2018 December 12 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

CONCERN CHURCH GATE COLLECTION will be held on, December 15th /16th. 

 

MEETING: Special General Meeting of Newtownsandes Co-Operative will be held in the Marian Hall Moyvane on 12th December at 8pm.

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC at the Arms Hotel, Listowel on Monday and Tuesday 17th and 18th December from 5 to 8pm.

 

LOTTO: there was no winner of the €2400 jackpot on Friday 7th December. Numbers drawn were 1, 15, 20, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Aishling Griffin, Ardfert; 2. Con Lynch, Gortromagouna; 3. Annette & Mary, Moyvane Village Grill; 4. Sinead & Orla, Greaney, Kilmorna, and

 

5. Brendan Moloney, Derry Listowel, c/o Speedys. Next draw to be held on Friday 14th December with jackpot up to €2500. The next draw is the last of 2018!

 

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to pass on a sincere thank you to all the loyal supporters throughout the year. We would like to wish both you and your families a very safe and healthy Christmas!

 

PADRE PIO meeting, Lixnaw  will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18th  (3rd Tuesday)   The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara. We look forward to welcoming Amanda Devine now resident in San Giovanni.

 

DEATH took place on 3rd December 2018 of Bridie McCarthy (née Dowling) of Gurtdromasillihy, Moyvane. Predeceased by her husband Gerry and son Jeremiah. Survived by her daughters Lesha, Noelette and Breda, sons David and Kieran, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, brother, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Requiem Mass for Bridie McCarthy was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Friday 7th December followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

DEATH took place of Sean (John) O'Connor, Inchamore, Listowel, on the 1st December 2018, son of the late John. Survived by his mother Margaret, sister Mary, brothers B.J. and Gerard, nephews John, Jamie and Connor, niece Lisa, sister-in-law Bridget, brother-in-law Sean, aunts Sr. Augustine, Sr. Cornelius (Sacremento, USA) Bridie (Loughill), Mary (Glin) and Catherine (Ballybunion).

 

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Brian Dalton, Florida USA & Bridge Rd. Reposing  Gleasures Funeral Home, Listowel Wednesday 12th Dec. arriving to the Church for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Thursday 11.30am. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Relihan, Elizabeth Neumann, Nora Kennelly, Fr. Jerry Roche, John Fitzgerald, Margaret Moloney, Jack Conroy, Breda Leahy, Vincent Sheehy, Eugene Bandon, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Sr. Rose Twomey, Con Shine, Mary Maguire, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Anne Cunningham, Breda Meehan, Paidi O’Shea, Hannah Dillon, Mary Walsh, Crissie Nolan, Mass Moyvane; Thurs 13th at 7.30pm for Sheila & Ned Buckley, The Village; Fri 14th at 7.30pm for Connie Shine, The Village & deceased of the  Shine family; Sat 15th at  7.30pm for Pat Considine, Kimihil (Rec Dec), and Mass Sun 16th at 11.00am for Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass Knockanure; Mon  10th at 12noon Christmas Mass in Knockanure Community Centre for the Active Retired Group; Tues 11th at 7.30pm for                Betty Neumann, Lissaniskea, & her parents John & Peggy McElligott,  and Mass on Sun 16th at 10.00am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure.

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  Annual Church Gate Collection was held on weekend 8th /9th December. 

 

BEST WISHES to John and Lilly Lenihan of Florida and Moyvane on celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary.

 

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS:   Abbeyfeale parish invites parishioners to make a commitment to doing some act of kindness in the lead up to Christmas. Parish Random Act of Kindness Tree is Erected in the sanctuary of Abbeyfeale church.

 

AN ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE – will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Steeple Rd. Tarbert on Thur. 13th Dec. at 7pm. Refreshments will be served immediately afterwards in the Community Centre. All are very welcome.

 

RECONCILIATION evening in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Monday 17th December at 8pm. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

NANO NAGLE FUNDRAISER evening of music, song & poetry will take place in Mairead’s Bar on Saturday 15th December,  All welcome.

 

PARTY: Senior Citizens Party will take place on Sun. 16th Dec. in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford starting with Mass at 12.30pm.  All welcome.

 

 BALLYBUNION SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY: takes place on Thursday 13th December in Cliff House Hotel.  Mass at 7 p.m.  Music by Stevie Donegan.

 

PARISH OFFICE: Wide selection of Religious Christmas Cards, Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and Christmas gifts. 

 

CÉILÍ:  A céilí will take place in Moyvane Hall on Thursday, December 27 from 3 – 6pm with music by Donie Nolan.  It is a fundraiser for the Stack Family, Moyvane.  Further information from Marie 087 9542102.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Sean Slemon who won the Munster Irish Dancing Championships in the INEC, he will travel to North Carolina for the World Championships, next year. His siblings Aaron and Leah are also competitive dancers.

 

BEST WISHES to Fiona Crowley of Knocknagree and William Kennelly of Ballygrennan, who were married at Listowel Church by Canon O’Connor, assisted by Fr. Tom McMahon. Best man was Niall Finucane and bridesmaid was Eilish Carmody. The reception was held at the Devon Inn.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE:  wish to thank all who attended their Annual Christmas Party.  A special thanks to Fr. Kevin for celebrating Mass with us and a big thank you to the Marian Hall Committee for the use of the hall.  This party would not be the success it is without every business in the Parish supporting us with Spot Prizes etc and the continued support of our main sponsors Newtownsandes Co-Op, Irish Wire, ICA Guild and Development Association.  The committee with you all a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

 

MASS IN DUAGH CHURCH NOW ON SUNDAYS: Fr. Jack is offering an extra Mass at the weekend in Duagh Church each Sundays at 11.30 a.m.

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION presents a Gala Christmas Concert in association with Kerry Choral Union on Sunday 16th December @ 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Listowel.

 

TOASTMASTERS meet at the Arms Hotel, Listowel on 13th Dec. at 8pm.

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS DURING ADVENT Adoration in Listowel, will continue every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm.

 

O’CONNELL’S AVE. GROTTO Rosary on Sunday 9th at 6pm. at the Grotto.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING on Monday Dec. 10th at 11am. Straight after Morning Mass in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

 

LIXNAW SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY on Sunday Dec. 16th at the Rose Hotel.

 

LEARNING HOW TO MEDITATE DURING ADVENT: You are invited to join a small group for meditation on Tuesday night (Dec. 11th) from 7.30 to 9pm at the Presentation Convent, Lixnaw.  All welcome.  Contact Sr. Una on (086) 2105061.

 

RAMBLING House will be held at Fr Casey’s club house, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, December 20 in aid of the Chemotherapy Day Ward at Kerry General Hospital.

 

MARY CULLOTY O’SULLIVAN:  presents “Christmas Melodies”, An Evening of Christmas Carols and poetry,  with guests “Finding your Voice”, Ladies singers on Friday 14th of December, 7.30pm, in the Parish Centre at the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. Donations for Living Links Suicide Charity. Refreshments after.  All Welcome. 

 

GLÓRACH THEATRE ABBEYFEALE is pleased to announce that Sean Keane and his band, as part of his Christmas by the Hearth Tour, will perform in concert at the Glórach on Saturday 15th December. Concert starts at 8pm.

 

CHRISTMAS IN GLIN: Please join us on Sunday, December 16 for a Christmas experience not to be missed. This will be the 2nd year that this event will take place.

 

EXHIBITION to commemorate Kerry’s first TDs now open at Tralee Library.

 

MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE: will hold its January Open Day on Saturday 12th of January (10am-1pm). For more visit www.micopenday.ie.

 

CLIMATE Change, people will not heed the politicians, until they reduce their flying miles and live in a more humble manner.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED CHRISTMAS LUNCH In the Arm’s Hotel on Tuesday 11th December at 2.30pm.

 

SHOP LOCAL:  Vouchers will be available this year in Abbeyfeale town to give as Christmas gifts and help encourage the shop local campaign. The Abbeyfeale Gift Voucher can be purchased at Abbeyfeale Credit Union in denominations of €10, €20 and €50.

 

FREE TRAVEL in Europe, details from DiscoverEU website.

 

WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Thursday 27th December. Assembly is at the large carpark behind Leen's Hotel, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. The hotel is on the N21 and the public bus services stop a few hundred metres from the hotel. The Bus Éireann services from Tralee via Listowel at 11.00 and from Limerick at 11.35 are recommended.

 

Walkers will be transferred by Coach House Travel shuttle courtesy coach from Leen's  Hotel car park to Tullig Wood/Devon Road from where they will  have a choice of either a 5.75 miles [9km] or 4.5 miles [7km] stroll, mostly along the old railway, back to Leen's Hotel.

 

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing  at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075.

 

ATHEA GAA Park: Páirc na nGael one of the best pitches around and almost €250,000 spent on lighting, running and walking track. Athea Journal is due out this week.

 

CONCERT: The Irish Rambling House group fresh from their successful Tour of Britain will perform in Concert in Siamsa Tire Tralee on Wednesday, December 12.

 

INTO: The President attended an event marking the 150th anniversary of the INTO, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

 

CANTATA:  Scoil Mhathair De students will perform their annual Christmas Cantata on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm in the Church of the Assumption. 

 

LISTOWEL Pastoral Council are looking at organising a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the Fall of 2020. At the moment we just  want  people  to express an interest in this ‘once in a life time trip’ to see if it would be worthwhile or viable. Please express your interest by giving your name to Denise (Parish Office) before the end of January 2019. More details later.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Advent Retreat: Led by: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th to Sun 16th Dec. This annual retreat which is open to all and is an ideal way to take time out for personal reflection and opportunity to participate in the sacrament of reconciliation. Please call 0667134276 for both residential and non-residential bookings.

 

WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Thursday 27th December. Assembly is at the large carpark behind Leen's Hotel, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick  between 12.30pm and 1.30pm

 

ST JOHN’S; Wed 12th  11.30am & 7pm, THE GRINCH. A seasonal stage performance by students from Coláiste Na Ríochta, Listowel.

 

 Thu 13th to Fri 14th, LITTLE BO PEEPS CHRISTMAS MIX-UP. Centre Stage Theatre, Belfast return for four sellout shows over two days.

 

 Fri 14th, Mon 17th - Wed 19th, MARY POPPINS. Theatrix Stage School presents a classic favourite.

 

 Sat 15th, THE COUNTESS’ SALON. Director Shirley Keane and Opera Workshop present a night of opera and music favourites with Sarah Ellen Murphy, Róisín Walsh, Catriona Walsh, Kevin Neville, Eve Stafford and Irina Dernova – piano. 

 

 Thu 20th, THE KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. A youth theatre interpretation of the widely read novel presented by Theatrix Stage School.

 

 

 

MASS Times Listowel; CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE: (Please note the times)

 

Christmas Eve – Monday, Dec. 24th 5.30 p.m. Children’s Vigil Mass with the Parish Folk Group.

 

8.00 p.m. Mass of the Nativity with Parish Choir. Christmas Day Mass: Tuesday, Dec. 25th at 9.00 a.m. Christmas Morning Mass at 11.30 a.m. Christmas Day Mass with the Parish Choir.

 

NEW SCHEDULE FOR WEEKEND MASSES FROM JANUARY 2019: Ballybunion weekend Masses will be at 7 p.m. vigil and 11.30 a.m. on Sunday Mornings.  This new schedule

 

will begin in January 2019.  Fr. Padraig and Fr. Sean celebrate the Masses in Ballybunion, Asdee/Ballylongford and Tarbert.  Asdee has one Mass, Ballylongford and Tarbert

 

two each.  This new schedule will allow two priest celebrate two Masses each on Sunday mornings.  It is hoped to have the two Sunday morning Masses for June, July and August in Ballybunion.

 

The INTO was founded in 1868 to “unite and organise the teachers of Ireland and to provide a means for the expression of their collective opinion on matters affecting the interests of education and of the teaching profession”.

 

https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-unveils-a-plaque-and-formally-opens-an-exhibition-of-school-materials-celebrating-150-years-of-into

 

 

 

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019:  Calling all Hartnett’s based West Limerick, North Cork and North Kerry.  We are well into planning for our big weekend next July  HarnettReunion2019 @gmail.com

 

  You can follow developments on our FB page too.

 

 

 

More INTO

 

https://www.into.ie/ROI/INTO150/

 

HUNTING

 

 

 

Blood Sport Dáil Éireann debate -

 

Tuesday, 8 Jul 1969

 

Barry Desmond, In view of the fact that Denmark, Switzerland and Germany have seen fit to introduce such elementary protection for otters and so on, that France is now contemplating the introduction of such legislation and that many rivers in Britain are now completely denuded of such animals and that the churches in this country have specifically condemned this particularly odious perversion of sport, otter-hunting, would the Minister not consider it is high time he gave such facilities so as at least to preserve some of this species?

 

Michael Moran

 

Mr. Moran

 

 

 

I am not aware that the countries to which the Deputy has referred have taken any such steps. I have quite recently shot in Germany. They have special laws to enable the people to preserve certain areas so as to get an income from the hunting that goes on in that country, both wild bear and deer, and so on. The same goes for the other countries to which the Deputy refers. I know there is a very small minority view against all forms of beast sports but I think they would have to convert more people to their point of view before I should promulgate legislation in this House.

 

https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/search/?q=blood+sport&searchType=debates&debateType=all&datePeriod=all

 

 

 

Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 1 Apr 1976

 

Joseph Dowling

 

Is the Minister aware that a person cannot race a dog on a greyhound racetrack unless he is a member of a coursing club? If he does not subscribe to blood sport or does not agree with it, such a person still has to be a member of a coursing club before he can race on a greyhound racing track. Will the Minister ensure that persons who do not approve of blood sport or coursing can race on a greyhound racing track without being a member of a coursing club?

 

 

 

Mark A. Clinton; Simply and solely because the coursing club is like Wetherbys, it is the registration authority. One does not have to course to run a dog on a track, if that is what the Deputy is saying. One can race a dog without ever coursing a dog or taking any part in blood sports as the Deputy says. They are the registration authority. Therefore, one has to operate through them. Just as in horse racing one has to operate through Weltherbys to prove the horses are thoroughbreds.

 

 

 

 

 

Special Committee Wildlife Bill, 1975 debate - Thursday, 1 Jul 1976

 

Mr. Brennan

 

The anti-bloodsports people are very much against falconers. It is the cruelest sport of all. I suppose when we allow coursing and hares to be captured, we cannot expect too much, but for a hawk to be sent up to take down a lark singing up in the air is to me the cruelest thing.

 

Mr. T. J. Fitzpatrick (Cavan)

 

This is nature in action, and you cannot defeat the natural practices of the hawk. We all see the hawk now and again.

 

 

 

LOCAL: Newtownsounds Lipskip December 2018.

 

Great show by local actors, imitating well known singers.

 

https://youtu.be/SGUIuBRiViM

 

 

 

Newtownsounds Lipskip Moyvane

 

https://youtu.be/_6iojZa-8T0

 

Rambling House Knockanure

 

Rambling House on Thursday 6th December, enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. 

 

https://youtu.be/KYJ4ne5oYCw

 

 

 

 

 

Famous Kerry People

 

Of The Past And Present

 

Famous Kerry people are the subject of these articles. Whether they are politicians, polar explorers, poets or writers, they are sportsmen and women, rebels and patriots, saints, priests and sinners. They are all Famous Kerry People

 

http://www.1st-stop-county-kerry.com/famous-kerry-people.html

 

 

 

SUDAN: Over 4.5 million people have been displaced by fighting in South Sudan.  Bishops noted that the conflict has not received adequate attention from the world’s media.  Approximately 85% of South Sudanese refugees are women and 65% are children.  Trócaire is responding to the crisis in South Sudan by supporting tens of thousands of people each month with food, water and other vital needs.

 

For more on this year’s Christmas appeal from Trócaire see www.trocaire.org/christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late News for Dec 5th 2018

LOTTO: There was no winner of the €2300 jackpot on Friday 30th November. Numbers drawn were 1, 16, 20, and 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Dublin Joe c/o Kevin’s; 2. Nick & Mary Kennelly Knockanure; 3. Noel O’Shea Newcastlewest; 4. Mary T & Bridget c/o Kevin’s, and 5. Teresa Collins Lisaniska. Next draw up to €2400.

 

 

 

DEATH took place of Sean (John) O'Connor, Inchamore, Listowel, on the 1st December 2018, son of the late John. Survived by his mother Margaret, sister Mary, brothers B.J. and Gerard, nephews John, Jamie and Connor, niece Lisa, sister-in-law Bridget, brother-in-law Sean, aunts Sr. Augustine, Sr. Cornelius (Sacremento, USA) Bridie (Loughill), Mary (Glin) and Catherine (Ballybunion).

 

 

 

WALK: The  annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Thursday 27th December. Assembly is at the  large carpark behind Leen's Hotel, Abbeyfeale, Co.Limerick  between 12.30pm and 1.30pm . The hotel is on the N21 and the public bus services stop a few hundred metres from the hotel. The Bus Éireann services from Tralee via Listowel at 11.00 and from Limerick at 11.35 are recommended.

 

Walkers will be transferred by  Coach House Travel shuttle courtesy coach from Leen's  Hotel car park to Tullig Wood/Devon Road from where they will  have a choice of either a 5.75 miles [9km] or 4.5 miles [7km] stroll, mostly along the old railway, back to Leen's Hotel where they can enjoy seasonal mince pies, whipped cream and tea/coffee at their leisure. All walkers must wear visibility vests as the final kilometre is through the streets of Abbeyfeale and involves crossing the busy N21 which must be crossed at the zebra crossing close to the hotel. Cyclists, with visibility gear and lights, are also welcome and we suggest that they also meet at the hotel at 12.30 and cycle outwards along the Greenway for approximately one hour towards Barnagh or beyond and then return in time to enjoy the refreshments. We recommend  that cyclists also wear a helmet for their own safety. Nollaig Shona do gach éinne agus beidh fáilte romhat ar an 27ú.

2018 December 5 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 RAMBLING House on the 6th December 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 at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 10th December.  Christmas Mass will take place at 12pm in the centre.   Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome.

 

If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

CHIROPODIST:  at the Marian Hall on December 7th at 10am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  Annual Church Gate Collection on 8th/9th December. 

 

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.

 

DEATH has occurred of Nora McAuliffe (née Tierney) of Lower Athea, Athea, on 30th November 2018, wife of the late Larry. Deeply regretted by her sons Bill, John & Mike, daughter Joan (Horgan Listowel), daughters-in-law Rose, Denise & Catherine, grandchildren Denis (Horgan Listowel), Lisa, Ashling, Shauna, Lorcan, Liam, Tony & Mark, great-grandson Seán Óg, sister-in-law Margaret (O’Connor), Piotr, nephews, and nieces.

 

DIED 28 November 2018 Eileen O’Brien, nee McCarthy Brackhill, Castlemaine & formerly of Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, Duagh. Sadly missed by her sons & daughters; Thomas, John, Margaret, Mary, Patrick, Noreen, Eileen, Josephine, James & Darina, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Ellen Vaughan, Pat Hayes, Jim Brosnan, Julia Leahy, Rita Fitzmaurice, Sr. Marie Costelloe, Betty Coughlin, Ollie Leahy, Tommie Foley, Margaret Dillane, Kay Holloway, Peggy Sheehan, Jackie Healy Rae, Bridie Cambell, Breda Thomas, Fr. Liam Hayes, Sheila Nash,Peggy Moriarty, Tom O’Connell, Peggy O’Connor, Thomas J O’Donoghue, John Broderick, Mass Moyvane; Wed 5th at 7.30pm for Alice Clifford Hanrahan, Lower Aughrim & her sister Kathleen Clifford, Glin;

 

Fri 7th at 7.30pm  VIGIL:  Feast of the Immaculate Conception –Holy Day for Maureen Foley, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni); Sat 8th at 11.00am for Parishioners, and   7.30pm for Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle (Anni), and Sun 9th Mass at 11.00am  for Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Dooncaha, Tarbert (Anni) &  deceased of the O’Connell Family 

 

Mass Knockanure; Sat 8th  at 10.00am - Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Holy Day for P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney (Anni) & his father Denis, and  Sun  9th Mass at  10.00am for Sheila Nash, Gortdromagouna (1st Anni) & deceased  of the Nash family.

 

ENABLE IRELAND:  Would like to thank all who contributed to their Church Gate Collection.

 

Total raised was €384.67 which is used to provide service for children with disabilities in Kerry.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th - Sun 16th Dec. CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE: will be held in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Thursday 6th December at 7pm.

 

PARTY in Athea: Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 5th. Please contact Peggy Casey on 087-9416223 or Maireád Langan on 087-6407026.

 

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: will take place on Monday, Dec. 17th at 8.00 p.m. at St. Marys Church, Listowel.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: wish to acknowledge receipt of a grant from Kerry County Council under the ‘Community Enhancement Programme’.

 

ICA: would like to thank all the families who attended the Family Fun Day on Sunday last.  Prize winners on the day were as follows: The Giant Hamper sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-op was won by Katelyn Casey, Ashgrove, Moyvane. The Turkey sponsored by Corridan's Garage was won by Usnah and Naoise Roche. The Ham sponsored by butcher Noel Stack was won by Catriona Sheehan, Broadford. The Christmas Cake was won by Jill McCarthy, Kilbaha. Sweets Hamper sponsored by the 'One Stop Sweet Shop' Listowel was won by Brian Kiely, Moyvane. Guess the number of sweets was won by Noreen McEvoy and Guess the name of the Teddies was won by Ileasha Corcoran C/o Olive Keane.  A big thank you to all our sponsors including Harnett's Pharmacy, The Square, Listowel, Holly's Gala and Confectioner Nikita Palmier.  Last but not least to Magician Tommy Moloney & Co. who entertained the crowd for the afternoon.

 

LISTOWEL A PRINTER’S LEGACY: book launch by Vincent Carmody. The story of printing in North Kerry 1870-1970. In the Listowel Arms Hotel, The Square, Listowel on Sunday 9th Dec. 2018 at 7pm. Speakers, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Kay Caball, Sean Kelly M.E.P., Mr. Justice Bryan McMahon. 

 

CANTATA:  Scoil Mhathair De students will perform their annual Christmas Cantata on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE:  The annual carol service takes place in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, December 9 from 7pm.  The senior and junior choirs along with the local schools will perform much loved Christmas carols and hymns.  Everyone welcome.

 

NEWS FROM THE GLÓRACH:  Seán Keane concert that takes place at the Glórach Theatre on Saturday, December 15 at 8 pm, More from  0871383940.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY:  West Limerick Set Dancing Club are holding a Christmas Party in Fr. Casey’s on Saturday, December 15 with music by Donie Nolan and Maura.  Hot Food. 

 

KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS Presents a Gala Christmas concert in association with Kerry Choral Union on Sunday 16th Dec. in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.

 

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Hannah, Tony and Siobhan have the countryside blazing on top of the hill as you travel the old butter road to NCW.

 

COACH TO KNOCK FOR ALL-NIGHT VIGIL. December 7 . Bookings at Deros before December 6.  Phone - 064 6631251.

 

 Knock Shrine Night Vigil for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  O’Shea’s of Kerry will operate a coach service on Friday 7th Dec.  Coaches depart Tralee at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm and Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm.  Contact 066-7180123.

 

WEDNESDAY PRAYER:  Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for  Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

 

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOC. SHOP, Listowel Will hold its annual Christmas Sale on Thursday 6th Dec. commencing at 10.30am.

 

CLOUNMACON COMMUINTY CENTRE CHIRSTMAS GATHERING will take place on Friday 7th  Dec. at 7.30pm. 

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED CHRISTMAS LUNCH In the Arm’s Hotel on Tuesday 11th December at 2.30pm.

 

ST JOHN’S: Christmas Art Fair runs to 21st Dec.; 4th to 9th Dec. Goddess of lust a play about visit of Jayne Mansfield to Kerry, with local actors; Wed 12th at 11.30am and 7pm performance by local Colaiste Na Riochta, Listowel, more from 068 22566.

 

ANAM CARA KERRY: the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 11th of December at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.

 

PARISH OFFICE Moyvane:  Christmas storybooks, colouring books, cribs, ornaments & Christmas Mass Bouquets available in the Parish Office.

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS DURING ADVENT Adoration in Listowel, will continue every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm. 

 

AN ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE – will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Steeple Rd. Tarbert on Thur. 13th Dec. at 7pm. Refreshments will be served immediately afterwards in the Community Centre. All are very welcome.

 

MAGAZINE 2018; Ballydonoghue Parish magazine is now available and contains over 270 pages.

 

CHOIR NCW Church perform on Thursday 6th Dec at 7.45pm.

 

TDs; First Kerry TDs exhibition opens at Tralee Library on Dec 8th at 10.30am.

 

FAITH CONFERENCE: in the Town Hall Mitchelstown on Our Lady's Great Feast, Sat Dec 8th, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. The theme is: how Our Lady has preserved and helped the faith to flourish in Ireland in challenging times, and how she can do this once again.  Speakers Fr Eamonn McCarthy, Canon Michael Fitzgerald, Dr Gill Doherty, Fr John Mockler, Fr John Walsh OP. Mass and confessions. Donation only.

 

FR. TIM RETURNS TO SOUTH SUDAN:  Fr Tim Galvin wishes to thank you for your support to his appeal toward Sudan.  Fr Tim has returned to Sudan.

 

BALLYBUNION SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY: takes place on Thursday 13th Dec. at the Cliff House Hotel, mass at 7pm. Mike Rowan 085 1132290.   

 

RAMBLING House; A Christmas rambling house will be held at Fr. Casey’s club house, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, December 20 in aid of the Chemotherapy Day Ward at Kerry General Hospital. Your support would be greatly appreciated and all singers, dancers, storytellers and musicians all welcome to attend.  Doors open at 8.30 and show begins at 9pm.

 

150th ANNIVERSARY: THE CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Rathass  was dedicated  and  first  opened  in December 1868. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, the 7.00pm Vigil Mass  on  Saturday  8th December will  be  celebrated  by  Bishop  Ray  Browne. Refreshments afterwards in  the  Manor  West Hotel.

 

CAROLS: Villiers School annual Christmas Carol Service which is taking place on Friday, 21st December 2018 at 12 noon in the beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick.

 

CATHOLIC DOCTORS’ CONFERENCE: The Irish Catholic Doctors’ Learning Network presents a one-day conference: “Ethics & Professionalism: Informed by Faith” with national and international speakers (See Poster on Church noticeboard), at Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin, on Saturday 8th December 2018, 9am to 5pm. Cost €100, including lunch. Awarded 6 CPD Points by the ICGP. Of interest to doctors, nurses, midwives, health and social care professionals, priests, religious and all healthcare workers. Further information and on-line registration at www.icdln.ie, the Irish Catholic Doctors’ Learning Network.

 

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019:  Calling all Harnetts based West Limerick, North Cork and North Kerry.  We are well into planning for our big weekend next July and we’d love you to get involved and be there to meet up with people from all over the world who share your DNA.  We have a dedicated email address which you can use to get in touch; HarnettReunion2019 @gmail.com  You can follow developments on our FB page too.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  This will be a fundraiser for Fr. Martin McCormack’s African Project and takes place on Sunday, January 13 at Fr. Casey’s with dancing to Donie Walsh and Jer Enright.

 

Kerryman 17 Sept 1960 Moyvane Notes

 

COLLINS: Sister Theophane of the Incarnate Word, is on a short visit home and is staying with her brother Mr John Collins, Glin Road Upper, Moyvane. She was nursing for her order and later qualified as a radiologist, which she practised for seven years. She was then sent to the catholic University at Washington D.C., where she took a master degree in psychology and education. She was principal of St Ann’s School, Salt Lake City, before returning to Ireland. She is now stationed at St Michael’s Convent, Newmarket-on Fergus, Co. Clare. Her first mission is to recruit and train girls who wish to enter that order either at home or abroad.

 

 

 

HOLY WELLS

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, December 08, 1989; Page: 54

 

Holy Wells

 

HERE is a great tradition for holy wells in Kerry and many are still visited regularly. The holy well tradition captures the whole ritual of pilgrimage offerings, sacred trees, and stones.

 

Many of the wells are dedicated to local saints. However many are dedicated to Our Lady or are called Sunday's Well.

 

Many of the wells in North Kerry are no longer visited and of some, the tradition is lost. But a number have continued in use and many have recently been reconstructed and are kept in a very good condition.

 

Probably the best know holy well is Tubber-na-molt in Tubrid, Ardfert, know as Wether's Well.

 

This well consists of a small rectangular enclosure. Contained within it is a small, clear pool, a little slate building; an altar with a slab depicting three figures supposedly St. Brendan, St. Ere and St.

 

Ita; and the possible burial place of St. Ita

 

Some of the traditions associated with the well say that a landlord from Oakpark in Tralee carried off the stone altar but it was miraculously restored to the well. When St. Erc baptised St. Brendan at the well, he was presented with three wethers, hence the local name. Another well-known well is 'Lady's Well' in Ballyheigue. Tradition here is that a trout lies in the well, a treasure is buried near the well, treasure-hunters are frightened away by animal roars. The holy well in Ballybunion known as 'Toberreendoney' (Sunday's Well) was closed up about 25 years ago by the County Council and now only a trickle of water can be seen. The tradition here is that the well moved from the other side of the road when clothes were washed in it, other wells in Beale, Sliss, Killelton, Cockhill, Rattoo have long since lost the tradition of visiting.

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Thursday, February 20, 2003; Page: 33

 

Holy Wells' exhibition at library

 

THE beautiful 'Holy Wells of Kerry', photographed recently by a group of Killarney students, are currently featuring in an exhibition in the local library

 

The photographs taken by, students of St Anne's Travellers Education Centre in Killarney will be on display until Friday, February 28. The exhibition is compiled from the work of eight students who were taught photography by well-known Kerry photographer Eileen O'Leary.

 

 

 

Freemans Journal 1763-1924, Friday, December 23, 1836; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

JUST PUBLISHED, Illustrated by Thirteen well executed Engravings, Price Is. 6d.

 

THE HOLY WELLS OF IRELAND,  containing an authentic account of those various places of Pilgrimage and Penance which are still annually visited by thousands of the Roman Catholic Peasantry, with a minute description of the Patterns and Stations periodically held in various Districts of Ireland.

 

 By Philip Dixon Hardy, M.R.I.A.,

 

 

 

Extra for End Nov 2018

LOTTO: There was no winner of the €2200 jackpot on Friday 23rd November. Numbers drawn were 2, 9, 11, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 were;1. Mike Holly, 24, O’Connell’s Ave.; 2. Eily Mai Moloney, Knockmeal, Abbeyfeale; 3. Tom & Anne c/o All Star Bar Moyvane; 4. D & M Collins Lisaniska, and 5. Anne & Richard O’Connor, Keylod Moyvane. Next draw to be held on Friday 30th with jackpot up to €2300.

 

IFA Annual meeting will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on 30th Nov. at 8.30pm.

 

FAIR: Annual Glin Christmas Craft Fair, Saturday 1st December: If you are interested in having a table at the Christmas Market in Ceol Corbraí Hall please contact John Healy on 087 123 7950.

 

CHOIR: St. Fergus’ National School: is holding a Carol Service in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday 5th December at 7.00 p.m. All welcome

2018 November 28 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT:  A very important information meeting on night of 26th November at the Community Centre Knockanure at 7.30 p.m.  A special Garda Consultant attending along with other Gardaí to discuss Safety and Security.  

 

NEWTOWNSOUNDS LIPSKIT; Join Moyvane GAA for a night of fun and entertainment on Saturday, December 1st for ‘NewtownSounds LipSkit’!  This GAA fundraising event will take place in the Community Centre, Moyvane at 8:00pm.

 

SCOR; Anyone interested in taking part in Scor na nOg, please contact Tara Mulvihill on 087 610 3393.

 

BEST WISHES to Bobby Buckley of Derry, Listowel who celebrated his 90th birthday recently.

 

RETIREMENT Party was held recently for Robert Bunyan who retired from the Tarbert Comprehensive School after 36 years’ service.

 

DAY OF REFLECTION: in St. John’s Parish  Centre, Tralee  on  Saturday  1st December  from  10.30am  to 1pm. Led by Fr. Francis Nolan and Fr. Seán Jones.  Admission free:  Please notify the Parish

 

Centre if you wish to attend.

 

DEATH has taken place of Patrick Stackpool Ballinageragh, late of St. Joseph's Hospital, Listowel. Died on 17/11/2018 Sympathy to His parents, Michael and Josephine and family.

 

DEATH of Evelyn (Ellen) Scannell, Dromin Hill, Listowel, on the 22nd November 2018 at University Hospital, Kerry. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her brother Mike, sister Mary, sister-in-law Joan, brother-in-law Frank, nephews Declan, Paudie and Fergus, nieces Margaret and Mary Pia, grandnephews Sean and Ian, grandnieces Arlo, Kate and Penny.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Nell O’Carroll, Pat Hanrahan, Michael Windle, Mattie Walsh, Con Bunce, Phil Scanlon, Bridie Quille, Sr. Goretti Francis Stack, Mark Flaherty, Fr. John Joe Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Tim Healy, Nora Leahy, Birdie Joan Ahern, Ellen Collins, John McMahon, Ann Kissane, Mass Moyvane Monday 26th at 7.30pm for all whose funerals took place in Moyvane Church over the past year; Tuesday 27th at 7.30pm for John and Nora Brandon, Aughrim, their son Eugene and deceased of the Connor Family; Thursday 29th at 7.30pm for Michael Dore, Woodgrove; Fri. 30th at 7.30pm for Kit and Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle; Sat 1st at 6pm for Kathleen Stack, Keylod and Sunday 2nd mass for Peggy and Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle at 11am. Mass at Knockanure on Wed. 28th at 7.30pm for Deceased on the November List and Mass on Sunday 2nd at 10am for Special Intention (sick)  

 

FUNERALS From Moyvane Church over past year; Hanna Stack, Denis Mulvihill, Mickey Joe Walsh, Jerry Brosnan, Jim Fitzgerald, Baby Jessica O’Connor, Ciss Dore, Brid Flavin, Bridie Moore, Jerry Enright, and David Stack.

 

ADORATION, Knockanure, Tuesday 10am to 5pm and Moyvane on Wed. 10am to 7pm.

 

COLLECTION on weekend Dec. 1st and 2nd for Kerry Diocesan Youth Service.

 

DUAGH CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Sunday Dec. 2nd from 1-5pm in Sports Complex.  Over 30 stalls –Kiddies Corner –Crafts –Baking –Raffle etc.  All welcome.   Contact 087-2684540 or 087-9421862.

 

MARY Cogan, retired from teaching in Presentation Secondary School, why not tune in to her Just a Thought slot on Radio Kerry at 7.30 and 12.00 noon every weekday, starting November  26 2018

 

FUNDRAISING BAZAAR - with a difference in aid of Chernobyl Childrens’ Fund. Food, feet and fun! Come check it out.  Sunday, 2nd December at Seanchaí Centre, Listowel, 10 - 4pm.

 

DONKEY Derby; Athea GAA club in conjunction with the underage GAA, the Athea Ladies Football Club and Gaelic for Mothers and Others are holding a fundraising Donkey Derby at The Top of The Town on Saturday night, December 1st at 9p.m. All funds raised will go towards the new lights at the High Field and around the perimeter walking track.

 

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE will be held next Friday night at the thatched cottage at 8.30pm.  All welcome.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The deferred talk on “The Spanish Flu of 1918” by Patricia O’ Connor Ballybunion will take place on Sat. 1st Dec. at the later time of 8pm in the Bridewell, Tarbert. Everybody welcome and cupán tae le fáil.

 

FUN DAY: Moyvane ICA Family Fun Day’ on Sunday, November 25th from 2pm to 4.30pm.

 

CONCERT: West Limerick 102fm presents their Winter Concert at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday November 28 at 7.30pm sharp. The doors will open at 6pm

 

MASS, DINNER & DANCE, ATHEA 5th DECEMBER, Concelebrated Mass in Top of the Town Bar at 12 noon sharp followed by Dinner & Music by Blue Rhythm.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY – The annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held on Sun 2nd Dec. at 12.30pm in the Community Centre, Tarbert. Please give your name to Gabriel McNamara ( 087-9510841 ) or Leslie Pledge  ( 087-9243737 ) by Wed. 28th Nov. Music – Stevie Donegan.

 

BOOK ON SALE:  The Treaty Triumph celebrating Limerick’s All Ireland Hurling win is on sale at Ann Lyons’ in the Square Abbeyfeale.

 

BAKERS REQUIRED:  The annual cake sale in aid of Fr. Tim Galvin is on Sunday, December 9 in St. Ita’s Hall from 10-2pm and we’re calling on our usual bakers for their donations to this worthy cause.

 

COACH TO KNOCK FOR ALL-NIGHT VIGIL. Leaving Deros, Killarney Friday, December 7 at 3pm. Bookings at Deros before December 6.  Phone - 064 6631251.  

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE:  The annual carol service takes place in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, December 9 from 7pm.

 

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL:  The Fealebridge & Headley's Bridge Creameries 49th Annual Social will be held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Friday, November 30.   Dinner at 8.30 pm.  Music by The Neily O'Connor Band. Everyone welcome!

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR:  St Ita’s Hall will be open to all on Friday, November 30 from 11am -3pm where Artisans throughout the area will be displaying the results of their talents in the form of some unusual and unique Art and Craft products. A must go-to Event for anyone interested in and supporting the glorious world of Arts & Crafts. All are Welcome!  

 

CHOIR: Kingdom Gospel Choir, 02 Dec Charity Christmas Concert in the Friary Killarney at 5.30 – donations appreciated!

 

In the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney, Martina Lehane Sheehan and the Diocesan Choir will an evening of prayer, music and song, beginning at 8pm and concluding at 9pm.  Formed for the Papal Mass in August, the Diocesan Choir come together again to help us pray and celebrate as we move into Advent.

 

SANTA CLAUSE - is  coming to  town, visit  Santa  at the Tarbert Bridewell  on Sun. 9th Dec. from 3pm to 6pm. Fun and games for all with Mrs. Clause and Santa’s Helpers. There will be a gift for every child. More from   Tel 068-36279.

 

GLÓRACH EVENTS:  Bingo takes place every Monday at the usual time of 8.30 pm.  On Saturday, December 15, Seán Keane will be coming back to the Glórach for what should be once again a memorable night of song.  To book tickets for the latter events, please call 0871383940.

 

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Hannah, Tony and Siobhan are all set to switch on their fundraising display for 2018.  Saturday, November 24.  Members of the winning All Ireland teams will be in attendance.

 

 AN ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE – will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Steeple Rd. Tarbert on Thur. 13th Dec. at 7pm. Refreshments will be served immediately afterwards in the Community Centre. All are very welcome.

 

WEDNESDAY PRAYER Abbeyfeale:  Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for  Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

 

KNOCK SHRINE 2018 NIGHT VIGIL Fri. December 7th 2018. Coach will leave Listowel @ 4.30pm

 

Phone (068) 21707 or (087) 3966399.

 

LIGHT TO  REMEMBER MEMORIAL TREE: Kerry Hospice Foundation and University Hospital Kerry are hosting a light to remember memorial Christmas tree ceremony on Sunday 2nd December 2018.  The ceremony will commence at 5 p.m.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED Mass for the deceased members of Listowel Active Retired in St. Patrick’s Hall Tues.  27th Nov. at 3pm.

 

KILLOCRIM GROTTO MASS    Wednesday 28th November 8pm.

 

MASS FOR THE DECEASED OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS will take place on Friday night 30th November 2018 at 7.00 p.m. in Listowel.

 

ABBEYDORNEY CHURCH CONCERT ON Sunday 25th November at 7.30 p.m. featuring Noel Heaslip, Kilflynn Church Choir, Bláithin McKenna, Fr. Pat & Seán Ahern, Thady O’Connor and others. Donations to  Sightsavers.

 

150th ANNIVERSARY: The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee  was  dedicated and first opened in December 1868. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, the 7.00pm vigil Mass on Saturday 8th December will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne. All most welcome.

 

LISTOWEL WRITERS' WEEK are delighted to announce An Evening with Diarmaid Ferriter on Friday 30th November at 7pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel Ballroom.  Diarmaid will give a key note lecture on his new book On The Edge Ireland’s Off-Shire Islands: More online at www.writersweek.ie

 

KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS Presents a Gala Christmas concert in association with Kerry Choral Union on Sunday 16th Dec. in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Tickets from parish office & Whelan’s Shop €10.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE FATIMA Led by Fr. Noel Spring 10th – 17th May 2019. 7 nights Fatima or option of Fatima 5 nights/2 night Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage ex Cork Airport enquires to Premier Travel 021-4277700 or Maureen Harty 066-7131328.

 

1ST DEC:“A RAYOF HOPE” for people who for various reasons find celebrating Christmas a challenge.

 

10am —12.30pm incl. tea/coffee. Booking required. Nano Nagle Birthplace 022 26411.

 

www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie

 

BOOK LAUNCH - ‘Mind the Voice’ by Paddy Creedon is a new book of poems that will be launched in the Tarbert Community Centre on Saturday  1st December at 6.30pm. This card/gift combination is suitable for any occasion and is priced at €15 with all proceeds in aid of the RISE Foundation (www.therisefoundation.ie) The Dublin launch takes place in Wynn’s Hotel on Wednesday  5th December at 6.30pm. Everybody welcome.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE 0667134276 Celebrate Your Faith: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mon. 26th Nov. 7.30-9.00pm. Profaith: Thady O'Connor, The 7 Powerful Characteristics on Passing on the Faith to your family and friends, Wed. 28th Nov. 7.30pm-9.00pm Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th - Sun 16th Dec. Book Now.

 

ST JOHN'S PARISH BAZAAR will be held at KDYS, Denny St, Tralee Fri Nov 30th & Sat Dec 1st at 7.30pm and Sun Dec 2nd at 2.30pm

 

SWITCHING ON OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  Santa Claus will be arriving in Abbeyfeale on Friday, November 30 at 6pm for the switching on of the Christmas Lights. Secretary of the Christmas lights committee Hilary Collins says that “There will be a variety of Christmas Stalls in the Square following the switching on of the lights”. She also wants to thank everyone from Abbeyfeale, Duagh, Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla, Mountcollins, Rockchapel, Brosna and Knocknagoshel who came out last year for the big switch on and she hopes to see everyone again this year.  All are welcome! “https://www.facebook.com/AbbeyChristmasLights/

 

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019:  Calling all Harnetts based West Limerick, North Cork and North Kerry.  We are well into planning for our big weekend next July and we’d love you to get involved and be there to meet up with people from all over the world who share your DNA.  We have a dedicated email address which you can use to get in touch;  HarnettReunion2019 @gmail.com  You can follow developments on our FB page too.

 

TOWN PARK:  At a meeting of Abbeyfeale Town Park Committee on Monday night last, it was reported that two husky dogs had been in the park on Sunday and had attacked park users and their dogs.

 

GO FOR LIFE GAMES  LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE Go for Life Games are designed for older adults in the local community to create opportunities to take part in health enhancing physical activities while also enjoying a fun social atmosphere. The games include favourite activities such as bowling, throwing and lobbing target games. Listowel Community Centre are hosting a games morning on Tuesday 27th November. Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon (light refreshment provided) Venue: Listowel Community Centre Cost: 3 Euro To book your place please contact: Listowel Community Centre:

 

Phone 068 22244 Places are limited to 30 participants so please book early.

 

SAVE THE DATE!  You are invited to a Faith Conference in the Town Hall Mitchelstown on Our Lady's Great Feast, Saturday December 8th, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. The theme is: how Our Lady has preserved and helped the faith to flourish in Ireland in challenging times, and how she can do this once again.  Speakers include Fr Eamonn McCarthy (Radio Maria),

 

PIETA HOUSE: “Christmas Carol Extravaganza” featuring The Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre  and  the  Siamsa  Tíre  National  Folk Theatre Choir plus special guests. Our Lady and St. Brendan’s  Church  Upper  Rock  Street  at 7.30pm on Sunday December 2nd.

 

‘O   HOLY   NIGHT’: Kerry Choral Union and Duhallow  Choral  Society  Gala  Christmas

 

Concert.  Sunday December 9th in  St.  John’s Church at 7.30pm.  Guest soloists Miriam

 

Murphy, Soprano and Paula Murrihy, Mezzo-Soprano.

 

NEW BOOKLET ON ST. JOHN'S CHURCH:  the publication of a new booklet entitled: 'Church of St. John the Baptist, Tralee -A Visitors Guide'. This forty-page colour illustrated booklet Copies available at €5.00 at the Parish Centre.

 

LECTURE: Presented by Dr. Christopher Ridgway, Curator Castle Howard

 

NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

 

Dr. Christopher Ridgway, curator at Castle Howard, will be speaking about the stately English country house in North Yorkshire whose construction began in 1699, and has, for more than 300 years, been the private residence of the descendants of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk. Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest historic houses and gardens, and it has appeared in many television programs and films including Brideshead Revisited.

 

Among the treasures of Castle Howard that Dr. Ridgway will speak about is the Morpeth Roll, a unique document, more than 1,370 feet long, comprised of 652 pieces of paper containing the signatures of over 160,000 people across Ireland in 1841. It was a parting gift for George Howard, Viscount Morpeth, when he left his post as Chief Secretary for Ireland. The Morpeth Roll is a genealogical gem that contains information that predates the Great Famine and substitutes for Irish censuses lost to the civil war.

 

 

 

FOREIGN TRIP: On Top of the World

 

by Domhnall de Barra

 

 

 

I often wondered what it would be like on top of the world and last week I eventually found out. I was in Switzerland with Noreen for a few days visiting our grandson Daniel who is working over there in some hi tech job that pays loads of money. Good for him!!  Anyway, it was a whole new experience and a trip I won’t forget in a hurry. We flew into Zurich airport and headed south to Biel where we had a lovely pent house flat for the duration. Biel is a beautiful old city that hasn’t changed much over the centuries. It has kept all the wonderful architecture and replicated it in the most recent buildings so that they fit in seamlessly with what is already there. You can get a sense of history just walking along the streets especially those with the towers that house clocks that not only tell the time but also the day of the week, month and astrological signs and all this without a wire or a battery. I was also impressed by the cleanliness of the place and the way they live. On Sunday mornings, for instance, you can’t use a bottle bank because the noise of the bottles breaking inside might upset the neighbours sleep!  Public transport is everywhere with streets full of electric buses and trams but also conventional buses which cuts down on the traffic and makes getting around very simple.  We travelled to Lucerne on Thursday  which was about an hour and a half’s drive. Lucerne sits on the famous lake at the foot of the Alps and has to be seen to be appreciated. We got on to a train, a very funny looking one because the back was about twice the height of the front, that took us slowly up Mount Pilatus at an angle of 50%. The seats are angled so we were sitting as normal. The train travelled on two rails with a raised rail in the middle that had cogs on both sides that connected to the train’s engine and ground its way upwards. I am not great at heights so it was a bit scary at first looking down sheer falls but I soon got used to it and I was spellbound by the majestic mountain face and the trees and vegetation as we climbed higher. Almost at the top there was a mountain goat grazing between huge boulders oblivious to the staring crowds. How do they live and survive so high up in such treacherous terrain?  We reached the top and got out on a viewing platform and it literally took the breath away, firstly with the shock of the cold weather and then with the scenery that could be seen on all sides. It was 15°at ground level that day but it was snow and ice at the top even though the sun was shining. I wonder what it would be like in winter. We were supposed to come down in a cable car but it was out of service on that day so we boarded our little train again and headed down. The place has a beauty all of its own and we were so lucky with the weather. The next day we went to Berne which is the capital, another old city with marvellous views and great buildings. There are plenty of shops and cafes but they are expensive. Petrol is €1.75 a litre in the cheaper garages and clothes cost about double what they do here. Food is also very expensive but there is a great variety to suit every taste (except bacon and cabbage).  We went to where Daniel works in Solothurn to sample more of the country and again were suitably impressed. I’d like to say I went skiing but I don’t have the guts for that nowadays because I am afraid that if I fell I would be a bit like Humpty Dumpty and couldn’t be put back together again! All in all it was a wonderful few days and we were lucky to have Daniel who stayed with us all the time as our personal guide – way to go!

 

 

 

We flew out with Aer Lingus, who charged an arm and a leg for everything so we were pleasantly surprised , coming home with Swiss Air, to be given breakfast free on board and a gift of Swiss chocolate to take away, and all at a cheaper price.

 

 

 

I was annoyed twice on the way home. At the airport we were sitting at the gate waiting to board when a well dressed, middle-aged couple came up and sat on two of the three seats reserved for the disabled even though there were plenty vacant farther back. Then, we did a bit of shopping on the way home at Super Valu in Abbeyfeale. I was sitting in the car when a 182 Transit van drove into the parking lot, passed out several spaces and pulled up in the disabled space by the door. Two heavy men got out and waddled into the shop to emerge some time later with a bunch of flowers each.

 

 

 

Presentation Day Choir Tralee Nov 2018

 

https://youtu.be/hpAikAjkbbo

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation Sisters and friends of Nano Nagle, all over the world, celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple on the 21st November each year.

 

We wish all of our Presentation schools in CEIST and the wider community a Happy Presentation Day.

 

Brief History of Nano Nagle

 

Nano Nagle wanted to help the poor she saw around her in Cork. Determined to help to educate them, both to improve their lives and to deepen their faith, in spite of the dangers she faced because of the Penal Laws, she opened her first school in 1754 with an enrollment of thirty-five girls in a two-room cabin.

 

https://www.ceist.ie/resource/presentation-day-nano-nagle/

 

 

 

CHOIR LISTOWEL: https://youtu.be/r_--rDFMyCU

 

Concert held at St Marys Church Listowel Nov 2018 in support of Day Care for Older People is a non-residential facility that supports the health, nutritional, social and daily living needs of the older adult in a professionally staffed group setting.

 

It also offers caregivers a break from their duties while knowing their loved ones are being looked after. It you want to help contact.

 

http://ardcuram.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA: President Trump, with the help of the Republican House and Senate, has an impressive list of 289 accomplishments in 18 categories, culminating in the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

 

http://www.politicalresponsibility.com/LongerTrumpAccomplishments.pdf

 

 

 

2018 November 21 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT:  A very important information meeting will take place on Monday night 26th November at the Community Centre Knockanure at 7.30 p.m.  A special Garda Consultant will be attending along with other Gardaí to discuss Safety and Security.   It is also a meeting to get to know all the new people who have come to live in our community.  We extend a special welcome to them to attend.    Light refreshments served afterwards.  All welcome and everyone from other areas are welcome to attend.

 

SCÓR: Interested in taking part in Scòr na nÒg please contact Tara Mulvihill on 087/6103393. 

 

PADRE PIO Lixnaw prayer meeting will be on November 20th (3rd Tuesday) and will be dedicated to our dead.  The witness will be given by Fr. Mossie Brick.  The relic which incorporates Padre Pio’s Heart bandage will be available for blessings after mass.

 

FUN DAY: Moyvane ICA will host a ‘Family Fun Day’ on Sunday, November 25th from 2pm to 4.30pm.

 

RESULTS for Knockanure GAA Lotto. There was no winner of the €2100. Numbers drawn were 2, 5, 23,and  26. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. James & Maureen Connolly & Daniel, Trien; 2. Anne & Richard O’Connor, Keylod; 3. Nora Gould Kilmorna; 4. Noel O’Shea, Monagea Road, Newcastle West, and 5. Thomas Kissane, All Star bar Moyvane. Next draw to be held on Friday 23rd November with jackpot up to €2200.  

 

DEATH: Michael Barry, died Manchester late of Derry, Listowel.

 

DEATH has occurred of Sr. M. Ita O'Connor (Sr. M. Ita) Convent of Mercy, Castletownbere, Co. Cork and formerly of Duagh, Co. Kerry, on the 9th November 2018, in the loving care of the sisters and staff of Catherine McAuley Nursing Home, Beaumont Dublin. Predeceased by her sister Catherine (Ryan), brothers Dan, Tom and Denis. Sadly missed by her loving family, brother Johnny (USA), The Mercy Sisters, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, brother-in-law Michael, sister-in-law Eileen, former colleagues and students in Scoil Phobail Bhéara, relatives and friends.

 

Funeral Mass on Monday, November 12th, at 12 noon in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh followed by burial in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

 

DEATH has taken place of Ann Barry (née Stack) of Scartlea, Listowel. Ann passed away on 12th November 2018. Loving wife of Mikey and cherished mother of P J and Gerald. Predeceased by her brother Martin. Will be sadly missed by her family, daughters in law Christina and Ciara, loving grandchildren Sean, Nathan, Emma, Saoirse and Fiadh, sister in law, brother in law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces grandnephew, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

 

Requiem Mass on Thursday at St Mary’s Church Listowel was celebrated for Ann. Burial afterwards in John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Tess Fitzgerald, David hegarty, Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Maureen Scollard, Pat Martin, Noreen McElligott, Margaret Halpin, Noreen Broderick, Richie Martin, Maureen Fitzmaurice, Michael Joe Flaherty, Liam Collins, Brendan Ferriter, Fr. John Horan, Joan Mullane, John Timothy Soules, Bridie Robinson, Jim Hudson, James McCarthy, Fr. Michael O’Leary, Mairead Carmody, Maura Gallahue, John Buckley, Mass Moyvane; Wed  21st at 7.30pm for Patrick Scanlon, Moher; Fri      23rd at  7.30pm for John Buckley, New Houses, his parents Jer & Lizzy, brother Timmy & Deceased of the Buckley & Kiely families; Sat 24th at  7.30pm for Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim and  Sun Mass on 25th  at 11.00am for Mike Joe O’Flaherty, The Village.

 

Mass Knockanure:  November Mon 19th at  7.30pm Mass of Remembrance for all those whose Funerals took place in Knockanure Church Nov 2017 – Nov 2018; Thurs 22nd at 7.30pm, For all the Deceased on the November Lists, and Sun Mass on  25th at 10.00am  for John Costello, England & Trien, Kilmorna.

 

Mass Moyvane on Tues 20th at 7.30pm- Special Intention.

 

FUNERALS from Knockanure Church in past year; Fitzmaurice, l/o Gurtdromosillihy; Sheila Nash, l/o Gortdromagouna; Willie O’Connor, l/o Kilmeaney, Kilmorna; Teresa Kennelly, l/o Lisaniskea, Kilmorna; Nora Buckley, l/o Banaraha, Kilmorna & New York; Timmy Horgan Jnr, Trien, l/o Kilmorna. Nora Moore, Kilmorna.

 

REMEMBERING; For Monday’s Mass in Knockanure we will be remembering close family members of parishioners who have died outside the Parish especially those with Knockanure connections.  If you wish to have their names called out and have them prayed for please give their names to Margaret Carmody.

 

IN ARD CHÚRAM; The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit. The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan. 

 

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL:  The Fealebridge & Headley's Bridge Creameries 49th Annual Social will be held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Friday, November 30.   Dinner at 8.30 pm.  Music by The Neily O'Connor Band. Everyone welcome!

 

THE ROSARY will be recited at Teampill Ban at 3pm each Sunday during November. All welcome.

 

COACH TO KNOCK FOR ALL-NIGHT VIGIL. Leaving Deros, Killarney Friday, December 7 at 3pm. Bookings at Deros before December 6.  Phone - 064 6631251. 

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH:  Community Alert’s 3rd annual Christmas lunch takes place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, November 25 from 1-6pm.  Tickets available from committee members.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Profaith: Thady O'Connor, The 7 Powerful Characteristics on Passing on the Faith at Wednesday 21st & 28th November 7.30pm-9pm

 

FUNDRAISING BAZAAR                 : in aid of Chernobyl Children’s’ Fund. Sunday 2nd Dec at Seanchaí, Listowel, 10 - 4pm.

 

NEWTOWNSOUNDS LIPSKIT: Plans are now well underway for the Moyvane Clubs upcoming LipSkit Fundraiser. All of the groups are practicing hard and entertainment is guaranteed. Tickets are available, please contact Katie on 0870568209.

 

HOPE: Transition year students Allanah Scanlon and Sarah O’Connor of Athea and Coláiste Íde agus Iosef in Abbeyfeale will be travelling to Calcutta in the not too distant future and they are presently trying to raise over €2,000 for their trip to help the needy there and experience what life is in one of the poorest cities.

 

BAKERS REQUIRED:  The annual cake sale in aid of Fr. Tim Galvin is on Sunday, December 9 in St. Ita’s Hall from 10-2pm and we’re calling on our usual bakers for their donations to this worthy cause.

 

TREE OF REMEMBRANCE – You are invited to write the names of your beloved dead on a card provided and place it on the tree. They will be remembered in a special way throughout the month of November.

 

ABBEYDORNEY CHURCH CONCERT: on Sunday 25th November at  7.30  p.m. featuring Noel  Heaslip, Kilflynn Church Choir, Bláithin McKenna, Fr. Pat & Seán Ahern, Thady O’Connor and others. Donations to Sightsavers.

 

BOOK LAUNCH - ‘Mind the Voice’ by Paddy Creedon is a new book of poems that will be launched in the Tarbert Community Centre on Saturday  1st December at 6.30pm. This card/gift combination, suitable for any occasion, all proceeds in aid of the RISE Foundation (www.therisefoundation.ie) The Dublin launch takes place in Wynn’s Hotel on Wednesday  5th December at 6.30pm. Everybody welcome.

 

ST.  JOHN’S PARISH  BAZAAR: will take place from Friday November 30th to  Sunday December 2nd at K.D.Y.S.  Hall, Denny  Street.

 

TALK– Patricia O’ Connor, Ballybunion gave a talk on “The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918” in the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. 17th Nov.

 

LISTOWEL WHEELCHAIR ASOCIATION. Annual mass will take place on Thursday 22nd in the Centre at 12.30pm.

 

CONCERT: West Limerick 102fm presents their Winter Concert at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday November 28 at 7.30pm sharp.

 

JIGSAW KERRY training on ‘Understanding Youth Mental Health’ as part of our programme of Capacity Building in Youth Mental Health for professionals and volunteers working with Young People. Stage 1-Understanding Youth Mental Health, Thursday 6th December from 10:00am –4:30pm in Kenmare Adult Education Centre. Certificate of Attendance is available to those that complete the full days training. For information or to book a  place,  email kerry@jigsaw.ie or phone 066 7186785.

 

GO FOR LIFE GAMES  LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE Go for Life Games are designed for older adults in the local community to create opportunities to take part in health enhancing physical activities while also enjoying a fun social atmosphere. Listowel Community Centre are hosting a games morning on Tuesday 27th November, Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon (light refreshment provided) contact, Listowel Community Centre: Phone 068 22244

 

 SOCIAL MEDIA FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS: West Limerick Resources will host a free workshop on ‘Social Media for Community Groups’ on Thursday, November 22, at the Long Court House Hotel, Newcastle West, from 7.00pm – 9.30pm. This workshop is aimed at providing participants with knowledge and skills to be able to use social media effectively for their community group. Topics covered include; how to attract followers, engage audiences and developing an online communications policy. Registration is essential by contacting Damien Ahern at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or by emailing damien.ahern@wlr.ie

 

CRAFTY CORNER:  Knitting and crochet group have resumed classes on Tuesday nights at St Ita's Hall Abbeyfeale. New members welcome. Just drop in.

 

ST JOHN’S: Friday 23rd The Murial O’Connor and Fran Curry Show; Sat 24th The Curse of the Button Accordian, laugh out loud play by Sharon Mannion, details from 068 22566.

 

PUBLIC MEETING RE, TINTEAN THEATRE: A crucial Public Meeting to decide the future of the Tintean Theatre will take place on Monday 19th November a 7.30 p.m. Everybody welcome. 

 

JUBILEE YEAR NEWSLETTER:  It is intended to produce a Christmas Newsletter this year. Articles and reports and good wishes from the different organizations of the parish with photographs for this year’s publication are requested.  Please submit to the parish office via email; fealechurch@eircom.net before Monday, November 26.

 

BOOK ON SALE:  The Treaty Triumph celebrating Limerick’s All Ireland Hurling win is on sale at Ann Lyons’ in the Square Abbeyfeale.

 

GLIN ROVERS F.C. 50th ANNIVERSARY SOCIAL: Many thanks for the turnout on Friday, November 9 2018. Well done to James Barrett and Tom Moore of Janus Design for creating a booklet to look back on the great memories of the club.

 

CRAFT CO-OP:  Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita's Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm.  New Member's Welcome.  Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

 

ABBEYFEALE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  The work has already started on lighting up the town for Christmas with Jim Cahill and team working away diligently every day.  Keep up with all that’s happening on: https://www.facebook.com/AbbeyChristmasLights/

 

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Hannah, Tony and Siobhan are all set to switch on their fundraising display for 2018.  Saturday, November 24 is the night and everyone is welcome.  Members of the winning All Ireland teams will be in attendance with some serious hardware that hasn’t been seen around Tempglantine before. Let the Christmas season begin!

 

 ICA:  Abbeyfeale ICA guild meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 - 9.30pm..  Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops.  New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

 

PARISH RETREAT:  Ardfert retreat centre.   Evening of Reflection & Prayer for Abbeyfeale Parish, Tuesday, November 27 from 7.30pm-10.30pm.

 

WEDNESDAY PRAYER:  Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for  Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

 

LATIN   MASS in The  Immaculate  Conception Church, Rathass, Tralee on Sunday25th November at 12 noon. All are welcome.

 

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019:  Calling all Harnetts based West Limerick, North Cork and North Kerry.  We are well into planning for our big weekend next July and we’d love you to get involved and be there to meet up with people from all over the world who share your DNA.  We have a dedicated email address which you can use to get in touch;  HarnettReunion2019 @gmail.com  You can follow developments on our FB page too.

 

MASS TIMES:  Mass Times in the Pastoral Area Unit; Abbeyfeale - Saturday 6.30pm   and    Sunday   9.15am & 12noon.    Athea -   Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 10.30am. Mountcollins   - Sunday 11am.  Templeglantine - Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10.30am.  Tournafulla    -   Saturday 7.30pm. 

 

FARM TALKS at Listowel Food Fair which is one of the longest and celebrated food festivals that increases awareness for the range and quality of Irish food products all over Kerry

 

https://youtu.be/afE6BplTZN8

 

PLAY: A snippet from play by Bryan McMahon of Listowel, presented by Tarbert Theatre Players at St John's Theatre Listowel November 2018. Cast from Tarbert area in County Kerry.

 

A story of some traveller families. Play directed by Maureen Considine and Mary Lavery Carrig. Among taking part were; John Dowling, Yvonne O'Keeffe Fox, P J Normile, Tom Stack, Priscilla Donovan, Trisha Healy, Padraig O'Connor, Shane Wall, Cormac Wall, Les Pledge, Sean Carrig, James Enright, Niamh Wall, Gerry O'Connell, Shane Wall, John Dowling, Noelle McGibney, Cormac Wall, Thomas Mulvihill, Helen Enright, Angela O'Connor, Trish Healy, Cian McGibney,. Set Manager Johnny Block Mulvihill, Costume and Make up - Maura McDermott, Back Stage Manager Eithne Griffin, Sound Manager- Helen Enright. lighting Manager Trish Griffin. Many more were involved Joe Murphy, Tom Moore, Liam and Brian Lynch and Thomas at Coolahan's Bar, Aine Enright and many more.

 

Tarbert Theatre players 2018. The honey Spike, by Bryan McMahon.

 

https://youtu.be/IlhpfzQH8TQ

 

 

 

 

 

MAN on the BRIDGE: The National Treasures book is now officially launched, It's available in most bookshops and online at www.nationaltreasures.ie/shop

 

WAR DEATHS 1914 to 18 (Thanks to the Listowel and North Kerry WW1 Remembrance Group for collection of names. (Please report any unknown death to add to list)

 

 

 

Tim O’Connor of Knocknagoshel West married Bob Ferris of Ardfert, their son Thomas O’Connor died at Dardanelle on 29th November 1915 (Munster Fusiliers). Other members of his family were Patrick, James, Sean, Tim a builder in Abbeyfeale and Daisy who married Scannell of Abbeyfeale.

 

 

 

Updated Sept 2016

 

LISTOWEL AND NORTH KERRY W0RLD WAR DEAD 1914-1918

 

ABBEYDORNEY

 

Curran Michael, Abbydorney, Age 33, Killed At The Battle Of Jutland 1916

 

Glavin Patrick J, Abbydorney, Age 29, Killed In France 1917

 

Kearney Thomas, Abbeydorney age 29, Lost at sea 1917

 

McQuinn Patrick Joseph, Abbeydorney, Age 24, Killed In Belgium 1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASDEE

 

Collins Michael, Asdee/ Ballylongford, Age 26, Killed In France 1918.

 

 

 

Dillon Thomas, Beale/Asdee, Age 27, Killed In Belgium 1914.

 

 

 

Healey Martin, Littor/ Asdee age 20, Killed in France 1916.

 

 

 

ARDFERT

 

Mahony Thomas, Ardfert, Age 33, Died At Sea (HMS Monmouth) 1914.

 

Kissane Patrick, Ardfert, Age 19, Killed In France 1918.

 

Looney Daniel, Ardfert, age 35, Died of wounds at home 1917.

 

Murphy John, Ardfert/Carlow, age 19, Killed in Belgium 1916.

 

Mc Kenna John, Ardfert, age 27, Killed in France 1916.

 

 

 

BALLYBUNION

 

Ormsby John, Ballybunion, Age 28, Missing In Action 1914 “No Know Grave”

 

Galvin Patrick, Ballybunion, Age 25, Killed In Salonika 1915.

 

Kissane Maurice, Ballybunion, Age 24, Killed In France 1916.

 

Mcberney John, Ballybunion, Age 28, Killed In France 1918.

 

O’Boyle William, Gullane House Ballybunion, Age 25, Killed In France 1917.

 

O’Connell Maurice, Ballybunion, Age 27, Killed In France 1916.

 

Burns James, Ballybunion, Age 30, Killed Battle Of Jutland 1916.

 

 

 

BALLYDUFF

 

Bennett Thomas, Ballyduff, Age 36, Killed Salonika 1917,

 

Dowling P J, Ballyduff /Bishopscourt, Age Unknown Killed In France 1918 Served With U.S. Army #

 

Flynn Bart Naylor, Ballyduff/Bishopscourt, Age 29, Killed In France 1914,

 

Kearney Thomas Edwin, Ballyduff, Age 35, Died At Sea 1921.

 

Lynch Daniel, Ballyduff, Age 29, Killed In Belgium 1914,

 

Wheelhouse Alfred Faulkner, Ballyduff/U.K. Age 23, Killed At Sea Sinking Of The Lusitania 1915,

 

 

 

BROSNA / KNOCKNAGOSHIL

 

 

 

Cahill Thomas F. Brosna/Knocknagoshel, age Unknown, killed in Belgium 1918 Served with the U.S. Army. #

 

Leahy Patrick D. Brosna/Knocknagoshel, Age 23, Killed In France 1918,

 

Galvin Timothy, Brosna/Knocknagoshel, Age 28, Killed In Belgium 1917,

 

 

 

 

 

BALLYHEIGUE

 

Cullen Gerald Somerville Yeats, Ballyheigue, Age 19, killed in France 1917,

 

Low James, Ballyheigue, Age 25, killed in France 1915,

 

Reidy Michael, Ballyheigue, Age 34, Killed in Belgium 1915,

 

 

 

BALLYLONGFORD

 

Mitchell Michael George, Ballylongford, Age 38, Killed in Belgium 1915,

 

Nolan William Craige, Ballylongford, Age 27, Killed in Turkey 1916,

 

O’Halleron John, Ballylongford, Age 30, Killed in France 1916,

 

O’Neill Patrick, Ballylongford/Feakle, Age 26, Killed in France 1916,

 

Roche Frank, Ballylongford, Age 26, Killed in France 1918, Served with the U.S Army

 

 

 

Causeway

 

Carroll James, Causeway, Age 35, Lost at sea boat torpedo 1916,

 

O’ Halleron John, Causeway, Age 30, Killed in France 1916,

 

 

 

 

 

Duagh

 

Casey John Joseph, Duagh, Age 28, Died Of War Illness Australia 1921, Served With The Australian Infantry #

 

Cronin Patrick J. Duagh, Age unknown, killed in France 1918 served with the U.S. Army. #

 

Dunford Michael, Duagh, Age 34, Killed In France 1917,

 

Fauchon Robert, Duagh /Sluicequarter, Age 38, Killed in France 1917,

 

Fitzmaurice Maurice, Duagh, Age 38, Killed In Belgium 1914,

 

Lyons Patrick John, Duagh, Age 35, Killed In France 1916,

 

Molyneaux Patrick, Duagh, Age 41, Commonwealth War Grave Ref. 25 “Rc” 13 Newport Cemetery U.K.

 

O’ Brien Timothy, Duagh/Kilcara, Age 33, Killed In France 1915,

 

Sheehy Michael, Duagh /Listowel, Age 43, Killed in Greece 1918,

 

 

 

From Lyons Family; My father had a first cousin who was killed in Flanders in 1916. He was Patrick John Lyons, Born Knockalougha 12/ 05/ 1881. He joined in peacetime, may be around 1904/05 in Cork and had left the army by the time of the 1911 census. When the war broke out he was called back in and was killed in action in Northern France on the 09/ 12/ 1916.His Number was 11328 and he served in the Royal Garrison Artillery.

 

Now the funny thing is, Jim and his wife ,myself and Jim's son Maurice are going over to France next Friday to visit his grave. He is buried in Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, Pas de Calais.

 

Thanks again,

 

Tom. 

 

 

 

Knockanure

 

Barry John, Knockanure / Moyvane, Age 22, Killed In France 1917,

 

Casey J. J. Knockanure/Newtownsands, Age 30, Died at home 1922 Australia served in Australian Army.

 

 

 

Moyvane

 

Cronin Edmond Thomas, Moyvane/Newtownsands, Age 22 killed in France 1917 served Australian Army

 

Enright James D, Moyvane, Age unknown, Killed in France 1918, Served with the U.S Army #

 

Shanahan Martin. Inchamore Moyvane, Age 29 Killed in France 1918 U.S army #

 

Stack Martin, Moyvane/Kilbaha, Age 32, died in 1920. Australian army #

 

Culhane Daniel J, Moyvane Age ??, killed in France, October 25 1918 US Army.

 

Extra information: Daniel J. Culhane,, World War I- Rank                Private, U.S. Army

 

Unit 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division. Entered Service From New York

 

Date of Death    October 25, 1918. Buried Plot F Row 42 Grave 8 Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

 

https://www.abmc.gov/node/336883

 

 

 

 

 

Kilflynn

 

Canty Mathew, Kilflynn, Age 29, Killed In France 1915,

 

Murphy James, Kilflynn/Wexford, Age 35, Killed in France 1918,

 

 

 

Listowel

 

Barry Michael, Listowel, Age 22, Killed In France 1917,

 

Blundell William, Listowel, Age 19, Killed In Salonika 1917,

 

Boyle Thomas, Listowel, Age 28, Killed In Gallipoli 1915,

 

Brouder John, Clieveragh Listowel, Age 23, Killed In Gallipoli 1915,

 

Bunyan Patrick, Kilmorna Listowel, Age 28, Killed In Belgium 1917,

 

Byrnes William, Listowel, Age 24, Killed Gallipoli 1915,

 

Canavan James, Convent St. Listowel, Age 50, Died At Sea (S.S. Leinster) 1918,

 

Carmody Edward, Listowel, Age 28, Died At Sea (Ship Transylvania) 1917,

 

Carmody John, Ennismore Listowel, Age 38, Killed in Belgium 1917.

 

Carroll Dennis, Forge Lane Listowel, Age 25, Killed In France 1915,

 

Chute Arthur, Listowel, Age 30, Served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers

 

Chute Chaloner Francis Trevor, Tralee,Listowel, Age 29, Killed in France 1914,

 

Chute Rowland, Listowel, Age 32, Served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers

 

Connor Thomas, Listowel, Age 26, Killed In France 1914,

 

Daly Dennis, Listowel, Age 26, Died Of Wounds At Home (Listowel) 1918,

 

Dannaher William, Feale View Listowel, Age 21, Killed In France 1917,

 

Dee Michael, Coolard Listowel, Age 28, Killed In France 1918,

 

Dore John, Clieveragh Listowel, Age 29, Died At Home Of Wounds 1916,

 

Dore Michael, Clieveragh Listowel, Age 26, Killed In Greek Macedonia 1916,

 

Enright John, Listowel, Age 29, Killed In France 1918,

 

Enright Thomas Louis, Church St. Listowel, Age 29, Killed In Salonika 1918,

 

Foley Richard Henry, Listowel, Age 27, Killed In Belgium 1918,

 

Flavin Peter, Church St. Listowel, Age 16, Killed In Belgium 1916.

 

Gibney Bernard, Listowel, Age 28, Killed In France 1917.

 

Godfery Christopher, Charles St. Listowel, Age 21, Killed In Egypt 1917,

 

Godfery Patrick, Charles St. Listowel, Age 21, Killed In France 1915,

 

Greaney James H. Convent St. Listowel, Age 32, Killed In France 1915,

 

Greaney Thomas, Listowel, Age 30, Killed In France 1914,

 

Healy Michael, Charles St. Listowel, Age 48 Killed In India 1917,

 

Hennessey John, Listowel, Age 33, Killed Belgium 1917,

 

Hewson Charles, Lysaght Litowel, Age 36, Died At Sea 1917,

 

Jones William, Listowel, Age 42, Killed In France 1917,

 

Keane James, Listowel/Tralee, Age 33, Killed Gallipoli 1915,

 

Kelly Francis, Listowel, Age 27, Killed In Belgium 1914,

 

Kelly Patrick, Tullamore Listowel, Age 22, Killed Gallipoli 1915,

 

Kirby John, Listowel/Liverpool, Age 23 Killed In France 1917,

 

Kitchener H. Horatio. Gunsboro Listowel, Age 65, Killed At Sea 1916, Secretary Of State For War. U.K.

 

Lacy Edward,(Listowel Connection), Age ???, Memorial In Rathas Tralee died 1917

 

Larkin David, Main St. Listowel, Age 20, Killed In France 1916,

 

Leahy Patrick, Listowel, Age 53, Killed In France 1916, Served With The Australian Infantry. #

 

Lee Walter James, Convent St. Listowel, Age 30, Date of Death 1919.

 

Lunney James, Church Street Listowel, Age 27, Killed In Belgium 1915,

 

Moore Michael, Listowel/Tipperary, Age 33, Killed In France 1914,

 

Murphy Michael, Greenville Listowel, Age 20, Killed In France 1916,

 

McAuliffe Michael, Church St. Listowel, Age 28, Killed In Salonika 1916,

 

McCarthy Michael, Listowel, Age 29, Killed In Mesopotamia 1916,

 

McCracken Wilson, Listowel, Age 30, Killed In France 1917,

 

Mc Eligott Paul, Listowel, Age 30, Died In Africa 1917,

 

O’Brien Michael, Listowel, Age 29, Killed In France 1915,

 

O’Brien Edward, Listowel, Age 30, Killed In France 1916,

 

O’Connor John, William St. Listowel, Age 23, Killed In France 1916,

 

O’Dell William, Ballygologue Listowel, Age 32, Killed In France 1915,

 

O’Riley Thomas A, Listowel/Australia, Age 33, Died Of Wounds 1920 Australian Tunnelling Corps. #

 

O’Shea Michael, Dromin Listowel, Age 19, Killed In France 1915,

 

Redman Luke, Listowel, Age 21, Killed In Belgium 1915,

 

Walsh Daniel, Listowel/Waterford, Age 32, Killed In Egypt 1918,

 

Stack John, Patrick St Listowel, Age 31, Died Of Wounds France 1918, The U.S Army Machine Gun Corps. #

 

Sullivan John, Listowel, Age 21, Killed In Belgium 1917,

 

Sullivan John, Listowel, Age 28, Killed In France 1918,

 

Traynor William, Listowel, Age 24, Killed In France 1918,

 

Shanahan John, Listowel/N.C.W. Age 42, Killed In France 1915, Served With The South African Regiment. #

 

Stack Edward Paul, Church St. Listowel, Age 20, Killed In France 1914,

 

Stack Michael, Listowel/Ardfert, Age 29, Killed In France 1918,

 

Sweeney John, Clounmacon Listowel, Age 40, Killed In France 1915,

 

 

 

Lisselton

 

Brennan John, Lisselton, Age 19, Killed In France 1914,

 

Burke William, Lisselton, Age 24, Killed In Belgium 1917,

 

Carr James, Kilgarven, Lisselton, Age 40, Killed Egypt 1915, Served With The New Zeland Expiditionary #

 

Collins Patrick, Lisselton, Age 34, Killed in France 1916, Served with the Australian infantry. #

 

Downes Maurice, Lisselton/Listowel, Age 30, Killed in France 1918,

 

Mc Connell William Gardiner, Garryard house Lisselton, Age 26, Killed in France 1917,

 

 

 

 

 

Lixnaw

 

Coffey Michael, Lixnaw/Abbeydorney, Age 34, Killed In Belgium 1914,

 

Dineen William, Lixnaw, Age 24, Killed In France 1916,

 

Crowley John, Dromclough Lixnaw, Age 20, Killed In France 1916,

 

Fitzmaurice Thomas, Lixnaw, Age 21, Killed In France 1914,

 

Fitzmaurice William, Lixnaw, Age 30, Killed In Gallipoli 1915,

 

Hannon Maurice, Lixnaw /Listowel, Age 23, Killed in Belgium 1917,

 

Leahy Jeremiah, Ballygarrett Lixnaw, Age 20, Killed In France 1918,

 

Leane Michael, Ballyhennesy Lixnaw, Age 37, Killed In France 1916,

 

Leen Daniel, Garrynagore Lixnaw, Age 19, Killed In France 1918,

 

Pierce Patrick, Dysart Lixnaw, Age 28, Killed In France 1916,

 

Sullivan Michael, Lixnaw, Age 27, Died At Home In Buttevant Co. Cork 1917.

 

 

 

Lyreacrompane

 

O’Brien Richard, Lyreacrompane, Age 35, Killed In France 1915,

 

 

 

 

 

Tarbert

 

Cregan Stephen, Tarbert, Age ???, killed in France 9 November 1918 served in U.S. Army #

 

Culhane Daniel, Tarbert, Age ???, killed in France October 25 1918, served in U.S. Army. #

 

DeCourcey Henry Joseph, Tarbert, Age 20, killed in France 1917. ,

 

Donovan John Charles, Tarbert /Belfast, Age 38, Date of death 1920 France, Canadian Railway Troops #

 

Fitzmaurice William, Tarbert, Age 29, Killed in France 1918.

 

Hanrahan Timothy, Tarbert/Glin, Killed In France 1914,

 

Harris Gerald Patrick, Tarbert/Dublin, Age 29, Killed In France 1918,

 

Hunter Duncan, Tarbert, Age 38, Killed France 1916,

 

Liston John, Tireclea Tarbert, Age 35, Killed In France 1915,

 

Lynch Michael, Tarbert, Age 19, Killed In France 1916,

 

Murray Robert, Tarbert, Age 37, Died Of Wounds At Home? U.K/Ireland 1915,

 

O’Loughlin E. Carhoona Tarbert, Date of Death 1920

 

O’Neill Edmond, Tarbert, Age 26, Killed in France 1918,

 

Pattwell Michael, Tarbert, Age???, date of death January 22 1919 served in the U.S. Army #

 

Quinn Desmond H. Tarbert, Age 24, Killed In Greece 1918,

 

Whitaker Thomas, Tarbert, Age 28, Killed In France 1916,

 

2018 November 14 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure on Monday 12th November.  Beginning with Mass at 12noon for all the deceased associated with the Active Retirement over the years.  Followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan, contact the Centre on 068 49799. 

 

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER, dancing and afternoon tea in the Marian Hall on November 18th.  Mass at 12.30pm.  Please book with Ita on 068/49134 or Maureen 068/49365.

 

TEA DANCE at The Arms Hotel on Sunday 18th from 3pm to 6pm, everyone welcome.

 

PADRE PIO: Our next prayer meeting will be on November 20th (3rd Tuesday) and will be dedicated to our dead.  The witness will be given by Fr. Mossie Brick.  The relic which incorporates Padre Pio’s Heart bandage will be available for blessings after mass.

 

WORLD REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR ROAD CRASH VICTIMS: Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Sunday 18th November at 9 a.m. 

 

RESULTS: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €2000 jackpot on Friday 9th November. Numbers drawn were 3, 20, 22, 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Elaine O’Connor, c/o T. Collins, Lisaniska; 2. Liam Dillon, Kilconlea, Abbey; 3. Peg Moloney, Tullahinell, Bally;

 

4. Patricia Hughes, c/o Connolly’s Trien, and 5. Helen O’Brien, Scrahan, Duagh. Next draw to be held on Friday 16th November with jackpot up to €2100.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Eithne Finucane, Margaret Forde, Richard Cotter, Nuala O’Flaherty, Philomena McAuliffe, Helmuit Kostal, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins, Gus Cremin, Harold Sheahan, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan, Michael White, Eugene Sullivan, Robert Corridan, Hannah Griffin, Tom Scanlon, Mossie O Halloran, Mamie Kennelly, Mary Moloney, Norrie Brady, Rita Kelly, Tom Barrett, Jeremiah Behan, Mass Moyvane; Thursday 15th at 7.30pm for all the deceased on the November List; Friday 16th at 7.30pm for all deceased Clergy who ministered in our parish; Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Maureen Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy, and Mass on Sunday at 11am for Noreen O Driscoll, Farranree. Mass Knockanure on 13th at 7.30pm for Robert O’Connor, Kilbaha; Mass on 14th at 7.30pm for all the deceased on the November Lists and Sunday 18th Mass at 10am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure.

 

SENIOR Citizens Mass on Monday 12th in Knockanure Centre at Noon and Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 18th at 12.30pm, in Marian hall.

 

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS; two Parishioners have accepted the invitation to take on this Ministry Mary Fitzgerald, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna and Helen Dowling, Coilagurteen.  

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE, 0667134276: Celebrate your Faith: Mon. 12th, 19th & 26th Nov. 7.30-9pm. Profaith: Thady O'Connor, 7 Powerful Characteristics on Passing on the Faith, Tues 21 & 28th Nov. 7.30 -9pm. Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th - Sun 16th Dec. Book Now.

 

AWARE: is currently recruiting volunteers.  No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. More from 01-2374926.

 

ICA FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION: at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 13th November at 7:30pm.  Non-members welcome.

 

 ICA Family Fun Day is on Sunday 25th November at the Marian Hall 2- 4:30pm.  There will be a Jumble Sale, Bake Sale, Magic tricks with lots of games to play and of course visit Santa.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carer's Support Group take place at on Tuesday November 13th at 12.30pm.

 

ANNUAL PRESENTATION DAY MASS: Taking place in St Marys Church Listowel at 11.30am on Sunday, November 18th. Nano Nagle was born in 1718 and the Mass will commemorate her 300th Birthday.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday 12th at 7.00pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

 

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS: present Bryan MacMahon’s play ‘The Honey Spike’  This production promises to be an excellent performance and you can be part of it all by going along to St John's Theatre Nov 15th to 18th. Book with Joe Murphy 068/22566.

 

AA OPEN MEETING:  An Open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held at the Glorach Theatre on Wednesday, November 14 at 8. 30pm.  Speakers from AA and Al-Anon.  All are welcome.

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH:  Community Alert’s 3rd annual Christmas lunch takes place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, November 25 from 1-6pm.  Tickets available from committee members.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom Moran, Toureen, Athea who was recently named Business Person of the Year at the South Dublin Chamber’s Annual Business Awards in the City west Hotel in Dublin. The Moran family moved to Dublin in 1988 taking over the The Red Cow Hotel.

 

SHOE BOX APPEAL, Last day for acceptance of Shoe Boxes in Duagh School is Monday Nov.12th.

 

LIBRARY: Newcastle West Library is hosting the Ardagh Chalice 150 Children’s Art work which they produced for the Festival last September.

 

 WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: The Pope’s recent visit to our Country cost €20 million.  The Bishops have informed us that 80% has been collected right across all Parishes in the Country. On weekend 17th/18th they are asking all Mass goers to generously donate to a second collection to help in clearing the remaining 20% of costs towards Pope Francis’s visit.

 

THE 26TH VILLAGE FESTIVAL: The Development Association would like to thank all who attended the various events. The committee would also like to thank patrons & sponsors who have supported the Festival down through the years. Thanks to the RSS & SOLAS participants, volunteers & committee members who helped in organising The Community Centre & Marian Hall for the weekend's activities. Last but not least we would like to thank the Community Centre Committee, the Marian Hall Committee, Fr. Kevin & Mrs Madden for the use of various facilities over the weekend. 

 

CHRISTMAS STOCK IN OFFICE:  In our Parish Office we have a wide selection of Christmas gifts and Christmas cards.  Come in and see what is available. 

 

CONCERT: West Limerick 102fm presents their Winter Concert at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday November 28 at 7.30pm sharp.

 

PRIMARY School - DSK’s Numicon course for professionals & families, It’s happening on Saturday, 24th November in the Rose hotel, Tralee from 11 – 3 pm. Booking is essential and the €30 payment must be paid in advance

 

MORTUARY: Work has commenced on the Old Mortuary in Duagh Church as it is being renovated into a Multi-Purpose Room which will be used as an Adoration Room, Altar Servers Room, Counting Room, and Confessional Room and as an emergency exit.

 

NEW DEMENTIA UNIT IN ARD CHÚRAM

 

We are well blessed and so very fortunate to have Ard Chúram Day Care Centre in Listowel serving all of North Kerry.  The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit.  The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan.  Tickets are €10 each and are available in the Parish Office from Jacqueline.  A door prize of two tickets to the Late Late Show will be drawn at the Concert. 

 

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL:  The Fealebridge & Headley's Bridge Creameries 49th Annual Social will be held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Friday, November 30.   Dinner at 8.30 pm.  Music by The Neily O'Connor Band. Everyone welcome!

 

THE ROSARY will be recited at Teampill Ban at 3pm each Sunday during November. All welcome.

 

COACH TO KNOCK FOR ALL-NIGHT VIGIL. Leaving Deros, Killarney Friday, December 7 at 3pm. Bookings at Deros before December 6.  Phone - 064 6631251. 

 

 ANAM CARA KERRY, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.

 

  NEWS:  Seán Keane will be returning to the Glórach Theatre on Saturday, December 15 at 8 pm.  Book at 0871383940.

 

MEETING:  A meeting of Parish Pastoral Councils of this Area Unit will take place on Wednesday, November 28 at 8pm in Abbeyfeale Church. Please make a note of this date in your diary as we would like as many as possible of the members to attend this information meeting on the new pastoral Area Unit Plan - a follow on from the Synod process.   The Pastoral Area Team members are also invited to this meeting.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  We’ll be having a church door collection after a short talk from Fr. Tim Galvin about his work at the 12 noon Mass on Sunday, November 18. A social get together in the Day Care Centre will follow.  This will, in turn, be followed by the annual cake sale on Sunday, December 9 in St. Ita’s Hall.

 

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Hannah, Tony and Siobhan are all set to switch on their fundraising display for 2018.  Saturday, November 24 is the night and everyone is welcome. 

 

TAKE THE PLEDGE FOR THE DEAD: Take the Short term pledge for November.  Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones.

 

WALK FOR THE HOLY SOULS - This year's walk for the Holy Souls will take place on Sat. 17th Nov. from the Community Centre Tarbert to the Kilnaughtin Graveyard and back to the Community Centre. Registration will take place at the Community Centre in Tarbert from 10am and the walk will commence at 10.30am. Everybody is welcome. For safety reasons, high visibility jackets and good comfortable footwear are recommended. A recommended donation of  €20 for families, €10 for single adults, and €5 for students, senior citizens etc. All proceeds will be donated to our Parish Church Fund.

 

A COFFEE MORNING & CAKE SALE  - will also take place at the Tarbert Community Centre on Sat. 17th Nov. from 10am to 1pm - come along and enjoy a chat and a few extra calories ( these are allowed every now and again) and bring a friend or neighbour or both. Great opportunity to show off your baking skills and do bring along a homemade cake or two to share. All proceeds will be donated to our Parish Church Fund. 

 

  DIOCESAN ADVENT SERVICE: The next choir rehearsal for the diocesan Advent service

 

will  take  place on  Monday,  November  12th at 7:30pm  in  the  John  Paul  II  Pastoral  Centre, Killarney. All parish choir members are welcome to attend. Please  contact  Tomás  Kenny  on  086 3683778  or  tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  for more information

 

WINTER CONCERT:  West Limerick Community Radio are hosting a variety concert in the Longcourt Hotel on Wednesday, November 28 at 7.30pm featuring Paddy O’Brien, Willie Relihan, Muriel O’Connor, Fran Curry, Dermot Lyons, Bunratty Harpists, Marion Kirby and more.  Tickets €15 available from Pat Donovan, the Radio Station or John Harrold.

 

RETREAT: Happiness is at the Heart of the Christian Journey. According to latest research our hidden stress/anxiety is the source of much of our illness in Ireland and across the world today. Fr Brian Kavanagh shares his personal testimony on his journeying from negativity to freedom and happiness as well as his studies on current ground-breaking research. It will also include reflective song and music by Deacon Thady O Connor.  Starting 9.30am to 5.30pm in Kilcummin Parish Centre on Nov 17th. Teas and lunch will be provided. For more details and booking please ring 087-2626187/086-8316106.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  A Christmas rambling house will be held at Fr Casey’s club house Abbeyfeale on Thursday, December 20 in aid of the Chemotherapy Day Ward at Kerry General Hospital.   Your support would be greatly appreciated and all singers, dancers, storytellers and musicians all welcome to attend.  Doors open at 8.30 and show begins at 9pm. 

 

SCHOOL FOLKLORE 1930’s

 

Field Names: The chapel field       

 

The mountain meadow, The long meadow, The yellow garden, The drain field, The domain inch, The barley field, The green field, The forge field, The triangle, The hill field, The kiln field, The pound, The wheat field, The well meadow, The hill meadow, The league, The inch, The sheep field, The rocky field, The fine patch, The drumin

 

Cornelius Shine, Gurtdromosillihy, Newtownsandes

 

 

 

The square meadow. The garden field, Straph an Aifreann, The red meadow. Garrdha an lín

 

The forge field, The small haggard, Páirc a thoraidh, The pound field, The Mulvihille garden.

 

The Fiddler's hole, The brown hole, Poll na carraigh.

 

Nora Shine, Dirreen, Athea

 

 

 

 

 

There was a house in Timmy Buckley's meadow and Mr Garvey was the name of the man that was living in it. He lived the time of the famine. There was another house in our land belonging to Mary Kelly. There was a house near Dan Stack's house and Maura Feddemor and she was a fortune teller.

 

    Bridget Kennelly, Address,  Kilbaha Middle, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

Old Ruins, Kilmorna .Collector-   Máire Bean Uí Catháin, Informant  Kathleen Brosnan

 

(1) Gallán standing stone 3 1/2" by 3" by 1 1/2" situated in the property of Mrs. Nora Brosnan, Lacca East, of Kilmorna. It was an old burial-place.

 

Folk-lore.

 

The hill, on which this stone is situated, is called Pilgrim Hill.

 

According to the old people engineers, who visited the place fifty years ago, said it was the second oldest Church yard registered in Rome.

 

There is a well in the recently called an tobar mór and it was regarded by the old people as being a "blessed well".

 

Beside the well there was a big mound of earth

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/src?q=blessed+well&t=CbesTranscript&p=5&ct=CI

 

 

 

There was a blessed well in Jim Woulfe's field and one day they washed clothes in it and that night the well changed out to Tom O'Connor field which was two fields away. People used go there on Sundays and especially Sundays of May. Some people used go there to get cured from some disease they had and they would leave a piece of cloth of the bushes round the well. There used also around the well three times to every rosary they would say. It is called Sundays Well. If you were to be cured at some wells you would see a fish.

 

    Eileen Shine

 

Address

 

    Gortdromasillahy, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

Local Place Names

 

Collector   Jeremiah Clancy- Age   11-Informant, Patrick Ahern, Age 70, Occupation, labourer

 

In a farm in Gortdromagowna owned by Thomas OConnor there stands a well called St. Mary's well. The field is known as the Blessed well field. People from this parish and the surroundings go there to pay their rounds in May.

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/src?q=blessed+well&t=CbesTranscript&p=5&ct=CI

 

CABLE: The Kilpaddoge-Knockanure Project is a new underground electricity cable that links Kilpaddoge and Knockanure substations in North Kerry.

 

It is a 220 kV high-voltage cable which is capable of transporting large quantities of electricity over long distances. There is already over 200 kilometres of similar underground cable installed on the Irish electricity transmission grid.

 

http://www.eirgridgroup.com/the-grid/projects/north-kerry/the-project/

 

 

 

 

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Killarney National Park (Irish: Páirc Náisiúnta Chill Airne), near the town of Killarney, County Kerry, was the first national park in Ireland, created when Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932.[1] The park has since been substantially expanded and encompasses over 102.89 km2 (25,425 acres) of diverse ecology, including the Lakes of Killarney, oak and yew woodlands of international importance,[2] and mountain peaks.[3] It has the only red deer[4] herd on mainland Ireland and the most extensive covering of native forest remaining in Ireland.[5] The park is of high ecological value because of the quality, diversity, and extensiveness of many of its habitats and the wide variety of species that they accommodate, some of which are rare. The park was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981.[6] The park forms part of a Special Area of Conservation.

 

Killarney Park in November 2018

 

https://youtu.be/Vy31b36P6dk

 

 

 

 

EDDIE STONE: Holy Souls Day of Prayer with Eddie Stone at Clonfert Emmanuel House on Sunday 11th November 2018 , departs NCW at 7.30am, for details contact after 5pm, 087 8420113 or 085 2457 177.

 

 Flickr is under new ownership and that means new rules. Now it’s time to back up all those photos that you just assumed would be there forever.

 February 5, 2019 is the day that Flickr will officially begin the mass purge of photos. The company was purchased from Yahoo in April by SmugMug and it was inevitable that changes would have to be made. On Wednesday, the company announced that free users will now be limited to a total of 1,000 pictures. It hopes users will consider migrating to the improved Flickr Pro service that costs $50 per year.

 

https://gizmodo.com/flickr-is-going-to-delete-a-bunch-of-photos-back-up-you-1830177165

2018 November 7 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day:  Monday 12th November.  Beginning with Mass at 12noon for all the deceased associated with the Active Retirement over the years.  Followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan. If attending please contact the Centre on 068 49799. 

 

WINNER: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results- This week’s draw has been won! The numbers drawn were 4, 13, 22, and 26. The lucky winner of our €10,500 jackpot was Eileen Hanrahan, Kilbaha Moyvane. From all at the club we would like to wish her the best of luck with her new fortune. Next draw to be held on Friday 8th November with jackpot starting out at €2000.

 

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1.

 

DEATH took place of David Stack, Keylod, Moyvane, on 27th October 2018 peacefully at the University Hospital, Kerry. Beloved brother of the late Tommy. Deeply regretted by his loving parents Michael & Mary, brother Daniel, grandparents, uncles, aunts, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing Tuesday October 30th from 5pm to 7pm at his home. Requiem Mass for David was celebrated by Fr. Kevin, assisted by Fr. Brendan on Wednesday in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. In the choir were Mary and Selena Mulvihill and Laura Stack.

 

DEATH took place of Jamie McCoy, 15 Collins Park, Abbeyfeale, on the 30th October 2018. Survived by his mother Kathleen, father Jimmy, brother Seán, sisters Sharon, Anita, Gemma and Julia, grandmother Nora, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, sister-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Following Requiem Mass in Abbeyfeale Church Jamie McCoy was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery Athea on 2nd November.

 

 ANNIVERSARIES: Micheal O’Sullivan, Mary McElligott, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Arthur O’Leary, Peter O’Connell, John Shanahan, Eamon Dunlea, Bridie Mason, Liam Lynch, Nora Dillon, Austin Stack, Jerry O’Carroll. Mass Moyvane: Tue. 6th at 7.30pm, Mass for all the deceased members of the ICA (Mass in the Marian Hall – all welcome); Thurs 8th at 7.30pm, For all the deceased on the November Lists; Sat 10th at                 7.30pm, For all the deceased on the November Lists;  Mass Knockanure; Fri 9th at  7.30pm for Michael Lane, Beenanaspig, and Sun 11th at 10.00am, Jerry Enright, Knockanure (Months Mind).

 

MASS Moyvane; Mon 5th at  7.30pm for Special Intention (Teresa), and Sun 11th at 11.00am, Mass for all Altar Servers & their families.

 

MURHUR: Wed                   7th at 7.00pm, First Holy Communion Enrolment Ceremony (no Mass)

 

for Murhur N.S. (in the school – all welcome)

 

REMEMBER and honour the faithful departed whose funeral Masses took place in Knockanure and Moyvane from November 2017 to November 2018.  A special memorial candle will be given to families of the aforementioned.  Knockanure Mass will be on Monday 19th November at 7.30pm and on Monday 26th November in Moyvane.

 

 

 

MEMORIAL MASS: will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients, Listowel in St Michael's Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 7th November at 7.30pm. All welcome.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Aisling McAuliffe (daughter of Denise and John, Lower Athea) and David Brosnan (son of Micheál and the late Eileen, Upper Athea).who were married by Fr. Brendan Duggan in Athea Church recently.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER: Dinner, dancing and afternoon tea in the Marian Hall on November 18th.  Mass at 12.30pm.  Please book with Ita on 068/49134 or Maureen 068/49365.

 

MARATHON:  Listowel Kerry crusaders hold their 4th half Marathon and 10k on Saturday 10 November 2018 at 10:00

 

FAIR: Listowel Food Fair 8th to 12th November 2018.

 

CELEBRATION: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To mark the clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 they are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be our special guest for the night.

 

PADRE PIO prayer meeting in Lixnaw  will be on November 20th (3rd Tuesday) and will be dedicated to our dead.  The witness will be given by Fr. Mossie Brick.  The relic which incorporates Padre Pio’s Heart bandage will be available for blessings after mass.

 

NEW DEMENTIA UNIT IN ARD CHÚRAM

 

We are well blessed and so very fortunate to have Ard Chúram Day Care Centre in Listowel serving all of North Kerry.  The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit.  The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan.  Tickets are available in the Parish Office.  A door prize of two tickets to the Late Late Show will be drawn at the Concert. 

 

MOYVANE ICA: wish to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a grant for €1000 from Kerry Co. Council under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018. This money will be used to purchase equipment for the kitchen in the Marian Hall and to carry out repairs to storage cupboards.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Celebrate your Faith: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mon. 12th, 19th, 26th Nov 7.30-9pm. Ardfert History Society: Tommy O' Connor, The demise of the "Big Houses" including the Crosbie departure from Ardfert. Thurs 8th Nov 8pm.  Self Care Day: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P. Practical skills to promote self-care and wellbeing. Sat 10th Nov 9.45am-4pm. Contact: Anna 087/9447105.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  As Fr.  Tim Galvin is in the area at the moment, Abbeyfeale for Africa are having some fundraising events to help with his Mission in South Sudan.  .  On the weekend of November 17/18 Fr. Tim will speak on his work at the 12 noon Mass, there will be a church door collection and  following the Mass there will be a gathering for light refreshments at St. Ita’s Daycare Centre. Then, as usual in early December, the annual cake sale takes place in St. Ita’s Hall.  We ask for your support and look forward to assisting Fr Tim with much needed funds as he returns to his parish in South Sudan.

 

I.C.A. Senior Citizens Party: will take place on Sunday 18th November 2018 at Cloverfield Day Care Centre, Glin.

 

TEA DANCE at the Listowel Arms Hotel, Sunday Nov. 18th 3pm. to 6pm. Everyone welcome.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Listowel Author Judith Carmody will give a talk on her recently published book 'Co-Bully no more' on Thursday Nov. 8th at 6.30. The Target Audience is General Public. No advance booking necessary. Free event all welcome.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S SECONDARY SCHOOL TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS will help you use technology using your own device, phone, tablet or laptop.  All lessons one to one. 

 

Lessons are for two hours starting Wednesday 7th November from 1.45-3.45 for five weeks in the school.  For details contact Marie 086 3681022

 

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS presents The Honey Spike at St. John’s Theatre Listowel from

 

November 15th to 18th. Book with Joe Murphy 068 22566

 

TRADITIONAL Music with the Bow Brothers at St John’s on 8th Nov.

 

THANKS: World Missions Ireland we send a heartfelt THANK YOU Because of you in 2017 we sent over €1.8 million to some of the most marginalised, disadvantaged communities in the developing world.

 

TAKE THE PLEDGE FOR THE DEAD: Take the Short term pledge for November.  Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise! 

 

MASS FOR OUR DEAD:   The November Bereavement Mass, Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on Friday, November 9 at 7pm. Names of deceased parishioners will be called during the Ceremony.  Names of relatives from outside the parish will also be accepted and should be submitted to the sacristy.

 

WALK FOR THE HOLY SOULS - This year's walk for the Holy Souls will take place on Sat. 17th Nov. from the Community Centre, Tarbert to the Kilnaughtin Graveyard and back to the Community Centre. Registration will take place at the Community Centre in Tarbert from 10am and the walk will commence at 10.30am. Everybody is welcome.

 

THE ROSARY will be recited at Teampill Ban at 3pm each Sunday during November. All welcome.

 

VISIT TO OUR CEMETERIES ON SUNDAY NOV. 4TH

 

You are invited to come to your local cemetery Sunday afternoon as we pray for our dead.  A short prayer service (lasting 10 minutes approx.) will take place as follows: 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.00pm St. John Paul II Cemetery / 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery.

 

FAIR: Annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place on this Sun. 4th Nov. at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion from 11am-5pm and Santa will visit.

 

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – are holding a clothes collection on Thursday 15th Nov. from 8 to 10am in the Church car park, Tarbert in aid of the North Kerry Alzheimer’s Association.

 

DAY RETREAT:  “Happiness is at the Heart of the Christian Journey” with Fr. Brian Kavanagh

 

and music  and  song  with  Deacon  Thady O’Connor.  Kilcummin  Parish  Centre  Saturday

 

November 17th from 9.30am to 5.30pm. €30 for the day, €10 extra for lunch if required. For

 

more details  and  booking  please  ring  087-2626187 / 086-8316106

 

JOBS:  Tarbert/Ballylongford CE Scheme.  We currently have 2 vacancies in the Tarbert Ballylongford CE scheme;  Environmental Operative for Tarbert village #CES-2090219; Heritage & Coffee shop assistant in Tarbert Bridewell #CES-2090217.  No experience is necessary for either position as full training will be provided.  To see if you are eligible and if you would like to discuss this further please contact Jim O'Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email asdeeballycommunityproject@gmail.com                

 

MARRIAGE Enrichment Weekend; The Joy of Love in Marriage. A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rekindle the joy of their love.

 

The next Weekend (residential) will be from 16th -18th November 2018 at The Lake Hotel, Killarney.

 

For info. and to book, visit www.marriage encounter.ie  or call 086-6095168 or 064-6644319

 

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  I’ve held out until now but believe it or not Hannah, Tony and Siobhan are all set to switch on their fundraising display for 2018.  Saturday, November 24 is the night and everyone is welcome.  Let the Christmas season begin!

 

NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE ACTION:  The second Regional Gathering as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action takes place in the Rose Hotel, Tralee on Saturday, November 10 from 11-4pm. It is hoped to explore how we, as a nation, can work together to take action on climate change.

 

MASS TIMES:  Mass Times in the Pastoral Area Unit; Abbeyfeale - Saturday 6.30pm   and    Sunday   9.15am & 12noon.    Athea -   Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 10.30am. Mountcollins   - Sunday 11am.  Templeglantine - Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10.30am.  Tournafulla    -   Saturday 7.30pm.

 

RICHARD HARRIS FILM AWARD: ‘Pen Pals’, written and directed by local filmmaker, Ray Fennelly, won the prestigious Midwest Short Film Award at the International Richard Harris Film Festival in Limerick last weekend. Ray also co-produced the film while his brother, Steve Fennelly, was the production designer. Congratulations and well done to both of them.

 

 

 

  THE RISE AND RISE OF THE HEALY – RAE’S:  A play in two acts written by Ray O’Sullivan and directed by Aidan O’Connor in Halla Tadgh Gaelach, Tournafulla Sunday, November 11 at 8pm.  Book Tickets on 087 2279657.

 

SYMPTOMS OF SEPSIS:  The daughter of a lady who died recently in Cavan General Hospital said “Sepsis does not discriminate and does not only come from a cut. It can come from surgery, pneumonia, chest infection, even a urinary tract infection.  “Early intervention is paramount. Symptoms include a high or low temperature, confusion, fast heartbeat, or failure to pass urine within a 12-hour period. If anyone is showing these symptoms, you need to ask the question about sepsis and please, please get checked out immediately.”

 

FOLKLORE FROM P DORE:

 

Collector   Michael Mulvihill; Informant  Patrick Dore

 

Age  65 Address Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry

 

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“Long ago there was a man living in Tarbert whose name was John Lysed.”

 

 

 

Long ago there was a man living in Tarbert whose name was John Lysed. He was working with a farmers in that parish. The man whom he was working for was a Protestant, and he was a very good man. John Lysed was very fond of drink and one day he went to a fair in Listowel with his master. They both went in to a public house and they started drinking. John Lysed had no money and he saw seven and six on the counter. He took the seven and six and he did not intend to pay it back. Soon afterwards the man died, and he was not long dead when the people of the place said he was seen. There was a priest at home from America that time and he heard the story. One night he was passing the way and he saw him. He then asked him what was his trouble. The man told him that he was doing penance for seven and six that he carried in Listowel. The priest paid the money and the man was never seen after.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Long ago tailors used to travel from house to house mending and making clothes, as the case may be.”

 

 

 

Long ago tailors used to travel from house to house mending and making clothes, as the case may be. One may-Eve one of these little tailors put up for the night at a cottage near Duagh, wherein lived an old hag of a woman. After supper, the tailor turned in and slept like a Trojan till about 4 a-m. He pricked his ears when he heard the old hag shuffling about in a room nearby, and before he knew what was happening, she issued from her room clad in a hideous black cloak which surely belonged, or came from his Satanic Majesty. She moved over to the settle-bed to make sure our friend was in Slumberland. Being sure of this, she started operations, she took a box of ointment from behind a rafter and signed herself with the left hand on the forehead. When she replaced the box She assumed the form of a hare and show a clear pair of heels out of the door. The tailor at once made up his mind that she would have a companion this fine May morning. So going through the same ablutions he took the form of a hare and followed after his post. The pursued and pursuer kept up the pace uphill and down dale till they arrived in a clearing in a wood. The tailor kept a safe distance from his companion and soon saw her joining other hares thousands of which were gathered in the clearing. The next thing he saw was a horseman riding in among them then he spoke and said: "I cannot transmit any power to you this morning as there is an enemy amongst us". When he had finished his discourse they went away but the tailor won the race home and he nibbed off the sign hid the box, and hopped into bed. Soon after the other arrived but could not find the box to nib off the sign with it. She charged the tailor with the theft and she said "if sunrise finds me in the form of a hare I shall remain you for 12 months. So he yielded up the box and she became the old hag once more. That year there was no butter carried in this country and the women were deprived of their witchery through the intervention of a little tailor.

 

 

 

Collector   Michael Mulvihill; Informant-  Patrick Dore, Age  65 Address  Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry

 

Horse Fair Castleisland 2018

 

https://youtu.be/okXer8X4lTU

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4678377/4673645

 

 

 

LOCAL Connection with John Connor whose people came from Knockanure

 

2018 October 31 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

WELCOME to all our visitors who visited us over the bank Holiday Weekend, many enjoyed the Moyvane Festival events.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House Thursday 1st November at 9pm.  All welcome.  Come along to enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free. Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day:  Monday 12th November.  Beginning with Mass at 12noon for all the deceased associated with the Active Retirement over the years.  Followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan. If attending please contact the Centre on 068 49799. 

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Committee meeting it the Marian Hall on Tuesday 30th October at 6pm.  All members are asked to attend.

 

ST PIO Evening Mass & 1st Friday Evening Mass the first Friday of every month at 7.00pm in Listowel.

 

LOTTO; Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €10,400 jackpot on Friday 26th October. Numbers drawn were 12, 15, 17, and 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Tommy O’Sullivan Trien Kilmorna; 2. Mag Comeor, Meath; 3. Con Lynch, Gortromagouna; 4. Betty Heaphy, Dirha East Listowel, and 5. Neilus Clancy, Knockanure. Next draw on Friday 2nd November 2018.

 

The jackpot will be €10,500.

 

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB:  would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection in both Moyvane & Knockanure.  Total collected €640.  Also a special thanks to the collectors.  

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Kennelly's Homevalue Hardware a family run business which was established in Moyvane on 23rd October 1978 by Mike Kennelly. After working in Dublin for 2 years, Mike returned to his local village of Moyvane where he opened a hardware business and began as a sole trader in a rented premises.

 

DEATH has taken place of Patrick (Paddy) Horan, Meanus Glin, and formerly of Duagh, on 23rd October 2018. Survived by his brother Tim and sister-in-law Mary; uncle of the Scannell Family (Duagh), the Relihan Family(Adare), the Horan Family, (Main Street, Glin) and all his nephews and nieces in Meanus - Thomas, Eddie, Maurice, John, Patrick, Timothy, Rosaleen, Margaret, Mary, Ann and Brigette.

 

DEATH has taken place of Pat Nash, Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale on October 22nd, 2018. Pat, son of the late Johnny, sadly missed by his mother Betty, brothers Michael and John, sisters Margaret and Nora, daughter Jodie, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Maureen Dowling, Joan Keane, Sr. Jarlath Kerrisk, Marie Buckley, Sean McMahon, Denis McEvoy, Kathy Moran, Sr. Nuala O’Leary, Michael McNamara, Micheal O’Sullivan, Eamon O’Connor, Mary McElligott, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Arthur O’Leary, Michael Culhane, Eileen Murphy, Ita O’Gorman.

 

HOLY DAY: Mass Moyvane; Wed 31st at 7.30pm, VIGIL – All Saints Day, for all the deceased on November Lists; Thurs  1st at 11.00am, HOLY DAY - All the deceased on November Lists; Fri  2nd at 7.30pm- All the deceased on November Lists; Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for Parishioners, and Mass on Sun 4th at 11.00am for Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo.

 

Mass Knockanure on Thurs 1st Nov. at 10.00am -HOLY DAY – All Saints Day and Mass on Sun. 4th at 10.00am for Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane & deceased of the Culhane & Sheahan families.

 

 Mass Moyvane on Tues 30th at 7.30pm -Special Intention – sick.

 

KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: annual November Mass on Monday 5th Nov at 7pm in the Chapel of Christ the Healer for patients who died during the year in Kerry University Hospital including those who died by still birth and miscarriage.       

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 31st Scannal, Irish Dance music, details from 068 22566.

 

WEDDINGS: Best wishes to Caroline Kennelly of Shanaway and Richard Lyons of Kilmallock who were recently married in Tarbert Church. Also congratulations to Siobhain Kelly of Athea and Shane Ahearn of Ballyneety who got married at Las Vegas.

 

CONGRATULATIONS:  To Ciara Hudson, Kilbaha who was presented with the overall winner of the Youth Award at the Kerry Community Games, recently.

 

HOPE Foundation: Dylan O’Shea (Killeaney) is travelling to India next year with the Hope Foundation. He has started raising funds for his charity by selling bars of Butlers Chocolate in the following businesses in Glin: Marie’s Hair Salon, Conways Bar, Seamus Lynch’s Butchers, McNamara’s Shop, Glin Pharmacy and Brides Hair Salon. Bars are €2 each.

 

JOIN the fun and spectacle that is the Festival of Light Lantern Parade on Saturday 3rd of November from 6:30pm in Listowel Town Park.Registration for those that made lanterns from 5:30pm in Listowel Community Centre

 

FAIR: Listowel Food Fair 8th to 12th November 2018.

 

CELEBRATION: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To markthe clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 they are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be our special guest for the night.

 

TIME: Daylight Saving officially ende at 2am on Sunday 28 October, when the clocks went back to 1am.

 

BOOK; Moments a  book  of  thoughts  originally broadcast  on  Horizons  by  Tommy  Frank

 

O’Connor, on sale in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Proceeds to Recovery Haven.

 

MARATHON:  Listowel Kerry crusaders hold their 4th half Marathon and 10k on Saturday 10 November 2018 at 10:00

 

WRITING GROUP:  Abbeyfeale writing group have started back after summer break. We meet twice monthly, every other Friday. Our next meeting will be on Friday, November 9.

 

CRAFTY CORNER:  Knitting and crochet group have resumed classes on Tuesday nights at St Ita's Hall Abbeyfeale. New members welcome. Just drop in.

 

ART GROUP:  If you would like to spend a relaxing few hours join our painting group upstairs at St Ita's Hall Tuesdays 11am to 1pm.

 

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – are holding a clothes collection on Thursday 15th Nov. from 8 to 10am in the Church car park in aid of the North Kerry Alzheimer’s Association.

 

HALLOWEEN AT TARBERT BRIDEWELL - Puppet Show on Wed. Oct. 31st   at 6.30pm sharp. Dress up, come along and join in the fun. Fright Night in the Jail - Do you dare to enter ? Come on in. Scream & Roar, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Entry €5 - No weapons permitted. Tel. 068 -36500.

 

CRAFT CO-OP:  Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita's Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm.  New Member's Welcome.  Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

 

NATIONAL EX-SERVICEMEN AND  WOMEN. Annual  La  na  bhFiann  Mass in Tralee at 12noon  on  Sunday  November  4th at  12  noon  to honour deceased members of the Defence Forces, FCA, RDF, Garda, Civil Defence and Red Cross.

 

A HALLOWEEN PARADE – to mark Halloween will take place on Fri. 2nd Nov. starting in The Square, Tarbert at 7pm. All ages are encouraged to dress up in their finest and spookiest costumes. There will be goodies and entertainment on the Green opposite the Bridewell. Come along, get in costume and enjoy the fun.

 

 ICA:  Abbeyfeale ICA guild meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 - 9.30pm..  Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops.  New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

 

THE RISE AND RISE OF THE HEALY – RAE’S:  A play in two acts written by Ray O’Sullivan and directed by Aidan O’Connor in Halla Tadgh Gaelach, Tournafulla Sunday, November 11 at 8pm.  Book Tickets on 087 2279657.

 

“HANDED DOWN”:  The life and times of the late Dan Murphy, Main St. Abbeyfeale at the Heritage Centre, Scartaglen on Saturday, November 17, presented by Donal Murphy and music with the Murphy family.

 

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.

 

JUBLIEE YEAR NEWSLETTER abbeyfeale:  It is intended to produce a Christmas Newsletter this year. Articles and reports and good wishes from the different organizations of the parish with photographs for this year’s publication are requested.  Please submit to the parish office via email; fealechurch@eircom.net.

 

MASS FOR OUR DEAD:   The November Bereavement Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 9 at 7pm. In Abbeyfeale, names of deceased parishioners will be called during the Ceremony.  Names of relatives from outside the parish will also be accepted and should be submitted to the sacristy. 

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  As Fr.  Tim Galvin is in the area at the moment, Abbeyfeale for Africa are having some fundraising events to help with his Mission in South Sudan.  .  On the weekend of November 17/18 Fr. Tim will speak on his work at the 12 noon Mass, there will be a church door collection and  following the Mass there will be a gathering for light refreshments at St. Ita’s Daycare Centre. Then, as usual in early December, the annual cake sale takes place in St. Ita’s Hall.  We ask for your support and look forward to assisting Fr Tim with much needed funds as he returns to his parish in South Sudan.

 

‘HEDGEHOGS AND LANDSCAPE CONNECTIVITY’ WORKSHOP: West Limerick Resources CLG, in association with Living Limerick, invites you to attend a free workshop on ‘Hedgehogs and Landscape Connectivity’: What do hedgehogs need and why are they declining in Ireland and UK? What can we do to help them? What is landscape connectivity and how does this benefit hedgehogs and other wildlife? All are welcome to attend this interactive workshop on Monday, November 5, at 7.30pm in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  To register your place please contact Elaine, edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296.

 

DIVERSITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP:  West Limerick Resources CLG will host a workshop for individuals/community groups on ‘Diversity Awareness’ on Thursday, November 8, from 7.30-9:30pm, at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West. Delivered by Doras Luimní, this workshop will provide an overview of the diversity of experiences, impact and needs of displaced communities and approaches that can be applied to support them. Booking essential by contacting Damien Ahern at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or by emailing damien.ahern@wlr.ie

 

RETREAT: Ardfert Retreat Centre AA Open Public Meeting: Organised by Ardfert AA Group. All Welcome! Wed. 31st Oct, 8.30pm; Self Care Day: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P. Practical skills to promote self-care and well-being. Sat. 10th Nov. 9.45am-4pm. Contact: Anna 087 944 7105; 3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R., Re-discovering the ministry of prayer for the healing of body, mind and spirit. Thurs. 15th - Sat. 17th Nov. Book now.  Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th Sun 16th Dec. Book Now.  0667134276

 

JOB: Tarbert/Ballylongford CE Scheme  We currently have 2 vacancies in the Tarbert Ballylongford CE scheme;  Environmental Operative for Tarbert village #CES-2090219; Heritage & Coffee shop assistant in Tarbert Bridewell #CES-2090217.  No experience is necessary for either position as full training will be provided.  To see if you are eligible and if you would like to discuss this further please contact Jim O'Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email asdeeballycommunityproject@gmail.com

 

CATARACT Removal in Belfast, buses go on Nov. 17th and 30th and Dec. 21st, details from 064 6685 315.

 

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019:  Planning is continuing apace for the reunion next July 11-14.  It will be based at the Devon Inn and include a concert, guided tours, gala dinner and dance and much more.  Email HarnettReunion2019 @gmail.com for further information or check out Harnett Reunion FB page.

 

NEW DEMENTIA UNIT IN ARD CHÚRAM

 

We are well blessed and so very fortunate to have Ard Chúram Day Care Centre in Listowel serving all of North Kerry.  The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit.  The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan.  Tickets are €10 each and are available in the Parish Office from Jacqueline.  A door prize of two tickets to the Late Late Show will be drawn at the Concert.  Those not going to the concert can still be in the draw by putting their name and number on the ticket. 

 

 

 

KENNELLY MOYVANE

 

Kennelly's Homevalue Hardware

 

Today marks another big milestone at Kennelly's Homevalue Hardware, we are celebrating 40 years in Business - October 1978-2018. Thank you to our staff, both past and present and all our customers for your continuous support throughout the years. Here's to many more!

 

 

 

A little history of the business:

 

Kennelly's Homevalue Hardware is a family run business which was established on 23rd October 1978 by Mike Kennelly.

 

After working in Dublin for 2 years, Mike returned to his local village of Moyvane where he opened a hardware business and began as a sole trader in a rented premises.

 

In 1981, Mike purchased a new shop in the centre of the village. Nearly a decade later, the business expanded when he bought a site on the Glin Road and built a timber and materials yard. This gave further employment to the local community.

 

In 2002, the business moved to a larger premises where is it is still trading today. This is adjacent to the original shop of 1978 and over 40years later, the family-run business continues to serve its customers from all over North Kerry and West Limerick.

 

Limerick Leader 1905-current, Saturday, November 02, 1968; Page: 3

 

 

 

ATHEA - THE CHAMPIONS

 

 

 

 The cheers ring round the Gaelic Grounds, they echo far away,

 

The Limerick football championship has come to sweet Athea.

 

The dream at last it has come true,-no longer must we wait:

 

 They've brought the Cup home to the West, these  men of sixty-eight,

 

 

 

The first they beat was Patrickswell, next did Askeaton fall;

 

 Then Oola's best they, failed the test with our boys to play the ball.

 

Next Came the Treaty Sarsfields in the final game to play;

 

 Some wise men shook their heads and said "they'll surely, beat Athea."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The autumn sun was shining bright on that field near Limerick town,

 

When they came from Clash and Cratloe there, the village and Knockdown,

 

 From Knocknagorna's hills as well from Keale, Coole West, Tooreen,

 

 From Gortnagross and Knackanair and the vales of sweet Direen.

 

 

 

Then old men's thoughts they drifted back to the games they used to see,

 

 And to men who fought in, harder fields to make our nation free-

 

Con Colbert, Gortaglanna, Paddy Dalton came to mind-

 

Many hearts with pride were beating for those days long left behind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But every face is turned now to the scene of the present day.

 

The Treaty boys, they struggled hard, but were no match for Athea.

 

 And when the final whistle went there was no doubt who was best.

 

The Cup has found a worthy home in its journey to the West.

 

 

 

Here's to the men of sixty-eight, with Con Mullane full-back;

 

Tom Keeffe In goal beside him "Morgan" Moran and Sean Mack,

 

 Ken Dermody, Frank Collins and Mike Hayes made no mistake,

 

And when Gerry Carey gets, the ball the West is wide awake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Barrett brothers and Joe Keeffe were always to the fore,

 

 And from a player like Timmie Woulfe no one could ask for more.

 

 Murt Liston, the young captain, was indeed a shining light;

 

 Kevin Dillon and Joe Brouder too. they played with all their might.

 

 

 

The other men who also served, the subs behind the scene

 

Tim Enright "Haulie" Moran and Pat  Dalton from Direen,

 

 Tim Keeffe and Danny Barry, Patie Moran, Jim Dillane.

 

Mick White and Jack O'Connor, too, strong men-of brain and brawn.

 

 

 

  Your followers they are proud of you, gallant men of sixty-eight;

 

We will always look upon you as the greatest of the great

 

And in many a future battle we-well know you'll never fail

 

To bring the laurels often home to the town beside the Gale.

 

 

 

P J. BROSNAN .  Knocknagorna, Athea.

 

 

 

Presentation Convents Cork

 

https://youtu.be/Vdr3gMIsXkk

 

 

 

Cork Folklore during Heritage Week

 

Here are some photos of Cork Folklore Project’s events and presentations over Heritage week.

 

http://corkfolklore.org/

 

 

 

 

 

INDULGENCES AT THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS

 

1.            From 12 noon on the 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all people who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intention can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a Church and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed.  This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed.  Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following November 1st.  Holy Communion may be received on any day from November 1st to 8th.

 

2.            The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st – 8th November.  The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

 

 

 

LOURDES: The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life are all eligible to apply.  This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for applications is 31st Oct.  Further info can be found on the website:http://www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833

 

 

 

 

2018 October 24 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ST PIO LIXNAW: Our next Padre Pio devotions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 7.30pm (This later date is because of the pilgrimage to San Giovanni).  The witness will be given by Ian O’Connell of Killarney. St. Padre Pio Evening Mass & 1st Friday Evening Mass the first Friday of every month in Listowel at 7.00pm

 

MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, October 26th to Monday, October 29th. Friday 26th – Rambling House in Marian Hall 9pm – all welcome.

 

THE 120th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF RATHEA CHURCH:  will be celebrated on Friday night, Oct. 26th at 8pm.

 

RESTORATION FUND: On 27th/28th there will be a once off collection for the Restoration Fund towards the recent works undertaken in both Churches.  Your generous support would be deeply appreciated. 

 

 BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in The Brandon Hotel, 22nd to 25th October, Monday 5pm –8.30pm, TUE, WEDS & THURS 3pm –5pm & 7pm –9pm.

 

DEATH has taken place of Peter McGuire of Church Street, Listowel, and Ballybunion. Peter died suddenly on the 11th of October, 2018. Husband of Bridget (nee Purtill),  father of Shane and Joe. Son of Edith and the late Jack, and brother of Tony, John, and Mike. Requiem Mass for Peter was celebrated on the 15th of October at St. John's Church, Ballybunion.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Jerry Galvin, Ann Higgins, Paddy O’Sullivan, Bridget Dillane, Bridget Dalton, Ellen Orman, Fr Sean Dillon, Eddie and Mary Costelloe, Darragh Hennessy, Brendan Harnett, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Maurice Collins, Mary Carroll, Fr. Sean Ryle, Denis Foley, Node Guiney, Patrick Healy, Kathleen Scully, James Moody. Moyvane Mass: Tues  23rd  at 7.30pm for Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan, Aughrim & deceased of the Hanrahan family; Sat     27th at   7.30pm for Gerry Galvin, Leitrim E, his parents Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat and Mass on Sun 28th at 11.00am  for James Moody, Woodgrove. Mass Knockanure on Mon 22nd at 7.30pm for Timmy Horgan, Jnr, Trien, Kilmorna (Months Mind) (Mass in the Community Centre), and Mass on Sun 28th at 10.00am for Seán McMahon, Carrueragh (1st Anni).

 

CINGRATULATIONS to Peggy and Bill Kennelly on their 60th wedding anniversary.

 

GAA Lotto Results for Knockanure; There was no winner of the €10,300 jackpot on a Friday 19th October. Numbers drawn were 19, 23, 28, and 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Marguerite Quaid, Direen; 2. John Ma, c/o speedys; 3. Nathan Barry, c/o John Barry; 4. D&M Collins Lisaniska, and 5. Peg Moloney, Tullahinell, Ballylongford. Next jackpot up to €10,400. Draw to be held on Friday 26th October.

 

RAMBLING House Listowel takes place in the Seanchaí Centre on the last Thursday of every month.

 

 

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  A group of friends of the late Joan O’Keeffe, Ballymacjordan have come together to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General which was a great support to Joan during her illness. There will be a Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, October 28 with dancing to Mike Condon from 3-6pm.

 

The A.G.M. of Athea Branch of Comhaltas at the Top of the Town on Monday night, October 22nd at 8pm. The Branch is currently putting together an application to host the Limerick County Fleadh which takes place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend in 2019.

 

WIN: Athea Wins Going For Gold and receives €10,500 in total from this competition.

 

DEACON: Francis White, Ordination to The Permanent Diaconate On Saturday  27th  October at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney. Refreshments afterwards in Abbeydorney Community Hall.  Everyone welcome.

 

CHIROPODIST will be in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Mon. 22nd Oct. beginning at 9.30am.  If you wish to make an appointment please call 087-7672172.

 

LATIN SUNDAY MASS will be held in Immaculate Conception Church, Rathass, Tralee at 12.00 noon on Sunday 28th October.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  As Fr.  Tim Galvin is in the area at the moment, Abbeyfeale for Africa are having a few fundraising events to help with his Mission in South Sudan.  On Friday, October 26 there will be a pub quiz in J.D’s pub in Church St.  On the weekend of November 17/18 Fr. Tim will speak on his work at the 12 noon Mass, there will be a church door collection and  following the Mass there will be a gathering for light refreshments at St. Ita’s Daycare Centre.

 

CRAFT FAIR:  Saturday, October 27 from 12-4pm at The Western Inn, Kilmanahan.  Contact Angela to book a table 085 7324262.  Hot food available.

 

 

 

SCRIPTURES: Exploration of the Christian Story with Dr. Eugene Duffy Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will present a public talk entitled ‘Exploration of the Christian Story – Deepening your understanding of the scriptures on Wed. Oct. 24th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. The presentation will begin at 8pm.  All are welcome.  There is no charge for this event.

 

WRITING GROUP:  Abbeyfeale writing group meet twice monthly, every other Friday, next meeting will be on Friday, October 26.

 

TOASTMASTERS: Plenty of conversation, gain confidence and meet new people at the next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters this Thursday, October 25th, at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

 

FOOD FAIR Listowel from 8th to 12th November 2018.

 

FREE TRAINING FOR FARMERS - Internet & IT Skills, Animal Identification & Movement, Farm Safety Statements and Risk Management course at Adult Literacy Centre, 58 Church Street, Listowel.  Phone Mary for further information on 068 23866 or 086 7969627.

 

CALLING TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS.  If you are considering doing the Presidents Gaisce Award we are pleased to announce our parish is providing a 13 week community segment starting Week commencing 5th November for those interested TY Students.  Please leave your name and contact number in Listowel parish office 068-21188, limited places available.

 

DRAMA TIME AGAIN ! - This year Tarbert Theatre Players present Bryan MacMahon's epic tale of a young tinker couple as they journey with family through Ireland, from the north to the south on their spring carts. It is a story of love and hate, of birth and death. The play will be on at Tarbert Community Centre on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of November at 8 pm. Call to Eithne in the pharmacy or ring 068/36238 to buy your tickets. Seats will sell fast. The show goes to St John's Listowel for performances on November 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th. Please ring Joe there on 068-22566 to secure tickets.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 23rd-THE SILVER BRANCH, An IFTA nominated Best Irish Documentary Film directed by Katrina Costello.  A bittersweet evocation of the end of an era as an Irish farmer/poet entwined with ancestral traditions and the natural world, must stand up for all that is sacred to him when the government threatens his way of life.

 

 Thu 25th- BAT THE FATHER RABBIT THE SON. The 20th anniversary tour of this powerful and unforgettable play written and performed by Donal O’Kelly.  The struggle between father and son, past and present, spans Dublin of the 1980’s.

 

 Fri 26th- ALL FOR ME GROG. The songs and stories of The Dubliners performed by The Liberties.  The only Dubliners sound-alike and look-alike show. St. Johns Theatre, Listowel.  068 22566.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tues 30th

 

SCANNAL – IRISH DANCE MUSIC

 

Featuring Peter Staunton – accordion and Breanainn Ó Beaglaoich – guitar, who play polkas, slides and reels set in The Kingdom with a mixture of old and new.

 

HISTORY AT KERRY WRITERS MUSEUM Wednesday 31st Oct. 7.30pm. Hostage to the Devil, a screening of the acclaimed documentary film on Ballylongford born Fr. Malachy Martin lecture Adm. €5.00 Sunday 11th Nov. 7.30pm. Armistice 100: County Kerry & the Great War, by Tom Dillon Lecture Adm. €5.00. contact 068-22212 email:info@kerrywritersmuseum.com

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE 066/7134276:  Celebrate your faith with videos:  St Teresa Avila Elizabeth Gilmartin, Monday 22nd  October 7.30-9pm Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays 2.30-4pm. AA Open Public Meeting: Wednesday 31st October 8.30pm.

 

Self Care Day: Practical skills to promote self-care and well-being: Anna O'Donoghue  087/9447105.

 

3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R., Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th November. 

 

JUBLIEE YEAR NEWSLETTER:  It is intended to produce a Christmas Newsletter this year. Articles and reports and good wishes from the different organizations of the parish with photographs for this year’s publication are requested.  Please submit to the parish office via email; fealechurch@eircom.net.

 

GOD CALLING YOU TO BE A PRIEST? COME & SEE–Exploring Priesthood Retreat 23rd/ 24th November 2018 Mount St. Anne’s organised by the National Vocations Office. More info at www.vocations.ie

 

TRÓCAIRE PARISH VOLUNTEERS: Trócaire supports some of the world's most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland.   We are a group of committed individuals who meet three times a year in Killarney to organise initiatives in our communities for Trócaire. Are you interested in becoming involved?  If so, email volunteering@trocaire.org or phone Fr. Michael Moynihan on 087-6551902 for more information.

 

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1.

 

TOUR: The annual Rambling House tour of Britain is fast approaching and the Tour 2018 – Dates and Venues  have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570 or email irishramblinghouse@gmail.com

 

CEILI HOUSE BROADCASTS FROM THE ROCK:   The RTE radio one programme 'Ceilí House' will come from Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel, Saturday night October 27 after the 9pm News.  It will feature the Rockchapel Ceoltas based group, Ceoltoirí Sliabh Luachra, performing some of Sliabh Luachra's oldest music.  Much of this music comes from the manuscripts of Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel and the manuscripts of his father, Dan Curtin that go back to before 1850, and contain an older layer of Sliabh Luachra music that predates the polkas and slides that characterise the area now, and also from the manuscripts of Dave Leahy of Mountcollins who died in 1907.  

 

 

 

 

 

PAPERS: New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXVII, Issue 7, 16 February 1899, Page 9

 

 

 

Death of a Kerry Man.— The death occurred recently at Lynn, Massachusets, of Mr. Thomas O'Connor, in the 73th year of his age. Mr. O'Connor, who was born at Ardfert, County Kerry, Ireland, was the brother of Very Rev. Dr. O'Connor, Missionary Apostolic, and of the late Dr. Morgan O'Connor, Knight of St. Sylvester, Wagga Wagga, Australia. A brother and sister survive him Mr. James F. O'Connor, Lynn, and Mrs. M. Gertrude O'Connor, Presentation Convent, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland.

 

 

 

New Zealand Tablet , Issue 43, 26 October 1899, Page 9

 

 

 

KERRY.— Death of a Venerable Nun.— The death of Sister Mary Gertrude O'Connor (known for upwards of a generation as Mother Gertrude), of the Presentation Convent, Listowel, is an event deserving of more than local or ordinary notice (says the Daily Nation.) For nearly 51 years this truly excellent lady occupied a prominent and honoured place in the religious life of her native county. Entering the Listowel Convent on the 15th of August, 1849, her religious life may be said to have synchronised with the life of that distinguished branch of the great Presentation Community, and the remarkable growth of that Convent, both in usefulness as a educational institution and in size, is in no small measure due to her influence and labours. Mother Gertrude was born in Tralee about 76 years ago. Her father held a commission in the British Army, served with distinction under Moore and Wellington, and the hero of Corunna is said to have died in his arms. The Very Rev. John O'Connor. D.D., who, for many years occupied a prominent place in the clerical life of his native diocese, and was one of the organisers of that brave band of Irishmen who went to the assistance of Pope Pius the Ninth in the early stage of his struggle with the infidel makers of modern Italy, and who, led by his fiery missionary zeal went abroad while yet a young curate, where he died some years ago, was a brother of Mother Gertrude. Another distinguished brother was Dr. Morgan O'Connor who died universally respected and regretted a few years ago in Wagga, New South Wales.

 

 

 

New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXVII, Issue 49, 7 December 1899, Page 18

 

 

 

OBITUARY.

 

MR, JOHN MULVIHILL, KUMARA.

 

An old and respected resident of Kumara passed away on Saturday week, in the person of Mr. John Mulvihill. The deceased (reports the local Times) was a native of Listowel, Country Kerry. Ireland, and was 67 years of age He arrived in Victoria in 1854, and worked as a miner on the Woolshed, Ovens district, Victoria, and was one of the first pioneers of the Otago goldfield. He arrived in Hokitika early in 1864. The deceased was amongst those who established the Hibernian Society in Kumara. Mr. Mulvihill took an active part in local affairs, and was for a number of years member of the Borough Council and the Hospital Board. The deceased leaves a wife and grown up family, a son and daughter, to mourn their loss.

 

 

 

New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXIX, Issue 11, 4 April 1901, Page 10

 

 

 

A correspondent of Mr. T. P. O'Connor's weekly writes as follows regarding the present Commander-in-Chief of the forces in South Africa. Let me set you right about Lord Kitchener's natal spot, regarding which I happen to know a good deal, having myself been born within a couple of miles of it. He was born at Gunsborough Cottage, which was lent to his father, Lieutenant-Colonel Kitchener, by the father of the well-known ci-devant Irish M. P., Mr. Peirce Mahony, of Kilmorna. Gunsborough is within three miles of Listowel, the capital of North Kerry. He was baptised at the little Protestant Church hard by now in ruins, I believe by the late Rev. Robert Sandes, a representative of the family of which the late Mr. George Sandes, of Grenville, Listowel, was a well known member. The Kitcheners subsequently went to live at Crotto House, which Colonel Kitchener afterwards sold to Mr. Thomas Beale Brown, a near relative of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach. The true history of the whole vexed question of the connection of the Kitchener family with Kerry was told during the late Soudan campaign in the columns of the Irish Times by Major Kiggell, of Cahnra, Glin, County Limerick, whose son, Major Lancelot Kiggell, is now on Lord Kitchener's staff.

 

 

 

AUTISM: Celiac.com 10/08/2018 - A new population based study reveals that celiac disease is associated with a wide range of medical conditions, including liver disease, glossitis, pancreatitis, Down syndrome, and autism, according to a database study of more than 35 million people.

 

Moreover, people with autism have celiac disease at rates almost 20 times higher than in those without autism, reported lead investigator Daniel Karb, MD, a second-year resident at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland.

 

 

 

THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life are all eligible to apply. This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for applications is October 31.  Further information can be found on the website www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833.

 

 

 

'Lord Of the Rings' director Peter Jackson has seen footage of a mine explosion that his own grandfather was only a hundred yards away from on the Western Front at the time.

 

http://blog.newadvent.org/2018/10/watch-computer-technology-used-in.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Library of Congress has published its latest digital strategy, laying out a bold plan to "exponentially grow" its collections through digital acquisitions; "maximize the use of content" by providing machine-readable rights data and using interoperable formats and better search; to support data-driven research with giant bulk-downloadable corpuses of materials and metadata;

 

https://boingboing.net/2018/10/06/digital-first.html

 

 

 

 

More for Oct 17th 2018

Bread (Craft Bakers Soda)

 

Bronze- Sliced Brown Soda Bread -Kearneys Homebaking Ltd

 

Silver White Soda Bread,- Kearneys Homebaking Ltd

 

http://www.irishfoodawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Results-Blas-na-hEireann.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Blogs |  Oct. 13, 2018

 

Meet the Other Five Blesseds Being Canonized This Weekend; Bl. Paul VI, the supreme pontiff from 1963 to 1978;  Óscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez ;(1917-1980).; Francesco Spinelli (1853-1913).; Vincenzo Romano (1751-1831).; Maria Katharina Kasper (1820-1898).; Ignacia Nazaria March Mesa (1889-1943). And Nunzio Sulprizio (1817-1836).

 

http://origin.ncregister.com/blog/smcafee/meet-the-other-five-blesseds-being-canonized-this-weekend

 

 

 

 

 

BEST WISHES to Margaret Carmody who recently retired as cleaner for the local National School, Margaret and her mother Mary spent 60 years between them working at Knockanure School.

 

GOLD:  Congratulations to Willie and Norma Leahy of Carrueragh, manufacturers of Carralea Dairy Products who won gold in their category at Blas na hEireann in Dingle recently. Carralea Artisan Dairy is an on farm dairy at the farm of Norma and Willie Leahy, they produce pasteurised non-homogenised whole milk and pasteurised cream. Kefir from their own pasteurised milk and kefir grains. They have a natural and strawberry flavoured kefir drink, and also produce a strained kefir which is like a natural or Greek yoghurt in colour and texture but with a completely different flavour.

 

Food Award for Norma and Willie Leahy.

 

https://www.facebook.com/carralea/

 

 

 

 

 

Notable people from Athea

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/

LOTTO: There was no winner of the Knockanure GAA €10,100 jackpot on Friday 5th October. Numbers drawn were 17, 18, 21, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Ann Brouder, Athea

 

2. Lily Moore, Tralee; 3. Michael Fogarty, Church Road, Moyvane; 4. TJ Finucane, Knockanure, and 5. Mary Hanrahan All Star Bar. Next jackpot up to €10,200 on Friday 12th October.

2018 October 17 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 19th October at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION MURHUR NS: Thank all those who contributed to their fundraising Church gate collection on October 6th / 7th in both Moyvane and Knockanure Masses. Total amount €565.41. 

 

SINGING WEEKEND:  The Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend will take place in The Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale from Friday, October 19 – 21.  The official opening by Darragh O’Shea, retired Kerry GAA player, will be at 8pm on Friday, October 19 in the Ramble Inn followed by a singing session.  

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES AGM on Monday, October 15th at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.

 

ST PIO LIXNAW: Our next Padre Pio devotions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 7.30pm (This later date is because of the pilgrimage to San Giovanni).  The witness will be given by Ian O’Connell of Killarney. 

 

SYMPATHY:  To Pauline and Eoin Hand, Glenalappa on the death of Pauline’s mother, Clare Doherty.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Maggie Enright, Michael Finucane, Martin O’Connell, Bro Michael McAuliffe, Fr. Hallie Ashe, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Dan O’Donnell, Joan Hillard, Tom Horgan, Norrie Donegan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Nora Stack, Michael Flaherty, Paddy Keane, Anthony Foley. Mass Moyvane;  Mon 15th at 7.30pm for Patrick Curtain & the deceased of Moyvane GAA Club; Fri 19th at  7.30pm for Bridie O’Carroll, Manchester (Rec Dec) (sister-in-law to Brendan O’Carroll); Sat   20th at  7.30pm for Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen, and Mass on  Sun      21st at  11.00am  for Denis McEvoy, Aughrim, & deceased of the McEvoy & Foley families. Mass Knockanure Sun 21st at 10.00am for Deceased members of the Cronin family, Knockanure

 

ENROLMENT at Knockanure; Tues 16th at 7.30pm - First Holy Communion Enrolment Ceremony for   Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure (Ceremony held in the school – No Mass)

 

 Mass Moyvane- Thurs  18th at 7.30pm for Special Intention (sick).

 

MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, October 26th to Monday, October 29th.

 

GOLD:  Congratulations to Willie and Norma Leahy of Carrueragh, manufacturers  of Carralea Dairy Products who won gold in their category at Blas na hEireann in Dingle recently.

 

KLLARNEY PARISH SILVER CIRCLE- 2nd Prize €250 went to Fr. Sean Jones, Tralee.

 

THE 120th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF RATHEA CHURCH:  will be celebrated on Friday night, Oct. 26th at 8pm.

 

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE   Friday night, Oct. 19th in the Thatched House commencing at 9pm.  All welcome.

 

PASSION FOR MISSION: EMBRACING THE POSSIBLE IN TIMES OF CONFLICT: 

 

The Diocese of Kerry celebrates Mission Month with a public talk presented by Fr. Niall Geaney and Sr. Orla Treacy. Fr. Niall is a Kiltegan priest now working in Tralee. Sr. Orla received the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award last year in recognition for her work in South Sudan. Interested in volunteering abroad? The VMM and OLA mission outreach teams will be on hand to discuss practicalities and supports. Takes place on Thursday 18th October at 8pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. Everyone welcome.

 

SCRIPTURES: Exploration of the Christian Story with Dr. Eugene Duffy Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will present a public talk entitled ‘Exploration of the Christian Story – Deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’  The presentation will take place over two evenings, Wed. Oct. 17th and Wed. Oct. 24th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. The presentation will begin at 8pm.  All are welcome.  There is no charge for this event.

 

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 17th. JANE EYRE- An epic love story set against the magnificent back drop of the Yorkshire Moors, adapted for the stage by Adrian Praeter and presented by the award-winning Hotbuckle Theatre Co., England.

 

 Fri 19th, FRANCES KENNEDY PRESENTS: The Scandal of the Parish in song and story and some grown up humour!

 

WEDNESDAY PRAYER:  Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for  Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

 

COMHALTAS CONCERT:  Many in the locality as well as from further afield are looking forward to the Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Concert in the local Halla Inse Bán, Templeglantine on Wednesday October 17. Enquiries to 087 9654451.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE: Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

 

CRAFT FAIR:  Saturday, October 27 from 12-4pm at The Western Inn, Kilmanahan.  Contact Angela to book a table 085 7324262.  Hot food available.

 

GLÓRACH BINGO: First  anniversary will be celebrated on Monday, October 22.

 

WORKSHOP: A presentation by John Lonergan (Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison) on ’ How to be Happy and Content’ will take place at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.30pm.  It has been organised by West limerick Mental Health Association. Admission is free.

 

HISTORY LECTURE:  To mark the 80th anniversary of the passing of the great Kerry Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will host a lecture on Tuesday October 16th at 7.30 pm featuring Michael Smith, author of Tom Crean – An Unsung Hero and Aileen Crean O’Brien, granddaughter of Crean.  Artefacts from the Tom Crean collection at Kerry County Museum will be on display on the night, details from 068 22212

 

RED and YELLOW warnings have been ignored by most people, as it looks like they go over the top and when the real danger arrives, people will not believe them. Who would believe Hurricane ‘Callum’ was a hurricane.

 

 CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the ‘Miriam Joy Cancer Treatment Fund’ and to Breast Cancer Ireland.

 

PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND The next meeting of the South Kerry Branch will take place this coming Monday night 15th October from 7pm to 9pm in the pastoral centre at the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney. This month there will be a 20 minute talk by Tom Quinlan on affordable live-in –care. Everyone welcome.

 

FREE TRAINING FOR FARMERS - Internet & IT Skills, Animal Identification & Movement, Farm Safety Statements and Risk Management course starting 18/10/18 at Adult Literacy Centre, 58 Church Street, Listowel.  Phone Mary for further information on 068 23866 or 086 7969627.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  A group of friends of the late Joan O’Keeffe, Ballymacjordan have come together to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General which was a great support to Joan during her illness. There will be a Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, October 28 with dancing to Mike Condon from 3-6pm.

 

ARFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 0667134276,  What does God want me to do with my life? Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 17th Oct, 7-8.30pm; Celebrate your Faith with videos: Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer & others. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mondays, starts 15th Oct. 7.30-9pm; Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays, starts 16th Oct. 2.30-4pm; AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 31st Oct 8.30pm; Self Care Day: Practical skills to promote self-care and well being: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P Contact: 087 944 7105; 3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R., Thurs. 15th – Sat. 17th Nov.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  As Fr.  Tim Galvin is in the area at the moment, Abbeyfeale for Africa are having a few fundraising events to help with his Mission in South Sudan.  On Friday, October 26 there will be a pub quiz in J.D’s pub in Church St.  On the weekend of November 17/18 Fr. Tim will speak on his work at the 12 noon Mass, there will be a church door collection and  following the Mass there will be a gathering for light refreshments at St. Ita’s Daycare Centre.

 

CANONISATIONS: Pope Francis will this Sunday canonise  Blessed  Nunzio  Sulprizio  (1817-1836),

 

the 19 year old blacksmith’s assistant and patron of young workers, whose incorrupt body lies in

 

the Church  of  San  Domenico  Soriano  in Naples. During the same ceremony in St. Peter’s

 

Square, the Pope will also canonise Blessed Pope Paul  VI  and  the  martyred  Archbishop  Oscar

 

Romero from El Salvador. The ceremony broadcast on EWTN, (Sky Channel 588).

 

WRITING GROUP:  Abbeyfeale writing group meet twice monthly, every other Friday, next meeting will be on Friday, October 26.

 

SINGING WEEKEND:  The Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend will take place in The Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale from Friday, October 19 – 21.  The official opening by Darragh O’Shea, retired Kerry GAA player, will be at 8pm on Friday, October 19 in the Ramble Inn followed by a singing session.   Saturday afternoon we have a singing session of songs that honour GAA legends past and present from the 32 counties of Ireland. This will be followed by Mass @ 6.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale which will feature the Abbeyfeale church choir performing Afrain ná Riocht as composed by the late Garry McMahon.  The Sunday afternoon concert in Fr Caseys GAA hall at 3pm will honour the Carrig sisters Kitty and Nora.  A full programme of events for the weekend can be found on our brochure which is available in the Ramble Inn.

 

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019:  Planning is continuing apace for the reunion next July 11-14.  It will be based at the Devon Inn and include a concert, guided tours, gala dinner and dance and much more.  Email HarnettReunion2019 @gmail.com for further information or check out Harnett Reunion FB page.

 

COLLECTION FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH will be taken up at all masses on weekend, October 20th/21st, to  support  the  younger churches throughout the world

 

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: takes place Sunday, October 21st.

 

ALL OR NOTHING -a beautiful film on the life of 33 year old Sr. Clare Crockett from Derry who died in an earthquake in Ecuador in 2016. She was a budding actress who left her career and the open doors to fame behind to give her life to God.  Shown at 1pm on Sunday 14th October in the Upper Room in the Cathedral Killarney.

 

KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK AUTUMN TALK: on Thur 18th of Oct at 8pm at Killarney House, on “ Valentia Trans-Atlantic Cable Project” by Michael Lyne

 

LOURDES: The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life are all eligible to apply.  This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for applications is 31st Oct.  Further info can be found on the website:http://www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833

 

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers...required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean.  No previous overseas exp required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin - open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more information.

 

Trócaire supports some of the world's most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland.  We are a group of committed individuals who meet 3 times a year in Killarney to organise initiatives in our communities for Trócaire.  If you are interested in becoming involved email volunteering@trocaire.org or phone Father Michael Moynihan on 087-6551902 for more information.

 

WOMEN: Centenary Suffrage Celebrations. To illustrate the historical struggle for Voting Rights for Women, achieved in 1918, Marian Relihan will stage her playlet on the movement during the Commemorations on Saturday 20th October. On Sunday 21st, will see a whole host of artistes from far and near, adding to the celebrations. Both Events are free and are held in the White Sands Hotel.

 

Everyone is most welcome

 

GLIN TIDY TOWNS Congratulations they brought home E2,500 in prize money at the Limerickgoingforgold 2018 competition  at the Strand Hotel. They won E500 for best Green Space (Town Park) and E2000 in the Challenge category on having Glin ‘litter free’ when the judges came to call. Well done to our neighbours Athea who won the top prize of E10k!

 

KERRYMAN, Saturday, April 21, 1962; Page: 7

 

NOTES

 

late Andrew Sheehy was one of the originators of Fleadh Cecil Chiarrai Others present, included Messrs Padraig Tarrant and Johnny Dore, of Tralee, John Flaherty,' T. Dowling, Maurice Collins of Banna, Seamus Hussey and Richie Casey of Causeway Harry Power, Liam Power, Jim Guerin, L. Brown and D Whelan, of Ballyduff and Jerry Keane, Co Secretary of Lixnaw The following were elected officers and committee members of the Ballyheigue Branch for 1962; President Very Rev Fr James Enright, P P , chairman, Johnny Sweeney vice-chairman, Maurice Collins, secretary, John Joe O'Sullivan, PC MCC, treasurer, Miss Mary Sheehy Committee—Messrs Jerry Shanahan, Johnny Flaherty, Brendan Lynch, John Dineen, Pat Hanlon, Tom Lawlor, Michael Gleeson Pat McElligott, Padraig Tarrant Johnny Dore

 

Co Board Delegates—J J. O'Sullivan, Johnny Sweeney John Dineen, Brendan Lynch, Mary Sheehy

 

(Break)

 

The swing back to dancing takes place on Sunday night and to get its patrons off to a good start Doyle's Ballroom has engaged two bands for the occasion—the Western Star Ceili Band and the Billy Williams Showband

 

Moyvane Notes

 

The Holy Week ceremonies began on Sunday with the blessing of the palm and procession through the Church at first Mass They will continue during the week as follows —Confessions at Knockanure on Wednesday, 12 to 2, At Moyvane, on Wednesday night from 7, 30, on Thursday from 12 to 2 o'clock, and on Saturday from 12 to 2 and from 7,30 to 9 30 p m

 

 

 

Mass will be celebrated at Knockanure on Holy Thursday at 6, 30 p m The Easter Vigil ceremonies will begin there at 11, 15 pm on Holy Saturday, with midnight Mass at 12 o'clock

 

The ceremonies at Moyvane began on Holy Thursday, with Mass at 7, 30 pm , followed by procession to the Altar of Repose Holy Hour that night from 11 to 12 o'clock

 

Good Friday ceremonies will begin at 3 o'clock Stations of the Cross at 7,30 p m Easter Vigil ceremonies at 11 pm on Holy Saturday, followed by Mass at 12 midnight

 

I.C.A

 

The local branch of the ICA would like to congratulate Mrs Kit Ahem on the high quality of the ideals expressed in her speech at the end of her first year as Nations! President of the Association. Of the many points which impressed them they would like to recall especially; The more informed and skilled our home-makers are the better citizens and farmers Ireland will have, No country can rise higher than the quality of its homes permit" Later, she ended " A country cannot be petted into greatness but it can be inspired and encouraged into greatness "

 

 CO-OPERATION ASKED FOR Knockanure PTAA are making plans for their annual outing when they intend to do a cruise up the Shannon. They would like to hire a launch exclusively for pioneers. To do so they are anxious to get the co operation of the surrounding branches of the Association. Any branches who may be interested should contact Miss Mary O'Carroll NT who will supply further information.

 

MACRA NA FEIRME The Knockanure branch of Macra na Feirme  are making great strides to keep abreast of the times Last week they had a film show dealing with the use of electricity as a means of heating water for rinsing, washing, and scalding dairy utensils. The film show was under the supervision of Mr P O'Sullivan, R Sc.

 

 SECOND GAME Another game in the Parish League will be played on Wednesday next at 7, 30 (S T) As the evenings are still short, all players are requested to be well on time.

 

WORTHY OF ALL SUPPORT After the match on Wednesday evening a dance will be held in the hall which is worthy of support, as the proceeds will go to the St Brendan's Hostel, London . ENTERTAINMENT Lyreacrompane Dramatic Society presented their three-act play to an audience who enjoyed it fully here on Sunday night.

 

 

 

CHOIR: Saint Benedict Parish Choir Chicago sang at Listowel Church on Friday Oct. 12th at 10.30am.

 

https://youtu.be/3smG8RkKYbc

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOETW3QHTgw

 

 

 

Patrick Comerford

 

On the road between Tarbert and Ballybunion and back again from Ballybunion to Glin and Askeaton, two of us stopped at the weekend to visit Moyvane (Maigh Mheáin, ‘main or middle plain’), a village in Co Kerry off the N69 between Listowel and Tarbert

 

http://www.patrickcomerford.com/2018/10/newtownsandes-or-moyvane-what-happened.html

 

 

 

 

 

RAMBLING  House tour of Britain 2018 – Dates and Venues  have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570 or email irishramblinghouse@gmail.com

 

 

2018 October 10 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 8th October.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE PARENTS ASSOCIATION:  Would like to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate collection.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  

 

JOURNAL: Athea Parish Journal, please, please send in material as soon as possible. This will be the 30th issue.

 

MEETING: A public meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 11 at 9 p.m. in St. Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale. We would like to invite all branches of the Harnett clan throughout the area to send a representative.

 

CHOIR: Saint Benedict Parish Choir will perform at Listowel Church on Friday Oct. 12th at 10.30am.

 

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1.

 

COMHALTAS: traditional entertainment on Wednesday, October 17 when the touring group will visit Templeglantine’s Halla Inse Bán.

 

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy was passed - To  McElligott Family Kilmeaney Kilmorna on the death of John Joe McElligottt; To Flavin & Buckley Families on the death of Nora Buckley Bunaghara Listowel; To Clancy & Moore Families  on the death of Mrs Nora Moore Kilmeaney Kilmorna; To Rogan Family on the death of Mrs Vivienne Rogan Limerick; To Kennelly Family on the death of Mrs Patricia Danagher Loughill; To Horgan Family on the death of Timmy Horgan Trien Kilmorna; To Bryan  Ferriter on the death of Mary Ahern Ballybunion; To McMahon Family on the death of  Mrs Margaret Walsh Westport; To the relatives  & neighbours on the death of Jerry Enright The Village Knockanure and

 

To the Holly Family on the death of TM Holly Ahanagran Ballylongford.

 

DEATH has taken place of Jeremiah (Jerry) Enright who died on the 29th of September, 2018. Husband of the late Mary McElligott (who died 20 years ago). Survived by his nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends. Reposing at Lyons' Funeral Home, Derry, Listowel on Tuesday, the 2nd of October from 5pm to 7pm with removal at 7pm to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. Requiem Mass on Wednesday, the 3rd of October at 12 noon followed by burial in the Old Cemetery, Knockanure. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Hegarty assisted by Fr. McMahon of Knockanure, Sean Ahern sang the hymns and Mr O Shea provided the music.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

DEATH has taken place of Matthew (Matty) Quinn Asdee Village and Moyvane, he died October 1st 2018. Husband of the late Eileen Quinn (nee Healy) R.I.P. Survived by his son Jimmy, daughters Helen, Siobhan, Carmel and Shirley. Brother Tom and sister Peg , grand children Lisa, Ciara, Lauren, Megan, Zach and Samuel and great-grandchildren Darragh and Emma. Daughter in law Nuala and sons in law Vincent, Anthony and Sebastian. His nephews, and nieces.  Requiem Mass for Matty was celebrated at St Mary's Church, Asdee, on Wednesday morning at 11am and funeral afterwards to Lislaughtin Abbey Cemetery, Ballylongford.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Moloney, Pat Nolan, John O’Mahony, Monsignor Michael Leahy, Kathleen Fuller, Hannah Hyland, Murt Downes, Paddy Horgan, Carmel O’Sullivan, Pauline Quinn, Marguerite Clancy, Ned O’Connell, Sr. Martina Relihan, Michael Burke, Tommy Reidy, Michael O’Connor, Mary O’Connor, Mass Moyvane, Sat 13th at  7.30pm Special Intention; Sun 14th at 11.00am for Henry Stackpoole, Aughrim, his wife Bridie & deceased family members. Mass Knockanure: Sunday 14th October 10.00am  for Liam Sexton, Knockanure & deceased of the  Sexton family.

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Please note that my October First Friday calls here in the Parish will be on Thursday 18th in Knockanure and Friday 19th in Moyvane. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION at Moyvane on Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the ‘Miriam Joy Cancer Treatment Fund.

 

TIDY TOWNS: results announced last week saw Moyvane increase its score by 6 marks to 293.

 

Congratulations to all those involved in helping to achieve this result: Staff & Students of Murhur National School, Village and Parish Residents, Housing Development Committees, the local Business Community, members of RSS and Solas, Moyvane Development Association members. Special thanks to all who took part in the clean ups over the summer, to individuals who maintained their own areas and to those who took part in the clean-up of the approach roads and village during the Spring clean-up month of April.  A special word of thanks to all those who helped with planting of flower planters and beds in May and to all the individuals who watered the beds and planters over the past number of months. It would be impossible to continue to increase the Tidy Town marks without your continued support and help. Well Done to Everyone!

 

LOCAL LINK bus contact 066 7147 002

 

PASSION FOR MISSION: EMBRACING THE POSSIBLE IN TIMES OF CONFLICT: 

 

The Diocese of Kerry celebrates Mission Month with a public talk presented by Fr. Niall Geaney and Sr. Orla Treacy. Fr. Niall is a Kiltegan priest now working in Tralee. Sr. Orla received the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award last year in recognition for her work in South Sudan. Interested in volunteering abroad? The VMM and OLA mission outreach teams will be on hand to discuss practicalities and supports. Takes place on Thursday 18th October at 8pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. Everyone welcome.

 

SCRIPTURES: Exploration of the Christian Story with Dr. Eugene Duffy Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will present a public talk entitled ‘Exploration of the Christian Story – Deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’  The presentation will take place over two evenings, Wed. Oct. 17th and Wed. Oct. 24th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. The presentation will begin at 8pm.  All are welcome.  There is no charge for this event.

 

GARRY McMahon Weekend in Abbeyfeale from 19th to 21st Oct. On Saturday morning there will be a special lecture and presentation called “The Story and the Song” giving the background to the events recalled in the well-known ballad “The Valley of Knockanure” by Bryan McMahon.

 

FILM: The Kerry Film Festival takes place 18-21 October 2018.

 

WORKSHOP: A presentation by John Lonergan (Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison) on ’ How to be Happy and Content’ will take place at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.30pm.  It has been organised by West limerick Mental Health Association. Admission is free.

 

FOOTBALL: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To mark our clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 we are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be our special guest for the night. We are currently organising a commemorative club booklet full of our History, Roll of Honours and photos from the past and present. If you are interested in sponsoring an advert in the booklet please contact a club officer.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Celebrate your Faith with videos: Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer & others. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mondays, starts Oct 15th 7.30-9.00pm. Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays, starts16th Oct.2.30-4.00pm.Phone (066 7134276)

 

WRITING GROUP:  Abbeyfeale writing group have started back after summer break. We meet twice monthly, every other Friday. Our next meeting will be on Friday, October 12.  We write short stories poetry etc. It is also a lovely social occasion where we enjoy a chat and cup of tea. If you would like to join us just walk in to St. Ita's Hall on above date or two weeks following. New members always welcome.

 

CRAFTY CORNER:  Knitting and crochet group have resumed classes on Tuesday nights at St Ita's Hall Abbeyfeale. New members welcome. Just drop in.

 

ART GROUP:  If you would like to spend a relaxing few hours join our painting group upstairs at St Ita's Hall Tuesdays 11am to 1pm.

 

DIY COURSE AT ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE:  Our DIY class is a very practical hands-on course, and is ideal for beginners looking to learn DIY skills such as wiring a plug, using a drill, hanging a curtain rail. This class is on each Tuesday morning from 10am – 1pm. Contact Further Education & Training Centre, Abbeyfeale on 06831198 for more information.

 

 UPCYCLE YOUR OLD FURNITURE AT THE ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE:  If you wish to breathe new life into your old furniture, then our Upcycling Furniture class is perfect for you. The class is on each Tuesday from 2pm – 4pm. Contact Further Education & Training Centre, Abbeyfeale on 06831198 for more information.

 

WEDNESDAY PRAYER:  Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for  Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

 

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA:  Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s and following Mass.

 

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.

 

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

 

THE ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting Tuesday October 9th at 12.30pn at Listowel Frc.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING, Monday 8th  at 7.00pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

 

LISTOWEL AREA PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL  with representatives from Lixnaw, Moyvane, Duagh & Listowel meet in Lixnaw Presbytery on Monday 8th October  at 8.00 p.m.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

 

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS : The Phone Connect project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes. We would be delighted to hear from you so call Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3663842.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY WALKING GROUP. We meet every Monday evening at 6.55 p.m.  in the Neodata Car park ( adjacent to town park)  and walk  from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ( approx.)

 

For further information contact   0834809426.

 

TOASTMASTERS: Plenty of conversation, gain confidence and meet new people at the next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters this Thursday, October 11th, at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASS with Anne McAuliffe will resume on Wednesday, 10th October in the Seanachie centre from 3 oc onwards. 0876736337. "       Anne MCAULIFFE.

 

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND  Journey through mental health Wednesday nights at 8pm in the Seanchaí  Centre, Listowel. For more information, contact Jerry,  0860271990.

 

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR BUSY PEOPLE FREE EVENT Friday 12th Oct. 11am. to 1pm. Listowel Family Resource Centre. Facilitator: Fr. Anna O Sullivan, (Senior Clinical Psychologist Kerry Adult MH Services). “No talking just doing” workshop will include elements of mindfulness, visualisation, progressive muscular relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing and many others.

 

FUNDING: Tourist Office/Interpretative Centre, allocation of €96,000 to convert the unused part of Glin Library to a Tourist Office/Interpretative Museum to tell the story of the history of Glin.

 

Mai Fitzgerald of Glin and Sarah O’Connor of Athea are holding a coffee morning on Sunday 21/10/18 at 11:45am. They are raising funds for the Hope Foundation in India.

 

COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES COURSE: This free course aims to support individuals, families. The Course itself starts on October 10 & will run weekly for 13 weeks in Newcastle West. For more information please contact Eddie O’Shaughnessy, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 653 5156 or email: eoshaughnessy@wlr.ie

 

CRAFT CO-OP:  Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita's Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm.  New Member's Welcome.  Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

 

TROCAIRE supports some of the world's most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland.  We are a group of committed individuals who meet 3 times a year in Killarney to organise initiatives in our communities for Trócaire.  If you are interested in becoming involved email volunteering@trocaire.org or phone Father Michael Moynihan on 087-6551902 for more information.

 

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life are all eligible to apply.  This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for applications is 31st Oct.  Further info can be found on the website:http://www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833.

 

MISSION: The Diocese of Kerry celebrates Mission Month with a public talk presented by Fr. Niall Geaney and Sr. Orla Treacy. Fr. Niall is a Kiltegan priest now working in Tralee. Sr. Orla received the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award last year in recognition for her work in South Sudan. Interested in volunteering abroad? The VMM and OLA mission outreach teams will be on hand to discuss practicalities and supports. Takes place on Thurs 18th Oct @8pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. Everyone welcome.

 

SUFFRAGE: Centenary of Women's Suffrage The Mayor of Kerry, Norma Foley, will officially open the Commemorative Aspect of the celebrations in the Ballroom of The  White Sands Hotel, Saturday 20th October at 8.00pm. The Mayor of the Listowel Council Area,

 

Aoife Thornton, will officially open the Celebratory Aspect of the Event on Sunday in the Long Lounge of the Hotel at 8.00pm. You are most welcome to both events

 

NANO NAGLE:

 

Saturday 20th October–Talk by Maurice Bric UCD: The World of Nano Nagle when the Penal Laws were enforced, ignored and abolished. 10am –4pm; €65 incl. light lunch; Booking required Nano Nagle Birthplace, 022 26411 www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie

 

COLÁISTE ÍDE in Dingle are holding open days on the 13th & 14th October from12-4pm.More information from 066 9151211orinfo@colaisteide.com.

 

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE:  is a specially designed Support Programme for men and women who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce to work through the grief process in a safe and confidential environment. The next weekend is being held in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from Friday October 12 - 14.  For Application Forms and further details please contact 087 9886480 or email  beginningexperience@gmail.com

 

SINGING WEEKEND:  The Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend will take place in The Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale from Friday, October19 – 21.  The official opening by Darragh O’Shea, retired Kerry GAA player, will be at 8pm on Friday, October 19 in the Ramble Inn followed by a singing session.   Saturday afternoon we have a singing session of songs that honour GAA legends past and present from the 32 counties of Ireland. This will be followed by Mass @ 6.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale which will feature the Abbeyfeale church choir performing Afrain ná Riocht as composed by the late Garry McMahon.  The Sunday afternoon concert in Fr Caseys GAA hall at 3pm will honour the Carrig sisters Kitty and Nora.  A full programme of events for the weekend can be found on our brochure which is available in the Ramble Inn.

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST: on Ballybunion beach on October 7th at 2.30pm. Join tens of thousands of faithful on the coasts of Ireland to pray the Rosary on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary as we pray for faith and life through Our Lady’s intercession.    Further info visit - www.coastalrosary.ie, text 087/2786552 or email coastalrosaryireland@gmail.com.  

 

TIDY TOWNS: Full Tidy Towns results can be viewed on www.tidytowns.ie.  Congratulations to Listowel Tidy Towns Group on their great win.

 

1 IN 10 ROSARY CRUSADE FOR IRELAND:  During Penal times when the Holy Mass was banned in Ireland, Irish people turned to the Rosary for support in their troubles and to keep the faith alive in their homes.  Amongst the many miracles and interventions attributed to Our Lady of the Rosary, the following three stand out in modern times.  In the life of Patrick J. Peyton C.S.C., by Fr. Richard Gribble C.S.C., two stories concerning the Irish priest, Fr. Patrick Peyton now Venerable Patrick Peyton are recorded.  The first concerns a threatened communist takeover of Brazil in 1964.  Fr. Peyton decided to organise a Rosary Rally in the capital Rio de Janiero.  Two million people attended and prayed the Rosary which resulted in a peaceful overthrow of the Communist Government.  The Rosary Rally was recognised by Church and State as bringing about the victory.  Again on December 8th 1985, Fr. Peyton organised a Rosary Rally in Manila in the Philippines in response to President Marcos’ refusal to step down following his defeat in a Presidential election.  Two million came onto the streets and prayed the Rosary.  Shortly afterwards Marcos stepped down.  Fr. Peyton said the success was due to the power engendered by the Rosary.  After the second World War, Austria was taken over by

 

Communist Russia.  An Austrian priest Fr. Petros went up and down the country asking people to pray the Rosary every day to save Austria.  Only 1 in 10 agreed to sign a pledge to do this.  However, on 13th May 1955, the Feast day of our Lady of Fatima, the Russian army suddenly withdrew peacefully from Austria.  Many people couldn’t understand why as the Russians had never left Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia and other Eastern European countries.  However, Chancellor Raab in a Radio broadcast declared that it was the 1 in 10 people praying the Rosary that saved Austria.  Our lady works these miracles not just to solve critical situations but to remind us of the power of Her “weapon” of the Rosary and to spur us on to do as she asked of Her six visits to Fatima “pray the Rosary every day”.

 

ST PIO LIXNAW: Our next Padre Pio devotions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 7.30pm (This later date is because of the pilgrimage to San Giovanni).  The witness will be given by Ian O’Connell of Killarney.  Ian is aged 17 years and has made national headlines  because of his inspirational response to a life threatening accident.  Ian fell off his bicycle two years ago and nowadays lives out his waking hours from a wheelchair.   His motto is “If I cant stand up – I stand out“.

 

CONCERT TO HONOUR LIAM TARRENT – ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF SIAMSA TIRE:   was held at Teach Siamsa, Finuge on Friday, October 5th at 8pm.  Special guest Fr. Pat Aherne.  Also attending Karen Trench, Brian Murphy, Sean Aherne, Jonathan Kelliher, Jimmy Hickey, Maura Walsh and other local artists.

 

HONOUR FOR MAURA:  Congratulations to concertina player, Maura O’Connor, Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale on being selected on the Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Concert group which will be starting off on a fourteen venue concert tour to the four provinces. Nineteen year old Maura is daughter of Vincent and Mary O’Connor and she is a second year student at Mary Immaculate Training College. Maura became All Ireland Champion on the concertina at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 in Ennis. She is a member of the Templeglantine Comhaltas craobh. The touring group consists of sixteen top class artistes, musicians, singers and dancers, most of whom who have won All Ireland honours. Maura’s many admirers and friends as well as all who enjoy an outstanding night of traditional entertainment will have an opportunity on Wednesday, October 17 when the touring group will visit Templeglantine’s Halla Inse Bán.

 

ST JOHN’S: Thu 11th, HERO- A play by Ken Rogan starring Daithí Mac Suibhne (Fair City).  What happens when you don’t know how to lose?  Life quickly grows more complicated for Smithy after a chance encounter with Marissa.  Presented by Lakedaemon in association with Theatre Upstairs.

 

 Fri 12th @7pm, TOM THUMB- A puppet show for 3+ year olds presented by Lyngo Theatre.  One night Tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking, with nothing to eat they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest.

 

    Sat 13th, CHERISH THE LADIES- With Joanie Madden – flute, whistles, Mary Coogan – guitar, Mirella Murray – accordion, Kathleen Boyle – piano.  With special guests Nollaig Casey – fiddle, Kate Purcell – vocals, David Geaney and Nathan Pilatzke – champion dancers.

 

 Wed 17th. JANE EYRE- An epic love story set against the magnificent back drop of the Yorkshire Moors, adapted for the stage by Adrian Praeter and presented by the award-winning Hotbuckle Theatre Co., England.

 

 Fri 19th, FRANCES KENNEDY PRESENTS: The Scandal of the Parish in song and story and some grown up humour!

 

 

 

SCHOOL Folklore Collection 1930’s;

 

Fr Harnett

 

Long ago there lived in the Parish of Newtownsandes and old woman. One morning she went to her dairy for a pan of milk. When she was returning from the dairy she slipped with the pan of milk and fell. Just as she was falling the pan struck her in the side, and injured her, and the milk was spilled. When she went in home she had a very bad pain in her side, and she had to go to bed. She spent three weeks in bed, but after the three weeks she was as bad as ever, and her side was greatly swollen. When she saw no improvement coming on her she sent for the doctor. But when the doctor saw her he said that he could find nothing wrong with her. At last she sent for one of the neighbours. The neighbour was an old woman who was supposed to be with the good people. When the old woman looked at her she shook her head and said, "When you were coming in from your dairy that morning a woman from a fort asked you for a cup of milk. Now you did not hear her and she threw the cup at you, and it went in through your side. So it is not in the power of any doctor to cure you". She spent about another week in bed. At that time she heard that there was a priest in Duagh named Father Harnett who used to cure a lot of sick people. Her friends took her to the priest soon after that. When the priest saw her he took a book from his pocket and he kept reading over her for about ten minutes. Then he told her to go home and that she would be better. The woman went home, and the pain was as bad as ever. The next day her side broke out and glass began coming out of it. The glass was coming out of it for about a week. After a week all the glass of a cup had come out of it. Then her side healed up as good as ever.

 

Joe Walsh

 

Told by

 

Mrs Mary Walsh, Leitrim East, Newtownsandes, 54 years

 

Collector- Joe Walsh. Informant- Mrs Mary Walsh, Age 54, Address, Leitrim East, Co. Kerry.

 

 

 

 

 

Old Cronin Rathmore

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4713234/4709852

 

The Cistercians at Ráth Mhór

 

 

 

A brochure on Mount Melleray and the Melleray Annual called the "Mountaineer" have been the main sources of our information. We quote them verbatim frequently and even where it is necessary to condense we retain as far as possible the words of the originals. The few details gleaned from local tradition are briefly summarised at the end.

 

Melleray Monastery which was established in Brittany in France about the year 1134 A.D. was suppressed by the French revolutionaries in 1791 A.D. and the few religious there were dispersed. Nothing more is heard of them.

 

The Cistercian Community from the Mother house at La Trappe were also expelled from this monastery but they refused to be disbanded. They settled in Switzerland whence in 1793 A.D. they sent a colony to England intending to take passage to Canada. The Canadian boat had already left and the monks succeeded in getting a new home and building a new monastery at Lulworth in Dorsetshire. They soon got dozens of vocations from amongst the Irish in England and later from the Irish at home. But the success of the abbey roused bigotry and intolerance and at last the British prime minister forbade the monks accept any more Irish or English subjects. As the Catholic religion was now tolerated in France no more French subjects could be expected. Hence the decree was tantamount to a sentence of expulsion or extinction.

 

 

 

 

 

Paraic said "In my introductory essay to the book I clarify what betrothal meant; it actually was a formal exchange of marriage vows under Judaic law and not an 'engagement' as it has sometimes been translated. As with the Judaic custom, Mary and Joseph would have then waited a year before moving into a single home together as man and wife," .

 

betrothal of Mary and Joseph by Paraic Maher

 

https://youtu.be/51xuB9yqkOE

 

 

 

Extra News for Oct 3 2018

ATH has occurred of Thomas Michael (T.M.) Holly, Surrey, UK and late of Ahanagran. Died at his home in Surrey on Monday, Sept. 10th 2018. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary, survived by his wife Karen, his brothers Patrick, Denis and John, his sisters Marian, Sinéad, Helen and Lucy, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews,  and grandnieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated T M  on Sept. 29th at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Ballylongford, with burial afterwards in Lislaughtin Abbey, Ballylongford.

 

 

 

DEATH has taken place of Jeremiah (Jerry) Enright who died on the 29th of September, 2018. Husband of the late Mary. Survived by his nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends.

 

Reposing at Lyons' Funeral Home, Derry, Listowel on Tuesday, the 2nd of October from 5pm to 7pm with removal at 7pm to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. Requiem Mass on Wednesday, the 3rd of October at 12 noon followed by burial in the Old Cemetery, Knockanure.

 

 

 

TIDY TOWNS Results; Listowel (339 marks); Knockanure (271) Moyvane (293); Duagh (266) Athea (285); and Glin (308).

 

https://www.tidytowns.ie/

 

 

 

RUN: Listowel Half Marathon & 10k, Saturday, 10 November 2018.

 

 

 

Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To mark our clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 we are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be our special guest for the night. We are currently organising a commemorative club booklet full of our History, Roll of Honours and photos from the past and present. If you are interested in sponsoring an advert in the booklet please contact a club officer. All sponsorship/support is greatly appreciated for this unique event in our club.

 

 

 

 

 

ROSARY: October is the month of the Holy Rosary, reminding all of us  to pray for one another.

 

Rosary on the Coast on 7th October 2018; Kerry Banna Strand, Meenogahane Pier, Causeway, Kilmore Beach, Ballyduff, and Glin Pier. Phone at 087 27865532.

 

Rosary on the Coast for Life & Faith: A rosary for life and faith will be recited at the Pier Car Park, Glin on Sunday 7th October at 5.00 p.m. October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and the intention is to beg Our Lady’s intercession to save the souls of all Nations especially our own nation.

 

ROSARY: The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and Saint Michael Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other...

 

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-09/pope-francis-pray-rosary-october.html

 

 

 

Going Strong Club: will be held on the 1st October in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall at 2.00 p.m.

 

 

 

Moyvane Youth Club: is holding their AGM on Tuesday 2nd October in the Marian Hall at 8pm. Commitment and involvement from Parents is urgently needed. If the required numbers of leaders are not available then either the youth club will not be able to go ahead or places will be limited. This would be a huge loss to our youth. So parents your support and help is urgently needed. Thank you.

2018 October 3 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAMBLING House on the 4th October 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 at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 8th October.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

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.

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Committee meeting in the Marian Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 3rd October.  All members are requested to attend.  New members welcome. 

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Please note that my October First Friday calls here in the Parish will be on Thursday 18th in Knockanure and Friday 19th in Moyvane. 

 

KNOCKANURE CHURCH:  Work has commenced in Knockanure Church which will remain closed until further notice.  In the meantime Sunday Mass at 10am will be in Knockanure Community Centre. 

 

SYMPATHY:  To Ger O’Connell & family, Moyvane South on the death of his brother Billy,

 

Mountcollins, and Carlow.

 

GAA: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results.There was no winner of the €10,000 jackpot on Friday 28th September. Numbers drawn were 9, 21, 22, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were ;1. Hanna Pianse, 24, Woodgrove Moyvane; 2. Mattie Dillon, c/o Listowel Agri; 3. John Looney, Knockanure; 4. John Dillane, Cork Line, Brosna, and 5. Michael O’Connor, 439973 Holly’s. Next jackpot will be €10,100 with draw on the 5th October.

 

DEATH has occurred of Bill Cahill of 5 Hill View Drive, Abbeyfeale, And late of Knocknasna. Bill died on the 24th of September, 2018. Survived by his wife Cass, sons, daughters, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, and  in-laws. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Thursday, the 27th of September, at the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale, followed by burial in Reilig Ide Naofa,

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Pelican, Tom Flavin, Patsy Fogarty, Eddie Langford, Jerry O’Regan, Gerard F Horgan, Sheila Carmody, Fr. Sean Danaher, Pat Furlong, Mary E Carpenter, Denis Flaherty, Mai Mullane, Jim McCarthy, Pat Stanley, Sr. Mary Aquin O’Carroll, Nell Byrnes, Sr. Ann Doyle, Patsy Healy, Bridie Lynch, Sean Dowling, Sr. Catherine Colbert, Joan Mulvihill, Ellen Flaherty, Paudie Shanahan, Joe O’Connor, Tommy Stack,

Mass Moyvane Wed. 3rd Oct. at 7.30pm for Willie Stack, The Hill; Sat 6th at 7.30pm mass for Mary Ellen Flaherty and Sunday 7th mass for Joe O’Connor. Mass Knockanure Sunday 7th Oct. at 10 am in Community Centre.

 

 

WEDDING took place on Saturday 22nd of September 2018 in Athea Church of Miriam Langan, daughter of Eddie and Teresa of Glenagragra, to Patrick Brouder of Glenbawn. The bridesmaids were Edel Langan and Noelle McCarthy, the maid of honour was Anne Langan and the bestman was Liam Brouder with the groomsmen James Normoyle and Patrick Cregan, The ceremony was performed by Fr. Brendan Duggan. The reception was held at The Devon Inn Hotel.

 

JOURNAL: Athea Parish Journal, please, please send in material as soon as possible. This will be the 30th issue and might very well be the last  to hit the shelves, so let’s make it a good one!

 

ROSARY: October is the month of the Holy Rosary, reminding all of us  to pray for one another.

 

Rosary on the Coast on 7th October 2018; Kerry Banna Strand, Meenogahane Pier, Causeway, Kilmore Beach, Ballyduff, and Glin Pier, at 2,30pm. Phone at 087 27865532.

 

PALLIATIVE CARE: In St. John's on Monday evening at 7.00p.m. Dillon Boyer is planning an information evening about Palliative Care and the work of the Palliative Care Unit in KUH, details from 068 22566.

 

NORTH KERRY INTERMEDIATE CUP: Congratulations to Moyvane B who overcame Ballydonoghue B on a final score of 2-11 to 2-7.

 

HEALTH and Wellbeing Week in Kerry runs from Oct. 6th to 14th, details from local library.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276); Ardfert Historical Society: Dónal Stack, Holy Wells of North Kerry, Thurs. 4th Oct, 8.00pm. What does God want me to do with my life? Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday.  October 3rd, 7.00pm-8.30pm.

 

BOOK Launch: a book on the betrothal (marriage) of Mary and Joseph by Paraic Maher,

 

will be launched at St Michael’s College Listowel on Thursday, Oct 4th, 7:30pm. The book is a presentation of the betrothal, featuring artwork from churches all around Ireland including the parish church in Cahersiveen. The book will be presented, by the musician, composer and founder of Siamsa Tíre, Fr. Pat Ahern and the renowned stained glass artist from Brosna, Mr James Scanlon.

 

DANCERS: Attention all Lady Step Dancers  We are hoping to form a set of Senior Ladies for competition.  If you are aged between 18-35 come along to St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Tues. 2nd Oct. at 8pm  Tel. 087-6873075 for further information.

 

HOLLY’S GALA:  Congratulations and well done to Terry Dunne and Holly’s Gala on winning the B.E.S.T. Award for excellence in retail at the 2018 Gala Annual Conference which was held in Killashee Hotel in Naas recently.

 

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the ‘Miriam Joy Cancer Treatment Fund.

 

SCRIPTURES: Exploration of the Christian Story with Dr. Eugene Duffy Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will present a public talk entitled ‘Exploration of the Christian Story – Deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’  The presentation will take place over two evenings, Wed. Oct. 17th and Wed. Oct. 24th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. The presentation will begin at 8pm.  All are welcome.  There is no charge for this event.

 

FREE Internet Classes Morning and evening classes available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.  Venues: Ballybunion Community Centre / Listowel Community Centre / Tarbert Bridewell.  Booking essential. Contact Mary O’Gorman (087) 7826432.

 

FOOD: 2018 Dingle Food Festival starts on 5th October. Festival goers purchase a book of taste trail tickets and can then visit over 70 venues around the town offering tastings of the best food and drink of the Peninsula.

 

CHOIR: Saint Benedict Parish Choir will perform at Listowel Church on Friday Oct. 12th at 10.30am.

 

WALK: A gentle spiritual ecumenical walk from  Ardfert Cathedral to  Wethers’  Well;  on Saturday October 6th 10.30am: reflecting on St. Brendan  and  his  influence  on  our  own  spiritual journey; bring packed lunch walking shoes and high-vis jacket; finishing about 3pm. Led by Archdeacon

 

Simon Lumby Church of Ireland, Killarney .Tel 086 870 3997.

 

MEDITATIVE WALK Season of Creation: to close the Season of Creation (1st September

 

-4th October)   at 11.45am   on   Wednesday 3rd October.

 

UNCOVERING YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS:   8 SESSIONS STARTING October 2nd 7.30pm in Listowel                                                                                    Parish Meeting Room. Course is free. All welcome.                      

 

CHANGE OF DATE FOR CHOIR WORKSHOP: Original date October 2nd   changed to October 16th in John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Killarney at 7.00.

 

ST JOHN’S: Exhibition of photographs by Dillon Boyer 1st to 6th October; Tuesday 2nd , The Best of traditional with Kevin Burke; Thursday 4th Kris Kristofferson Songbook; Fri. 5th Cracks, play exploring mental illness; Sat 6th to 31st, Exploring Kerry place names; Tuesday 9th, Summer 1993- Film Club, details from 068 22566.

 

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

 

RISH DANCING CLASSES:  Every Thursday evening with Jimmy Hickey in the Community Centre, New Street, Abbeyfeale.

 

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway every Tuesday from 8pm.

 

ADULT SET DANCING: The beginner’s class with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane is morphing into an advanced class from next Monday.  Everyone welcome.

 

 PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carrig will hold a prayer meeting at 3pm in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, October 7 next.  Prayers, hymns and healing session.

 

CRAFT CO-OP:  Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita's Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm.  New Member's Welcome.  Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

 

ICA:  Abbeyfeale ICA guild resumed activities on Tuesday night last at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 - 9.30pm. The guild usually meet first and third Tuesday of the month. New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

 

MAINTENANCE: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service is now taking requests for Winter work.  We provide a low-cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. Prepare your home for the cold weather (i.e. powerwashing footpaths and driveways). Christmas is quickly approaching and now is the time to tackle indoor improvements and repairs. We also offer home cleaning and domestic support. For more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOUCE CENTRE:   A free workshop on supporting healthy family life on Wednesday 3rd October from 9.30am - 1pm.  Babies/Toddlers are welcome to attend with family members. Book in now and enjoy a FREE ‘mini’ massage before the event begins! Speakers:   Dr. Ann Horgan Consultant Psychiatrist HSE  “Well Being for Mom and Family”.  Edel Lawlor, Play Therapist “Mothering with Love”.  Claire Adams, Music Therapist, “Supporting Babies & Children through Music”.  Goodie bags for all moms kindly sponsored by Hartnett’s Pharmacy, Dolans Pharmacy & Horans Health Food.  Contact the Centre on 068/23584. 

 

HARNETT REUNION INTERNATIONAL:  It’s official, the 2nd Harnett Reunion is going international and taking place on the weekend of July 11-14, 2019.  It will be based in the Devon Inn and a full programme of events are currently being planned.  The next meeting of the organising committee will take place on Thursday, October 10.

 

FUNDRAISER: “NewtownSounds LipSkit Battle”.  Have 40 participants, both from the parish and outside the parish who have begun rehearsals for what is guaranteed to be a night of laughter and great entertainment! This event takes place on Saturday December 1st at 8pm in the Community Centre Moyvane.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  A group of friends of the late Joan O’Keeffe, Ballymacjordan have come together to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General which was a great support to Joan during her illness.  They plan on holding an afternoon Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, October 28 with dancing to Mike Condon from 3-6pm and ask for your kind support.

 

RESEARCH: On 26 September, John Halligan T.D., Irish Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development and Xavier Barcons, Director General of ESO signed the Accession Agreement that will lead to Ireland joining the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

 

REUNION; Mary Immaculate College Reunion on 6th October from 2.30pm to 5pm.

 

GIFT OF CHURCH ORGAN TO DUAGH CHURCH, Donated by Rod & Maggie Murray, in memory of John & Agnes Finucane, Trieneragh.

 

WORKSHOP: A presentation by John Lonergan (Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison) on ’ How to be Happy and Content’ will take place at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.30pm.  It has been organised by West limerick Mental Health Association. Admission is free.

 

COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES COURSE: This free course aims to support individuals, families, community workers and local community volunteers to be better equipped to understand drug and alcohol issues in their local area.  To find out more about this course, an Open Evening will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at 7pm in West Limerick Resources office, St. Mary’s Road, Newcastle West. The Course itself starts on October 10 & will run weekly for 13 weeks in Newcastle West. This course is organised in conjunction with the Mid West Regional Drugs and Alcohol Forum, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, and West Limerick Resources CLG. Registration is essential.  For more information please contact Eddie O’Shaughnessy, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 653 5156 or email: eoshaughnessy@wlr.ie

 

FILM: The Kerry Film Festival takes place 18-21 October 2018

 

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1

 

JOAN GROGAN

 

Scéal i dtaobh Joan Grogan

 

- Joan Grogan.

 

In the townland of upper Athea near the boundary between Limerick & Kerry, Joan Grogan was born in a small house. As a girl she did not seem to be in any way different to others. She was gay and lively.

 

When a young woman she with other girls and boys were on their way to a wake. It was after night fall and the party came to a stream which they should cross.

 

Some crossed over and hurried on and then the others crossed. No one noticed that Joan was not among them. Those in front thought she was with those behind and the second party thought she was with the first. When they all met again (at the wake) they missed Joan, but concluded that for some reason or other she had gone home or had gone to some other place.

 

The following morning they heard a queer story and the reason why Joan was absent from the wake. She had no recollection of anything from the time the whole party were about to cross the stream on the way to the wake until she awoke out of a sleep and found that she was sitting on top of her own house, near the little chimney. The thing was treated as a strange joke.

 

Then she began to get epileptic fits and during these fits she had 'second-sight', thus she knew things that normally she should not nor could not know. She then began to be dreaded and became like a witch doctor and was able to prescribe cures for various diseases. Her fame spread and people came from afar to get her help. She cured several people when doctors had "given them up". The Priests of the Parish were annoyed at the things she did. Everyone believed that she invoked the powers of darkness to aid her and she did things contrary to the laws of Church and Religion.

 

She was excommunicated by Fr. John Ryan, who was P.P. in Athea from yr. 1828 to 1870 and is buried in Athea chapel.

 

Many stories of her cures are handed down. This one is one of the most striking.

 

A man who lived south of Newcastle West had a nephew who lived with him. This boy fell sick and the uncle as a last resource went to Joan. About evening he called to Joan's house. Joan who heard the strangers voice said loudly "what does the man from the place of skulls want".

 

The visitor lived beside a Churchyard where the bones unearthed by the grave-diggers were piled on the monastery ruins.

 

The man told his story and Joan told him his nephew would live if he did exactly what she told him.

 

He must go on the Friday night following the next full moon after 12 o'c. to the ruined Church and take home with him a skull. He must scrape off the skull a certain amount of bone dust and put these shavings on a small saucepan of water on the fire to boil. While doing this, he must name the person whom he wished to die in the place of his nephew. He must repeat the wish seven times. With the cognisance of his son he named his son's wife as the person he wished to die.

 

We are told that the nephew recovered and died 80 years afterwards, an old man.

 

The uncle died suddenly on the anniversary of his evil wish and the son years afterwards died in the same way.

 

This was told by an old man - Sheahan, Monagea to -

 

Wm. Danaher,

 

Gortnagros,

 

Athea.

 

About 33 years.

 

Sheahan knew Joan Grogan, and was over 80 yrs when he told the story.

 

Details from  https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4921953/4912919

 

 

 

The Schools’ Collection

 

Approximately 740,000 pages (288,000 pages in the pupils’ original exercise books; 451,000 pages in bound volumes) of folklore and local tradition were compiled by pupils from 5,000 primary schools in the Irish Free State between 1937 and 1939.

 

 

 

This collecting scheme was initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission, under the direction of Séamus Ó Duilearga and Séan Ó Súilleabháin,

 

 

 

The archive and research material made available on this website can be used provided that the source is acknowledged. For permission to republish material or to discuss any issues regarding permissions or copyright, please write to eolas@duchas.ie.

 

 

 

NOTE: SCHOOL Folklore 1937 to 1939

 

26 August 2018- Following the re-enactments, renowned folklorist, Niamh Ní Locklainn, gave a very interesting talk on “Bean Feasa” / “Wise Woman” Joan Grogan of Athea in Leen's Hotel.

 

 

 

by Dr Taylor Marshall

 

Ember Days or the Quatuor Temporas are a traditional time of harvest fasting “four times” per year asking God to give us holy priests for the harvest of souls. Dr Taylor Marshall explains the history and Catholic theology of Ember Days and then challenges Catholics to voluntarily take up the Ember Days asking Christ for holy clergy.

 

https://taylormarshall.com/2018/09/158-ember-days-history-theology-fasting-holy-priests-video-podcast.html?ct=t(Regular_Blog_Updates_Campaign)

 

 

 

 

 

2018 September 26 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC at the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday, Sept. 27th from 5 to 8pm.

 

KNOCKANURE CHURCH CLOSED: from Tuesday 25th September to mid-October.  Sunday Masses will be in Knockanure Community Centre.

 

MOYVANE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP:  A meeting will be held Wednesday 26th September at 10.30am in the Marian Hall to discuss the future of the group.  If you have an interest in this group it is important that you attend.  Any queries contact Laura 087/9206421.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL:  wish to thank the Community Enhancement Programme & Department of Rural & Community Development for the grant towards helping us clear and plant at the rear of the Church in Knockanure. A lot of planning and groundwork took place in planting new trees.

 

MOYVANE POST OFFICE; A committee has been formed to create an action plan to challenge the closure but their success relies on YOU. Learn about additional services that the Post Office offers including AIB Banking Services, An Post credit card, currency exchange, pension/children’s allowance, TV/dog licences, as well as National & Euro Million’s Lotteries. Dail demonstration video can be seen on face book.

 

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €9900 Jackpot at Knockanure GAA lotto on Friday 20th September. Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 23, 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Kathleen Kennedy, c/o Mary Flavin, Listowel; 2. Mikey Flavin, Bunyghara,; 3. Breda O’Connell, Purt, Abbeyfeale; 4. Mike Joe Cronin, Mail Road Cross, and 5. Del Boy Club, Mick the Pies. Next daw will be up to €10,000!! On Friday 28th September.

 

TOASTMASTERS: The first meeting of the new season will be held at the Listowel Arms Hotel at 8pm on Thursday September 27.

 

SYMPATHY: To Andrew Rogan and family, Lisaniskea on the death of his  mother Vivienne, Caherdavin, Limerick whose funeral Mass took place in Christ the King Church, Caherdavin recently.  To the Costello family, l/o Trien on the death of John Costello in England.  Mass for John will be celebrated in Knockanure on Sunday 21st October at 10am.

 

DEATH took place on 20th September 2018 of Timothy Timmy Jnr. Horgan,  The Nursery, Trien, Kilmorna, and the Cheshire Home, Killarney. Son of Timmy & Mary and brother to Richard, Helen, John, Christina, Mike, Joe & Jeremiah. Sincerely missed by his loving family, staff of Cheshire Home, Killarney, uncle, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, brothers in law, sisters in law and a large circle of friends. Reposing at Finucane's funeral home, Knockanure, on Sunday evening from 4pm to 7pm. Arriving to Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, for 12 noon Requiem Mass on Monday. Burial afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

 

DEATH has taken place of Madeline Barrett (née Moriarty) of Lenamore, Ballylongford and formerly of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane and also of Oaklands Nursing Home. Wife of the late John R.I.P. deeply regretted by her loving sons Michael and James, daughters Nita and Dympna, sisters Barbara, Brenda and Phyllis, brother-in-law Michael, sons-in-law Jack and Philip, daughters-in-law Eileen and Meave her eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

 

Requiem Mass for Madeline was celebrated at St Michael of the Archangel Church, Ballylongford, on Friday 21st September 2018. Funeral immediately afterwards to Lislaughtin Churchyard

 

DEATH of Emmet Kennelly, Staughton's Row, Tralee, September 15th, 2018. Husband of Aileen and father of Liam, Mary, Padraig and Emmet.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: John Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Dan Joy, Bridget O’Connor, David Harman, Tom Dillon, Con McMahon, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Lynch, Mossie Culhane, Bridget Stack, Mike Parkes, Gerard Relihan, Nuala O’Flaherty, Mass Moyvane; Fri 28th at 7.30pm for Mikey Joe Enright, The Village; Sat 29th at 7.30pm for Bridie Moore, Glenalappa (Months Mind), and Sun 30th Mass at 11.00am for James Hartnett, Leitrim West, & his parents Maurice & Mary.

 

Mass Knockanure on Mon 24th                 12noon Funeral Mass of Timmy Horgan Jnr., The Nursery,

 

Trien & Killarney; Mass Sun 30th at 10.00am for Tom Flavin, Trien (1stAnni), (please note this Mass will be held in Knockanure Community Centre).

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Closed.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

MARRIAGE took place recently of Bridie Hanrahan of Moyvane and Patrick Donnelly of Tralee, the bride is daughter of John and Cathy and grooms parents are Paddy and Patricia.

 

GAA: Feale Rangers won the u16’s County Plate beating Castleisland District.  The Parish had two representatives on it Mícheál Fogarty (Captain) and Mícheál Kissane.  Our Parish u14’s had a great win over Ballyduff in the North Kerry Championship Div 1 Final on a score line of 5-19 to 5-13. Captain T.J. Mulvihill. 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Basic, Intermediate and Benefit 4 computer courses beginning in October.  To register contact Bridie 068/23584.

 

WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS:  A Speech and Language Workshop for Parents of Autistic Children will be held in St. Ita's Hall, Abbeyfeale on September 27 from 6.30 - 8.30pm. The Speech and Language Therapist will deliver workshop on Managing Anxiety, Sibling & Peer Social Inclusion, Teaching a child to understand, Teaching a child to express themselves and Teaching conversion.  Booking essential Contact West Limerick Resources Nora on 068 30849 or Mary on 087 9382883.

 

PLOUGHING Championship; Many from the district attended the ploughing match, Tuesday was a great day weather great, just one big shower. There was much talk about the weather on Wednesday 19th, but generally the day was no trouble to any able-bodied person.

 

CRAFT CO-OP:  Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita's Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm.  New Member's Welcome.  Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

 

ADULT SET DANCING:  for beginners with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.  Everyone welcome.

 

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway every Tuesday from 8pm.

 

STEP DANCING; We are hoping to form a set of Senior Ladies for competition.  If you are aged between 18-35 come along to St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Tues. 2nd Oct. at 8pm  Tel. 087-6873075 for further information.

 

Social Dancing by Margaret Rohan in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford beginning Fri. 28th Sept from 7.30-9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Tel. 086-3750037 for further details.

 

ST MICHAEL’S  WELL  LIXNAW  ANNUAL  MASSES; Friday 28th September. First Mass at 12 noon and second Mass 7.30pm.

 

PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carrig will hold a prayer meeting at 3pm in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, October 7 next.  Prayers, hymns and healing session.

 

ICA:  Abbeyfeale ICA guild resumed activities at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 - 9.30pm. The guild usually meet first and third Tuesday of the month (except September). Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops.  New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

 

TRAIL: Glin Fairy Trail Official Opening: on Sunday 30th September at 2pm. Glin Fairy Trail is located at the rear of St. Paul’s via Knight’s walk entrance, at the start of the walk. Light refreshments, raffle, face painting and storytelling on the day. Come and celebrate the fairy magic. All welcome and please share!!

 

TALK: “Healthy Ireland at your library”: in association with Limerick Sports Partnership is presenting a talk on “Mind your Mental Health – a talk for adults” at Glin Library on Wednesday 3rd October at 8pm. This event is open to all and all are welcome.

 

ATHEA GAA Commemoration Night Tickets at €30 each are now on sale for the Commemoration Night on Friday, October 5th at the Devon Inn Hotel.

 

CONCERT: University Concert Hall Limerick Eurovision Show 27th Sept. at 8pm, details of bus from 069 62306.

 

HOPE Foundation: Dylan O’Shea (Killeaney) is travelling to India next year with the Hope Foundation.

 

AUTUMN NIGHT CLASSES, North Kerry College of Further Education, Upper Church Street, Listowel. Enrolment for our Autumn Night classes will take place at the college as follows:

 

Wednesday, 26th September, 7.00-9.00 pm

 

Please contact Maria Fitzgerald 086 0289958 or email nightclasses@northkerrycollege.ie Tai Chi ,   Intermediate Computers, Sign Language, DIY Skills, Bicycle Maintenance, Millinery - Make your Own Felt Hat,  Make -up and Skin Care                          ,  Conversational Spanish,  Art History-The Italian Masters, Nutrition for Well Being, Fairies of Ancient Irish Civilisation,  Christmas Baking QQI Modules Level 5; Barbering, Healthcare Care of the Older  and Palliative Care, QQI Level 6 SNA

 

'MOVING ON' is an exciting new free employment programme for women. We have an information morning from 10-12 next Wed 19th Sept in Aras an Phobail, Tralee. To book or check eligibility please call Lisa 0877647446 or lisaoflaherty@newkd.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic:  What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays - beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieveing Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

 

CHOIR: Kingdom Gospel Choir Rehearsals will resume on Fri 28 Sept at 8pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney.  New members are very welcome.  Contact Caoimhe Lynch on 087 0669858.

 

LATIN  SUNDAY  MASS: in Tralee will be held in  Immaculate  Conception  Church, Rathass  at  12.30  PM on Sunday  30th September. The celebrant will be Fr. Sean Sheehy. Mass Booklets and missalettes will be available in the Church. All are welcome.

 

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2018:  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sun. Sept 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900.

 

RETROUVAILLE:  Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts October 5 -7, 2018. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email info@retrouvaille.ie or visit www.retrouvaille.ie.

 

ROSARY AT THE COAST:  Join tens of thousands of the faithful in Ireland to pray the Rosary on our coasts and other inland locations at 2.30pm, on Sunday, October 7.  The people of many others countries will also pray the Rosary on their coasts/borders on that date, including the USA, Poland, Canada, India, the UK, Nigeria, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and more.  Register your own location at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or send us an email to coastalrosaryireland@gmail.com or text us at 087 278 6552.  Mary, help of Christians, pray for us.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 25th- MIDNIGHT RUN, The best of American Country and Bluegrass from Tennessee featuring four musicians on guitar, fiddle, banjo, base  and mandolin

 

 Wed 26th- CLASSICAL FAVOURITES, With Austrian flautist Karin Leitner and Irish harpist Teresa O Donnell.  Kindly sponsored by The Austrian Embassy, Dublin.

 

 Fri 28th-  “THE MURPHYS”  LIVE IN CONCERT. Award- winning Irish music family,  The Murphys are considered Irelands most successful country, songwriting family. Streets Of Promise, My Connerana Marble Ring and The Empty Room all reached No 1. in the official U.K Radio Airplay Charts for Irish Country.  Featuring Award- winning family harmonies, join The Murphys and their band for an evening of Country, Irish and Folk music in their own inimitable style.

 

FOOTBALL: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To mark our clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 we are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be special guest for the night.

 

MOYVANE POST OFFICE; A committee has been formed to create an action plan to challenge the closure but their success relies on YOU. Learn about additional services that the Post Office offers including AIB Banking Services, An Post credit card, currency exchange, pension/children’s allowance, TV/dog licences, as well as National & Euro Million’s Lotteries. More details of how you can help can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MoyvaneKnockanure-Community-Save-Our-Post-Office-1374008072732779.

 

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers...required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean.  No previous overseas experience required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin - open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more information.

 

 

 

 JOY OF LOVE IN MARRIAGE: A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next Weekend (residential) will be from

 

16th-18th November 2018 at The Lake Hotel, Killarney. For  info. and to  book, visit

 

www.marriageencounter.ie or call 086-6095168 or 064-6644319.

 

KNOCK: The Story of Knock began on the 21st August, 1879 when, at approximately 8 o’clock in the evening, fifteen people from the village of Knock in Co. Mayo, witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, a Lamb and cross on an altar at the gable wall of the Parish Church. The witnesses watched the Apparition in the pouring rain for two hours, reciting the Rosary. Although they themselves were saturated not a single drop of rain fell on the gable or vision. There were fifteen official witnesses to the Apparition, most of whom were from the village of Knock and surrounding areas and ranged in age from just 5 years old to 74 years old. Each of the witnesses gave testimonies to a Commission of  Enquiry in October 1879. The findings of the Commission were that the testimonies were both trustworthy and satisfactory.

 

https://www.knockshrine.ie/history/

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2017; POPE Francis has inaugurated a “World Day of the Poor”. The First celebration of that Day occurs on November 19th. Pope Francis wants us already this coming week to reach out to the Poor around us. He writes, “It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.”

 

Pope Francis on November 2, 2017 –the Feast of All Souls — visited the American Cemetery of Nettuno and the site of the Ardeatine Massacre. He celebrated Mass at the site where 7,860 US soldiers are buried, arranged in soft arcs in wide green meadows under rows of Roman pines. The majority of these individuals died in the liberation of Sicily (from July 10 to August 17...

 

https://zenit.org/articles/holy-fathers-homily-at-american-cemetery-of-nettuno/

 

 

 

A Word from Pope Francis

 

Selfishness leads nowhere and love frees. Those who are able to live their lives as a gift to give others will never be alone and will never experience the drama of the isolated conscience. Jesus says something remarkable to us: “Greater love has no man than this,that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Love always takes this path: to give one’s life.

 

To live life as a gift, a gift to be given—not a treasure to be stored away. And Jesus lived it in this manner, as a gift. And if we live life as a gift, we do what Jesus wanted: “I appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.” So, we must not burn out life with selfishness. Judas’s attitude was contrary to the person who loves, for he never understood—poor thing— what a gift is. Judas was one of those people who does not act in altruism and who lives in his own world. On the contrary, when Mary Magdalene washed Jesus’s feet with nard—very costly—it is a religious moment, a moment of thanksgiving, a moment of love.

 

 

 

1932 Eucharistic Congress

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E8-s4QGn1I&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

 

Post Office Protest in Dublin on Tuesday

 

https://youtu.be/8kEgcELrTog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMATION & ORIGINS OF THE NATIONAL PLOUGHING ASSOCIATION

 

1931 – 2018

 

We can only guess at the number of centuries during which local ploughing competitions have been taking place, but records tell us of a match in Camolin Park, Wexford on 20th October, 1816.

 

On that occasion, a special prize of £5 was put up for the carpenter or ploughmaker who produced the best and cheapest plough made by himself and who contracted to supply the public with similar ploughs at the same price.

 

Between 1816 and 1930, ploughing competitions thrived between neighbouring parishes.

 

On the 16th February, 1931 nine counties met in competition on the “plains of Kildare”, Coursetown, Athy – the same venue of the 2011 National Ploughing Championships, the National Ploughing Association was born. The cost of running this first event was £9.3.5.

 

1939 – 8TH FEBRUARY – KILLARNEY, CO. KERRY; Accommodated cost between 4 pounds and 6 shillings and 9 pounds.

 

 

 

THE NPA TODAY

 

Now in its 87th year:

 

Event costs in excess of €5 million to run.

 

    Ploughing Associations in every county in the country.

 

    The biggest National Ploughing Championships in the World.

 

    Over 320 competitors in the National Finals.

 

    19 All-Ireland Ploughing Title Classes.

 

    Ireland’s primary Agricultural Exhibition.

 

    One of the largest Agricultural Events in Europe.

 

    Many international visitors, exhibitors and delegations from right around Europe and as far afield as New Zealand.

 

    An average of 300,000 visitors.

 

    Up to 1,700 Trade Stands

 

    Billions of pounds worth of the most modern agri-equipment in the World on exhibition at the Championships.

 

    Still a voluntary association depending on voluntary efforts of our members from all around the country.

 

    87 years this year SEE NPA Site for full report and History.

 

National Ploughing Championship 2018

 

https://youtu.be/S7IqzMsTZkM

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland National ploughing Championship 2018

 

Huge crowd attended on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

 

National Ploughing Championships 2018

 

Following the success of the The National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, County Offaly again last year, the 86th running of the event will be hosted for a third consecutive year at the same location from September 18th to 20th 2018. 600 acres have been made available for the 3 day event. Last years ploughing championships event was an enormous success with 1,700 exhibitors taking part and over 280,000 visitors.

 

By hosting the 2018 National Ploughing Championships event, Screggan in County Offaly is once again set to receive a €40 million boost.

 

 

 

Ireland National ploughing Championship 2018

 

Huge crowd attended on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

 

https://youtu.be/uv5A2qBovAk

 

 

 

2018 September 19 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

ST PIO: The new season in Lixnaw on Tuesday, September 18th. (3rd Tuesday)  D.V. 

 

The prayer group will be marking the 50th anniversary of St. Pio’s death and the 100th anniversary of the stigmata. He died in 23rd Sept. 1968 and received the stigmata on Sept. 20th, 1918

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Daniel Goulding who recently Graduated from UL with a First Class Honours in Business. Congratulations also to Kevin Goulding and the Ballyduff Team who won the County U16 hurling championship.

 

BEST WISHES to Michael O’Flaherty of Moyvane who celebrated his 90th birthday recently.

 

BLOOD Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thurs. 27th Sept. from 5-8pm.          

 

GAA Lotto; There was no winner of the €9800 jackpot on Friday 14th September. Numbers drawn were 2, 16, 24, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Timmy Leahy, Ballygologue Park, Listowel; 2. David Moloney, Tarmons, Moyvane; 3. Sheila O’Connor, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Phil Corridan, Ballyheigue, and 5. Mary & Annette, Moyvane Chipper. Next draw to be held on Friday 21st September with jackpot rising to €9900.

 

DEATH has taken place of Breda O’Driscoll née Buckley of Barrow West, Ardfert and formerly Moyvane, on 7th September 2018, wife of Tom and sister of Marian & William. Sadly missed by her family, nephew Conor, niece Caoimhe, brothers-in-law, and  sister-in-law.

 

Requiem Mass for Breda O’Driscoll was celebrated on Monday 10th at the Church of the Purification, Churchill. Interment afterwards in Réalt na Mara Cemetery, Churchill. Breda was daughter of Bill Buckley of Knockanure and Nora McMahon of Athea.

 

DEATH has taken place of Delia O'Donoghue (née Duggan) Dromreask, Glin, and formerly of Dirha West, Listowel, on September 5th 2018. Wife of the late Thomas J. O'Donoghue, Editor of the Ballyguiltenane Rural Journal and recently predeceased by her sister Phil. Delia will be sadly missed by her sons John and James, Caitríona, grandchildren Brandon and Hannah, sisters Mary and Mona, nieces, and nephews. Funeral Mass Sunday September 9th in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin at 11am. Burial afterwards in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael J Nunan, Moira Griffin, Mai Costelloe, Mai Broderick, Bridie Behan, Bill O’Donnell, Sr. Maria Stack, Molly Chrisfield, Mary Soder, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Tom McElligott, Alphonsus O’Kane. Mass Moyvane Church: Wed 19th at 7.30pm for Nellie O’Connor, Glin Road; Thurs  20th at 7.30pm for                Patrick Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim; Fri 21st at 7.30pm for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack, The Village & deceased of the Stack family & Ned Scanlon; Sat 22nd at  7.30pm for Flavin & Mulvihill families, Lower Aughrim, and Mass on Sun                  23rd at 11.00am for Joan Mulvihill, Moher. Mass Knockanure on Sunday 23rd September at 10.00am for Parishioners

 

WOMEN’S PENSIONS – A follow up meeting on Mon. 17th Sept. in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 7pm. This is an action meeting for Pension Equality. Kerry TDs & County Councillors have also been extended an invitation.

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS:  last weekend’s Church Gate collection in Moyvane/Knockanure raised €746. Huge thanks to all who contributed and those who helped this wonderful cause. 

 

SENIOR BADMINTON:  resumes on Monday night Sept 17th at 8pm.  New members welcome. 

 

MOYVANE JUVENILE BADMINTON: There will be a registration evening for juvenile badminton on Tuesday 18th Sept at 7pm in the Marian Hall.  Open to 2nd class upwards subject to availability. It is important to attend registration. Contact club secretary at 087/6761353 if anyone wants a registration form in advance. Cost is 50 euros for 1 child, 80 euros for 2 children and 95 euros for 3 children from same family.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: for Diocesan Needs will take place at all Masses on 22nd/23rd.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom Kennelly and his niece Bridie Kennelly who ran in the Dingle Marathon.

 

SAVE OUR POST OFFICE: A March to the Dáil regarding Post Office Closures will take place on Tuesday, Sept 18th at 2pm starting from Trinity College.  The Moyvane/Knockanure Community 'Save Our Post Office Committee' will organise a bus to this important event.  Anyone interested in travelling to Dublin to Support our Community and Post Office please contact: Liam Speedy Nolan -  Phone: 087/6961668, or Michelle Dore - Phone 0874595695 by Sunday September 16th at 6pm.

 

EVENTS: North Kerry Positive Ageing Day takes place on Sun 23rd Sept. at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15-6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Ard Churam Choir and Dancing!! Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit Ard Churam. Prizes Galore - worth in excess of €1,000!  Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341 for information and transport arrangements. If interested contact Ita 068/49134 or Noreen 068/49238 by Monday the latest. 

 

Dance Classes by Monty Boyd, including waltzing, jiving, quick steps, polkas etc.  Starting Mon. 24th Sept. at Emmets G.A.A. grounds, Listowel.  Tel. 087-2817972 for more information.

 

Social Dancing by Margaret Rohan in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford beginning Fri. 28th Sept from 7.30-9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Tel. 086-3750037 for further details.

 

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION TO PLASTIC POLLUTION - See, Judge, Act! - An evening providing inspiration, hope and action to protect our Common Home. Screening of the documentary Plastic in Paradise by Derrynane-based Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop will be held on Wed. 19th Sept. @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Free event. All are welcome.

 

ADULT SET DANCING:  for beginners with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.  Everyone welcome.

 

ST JOHN’S; Wed. 19th The Best of Irish; Fri. 21st Culture Night, and on Tuesday 25th Midnight Run, more from 068 22566.

 

ARDAGH: Ardagh Chalice 150 Festival commencing on Friday September 21.

 

ST MICHAEL’S  WELL  LIXNAW  ANNUAL  MASSES; Friday 28th September. First Mass at 12 noon and second Mass 7.30pm.

 

LISTOWEL HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING We will be hosting a coffee morning in Christy’s The Well, Listowel on Thursday morning next 20th September from  10am to 12.30pm. 

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a presentation for all children who participated in the Summer Stars reading Challenge on Saturday September 22nd at 11.30 AM Sharp. Renowned Author Roisin Meaney will be there on the morning to Present all participants with Certificates and 'goody-bags'. She will also perform a story time session at 12.30 that is not to be missed!

 

Hope to see all who participated on the day for this very special celebration.

 

WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS:  A Speech and Language Workshop for Parents of Autistic Children will be held in St. Ita's Hall Abbeyfeale on September 27 from 6.30 - 8.30pm. The Speech and Language Therapist will deliver workshop on Managing Anxiety, Sibling & Peer Social Inclusion, Teaching a child to understand, Teaching a child to express themselves and Teaching conversion.  Booking essential Contact West Limerick Resources Nora on  068 30849 or Mary on 087 9382883.

 

WEDNESDAY CLUB COFFEE MORNING:  Friday, September 21 at the Ploughman Bar, Abbeyfeale from 11-2pm.  Proceeds to Kerry Hospice.

 

SOCIAL HOUSING FOR ABBEYFEALE:  Plans for the proposed Social Housing in Colbert's Terrace/New Street are now available (on request) for viewing in Abbeyfeale Library. Deadline for submissions on Part 8 Development is October 10.

 

KNOCK:  Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Cost: €20 paid beforehand to ensure a seat. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084.  David Davy 087 0994272.

 

ICA:  Abbeyfeale ICA guild resumed activities on Tuesday night last at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 - 9.30pm. The guild usually meet first and third Tuesday of the month (except September). Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops.  New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

 

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:  As part of Culture Night, on Friday, September 21 we will be screening the documentary film, 'The Limerick Brigadistas- From the Shannon to the Ebro'.  This documentary looks at the role of the six Limerick men who fought for the Republicans against Franco during the Spanish Civil War, and included in their ranks was one Jim Woulfe from Athea who was killed in fighting in 1937.  The screening commences at 8 pm, and the event is free to all.

 

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

 

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway, Abbeyfeale every Tuesday from 8pm.

 

DANCING CLASSES: The Croghan/Greene Academy of Irish Dance with

 

Instructor Brendan Croghan T.C.R.G. A.D.C.R.G has commenced  classes on Tuesday, September 11 from 2-3pm for (Junior/Senior Infants) and from 3 -4pm (All other age groups) inTeach na Féile Community Centre, New St. Abbeyfeale, Contact Brendan on 086-8109819 for further details.

 

PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carrig will hold a prayer meeting at 3pm in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, October 7 next.  Prayers, hymns and healing session.  Donations to Street Children of Calcutta.

 

FREE WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend a free workshop in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Invasive Species’ identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register Elaine edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All welcome.

 

COLAISTE NA RIOCHTA OPEN DAY Saturday 29th September 10am-2pm. There will be guided school tours and an opportunity to meet with the teachers, school management and parent's council members on the day. There are also two workshops for parents; An internet safety talk delivered by Ger Brick and an RSE talk for parents of young teenagers delivered by Southwest Counselling. There will be many activities for pupils including a 5th and 6th class primary school quiz beginning at 12.30pm. Light refreshments will also be provided. For more information please see our website www.colaistenariochta.ie or call 06821023/0860260765.

 

ATHEA GAA Commemoration Night Tickets at €30 each are now on sale  for the Commemoration Night on Friday, October 5th at the Devon Inn Hotel.

 

AUTUMN NIGHT CLASSES, North Kerry College of Further Education, Upper Church Street, Listowel. Enrolment for our Autumn Night classes will take place at the college as follows:

 

Wednesday, 26th September, 7.00-9.00 pm

 

Please contact Maria Fitzgerald 086 0289958 or email nightclasses@northkerrycollege.ie Tai Chi ,   Intermediate Computers, Sign Language, DIY Skills, Bicycle Maintenance, Millinery - Make your Own Felt Hat,  Make -up and Skin Care                          ,  Conversational Spanish,  Art History-The Italian Masters, Nutrition for Well Being, Fairies of Ancient Irish Civilisation,  Christmas Baking QQI Modules Level 5; Barbering, Healthcare Care of the Older  and Palliative Care, QQI Level 6 SNA

 

'MOVING ON' is an exciting new free employment programme for women. We have an information morning from 10-12 next Wed 19th Sept in Aras an Phobail, Tralee. To book or check eligibility please call Lisa 0877647446 or lisaoflaherty@newkd.ie

 

CONCERT: University Concert Hall Limerick Eurovision Show 27th Sept. at 8pm, details of bus from 069 62306

 

PILGRIMAGE: Welcome Home to our Lourdes pilgrims and safe return of our Medjugorje pilgrims.

 

An 11 day Marian Pilgrimage and a fully escorted tour to Italy will take place from September 18 to 28 with spiritual director Fr Tom Mangan, and places to visit will include Rome, Assisi, Lanciano, San Giovanni, Rotondo, Pietrelcina, Romania and Sorrento.

 

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers...required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean.  No previous overseas experience required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin - open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more information.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic:  What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays - beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieveing Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

 

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2018:  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sun. Sept 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900

 

CANCER: The Irish Cancer Society’s national conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Sat. Sept 22nd from 10am – 4pm. The aim of the conference is to provide information and support to cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professional and staff/volunteers from cancer support services. Topics include exercise, diet, mindfulness, employment and more. For more information call Breda on 01 2310 533, email bcuddihy@irishcancer.ie or go to www.cancer.ie to register. The conference is free of charge but registration is essential.

 

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept.  Host a coffee morning for your local hospice.  Gather your family, friends, neighbours or workmates to enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee in support of your local hospice and homecare service.  Every euro that you raise goes to the Hospice.  Coffee, posters, money boxes etc., will be provided.  Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236 to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively you can log on to https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie

 

ATHEA C.E. Scheme Vacancies- There are two vacancies on the current C.E. Scheme for positions in the Community Hall. If you are receiving a social welfare payment you may qualify for a place. You can call into the Community Council Office on Colbert Street or phone 068-42301 for more details.

 

RAIN: Rainfall figures for the past summer and note that in the months of May, June, July and August 246.6 mm of rain fell. This compares to 271.8 for the month of January alone.

 

LOURDES: Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, August 06, 1932; Page: 8

 

WALKED AFTER TWENTY MONTHS.

 

Girl's Spinal Trouble Cured At Lourdes. 23-year-old Lancashire girl Miss Mary Kellett,

 

 who has been on her back with spinal trouble for twenty months, was the subject of a remarkable cure at the famous Lourdes Grotto on Sunday. Lying on her stretcher in the pouring- rain she was present with the other Salford pilgrims at Mass celebrated at the Grotto, Immediately after she had received Holy Communion, she gave a little gasp and sat up, declaring that all pain had left her. Got Out Unaided. Amid a throng of excited, worshippers she was transferred from her stretcher to a bath chair and wheeled back to the hospital. There she was able to get out of the chair and walk unaided. Miss Kellett was immediately examined by the Lourdes Medical Bureau, which decided that as it was a question not of an organic lesion, but of a functional disorder, which might be cured by a sudden shock or emotion, there was no cause to make a special report on the case.

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, January 06, 1934; Page: 7

 

History of Lourdes Related

 

Among the 120 persons reported miraculously cured at Lourdes who took part in the procession on the day of the closing ceremonies of the diamond jubilee was Justin Bouhorts, whose cure was effected in March 1858. To-day, an inmate of the Home for the Aged at Pau, he is the dean of the living “miracules”  of Lourdes. However, was not the first to be cured at the shrine; the quarry man, Bouriette, who was cured in February, of that year died Jong ago.

 

 

 

Justin Bouhorts was the second to be cured on March, 4th, just a month after the first apparition, and less than ten days after the discovery of the spring. That was 75 years ago last March. The Journal de la Grotte,has just published the report on this case made by Monsignor de Segur after a personal injury. On March 4th, 1858, Justin Bouhorts  a 20-months-old baby, lay dying in a poor home at Lourdes  Afflicted from birth with a light fever, the child had never walked; the doctor could do nothing : for him, and beside his cradle his parents, weeping, awaited the end. A kindly neighbour was preparing a tiny shroud.

 

"He is dead," said the father, beholding the wasted, inert Body of his child. He is not dead, and the Virgin of the Grotto is going to cure him the mother cried,and despite the efforts of her husband and friend to restrain her, snatched the little body from  the cradle, wrapped it in her apron and ran like; mad towards Massabielle.

 

 It was 5 o'clock in the evening when she reached the grotto. Many people were still there praying. Casting herself on her knees, she prayed with all her heart. Then making her way through the crowd, dragging along on her knees to the edge of the reservoir hollowed out near the stream, she completely plunged the body of her child into the icy water.

 

(Break see paper for full story)

 

The child went to his mother, who embraced him while weeping. "He was cured yesterday," she thought. "That is why he wanted to get down and walk and I—like some unbeliever—lacked faith and would not let him walk."'

 

When later; her husband returned to the house, she greeted him this; "See, he, is not dead! The Blessed Virgin has saved him"

 

 

 

 

 

Wrenboys Listowel 2018

 

https://youtu.be/-mZuCd3ZAU8

 

 

 

 

 

Listowel Racecourse and river 2018

 

https://youtu.be/tYcJtMZGQ7Y

 

 

 

 

 

2018 September 12 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

WELCOME to all who come to us every year for the Listowel races. Thanks to all who relish the weekly notes, it makes the effort worthwhile.

 

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION: Annual Church gate collection will take place on the 15th/16th September. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Please note that there will be NO Adoration in either Church this coming week due to the Listowel Races.  Adoration resumes on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th at usual times.

 

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236.

 

PLASTIC: Céad míle fáilte roimh chuile dhuine to the screening of the Irish eco-documentary “Plastic in Paradise” with director Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock rd., Killarney on Wednesday 19th September at 8pm. This free evening is part of the Diocesan Be Part of the Solution to Plastic Pollution initiative for the Season of Creation. Please note not a single town or village in the Vicinity has a water fountain or tap accessible to the public.

 

WOMEN’S PENSIONS FOLLOW-UP MEETING to be held Monday, 17thSeptember in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 7pm. All are welcome. This is an action meeting for Pension Equality. Kerry TDs & County Councillors have also been extended an invitation.

 

DEATH has taken place of Rev. Fr. Gerard O Connell, Clandouglas, Lixnaw and formerly of Irremore, Duagh and Derrinagree Parishes. Following Requiem Mass at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 5th September 2018. Fr. Gerard was laid to rest in Kilfeighney Cemetery, Lixnaw.

 

Fr. Gerard was Parish Priest of Duagh / Lyre July 1997 to July 2004. He preceded Fr. Pat Moore. (R.I.P). He also served as Assistant Priest in Irremore / Lixnaw right up unto March 2014 when he

 

went into Fatima Nursing Home, he was a dedicated priest who worked in Kerry Diocese for almost 25 years.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Michael Maher, Anna Maria McGibney, Kitty Murphy, Fr. Joseph Walsh, Sr. Mercedes O’Connor, Sr. Anthony O’Connor, Mary Broderick, Margaret Mullins, Br. William Kelly, Mary Vaughan, Teresa Joan Stack, Knight of Glin, Joan O’Keeffe, Fr. Theo O’Sullivan, Bridget Walsh, Margaret Daly, Mass Moyvane; Wed  12th at 7.30pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin, Barragougeen

 

& deceased of the Galvin family; Sun 16th  at 11.00am for Paddy Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy.

 

Mass Knockanure on Tuesday 11th at 7.30pm  for Mary O’Connor, Keylod and Sun 16th at 10.00am for Parishioners.

 

MASS MOYVANE; Thurs  13th at 11.30am- Murhur N.S. – Start of year Mass (in the Church)

 

All welcome and Sat 15th at 7.30pm- Special Intention – sick.

 

ST PIO: The new season begins in Lixanw on Tuesday, September 18th. (3rd Tuesday)  D.V. 

 

The prayer group will be marking the 50th anniversary of St. Pio’s death and the 100th anniversary of the stigmata.

 

ADULT SET DANCING:  for beginners with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.  Everyone welcome.

 

GAA Lotto Results for Knockanure. There was no winner of the €9700 jackpot on Friday the 7th September. Numbers drawn were 17, 19, 26, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Dapper & Patsy Walsh; 2. Reece Kennelly-Horgan, Knockanure; 3. Aidan McEnery, Moyvane; 4. Helen O’Brien, Scrahan, Duagh, and 5. Noreen Flavin, Bunghara, Listowel. Next draw on Friday 14th September with jackpot up to €9800.

 

LISTOWEL PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 16th September, at 7.30am. contact Bernadette on 0876019474.

 

RAMBLING House in Knockanure was a lively and enjoyable night on the 6th of September, several from County Limerick participated and blended in well with the local talent. Thanks to all who were involved, we are eagerly waiting the next session.

 

LISTOWEL RACES ACCOMMODATION offices numbers 0877382083 and 0874355363.

 

FRUIT: Plenty of wild fruit now available, very few use it now.

 

PLOUGHING: 2018 National Ploughing Championships. 18th, 19th. & 20th. September at Screggan Tullamore Co Offaly.

 

AGM: The Community First Responders will hold their AGM in the hall Athea on Wednesday 12th September at 8:30pm. Since June, after satisfying certain criteria, the group are now directly linked to NEOC (National Emergency Operations Centre).   This means we are attending a lot more callouts.  Everyone is very welcome to attend the AGM and because of increased activity, new volunteers are especially welcome.

 

COFFEE Morning aid of Milford Hospice will take place in the Hall on Thursday, September 20th. All support greatly appreciated.

 

MUSIC: Athea Comhaltas Classes. Registration for music and singing classes will take place on Tuesday next, September 11th in the Hall at 6pm.

 

MUSIC CLASSES; Glin Comhaltas are starting music classes - first term on Wed 12th! Registration takes place on Monday 10th at 7pm in Ceol Cobrai Hall All children welcome! Instruments available to rent.

 

DIOCESAN WORKSHOP FOR CHOIRS: Ms. Veronia McCarron, renowned choral director and conductor, will present a workshop for parish choirs and choir directors on Tuesday, Oct.2nd 2018 in the J. P.II Pastoral Centre, Killarney at 7:00pm.

 

DRAMA Group AGM will take place at the Library Athea on Tuesday, September 11th at 8.30pm. New members especially welcome.

 

GLIN Triathlon 2018 Results; Oisin "The Shark" O'Sullivan first out from the swim in Glin Tri., his team mates: dad David O Sullivan who was on bike and Fergal FitzGerald who was on foot.

 

50th ANNIVERSARY: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary 2018. To mark the clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968, they are organising a Celebration Social on Friday 9/11/18 at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be a special guest for the night. They are currently organising a commemorative club booklet full of our History, Roll of Honours and photos from the past and present.

 

HOLY COMMUNION DATES FOR 2019:  Our two National Schools have informed us that Holy Communion dates for 2019 are as follows: Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure – Sat May 11th at 11am.

 

Murhur N.S. Moyvane  – Sat May 25th at 11am.

 

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING On Wednesday Sept. 12th at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St. from 10am to 2pm.

 

LISTOWEL CHILDREN'S CHOIR This new choir under the aegis of Kerry School of Music begins rehearsals on Tuesday, September 18th in St. Patrick's Hall, Upper William St. under Lisselton Soprano Emma Tarrant B.Ed. Rehearsals continue weekly during school term from 6.15-7.15pm.  Call or message 0874103220 or 066-7125690 for further details.

 

ST JOHN’S; Pauline Sharp’s Art is being displayed in St John’s Theatre in Listowel for the month of September. Pauline Tee, who lives in Glenbawn, has called her exhibition “Essence of Equine – an exhibition of artworks in oils related to everything equine, including yardmates. Capturing horses of every description in all their beauty.” The exhibition opened on Saturday September 1st. 

 

Tues 18th, RATH- A film produced by Mieke Vanmechelen which tells the story of Brendan O Sullivan, born and bred and still living in the townland of Rath in the mountains near Kenmare, Co. Kerry.  Chronicling the journey of Brendan through nearby fields and places where he spent time as a child.  The film focuses on historical facts and tells his personal story.  The film highlights our interconnectedness with place and the value of our ancestry.

 

 Wed 19th, THE BEST OF IRISH- A Music Network tour featuring Maírtín O Connor - accordian, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill- vocals and Séamie O Dowd- guitar, fiddle, vocals.

 

 Fri 21st, CULTURE NIGHT- An evening of film, songs, stories and music featuring the best of local talent both young and old with Sonny Egan, Frances Kennedy, John Lynch’s archival films, St John’s Youth Theatre.  Also Shame Love in Shame.  The RTE Radio documentary on One produced by Conor Keane on the life of Peggy McCarthy, will be aired followed by a discussion. All welcome. Admission free. More from 068 22566.

 

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:  As part of Culture Night, on Friday, September 21 we will be screening the documentary film, 'The Limerick Brigadistas- From the Shannon to the Ebro'.  This documentary looks at the role of the six Limerick men who fought for the Republicans against Franco during the Spanish Civil War, and included in their ranks was one Jim Woulfe from Athea who was killed in fighting in 1937.  The screening commences at 8 pm, and the event is free to all.

 

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

 

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway every Tuesday from 8pm.

 

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY - takes place on Sunday 23rd September at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games),

 

RAMBLING  House Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 12th to  19th September,  departing  from  Shannon.  Bus connection from Tralee. Contact 087 665 4296 for further details.

 

PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy

 

from 21st—28th September.

 

MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17. Contact Annemarie Tydings, 0871013804.

 

 KNOCK:  Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084.  David Davy 087 0994272.

 

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA: A book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s and following Mass in Abbeyfeale.

 

DANCING CLASSES: The Croghan/Greene Academy of Irish Dance with

 

Instructor Brendan Croghan T.C.R.G. A.D.C.R.G has commenced classes on Tuesday, September 11 from 2-3pm for (Junior/Senior Infants) and from 3 -4pm (All other age groups) in Teach na Féile Community Centre, New St. Abbeyfeale.  Contact Brendan on 086-8109819 for further details.

 

 IRISH RED CROSS:  The West Limerick branch of the Irish Red Cross is recruiting new voluntary members to help with our duties in the West Limerick area.  Driver training will be offered to all new members. Drivers need a full clean licence and have to be over 25.  First aid training will be offered to new members over 18.  There will be an information night in St Ita's hall, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, September 12 from 8-9pm.  Further information Ciara (086) 3106009.

 

ST MICHAEL’S WELL LIXNAW: ANNUAL MASSES Friday 28th September. First Mass at 12 noon and second Mass 7.30pm. 

 

POSITIVE PARTNERSHIP IN RECOVERY you are invited to attend Thursday 20th September from 10am. to 4pm. in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. RSVP: Jackie Farrell at Jackie.farrell@hse.ie or 0162073030 Guest Speakers, 6 interactive workshops. Who is it for? People using the Mental Health Services, people experiencing mental health challenges, family members and friends supporting a loved one with metal health challenges, service providers and those interested in positive mental health and promoting recovery.

 

ANNUAL  SUICIDE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: on Monday September 10th at Pearse Park, Tralee at 8.30pm. Organised by Open Arms Kerry. Music on the night by Seamus Harty. All Welcome. 

 

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236, to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively you can log on to https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie

 

WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE ON ‘ZERO WASTE’ & ‘INVASIVE SPECIES’:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend two free workshops, this September, in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Zero Waste’: a workshop on highlighting and reducing unnecessary waste, on Monday, September 10, at 7:30pm.  ‘Invasive Species’: a workshop on identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register your place please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources, edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All are welcome to attend.

 

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

 

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. The Dromtrasna Challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved through our 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk/Run and 10K Run.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Rainbows offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.

 

 Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience.

 

  Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class.

 

   Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Parents are invited to visit www.rainbowsireland.ie Start date: 19th September at 5.15pm. Info - Toni on 23584.

 

OFFICE MOVE: Please note that the Abbeyfeale Office of West Limerick Resources has relocated to St Ita’s Hall, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale.  If you have any enquiries, please call to the office and speak to Nora or you can call Mary on 087 9382883.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Wed.12th Sept. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic:  What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays - beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

 

GOLF CLASSIC: Cashen Course 5th October in aid of the Church Debt Repayment and the Ballybunion Tidy Towns. Contact Noel on 089 4128600

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2018 -  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Aspergers Syndrome. All are welcome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900 

 

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers...required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean.  No previous overseas exp required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin - open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more information.

 

WORDS – “I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.” – last words of nurse Edith Cavell, before her execution in 1915.

 

PAPERS:

 

Leinster Express 16 Nov 1833

 

—There is no news in Rome at present, except that an allocution to the Cardinals, which he delivered in a private consistory, the last day of September, has been lately published, in which his Holiness relates all the nefarious attempts which have been made by Don Pedro to upset religion in Portugal, and reprobates them in the strongest terms, threatening to use the spiritual arms which the lord has placed at his disposal. As the Liberals of all Europe are combined with Don Pedro, a great cry out will be excited against the Pope for the bold step he has taken; but he could not well remain silent while religion was trampled in a country which had been always Catholic and faithful."—Limerick Chronicle.

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Tuesday, 31 December, 1867; Page: 2

 

The Spanish Cortes were opened yesterday. The address to the throne refers to the Roman Question, and states that the place of Spain in a conference on the subject would be at the side of the Pope.

 

 

 

Nenagh Guardian 3 Sept. 1873 p3

 

 "ONLY AN IRISHMAN." An American paper. in an article under the title of "Only an Irishman :— Berkeley, the philosopher, was only an Irishman. Robert Fulton, the inventor of steam navigation, was only an Irishman, by descent. Curran, the inimitable orator and wit, was only an Irishman, Duns Scotus, the most subtle philosopher of the Middle Ages was only an Irishman. Donegan, editor of the most comprehensive Greek lexicon, was only an Irishman. Drs. Kane and Hayes, the Arctic explorers, were only Irishmen by descent. Marshal Neil, the celebrated engineer, was only an Irishman, by descent. Captain O'Hara Burke, the explorer of the continent of Australia, was only an Irishman. Ossian, the last of the bards of the heroic ages, was only an Irishman. Charles O'Connor, the head of the American Bar, is only an Irishman, by descent. Sarsfield, Marshal of France, and the hero of Fontenoy, was only an Irishman. Kavanagh and Prince Nugent, Marshals of Austria, were only Irishmen. Barry, the greatest personator of  Othello," was only an Irishman. Patrick Clebourne, "the Stonewall Jackson of the South-west," was only an Irishman. Quinn, the greatest personator of " Falstaff," was only an Irishman. St. Brendan, held by eminent authorities to have been the first discoverer of the continent of America, was only an Irishman. Edmund Burke, the greatest statesman that ever stood in the British House of Parliament, was only an Irishman. M'Cormack, the inventor of M'Cormack'e Steam Reaping Machine, is only an Irishman . Marshal M'Mahon, the present head of the French nation, is only an Irishman, by descent. Tom Moore, "the poet of all circles and the idol of his own," was only an Irishman. Marshal O'Donnell, Field Marshal, Prime Minister of Spain, and dictator at one time, was only an Irishman, by descent. O'Connell, the Hercules of moral force agitators, pronounced by Wendell Phillips the most powerful orator he ever heard, was only an Irishman. Virgilius, a bishop who flourished in the eight century, and who was the first to discover the sphericity of the earth, was only an Irishman. Macklin, the great actor, was only an Irishman. It was of his impersonation of " Shylock" that Pope wrote" This is the Jew That Shakespeare drew." " Grattan—ever glorious Grattan—With more than Demosthenes wanted, endue, And his rival, or victor, in all he possessed “so Byron says—was only an Irishman. Father Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance, who administered the total abstinence pledge to upwards of five millions of persons, who accomplished more in his day for the cause of temperance than all  the Anglican and Anglo-American temperance speechifiers that ever shouted themselves hoarse on a temperance platform, was only an Irishman. Horace Greely, the great journalist, statesman, and sociologist, was only an Irishman , by descent. William H. Seward, the ablest Secretary of State America ever had, was only an Irishman, by descent. A T. Stewart, the most successful merchant in the United States, is only an Irishman. Doyle, the caricaturist, perhaps the most versatile of modern artists, was only an Irishman. Hundreds of others, all famous in art, science, and literature, we might easily name without alluding at all to the " Scalawag Irishmen," such as Palmeston. Wellington, Gough, the late Earl of Mayo, Tyndall, or hundreds of others, who, though classed by England among her greatest men, are in reality only Irishmen whose birth right has been bartered away for some English bauble.

 

 

 

FOLKLORE: Joan Grogan. In the townland of upper Athea near the boundary between Limerick & Kerry, Joan Grogan was born in a small house. As a girl she did not seem to be in any way different to others. She was gay and lively. When a young woman she with other girls and boys were on their way to a wake. It was after night fall and the party came to a stream which they should cross.

 

 

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/school-stories-from-folklore-collected-1937-to-39/

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis in Ireland

 

Love Freely Given

 

None of us can live without love. And a bad form of slavery to which we can all fall victim is that of thinking that love must be earned. Perhaps a good part of contemporary man’s anguish comes from this: believing that, if we are not strong, attractive and beautiful, no one will take care of us. Many people nowadays seek visibility only to fill an interior void, as though we were always in need of approval. However, can you imagine a world in which everyone is looking for ways to attract the attention of others, and in which no one is instead willing to freely give love to another person? Imagine a world like this: a world without freely given love! It appears to be a human world but in reality it is hellish. Much of mankind’s narcissism conceals a feeling of loneliness and orphan hood. Behind many forms of behaviour that seem to be unexplainable there lies a question: is it possible that I do not deserve to be called by name, that is, to be loved? Because love always calls [us] by name.

 

—Pope Francis, as quoted in Believe in Love: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2018/09/06/pope-francis-in-ireland-august-2018/

 

 

 

 

 

VISIT TO ST MARY'S PRO CATHEDRAL

 

 

 

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

 

 

 

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral (Dublin) - Saturday, 25 August 2018

 

Good afternoon!

 

 

 

Dear friends,

 

 

 

I am pleased that we can meet in this historic Pro-Cathedral of Saint Mary’s, which has seen countless celebrations of the sacrament of matrimony over the years. Looking out at you, at your youth, I ask myself: so then it isn’t true what everybody says, that young people don’t want to get married! Thank you. Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful. We have a saying in Spanish: “Sorrow shared by two is half a sorrow; joy shared by two is joy and a half”. That is what marriage is like.

 

https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Pope-Francis/Papal-Homilies#Visit_to_the_Cathedral,_St_Mary's_Pro_Cathedral,_83_Marlborough_Street,_North_City,_Dublin_1,_Ireland

 

 

 

RAMBLING House Knockanure 6 September 2018

 

Irish music singing and dancing and some recitations.

 

https://youtu.be/ID7oRo_iQ00

 

 

 

Ballyheigue Pattern Day 2018

 

https://youtu.be/z7KKhTSAIaA