sun 15th at 10.00am for Seán, Aggie, Nell & Anthony Aherne, Moher Cross.

 

 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Knockanure, Tuesday 10am to 6pm; Moyvane: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

 ICON OF THE HOLY FAMILY: St. Marys Church Listowel Monday 9th April to Wednesday 11th April.

 

ATHEA & DISTRICT CREDIT UNION: is celebrating 50 years in Business this April. To mark this HUGE achievement, we will be hosting an open day on Saturday 14th April from 10.30am – 3pm.  Face Painting and Treats for the Children- Light Refreshments for the Adults-Blessing by Fr. Duggan at 1.30pm-Any new accounts opened on the day will receive €10.00 to start their savings off- History of the Credit Union will be available for viewing - The first of 12 monthly draws for our Members to take place at 2pm – Prize of €100 Voucher for Hannah-Mai’s Flowers/Collins Nursery.  All are welcome.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: The Listowel Community Action on Alcohol group will host an evening seminar entitled 'Attitudes to Alcohol Consumption' on Wednesday April 11th from 7-9pm. The keynote speakers will include; Minister for State Catherine Byrne and Olympic boxing sliver medallist in 2008, Kenny Egan.  Contact 068/23584.  Well Being for Women - How to look after your Emotions First Meeting on Thursday 12th April 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm. Meetings will take place fortnightly.

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC:  9th to 12th April. The Brandon Hotel, Tralee.  5pm - 8.30pm on Monday. 3pm –5pm & 7pm –9pm on Tuesday,  Wednesday  &  Thursday.  Blood Donation is essential to  ensure  Hospital  Patients  get  the treatment they need. One Donation can save up to 3 Lives. Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood contact  021 4807400 or 1850 731 137.

 

LISTOWEL ST, VINCENT DE PAUL are looking for volunteers for 1 day a week for the meals & wheels delivery, Monday to Friday, delivery time: 12 noon to 1pm, contact 0877817542 or 0877818053.

 

TOASTMASTERS in Tralee celebrate their Silver Jubilee at Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club on 14th April at 7.30pm, details from 087978 5901.

 

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT:  West Limerick 102fm are hosting a fundraising concert at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 8pm.  It will feature Peter Burke, P.J. Murrihy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Emily Clarke, Willie Relihan, Cllr. Micheal Collins and the wonderful Donal Ring Ceili Band.  Tickets available from WL102fm on 069 – 66200 and Ann Lyons, The Square, Abbeyfeale.  It promises to be a great night of music and song and your support is earnestly requested.

 

NATIONAL PIONEER BALL Treacy’s Hotel, Carrickmacross May 5. For details 087 2392993.

 

CONCERT: Michael English and his band will be at Moyvane Church on Tuesday 5th June at 8pm.  Tickets available shortly from the Parish Office.

 

FOR LIFE Concert: The Friary, Killarney, Sunday April 15th at 7.30pm featuring talented musicians and  soprano  Laura  O'Keeffe. 

 

CHURCH JUBILEE:  In June 2018, the Abbeyfeale parish will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the opening of their parish church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. As a community of faith we have much to celebrate. A special Mass and parish celebration will be take place on Saturday, June 16 marking the official opening of the church fifty years ago in June 1968.  A publication on the building of the church and life in the parish over the past fifty years will be launched.

 

RALLY: Stand up for Life Cork Rally - Saturday 7th April 2018, 2pm.

 

LECTURE at Seanchai Centre Listowel Tuesday 17th April At 7.30pm, subject “From Laois to Kerry- how the Crosbies Planted Tarbert”, by Michael Christopher Keane.

 

POETRY: Eigse Michael Hartnett will be held at NCW from 12th to 14th April.

 

MEASLES, 26 cases recently reported in Mid-West Region, half the cases hospitalised, free MMR vaccination available.

 

NEW Director of Services at KCC, is Christy O’Connor a native of Kilmeady.

 

PLAY: The Lartigue Theatre Group presented their play ‘Solo Run’ from April 5th – 9th at St. John’s, Listowel. It is directed by Denis O’Mahony with the cast of John Looney, Mgt Murphy, Robert Bunyan, Mike Moriarty, Laura Shine Gumbo, Con Kirby, Emer O’Neill and Lucille O’Sullivan.

 

PARISH CONFIRMATION DAY in Listowel takes place on Friday, April 13th Bishop Ray will confirm the candidates.

 

 DEACON THADY O’CONNOR Recently ordained a permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Kerry will speak at masses on , April 14th & 15th  promoting  vocations and  will explain the role a permanent Deacon has in our Diocese today.

 

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

 

ADVICE FROM COMMUNITY ALERT: An elderly man in Limerick has fallen victim to a €2,000 phone scam and Gardaí are warning people to be vigilant about suspicious phone calls that come out of the blue.

 

TRAIL: On Friday 13th April 2018 at 8pm the Great Southern Trail Ltd. will host a presentation in the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale. The presenter will be John Grimshaw.

 

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for photographs or memories of the late Fr Pat Moore (R.I.P.) PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377 before Fri April 26th.

 

EVENTS: Ardfert Retreat Centre:  Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.26th April, 7pm-8.30pm. Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the Bio-Spiritual Institute, April 27th - 29th Book now 066-7134276.

 

Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tues. 10th April from 7.30pm-9pm in Recovery Haven 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

 

 

 

Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé  The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé, France on Sun. July 1st.  Taizé is a place of pilgrimage with a special welcome for young people.  The group will return to Ireland on Sun. July 8th.  The group will be accommodated in dormitories in Taizé.  Meals will also be provided.  Cost is €500.00.  For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Application forms are available from your parish office.

 

Catholic Young Adults Conference 2018 organised by the Legion of Mary.  This will be held in the Dominican Retreat Centre in Ennismore, Cork on Saturday 21st April from 9.15am to 5.30pm.  It includes talks, testimonies, workshop, lunch and Holy Mass.  Cost is 20 euro and includes lunch.  Age group is 18-40 year old.

 

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ. The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé,  France  on  Sunday,  July  1st , returning  to Ireland on Sunday, July 8th.

 

DEACON; For further information please contact your Parish Priest or the Diocesan Director for the Permanent Diaconate, Fr Nicholas Flynn- Tel: 064 6631168  diosec@dioceseofkerry.ie  

 

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – will hold a clothes collection on Thursday 10th May in aid of Tarbert Active Retirement and West Limerick Children’s Services.

 

PROLIFE  the LoveBoth Project is organising a large rally in Dublin on the 12th May to highlight the tens of thousands of live saved by the 8th Amendment.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS ANNUAL CLEAN UP WEEK an hour of your time will make a huge difference. Monday 9th Listowel Park (Car Pk.) / Tuesday 10th College Cross ( near Charlie’s) / Wednesday 11th convent cross (near the car pk.) / Thursday 12th Upper William St. (car pk. Front of cinema) / Friday 13th Carroll’s Yard (car pk.) all at 7pm. clean up materials provided. 2018 approach rds. Clean up Saturday 14th volunteers meet at St. John’s at 8am. this is a County wide venture facillated by K.W.D.

 

TEA DANCING:  Afternoon Tea Dance with Mike Condon, Fr. Casey’s Abbeyfeale Sunday, April 22.  Dancing 3-6

 

RAILWAY NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo continues every Monday night at 8.30 pm.  On Friday, April 13 at 8 pm a talk will be held at the Glórach Theatre, looking at the history of the Great Southern Trail, while the results of the survey and feasibility study for the development of the Greenway will be also unveiled on the night.  All are most welcome.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, and much more at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

 

THOUGHT: Perhaps [the critics are right and] the drama is played out now and Jesus is safely dead and buried. Perhaps. It is ironical and entertaining to consider that at least once in the world’s history those words might have been said with complete conviction, and that was on the eve of the Resurrection. --Dorothy L. Sayers.

 

FROM FR. KEVIN:  Thanks to one and all for your generous and prayerful presence at the celebrations – Thank you.  I enjoyed all the little things of Holy Week and so many of you contributed so generously and lovingly to these grace filled moments.   Reflect on the following:

 

                Our Holy Water bottles were prepared, washed and cleaned by Murhur N.S.   Thanks to the children for saving the bottles and in particular to Anne who made sure we were well supplied for Easter.  

 

                Our Altar Servers, their families and their leaders Bernie (Moyvane Church) and Elizabeth (Knockanure Church) for their continual help in all celebrations but especially during Holy Week and Easter.  Well done to all involved.  

 

                Our Liturgy Groups in both Churches are so generous, kind and so supportive and encouraging to me.    They enrich all our celebrations so lovingly.  Thank you so very much.  

 

                Our Altar Society and those who arrange flowers and help in so many ways in decorating both Churches for our celebrations.  They always have both Churches looking so well.  

 

                Our Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee are terrific and so supportive of me and I really appreciate the generous time and effort they put into ensuring that our Parish runs smoothly.  

 

                The generosity, gentleness and fantastic dedication from our Eucharistic Ministers, Ministers of the Word and to those who help in both Churches so generously in preparing for Masses, Baptisms, Sacraments, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Weddings and Funerals a sincere thank you.  Your presence and preparation with me at these moments are deeply appreciated.

 

                Our Music Ministry in the Parish is simply fantastic – Senior and Youth Choirs are utterly delightful.  We are blessed to experience their giftedness week in week out.  Well done to Mary with the Senior Choir and Tara with the Youth Choir.  

 

                To our Collectors, Counters, Church Cleaners and Caretakers and finally to each and everyone of you for contributing so generously in numerous ways in keeping the Gospel of Jesus Christ alive and active in our Parish.

 

My Lent, Holy Week and Easter of 2018 has been so very special thanks to all of you who made it so special.  Enjoy these Easter days.

 

 

 

TRAIL: On Friday 13th April 2018 at 8pm the Great Southern Trail Ltd. will host a presentation in the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale. The presenter will be John Grimshaw (www.johngrimshawassociates.co.uk ), a pioneer of Greenway developments for over forty years. John and a few associates are visiting several Irish Greenways and the Great Southern had to be on their itinerary because it was John who walked the entire Ballingrane[Rathkeale] to Tralee route in the late 1980's during his survey of what was intended to be Ireland's first Greenway [the comprehensive survey is attached to this email].

 

He, and his colleagues will cycle from Rathkeale to the Kerry Border and they are delighted to hear of the positive developments which will hopefully see the Greenway extended into North Kerry  in the not too distant future.

 

John will outline his experiences in developing Greenways and  the multiple benefits that accrue to communities as a result. For both dedicated Greenway enthusiasts and those who wish to inform themselves this will be a rewarding evening. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne.

 

Further dates for the diary: [A] Coach trip to  walk/cycle Mayo Greenway departing Newcastle West, Market Yard, 7am Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, due back 11pm. €60 includes transport, breakfast and evening dinner but not bike hire. Monies to Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West : Tel. (5-6pm) 06962344

 

[B] Friday 25 May RTE1 T.V. " Nationwide" will feature the attractions of Newcastle West including the Great Southern Greenway

 

SALE of former Kerryman site reported in papers, recently. The Newspaper and Goblin site contains over 15 acres at Clash, Tralee.

 

ICA: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, May 14, 1960; Page: 5

 

SPLENDID RECORD AND BRIGHT FUTURE OF ICA

 

ICA celebrate their Golden Jubilee, long article, listing achievements and activities, see paper for full report.

 

Bits and pieces from article; Choral competition held at the Meadowlands Hotel was a feast of song to be remembered. Mrs Cooper drama enthusiast, written many plays. Big interest in Killarney literary and drama. Kenmare made a name for rush work, Miss Helen Moore fine articles. Listowel interest music with Mrs J McKenna, B.Comm. Ballybunion notable for craftwork, has record number of Branna holders. Guild meetings held in schools and Farm kitchens, all have their own character.

 

Thanks for the rapid progress to Vocational and Agricultural Committees and their staff. First lecture given to the federation by Mr. S McDwyer, his vision was an inspiration to them. Special thanks to organiser Mrs K Gleeson. Two Macrs na Tuaithe clubs for girls have been opened. For Jubilee the Association has taken “Beautiful Ireland” as its theme and members are planting flowers and trees.

 

Thanks also to Kerryman and the other rural organisations. Their dream of  having a residential college has been realised and are now hoping that a facility of Home Economics set up in the University.

 

An Irish Countrywoman's Jubilee Song

 

(Air;-The rising of the Moon)

 

1

 

When a little flower was planted, In

 

 the year of Nineteen-Ten,

 

 By a band of Irish women, in a

 

 lonely Irish glen,

 

Twas a symbol of their courage,

 

'twas the end of all their fears.

 

And they tended it and cherished it

 

through Fifty Golden Years.

 

11

 

The little seed has multiplied, and

 

spread throughout the land,

 

And Irish women everywhere,

 

salute that tiny band.

 

Who watched It grow with loving

 

care, and now, for all to see.

 

The fruit of their devotion, is our

 

 Golden Jubilee.

 

Ill

 

The years have many memories,

 

 some dimmed perchance with

 

 tears,

 

Of the trials and disappointments,

 

through those fifty golden years.

 

Other memories are joyful, weave a

 

 loving tapestry,

 

For our Irish Countrywomen,

 

on their Golden Jubilee.

 

M. M. Cooper, Castleisland Guild.

 

 

 

Fifty Years Agrowing

 

From Liffey’s tide to Shannon side

 

From the Corrib to the Nore

 

The I.C.A, has reached afar

 

And garnered Erin's lore

 

For pride in our dear countryside

 

 Is fostered in each heart

 

To give our Land an honoured

 

name

 

Each one mast do her part.

 

 

 

For fifty years the star has shone

 

 Which rose o'er Slaney's Banks

 

On Sliabh na mBan it glittered on

 

 The true united ranks

 

Of Banba’s daughters linked with

 

lore

 

To guild her name in light

 

To break the chains of ignorance

 

Imposed by want and might

 

Arise ye daughters of the free

 

 Triumphant and enthroned

 

 To-day your work bears golden fruit

 

 Where shackled slave once

 

groaned

 

For Erin's flower of womanhood

 

Can march so proud this day

 

 Ideals held high 'neath the Irish

 

 sky

 

In the ranks of the I.CA.

 

 

 

KERRY GROUP RÁS MUMHAN on Easter Saturday March 31 the first major Stage Race of the Irish Cycle Racing season passed through GLIN 3 times. The 1st time will be approx. 11.34am on its way from Tarbert and on to Athea and then again at approx. 1pm coming from Ballyhahill, going to Athea again. Then the 3rd time again approx. 2pm from Ballyhahill before finishing in Athea at 2.15pm. There were about 200 riders representing all the top Club teams in the country and teams from Britain and the Continent, while Limerick and Kerry teams were in the line-up.

 

 

 

By Marcella Maguire

 

Father Joseph Mallin, S.J., passed away early Easter Sunday at a Jesuit community house in Hong Kong, where he had served as a missionary since 1948, RTE News reports. He was the last surviving child of the leaders of the uprising that led to Irish independence.

 

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/jesuit-priest-last-living-son-of-irish-revolutionary-leaders-dies-at-104-85091

 

 

 

 

 

The Promise

 

 

 

Divine Mercy Sunday may be the greatest day of the year because of the immeasurable amount of grace Jesus promised to pour forth on this day.  In the private revelation accepted publicly by the Church, Jesus made a specific promise to Saint Faustina about Divine Mercy Sunday:

 

https://catholicexchange.com/promise-divine-mercy-sunday

 

 

 

Pro Life Meeting Cork

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/JXCImry5g24

 

 

 

AT JOHN’S PROGRAMME

 

Thu 5th – Mon 9th

 

SOLO RUN; A new and extended version of Tony Guerin’s play which premiered at St. John’s in 2002.  Full of lively and colourful dialogue and larger than life characters, the play focuses on an event in Listowel in the late 1940’s.  Presented by The Lartigue Theatre Company and directed by Denis O’Mahony the cast features:  Mike Moriarty, John Looney, Con Kirby, Robert Bunyan, Laura Shine, Margaret Murphy, Lucille O’Sullivan and Emer O’Neill.

 

 

 

Tues 10th, THE PARTY – FILM CLUB

 

A politicians soirée quickly descends into farce.  Directed by Sally Potter, the cast features Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas and Patricia Clarkson in a sharply observed study of love and politics.  In association with Access Cinema

 

 

 

 Wed 11th

 

REDMOND O’TOOLE, 8 STRING BRAHMS GUITAR, The programme will feature works by Mertz, Bach, Haydn, Rodrigo, Ponce and Domeniconi.

 

 

 

 Feb 13th

 

EAST OF MONROE, The best of American Country and Bluegrass featuring a six piece band from Virginia and Maryland playing banjo, fiddles, guitar, mandolin and base.

 

 

 

 Sat 14th – Sat 28th

 

AWAKENING, The Blue Umbrella Gallery artists are delighted to come together again in Listowel for their new exhibition.  Opening at 8pm on Saturday 14th April.  All welcome.

 

 

 

 Wed 18th

 

THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL, With Bríd Harper – Donegal fiddle player, Tony O’Connell – concertina and Cyril O’Donoghue – guitar, bouzouki and vocals.

 

EXTRA NEWS:

SEAT in memory of Michael and Denis Hanrahan was unveiled at the Moyvane Grotto, last week.

 

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €7400 jackpot for draw held on Friday 30th March. Numbers drawn were 15, 20, 23, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Deirdre Lennon, c/o Kevin’s;

 

2. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure; 3. J.J. Scanlon, c/o Ploughmans; 4. Paddy Neville, c/o Kevin’s, and

 

5. John & Erika, Athea. Next draw to be held on Friday 6th April with jackpot up to €7500.

 

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT:  West Limerick 102fm are hosting a fundraising concert at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 8pm.  It will feature Peter Burke, P.J. Murrihy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Emily Clarke, Willie Relihan, Cllr. Micheal Collins and the wonderful Donal Ring Ceili Band.  Tickets €15 available from WL102fm on 069 – 66200 and Ann Lyons, The Square, Abbeyfeale.  It promises to be a great night of music and song and your support is earnestly requested.

 

NATIONAL PIONEER BALL Treacy’s Hotel, Carrickmacross May 5. For details 087 2392993.

 

CHURCH JUBILEE:  In June 2018, the Abbeyfeale parish will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the opening of their parish church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. As a community of faith we have much to celebrate. A special Mass and parish celebration will be take place on Saturday, June 16 marking the official opening of the church fifty years ago in June 1968.  A publication on the building of the church and life in the parish over the past fifty years will be launched.

 

RALLY: Stand up for Life Cork Rally - Saturday 7th April 2018, 2pm.

 

LECTURE at Seanchai Centre Listowel Tuesday 17th April At 7.30pm, subject “From Laois to Kerry- how the Crosbies Planted Tarbert”, by Michael Christopher Keane.

 

POETRY: Eigse Michael Hartnett will be held at NCW from 12th to 14th April.

 

MEASLES, 26 cases recently reported in Mid-West Region, half the cases hospitalised, free MMR vaccination available.

 

NEW Director of Services at KCC, is Christy O’Connor a native of Kilmeady.

2018 April 4 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

EASTER Ceremonies, were held in Moyvane Church this year, they were well attended, Moyvane have a great dedicated choir, and they enhanced the Easter programme. Old paintings of the Stations of the Cross were on display in the church in Moyvane and Fr. Kevin went through the symbolism of each picture. Thanks to Fr. Kevin and Fr. Brendan for their dedication. Hope all have a safe and fruitful Easter Holiday.

 

CHIROPODIST:  In Marian Hall on April 6th at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

ICA wish to thank all who supported the daffodil collection and bought teas at the bingo. Total proceeds amounted to €1800. The ICA AGM is on Tuesday night 10th April at 8.00pm in the Marian Hall. New members always welcome!

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUINITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 5th April at 9pm.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, son and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshments served.  All welcome .  Ann 086/3090948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day on Monday 9th April.  Music by Stevie Donegan.   If attending please phone 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.  

 

RALLY: The Limerick Pro Life LoveBoth EVENING Rally for families in the Region takes place at the Limerick Race Course on Friday April 6th BEGINNING at 6.0 pm - 8.00 pm. 

 

 WEDDING: Congratulations to Aibhilin O’Connor daughter of Jim and Mary of Leitrim West who recently married Marc Caligari of London, bridesmaid was Niamh Kenny and best man was Stephen Caligari. The marriage took place in Moyvane Church and Fr. Kevin McNamara officiated. The reception was held at the Rose Hotel in Tralee.

 

DEATH took place on 28th March 2018 of Michael Donal O’Sullivan, Skehanerin, Listowel. Survived by his wife Kitty, sons John and Mike, daughters Catherine and Eleanor, sisters Breda, Maureen, Kathleen and Nellie, grandchildren, son-in-law, and  daughter-in-law,   Reposing at Lyons’s on Sun from 4pm to 7pm with removal to St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.  Funeral Mass on Monday April 2nd at 11.30am. 

 

DEATH has occurred of Billy Enright Snr of Corner House, Ballylongford, and late of Moyvane.  (Retired E.S.B. Staff Tarbert Gen Station). Died on Wednesday 28th March, 2018, husband of the late Sheila R.I.P. and predeceased by his grandson William Patrick, his sisters Bridie (Kelliher) and Hannah (Ferguson), brothers Dan and Johnny R.I.P. He was Dad to son Billy Jnr, a kind and father-in-law of Mary who cared for him so lovingly right up to the end, an inspirational grandfather to Marie and her husband Gavin, Sheila and her husband to be Mike and doted on by Sandra, very proud and treasured great-grandfather to twins Jenson and Alannah, he was a cherished and hugely loved brother of Margaret (Mason) Kilgarvin, Ballylongford and Mary (Kelliher) Lartigue Village, Listowel, brothers Denis Killarney, Patrick Ballina, Co. Tipperary and Joe Lyrecrompane, he will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family.

 

Funeral Arrangements: Billy Snr will be lying in repose at Lynch’s Funeral Home, Main Street, Ballylongford on Sunday evening April 1st from 6pm to 8.00pm. Arriving at the Church of St Michael of the Archangel on Monday April 2nd for 11.00am Requiem Mass, Funeral immediately afterwards to Lislaughtin Abbey.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Eilish Walsh, Jackie Broderick, Anthony Curtin, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly, Betty Lynch, Aggie Ahern, Joe Stack, Ruby McMahon, Joe Walsh, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Tom Carey, Sr. Elena Goulding, Tom Sheehan, peg Mulvihill, Peggy Barrett, Aidan Cummins, Margaret Devine. Mass Moyvane, Fri 6th at 7.30pm for Michael Greaney, Bunnagara & Leitrim Middle; Sat  7th  at 7.30pm for Jerry Brosnan, (Months Mind) and Sun 8th  at 11.00am mass for Nora & Danny Walsh, Moher. Knockanure Mass on Thurs  5th at 7.30pm for Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lissaniskea and  Sun 8th  at 10.00am, mass for Parishioners

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: MOYVANE: NO Adoration on Wednesday 4th.  It will resume on Wednesday 11th. 

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY April 8th please note that there will be Divine Mercy Devotions in St.

 

Mary’s Church, time: from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, benediction and confessions. 

 

Mercy Novena special prayer in Abbeyfeale on Mercy Sunday 8th April at 3pm. 

 

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL Bus to Knock 14th April 2018. Contact Margaret Murphy (086) 8689359. 

 

GAS NETWORKS IRELAND construction of the gas distribution main throughout Listowel town have started last Wednesday 28th March. The route has an approximate length of 8km, starting at two locations ● Bridge Road continuing onto Town Square, Church St as Tim Kennelly, Roundabout. ● William St. upper continuing onto Charles St. & Colbert St. works will have an impact on traffic they will try to minimise disruption caused by the pipe laying works. Thank you in advance for your continued patience and support.

 

THE LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP presents "Solo Run", a play by Tony Guerin at St. John's Arts and Cultural Centre. Opening from April 5th to April 9th.  Bookings at 068 22566.

 

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for photographs or memories of the late Fr. Pat Moore(R.I.P.)PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377 before Fri April 26th.

 

ICON OF THE HOLY FAMILY -In St. Mary's Church Listowel Monday April 9th to Wednesday April 11th

 

COMPUTER CLASSES – free of charge are starting in the Bridewell on Tuesday 10th of April for 4 weeks, time 10am to 12.30pm. Contact the Bridewell on 068-36500.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS, Lixnaw on APRIL 15th (3rd Tuesday). The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara. 

 

 RAMBLING HOUSE:  Benny Thade McCarthy’s Rambling House in Fr. Casey's, Clubhouse,  Abbeyfeale on Easter Monday, April 2 at 8.30pm.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - BAG PACK FOR NCBI

 

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is looking for volunteers for its fundraising bag pack in Tesco Listowel  on Saturday 14th April. If you can volunteer for a couple of hours please contact Collette McEntee on 01 882 1970.

 

COMEDY at Glórach Theatre, The Abbeyside Players take to the stage at the Glórach with the

 

hilarious comedy, Second Honeymoon by Sam Cree on  5th, 6th , 7th , 8th, guaranteed a good laugh,

 

booking is recommended at 087 1383940.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SHEP COURSE Start Date: Mon. 9th April 2018 10.30a.m to 1 p.m. Cost: Free (€2 contribution per session) Contact: Bridie 068-23584

 

THE LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL GROUP will host an evening seminar entitled 'Attitudes to Alcohol Consumption' at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. April 11 from 7-9pm. The keynote speakers will include; Minister for State Catherine Byrne and Olympic boxing sliver medallist in 2008, Kenny Egan.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, and much more at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

 

REFRESHER OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID COURSE, is being offered at Listowel Family Resource Centre On 23rd April 2018 For further details contact: Bridie 068-23584 .

 

CONCERT: Athea fundraising concert in aid of Lourdes pilgrims is on Sunday night, April 15th.

 

KNOCK Divine Mercy Pilgrimage 08 Apr 2018

 

LISTOWEL EMMETS are currently undertaking a Club Development Plan. In order for us to plan for the future we are holding a workshop at our clubhouse on Thursday 5th April. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the club to have their say and see how we can grow and develop our club in our community. We would love for as many people as possible to attend and we warmly welcome all input from everyone. The workshop will run for no longer than one hour and thirty minutes and refreshments will be served on the night also. This is a big step for our club and we hope you can all be a part of it. For further information please see our social media forums, our club website or Club PRO Pat Barry on pro.listowelemmets.kerry@gaa.ie or 087 7651416.

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at irishcancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.

 

POPE: Word from Pope Francis “Living together as family is an art,  a  patient,  beautiful,

 

Fascinating journey.  It does not end once you have won each other’s love...  Rather, it is precisely  there  where  it begins! This journey of every day has a few rules that can be  summed  up  in  three  phrases  which  I  have  already repeated  many  times  to  families,  and  which  you  have

 

already learned  to  use  among  yourselves:  May  I,  thank you, and I’m sorry

 

 

 

 

 

SHORTHORN; Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, November 30, 1929; Page: 7

 

KERRY BRANCH. Irish Dairy Shorthorn Breeders Society Held Private Meeting.

 

INTERESTING—MATTERS DISCUSSED.

 

At a meeting of the Co. Kerry branch of the Irish Dairy Shorthorn Breeders' Society hold in the Courthouse, Tralee, on Saturday last, Mr. R. O'Gorman, Ballyhar (Chairman) presided. Others present were Messrs. F. Harty, Ardfert; Henry Spring, Firies; J. Dillon, Sec. Co. Agricultural Committee (Treasurer) ; John O'Sullivan, Miltown C.T.A. ; T. Horgan, Kilcummin; T. J. McElligott, Listowel; John  O'Sullinan, Killarney C.T.A.; William Leslie, Listry C.T.A. ; Thomas Brosnan, Abbeydorney C.T.A.; J. Kennelly, Newtownsandes C.T.A. ; Michael O'Connor, Tralee C.T.A. ; J. O’Connell, Lixnaw C.T.A.; G. McElligott, Kilflynn C.T.A.; P. J. Hallidon, Banteer, Hon. See. Dairy Shorthorn Breeders' Society, and James Pigott, Farranfore C.T.A., Hon. Secretary Co. Kerry Branch.

 

 Annual Congress.

 

Mr. Halliden stated the Congress of Cow-testing Associations would be held in the Council Chamber of the University College, Dublin, on the 8th January. Return tickets at single  fares available from 7th to the 7th to 10th  January would be issued by the Great Southern Railways and us usual, a series of very educative papers would be road and discussed at the Congress.

 

 

 

Annual Show and Sale.

 

 

 

Mr. H. Spring proposed and Mr. McElligott seconded that the animal bull show and sale where bulls would be inspected for County Premiums, would be held in Tralee on 3rd April, 1930.

 

 

 

The Vice-presidency of the Society. Mr. Spring stated that he understood that the several  branches were invited by the Executive Committee of the Society to nominate a Vice-President for 1930 and the Vice President in 1930 would be president in 1931. He had much pleasure in proposing that the Kerry Brunch nominate Mr. T. J. McEIligott, Listowel, for the position. Mr. McElligott said that he could not see his way to let his name go forward for that important position as he was afraid he had not the time nor the ability to fill it properly. He had no ambitions in that direction and preferred to remain amongst the rank and file.

 

Mr Spring however said he would not withdraw his proposition and Mr. G. McElligott having seconded, the meeting unanimously adopted it.

 

 

 

Market of Butter and Creameries.

 

Mr. T. J McElligott proposed that the following resolution be forwarded to the Executive Committee with a view to having it inserted for discussion in the Congress Agenda, viz:— "That  having regard to the serious position of the butter industry in this country, to the conflict between 'Controlled' and 'Free' creameries and the general uneasiness and dissatisfaction amongst farmers as a result of confusing controversy in the public press, we request the Government, through the Department of Agriculture, to appoint an impartial and competent tribunal to inquire fully into the management of the Irish Associated Creameries, the 'free' creameries and the position of creameries controlled by the Dairy Disposal's Board. (See paper for more)

 

 

 

Taken from Vincent Carmody on Listowel Connection.

 

A Convent Street man, Sean Ashe, was a local reporter for the then, Kerry Champion newspaper, Sean loved his native street, An Gleann, and has left some lovely pieces written in memory of the street and the footballers who represented the street in the local town league, his street memory, of 12 verses was called, ‘The place we call, The Gleann’, here we recall the first two,

 

 

 

I now retrace the path of years

 

And see a picture bright.

 

No faltering step or memory lapse

 

Can dim that pleasing sight.

 

No wind of change can disarrange

 

The thoughts I first penned down

 

Of happy days and boyhood ways

 

In the place we call ‘The Gleann’

 

 

 

Ah! There’s the lengthy line of homes

 

Along the riverside

 

Across the roadway many more

 

Line up with equal pride

 

The white washed wall of one and all

 

And the thatch of light-hued brown

 

Bring picturesqueness to the scene

 

In the place we call ‘The Gleann’

 

 

 

Moyvane Choir

 

https://youtu.be/RkAv-cIekqY

 

 

 

2018 March 28 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

HAPPY and safe Easter to all our readers and visitors.

 

A MEMORIAL SEAT:  will be unveiled and blessed at the Grotto Moyvane on Monday 26th of March at 7pm in memory of Michael and Denis Hanrahan's 10th Anniversary. This will then be followed by the 7.30pm Mass for Michael, Anne and Denis Hanrahan, The Hill, Moyvane.

 

ROAD WORKS UPDATE:  The road between Moyvane and Knockanure will be closed on the Moyvane side of the Anamoy Bridge from Monday March 26th to Friday March 30th from 7.30am to 6pm. Any queries please contact Alan Quinn on 086/4600223. 

 

BEST Wishes to Jackie Vaughan O’Connor, who is making a name for herself as an interior designer, her father James is also well known in the furniture trade.

 

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP The first Friday of every month in Listowel.  The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm, followed by Mass at 7pm.for Saint Padre Pio with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass.

 

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €7300 jackpot on Friday 23rd March. Numbers drawn were 12, 16, 17, & 21. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Joanne Duffy, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane; 2. Helen Smith, Athea; 3. Maureen Hartnett, Bunyghara, Listowel; 4. Jerry Leahy, Kilrush, c/o Enright’s bar and 5. John Stack, Luachra Road, Listowel. Next jackpot will be up to €7400 with draw due to be held on Friday 30th March.

 

DEATH:  Dan Liston, Knocknaboula, Foynes, on March 18, 2018, husband of Hannah May (née Kissane) and father of Donall, Mairéad, Bríd, Áine, Máire and Sinéad. Will be sadly missed by his wife, children, brother Michael in Moyvane, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nephew, and nieces Predeceased by his brother Jim and sister Birdie. Requiem Mass for Dan was celebrated at The Church of the Assumption, Loughill on Wednesday 21st March, burial afterwards in Loughill Cemetery.

 

 ANNIVERSARIES: John Michael Hanrahan, Nell Fitzgerald, Nora Walsh, Mike and Denis Hanrahan, Richard Stack, Joan Flannery, Mary McMahon, James Danaher, John Fitzmaurice, Eileen Relihan, Peg Moloney, Donal Brosnan, Sr. Nora Francis, Tom Moore, Willie O’Sullivan, Eileen Culhane, Tim O’Brien. Mass Moyvane on Mon 26th at  7.30pm for Michael, Anne & Denis Hanrahan, The Hill;           Tues 27th at  7.00pm Stations of the Cross and at 7.30pm, mass for Kit Guerin, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

(Grandmother to James Fogarty;

 

HOLY WEEK: Wed 28th at  7.30am, Last early morning Lenten Mass (Parishioners) and mass at  7.30pm SPY WEDNESDAY – Thurs  29th at  8.00pm HOLY THURSDAY – Mass of the Lords Supper     & the recommissioning of present & new Eucharistic Ministers. Watching ‘EUCHARISTIC ADORATION’ until midnight; Fri 30th at 12noon, GOOD FRIDAY – Outdoor Stations of the Cross – in the grounds of Moyvane Church -weather permitting, Children & family friendly.  All welcome. 3.00pm Celebrating the Lord’s Passion including veneration of the Cross. 8.00pm Stations of the Cross – especially for those who have not had the opportunity to attend earlier ceremonies due to work commitments.  All welcome. Sat 31st Mass at 9.00pm for HOLY SATURDAY –Sun 1st mass at 11.00am EASTER SUNDAY for Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha. Knockanure: Sunday 1st April Sun 1st, Mass at 10.00am for EASTER SUNDAY in the Community Centre.

 

CONFESSIONS: Monday 26th March 8.00pm Deanery Reconciliation Service (confessions) will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel led by Fr. Kevin.

 

LISTOWEL:  Holy Thursday 29TH March, Morning Prayer at 10.30 a.m. followed by Confessions. Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8.00p.m., followed by Confession.  Church will remain open until 11pm. for prayer. You are invited to spend some time with the Lord during this time. This recalls his night of prayer in the garden of Gethsemane. Good Friday 30TH March, Morning Prayer at 10.30 a.m. followed by Confession. The Lord’s Passion 3.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross   8.00 p.m.                                                                                               

 

Holy Saturday 31st, Morning Prayer at 10.30 a.m. followed by Confessions, Easter Vigil 8.00 p.m. 

 

Easter Sunday Mass 1st APRIL at 9.00 a.m. & 11.30 a.m.

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Kevin 089/4044816. Emergencies only.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Wednesday 12noon to 7pm (note time change for this week).   We encourage devotees from Knockanure to come to Moyvane Church while Knockanure Church is closed.  Please note there will be NO Adoration on Wednesday 4th.  It will resume on Wednesday 11th.  

 

CHRISM MASS: Tuesday 27th March at in the Cathedral in Killarney All welcome.

 

TALK: Maria Garvey— Revealing the gifts of people with disabilities in family and community”. Monday March 26th at 7.30pm. St. John’s Church, Castle Street, Tralee.

 

Maria Garvey was the leader of L’Arche Belfast, an interdenominational faith community and voluntary agency providing a service of support to people with intellectual disabilities. Maria, originally from Cork, had been with L’Arche from 1989 to 2014 and has been in Belfast since 2000.

 

ICON of the Holy Family will visit St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on the afternoon of Monday 9th April and the morning of Wednesday 11th April.

 

TALK: Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body. Presented by John Keane, European Director of the BioSpiritual Institute, April 27th - 29th at Ardfert Retreat Centre. Book now 0667134276.

 

CFR (Cardiac First Responder), and Defibrillator Training. The first course of the season will be on Saturday 7th APRIL in Conway’s function room, Glin. Please contact Marie on 0868691821.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Benny Thade McCarthy’s next Rambling House will be held in Fr Casey's, Clubhouse,  Abbeyfeale on Easter Monday, April 2 at 8.30pm.   All singers, musicians, storytellers and dancers are welcome to attend.

 

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex.  Further information on 087 6174639.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, and much more at the Desmond Complex, NCW, on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

 

RADIO COURSE:  A free radio training course starts on April 11 covering basic interview skills, introduction to audio production, radio content development and much more.  It will take place at the WL102fm studios and is being run in conjunction with West Limerick Resources.  Further information from Dee Collins on 069 62222.

 

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET in the Square every Friday.  Our home baking stall will also return.

 

EASTER Sunday Dawn Mass at Annagh Burial Ground. AFTER a great turnout on Easter Sunday morning last year, a dawn mass will once again be held in Annagh Burial Ground, Tralee at 6am on April 1.

 

BURSARY: Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Association are offering three Gaeltacht Bursaries to Post Primary school girls who will be attending an Irish college in the Gaeltacht in 2018. Applicants must currently be fully registered members of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Each Gaeltacht Bursary is valued at €400.

 

SECOND HONEYMOON ‘Wednesday, March 28 Abbeyside Players take to the stage with Second Honeymoon’ a comedy by Sam Cree. John Nelligan is a revelation as the hen pecked husband and as for the maid with her penchant for fellas in uniform and the landlady who feeds her hound better than the guests – well, you’ll just have to book your ticket on 087 1383940 and come along to the Glórach.   The show will run for 6 nights at the Glórach, Convent St. beginning on Wednesday, March 28, Thursday, March 29 and the following week on Thursday, April 5, Friday, April 6, Saturday, April 7 and finishing on Sunday, April 8.

 

LOURDES:  Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018 The Lourdes office, is open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St.  Office Hours are: 10.00 - 12.30pm and 2.00 - 4.30pm Monday to Friday. All details concerning the Pilgrimage may be had from the office or from Fr. Tony in Abbeyfeale.

 

LIMERICK Pro Life Action now has a “Lifts for Life” scheme which is created to help Pro Life voters who have no means of transport. We need drivers to help take people, in their locality, to the  Polling  Station  on  Polling  Day  to vote.    If  you  are  willing  to  help,  please contact  any  of  the  following:    Olive 085-7172970  / John 087-1127477  /  Mike 083-8892137.     

 

CLEAN UP: County Clean Up Day facilitated by KWD Recycling and Kerry County Council on Sat April 14th 2018. Last year, 5,000 volunteers took part in the County Clean up throughout Kerry and a total of 6,500bags.

 

KERRY HOSPICE WALK – will take place on Good Friday 30th March at 10.30am. New Route this year. Tarbert Comprehensive School to Tarbert Island. Your continued support is much needed and greatly appreciated.   All Funds raised go directly to the Kerry Hospice Foundation to provide funding for Hospice Care in Kerry.  A new 15 Bed Palliative Care Unit funded by Kerry Hospice opened in 2017. Sponsorship cards available at Tarbert Bridewell 068 -36500.

 

GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN – will take place on the 30th March in the Community Centre at 10.30am. All proceeds from the Soup Kitchen will go to the wife and children of the late Pat Martin, Tieraclea. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

ANNUAL KERRY HOSPICE WALK will take place on Good Friday 30th March, Starting at 10am, outside the Grand Hotel, Denny St. Tea & scones afterwards in hotel.

 

THOUGHT: Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living. -Jim Elliot.

 

CORK MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: The Cork International Hotel, 13th to 15th April. Marriage Encounter is a Weekend getaway experience for all married couples who want to rediscover the joy of Marriage.   086 8334382-086 6095168 -   www.marriageencounter.ie

 

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Though church authorities in El Salvador said they would wait to give more details of a Vatican-approved miracle that has cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero, a Salvadoran newspaper March 8 published an account of a 35-year-old woman who said her husband’s prayer asking for the intercession of Blessed Romero saved her life.

 

https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2018/03/11/salvadoran-newspaper-describes-miracle-blessed-romero-cause/

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, February 26, 1972; Page: 26

 

AS SUPPLIED BY OUR AREA CORRESPONDENTS

 

Tarbert

 

MONDAY, February 14, was, a day of special rejoicing for Thomas, and Mary Margaret Enright, Doonard, Tarbert, when they celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their- wedding. The whole family and many friends were present, for Mass celebrated in their home by Fr.Tim, C.S.Sp,, who-had come home from California. Other members of the family present were Sr. M. Kevin, Holy Child Sisters. Harcourt St., Dublin, Sr. M Aquin, Holy Rosary Sisters, from Kenya, Sister M, Rosalie , Holy Rosary Sisters,  South Africa. Captain Jerry from Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Breda from Dublin . Margaret, from Listowel, Thomas, from England, and Jimmy and Danny from, the home front. About 150 letters and telegrams of congratulations were received and read at the lunch. This happy Occasion was also historical in that present also were the best man and bridesmaid at their wedding 5O years ago... They were Mr Thomas Dillane and Mrs. Tony Barton. The writer also on behalf of the whole community, would like to offer congratulations and wish. Mr. and Mrs. Enright many more years of happiness together.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION— A meeting; was held in the County Council Chambers  Tralee, at which Outline Planning permission to build an Oil Refinery at Kilpadogue, Tarbert, was given to Petro (Tech) Ireland Ltd. Tarbert Development Association was represented by Messrs. J. D. O'Connell, M . Lanigan, P. Carey, and. P. Lynch, The annual general, meeting of the Association will be held, on Monday night, next in the Cinema at 8.30 p.m. All interested, are earnestly requested to attend.

 

 

 

ICA—-At a special meeting a vote of sympathy was passed to Mrs.  Frank Lavery on the recent death of her mother,  Mrs. Collins. The next meeting: will be on next Monday night at 8 o'clock. Miss Jane Stack, Beautician, will attend to give a talk on skin, care, etc.

 

 

 

G.A.A.—Tarbert senior footballers play their first game of the season on Sunday against Emmetts . Listowel  in the North Kerry League. The game will be played in Ballylongford at 3.30 pm. The team will be selected, from, the following panel; P. Hanlon, T. O'Connell, C Kenneally, N. O'Hanlon M . Lanigan J. Wren, T. O'Donnell M. Mulvihill, D. Kiely. J. McGinley, J. Langan D. Donovan . M. O'Connell. J. Kenny, J. Fox, S. Enright P O'Hanlon M. Kelly. P. Kelly, M. O'Hanlon, M. Byrne . J. Smith, L, Bridgeman, J. Langan...

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, March 15, 1969; Page: 4

 

 

 

MR JOHN ENRIGHT, The New Homes, Moyvane, and his daughter, Margaret, have appeared in a television, show. 'They both took part in the dancing at the "American Wake" which was part of the show, entitled "Going Into Exile." John Enright has frequently appeared on T V. before but it was Margaret's first time.

 

 0N RADIO This (Friday) evening at 9,10 p,m, will be heard  on the sound radio a programme Composed by Fr. P. Aherne, B. Mus. , Who is now engaged at the National Broadcasting Co, In, Dublin. His programme is broadcast every second week.

 

 

 

PRE-LENTEN WEDDING The wedding, has taken place of Miss  Christina. Lynch, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Cornelius Lynch. Ahalanaha. Moyvane, and Mr, Danny Shine, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs  Joseph Shine, Colbert St., Listowel. The ceremony with Nuptial Mass and Papal Blessing was performed at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Moyvane, by Rev. Fr. D, Mangan, P.P .

 

RARE FIND The Moyvane Gun Club members who are out every Sunday in an endeavour to exterminate foxes and other pest came on in unusual case last Sunday when they found two foxes and a badger in one den. They succeeded in destroying all three.

 

FAMILY SCATTERED Miss Noreen Healy has taken up employment In a factory at Shannon Airport. Her brother, Mr Connie Healy, has gone to London to take up employment there. They are both children of Mrs  H. Healy, Leitrim East.

 

 

 

MISUNDERSTOOD; There appears to be some misunderstanding about an ad which appeared in this paper a few weeks ago regarding repair of shoes. They will be collected every second Tuesday at Jas F. Nolan and returned the following Friday.

 

 NEXT MEETING of the carnival committee will he held on, please note, Tuesday night, March I8, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Brosnan. Very good progress has been made so far with the preparations for the coming carnival.

 

 

 

WORDS– “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have stayed with me all my life” – Abraham Lincoln.

 

 

 

Fr Brosnan

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

2018 March 21 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS at Lixnaw on March 20th (3rd Tuesday),The witness will be given by John Sheehan from Ballinaskelligs.

 

LENT THIS WEEK Tuesday 20th at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall – Lenten Talk by Paul Montgomery, School Chaplain.  Wednesday 7.30am Lenten Mass.  Thursday 7.00pm Lenten Reflective Rosary, all in Moyvane.

 

PLEDGE: An invitation has been extended to those who made Confirmation in Moyvane recently to come and take the Pledge to abstain from alcohol until the age of 18 and to abstain from drugs for life.  This short ceremony will take place after Paul’s presentation on Tuesday night 20th, some refreshments afterwards.  All are welcome. 

 

KNOCKANURE Church has been closed for the past week.  It will remain closed until Sunday April 15th.The work that we are undertaking is the rewiring of the whole Church which will include plug points and new economical lighting.  Also cleaning and painting of the ceiling that has been damaged over the years by having the heaters too high up.  The complete instillation of heaters and appropriate extractor fans. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. 

 

 CONFIRMATION Duagh, Tues 20th, be in seat at 3.15 p.m, 45 candidates.

 

MISSION Duagh closing night, with Fr. Derek Meskell on March 23rd at 8.00 p.m.

 

HOLY WEEK CONFESSION will take place on Monday 26th March at 8.00 p.m. in Listowel.

 

DRAW: There was no winner of the €7200 jackpot for Friday 16th March. Numbers drawn were 10, 15, 27, 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Julieanne Moloney, Bridge Rd, Listowel; 2. Del Boy Club, c/o Mike the Pies; 3. James Egan, Tarmons; 4. Mick O’Brien, Church Rd, Moyvane and 5. Norma Long-O’Connor, Asdee. Next draw on Friday 23rd March with jackpot up to €7300.

 

DEATH has taken place of Thomas Bernard (Bernie) O'Connor, 16 Lartigue Village, Listowel and late of Keylod, Moyvane, on the 15th March 2018. Predeceased by his wife Hanna Mai on the 8th January 2018. Deeply regretted by his, sisters Joan and Kathleen, brothers Liam, Danny, Michael, Francis, (predeceased by Eymard who died Nov. 2012); brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. Reposing at Lyons Funeral Home, Derry, Listowel on Sunday 18th March from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass Monday 19th in Listowel Church at 11.30am followed by burial afterwards In St. John Paul 2nd Cemetery. Bernie was son of Tom O Connor who died in March 2001 and Mary Keane who died aged 62 years in April 1977.

 

 DEATH has taken place of Nora Daly (née Kennedy), Duagh,/ Fedamore, on March 9th. 2018. Nora, wife of the late Michael Joe; survived by her family; Theresa & Peter, Tom & Joan, Frankie, Carmel & Tommy, her grandchildren Rain, Rose, Hannah, Michael, Jack, Lily, Rhiona & Jamie, her sisters Lily & Pauline, sisters in law, nieces, and nephews. Requiem Mass for Nora Daly was celebrated on Tuesday 13th March at St. Brigid’s Church Duagh. Burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery Duagh.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mairead Lyons, Margaret Mulvihill, Mary Babe White, Tom Moore, Anna Flaherty, Jo Timoney, Michael Holly, Peg O’Mahony, Michael O’Connor, Kitty Shine, Hannah Moloney, Mairead O’Connor, Ellen O’Keeffe, Liam Keane Stack, Thomas O’Connell, Mass at Moyvane; Thurs 22nd at  7.00pm, Lenten Reflective Rosary and at 7.30pm, Mass for Paddy Hughes, Lower Aughrim;

 

Fri 23rd at 7.30pm mass for Noreen & John Scanlon, Inchamore & deceased of the Scanlon & Flavin families; Mass on Sat 24th at  7.30pm for Peggy Wallace, Aughrim.

 

Knockanure mass Sun 25th at 10.00am PALM SUNDAY (Mass in the Community Centre) for Jack & Betty Goulding, Keylod.

 

MASS Moyvane; Tues 20th at 10.00am, for Special Intention – Sick and on Wed 21st at  7.30am Lenten Mass – Parishioners.  Sun 25th at 11.00am mass PALM SUNDAY for Martin Mulvihill, Nenagh & Glenalappa – Get well.

 

ICA will sell teas/treats at the Bingo on Thursday night 22nd March in aid of the Cancer Society.

 

ASDEE ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE on Palm Sunday from 3pm to 6pm. 

 

TALK: Exploring Family Life Dr. Patricia Kieran will speak in Asdee Community Centre on Tues. 20th March at 7.30pm.  Her topic is Exploring Family Life. 

 

OPEN DAY AT LISTOWEL VTOS: Thursday march 22nd from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Kerry College (Listowel Community College).

 

 COISTE NA NÓG AWARDS NIGHT, David Clifford presented medals to the up and coming football stars from Moyvane/Knockanure on Sunday last in the Marian Hall.   

 

 MOTHER’S DAY, we had Sr. Aileen Murphy from the Diocesan Pastoral Team who spoke at all Masses. There was a special gift for Mums also on the day.      

 

LESSONS: Bodhrán lessons will start on Saturday, March 24th at 3.30pm in the Top of the Town, Athea and will run for 5-6 weeks. Also the new 6 week term for the singing classes will resume in the Library on this Thursday evening March 15th at 6.30pm.

 

JUMP: Michael Ahern from Garrygloss is doing a parachute jump on March 24th in aid of the children’s ambulance “Bumbleance”.

 

FASHION: Athea Tidy Towns Fundraising Fashion Show, will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 8pm, with the Con Colbert Hall.

 

BARDIC Festival at Ballydonoghue March 22nd to 25th 2018.

 

RAS Mumhan arrives in Listowel Easter Saturday.

 

RUN Ballybunion is on Easter Sunday.

 

CLEAN Up Day is on 14th April, last year 5,000 volunteers were involved.

 

VINTAGE: The Knockdown Vintage committee is busy preparing for the big day on March 25th when they will run another charity event. As part of the fundraising there will be a Table Quiz in Knockdown on March 23rd organised by Estuary Macra.

 

CARDIAC: (Cardiac First Responder) and Defibrillator Training will be on Saturday 7th APRIL in Conway’s function room, Glin. Please contact Marie on 0868691821.

 

EASTER CANTATA:  Scoil Mháthair Dé will perform their Easter Cantata, "Jerusalem Joy" in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, March 21 at 7.00 p.m.  All Welcome.

 

RADIO COURSE:  A free radio training course starts on April 11 covering basic interview skills, introduction to audio production, radio content development and much more.  It will take place at the WL102fm studios and is being run in conjunction with West Limerick Resources.  Further information from Dee Collins on 069 62222.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “Deep in Canadian Woods” – Pádraig Ó Concubhair in conjunction with Tarbert Education Society will give an illustrated talk on the Fenian Invasion of Canada in 1866 at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. 24th March at 7.30pm.

 

GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN – will take place on the 30th March in the Community Centre at 10.30am. All proceeds from the Soup Kitchen will go to the wife and children of the late Pat Martin, Tieraclea. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

KERRY HOSPICE WALK – will take place on Good Friday 30th March at 10.30am. New Route this year. Tarbert Comprehensive School to Tarbert Island.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE  AGM in on 28th April at 7.00pm.

 

LISTOWEL VTOS IS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS of FREE Adult Education in Listowel this year. VTOS is for Adults who want to upskill or retrain in a friendly Learning environment. If you are in receipt of a DSP payment for more than 156 days and over 21 you are eligible to apply for  VTOS. Come along to our OPEN DAY on Thursday March 22 between 10 and 1 pm  in North Kerry College (Listowel community college).

 

PARADE in Listowel was well attended, the day was cold and dry, thanks to all who were involved, we were only spectators, the participants and organisers, deserve our thanks and appreciation.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - BAG PACK FOR NCBI

 

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is looking for volunteers for its fundraising bag pack in Tesco Listowel on Saturday 14th April. If you can volunteer for a couple of hours please contact Collette McEntee on 01 882 1970.

 

KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE On Sunday March 25th at 6pm John Waters, Kathy Sinnott and Fr. Marcel de La Cruz will talk in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. Please follow us on facebook Kerry Right To Life for all upcoming events. If you would like to be a team in the Listowel area or in Dingle area please contact us. kerryrighttolife@gmail.com

 

THE BRICKX CLUB: Easter Camp in Seanchai Centre March  26th  – 28th March 10.00 a.m. to 1.00m p.m. Lego & Arts & Crafts suitable for 4 – 12 year olds. Bookings 089- 4459992

 

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at www.listowelparish.com

 

MISSION: - John Pridmore ex-gangster and bestselling author of book ‘From Gangland to Promised Land’ will be giving a Mission in Kilflynn from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th April and in Abbeydorney from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th April.

 

DRIVE TO SAVE LIVES:  Limerick Pro Life Action now have a “Lifts for Life” scheme which is created to help Pro Life votes who have no means of transport. We need drivers to help take people, in their locality to the Polling Station on Polling Day to vote. If you are willing to help, please contact any of the following: Olive      085-7172970 John       087-1127477 Mike      083-8892137.

 

 SCHOOL FETE/JUMBLE SALE: All are welcome to St. Mary's Boys' School on this Wednesday, March 21 for our School Fête. Tasty burgers from our BBQ cooked by our Celebrity Chef! Tea / Coffee Stall with mouth-watering goodies! Lots of treasures to be found at the Jumble Sale.

 

BOOK LAUNCH in St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee:  Fr Padraig Walsh, PP, will launch a new book on the Bible– “For It IS Written” - authored by Michael Culloty, after the 6.30pm Vigil Mass on Saturday night March 24th at 7:30pm, in the Pastoral Centre. All are welcome.

 

SKILLS FOR CITIZENS WORKSHOP:  Come along to The Red Door, NCW on Saturday, March 24 from 10am to 2pm to meet Enda O’Callaghan from IOLAR Training who will give workshops to adults on The Digital Skills for Citizens IT Programme as part of Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2018.  There will be demonstrations on Digital Skills for Citizens, File Management, Word Processing and Spreadsheets. Sign up with Enda for future Free IT course.  Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

 

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex.  Further information on 087 6174639.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, and much more at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

 

GRAND CELEBRITY CONCERT:  This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3- Monday, May 7.   The grand celebrity concert features the Shandrum Céilí Band with support from the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Band on Sunday, May 6 with show from 8pm. Tickets & further information  Nora 086/2427003 Celine 087/7697672  Vincent 087/2443353 Mary 087/741934.

 

LIMERICK AND DISTRICT WOODTURNERS:  Mickey Dunne is a well know leading exponent and maker of Uilleann Pipers, he will discuss the challenges of making the pipes at a workshop in Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle on Tuesday, March 27 from 7.30 – 9.30pm.  Further information limerickwoodturners@gmail.com or Vice Chairman John Ryan 087 1260525.  Our own Liam Flynn RIP was a founder member of the group.

 

TROCAIRE BOXES AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCHES. 

 

DEACON; Diocesan Director for the Permanent Diaconate, Fr Nicholas Flynn- Tel: 06466 31168   email: diosec@dioceseofkerry.ie   www.catholicbishops.ie/diaconate

 

PTO LIFE: We bring your attention to this week’s newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues

 

are also available on our diocesan web site at www.dioceseofkerry

 

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET:  Now that the weather is improving (!) and the days are getting longer Helga Henn with her home grown vegetables will be in the Square every Friday.  Our home baking stall will also return.

 

CORK MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: Cork International Hotel, 13/04/18–15/04/18 Marriage Encounter is a Weekend getaway experience for all married couples who want to rediscover the joy of Marriage. Tel:  086 8334382- / www.marriageencounter.ie

 

REFLECTION: March 20: Day of Reflection & Mission. Day of Reflection and Mission with the Emmanuel Community on Saturday 24th March 2018. The day begins at 12.15pm in the Millennium Centre beside Raheen Church, Raheen, Co Limerick.  Our day ends with prayer at 4.15pm. Parish Mass is at 11.30 at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Mungret if you want to join us beforehand.  Light lunch provided. All welcome.

 

Contact Info: John 087 276 6832     Emer 087 278 5006    Ger 087 247 6685

 

CONFERENCE: March 24: St Josephs Young Priests Society. All welcome to a special conference hosted by St Josephs Young Priests Society on Saturday March 24th in the Radison Blu Hotel. Speakers: Fr Frank O'Connor, Cathedral. Noirin Lynch, Pastoral Centre. Special closing Mass with Bishop Leahy at 3pm.

 

Please call Una on 061 227852 to book your place.

 

HORSE AND PONY RACES: The Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Races are to go ahead on July 1 next.   We would like to thank the Relihans for the use of their lands. In order to run Races of this calibre we urgently need extra Committee Members and volunteers because as people know, it takes a lot of work to get the course laid out, parking organised etc.  For the past 12 years we have run some great and very successful meetings. It has been a great meeting place for the community and a great family day out. It is classed as one of the best Horse and Pony tracks in the country. We have also donated a lot of money to local causes and much needed Charities.  If interested in helping to keep things going please contact Toddy McMahon, Church St.

 

LOURDES:  Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018 The Lourdes office, is open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St.  Office Hours are: 10.00 - 12.30pm and 2.00 - 4.30pm Monday to Friday. All details concerning the Pilgrimage may be had from the office or from Fr. Tony. The fares for this year will be the same as last year, Pilgrims-All Hotels €719 except The Alba €709 and for a Hospital Pilgrim €609, this is inclusive of travel insurance and coach transfer to and from Lourdes Airport.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Ray Browne. 2nd—7th September. Direct flights ex Kerry Airport. Further information from Mrs Janice O’Sullivan at 064 775 8219 or email joskdp@eircom.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  14th to 21st June from Shannon to Split Airport, from €719 per person, half board. Further information from Group Leader Maura Harksen 066 7127143. Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan 066 7122522.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square Cork. Email: norady@premiertravel.ie or telephone 021 4277700,  or Maureen Harty on 066 7131328.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: led by Monsignor Dan O’Riordan. 24th September—3rd October Ex Cork Airport (including coach from Kerry to Cork Airport return). For further information contact Premier Travel 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square, Cork. Telephone 021 4277700 or email norardy@premiertravel.ie .

 

MOYVANE FOOTBALL

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, June 15, 1984; Page: 24

 

 

 

BY STEPHEN McGRATH THE North Kerry village of Moyvane becomes the centre of the football world this Sunday when Kerry take on a Laois team which will be anxious to prove that they are a match for the men from The Kingdom.

 

 

 

The occasion is the official opening of Con Brosnan Park, Moyvane — now one of the finest club grounds in the country. It boasts a fine stand with concrete terracing, four dressing rooms and further terracing for the spectators.

 

Chairman Sean Walsh and his colleagues have been doing Trojan work to the ground over the last few years during which it has been ploughed up, levelled off, re-drained and re-seeded.

 

The ground is named after the great Con Brosnan who won six All Ireland Senior Football Championship medals with Kerry during the 1920's and early 1930's.

 

His son Jerry, a Moyvane dairy farmer, recalls that Con played in eight, All-Ireland finals between 1923 and 1935 captaining the Kerry side that beat Mayo in the last of them.

 

 

 

Con, who lived from 1900-1975, was one of the greatest midfielders to come out of County Kerry. During his time North Kerry never won the county championship but as his career went into its final years he was awarded the captaincy by Joe Barrett In recognition of his services to the county.

 

 

 

Before he ever played for the county team, Con was well-known in the Moyvane area for his activities during the War of Independence and later on the pro-treaty side during the Civil War.

 

The park named after him had humble beginnings back In 1962 — a time when believe, it or not, almost every club in the county had no ground of its own. Nowadays, of course, and in this Centenary year, almost all clubs own their own.

 

 

 

In the early Sixties a great Moyvane team was sweeping all before it on the football fields. The officers of the club at that time, Cormac O'Leary (Chairman), Con Shine (Secretary) and Jerry Brosnan (Treasurer), decided it was time to purchase a field so that future generations of Moyvane footballers "could train and play the game their forefathers loved so well."

 

 

 

Their initial difficulty was to convince their colleagues that, "the impossible was-possible . Having done this they set about acquiring a field and after some searching Jerry Brosnan offered the club a field which it was already using on lease.

 

 

 

It cost £10,000 to purchase, drain and develop the pitch. The money was found through many fund raising ventures. The first of these involved a raffle for a TV set — the tickets were one shilling each. Voluntary ticket sellers travelled: all over the area selling tickets.

 

 

 

A group of ticket sellers even went to Croke Park for the Dublin v. Down League Final in 1982 where they sold £30 worth of tickets — a great day's work. The raffle for the T.V. made £300, a parish collection realised £1,200, a raffle for ten All-Ireland tickets for the 1964 Kerry/Galway final resulted in another £1,000 being collected for the new pitch. For a number of years the Moyvane Carnival was a tremendous vehicle for fund, raising for the pitch and with these monies the ground became one of the few to boast a stand in the sixties in Kerry. Now the fruits of all this work can be seen by everyone. Moyvane now has eight teams ranging from under-12's to Senior.

 

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The club is now run by Sean Walsh (Chairman), Martin J. Kennelly (Secretary), Martin Kennelly and Francis Hanrahan (Joint Treasurers), Mick Hanrahan (P.R.O.), Denis O'Connor (Vice chairman) and Ted Keane (Assistant Secretary).

 

Kerry County Board Chairman Frank King will perform the official opening ceremony of the newly re-seeded pitch.

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, February 02, 1957; Page: 11

 

MOYVANE CLUB’S ANNUAL MEETING

 

AT the annual meeting of the Moyvane G.A A, Club the following officers were elected for the year,:— Patron ; Very Rev. W. Murphy P.P.; President, Con Brosnan; Vice-President, Rev. J. Galvin, C.C ; Chairman, P. Hanrahan; Vice-Chairman, J. Enright; Treasurer, Jerry Brosnan; Secretary. C. J. Shine; Committee: Messrs. D. Mulvihill, T. Hanrahan, J. F, Nolan V. Sheehy, J. Sheehy, B, Sheehy, M. E, Mulvihill, B, O’Callaghan S. Stack, M. O’Connell. Delegates to Co. Convention:— Rev. J. Galvin C.C, and Mr. C. J. Shine. Delegates to North Kerry Board C J. Shine and P. Hanrahan. Selection Committee: Rev. J. Galvin. C.C. C. J. Shine, Jerry Brosnan J. Enright, M, E. Mulvihill. The Senior captain, Jim Brosnan; Vice-Captain, Jackie Enright; Minor Captain, Bernard O’Callaghan; Vice-Captain, Liam Hanrahan.

 

Jerry Brosnan

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/jerry-brosnan/

 

 

 

Music at Seanchai Listowel St Patrick’s Day.

 

https://youtu.be/JO7nfdRIxSk

 

 

 

 

 

In his doctoral thesis, which made waves in 1972, Bekenstein theorized that black holes had entropy, or disorder in its system, and subsequently, according to the laws of physics, a temperature. Hawking disagreed, maintaining that black holes could not radiate anything and therefore had no temperature. At a conference in France that year, Hawking gathered a few colleagues and angrily confronted Bekenstein.

 

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Extra News March 14 2018

GLIN NEWS: Pub Quiz March 9 Basketball Fundraiser

 

Posted on 06/03/2018    by glinnews

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again for the Athea Vikens Basket Ball annual quiz in Knockdown.

 

Glin has a number of children & teenagers playing basketball in Athea Vixens club.

 

To raise some much needed funds for the club and also for the 2 teams that are representing the club in Barcelona during Easter.  Local quiz team in Knockdown on March 9th 2018, @ 8.30.

 

 

 

Community Games Gold Medal for Maurice Fitzgerald

 

Posted on 06/03/2018    by glinnews

 

Last weekend kids from Glin participated in the limerick county community games swimming gala. A great day was had by all. Jack and Adam Hutchinson had great swims and showed great style and technique. Sisters Eimear and Caoimhe O’Sullivan had to compete against each other where Caoimhe progressed to the semi final, she had another great swim narrowly missing out on a place in the final. Odhran O’Reilly won his first heat and progressed to the final where he showed great style and came away with a Silver medal for his efforts. One of the last events of the day was the under 14boys FC .Maurice Fitzgerald didn’t disappoint and won his heat by a narrow margin But in the final Maurice left nothing chance and powered his way to a gold medal.

 

 

 

MARCH: Thousands were in Dunlin for the Pro Life march on Saturday last, several from the locality attended.

 

GOLD; Community Games Limerick, One of the last events of the day was the under 14 boys FC . Maurice Fitzgerald didn’t disappoint and won his heat by a narrow margin But in the final Maurice left nothing chance and powered his way to a gold medal.

 

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET:  Now that the weather is improving (!) and the days are getting longer Helga Henn with her home grown vegetables will be in the Square every Friday.

 

THE JOY OF LOVE PROGRAMME:  A facilitated community discussion on the joys and challenges of family life in Ireland today. An opportunity to reflect on the relevance of our Christian faith in living out family life today. This meeting will take place at the Community Hall in Templeglantine on Wednesday, March 14 at 7.30p.m. It would be great to see you there. You will be most welcome. The meeting is open to everyone.  Bring a friend.

 

 CEILI:  West Limerick Set Dancing Club monthly ceili in Devon Inn on Sunday, March 18 at 4pm.  Music by Eddie Lee and Pat Casey, teas served, all welcome.

 

DIABETES IRELAND AT CASTLEISLAND LIBRARY:  On Wednesday, March 14 at 11am Pauline Lynch Regional Development Officer Diabetes Ireland will give a general talk on Diabetes. This talk is for Adults and is part of the Healthy Ireland at your Library initiative. For more information on this talk or any other services available at the library call in or phone 066-7163403. The Library is open from 10am to 5pm Tues to Saturday.

 

SKILLS FOR CITIZENS WORKSHOP:  Come along to The Red Door, NCW on Saturday, March 24 from 10am to 2pm to meet Enda O’Callaghan from IOLAR Training who will give workshops to adults on The Digital Skills for Citizens IT Programme as part of Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2018.  There will be demonstrations on Digital Skills for Citizens, File Management, Word Processing and Spreadsheets. Sign up with Enda for future Free IT course.  Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

 

ST.  PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2018: The parade will start from Mountmahon at 4pm and proceed down Main Street and past the reviewing stand in The Square.  Participants are asked to assemble at the Industrial Estate DIGITAL from 3pm, they are responsible for their own insurance cover and will be required to sign a waiver to that effect. Prizes will be awarded for Best Float, Best Decorated Window and Best Youth Entry.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, chat up a prospective partner and much more at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

 

EASTER CANTATA:  Scoil Mháthair Dé will perform their Easter Cantata, "Jerusalem Joy" in the Church of the Assumption on Wednesday, March 21 at 7.00 p.m.  All Welcome.

 

SAY THE ROSARY AT A MASS ROCK:  Rosary at Mass Rocks for Life and Faith.   On March 18 a rosary will be said at the Mass Rock in Ashford Ballagh at 2.30pm.

 

 BRUACH NA CARTRAIGE:  The Rockchapel based group Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra will present their new show "Music from The Manuscripts" in Bruach Na Cartraige Rockchapel on Friday March 16 at 8.30pm. This show is a celebration of the music of local musicians Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount Rockchapel, and his father Dan Curtin, and their neighbour Dave Leahy Secondgloss Mountcollins who died in 1907.  The manuscripts from all three were recently discovered.  They give us an important glimpse of an older layer of Sliabh Luachra Music that predates that what prevails today, with many tunes that have not been heard or heard of for over one hundred years.

 

 

 

LIMERICK AND DISTRICT WOODTURNERS:  Mickey Dunne is a well know leading exponent and maker of Uilleann Pipers, he will discuss the challenges of making the pipes at a workshop in Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle on Tuesday, March 27 from 7.30 – 9.30pm.  Further information limerickwoodturners@gmail.com or Vice Chairman John Ryan 087 1260525.  Our own Liam Flynn RIP was a founder member of the group.

 

GLÓRACH NEWS:  After a rigorous selection process, Molly, the Cavalier King Charles spaniel from Rockchapel will star in the Abbeyside Players production of Sam Cree’s comedy ‘Second Honeymoon’ alongside a sterling cast under the direction of Merce Hobson.  Angeline O’Donnell who plays her besotted owner said “I am delighted that Molly has been chosen, she has great stage presence and acts like a dog with a future”. It is expected that she will bring a large following from the Rock and that seats will be at a premium so get in fast and book on 087 1383940 for shows beginning Wednesday March 28 and continuing on Thursday, March 29 as well as Thursday April 5, Friday April 6, Saturday April 7 and finishing up on Sunday, April 8.  Doors open 7pm and show starts 8pm sharp.  Admission €10.

 

LOURDES:  Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018 The Lourdes office, is open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St.  Office Hours are: 10.00 - 12.30pm and 2.00 - 4.30pm Monday to Friday. All details concerning the Pilgrimage maybe had from the office or from Fr. Tony. The fares for this year will be the same as last year, Pilgrims-All Hotels €719 except The Alba €709 and for a Hospital Pilgrim €609, this is inclusive of travel insurance and coach transfer to and from Lourdes Airport.

 

TALKS AT Abbeyfeale LIBRARY:  Our Anxiety and Connecting with Teenagers will take place on Thursday, March 15 from 7 - 8 pm. Presented by Anthony O Shaughnessy ACI/APCP. Anthony has been working as a counsellor and therapist for over twenty years. Booking essential on (068) 32488.

 

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex.  Further information on 087 6174639.

 

PARKING AT MASS IN ABBEYFEALE:  Parking in the church area. Please co-operate with parking regulations. Parking is not allowed where there are double yellow lines. Parking while at Mass on this roadway is causing traffic congestion. Members of the Men’s Shed are volunteering in the Church Yard to assist with parking for a few weeks. Please adhere to their advice and make the best possible use of the church car park. From now you are liable to get a ticket if you park incorrectly. Also keep the centre by the main gate free in case of emergency.

 

 

 

Pro Life

 

https://youtu.be/b9TS3qFgw4U

 

 

 

Mass Dublin

 

https://youtu.be/MHfyu4wyiLc

 

 

 

Poetry in Dublin

 

https://youtu.be/_hduCHXFRGo

 

 

 

More Marching March 2018

 

https://youtu.be/QBvbRan3pxs

 

2018 March 14 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, on Monday 12th March 2018.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Niall & Niamh Finucane on the  birth of their twin girls and Kieran & Sandra  Stack on the birth of their son.

 

BLOOD: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday 15th March from 5-8pm.

 

CHOIR: Listowel Folk Group are busy practicing in St. Mary's for their biggest event to date. They will sing the mass as Gaeilge when St. Patrick's Day mass from Listowel is broadcast on RTE at 11.00a.m. on March 17th 2018.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Irish language bi-annual running festival Rith will be finishing its 500km course in Listowel! Rith lasts for seven days in its entirety, beginning in Belfast on the 11th March.   To register your group for the parade, contact Christy Walsh (of Christy’s The Square for an entry form. Any individuals or groups looking to participate in Rith can do so by contacting a member of Glór na nGael in Listowel, or buying a km on the rith website

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS, March 20th.  (3rd Tuesday) in Lixnaw Church.

 

The witness will be given by John Sheehan from Ballinaskelligs, South Kerry.

 

His theme will be “How to deal with mental health issues“. 

 

LENT; Monday Stations of the Cross in Moyvane at 7pm.  Wednesday Lenten Mass in Moyvane at 7.30am.

 

ICA:  the ICA will sell daffodils in aid of the Cancer Society after all masses in Moyvane and Knockanure on the weekend of 17th and 18th  March.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  a short presentation will take place on Friday morning in Listowel  after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

 

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy was passed - To Nash Family Knockanure on the death of Shelia Nash. To The O'Connor Family Kilmeaney on the death of Willie O'Connor. To The Donegan Family on the death of Moss Joe Gilbert Ballydonoghue. To The O' Connor Family Bruach na Gael Moyvane on the death of Daniel Keane   Thurles, Co. Tipperary. To The Brosnan Family Coilgurteen,  Moyvane on the death of Patrick Walsh .

 

SYMPATHY:   To Theresa Hanrahan and Bernie Kearney, Kilbaha on the death of their sister-inlaw Maud Carmody (née Kissane) of Meen, Listowel whose funeral took place last week in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.  To Ena & Johnny McEvoy, Aughrim and Michelle & James Sheehy, Asdee on the death of Ena and Michelle’s brother John Walsh, Larha, Asdee. 

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Bill Hudson, Mary O’Keeffe, Ann O’Sullivan, Tess Stack, Margaret Flynn, Bishop Casey, Mary Ann Collins, Paula Kavanagh, , Finbar Slattery, Kitty Fitzgerald, Paddy Moore, Nora Scanlon, Michael Keane, Ned Leahy, Noel Mulvihill, Pat Joe Barry, Mary B. O’Connell, Margaret Mulvihill. Mass Moyvane: Mon 12th at 7.00pm, Stations of the Cross and mass at 7.30pm for Mikey Joe Walsh, Leitrim Hill (Months Mind); Wed  14th at 7.30am, Lenten Mass – Special Intention;

 

Fri  16th at 7.30pm, VIGIL – ST. PATRICK’S DAY  Mass for Eamon Pelican, Moyvane South; Sat  17th  11.00am  for Denis Murphy, Cork (Rec Dec) (father to William and father-in-law to Connie, Bruach na Gaile), Mass at 7.30pm for Maureen Kinane, Aughrim (Anni); Sun 18th at 11.00am, mass for Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke. (Note:  Masses held in Knockanure Community Centre on  Sat 17th at 10.00am for Kitty & Mossie Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni) and  Sun 18th mass at 10.00am for Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien.

 

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING Saturday 17th March from 10am. – 2pm. at Nora Mulvihill’s House, 31 Church Street, Listowel.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL:  Alzheimer's/Dementia talk Tuesday March 13th from 7.309.30pm. For info on a wide range of courses  068/23584.

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door.

 

TREES: National Tree Week from Sunday March 4 to Sunday March 11.

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS:  An open meeting in John B Keane’s on Thursday, March 8 from 8-10pm. 

 

TALKS AT THE LIBRARY Abbeyfeale:  Our Anxiety and Connecting with Teenagers will take place on Thursday, March 15 from 7 - 8 pm. Presented by Anthony O Shaughnessy ACI/APCP. Anthony has been working as a counsellor and therapist for over twenty years. Booking essential on (068) 32488.

 

EXPLORING Family Life Dr. Patricia Kieran will speak in Asdee Community Centre on Tues. 20th March at 7.30pm.  Patricia teaches Religious Education at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.

 

 FASHION: St. Josephs Secondary School Ballybunion will be holding their annual fundraiser fashion show at the Tintean Theatre Ballybunion on Thursday 15th March, at 7.30 pm.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. 

 

CONFIRMATION DAY will take place in Duagh Church on Tuesday, March 20th at 3.30 p.m. Bishop Ray Browne will confirm 44 candidates.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday at 7.00pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

PROGRAMME ON FAMILY: week 4  Tuesday night in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel on Pope Francis  ‘Joy of Love’  It is being facilitated by Fr. Sean O. Sheehy. It is free all are welcome.

 

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday from 8pm. to 9pm. in the parish meeting room, Listowel. New members welcome.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, chat up a prospective partner and much more at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND, The film night for people booked is on Thursday 22nd March Starting at 7.30pm sharp in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.  Those looking to pay their balance can contact Premier Travel direct on 021-4277700.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “Deep in Canadian Woods” – Pádraig Ó Concubhair in conjunction with Tarbert Education Society will give an illustrated talk on the Fenian Invasion of Canada in 1866 at the Bridewell on Sat. 24th March at 7.30pm. Cupán tae and everybody welcome.

 

PRO LIFE: We bring your attention to this week’s newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News).

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: ardfertretreat@eircom.net/7134276. The Amoris programme for the World Meeting of Families Let’s talk family, Let’s be family –Weds 14 March 7.30 – 9.30 pm.  All welcome

 

TAIZE: Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé 1 – 8 July 2018. For details tel Tomás Kenny 086 3683778/ tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

KERRY HOSPICE WALK – will take place on Good Friday 30th March at 10.30am. New Route this year. Tarbert Comprehensive School to Tarbert Island. Your continued support is much needed and greatly appreciated.   All Funds raised go directly to the Kerry Hospice Foundation to provide funding for Hospice Care in Kerry.  A new 15 Bed Palliative Care Unit funded by Kerry Hospice opened in 2017. Sponsorship cards available at Tarbert Bridewell 068 -36500.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Tarbert - will take place again this year on March 17th at 12.15pm after mass. The parade will commence from Tieraclea Park and make it’s way down to the Bridewell, where there will be a stage with entertainment. Tarbert Development Association are extending an invite to all individuals, clubs, societies, businesses and Tarbert Parish Town Lands to take part in this year’s parade. To join the parade contact Doreen on 087-2817831.

 

GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN – will take place on the 30th March in the Community Centre, Tarbert at 10.30am. All proceeds from the Soup Kitchen will go to the wife and children of the late Pat Martin, Tieraclea. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

ANNUAL MUNCHIN'S COLLEGE RUGBY - 1968 SENIOR CUP REUNION:   A Reunion will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of St Munchin’s College winning the Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup for the first time in 1968.

 

BRUAH NA CARTRAIGE:  The Rockchapel based group Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra will present their new show "Music from The Manuscripts" in Bruach Na Cartraige Rockchapel on Friday March 16 at 8.30pm. This show is a celebration of the music of local musicians Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount Rockchapel, and his father Dan Curtin, and their neighbour Dave Leahy Secondgloss Mountcollins who died in 1907.  The manuscripts from all three were recently discovered.  They give us an important glimpse of an older layer of Sliabh Luachra Music that predates that what prevails today, with many tunes that have not been heard or heard of for over one hundred years.

 

FORGIVENESS is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all of us love poorly. We do not even know what we are doing when we hurt others. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour - unceasingly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family. --Henri J.M. Nouwen.

 

 

 

FR PAT AHERN

 

Fr Pat Ahern was honoured 19 Feb 2018, for his outstanding contribution to the artistic, cultural and literary tradition of the county, in a civic reception held by Kerry County Council. Fr Pat spoke with gratitude about his journey, outlining the impact the various Bishops of Kerry had on his work his location and his focus. Norma Foley spoke about his inspirational impact on Kerry and the country as a whole and she spoke with great feeling and emotion about his work with young people. Norma has worked directly with Fr Pat and has experienced his gifts first hand.  It was a warm gathering of Fr Pat’s family and many friends.

 

http://www.dioceseofkerry.ie/2018/02/fr-pat-ahern-honoured-by-kerry-county-council/

 

 

 

Fr Pat reflected on Siamsa Tíre:

 

For me Siamsa Tíre is no more or no less than the celebration of simple things – things that belong to everyday human living. Things that are not bound by time at all – that carry a timeless value.  The challenge is to notice them and to value them and to not be afraid or too embarrassed to celebrate them.

 

A few lines from the poet Patrick Kavanagh come to mind:

 

“Ashamed of what I loved I called it a ditch and all the while it was smiling at me with violets”.

 

 

 

I hope we will always have eyes and ears to appreciate and to celebrate the beauty of simple things, that we usually take for granted, maybe don’t even notice: the wonder and the colours of the sunrise or sunset  the beauty of the  wild honey suckle, the scent of a primrose, the song of the blackbird, the things that lift the spirit in us, lift it above the mundane,  above the material, mechanical, digital lifeless, soulless world that is increasingly absorbing us…

 

 

 

Remarks by Cllr John Sheahan, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Civic Reception for Fr Pat Ahern Monday, 19 February 2018.

 

Fellow councillors, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

 

It is a privilege for me as Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council to welcome such a special guest, Fr Pat Ahern to the Council Chamber today for this Civic Reception.

 

This is an opportunity for Kerry County Council to acknowledge the tremendous work that Fr Pat has done over so many years to promote the artistic, musical and literary tradition of our great county.

 

I am delighted that we are joined by so many of Fr Pat’s friends and acquaintances for this special occasion.

 

 

 

Kerry County Council occasionally honours deserving recipients with a Civic Reception such as this. As the largest public authority in Kerry, it is our way of acknowledging personal achievements which enrich the lives of the people of our wonderful county. And there can be no more deserving a recipient of a Civic Reception than Fr Pat Ahern.

 

 

 

Fr Pat’s contribution to the cultural life of our county has been immense. A native of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, he was immersed in traditional Irish music from a young age. Having studied for the priesthood, he became a curate at St John’s in Tralee in 1957. He founded the St John’s Choir and was given responsibility for liturgical music in the diocese.

 

 

 

Graduating with a music degree from UCC in 1962, Fr Pat joined the Catholic Communications Centre in Dublin and studied TV and radio production. He produced a weekly series called ‘Network’ for RTE Radio. In those years Fr Pat worked on the production of two major religious pageants, the story of Lourdes and the story of the Passion.

 

 

 

His musical and theatrical work in the early years was channelled into the establishment of Siamsa Tíre, the national folk theatre of Ireland which was founded in the early 1970s. Fr Pat had great foresight in seeing the need for such a centre. Such was his passion for the new development that the diocese released him from parish work, so he could devote his time to the new theatre.

 

 

 

Siamsa initially operated from the old Theatre Royal Cinema in Tralee. In 1974 Teach Siamsa, was opened at Finuge and focussed on the north Kerry dancing tradition, and in 1975 a second centre was opened at Carraig in the West Kerry Gaeltacht with a focus on the Irish language.

 

 

 

Since then, Siamsa Tire has gone from strength to strength, culminating in the opening of the its new building on the edge of Tralee Town Park in 1991. Fr Pat was artistic director there until 1997. Fr Pat, you must take a great sense of pride in the success story that Siamsa Tíre is today.

 

 

 

Outside of Siamsa, Fr Pat has been responsible for numerous other productions including works on the life of Edmund Rice and the story of Christianity in Kerry. For the Millennium, he produced ‘Dance of Life’ which featured over 800 singers and a cast of 200. He has continued to involve himself also in the pastoral life of the diocese.

 

 

 

Fr Pat’s legacy is immense – locally, nationally and internationally. Your contribution has enriched all of our lives and has enhanced the reputation of Kerry as a place of culture, tradition and innovation.

 

 

 

We salute your many achievements and hope that in the years ahead, you will continue to make a contribution to the artistic life of Kerry.

 

 

 

We wish you every health and happiness in the years ahead.

 

 

 

Thank you.

 

Posted in Diocesan News, Press Releases Homilies Talks              

 

 

 

Jubilee Nurse

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/jubilee-nurse-ireland/

 

 

 

 

 

Abbeyfeale Church

 

http://www.abbeyfealeparish.ie/our-parish/webcam/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local walk in snow March 3 2018

 

https://youtu.be/WaPag-AS_zA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Snow

 

https://youtu.be/WIAO5_fVkTg

 

 

 

Extra for March 7 2018

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS:  An open meeting will take place in John B Keane’s on Thursday, March 8 from 8-10pm.  Tea, coffee and sandwiches served.  All welcome.

 

TALKS AT THE LIBRARY Abbeyfeale:  Our Anxiety and Connecting with Teenagers will take place on Thursday, March 15 from 7 - 8 pm. Presented by Anthony O Shaughnessy ACI/APCP. Anthony has been working as a counsellor and therapist for over twenty years. Booking essential on (068) 32488.

 

 

 

ANNUAL MUNCHIN'S COLLEGE RUGBY - 1968 SENIOR CUP REUNION:   A Reunion will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of St Munchin’s College winning the Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup for the first time in 1968.

 

BRUAH NA CARTRAIGE:  The Rockchapel based group Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra will present their new show "Music from The Manuscripts" in Bruach Na Cartraige Rockchapel on Friday March 16 at 8.30pm. This show is a celebration of the music of local musicians Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount Rockchapel, and his father Dan Curtin, and their neighbour Dave Leahy Secondgloss Mountcollins who died in 1907.  The manuscripts from all three were recently discovered.  They give us an important glimpse of an older layer of Sliabh Luachra Music that predates that what prevails today, with many tunes that have not been heard or heard of for over one hundred years.

 

 

 

Local walk in snow March 3 2018

 

https://youtu.be/WaPag-AS_zA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Snow

 

https://youtu.be/WIAO5_fVkTg

 

 

 

DRIVERS spare a thought for pedestrians, who have to put up with you spewing slush on them. Neighbours were the best backup for all of us during the short cold spell and many drivers helped when needed and offered help in case something unexpected arose. Thanks to all the volunteers that cleared a path in the snow.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to B. D. Agri. Parts in Moyvane, who are celebrating 30 years in business, best wishes to Bobby and family.

 

BUS to Dublin Sat 10th, at 9am, details from 068 31157

 

TRANSITION YEAR MUSICAL:  Owing to the weather alert the musical ‘Back in the Habit’  will now take place on Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8 at 7.30pm with doors open at 7pm. Tickets can be booked at reception during school hours or by calling (068) 30631.

 

HISTORICAL TALK:  RATHKEALE, NEWCASTLEWEST, CAPPAGH AND GENERAL

 

'RATHKEALE TOWN THROUGH THE YEARS':  On Friday, March 9 a talk will take place at Rathkeale Arts Centre at 8.30pm. This will be one of a series of talks organised by Rathkeale and District Historical Society. Admission is free and all are welcome. During the course of the talk we will recall the businesses which traded in Rathkeale and remember the people who owned and ran the many successful commercial enterprises from 1820 to date.  Rathkeale was once the largest town in County Limerick with a population of 4,995. The present population is 1,440.

 

LIMERICK County Council invites applications ftom suitably qualified candidates to form panels, to fill any current and future vacancies, for position of Retained Fire-Fighter. Abbeyfeale, Cappamore, Foynes, Kilmallock, Newcastlewest and Rathkeale brigades.

 

http://www.limerck.ie/council/current-job-vacancies. Completed application forms no later than Monday 12th March. Tel 061/557160

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS at Lixnaw on March 20th (3rd Tuesday)

 

The witness will be given by John Sheehan from Ballinaskelligs, South Kerry.

 

His theme will be “How to deal with mental health issues“. 

 

 

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, chat up a prospective partner and much more at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

2018 March 7 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE Active retirement day is Monday, March 12th. Music by Stevie Donegan, If attending please contact the office 068 49799. New members welcome.

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: West Limerick singing club will hold their annual traditional concert with special guest Anna Marie O'Riordan in Fr. Casey’s GAA Hall, Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 10 at 8pm.

 

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HELATH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND  a four week introductory programme entitled Getting to Know Grow starts on Wednesday 7th March At 8 p.m. in the Seanchai Centre Listowel.  Programme is open to all and free of charge.  Further information : Contact Jerry 086 0271990.

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: The Diocese has  invited  Martina Lehane Sheehan to speak  in St. John’s Theatre, The Square on Wednesday March  7th @ 8pm. Her topic is:  Living in each other’s shadow – Living, Forgiving and Healing Relationships. Martina is an accredited psychotherapist and spiritual director, regularly facilitates retreats and workshops on matters of spirituality and personality.

 

COLAISTE IDE open day 10th March 12 – 4 p.m.       

 

HOSPICE: The County AGM will take place on Monday 5th March at 8.30pm in the Palliative Care Unit, KUH, Tralee. New members welcome.

 

PROGRAMME ON FAMILY: continues each Tuesday night in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel on  Pope Francis  ‘Joy of Love’  This is a great opportunity to do something special for Lent. It is being facilitated by Fr. Sean O’Sheehy. It is free all are welcome.

 

DEATH has occurred on 26th February 2018 of Jerry Brosnan of Moyvane Village. He was preleased by his brothers Jim and Mícheal and his sister Eileen. Survived by his wife Nodie, son Mike, daughters Kay, Brenda, Aileen and Geraldine, daughter-in-law Breda, sons-in-law Tom, John, David and Aiden, 14 grandchildren, his niece, and nephews. Requiem Mass for Jerry Brosnan was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Thursday, March 1st, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

 

DEATH occurred of Dan Hanrahan of Lower Dirreen, Athea. Dan (Stonemason) died on 24th February 2018. Predeceased by his parents Jeremiah & Eileen and his brother John. Survived by his sisters Ellen and Mary (Healy – Abbeyfeale), brother-in-law Timothy, nephews and grandnephews. 

 

DEATH of Eileen McGrath; details from Brigid McGrath,  I am contacting you as my aunt Eileen McGrath sadly died on February 23rd 2018. She grew up in Athea and Moyvane, but left for England when she was young. I visited the area with her 3 years ago when we brought my Dad Martin McGrath`s ashes home. I am so glad she was able to bring me to the areas of Athea and Moyvane, to show me where she grew up. Her mother was May Kennelly, and Grandparents Brigit (Bridie) and Martin Kennelly from Gortdromasillihy. I would like to let the community know that Eileen has passed, as there may be people who remember her. Her funeral will be on 9th March in Rendlesham, Suffolk.  I would be happy for anyone who knew Eileen to contact me. She was always so proud of her Irish roots, and from the places she spent her early years. If you could share this message on your page, or in your newsletter, it would be much appreciated. With best wishes, Brigid McGrath.

 

SYMPATHY:  To William & Connie Murphy, Bruach na Gaile on the death of William’s father Denis, Magazine Road, Cork whose funeral took place recently in Cork.  To the Flavin family, Darrigone Cross on the death of their uncle Jack Flavin whose funeral took place last Monday in Listowel.  To James Fogarty & family, Listowel Road on the death of his grandmother Kit Guerin, Listowel.  To Julia & Eddie Stack & Family, Aughrim, on the death of Julia’s brother-in-law John O’Connor, Rathkeale. 

 

 ANNIVERSARIES: Garry McMahon, Mossie Pierse, Mary O’Hanlon, Bridie Flaherty, Anna O Reilly, Bobby Buckley, Dan Enright, Billy Casey, Michael Kissane, Sr. Pius O’Farrell, Bridie Flavin, Tom B O’Connell, Margaret Wallace, Alice Barrett, Tommy Buckley, Jimmy Windle, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsell, Margaret Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Anna Flaherty, Fr. Stephen Kennelly,

 

Mass Moyvane; Mon 5th  at 7.00pm, Stations of the Cross and mass at 7.30pm for Catherine O’Connor, Glin; Tues 6th at 7.30pm for             Denis Mulvihill, Leitrim West (Months Mind);Wed  7th   7.30am Lenten Mass for Kathleen Kennedy, Asdee; Thurs  8th  at 7.30pm for Ann Flahavan,  Moyvane North; Sat 10th  at 7.30pm for Margaret Mulvihill, Gortdromosillihy  & her husband Mícheál, and Sun  11th mass at               11.00am for Con & Bridie O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen.

 

Mass Knockanure: Fri 9th at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross, and Mass at 7.30pm for Bridie Flavin, Trien, and her husband Tom and on Sun 11th mass at 10.00am for Michael & Margaret Flynn, Knockanure.

 

ADORATION KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm, and MOYVANE on Wednesday 10am to 7pm.   COLLECTION: At all Masses on weekend in aid of The Holy Family Mission.  Grace Leahy from Kilmorna has spent the last year volunteering with this Mission group and spoke at all Masses on the work that they do. 

 

LENT Stations of the Cross – Moyvane Mon at 7pm & Knockanure Thurs at 7pm – Lenten Mass Moyvane Wed 7.30am. First Friday calls  this week they are as follows – Duagh/Knockanure on Thursday and Moyvane on Friday.

 

SAVE THE 8TH :On 10th March the Rally to Save the 8th will take place in Dublin - If you wish to travel by bus, please contact Marie 087/9361812 or Denis 087/6590551.

 

TALKS On the weekend of March10th/11th Aileen Murphy for the Diocesan Pastoral Team will speak at all three Masses.  Also on Tuesday 20th March in the Marian Hall at 7.30pm,welcome back Paul Montgomery, School Chaplain, will give a presentation on the topic of ‘NOW IS THE TIME’.

 

 MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT:  The AGM of Moyvane Development Association will be held on Tuesday night March 6th at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  New members welcome.  

 

24 HOURS FOR THE LORD:  with the Friars from Moyross, Limerick who will lead 24 hours of Adoration for our Pastoral Area taking place at St. Mary’s Church Listowel.  The celebration begins on Friday night (March 9th) with mass at 7pm and continues throughout the next 24 hours concluding at the Vigil Mass at 6.15 pm on Saturday evening. The church will be opened throughout the night.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE will host sessions during Lent, on Wed. March 7th, 14th, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. All welcome. Bookings/Contact: 0667134276.

 

CHARITY: Parachute Jump Michael Ahern from Garrygloss is doing a parachute jump on March 24th in aid of the children’s ambulance “Bumbleance”. Sponsorship cards are in the shops and pubs. Your support would be appreciated.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Names are currently being taken for a new gardening course. The course comes with Fetac Level 3 certification. Further details from Bridie Mulvihill on 068 23584.

 

EXPLORING FAMILY LIFE - Dr. Patricia Kieran will be speaking in Asdee Community Centre on Tues. Mar 20th at 7.30pm. Her topic is Exploring Family Life. Patricia teaches Religious Education at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and is also a wife and mother.  She is co-author with Anne Hession of Children, Catholicism and Religious Education (Veritas, 2005) and co-editor with Anne Hession of Exploring Theology:  Making Sense of the Catholic Tradition (Veritas, 2007).

 

RALLY: Ireland Rally for Life. Now in its 11th Year, the All-Ireland Rally for Life is a

 

National yearly event. It’s a family-friendly rally that is a celebration of the pro-life message. The day begins with music, song and inspiring talks, and face-painting! This is then followed by the Rally which ends with speeches and music. It is an organised walk through the busy city centre of Dublin or Belfast (and more recently Cork City), witnessing to shoppers and members of the general public. We need you to be involved! The March to Save the 8th is taking place especially this year as our 8th amendment is under attack; its on the 10th March in Dublin City Centre, be there! The Aims of the Rally is to CELEBRATE life and the message of life. To RAISE AWARENESS of the hurt and damage that abortion causes to women, families and society. To UNITE all the pro-life groups and individuals working in Ireland so we can become one voice, as together we are stronger. For further information link on to https://rallyforlife.net/

 

For the latest Choose Life Newsletter link on to

 

https://www.catholicbishops.ie/2018/02/07/choose-life-2018-newsletter

 

RALLY for Life: Buses will be leaving West Limerick on Saturday 10th March to attend the Rally for Life in Dublin. For further information and to book a seat, contact John on 087-1127477.

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ - The Diocese of Kerry will once again host a diocesan youth pilgrimage to Taizé in France. There are 15 places available.  The dates for the pilgrimage are Sunday, July 1st 2018 and returning home on Sunday, July 8th.  For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 -3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Also see diocesan website for additional information.

 

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, has been rescheduled for Friday 9th March at 7.30pm. You are warmly invited to this service of prayer and reflection at 7.30pm in the Chapel of the Bon Secours Hospital, Strand Street, Tralee.  This year’s service has been prepared by the women of Suriname, a small country on the north-eastern Atlantic coast of South America on the theme “All God’s Creation is Very Good”.  This is an interdenominational Christian service and everyone is welcome.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Irish language bi-annual running festival Rith will be finishing its 500km course in Listowel! Rith lasts for seven days in its entirety, beginning in Belfast on the 11th March.   Running in tandem with this unique event  will be the annual parade here in Listowel. Owing to Rith 2018, would like to attract as many people as possible to Listowel on the day, and to have as many possible involved in the day’s activities! To register your group for the parade, contact Christy Walsh (of Christy’s The  Square for an entry form. Any individuals or groups looking to participate in Rith can do so by contacting a member of Glór na nGael in Listowel, or buying a km on the rith website www.rith.ie.

 

ST JOHN’S: 5th- 31st RECENT WORK – RONAN CROWLEY is an artist living and working in the West Limerick area. A self taught artist, Ronan often uses pen and ink, acrylic and watercolour to paint scenery, buildings and the flora and fauna of the Irish countryside.

 

Wed 7th    LIVING IN EACH OTHER’S SHADOW, With Martina Lehane Sheehan.

 

Thu 8th    WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION, 10am - 1pm Drama, discussion, film and debate marking International Women’s Day.

 

Thu 8th, THE COMP IN CONCERT at 8pm A variety concert presented by students from Tarbert Comprehensive School. bookings:068 22566.

 

WORDS– “The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.” – Oscar Wilde.

 

PAPERS: Tralee Mercury 1829-1839, Wednesday, April 09, 1834; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

PORTUGAL

 

We are authorised to state that the English (soldiers) who are seen in chains in the streets of  Lisbon, and about whom such an unfavourable impression has been made in London  were in fact guilty of mutiny, and a formal revolt in the army, by openly refusing to join the ranks at a general review—a crime  which subjects the mutineers to the punishment of death, at least every 5th man ; they were  however, merely visited with a correctional punishment, through the intercession of officers and commanders, both Portuguese and English. These same mutineers were so aware of the heinousness of their offence in a military point of view, have been already released, and begged to be again admitted into the army, where they have since conducted themselves well—so that out of  150 that were arrested, there now only remains 35 prisoners. –Globe.

 

 

 

Tralee Mercury 1829-1839, Saturday, July 19, 1834; Page: 4

 

Four Soldiers of the 42nd Regiment, were drowned last week, while bathing near Aberdeen.

 

 

 

Tralee Mercury 1829-1839, Wednesday, September 24, 1834; Page: 3

 

ENGLISH SOLDIERS IN PORTUGAL--TYRANNY Of THE PEDROITES.

 

Often during the struggle in Portugal we took occasion to express our opinion, that, as far as regarded the rival brother's of the house of Braganza, It was a matter of very little importance whether Don Pedro or Don Miguel succeeded. Fortune favoured the former, and it now remains to be seen whether the cause of liberty will eventually be benefitted by the success of his party. We subjoin a statement of the treatment experienced by a number of Englishmen in the service of the conqueror which equals in unprovoked atrocity some of the worst cruelties perpetrated by the Miguelite faction ;—

 

 (FROM THE PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE of the Herald.

 

LISBON, SEPT. 6.—It appears that all the foreigners belonging to the 1st squadron of Lancers, now in the cavalry barracks at Belem are compelled to belong to what they justly call a mess, for which they give a penny farthing, and their rations. This mess, or breakfast, consists of cabbage boiled with dry beans, such as we use for seed, and is not only unpalatable, but actually highly disagrees with the men. On Sunday, the 31st of August, the following letter, signed by fifteen of these men, all English, was received by Cornet Lauder, of the Lancers ;

 

 

 

" Respected Sir—Permit us respectfully to lay our case before you. We have been thrown into prison, without being allowed the indulgence of a defence granted to  the greatest malefactor in our own  country, in consequence  of complaining of the wretched food given to us—cabbage and beans simply boiled together, which disagrees with us. We therefore, this morning, refined it, and, without being asked the reason, were thrown into this miserable hole. When going from our supper, consisting of one sixth of a pound of beef, with cabbage , the officer on duty (a Portuguese) brutally trashed  us with a hunting whip, which is the reason we would not go for our poor mess today. We respectfully request you will lay our unfortunate case before the commanding officer, and if he refuses its redress and permitting us to prepare our own mess we, earnestly request, as an English gentleman, that you will forward to the Emperor a petition, which shall be respectfully drawn up. We are, respectfully  &c, fifteen Britons, who have been fighting for the cause of Donna Maria II."

 

STATEMENT of Cornet D Lauder.

 

" On Sunday, August 31, having received a letter signed by I5 Englishmen, in prison for making a complaint about their food, I took it to the commanding officer, Colonel Lacerda ; after reading it he told me to take it to Captain de Mallo ,commanding the squadron to which they belonged and desired Captain de Mallo  come to the orderly room to speak to him.— This was during mid-day stables, when these men were brought from the black-hole to clean the horses of the squadron. At two' o'clock parade sounded; when I (who was on leave) learned that it was for punishment. The fifteen men were brought out without any court-martial, or calling the officers together. Thy were asked who was the author of the letter, when a most respectable soldier , named Gale, avowed himself the author ; on this he was ordered 300  lashes, was tied up, and at the 71st fainted. No surgeon was present, which I took leave to remark to the officer. The colonel who was present, seeing one of the flogging corporals without a cane, threw the one he had in his hand to supply the want. This act of cruelty finished the horrid picture."

 

 

 

This species of punishment is inflicted on the bare back with a cane as thick as a man's finger, each corporal giving 12 strokes; and on this occasion the corporals who inflicted the punishment were pardoned Miguelites, eager to revenge themselves upon the English.

 

 

 

 

 

ST PIO: 50 Wise and Wonderful Insights from Padre Pio

 

On his 50th and 100th an anniversaries, Padre Pio’s wise sayings and spiritual advice remain as fresh as if they were said yesterday.

 

(By Joseph Pronechen)

 

During year marking the 100th anniversary of his stigmata and 50th anniversary of his death, Padre Pio should also be remembered for the countless spiritual insights, succinct spiritual direction, and constant encouragement he gave through his concise sayings and teaching. Here are 50 of them to think about.

 

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/joseph-pronechen/50-wise-and-wonderful-insights-from-padre-pio

 

 

 

Local Snow

 

https://youtu.be/WIAO5_fVkTg

 

 

 

2018 February 28 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH RETREAT: An evening of prayer and reconciliation for the Parish will take place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday March 6th at 7.30pm.  Free bus will be available from Moyvane Church car park, leaving at 6.45pm.  Parishioners are free to make their own way there if they so wish.  To book contact Julia on 49401 or Nodie on 49352 or Bridie on 49103 regardless of how you will be travelling.

 

ST PIO Listowel, Evening Mass on First Friday Evening of every Month at 7pm.

 

RAMBLING House on Thursday 1st March 2018 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.

 

MISSION Duagh/Lyre , continues till Friday 2nd March 2018. This mission will be conducted by the Redemptorist Mission Team.

 

 BUS to Duagh, Tues 27th for Healing Celebration in Duagh – Bus leaving  from outside Moyvane Church at 7.15pm.   

 

 RALLY TO SAVE THE 8TH at 2pm, Saturday, March 10th, Parnell Square, Dublin. For information on buses phone 087 6590551.

 

WRITERS’ WEEK closing date for competitions 1st March 2018.

 

ART Competition, the 64th Texaco Children’s Art Awards, closing date 28 Feb. 2018.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE at Fr. Casys on March 5th at 8.30pm, details from 087 9918546.

 

RALLY TO SAVE THE 8TH 2pm, Saturday, March 10th, Parnell Square, Dublin. For information on buses phone 01 8730465.

 

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE, Listowel, Open day Feb. 28th for enrolling for Sept. 2018.

 

PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: Diocese has invited Martina Lehane Sheehan to speak in St. John’s Theatre, The Square on Wednesday March 7th at 8pm. Her topic is: Living in each other’s shadow – Living, Forgiving and Healing Relationships.

 

CONFIRMATION Ceremony was celebrated at Moyvane Church on 23rd February 2018. Gabriel Fitzmaurice, introduced the various segments, the readers, choir and the Confirmation candidates participated in their various roles, before their proud parents and relations, seldom was the church so full. Thanks to Bishop Ray, Fr. Kevin, the teachers, sponsors, parents, the choir and a host of background helpers for making the lovely day, inspiring and hopefully, will bear fruit in the years to come.

 

Candidates were; Moyvane - Aoife Curran, Cillian Hannon, Grace Harrison, Conor Kissane, Mary Kearney, Aoibhín McCarthy, Robert Sexton McEnery, James Horgan O’Brien, Jack O’Donoghue, Diarmuid Óg O’Connor, Patrick O’Connor, Jack Quinn, Sarah Quinn, Matthew Quinn, Jacinta Roche, Killian Ryan, Áine Shine, Cara Stack, Bobby O’Riordan, Mollie O’Riordan.   

 

Knockanure – Sarah Barrett, Jakub Bolka, Áisling Doody, Kelly Enright,

 

Aaron Flavin, Cian Halton, Lucy Keane, Nicola Kennelly, Megan McElligott, Grace McMahon, Harry O’Connor, Ciara O’Sullivan, Fionn Stack, Ben Sweeney, Seán Sweeney, Clodagh Donegan Ward, Aoife  Walsh, Aaron Whyte. 

 

FATHER PAT Ahern was honoured 19 Feb 2018, for his outstanding contribution to the artistic, cultural and literary tradition of the county, in a civic reception held by Kerry County Council.

 

DEATH: Rev. Billy Graham has passed away at his home 21st Feb. 2018 in Montreat, North Carolina, The religious leader, known to millions around the world, died at the age of 99.Billy Graham's spiritual journey began in 1949 with his first crusade in Los Angeles, CA.

 

DRAW: There was no winner of the €6900 jackpot for Friday 23rd February. Numbers drawn were 3, 12, 14, and 16. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Mary Holland, c/o Teresa Collins; 2. Del Boy Club, c/o Mike the Pies; 3. Tom Harley, c/o John Barry; 4. Declan Gallagher, 20, Hillview Drive, Abbeyfeale and 5. Bob O’Mahony, c/o Mike the Pies. Next draw to be held on Friday 2nd March with jackpot up to €7000.

 

CONGRATULATIONS: The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like wish special congratulations to the boys and girls of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure National School on making their Confirmation in Friday 23rd February 2018.

 

DEATH took place on February 8th 2018 of Bridie Mac Neil nee McNamara, born 1912, she spent 70 years living between USA and Canada and came home when husband died, Bridie was a native of Cahera.  

 

DEATH has occurred of Hannah Ferguson, nee Enright, daughter of John Enright and Bridge Nash of Moyvane.

 

Death has occurred of Sr. Baptist Kirby, at Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home, Oakpark and formerly of Duagh. (Pre-deceased by her sister Kathleen).Survived by her congregation of The Sisters of Mercy, her brother Bill Joe, her sisters Marie and Lilian, her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews. Sister was former matron of Castletownbere District Hospital.

 

SYMPATHY To Eileen Griffin & family, Tullarow, Kilkee on the death of her husband J.J. who died on Wednesday 21st.  (Eileen is an aunt to Fr. Kevin).  Also to the relatives of Jim Prendergast, Dublin who died on 17th February 2018.

 

ANNIVERSARIES; Michael O’Donnell, Joan Scanlon, Nora Hurley, John Behan, Nora Mary King, Moira Broderick, Teresa Foley, Noirin O’Hanlon, Nora Fleming, Louis O’Carroll, Mike Dore, Willie Brosnan, Mave Marvin, Nora Carmody, Nora Roche.

 

 Mass Moyvane; Mon 26th at   7.00pm  Stations of the Cross,7.30pm Mass for Mary Prendeville, Listowel (Rec Dec) (sister to Anne Fitzgerald, The Village); Wed 28th at 7.30am  Lenten Mass (Special Intention – expectant mother) and  7.30pm mass for Marie O’Callaghan, Glin Road & deceased of the O’Callaghan family; Fri  2nd mass at 7.30pm for Anne & Jim Cunningham, Kilbaha; Sat 3rd mass at 7.30pm for Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East; Sun 4th at  11.00am Mass for John Holly, The Village, and  his wife Bridget, their daughter Emma & her husband Jack O’Brien.

 

Knockanure Sunday 4th March mass at 10.00am for Mary Carmody, Knockanure.

 

LENT THIS WEEK Monday Stations 7pm.  Tuesday Duagh Mission 8pm.  Wednesday 7.30am Lenten Mass.

 

MOYVANE /KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES: GAA teams required u14 Girls, u10 All Boys/All Girls/Mixed team required panel of 16.  Manager required for both teams and all other help would be appreciated.  For further info please contact Brigitte 085/1018226.

 

PRO-LIFE SPEAKER, Mary Fitzgibbon from Tralee spoke at all our Masses last weekend.

 

CHIROPODIST – Michelle Conway will be in The Community Centre Tarbert on Thur. 1st March from 10am to 1pm. If you would like an appointment you can contact Michelle at 083-4074256 or the Bridewell at 068-36500.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom O’Sullivan of Bunagara, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends.

 

HORSE AND PONY AGM:  After 12 successful years, the Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony race committee are looking forward to this year’s races at Relihans Inch on Sunday July 1.  The committee invite new members to attend our AGM Tuesday, February 27 at 9pm at Leens Hotel. Everyone welcome.

 

NCBI Shop is in Church Street, Listowel,- we would greatly appreciate donations(clothing, household bric a brac, toys, books and small furniture items etc) and we are recruiting volunteers. If anybody has any spare time to give to the shop, please call in for a chat. NCBI work to support services for 18,500 blind and vision impaired throughout Ireland.

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZE: 15 places available.  From Sunday 1st July to Sunday 8th July.  Contact Tomas Kenny 086 3683778.

 

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND.A 4 week introductory programme entitled Getting to Know Grow starts on Wed. 7th March at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel contact Jerry,086 027 1990.

 

PAEDATRIC FIRST AID two-day course 10.30-12.30pm on March 5 and 12 at Listowel Family Centre. Further details from 068 23584. Book now as spaces limited.

 

TRANSITION YEAR MUSICAL:  The Transition Year in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef are proud to present this year's musical "Back in the Habit" a comedy based on the hit musical Sister Act. This not to be missed musical will take place in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef on Thursday March 1 & Friday March 2.  Doors open at 7pm and the curtains will be drawn at 7.30 pm sharp. Tickets can be booked at reception during school hours or by calling (068) 30631.

 

TALKS AT THE LIBRARY:  Healthy Ireland at Abbeyfeale Library supported by W LR presents a series of Talks on Health and Well Being. 1.  General Nutrition with a focus on Food Intolerance & Healthy Meal Planning for busy people/cooking for one will take place on Wednesday, February 28 in Abbeyfeale Library from 7- 8pm.

 

PRO-LIFE Campaign; Those interested in joining the Pro-Life Campaign are invited to an open meeting in St. Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale on Wed. 28th at 8pm.

 

FINE INCREASE:  The fine for parking in a disabled bay will increase from €80 to €150 from March 1.

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: will hold their annual traditional concert with special guest Anna Marie O'Riordan in Fr Caseys,  Gaa Hall, Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 10 at 8pm.

 

PARACHUTE Jump. Michael Ahern from Garrygloss is doing a parachute jump on March 24th in aid of the children’s ambulance “Bumbleance”. Sponsorship cards are in the shops and pubs. Your support would be appreciated.

 

VIDEO: A Three and A Half hour DVD of brilliant outstanding entertainment of our recent variety concert in Fr. Casey’s, Abbeyfeale is now available by contacting Benny Thade McCarthy on 0879918546.

 

 RADIO presenters are needed on an ongoing basis to introduce new ideas and shows. People interested are asked to contact Pat O’Donovan on 087-9977340.

 

DAY OF PRAYER; March 2, Women’s World Day of Prayer. The World Day of Prayer 2018 host country will be Suriname.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tue 27th, The Man In Black. The No. 1 Johnny Cash show across the USA performed by Terry Lee Goffee and his band from Cambridge, Ohio.

 

STATIONS: Live Stations of the Cross for Families, Sunday 4 March at St. Saviour's Church, Limerick at 1pm Family Mass followed by pot-luck lunch (bring a dish to share), live stations of the cross, games and crafts for families. Please rsvp to 085 2255796 or limerick@op-tn.org by March 1.

 

“LIVING WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES? Let us help. Book a place on our free X-PERT course (6 weeks, 2 ½ hours). The course is run by HSE Community Dieticians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel.”

 

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY:  We continue to bring your attention to the Catholic Communications Office double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018 which is being published weekly between now and next May.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church's position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … www.chooselife2018.ie  .. There are also leaflets at the back of the church.

 

KNOCKNASNA N.S.:  Due to popular demand, further copies of “Caoga Blian ag Fás” have been printed and the final ten copies are available to purchase from Anne Lyons sweet shop Abbeyfeale or Scoil Naomh Pádraig - Knocknasna 0879601506.   The book contains nearly a hundred photos taken over the last fifty years at Scoil Naomh Pádraig - Knocknasna.

 

THOUGHT: The problem right now is all the judgment....from the right and from the left. It's fine to express opinions and disagree, but labelling other people as evil or meaningless is awful. It's so damaging. It's hard to repair a breach when someone on the other side is using dynamite. --

 

Kenneth Williams

 

NOVENA Galway: 10,000 people are expected to gather at the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas over the coming days to take part in the 2018 Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The novena, which is now in its 36th year, began 19 February and ends Tuesday 27 February. Weekday and Saturday Masses during the novena will take place at 7:45am, 11.00am, 1:10pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm, and 9.00pm. On Sunday, Masses will be celebrated at 9.00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 8.00pm. visit www.galwaycathedral.ie.

 

ACCORD: Would you be interested in doing some voluntary work with Accord in St. John’s Parish Centre? For more information please contact Accord at 066 7122280 or Fr. Francis Nolan at 066 7122522

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  14th to 21st June from Shannon to Split Airport, Further information from Group Leader Maura Harksen 066 7127143. Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan 066 7122522. Information Night in St. John’s Parish Centre on Tuesday March 6th at 7.30pm.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square Cork. Email: norady@premiertravel.ie or telephone 021 4277700,  or phone Maureen Harty on 066 7131328.

 

FLOWERS: Daffodils, Primrose and other early flowers are blooming, also Furze and Heather.

 

 

 

PAPERS: The Liberator (Tralee) 1914-1939, Tuesday, October 20, 1914; Page: 6

 

THE MEN AT THE FRONT

 

 LISTOWEL SOLDIERS' RELIEF COMMITTEE.

 

LISTOWEL, Saturday

 

A meeting of the committee of the above was held at the Listowel Arms Hotel, on to-day, the Rev. Canon Pattison, M.A., chairman, presiding. The other members present were—Madame Janasz, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs Johnston, Mrs. McKenna, Mrs. Naylor, Mrs. R. M. Johnston, Mrs. J. McElligott, hon. Treasurer; Mrs. B. Foran, V.C., P.L.G., hon secretary: Miss Horgan Miss Harriett, Miss Doyle, Miss Hayes, Miss Pattison, Miss May Pattison, Messrs. B. Johnston, M. J. Byrne, solicitor; Sir A. Vicars, J. F. McGuire, L.P.S.I. Madame Janasz who was very heartily received, read letters from the following who promised every help in their power  towards the movement, viz.:— Rev. J. S. Dillon, C.C, Listowel; Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Gentleman, Mr. J. Kenny, .J.P.; Mr. and Mrs. O'Connell (Alta Villa); D. J. Flavin, M.P., U.D.C. After a discussion, it was decided on the proposition of Mr. Johnston, seconded by Mr.Byrne, that 150 woollen belts, be purchased in the town, and that tenders with samples be invited from the drapers of the town and be sent to the Listowel Arms Hotel by 3 p.m. on Thursday for selection by the Executive Committee.

 

 

 

On the motion of Mrs. Foran seconded by Miss Breen, Mrs. Johnston was elected to act on the Executive Committee, and it was further decided that all contributions of socks, shirts, etc., be directed to Mrs. J. McElligott, the Square, who had kindly consented to receive same on Mondays and Thursdays, contributors names and addresses to be attached to each parcel sent in.

 

 

 

The committee decided to forward the first parcel to the Lady-in-waiting to the Queen -to forward directly to the Minister soldiers at the front, on November 1st, so that the kind donors may send in their contributions in the meantime, and so expedite the work of the hon. treasurer.

 

 

 

THANKS. A vote of thanks was proposed by the Rev. Chairman and seconded by Miss Horgan, to the Indies who sold badges and flowers at the Races, special thanks being offered to Miss Janasz, with whom the idea originated. The amount collected from this source alone was no less than £22.  The committee fixed Monday, the 26th inst., at 4 p.m., for the holding of the next general meeting, when, expression was given to the hope, all the members would be in attendance.

 

A meeting of the Executive Committee will take place on Thursday at 4 p.m. It is the expectation of the committee that the first parcel forwarded will contain 316 pairs, of socks, 104 shirts, 200 belts, and 12 pairs of wristlets. A cordial vote of thanks to the Rev. Chairman brought a very practical meeting to a conclusion.

 

 

 

FATHER PAT.

 

Fr. Pat Ahern was honoured 19 Feb 2018, for his outstanding contribution to the artistic, cultural and literary tradition of the county, in a civic reception held by Kerry County Council. Fr Pat spoke with gratitude about his journey, outlining the impact the various Bishops of Kerry had on his work his location and his focus. Norma Foley spoke about his inspirational impact on Kerry and the country as a whole and she spoke with great feeling and emotion about his work with young people. Norma has worked directly with Fr Pat and has experienced his gifts first hand.  It was a warm gathering of Fr Pat’s family and many friends.

 

http://www.dioceseofkerry.ie/2018/02/fr-pat-ahern-honoured-by-kerry-county-council/

 

 

 

 

 

HITLER: How Newman inspired the German resistance

 

Seventy-five years ago, on February 18, 1943, Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie were caught distributing anti-Nazi leaflets in Munich University. Five days later they were tried and executed for high treason on Hitler’s direct orders.

 

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2018/02/17/how-newman-inspired-the-german-resistance/

 

 

 

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children Is Failure

 

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2018/02/20/podcast-381-gift-failure/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheArtOfManliness+%28The+Art+of+Manliness%29&mc_cid=9b1621197f&mc_eid=83acb42668

 

 

 

2018 February 21 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTBALL: Moyvane LGFA, Ladies football registration for all ages from under 8 up to under 16 will be held on Sunday February 25th after 11am mass in the Marian Hall, Moyvane. New Members welcome.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on 20th Feb. commencing at 7.30pm. The witness will be given by Mike O’Mahony of Ardfert.

 

PARISH RETREAT: An evening of prayer and reconciliation for the Parish will take place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday March 6th at 7.30pm.  Free bus will be available from Moyvane Church car park, leaving at 6.45pm.  Parishioners are free to make their own way there if they so wish.  To book contact Julia on 49401 or Nodie on 49352 or Bridie on 49103 regardless of how you will be travelling. 

 

CONFIRMATION:  We wish the 38 candidates, their families and their teachers who have helped with their preparation every blessing for their big day this Friday with Bishop Ray. Mass starts at 11am. 

 

MISSION Duagh/Lyre Saturday 24th February - Friday 2nd March 2018. This mission will be conducted by the Redemptorist Mission Team.

 

KERRY BRANCH OF SAMARITANS:  would like thank you for the continued support of their Christmas Collections which is greatly appreciated.  Moyvane €1,139.05 and Knockanure €472.54. Recruitment night 21st Feb at 7.30pm in Moyderwell Office.

 

WRITERS’ WEEK closing date for competitions 1st March 2018.

 

ART Competition, the 64th Texaco Children’s Art Awards, closing date 28 Feb. 2018.

 

GAS information at Arms Hotel on 22 Feb. from 2 to 8pm.

 

DEFIBRILLATOR meeting in Moyvane 20th Feb. at 8pm in Marian Hall.

 

LENT; we have the Lenten Mass in Moyvane on Wednesday at 7.30am and there will be a guided Holy Hour on Thursday from 7pm-8pm in Moyvane.   All welcome.

 

DRAW: There was no winner of the €6800 jackpot on Friday 16th February. Numbers drawn were 15, 24, 25, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Louis Donovan, Glin Rd, Moyvane; 2. Aeneas Ford, Templeglantine; 3. Eileen & Jeremiah Kennelly, Gortromagowna; 4. Annemarie Scanlon, Upper Athea, and 5. Mickey & Maggie, O’Brien’s Bar, Duagh. Next jackpot to be €6900 with draw to be held on Friday 23rd February.

 

DEATH; Sr. Eileen Brosnan, died in Australia late of The Cot, Kilmorna.

 

DEATH has occurred of Ned O'Keeffe of Gortnagross, Athea, on 11th February 2018. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, children Anne & Joseph and beloved extended family. His brother Joe lives at Kilmorna.

 

 Death took place on February 10th 2018 of Jim Forrest of Knopogue Brosna. Predeceased by his wife Teresa, sadly missed by his sons Neilus and Tim, daughters in law Donna and Elizabeth. Grandchildren Nadine, Holly, Jamie and Michael. Brother Neily, sisters Julia and Bridie.

 

The death has occurred of Stephen Casey of Lower Direen, Athea, on 14th February 2018. Predeceased by his brother Tom, sisters Nora (Hassett) and Mary (Molly) White. Survived by his brother Bill, sister Joan (Boylan), sister-in-law Peggy, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Elizabeth Sweeney, Maureen Lyons, Tom Relihan, Emmet Leahy, Joan Furlong, Ella Ahern, Mary Scully, Carmel Hynes, Kathleen Flavin, Bridget Softley, Maggie Moore, Catherine O Sullivan, Bridie Stackpoole, Mary Stack, Mary Ellen Buckley, Tim Quaide, Richard Brosnan, Breda Clifford, Bernadette O’Sullivan, Mary O’Connell, John Morgan, Michael K O’Connor, Tom Barton.

 

Mass Moyvane; Mon 19th at 7.30pm for Eamon Sweeney, Woodgrove, his son Pat & Pat’s wife Anna Mai; Tues 20th at  7.30pm for Tom O’Connor, Glin Road  & dec family members; Wed 21st at 7.30am Lenten Mass (Parishioners) 7.30pm for Dan O’Connor, Keylod; Thurs 22nd at 7.00pm a Holy Hour guided by Fr. Kevin; Fri 23rd  at 11.00am Confirmation, Mass at 7.30pm for Bernadette O’Sullivan, Aughrim, her parents Paddy & Bridget & brother John Joe Hanrahan; Sat 24th at     7.30pm for Richie Brosnan, Coilagurteen; Sun 25th at 11.00am mass for Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim, her husband Henry & deceased family members. Mass Knockanure: Sunday 25th February at 10.00am for Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna.

 

KNOCKANURE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  wish to thank the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Community Initiatives Fund for their grant of €601.50.

 

JOHNNY BARRETT TRIBUTE SHOW:  on Fri Feb 23rd at 8pm in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel.   A two-hour show playing his best music from the 80’s with footage of the dance halls of Kerry, Clare and Limerick.  This is a fundraising concert to erect a monument in Johnny’s honour in his hometown of Charleville.

 

SENIOR ALERT SCHEME:  This is a scheme to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind by providing them with a free personalised monitored alarm.   Older people can get a free personal alarm or pendant.  More information and forms available from the Parish Office. 

 

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday in Listowel at 8pm. New members always welcome.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Short presentation will take place after the 10.30am on Friday morning in Listowel, Feb. 23rd. 

 

SCOR Sinsear County Final on Sat. Feb. 24th in Castleisland, starting with Quiz, at 4pm.

 

FROM the Boro  Players: The Boro Players took to the stage Saturday evening, with their production of John Frahers play "Barndance", directed by Katie Galvin. The exhilarating audience laughed the whole way through as the cast members threaded the boards, on what was to be a very successful production. We, the drama group would like to sincerely thank the community for your continued support with our productions.

 

STAMPS: Newcastle West Post Office will host an event to commemorate the launch of the ninth definitive series-A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, A Selection Phase 2 Stamps on Monday February 26 at 7.30pm. Included in the eight stamp series, launched on Thursday January 25 will be the Ardagh Chalice, which is timely with the 150 anniversary taking place next September. All are welcome on the night, and some of the first day covers will be available to purchase.

 

NATIONAL COLLECTION FOR WMOF THIS WEEKEND 24TH /25TH FEBRUARY

 

Dublin is hosting the 9th World Meeting of Families that will take place from the 21 – 26 August 2018.

 

TARBERT COM. FUNDRAISING ENVENT BINGO Sun. 25th Feb. at 3pm. in the School.

 

LET’S TALK FAMILY – LET’S BE FAMILY, Ardfert Retreat Centre Wednesday Feb 21st from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. The Reality of Family Life Today.

 

SILVER SURFER AWARDS: nominations must be in by 21st February.  These awards celebrate and showcase older people’s use of internet technology.

 

ROSE Escorts wanted, apply before 20th march 2018.

 

ABORTION information at Rose Hotel, Tralee on 25th Feb. at 6pm, among the speakers are Professor Patricia Casey and Dr. John Monaghan.

 

TROCAIRE Lenten Campaign to support two million people in 2018.

 

Featured on this year’s Trócaire box is seven-year-old Kumba, from Sierra Leone. This week marks the six month anniversary of the devastating mudslide that destroyed her home and killed over 1,000 people in the area of Freetown where she lives.

 

THE UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM programme runs at the Listowel Family Resource Centre  on Wednesday 28th Feb. from 10-4pm. contact Toni on 23584. Places limited as programme is restricted to 20 people.

 

PAEDATRIC FIRST AID two-day course 10.30-12.30pm on March 5 and 12 at Listowel Family Centre. Further details from 068 23584. Book now as spaces limited.

 

LENTEN PROGRAMME 2018: Tralee Pastoral area will host open talk with Bishop Kevin Doran on the Christian Vision of Family on 19th February at 7.30 p.m. in St. John’s Parish Church. 

 

On 22nd February Br. Padraig McIntyre will speak on Finding ourselves in the Lenten Jesus in Heights Hotel Killarney at 8 p.m.  All welcome.

 

“LIVING WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES? Let us help. Book a place on our free X-PERT course (6 weeks, 2 ½ hours). The course is run by HSE Community Dieticians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel.”

 

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY:  We continue to bring your attention to the Catholic Communications Office double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018 which is being published weekly between now and next May.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church's position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … www.chooselife2018.ie  .. There are also leaflets at the back of the church

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thursday next -  22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

PROGRAMME ON FAMILY: As we prepare  to celebrate the World Meeting on Families 2018 which will take place in Dublin next August, a programme  involving video presentation and discussion on Pope Francis' teaching on the ‘Joy of Love’ Amoris  and the importance of family as the school of love/caring -  beginning on Tuesday Feb. 20th from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the PARISH Meeting Room, Listowel, It will run for six weeks  throughout Lent. Facilitated by Fr. Sean O. Sheehy.  Free all are welcome.

 

TALKS AT THE LIBRARY:  Healthy Ireland at Abbeyfeale Library supported by W LR presents a series of Talks on Health and Well Being. 1.  General Nutrition with a focus on Food Intolerance & Healthy Meal Planning for busy people/cooking for one will take place on Wednesday, February 28 in Abbeyfeale Library from 7- 8pm. Presented by Sid Sheehan Chef and Nutritional Therapist. Sid has been a chef for many years working in many fine restaurants in Kerry. He then qualified in Nutritional Therapy and wholeheartedly understands the effect both negative and positive on our bodies by the food we eat.  2.  Our Anxiety and Connecting with Teenagers will take place on Thursday, March 15 from 7 - 8 pm. Presented by Anthony O Shaughnessy ACI/APCP. Anthony has been working as a counsellor and therapist for over twenty years. He is a graduate of the National Counselling Institute of Ireland and of Trinity College Dublin.  Over these years, he has worked with people of all ages, supporting their emotional needs in times of crisis.  This is a Healthy Ireland Initiative, supported by your local library and West Limerick Resources. Upcoming events Healthy, happy baby bonanza in April.  All these events are FREE and all welcome, booking essential on (068) 32488 to accommodate numbers.

 

TRANSITION YEAR MUSICAL:  The Transition Year in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef are proud to present this year's musical "Back in the Habit" a comedy based on the hit musical Sister Act. This not to be missed musical will take place in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef on Thursday March 1 & Friday March 2.  Doors open at 7pm and the curtains will be drawn at 7.30 pm sharp. Tickets are only €10 and can be booked at reception during school hours or by calling (068) 30631.

 

KNOCKNASNA N.S.:  Due to popular demand, further copies of “Caoga Blian ag Fás” have been printed and the final ten copies are available to purchase from Anne Lyons sweet shop Abbeyfeale or Scoil Naomh Pádraig - Knocknasna 0879601506.   The book contains nearly a hundred photos taken over the last fifty years at Scoil Naomh Pádraig - Knocknasna.

 

RALLY TO SAVE THE 8TH  2pm, Saturday, March 10th, Parnell Square, Dublin. For information on buses phone 01 8730465.

 

CHOOSE LIFE 2018: promotes the Church's position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. To access news, videos, testimonies and frequently asked questions visit www.chooselife2018.ie.

 

KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE: Medical Information Evening: “Abortion is it healthcare?” 6pm Sunday February 25th at the Rose Hotel.  Guest speakers Professor Patricia Casey, psychiatrist and Dr. John Monaghan, obstetrician gynaecologist. Chaired by Dr. Andrew O’Regan, GP, university lecturer.

 

A BOX OF BACK NUMBERS OF THE “CATHOLIC HEARALD” and other Catholic Periodicals available for free from 066 7128010.

 

HORSE AND PONY AGM:  After 12 successful years, the Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony  race committee are looking forward to this year’s races at Relihans inch on Sunday July 1.The committee invite new members to attend our AGM Tuesday, February 27 at 9pm at Leens Hotel. Everyone welcome.

 

ABBEYFEALE ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2018:  A meeting of the Abbeyfeale St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will be held in St Ita’s Hall on Monday, February 19 at 7pm. Anyone interested in helping out with the parade is invited to attend.   Also the annual church gate collection takes place on the weekend of February 24/25.

 

GATHERING Traditional Festival Gleneagle from 21st to 25th Feb. 2018.

 

WORKSHOP FOR THE PARISH CANTOR There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, March 1st 2018 in St. John's Parish Centre, Tralee.  The workshop will begin at 7:30pm. The workshop will be facilitated by Ailish Walsh O' Connor (Director of Music, Castleisland Parish and St. Joseph's Presentation, Castleisland) and Tomás Kenny (Diocesan Pastoral Team).  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie if you would like to book a place.  Please book by Friday, February 23rd 2018 as places are limited.

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: West Limerick singing club will hold their annual traditional concert with special guest Anna Marie O'Riordan in Fr Caseys Gaa Hall, Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 10 at 8pm.

 

NATIONAL COLLECTION FOR WMOF NEXT WEEKEND 24TH /25TH FEBRUARY

 

Dublin has the great joy of hosting the 9th World Meeting of Families that will take place in just under seven months’ time from the 21 – 26 August 2018. The sense of excitement, expectation and anticipation is building by the day as we prepare to welcome families from across Ireland and across the world to our family gathering.  The World Meeting of Families was established in 1994 when Pope Saint John Paul II asked the Pontifical Council for the Family to establish an international gathering of prayer, catechesis and celebration that would draw participants from around the world and that would help to strengthen the bonds between families and bear witness to the crucial importance of marriage and the family to all of society.

 

And, so the World Meeting of Families was established and to date it has been hosted in Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Milan, Valencia, Mexico City and Philadelphia. Now it’s our turn here in Ireland because Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host city for the next World Meeting of Families and he has invited us to reflect on the theme ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’.  The main events of WMOF2018 will take place in Dublin but it is also anticipated that related events, including the hosting of international groups, will take place all over the island of Ireland. 

 

The following key moments make up the 9th World Meeting of Families:

 

                A National Opening on Tuesday 21 August which will take place simultaneously in each of the dioceses of Ireland;

 

                A three day congress from 22-24 August in the RDS, Dublin;

 

                A Festival of Families on Saturday 25 August, comprising a reflective concert style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families from all continents;

 

                A Closing Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 26 August with thousands of people from Ireland and across the world.

 

FLOWERS: The Jewish state shipped 50 million fresh-cut flowers to the U.S. and Europe for the holiday.

 

DR. PATRICIA KIERAN will be speaking in Asdee Community Centre on Tuesday 20th March at 7.30 p.m..  The topic is exploring family life.  All welcome to attend. 

 

ST PATRICK’S  day Mass from Listowel on TV at 11 am, this year.

 

  DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ: The Diocese will host a Diocesan youth pilgrimage to TAIZE in France.  15 places available.   Sunday, July 1st to Sunday, July 8th.   Info Tomás Kenny on 086/ 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Also see Diocesan website for additional information.   

 

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE, Listowel, Open day Feb. 28th for enrolling for Sept. 2018.  

 

ENGINEERS Week begins on 24th Feb.                                                 

 

THOUGHT: The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people. --Richard J Foster.

 

HISTORY OF LISTOWEL MONORAIL & MUSEUM 2018

 

Commemorating 130 years 1888 - 2018

 

There were 3 stations- Listowel, Lisselton and Ballybunion.

 

There was also a stop at Francis Road.

 

Tickets to America could also be brought at all of the above stations.

 

There were 3 main incentives for building the line;

 

1. To generate tourist traffic as well as local traffic

 

2. To bring pupils (male) to the recently opened St. Michael’s College in Listowel (1879)

 

3. To bring sand to Listowel for the farmers there, and further on the on the main line.

 

The line carried 74,000 passenger since 1913, this number had halved by 1922. Up to 14,000 passengers a day were carried in summer when the line was at its peak usage. An advertising booklet issued c. 1900 described Ballybunion as “cool and bracing in Summer, mild in Winter and had perfect sanitary arrangements. Ballybunion is recognised by the medical faculty as one of the best health resorts in Ireland – ideal for the overworked brain or this seeking recuperation after illness.” (Taken from Listowel Connection).

 

 

 

Kerry Reporter 1924-1935, Saturday, October 10, 1925; Section: Front page, Page: 1