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2015 July 29 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

GRAVEYARD: Ahavoher Mass at 8pm on 3rd August; Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm on 4th August; Murhur Graveyard at 8pm on 5th August. St Marys Church graveyard Tarbert, Mass will be held on Friday 31st July at 7.30pm.

CHIROPODIST will be in the Marian Hall on Thursday 30th July at 10.30am.  For bookings, please phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

MEETING: Moyvane Liturgy Group meeting on Tuesday 28th July at 8pm in the Presbytery.

FAREWELL Functions, Fr. John Lucid statement, on Monday night in Knockanure and in Moyvane on Tuesday night, I felt overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness.  During my stay in your parish I have  frequently been the recipient of these qualities, but nothing could have prepared me for the spontaneous outpouring of good will which was evident at the Knockanure Community Centre on Monday and in the Marian Hall in Moyvane on Tuesday. I feel humbled by the experience to know that you took the opportunity to express your Christian Faith in a vibrant, positive and joyful manner. It has reaffirmed my belief in the innate goodness of people and I will treasure, the experience long into the future.  Sincere gratitude to everybody involved.  With every good wish and all God’s Blessing. 

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Scanlon, Kit Dee, Eileen Hegarty, Catriona O Connor, Jer Mulvihill, Ann Maria Houlihan, Bridie Stackpool, Tom Leahy, Paddy A Kearney, Mary O Sullivan, Mick Buckley, Fr Michael Sheehy, Pat Stack, Tom Geohegan, John Guiney, Maureen Beasley, Michael O Keeffe. Mass Wed. on 29th  at 7.30pm,  Dan O’Callaghan.

Mass on Fri. 31st at 7.30pm  for John, Ellen and Patrick Walsh. Mass on Sat.1st at 7.30pm  for Denis Nolan, his mother Bridie & deceased  Nolan Family members, Kilmeaney. Mass on Sun. 2nd  at 11.00am for        Martin Sheehy.

READERS: Vigil  Elaine Hudson & Catriona Farrelly, 11am  Philip Kiely;

Knockanure 10am  Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

COLLECTORS for August: Vigil Eileen Collins & Julia Fitzmaurice. 11am    Gerard Scanlon & Chris Flahavan. Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody.

THANKS to all for the support in making Fr. John’s send off a success.  The generous donations were greatly appreciated.  Especially thanks to the collectors, musicians and dancers and those who did the catering. While in the parish Fr John, baptised 255, conducted 238 funerals and married 42.  Fr. Kevin says, A huge thanks to all of you for your lovely warm welcome.

SEANCHAI, Living Literature Tours, begin at noon every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

KNOCK; annual pilgrimage to Knock, will leave The Hall, Athea at 7.30am on Thursday, July 30th.

ATHEA festival will take place from 30th July to Monday, 3rd August.

CHINA: Butterfly Troupe a traditional orchestra from China put on a marvellous display at Siamsa in Tralee on 25th July 2015, the Chinese ambassador and Vice Premier from a China Provence also attended.

ST JOHN’S: 29th , Face the Short Kick Out. 30th , Katie O Connor- Live in Listowel, details from 068 22566.

ATHEA DRAMA GROUP comedy 'It's the Real McCoy' by Tommy Marren. the play will be performed for two nights during the Athea Village Festival on August 1 and 2  at Con Colbert Hall Athea at 8pm.

BEST WISHES to Mary Cogan who reached A Big Milestone with her Listowel Blog, her 1,000th. post.

CYCLE: The 5th annual Glin Knights Charity Cycle in association with the Nano Nagle School and Glin GAA will be taking place on August 15th this year. We will have two routes again in 2015.

The 70 k route is as follows: starting in Glin, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Ardagh, Shanagolden, Foynes, Loughill and finishing in Glin.

The 120 k cycle route is as follows: starting in Glin, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Abbeyfeale, Killaughteen, Old Mill, Ardagh, Rathkeale, Askeaton, Foynes, Loughill and finishing in Glin.

 GAA  race night on August 15th in Tralee Greyhound Stadium, for Athea.

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE

"Mary went in haste", this is the title of a Catholic Young Adults Conference being held in All Hallows College, Dublin

on the 29th & 30th August. It is open to young adults aged between 18 and 40. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor 2 young people to attend. More information from Patricia O Donoghue 087 9048659

VOCATIONS “Every individual person has a vocation, their calling in life. Every person’s life is unique, irreplaceable and precious. Priesthood, the ordained ministry, is one vocation and a vital one for the church communities, for our parishes, our Diocese, and our world.” +Ray Browne. Bishop of Kerry.

If you feel called to be a Priest in the Diocese of Kerry contact Fr. Michael Moynihan, Vocations Director, 087 6551902 or email glengarriff@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

GAMES: Special Olympics World Games,  from July 25th to August 2nd in Los Angeles. Team Ireland consists of 128 members, made up of 88 athletes and 40 coaches and managers. There are 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries.

THOUGHT: The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it. D.L. Moody.

CANCER: Petition, the women of Ireland who want a fighting chance with Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian Cancer whispers, we want to catch it before it roars. Please click here and take 5 minutes to see how many want this and read some of their reasons why.

https://www.change.org/p/petition-for-the-hse-to-include-ovarian-cancer-blood-test-ca125-in-a-free-cancer-screening-program

HISTORY: Irish Independent 1905-current, Wednesday, May 08, 1907; Page: 8

 Dr. Douglas Hyde's campaign in County Kerry is being attended with most successful results, his reception in Tralee on Monday, night was of a very encouraging, character and when, he came to Killarney last afternoon the whole town turned out to welcome him.  At the Town Hall, he was presented -with a number of addresses, and in an eloquent speech, in reply, he outlined, what the present policy and aims of the Gaelic League are. He was very impressive when he, referred to the struggle for the revival of the Irish Language and Irish customs as a life and death struggle. The Gaelic League had opened the eyes of the Irish, people, to the awful precipice which was before them, that the yawning chasm below of Anglicisation, which he said, was only another name for national extinction. The  Anglicisation,   which was  being attempted in Ireland was a fourth-rate imitation of England.  and everybody knew that the man who imitated was  behind the person whom-he set  up as his  standard even the organ of the Independent. Orangemen had of late many favourable notices of what the League was doing., and Protestant ecclesiastics in high positions  had spoken favourably of it. Their movement offended nobody except the anti-Irishman.

The philosophy of the Gaelic League, Dr. Hyde  said is that in every , race there are certain racial distinctions, very subtle, but none the less very real,  and  the  attempt to force one race into the  grove cut out by another had  never  been a success in Europe, and never  would be.  No two, races in, Europe is there, in temperament  and racial nature so wide, real, and far-reaching a difference as between the Irish  and the English nations, and for Irishmen-to attempt to compete with Englishmen on the lines that come naturally and instinctively to Englishmen. but the reverse in us, is folly and madness (applause). They were now recovering in Ireland for the first time since the Battle of the Boyne  the soil of their own country, and thankful they ought to be to the men who had made that possible.

Now came the question as to what kind of people they were going to plant, on that soil. It would either' be a question of making Ireland a Shire of England, or of saying So, England I have no quarrel with you, but I refuse to take my ideas of civilisation from you. (.Loud, applause.) At present, Dr. Hyde said, he believed to going through the country gathering together every relic of the past as if they were the bones of their fathers, and thus building up, tier after tier, an edifice which would, yet, please God, enshrine the soul of an Irish nation. Dr. Hyde- paid a compliment to the Kerry Co, Council for the manner in which they had endeavoured to forward the cause of the Irish Language  and appealed to the people to aid the good cause.  The proceedings were presided over by Mr.  D. Moriarty, Chairman Kerry Co. Council. Addresses were read from, Killarney Urban Council, Killarney District Council and Board of Guardian, Killarney Gaelic League, Killarney  National Teachers Association, Killarney Sinn Fein Society, Killarney U. I. L, the pupils of the  Presentation Monastery School and the Presentation Convent School. The audience in the Town Hall included most of the representative men of the district. Last  night Dr Hyde was entertained at a, banquet in the Victoria Hotel.

CENSUS: can't find your great-granny in the Census returns she was probably a Women's Libber. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/exhibition/dublin/census_day.html

 

Fr John in Knockanure

https://youtu.be/sQHOva9YtgA

 

Moyvane Fr John

https://youtu.be/62jOoYZEzRA

 

https://youtu.be/ZPRZ6qSRmt8

 

 

 

 

2015 July 22 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

AGM of Knockanure Development Association takes place on Friday the 24th July 2015 at 8.00 pm in the Community Centre.  All welcome.

SORRY to hear that Fr. John is leaving us, thanks from  your parishioners for your dedication and many kindnesses.  We wish you every happiness in Kilcummin. Rath Dé Ort I gcónai.

MASS: Wed. 22nd at 7.30pm, Fr. Kevin’s opening Mass for Parishioners. Thurs. 23rd at          Knockanure 7.30pm, Fr. Kevin’s opening Mass for Parishioners. Fri. 24th, 10.00am Thanksgiving Mass for Fr. John. Fri. 24th in Knockanure 7.30pm Thanksgiving Mass for Fr. John.

ST PIO Evening Mass in Listowel on Thursday 23rd at 7pm.

GRAVEYARD: Ahavoher Mass at 8pm on 3rd August; Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm on 4th August; Murhur Graveyard at 8pm on 5th August. Duagh Mass will take place on Thursday 23rd July at 8p.m. in  Springmount. St Marys Church graveyard Tarbert, Mass will be held on Friday 31st July at 7.30pm.

SEANCHAI, Living Literature Tours, begin at noon every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

RECENT DEATHS:  Sr. Nora Carmody, Upper William St, died in Ealing, London. Funeral arrangements later.

DEATH occurred of Dan Flynn Coolaneelig, Duagh on July 13th. 2015. Survived by his wife Kitty, son Kevin, daughters Helen, Mary and Frances, daughter-in-law Katie, sons-in-law, Tom and Billy, grandchildren Emma, Shannon, Danielle, Shane and Emily, sisters Sr. Rose (Mary), Celia and Peg, sisters-in-law Hannah and Mary-Jo and nephews. Requiem Mass on Thursday at St. Brigid’s Church Duagh.  Funeral afterwards to Springmount Cemetery.

DEATH of  Peg Brouder (née Flynn), Kilbaha, Moyvane on the 13th of July 2015. Wife of the late Tom and loving mother-in-law of Bríd. Survived by her son Willie, daughter Rita, sisters Maureen and Nell, son-in-law, grandson Johnny, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Peg Brouder was celebrated in Moyvane Church, the 15th of July, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Tim Gunn. Joe O Connell, Kathleen King, Peg McCarthy, John Griffin, James Godley, Jackie Lyons, Willie Dowd, Tom Lynch, Ellie Scanlon, Maurice Stack, Bridget Dewsaap, Margaret Twohig. Mass on Sat.25th at 7.30pm for Denis Corridan. Mass on

Sun. 26th at 10.00am for Edward Carmody.

READERS: Vigil John Corbett & Jimmy Collins.11am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure 10am, Gerald Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

PARTY: senior citizens afternoon tea party will take place in the Top of the Town on Thursday, July 30th from 3 to 6pm. This party is free of charge but if you wish to attend you must give your name to Rose at Brouder’s Shop.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE BLIND would like to sincerely thank all who helped and supported their recent Church Gate Collection. We appreciate the help of our collectors and subscribers.

THE NATIONAL COLLECTION OF THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY takes place in Listowel on Sat 25th | Sun 26th July.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR SHOP: The Irish Wheelchair Shop, Listowel present their re-launch on Thursday 23rd July at 11am. All welcome.

KNOCK; annual pilgrimage to Knock, will leave The Hall, Athea at 7.30am on Thursday, July 30th.

ATHEA festival will take place from 30th July to Monday, 3rd August.

BIRTHDAY: Margaret O’Connor of Lower Athea celebrated 89th birthday recently.

WALK: Historical Walk Date Change, Please note the date for the historical walk around the village of Moyvane has been changed to Sunday,  July 26 at 7.00pm All are welcome to attend.  We will notify people via the Moyvane facebook page if the walk has to be cancelled due to weather.

MEAL FOR VISITING CLERGY ON HOLIDAYS: on Tuesday, August 4th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. So if there are any priests from our parish interested   please contact the Parish Office at 068-21188 or Diocesan Office at 064-6631168

LATIN MASS: will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church Tralee on Sunday 26th July at 1.30 p.m.

KNOCK, local pilgrims saw the work of  Róisín de Buitléar has been working in the medium of glass as a primary material since 1983. She has been commissioned to work on the Basilica of Knock Co Mayo as part of the refurbishment of the Basilica for 2015. Her work is one of the main visible changes, as the visitor approaches the Cathedral.

WAR PICTURES: Father Browne’s War Photographs from the Front opened in the Hunt Museum recently. I am told he has relations in the parish.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE  SUMMER FAMILY PICINIC You are invited to our Annual Picnic Celebration on Sunday 26th July.   From 2pm to 5 pm. Please bring a picnic blanket goodies will be provided. Everyone welcome on the day. For further information please contact, Denis on 068-23584.

COLUMBANUS; Bishop Ray Browne will be the chief celebrant at a mass (as Gaeilge) at Gallarus Oratory, Friday, 24 July at 7.30 p.m.  This mass will celebrate the 1400 anniversary of the death of St. Columbanus who died in Bobbio, Italy in 615.

CHOIR: Killarney Cathedral on Friday 24th July, Visit of Roskilde Cathedral Choir who will lead the singing at the 6.15pm Mass, followed by a short recital immediately after Mass.

ST JOHN’S: 21st, Finghin Collins and Elizabeth Cooney. 23rd ,Kieran Goss Solo. 29th , Face the Short Kick Out. 30th , Katie O Connor- Live in Listowel, details from 068 22566.

ATHEA DRAMA GROUP comedy 'It's the Real McCoy' by Tommy Marren. the play will be performed for two nights during the Athea Village Festival on August 1 and 2  at Con Colbert Hall Athea at 8pm.

FAMILY Fun Day at the Listowel Resource Centre on Sunday 26th July, 2015 from 2pm - 5pm.  Activities include Arts and Crafts, Bric and Brac Sale, Dancing and Music.  Everyone welcome on the day.  For further information, please contact Denis at 068 23584.

SIGN: John Patrick Doherty will be teaching Irish Sign Language Classes for 2 nights weekly until end of August. Phone 087 9062947 (Text only).

REEK SUNDAY: National Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick 2015

 Garland Friday - July 24th (Local pilgrimage)

Mass on the summit at 10:00am.  Mass in Croagh Patrick car park at 7:30pm. Reek Sunday – 26 July.

Confessions on the summit from 7:30am - 2:00pm

Mass on the summit every half hour from 8:00am - 2:00pm.

Reek Sunday is an annual day of pilgrimage in Ireland. On the last Sunday in July, pilgrims climb Ireland’s “holiest mountain”, Croagh Patrick (764 metres) in County Mayo,

CYCLE: The 5th annual Glin Knights Charity Cycle in association with the Nano Nagle School and Glin GAA will be taking place on August 15th this year. We will have two routes again in 2015.

The 70 k route is as follows: starting in Glin, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Ardagh, Shanagolden, Foynes, Loughill and finishing in Glin.

The 120 k cycle route is as follows: starting in Glin, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Abbeyfeale, Killaughteen, Old Mill, Ardagh, Rathkeale, Askeaton, Foynes, Loughill and finishing in Glin.

THOUGHT: God's great men are not sitting on top of lesser men, but bearing lesser men on their backs. R.C.H. Lenski.

SLAVERY: When slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire in 1833, the government handed out the equivalent of around £17 billion in today’s money to owners for loss of their ‘property’.

KENYA Volunteers, further details on the fundraising initiatives, log onto https://care4kenya.wordpress.com/

NEWSPAPERS: Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, August 25, 1897; Page: 2

WANTED—TENDERS for the BUILDING of a CREAMERY for the Cork

and Kerry Creamery Co., Ltd., at KILMORNA, County Kerry, close to Railway Station. Plans and Specifications can be seen at Company's Office, 15 George's Quay, Cork ; or at the Office of the Architect, E. T. Conyers, Esq., B.E, Ashburo, Ballingarry, Limerick; or at Mr. Maurice Moynihan's, Staughton's Row, Tralee. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 15 George's Quay, Cork.

Examiner 8-7-1912

A boy named M. Dillane while on the premises of the Cork and Kerry Creamery Company at Turraree, Glin, climbed onto a flywheel which was resting against a wall, upturning it, fracturing his right leg. Dr. M’Donnell attended him and sent him to Listowel Hospital.

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1979, Thursday, February 04, 1915

The premises of the  Cork and Kerry Creamery Co at Galebridge near Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry were broken into-on last Sunday morning, and flitches of bacon, tobacco, and hardware taken away, _while flour in sacks was, left untouched This would show that the  robbery, was not committed by those in want of food

Freemans Journal 25-3-1918 page2

The Cork and Kerry Creamery Co.,. withdrew- a claim for £1,500 at Listowel Quarter Sessions for the malicious destruction by fire of their creamery at Gale Bridge, Newtownsandes. An application by the R and D  Council for expenses against the company was granted.

 

 

 

2015 July 15 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement was on Monday 13th  July, 2015 at Knockanure.  If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799.  New members especially welcome.

CAMP: Listowel Family Resource Centre is hosting their annual summer camp. For further details, contact Pat Lyons on (068) 23584.

STEP and tone with Maggie Large every Thursday from 7.30-8.30 pm at Knockanure Community Centre. All levels welcome. Booking is essential. Spaces limited. Call Maggie at 0879866533

WALK around the village of Moyvane on Friday, July 17 at 7.00pm. The walk led by Gabriel Fitzmaurice will start at the site of Horan's forge on the Tarbert Road.

MUSIC: Comhaltas  Ceoltóirí  Éireann sponsored traditional entertainment programme for the Summer season at more than forty 40 centres throughout the country. The Devon Inn Templeglantine night is every Thursday at 8.45pm.

DEATH took place on June 24th 2015 of Denis Lane, Kilmorna, Listowel And late of London. Born 84 years ago to Denny Lane of Kilmeaney and Ellen Ahern who was a native of Athea. Survived by brothers Bill (London), Eanus (Dublin), Joe (USA), sisters Nora (London), Bridie (Carlow), Mary (Mayo), and Eileen (Kilmorna), sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. Requiem Mass  for Denis Lane was celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Thursday, the 9th of July followed by burial with his parents in old Knockanure Cemetery. Celebrants at Mass were Fr Lucid, and old school friends of Denis, Fr McMahon and Fr O Callaghan assisted. His sister Nora, brothers Jack, Pat and Mick predeceased him. When Denis was going to school in Knockanure there was seven Lane and seven Broderick boys at school. Family and friends met after funeral at the Old School.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Joe Stack, Jim Sullivan, Sean Sheehan, Julia Walsh, Nan Flavin, Aidan Holly, Sr. Consuela Moloney, Ted McElligott, Martin McGrath, Pat Sweeney, Patrick O Flaherty, Paudie Scanlon, Mary Dee, Johnny McEnery, Margaret Flaherty, Sean O Connor, John Murphy, Sr. Declan Murphy, Bridie Mai Moore. Mass Wed. 15th at 7.30pm for Maurice Ahern. Mass on Thurs.16th at     7.30pm for Jeremiah Mulvihill & the deceased members of  the Mulvihill Family, Glenalappa. Mass on Fri. 17th  at  Knockanure at   7.30pm for Matt & Bridget Costelloe. Mass on Sat. 18th at 7.30pm  for John Stack. Mass on Sun. 19th, 10.00am  For the People of the Parish and 11.00am for Bridie Mai Moore. Mass on Tues. 21st  at    7.30pm for Kate Flaherty.

READERS: Readers: Vigil, Eileen Collins, 11am Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson; Knockanure        10am    Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

ALL IRELAND:  Michelle and Noelle Curtin and Clare Carmody represented Athea on the Limerick U14 team who won the All Ireland U14C Championship on 4th July 2015, they beat Derry in Ballymahon in Longford.

GRAVEYARD: Ahavoher Graveyard at 8pm on 3rd August

Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm on 4th August

Murhur Graveyard at 8pm on 5th August.

CREAMERIES: Information wanted on Creameries at Gale Bridge, Kilmorna and Turraree, ring Michael at 068 21596.

EVENTS: The Festival in Abbeyfeale  will take place from Thursday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20.

TRIP: Athea Day trip to Kilkenny takes place on Tuesday July14th. For full details contact Marie Wrenn, on 087-7674832 or Joan Fitzgibbon, on 087-9865005.

CLIMB Mount Brandon in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and celebrating the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avilla. 8am July 16th.

TRIP by Tarbert History Society to  Dublin takes place on Saturday 18th July – Details at the Bridewell, Tarbert.

SEANCHAI, Living Literature Tours, begin at noon every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

ST. MICHAEL’S GRAVEYARD New members are urgently needed and if you would like to become involved come to next meeting on Wednesday. 15th July at 7.30 in St. Patrick’s Hall.

MOMENTS an afternoon of music, drama readings from Tommy Frank O’Connor ‘s collection, Thoughts as broadcast on Radio Kerry in Meadowlands Hotel Tralee Sunday 19th July from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., all welcome.

MEAL FOR VISITING CLERGY ON HOLIDAYS: on Tuesday, August 4th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. So if there are any priests from our parish interested   please contact the Parish Office at 068-21188 or Diocesan Office at 064-6631168

DUAGH GRAVEYARD ANNUAL MASS:  will take place on Thursday 23rd July at 8p.m. in  Springmount  to remember all those who have been buried there. St Marys Church graveyard Tarbert,  Mass will be held on Friday 31st July at 7.30pm.

MEALS: Glin Homes for the Elderly Ltd are proposing to start a “Meals on Wheels” service in the locality.  If you are aware of any elderly person in your locality who would like to avail of this service please contact Una, Glin Daycare Centre, Cloverfield, Glin, 068-26033.

SPORTS AND FITNESS COURSE: National Learning Tralee are currently recruiting for our QQI Level 5 Sporting Chance programme. Training allowance provided. For further information, please contact Kevin Smith at 066 7122533/ 086 0404270

CELEBRATING: Johnny Cronin School of Dancing recently celebrated their success at the World, European, All Ireland and Irish Open Dancing competitions.

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday 14th The Best of American Country and Bluegrass. Wed. 15th Flann’s Yer only Man, by Val O Donnell. Sat.18th Recent work of Listowel born artist Micheal Kelliher. Tuesday 21st Finghin Collins and Elizabeth Cooney, more details from 068 22566.

DAY TRIP TO VALENTIA:  All Day Trip on Sunday, July 26, to Valentia Island, More from  Maureen Finnegan 087 9845102.

WALK: St Columban Pilgrim Walk in Killarney

To celebrate the 1,400th anniversary of the death of St Columban, the Columbans are organising a Pilgrim Walk in Killarney from Aghadoe via Botharín na Marbh to St Columbanus's Home on July 18th. The walk will take approx 4 hours. It will be led by Columban missionary Fr Michael Howe. Assemble at Aghadoe at 9.30am on Saturday 18th July.

KILLARNEY Racing Festival runs from 13th to 16th July.

U.S. CIVIL War, lecture at Benner’s Hotel Dingle on 16th July at 8pm.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL 13-16 Aug 2015.  Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary/Donation only/ Free Buses, Catholic youth event ages 16-35. Book online at www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 675 3690.

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CROAGH PATRICK

Garland Friday - July 24th 2015 (Local pilgrimage)

Mass on the summit at 10:00am.  Mass in Croagh Patrick car park at 7:30pm.

REEK SUNDAY – 26 July 2015

Confessions on the summit from 7:30am - 2:00pm

Mass on the summit every half hour from 8:00am - 2:00pm.

LOUGH DERG 2015

Last day of the Three Day Pilgrimage is Thursday 13th August. Pilgrims can begin their pilgrimage any day up until then. No need to book. Information available at www.loughderg.org or phone 071 9861518.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER MEETING: The monthly Medjugorje Prayer Meeting due on Monday, July 13th at 7.30pm in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel. All welcome.

OUTINGS: Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society activities. Half day outing Sunday July 12th. Bruree/Athlacca. Organiser: Charlotte Murphy Tel. 086 8690094 Evening outing Wednesday July 22nd. “In the footsteps of Old Limerick Cinemas” with Joe Coleman.  Organiser: Mary Kenehan Tel. 061 312592 Half day outing Sunday July 26th. Abington /Glenstal. Organiser: Cian O’Carroll Tel. 061 326022 Half day outing Sunday August 16th. Tulla, Co. Clare Organiser: Tom O’Farrell Tel. 087 9054841 Full day outing Sunday August 30th. Galway. Organiser: Elsie O’Connell Tel. 087 6115212 Mid-week excursion September 14th. – 17th.  To Northern Ireland.  Organiser Pat O’Donovan Tel. 087 9977340

LATIN MASS: will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church Tralee on Sunday 26th July at 1.30 p.m.

UK: Government officials raised the idea of resettling the entire five and a half million residents of Hong Kong in Northern Ireland in 1983.

THOUGHT: There are no unknown Christians, no insignificant sons of God. Each one signifies, each is a “sign” drawing the attention of the Triune God day and night upon him. The faceless man has a face, the nameless man a name, when Jesus picks him out of the multitude and calls him to Himself. A W Tozer.

WATERLOO: Irish Examiner 1841-1969, Saturday, March 12, 1892; Page: 5

Sherbrooke, Quo., Canada. February 9.1892,  The funeral of the last survivor of the battle of Waterloo, Sunday, was unique in point of pomp, and also in the immense concourse of people that attended. The citizens of Sherbrook of all classes united to pay the last tribute of honor  and respect to the good and brave old man who had done his duty to his sovereign and his country, who had lived through the vicissitudes of a century and seen dynasties of king and many generations of nun pans into eternal rest. At 2 p.m. the open funeral car draped with the Union Jack and drawn by four prancing grey steeds hold by 113 many postillions in military uniform, drove up to the veteran's Into residence, immediately followed by the 53rd Battalion and their band under the direction of Prof. F Cline. The rich casket, covered with magnificent floral  tributes, was carried from the residence between the files of the military and deposited on the car in the presence of a silent multitude Among the many floral tributes sent by friends and relatives was to be remarked a beautiful wreath presented by Col. Morehouse and the officers of the 53rd Battalion, and another from the Veteran’s grandchildren with the inscription ' Grandpa,' The funeral cortege, consisting of thousands, was under the direction of Captain A L Grindrod and proceeded to the Roman Catholic Cathedral, marching to the military dirge rendered by the 53rd Battallion's band, in imposing requiem was chanted by a very large choir with Prof T K Doherty at the organ. Rev Father Charles E C Fissett, of St Patrick's Church, assisted by Fathers Tanguay and Lemioux, were the celebrants Thousands of men, women and children lined the sidewalks and galleries the whole length of Market and Wellington streets as the cortege passed to the cemetery. At the cemetery a filing party of 20 rifles of volunteers , under the command of Captain Addie, fired three volleys over the remains as they were laid in their last resting place. A number of friends and military men had come from _Quebec, Montreal, Richmond and other places to pay the last tribute to the gallant veteran and to sympathize  with the bereaved relatives. very many letters of condolence were received from afar.

Deceased was born in the County of Cork, Ireland, on the 1st of August, 1791, and in 1812 joined the Kerry Militia, thence entering into the 73rd Regiment of Foot in the following year. From the depot he went on to Holland, where his battalion was at that time serving thence he saw a good deal of service with the army under Genaral Lyndoh and was there when the whole world was startled with the news that Napoleon had escaped from Elba, and all the British troops were ordered into Belgium.

The battle of Waterloo soon followed and the 73rd took an active part in that terrible day of pounding, losing heavily, but young Shea came through untouched, though men were killed all round him. On the day after the battle the army marched on to Paris, and, on their arrival there, encamped outside the walls, and Mr Shea mentioned in a recent interview that he frequently saw King Louis XVIII and his party pass by the camp on the way to St Cloud.

In December the Regiment was ordered home, and landed on English soil at Ramsgate, and marching to Canterbury where they were received with unbounded enthusiasm the mayor and corporation, having no fear of temperance newspapers before their eyes, threw open the public houses to the men at the civic expense. The 73rd were not long permitted to enjoy the comforts of home life. After recruiting in Canterbury, they were sent off to India, where they remained for four years, during which Mr Shea saw a great deal of active service in field  operations against the native tribes. After four years of this duty the corps were ordered home by way of St Helena, When that famous Island was reached they heard of the death of its  occupant, and twelve men of the regulars were allowed to go ashore to see his tomb, and of this party Mr Shea was lucky to form one. The battalion proceeded to England and arrived safely. Shortly afterwards Mr Shea, then holding the rank of corporal, was honorably discharged from the service, and celebrated the event by taking to himself a wife.

After leaving the army he entered on civil pursuits until 1835, when the formation of a British legion to the aid of the Queen of Spain in her struggle against Don Carlos, revived his military ardor and he joined as quartermaster  sergeant of the 10th regiment. The legion sailed for Spain, and on arrival there were pushed out to the front and soon became actively engaged with the enemy. Shea took part in no fewer than twenty-six engagements during the progress of the campaign and relates many stirring incidents that came under his knowledge. Don Carlists were men of bravery and resolution but their valour was marred by gross acts of butchery, their leaders acting on the barbarous rule of giving no quarter to prisoners.

he held two valuable mementos of his service in the Legion, one of which is the Order of Isabella II., with the following certificate

 Conferred on Lieut. Maurice 0 Shea, for meritorious conduct before the enemy and particularly for gallantry at the attack on the enemy lines in front of San Sebastian on the 5th May, 1836. [Signed], DeLacy Evans. Commander-in-chief of the British auxiliary legion of Spain, at his headquarters, Sansebastian, 11th June, 1836 ¬

After the war lieut. Shea returned to Ireland and remained there until 1847, when he came to Canada. It was the trying time of with ship fever epidemic and contagion raged terribly in the vessel which carried him and his family. He lost four children and was himself very near to death. He served for some time in Captain Forfara troop of Constabulary raised in Montreal and on its disbandment obtained a position in the Montreal goal which he retained until recent date. A few years ago he removed to the city of Sherbrook where he has since resided in the upper portion of a little brick building on Market street, owned by him, the other portion being rented. Since then he has not been following any particular vocation but has been lending a quiet retired life receiving and visiting good old friends of whom he has a great number. Lieutenant Shea was twice wounded in action the first time in the campaign in Belgium and again in India, where he received a ball through the leg. Of all ths.t ho owned he probably valued highest the Waterloo medal with its rod and blue ribbon, having on one side  Wellington and Waterloo, June 18, 1815  and on the reverse George Regent.' On the edge is inscribed  Maurice Shea, 73rd Regiment. Montreal Star, February 9th.

RESEARCH. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/irish-catholics-can-now-trace-ancestry-online-back-to-1740s-1.2276916

 

 

2015 July 8 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

SENIOR Citizens Afternoon Tea Party will take place in the Marian Hall on Sunday 12th July, from 3pm - 5.30pm.  Music supplied by local musicians P.J. and Lisa Mulvihill.  Refreshments served.

Senior Citizens Meeting in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 7th July at 8pm. We would also like to express our thanks to all those who so generously supported our Church Gate Collection.

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 13th  July, 2015 at Knockanure.  Music by Stevie Donegan.   All Welcome.  If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799.  New members especially welcome.

SCHOOL Clothing & Footware Allowance Forms available at Knockanure Community Centre every Monday (except every second Monday of the month) from 1.00pm to 3.30pm.

CAMP: Listowel Family Resource Centre is hosting their annual summer camp. For further details, contact Pat Lyons on (068) 23584.

FLAG: Knockanure Flies The Flag Again !Thursday last was a very special day for all in Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure as they unveiled their Third Green Flag for Water Conservation.  Special guest on the day was Marc O Sé who did the honours and even played a game of football with the students much to their delight ! Principal Mrs Julienne Donegan welcomed everybody and commended Miss Noirín Buckley Green Flag Co- Ordinator, the hard working committee and all staff and students for their hard work.  The pupils sang "Kingdom Green And Gold" in honour of Marc and his great achievements in the Kerry Jersey.

SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed: The Clancy Family on the death of Peg Joy, Duagh & Abbeyfeale. The Enright Family Lissaniskea on death of Ellen. The Rogan Family, Lissaniskea on death of Francis Diggins, Ballyduff. The McDermott Family Listowel & Donegal on death of Jackie , Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The Walsh Family on death of Nora. The O' Flaherty Family on death of Heidi Deegan. The Goulding Family, Knockanure on death of Sister Eleana. The Horan Family on the death of Patsy.

DEATH took place on 1st July 2015 of Dan O Callaghan of Upper Aughrim, Moyvane and

Late of Tinakilla, Ballyhahill. Survived by  his wife Noreen, son Jimmy, brother Pat, sister Eileen, nephew, nieces, sister-in-law Colette. Requiem mass on Friday,  3rd of July at Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of John Joe Barrett, Lr. Athea, on the 30th June, 2015, Survived by his wife Kitty, sons Tommy, Johnny & Patrick, daughters, Cathy, Mary, Loretta, Bernie, Josephine, Agatha & Esther, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Mary & Josie, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for John Joe Barrett was celebrated at  St. Bartholomew's Church, Athea, on 4th July, Burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. John Joe was a gifted tradesman and voluntary worker; he had many memories of the Korean War.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joseph O Keeffe, Johnny Horgan, Betty Moloney, Catherine Kilkelly, Jeremiah Carmody, Kit Windle, Joe Woods McConville, Breda Walsh, Tom Sullivan, Jim Reilly, Maureen Leech, Bridie Reilly, Peg Vaughan, John Stack, Bridie Sheehy. Mass on  Sat. 11th at 12 noon  for Jim Groarke. Mass on Sun. 12th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Timothy & Mary Murphy.

READERS, Vigil, Michelle Corridan & Annie Coulson, 11am  Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure        10am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

THANKS to Fr. John for his devotion to duty and his great work in the Parish and  Pastoral Area and we welcome  Fr. Kevin.  Three priests have retired in Kerry. As many as 19 priests are involved in appointments. The only one which effects Listowel Pastoral Area, where Fr. John Lucid P.P. is appointed as P.P. of Kilcummin. He is being replaced by Fr. Kevin McNamara,(Clare man). The changes take effect on Wednesday, July 22nd . There were  34 priests  Sick and retired in the diocese.

FR GERARD FINUCANE , appointed Parish Priest of Waterville from Wednesday July 22nd. We wish him every blessing and joy in his new ministry.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND will hold its Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend 11th & 12th July at all masses.

MUSIC: Comhaltas  Ceoltóirí  Éireann sponsored traditional entertainment programme for the Summer season commences this week at more than forty 40 centres throughout the country. The Devon Inn Templeglantine night is every Thursday at 8.45pm.

WALK: St Columban Pilgrim Walk in Killarney

To celebrate the 1,400th anniversary of the death of St Columban, the Columbans are organising a Pilgrim Walk in Killarney from Aghadoe via Botharín na Marbh to St Columbanus's Home on July 18th. The walk will include visits to sites of spiritual significance and will take approx 4 hours. It will be led by Columban missionary Fr Michael Howe. Assemble at Aghadoe at 9.30am on Saturday 18th July.

SWIM: Swimming Classes & Water Safety: Two weeks of swimming and water safety classes in Glin this summer starting: Sunday July 5, Monday August 3.  Register on the day at 9am at the pier.  Contact Iosla 087 120 9965

OPEN: The Palatine Heritage Centre, in Rathkeale is open to visitors over the summer months. It is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, from 2pm to 5pm.

AUCTION of the lifetime collection of vintage, old farmyard & farmyard kitchen contents on behalf of Josie McCreesh at her famous Rambling House in Brosna, Co. Kerry on Saturday 11th. July at /11am. For further details contact Pat O’Donovan on 087 9977340.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 9th, The Ben Reel Band. Fri. 10th 44 Sackville Place, written and performed by Peter Sheridan. Sunday 12th, A Comic drama by Tommy Marren, presented by Camp Drama Group. Tuesday 14th, the best of American Country and Bluegrass, details from 068 22566.

EVENTS: The Festival in Abbeyfeale  will take place from Thursday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20.

CLIMB Mount Brandon in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and celebrating the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avilla. 8am July 16th. Trip by Tarbert History Society to  Dublin takes place on Saturday 18th July – Details at the Bridewell, Tarbert.

MEAL FOR VISITING CLERGY ON HOLIDAYS:

As is usual, Bishop Ray would like to invite priests who are home for vacation to gather for a meal on Tuesday, August 4th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. So if there are any priests from our parish interested -  please contact the Parish Office at 068-21188 or Diocesan Office at 064-6631168

DUAGH GRAVEYARD ANNUAL MASS:  will take place on Thursday 23rd July at 8p.m. in  Springmount  to remember all those who have been buried there. St Marys Church graveyard Tarbert,  Mass will be held on Friday 31st July at 7.30pm.

MEALS: Glin Homes for the Elderly Ltd are proposing to start a “Meals on Wheels” service in the locality.  Meals would be delivered to the homes of elderly citizens during the week.  This service would cover the parish of Glin and could include certain areas of the surrounding parishes of Loughill, Ballyhahill, Athea, Moyvane and Tarbert.  If you are aware of any elderly person in your locality who would like to avail of this service please contact Una, Glin Daycare Centre, Cloverfield, Glin, 068-26033.

MUSIC: Glin Comhaltas are looking for ‘preloved’ traditional musical instruments. Do you, or someone you know have any instrument that is no longer wanted or needed and are willing to donate to a good home…… Glin Comhaltas ?  If you can help in anyway with any instrument please contact Angela Culhane 086.367.3957 or John Healy 087.123.7950 – thank you.

IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER: Reminder that the Irish Catholic is available at the Parish Office Listowel  every Thursday morning immediately after the 10.30 a.m. mass  – giving up an up-date on the happenings in the Irish Church.

THE GLENSTAL LADIES RETREAT – Tue 7th July or Wed 8th July. 10am to 5pm. Enjoy some time for reflection, prayer, conversation and fellowship. Enquiries 061 621005 guestmaster@glenstal.org

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL 13-16 Aug 2015.  Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary/Donation only/ Free Buses, Catholic youth event ages 16-35. Book online at www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 675 3690.

MASS: Abbeyfeale parish church Mass at www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish

THOUGHT: Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed. George Macdonald.

STARS: In July is an event not be better till  2122, the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus when they will be so close, they will almost merge into  a double-planet' as viewed from Earth

KYOTO PRIZE: The Inamori Foundation has announced Michel Mayor as one of the laureates of the 2015 Kyoto Prize. The other laureates are chemist Toyoki Kunitake and choreographer John Neumeier. The lasting impact of Michel Mayor  discovery is illustrated in recent observations of 51 Pegasi b made using ESO’s HARPS instrument. Michel Mayor was the leader of the group that developed and exploited the power of HARPS, the world’s leading planet-hunting machine.

The Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony will be held in Kyoto, Japan, on 10 November 2015. Each laureate will receive a diploma, the Kyoto Prize medal and prize money of 50 million yen (€360 000).

http://www.eso.org/public/announcements/ann15047/

FAMINE: The Irish Famine and the Atlantic Migration to Canada; The Irish Ecclesiastical Record 5th Ser. Vol.69 October, 1947, pp. 870-882.; CMSIED 305023

The Great Irish Famine of 1847 and the Atlantic Migration

which it set in motion mark a turning point of paramount

importance in the history of the Catholic Church in Canada.  The

distinguished historian J. H. Hammond in his monumental work,

http://www.dippam.ac.uk/ied/records/29620?s=

 

On leaving the quarantine station at Grosse Isle the fever ships

proceeded up the St Lawrence River into Lake Ontario.  Whenever

they stopped to unload their passengers, typhus and dysentery

appeared in alarming proportions.  It is true to say that not a

single rural district, village, farm or city in Upper and Lower

Canada escaped the ravages. Deaths in Quebec City numbered

1,137, including many of the inhabitants.  Through the zeal of

the local clergy, Fathers McMahon, Cazeau and Baillaragean,

later Archbishop of Quebec, homes were found for 800 orphans.

Some were placed in St. Brigid's Home which for more than a

century has been a haven for the indigent.  Montreal was a

second Grosse Isle. Here, at Point St. Charles, 11,000 lay sick

with fever.  Terror spread throughout the populace.  At Bytown,

now Ottawa, 1,000 were stricken; of these 200 died.  At

Kingston,  4,326 were admitted to the hospitals and feversheds;

of these 1,400 died.  At Toronto, where the authorities had time

to make preparations, the sick received better care.

Nevertheless, 863 died from the epidemic.  At Hamilton, and at

St Catherines in the Niagara Peninsula, at London and Sarnia in

western Ontario, events followed the same course, though numbers

were smaller.  Partridge Island, at the entrance to the harbour

of St. John, New Brunswick was a third Grosse Isle but with a

much lower death-rate.  Of the 17,074 immigrants who entered

here, including 2,000 from Lord Palmerston's estates, 600 died

on the Island and 595 died in the city s fever-sheds.

 

Ancestors

http://mykerryancestors.com/blog/

 

 

 

15 July 1 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

 

FREE BUS to  Listowel from the locality every Wednesday, leaving c 10am, details from 1890 528 528.

CAMP: Knockanure Community Centre Art Drama & Sports Summer Camp, runs from Wednesday 1st to Friday the 3rd July from 10.00 am to 2 pm each day. Camp is open to children aged 4 to 12 years. Places are limited please ring Ann on 0879673269 for any queries.

RAMBLING House on Thursday 02th July 2015 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  0863090948.

SENIOR Citizens Afternoon Tea Party will take place in the Marian Hall on Sunday 12th July, from 3pm - 5.30pm.  Music supplied by local musicians P.J. and Lisa Mulvihill.  Refreshments served.

GRAVEYARD Mass in Listowel St Michael’s Cemetery on June 30th at 8pm and Mass in John Paul Cemetery on July 1st also at 8pm. Thursday, July 2nd Finuge Cemetery at 8.00 p.m.

BLOOD DONOR : Thursday 2nd July from 6 to 9 p.m. in Ballybunion Community Centre.

THANKS to everybody who gave so generously to The M.S. collection last Sunday,  It amounted to €736.89.

FETE: The annual Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

DEATH: Tom Scanlon of Tarmons West and formerly of Leitrim West, Moyvane, died on the 23rd of June, 2015, son John and Kit Scanlon, survived by his wife Anne, daughters Bridget-Anne and Elizabeth and son Adrian, brother Timmy and his wife Eileen, sisters, Noreen, Betty, Peggy and Rena and brother Pat, sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass on Saturday, the 27th of June for Tom Scanlon at St. Mary's Church, Tarbert, followed by burial in St. Mary's new cemetery, Tarbert.

DEATH has taken place of James Duggan, Murhur, Moyvane. Survived by parents Jimmy and Mary, brothers Timmy and Jerry, sister Maria, uncles Christy and Joe and aunt Kathleen. Requiem Mass for James was celebrated on Sunday 28th June 2015 at The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. Burial afterwards at Ahavoher Cemetery.

R.I.P David Kelly of Syracuse New York, & late of Tarmons. R.I.P Joan McLoughlin, Onorato, nee Healy late of Leitrim East Moyvane, who died in New York on 22 June, Sister of Noreen Dowling Cockhill, & Con Healy, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Sullivan, Maureen Broderick, Julie O Connor, John Sheehan, Jim Galvin, Maureen Nolan, Peg Horgan, Kathleen O Connor, Seamus Vaughan, William Quirke, Paddy Maher, Paddy Flavin, Sr. Nora Benchman O Flaherty, Joyce Mannix, Kate Foley, Kathy O Donovan, Patrick Dowd, Dan Donoghue, John Joe O Donnell, Eileen Stack. Mass on Thurs. 2nd Knockanure at 7.30pm. Mass on

Fri. 3rd at 7.30pm for Bridie Reilly nee Fitzmaurice. Mass on

Sat. 4th at 7.30pm for Seamus O’Flaherty & the deceased members of the  O’Flaherty Family. Mass on Sun. 5th at 11.00am for Fr. Jimmy Kissane & the deceased members of the Kissane Family.

CHURCH NEWS: Tues. 7th  at 7.30pm, Thanksgiving Mass on behalf of Francis Leahy. First Friday of the Month.  Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request. Adoration: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed.    10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

Readers, Vigil,  Elaine Hudson & Catriona Farrelly, 11am Philip Kiely & Maureen Walsh; Knockanure 10am Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

SPORTS: Multi Sports Camp @ Moyvane Community Centre 10am till 2pm. 5-13 yrs .As some school break up next Tuesday, kids welcome Wednesday-Friday also. Please txt Brendan 087 1515627 to book.

CAO change of mind deadline July 1st.

CLIMB MOUNT BRANDON: in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and celebrating the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avilla. 8am July 16th.

 LATIN MASS will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday 5th July, and Sunday 26th July, at 1.30pm.

RALLY FOR LIFE: in Dublin on July 4th. Bus transport available from Tralee. To book a place please phone 085 142 2512.

ST JOHN’S: Fri 3rd, The Gallant John Joe

Written by Tom Mac Intyre, the play features Tom Hickey who plays the part of a Cavan widower.  The characters in his life feature Boss man – his well to do patronising friend, The Hitmatist, The Chinee;  John –Joe O’ Reilly, Captain of the conquering Cavan team of the late 1940’s and Jacinta, his teenage daughter.  Presented by Pangur Bán Theatre ,Dub

WALK on the Great Southern Trail Greenway(GST).The 22 mile challenge along the old railway route (www.southerntrail.net) Leisure walking from Abbeyfeale-Rathkeale direction .The route takes about a leisurely 8 hours. (Abbeyfeale to Templeglantine 2hrs; Templeglantine to Newcastle West 3 hrs; Newcastle West to Rathkeale 3 hrs with food being available all day at these locations). Return to Abbeyfeale from Rathkeale by Bus is possible until 10pm.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Preached Retreat: July 6th - 12th 'The Human Journey - a way of relating to oneself, other and God' with Fr Michael Rodgers. Cost €420 residential or €40 day rate.

IRISH Dresden is back in operation again, set up in Dromcollogher in 1962, the factory employed up to 70 workers, when it closed in 2009 it had only a dozen.

THOUGHT: All wants are satisfied, all disorders of nature are removed, no life is any longer a burden, every day is a day of peace, everything you meet becomes a help to you, because everything you see or do is all done in the sweet, gentle element of Love. (William Law)

BOOK launch; Monsignor Padraig O Fiannachta recently launched a book on poet Piaras Mac Gearailt, written by Breandan O Croinin.

HISTORY SOCIETY Tarbert,  Dublin Tour takes place on Saturday 18th July – Details at the Bridewell, Tarbert.

COLUMBAN: Taken from Irish Catholic.

On November 23, 2015, many Christian communities right across Europe will celebrate the 1,400th anniversary of the death of St Columban in Bobbio, Northern Italy, in 615AD. The name Columban is derived from Columba, the Latin word for dove.  Columban is often called Columbanus and he is sometimes mistaken for Columba or Colmcille, who founded a monastery on the island of Iona, in Scotland. ---------------

 

Fr Aidan Larkin in his book St Columbanus: A Pilgrim for Christ gives a thumbnail biographical sketch: “The child would grow to manhood and become first a monk, then a priest, a distinguished scripture teacher, a master of Latin prose style and rhetoric, a competent versifier, an abbot, a founder of monasteries and monastic lawgiver, notably in Annegray, Luxeuil and Fontaines, in Burgundy, France, from where he would be expelled, and then in Bregenz, Austria, and finally in Bobbio.

The monasteries he founded had such a profound impact on early Medieval Europe that Robert Schuman, one of the architects of the EU, said in 1950 that St Columban was the patron of all those who were working for a united Europe...Unfortunately, while St Columbanus is the best known and best loved of the Irish saints in continental Europe, especially in France, Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland… sadly, he is less well known in Ireland.”

- See more at: http://www.irishcatholic.ie/article/celebrating-st-columban#sthash.nOWkfNrn.dpuf

WELLESLEY ; Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG,KP,GCB,GCH,PC,FRS (1769-1852) who was an important supporter of the Rideau Canal as a military necessity in the event of another American invasion. Wellesley was one of the leading military figures of the 19th century. He was commissioned in the British Army in 1787. A colonel by 1796, he saw action in the Netherlands and later India.

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=8394

WELLESLEY rose to prominence as a general during the Peninsular campaign of the Napoleonic Wars, and was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal after leading the allied forces to victory against the French in 1813. He served as the ambassador to France and was granted a Dukedom. Wellesley commanded the allied army which defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. He fought in some 60 battles throughout his military career and remained Commander-in-Chief of the British Army until his death in 1852.

 

2015 June 24 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Wednesday 1st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

 PADRE PIO NIGHT: June meeting at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Thursday night, June 25th  at 7.00 p.m. including Rosary, Mass, prayers  & Benediction. All are welcome.

FREE BUS to  Listowel from the locality every Wednesday, leaving c 10am, details from 1890 528 528.

FETE: The annual Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL  will be travelling to Lough Derg on Tuesday June 30th 2015 to Thursday July 2nd 2015. Contact  on 068 21707.

RECOVERY HAVEN is delighted to announce its Annual Celebration of light. The dates and venues for Celebration of Light are as follows: Friday June 26th at 7.45pm (candles lit at 8pm) - Abbeyfeale, Ballybunion, Banna, Tarbert, Fenit.

DEATH has occurred of Nancy Enright (née Cronin)

Tieraclea, Tarbert and formerly of Leitrim West on 17th June, 2015 wife of the late Jimmy Enright. Survived by her son Michael, daughters Kathleen, Patricia, Anne and Mary, sisters Mary and Kathleen, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Nancy Enright at Tarbert Church on Friday 19th, followed by burial at Kilnaughtin Cemetery.

ANNNIVERSARIES: Michael O Sullivan, Brendan Shanahan, Jim Cogan, Con Greaney, Mary Dunne, Mary Nolan, Mary Shanahan, John Culhane, Dan Flavin, Hannah Buckley, Eileen Kennelly, Bridie Long, Jeremiah O Connor, Bess Horgan. Mass on Tues. 23rd at Knockanure 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan. Mass on Wed. 24th at 7.30pm for          Tom Managher. Mass on Sat. 27th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Tom Kennelly.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil, John Corbett. 11am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure 10am, Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy

Collectors for month of July: Vigil , Kay O’Hanlon & Mary Kearney

11am, Eileen Cronin & Patricia Galvin and Knockanure 10am   Ann Mulvihill.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS are hosting an  Open Public meeting to celebrate 60yrs of AA in Kerry on Sunday 28th June at 2.30pm in Listowel Arms Hotel.  Refreshments will be served after meeting.

GRAVEYARD Mass in Listowel St Michael’s Cemetery on June 30th at 8pm and Mass in John Paul Cemetery on July 1st also at 8pm.

CEMETARY MASSES: Lisselton Cemetery  on Monday June 22nd at 8pm.  Gale Cemetery Thursday 25th June 8pm.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped off from 6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre.

 HEALING SERVICE AT THE WELL Lixnaw, on June 28th at 3pm.This service will consist of (1) The Liturgy of the Word (2) Anointing with the Holy Oils (3) and a Special Blessing for Carers.

EVENTS: Two weeks of swimming and water safety classes in Glin starting, Sunday July 5th and  Monday August 3rd Register on the day at 9am at the pier. Contact Iosla 087 120 9965;  Killarney Festival of Food and Music and Horse and Pony Racing in Tralee on 27th and 28th of June. Moorepark Open Day July 1st; West Limerick Singing Club at 9.30pm in the Ramble Inn;

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE will take place in the Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge on Saturday/Sunday, June 27th/28th.

SYMPATHY to friends and relatives of The six students, Ashley Donohoe (22) and Irish students Olivia Burke, Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Schuster( has Listowel relations), Lorcan Miller and Eimear Walsh (all 21), had been celebrating the 21st birthday of their friend Aoife Beary,( has Listowel relations) at an apartment in downtown Berkeley late on 15 June 2015, when the fourth-storey balcony , collapsed to the street below.

HEALTH: Diabetes Public Information Evening will be held on Thursday June 25th at 7.30pm in Fels Point Hotel, Tralee.  All are welcome.

TRIP: An outing to Mount Trenchard and Foynes led by Tom Donovan will take place on Sunday 28th June.  Meet at Parish Church, Loughill, Co. Limerick at 2.30pm.  All are welcome. 

NOVENA to Our lady of Perpetual  Help was held in Limerick last week, thousands attended the nine day event, with ten sessions per day. This is the 150th anniversary of the rediscovering of the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual help. It was easy to access the event , by bus as the stop is only yards from the church.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 25th, Jim McCann’s Songs and Rare Gems. Friday 26th After Sarah Miles, a play by Michael Hilliard Mulcahy. Sat. 27th , Conal Gallen- Laugh and a half, comedy, details from 068 22566.

PLANS - When ours are interrupted, His are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always (including those minutes or hours or years which seem most useless or wasted or unendurable) "toward the goal of true maturity" (Rom 12:2 JBP).Elisabeth Elliot

LIFESKILLS PROGRAMME:  Come and join us as a First Step to Boost Your Confidence. Self Confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned & built on. Working on your self-confidence is well worth the effort!   West Limerick Resources is offering four short practical workshops to find your confident self in 1. Healthy Eating & Nutrition, 2. Personal Care & Grooming, 3. Presentation of Self—First Impression and 4. Communication & Confidence in the Newcastle West Family & Community Hub each Thursday from June 25 – July 16 from 10am—1pm.  Free of Charge and open to those in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment. Contact: Adrienne on 087 2773294 or call to the WLR office 

BIG TODDLE FOR BARNARDOS: Toddlers in Abbeyfeale are getting ready for the Annual Big Toddle for Barnardos will take place in the Town Park Abbeyfeale on Tuesday, June 23 from 11am to 12.30pm weather permitting, followed by Teddy bear picnic.

GATHER BY THE FEALE SOAPBOX DERBY:  The 1st annual Soapbox Derby will take place down Abbeyfeale Hill on Saturday, July 18 from 2-6pm next during Gather by the Feale.  It will be followed by entertainment in the Festival Marquee in the Grove with No Direction, Sound as a Pound and Limerick band Hermitage Green.  Entries are now being accepted for the Derby

OPENING OF REFLECTIVE SPACE IN ABBEYFEALE:  The community is invited to the opening of Light on Stone Reflective Space in the Town Park on Wednesday June 24 at 7pm. The project has been a collaboration between the Glorach Theatre and Abbeyfeale Community Leisure Town Park.

CAMP: Listowel Family Resource Centre are hosting their annual summer camp with a wide variety of activities for the younger members of the local community.  The camp runs from Monday 6th July to Wednesday 19th August, from 9.30pm-1.30pm daily. Activities will include: arts/crafts. computers, games, cookery and much more besides.   For further details, contact Pat Lyons on (068) 23584.

FARMERS: Most of our First Cut silage is now completed. All are wondering about what happened to Global Warming. The Scottish Farmer; Publishing in Scotland Since 1893, reports the following, Considering how much total farm income has dropped - which could be around 25 to 30% in almost every sector - then we are in difficulty. Compound that with the horrendous cold, wet conditions on the west side of this little country over the past six weeks, then there is little wonder discussions round farm kitchen tables and offices are being held, in order to find ways of surviving this unexpected downturn in TFI, which is wiping out any hope of covering costs, let alone leave any margin!

SECRET police files detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising have been made available to the public for the first time, see link below.

http://www.nationalarchives.ie/digital-resources/chief-secretarys-office-crime-branch-dublin-metropolitan-police-dmp-movement-of-extremists-29-may-1915-20-april-1916/

HEALTH: Hand Sanitizer

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-you-should-stop-using-hand-sanitizer-immediately

This is also true of a number of cosmetic ingredients — for example, chemicals used in nail polish. The EU banned a plasticizer called dibutyl phthalate from nail polish due to concerns over potential endocrine-disrupting and other adverse health effects in 2004, while the FDA has not issued a regulation on its use, DBP is now found in fewer nail cosmetics sold in the U.S. Use of lead-based interior paints was banned in France, Belgium and Austria in 1909. Much of Europe followed suit before 1940. It took the U.S. until 1978 .

The FDA has asked Pfizer to stop manufacturing the arsenic-containing drug, Roxarsone, that was found in the livers of nearly half of all chicken tested. According to the Wall Street Journal.

BATTLE: Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815. The bicentennial marking the decisive clash between Napoleon's forces and a combined army of British and Prussians.

http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/3099/1/Thesis_-_%27Ireland_and_the_Waterloo_campaign_of_1815%27.pdf

TRIP: Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society will have a full day outing to Cobh and Spike Island on Sunday 28th. June 2015 leaving Limerick city at 8.00am.  This should prove to be a most memorable visit which will give us an opportunity to view one of the world’s largest cruise liner ‘The Royal Princess’ which is 19 decks high and will be berthed in Cobh that day and will depart at 6pm.  The visit will include Cobh’s famous Cathedral St. Colman’s, the Titanic Memorial, Lusitania Victims burial plot, Jack Doyle the Gorgeous Gael’s grave.  We will also visit Spike Island with a viewing of the home of ‘Little Nellie of Holy God’.  The trip includes guided tours throughout.  Contact Pat O’Donovan PRO 087 9977340.

 

 

 

2015 June 17 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

 PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS on June 16th in Lixnaw.  Witness will be given by Kerry Rose Julette Cullotty who will relate her own private battle with cancer.

BEST WISHES to all our members who will compete in the Fleadh Cheoil Charrai  this weekend in Caherciveen.

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

FOOD FAIR Listowel runs from June 18th to 21st.

HORSE AND PONY RACING: The annual Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Racing in Relihan’s Inch on Sunday 21st June .

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped  6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre.

WEDDINGS: Best wishes to Julieann Lane daughter of Denis and Anne of Kilmorna who recently married in Duagh church Jonathan Curran a native of Donegal, Fr Tom McMahon officiated. Best wishes also to Grace O Carroll of Clountubrid who married Shane Kiely of Cork at Listowel Church on 13th June 2015. Canon O Connor was the celebrant. The bride is daughter of John and Peggy O Carroll.

 HALL: Shanagolden Hall celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year, and they are holding a Showband Concert to mark the occasion on Friday 19th June.

FETE: The annual Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL  will be travelling to Lough Derg on Tuesday June 30th 2015 to Thursday July 2nd 2015. Contact  on 068 21707.

DEATH occurred on 4th June 2015 of Denis Collins, Beechwood Park, Mallow and Knocknagorna, Athea. Survived by his wife Lucy (nee Leahy), father of Maurice, Denise, Edel, Sinéad, John and Donncha.  Also survived by his son-in-law Paul, daughter-in-law Nicola,  grandchildren Simon, Ciara and Liam, brothers Paddy and Seanie, sisters Hilda, Peg, Siobhan, Rosie and Helen, uncles Ben and Dan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces.. Requiem Mass on Monday at  St. Mary's Church, Mallow,  Funeral afterwards to St. Gobnait's Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Donal Mulvihill, David Riordan, Ned Cronin, Maureen Moore, Joan Keane, Bridie O Connell, Eamonn Keane, Myles Kearney, Bridget Guidry, Pat McElligott, Maureen Keane, Liam Barry, Sr. Aquilina Relihan, Joe Lynch, Patrick O Keeffe, Tom Keane, Sr. Elaine McElligott, John Culhane, James Groarke. Mass on Wed.    17th at 7.30pm  for Con O’Connor, Glin. Mass on Thurs.18th  in   Knockanure at 7.30pm for Peggy, John & Betty Mc Elligott. Mass on

Fri. 19th  at 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch. Mass on Sat. 20th  at    7.30pm for Nora Walsh, Months Mind. Mass on Sun. 21st at 10.00am for Denis Flaherty and 11.00am  mass is for Patsy Horan, Months Mind. Mass on Tues. 23rd at 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan.       

CHURCH NEWS:  Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request. Readers: Vigil, Eileen Collins, 11am, Kevin Hudson & Karina Stack; Knockanure 10am, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

Collectors for month of July: Vigil, Kay O’Hanlon & Mary Kearney.  11am    Eileen Cronin & Patricia Galvin; Knockanure 10am  Ann Costello. Exam Candle will be lit at all Masses while exams are in progress.  God’s Blessing to you all.

MASS: Medjugorje Anniversary Mass: You are invited to  Confession, Rosary, Mass and Adoration in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday June 15th at 6.30pm.  Confession before Mass.  All welcome.

NOVENA  takes place from Friday June 12th to Saturday June 20th in Mount Saint Alphonsus Redemptorist Church, Limerick.

FR PAT MOORE   undergoing surgery  Monday the15th in Cork, operation will last 6 hours. Mass will be offered on Monday morning in Duagh at 10am to coincide with Fr Pat's surgery and Holy Hour on Monday evening in Duagh will be at 8pm to pray for his recovery.  The Rosary will be offered before Mass on Tuesday evening.

BOOK: Poets and Dreamers is the title of a book by the Sliabh Luachra Writers Group which was launched recently. It contains material from 24 of the 35 writers in the group who first came together at a creative writer’s workshop in  2011.

 

TRAIL: The 5th annual 36km Big Walk along the Old Railway Greenway will take place on Saturday 20th June at 10.30am.

 ST JOHN’S: Mary Poppins/ Annie, 15th- 17th and 23rd and 24th; Fri. 19th The Willis Clan, Family band with guest Ciaran Sheehan; Sat 20th Two Solo plays on Joyce, written by Donal O Kelly and performed by Katie O Kelly, more from 068 22566.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE will take place in the Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge on Saturday/Sunday, June 27th/28th. Theme “Wake up the World”. Main Speakers: Fr Jack Soulsby SM, UK & Brisbane, and Dennis Wrigley, Maranatha Community. 

SILVER JUBILEE: Fr. Padraig Walsh is celebrating the Silver Jubilee of his ordination at the Vigil Mass in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Saturday June 20th at 6.30pm. After Mass there will be refreshments in the Pastoral Centre. Fr. Padraig ministered in St. John’s Parish for 13 years.  Anyone who wishes to come and celebrate with Fr. Padraig will be very welcome.

DAY: World Refugee Day 2015, the Tralee International Resource Centre/TIRC is holding a seminar about children living in Direct Provision (DP).

This will take place on Friday June 19th from 11am-1.30pm in St John’s Pastoral Centre, Ashe St., Tralee.

The seminar entitled ‘Lost Childhoods’, will feature speakers from HIQA, a local primary school principal, and Teresa O Donovan, General Manager Kerry Primary Care & Integrated Services HSE.  A statement from a family living in DP in Tralee will be read at the seminar. For further information and to book a place please contact TIRC at 066 7127918, info@tirc.ie, www.tirc.ie.

THOUGHT: One who has been touched by grace will no longer look on those who stray as “those evil people” or “those poor people who need our help.” Nor must we search for signs of “loveworthiness.” Grace teaches us that God loves because of who God is, not because of who we are. Philip Yancey

HISTORY: 1916, The roadshow, taking place in City Hall Limerick on June 20 between 2pm-5pm, will allow those to bring original material to have it scanned, photographed and catalogued on the day and returned.

GATHER BY THE FEALE SOAPBOX DERBY RULES:  The 1st annual Soapbox Derby will take place down Abbeyfeale Hill on Saturday, July 18 from 2-6pm next during Gather by the Feale.  It will be followed by entertainment in the Festival Marquee in the Grove with No Direction, Sound as a Pound and Limerick band Hermitage Green.  Entries are now being accepted for the Derby and the following rules apply:

1 . MAX LENGTH FOR CAR IS 2.4 METERS,

2, MAX WIDTH IS 1.4 METERS,

3 .CAR HAS TO BE AT LEAST 125 MM FROM ROAD.

4 .MAX WHEEL SIZE IS 600 MM,

5 . CAR MUST HAVE BRAKES FITTED,

6. CAR MUST HAVE ROLL BAR, THIS CAN ALSO BE USED FOR PUSHING, WEAR A HELMET,

7. PLEASE FIT A TOWING EYE TO FRONT AND REAR OF YOUR CAR.

8. THE DRIVER MUST BE 18 OR OVER. WEAR A HELMET AND WILL BE FULLY INSURED.

9. TEAMS OF 3, 2 PUSHERS, 1 DRIVER

10. THE CAR MUST HAVE FULL FLOOR, AND SIDES AS HANDS AND FEET MUST BE INSIDE CAR AT ALL TIMES.

11. EACH CAR HAS TO PASS SCRUTINY NO EXCEPTIONS.

12. IF WE HAVE ENOUGH INTEREST WE WILL BE HAVING A LADIES RACE TOO.

13. IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA OUR FACEBOOK PAGE - GATHER BY THE FEALE.

 

HISTORY: 3-5-1919, p5 Kerryman; Wage Craz has caught on in Newtown. About 7.30 in the morning, farmers of all sizes numbering about 140 arrived at Moyvane, many labourers also assembled as there was a rumour that two creameries were to be dismantled. The employees of the creameries had settled their wages already.Fr Keane arrived on the scene as things were in danger of getting out of hand. On his advice a delegation from each side was picked to discuss their disagreements. Farmers were, W Collins JP. Jer Nolan JP, J F Scanlon, Tom Leahy, G Stack, P O Connor, C C Mulvihill, M Mulvihill. Transport Union, James Lynch, John Brandon, Tom Fitzgerald, Sec Transport Union and member of North Kerry Sinn Fein executive and Pat Scanlon. After discussions at the Co—Operative office the transport man submitter 10 points to farmers delegates. Ten Historic Points; Working hours 7am to 6pm old time. The payment for overtime and Sunday work to be agreed between employee and employer. The employment of non union labourers  to terminate agreement. All men employed before the strike to be taken back until completion of their contract. Employers not bound to take back men whose term of employment has expired. As to wages, men who were offered continuous employment till 1st Dec. 1919 to be paid£1-1s per week with diet. Men employed weekly to be paid £1- 2s 6d with diet per week. Servant men who lived in farmers houses, who were employed more than three months were free to make their own agreement. Several men over 18  who were not in receipt of the £28 for 10 months, increase for that term 22 April 1919. Casual labourers to be paid 5s per day with diet, all bound until 1st Dec. 1919. Winter pay agreement by both sides about start of Nov. Praise for all sides including Fr Keane and Tom Fitzgerald Secretary for termination of an unpleasant embargo.

Death of Sir Morgan Ross O Connell, great grandson of the Liberator in his 57th year.

Atlantic Flight prospects, American competitors having an equal start becomes brighter as time passes. Advance guard of destroyers assigned to guide and patrol duties along route. Officers who piloted F5 which travelled 1250 miles in 20 hours , it was lack of fuel that forced them to land.

GARDA: Michael Joseph Kennelly Garda

http://www.geni.com/people/MichaelKennelly/6000000019280598541

From: http://www.clifden2012.org/history/history-of-clifden.html - written by Alice Kennellly, daughter of Paud Kennelly

 "My Grandfather, Garda Michael Kennelly is featured in the 'Gardai 1930' photo, seated extreme left. He hailed from Newtownsandes (now Moyvane) Co. Kerry and lived in Aillebrack with his wife Alice McHale-Kennelly. He was killed 'on duty' in January 1934 when he and his colleague Sergeant Forde, were returning to Maam Garda Station after escorting a female patient to Ballinasloe Mental Hospital. On driving through Galway the hackney car in which they were travelling left the road and entered the River Corrib at Woodquay. Garda Kennelly was drowned along with the others in the car."

 

 

 

2015 June 10 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre was held on Monday 08th  June 2015.  Details on 068 49799. 

AGM of the creamery is on 11th June 2015.

SIAMSA Tire, Tralee  – Auditions for young people aged 7-12 on Sat 13 June from 10-2pm.  Audition by appointment only.  Please call 066 7123055.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped  6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre. 

CHARITY: Duagh Motorcycle Charity Run on June 13th, starts at noon.

HALL: Shanagolden Hall celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year, and they are holding a Showband Concert to mark the occasion on Friday 19th June.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: The Brandon Hotel, Mon 8th June from 5pm to 8.30pm. Tues 9th, Wed 10th and Thurs 11th June from  3pm - 5pm & 7pm - 9pm. 

FOOD FAIR Listowel runs from June 18th to 21st.

VOLUNTEER: The Alzheimer’s Daycare Respite at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers. For further information contact Bridie 068 23584/086 8556431.

NOVENA  takes place from Friday June 12th to Saturday June 20th in Mount Saint Alphonsus Redemptorist Church, Limerick.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Claude Sheehy, Dan Scanlon, P J Flavin, Hannah Barnes, Paud  Woulfe, Winnie Sheehy, Kathleen O Dwyer, Liam Cronin, Charles J Haughey, John Lynch, Mary Horgan, Sr. Joan Kirby, Mai O Connor, Jack Mulvihill, Mass on Wed. 10th at 7.30pm  for      Agnes Mulvihill. Mass on Sat. 13th at 7.30pm  for Jack Mulvihill. Mass on Sun. 14th  at 10.00am  for Joan Keane and 11.00am   mass is for     Christy Barry. Mass on Tues. 16th  in Knockanure  at 7.30pm for   Peggy, John & Betty McElligott.

CHURCH NEWS:  Exam Candle will be lit at all Masses while exams are in progress.  God’s Blessing to you all.  Medjugorje Anniversary Mass: You are invited to  Confession, Rosary, Mass and Adoration in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday June 15th  at  6.30pm.  Confession before Mass.  All welcome.

OPEN AIR MASS: As part of Féile na mBlath at The Park Festival Tralee the 10.30am Mass  Sunday , June 14th, will be celebrated in the Town Park. Some seating will be available.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS on June 16th in Lixnaw.  Witness will be given by Kerry Rose Julette Cullotty who will relate her own private battle with cancer. 

THANKS: Irish Cancer Society would like to thanks the parishioners of Moyvane for their generosity in the recent Annual Church Gate Collection, which raised €657.  A special word of thanks to the collectors.

ICE CREAM SUNDAY. June. 14th to aid Down Syndrome.

MOYVANE Development Association: Village Clean up  Tuesday night June 9th at 7.30pm.

THE ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP meet at the Listowel Family Resource centre. on Tuesday June 9th at 12.30pm.

PARISH SOCIAL Listowel on  June 12th  in Listowel Arms Hotel beginning with mass of the Feast of the Sacred Heart at 8.00 p.m

ST MICHAELS LISTOWEL -A special information evening for the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of incoming 1st year students September 2015 will take place on Monday June 15th at 7.30pm in the College.

BEST WISHES to Timmy Hanrahan, Clash, who celebrated his 80th birthday recently in the Devon Inn with family and friends.

FETE: The annual Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL  will be travelling to Lough Derg on the following dates: Tuesday June 30th 2015 to Thursday July 2nd 2015. Friday July 24th  2015  to Sunday July 26th 2015 Thursday 13th August 2015 to Saturday 15th August. Contact us on 068 21707

DAY TRIP TO ST.MEL'S CATHEDRAL, LONGFORD.

Roscrea Castle / Damer House & Moneygall.Sat June 27th .Dep Listowel 8am. Contact Marie 0861032436

THE ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT group meet on June 9th  at 12.30pm at Listowel Family Resource centre.

MINISTER ;The Minister for Heritage, Heather Humphreys is visited the Mens Shed  in Abbeyfeale on Saturday , June 6  and then to see the Purt Castle project.

TRIP: day trip will take place to Kilkenny on Tuesday, July 14th. For more information contact Marie Wrenn on 087-7674832 or Joan Fitzgibbon on 087-9865005.

 YOUNG PEOPLE, FAITH AND CULTURE,

Wednesday, June 24th at 7pm Thursday, June 25th 11am - 4.45pm

Don Bosco Centre, Salesian House, Milford, Castletroy, Limerick

To mark the Bicentenary of Don Bosco’s birth (1815) the Salesians and Salesian Sisters are hosting a seminar in Limerick on ‘Young People Faith and Culture’ in our digital age.

HORSE AND PONY RACING: The official launch of the annual Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Racing in Relihan’s Inch on Sunday 21st June takes place on this Friday night in Donal and Ann’s. All welcome.

AWARE:  Depression Support Group meets: Killarney – Mondays, KDYS at 7pm; Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm.  Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie

SWIMMING: Two weeks of swimming and water safety classes in Glin this summer starting: Sunday July 5th Monday August 3rd Register on the day at 9am at the pier. Contact Iosla 087 120 9965

HUNT MUSEUM ; Father Browne’s First World War will consist of 40 photographs taken both at the front and in the trenches in Flanders and near the Somme, and will be opened by journalist Kevin Myers on July 9-2015, running until September.

FOOTBALL: 25,000 fans are expected to travel to Dublin for the meeting between Boston College and Georgia Tech in the Aviva Stadium on 3rd September 2016.

SPACE: Space Station  is visible in evening skies until June 14th.

For the most up to date and detailed predictions for Ireland check   www.astronomy.ie/iss

DOMINICANS:  The church in Knockanure predates any Dominican arrival. However, the evidence in most of these refuge sites is that the friars lived like secular clergy and worked in the churches near to the houses of refuge. The administration appears to have turned a blind eye to secular clergy. Their particular interest was in breaking the religious orders. The main reason for this is that the religious orders were international organisations and open to continental influences contrary to the policies in Westminster. In Creggs, Milltown, Donore, Castlewellan, Sixmilebridge, Ballingaul, Longwood, Swords, Malahde, Thomastown, Killyon, Rathcabban, Boula, Mount Mary, Castlelyons & Kilcommac the friars were living and dressing as secular priests at that time - there is no reasonable explanation as to why Knockanure alone would be the only one that was different. Their poverty would have necessitated work in the area and, whilst it is possible that they never worked in the chapel at Knockanure they would certainly have worked in other chapels in the area as incumbents.

The arrival in Knockanure was probably at the invitation of the Stack family but sadly there are no documents to tell us anything about what was happening or how the friars arrived there or why Knocknure was chosen. The friars were also in possession of a house near Spa but the likelihood is that the bishop of Ardfert wanted help in more remote places of his diocese during those troubled times. The redundant friars of Tralee would have been a welcome help in the years between the Puritan era and the rebuilding of Catholic dioceses in the early 19th century. Sadly much of this story remains a series of speculations as records do not exist and living memory is long gone by now.

By Fergal a Dominican

2015 June 3 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 TIDY: Knockanure Tidy Towns: Once again an appeal goes out from the Tidy Towns to all householders in the Village and its environs, to do their best to make their places as attractive as possible before the judging starts on June 1st.

 

RAMBLING House on Thursday 04th June 2015 at 9pm 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 on Monday 08th June 2015. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome. If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799.

 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place in Listowel on Sunday June 7th immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass.

 

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015. Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

 

CHIROPODIST in the Marian Hall on Thursday June 4th at 10.30am. For booking, please phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

SENIOR Citizens Meeting Tuesday 2nd June at 8pm in the Marian Hall.

 

RADIO KERRY had a lovely programme on the Parish of Moyvane Knockanure, thanks to all who contributed to the Frank Lewis show on the 30th May 2015.

 

AGM of the creamery is on 11th June 2015.

 

SIAMSA Tire, Tralee – Auditions for young people aged 7-12 on Sat 13 June from 10-2pm. Audition by appointment only. Please call 066 7123055.

 

HAPPY 90th Birthday to Birdie Mai Beaton of Ahalahana who recently celebrated the event with family and friends.

 

HOPE all our friends who visited us during the Bank Holiday had happy memories of being amongst us.

 

DEATH has occurred of Bridie Histon (née Mulvihill) of 2 Markievicz Park, Athea. Requiem Mass on Sunday 31st May 2015 at St Bartholomew Church, for Bridie Histon followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

 

 

ANNNIVERSARIES: Hannie Fitzgerald, Eileen Healy, Sr. Maureen Griffin, Maurice O Connor, David Flynn, Owen McGillicuddy, Chris Sweeney, Eileen Goulding, Chris Moriarty, Mairead Moroney, Hannah Doyle, Sr. Emilian Bunce, John Costelloe, John Moriarty, Fr. Tim Enright, Peg Normile, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Br. Hermes OConnor, Bridget Kennelly, Tom Connor, Bill Barry, Fr Tommy O Hanlon,Willie Flaherty, Hannie Mulvihill, Sadie Shanahan, Howard Flannery, Eugene O Sullivan, Elizabeth Emmery, Sr. Gabrielle Galvin, Fr. William Scanlon, Mass on Tues. 2nd at 7.30pm for Eileen Keogh nee Cronin, who died in San Franciso, from Leitrim West. Mass on Wed. 3rd at 7.00pm at 7.00pm for Brid Brouder. Mass on Fri. 5th at 7.30pm in Moyvane and 8.00pm in Knockanure for Eileen Goulding. Mass on

 

Sat. 6th at 7.30pm for John, Dan & Bridie Kearney. Mass on Sun. 7th 10.00am for Kathleen O’Dwyer and 11.00am for Hughie Fitzmaurice

 

Mass on Thurs. 4th at Knockanure 7.30pm Private Intention

 

FIRST Friday of the Month. Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

 

CHURCH NEWS: Diocesan Collection on 6th & 7th June for ACCORD.

 

Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request. Adoration: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

 

Readers: Vigil Catriona Farrelly. 11am Philip Kiely & Maureen Walsh.

 

Knockanure 10am Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

 

WRITERS WEEK. Many locals took an active part in the activities of the week, while the rest of us sampled events here and there. Some events were live on the internet and a man with Moyvane connections was setting up the link.

 

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane. Bags may also be dropped 6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre. All clothes, shoes, bags, towels, curtains etc. accepted (no duvets/pillows). Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

 

BEST WISHES all the students who are heading abroad to work for the summer months and also to all the secondary students who will be starting their Junior & Leaving Cert exams.

 

WEATHER broken and cold for time of year, the whitethorn is in full bloom at present. If you around you can easily find a dozen flowering plants and shrubs.

 

WRITERS WEEK. Had a packed schedule with something for most people. Local wood turner Donnchadha O Connor of Kilbaha, was there demonstrating his skill, creating hand turned pens; he is continuing the long tradition of craftsmen in his family.

 

ABBEYFEALE Town Park Dog Show on Sunday June 7 at 2.00 p.m.

 

NINE DAYS OF PRAYER/NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART in Listowel starting on Thursday next June 4th to Friday June 12th at the 10.30 a.m. mass each day. All are welcome!

 

HALL: Shanagolden Hall celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year, and they are holding a Showband Concert to mark the occasion on Friday 19th June. The line-up will include Tommy Drennan, Trudy Lawlor, Ronan Collins, Sean O’Dowd, Lorraine and the Conquerors.

 

ST JOHN’S: On Wed. 3rd, from Portland Oregon The Underscore Orchestra. Friday 5th The Best of Traditional. Tuesday 9th, Have a Heart, a play written and Produced by Seamus Moran, more from 068 22566.

 

RUN: Fun/Adventure Run” which is being held on June 7th and organized by the Athea GAA Club, please contact Kevin O’Keeffe on 087-7636568.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE are hosting their annual summer camp starting in early July. Further details from Pat Lyons on (068) 23584.

 

FOOD FAIR Listowel runs from June 18th to 21st.

 

FETE: Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

 

LISTOWEL HOSPICE: Sunflower days are 5th & 6th June this year Please contact Jenny 086-3934134 or John 085-1032343 CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY CENTRE: Summer advance set dancing classes beginning 8th June at 8.30pm. everyone welcome.

 

THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION are holding their AGM on Wednesday 3rd June at 1pm at their Day Resource centre at Ballygologue road New volunteers are always welcome.

 

KERRY TRAVELLERS HEALTH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: are holding an Exhibition to celebrate ‘Young People and Creativity’ for Traveller Pride. The Exhibition will take place in Tralee Library from the 2nd to 5th June from 12pm each day, with a launch on Thursday 4th at 3.30pm.

 

For more information please contact: Éadaoin Moynihan 087-2474428.

 

HISTORICAL OUTING IN WEST KERRY A historical tour of Lough Adoon, Cahir and Shronebrin will be led by Mícheál Ó Coileáin on Sunday 7th June. Assemble at the church carpark in Cloghane at 2.30pm. All welcome. Organised by the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society.

 

ARDFERT. Preached Retreat: July 6th - 12th 'The Human Journey - a way of relating to oneself, other and God' with Fr Michael Rodgers.

 

OPEN AIR MASS: As part of Féile na mBlath at The Park Festival the 10.30am Mass on Sunday , June 14th, will be celebrated in the Town Park. Some seating will be available.

 

A HEALING SERVICE AND BLESSING OF THE SICK will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Well, Lixnaw on Sun. June 28th at 3pm.

 

VOLUNTEER: The Alzheimer’s Daycare Respite at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers. If you are a caring person and have a few hours to spare, this is a lovely opportunity to help Alzheimers patients in the daycare setting. For further information contact Bridie 068 23584/086 8556431.

 

CHILDREN: If you have ever wondered how to program a robot, help may be at hand in the form of a week long summer camp for children to be held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre in Mid July. The camp is open to children aged 8-12 years old and will teach participants, how to programme a robot to perform various actions such as; driving challenges, mexican wave, maze challenges, clap sensing, obstacle detection, line sensing and many other fun experiments. The cost of the camp is €50 per child including use of the robots, hand outs and a certificate upon completion. A discount will be offered for two or more children. The camp runs from Monday 20th July - Friday 24th July from 10 - 12 noon daily. Contact Sinead on 086 8307698.

 

PILGRIMAGE: Lough Derg is a place of welcome where no one is judged and everyone is equal. You can begin your three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 29th May until 13th August. No need to book. Daily boats to the Island, from 10.30am until 3.00pm, 7 days a week until 13th August. Regular pilgrimages throughout the season country wide. Contact Maureen or Lorraine in Lough Derg direct on 071 9861518 email info@loughderg.org

 

THOUGHT: If you seek Him because you love Him, and not for your own agenda's sake to be successful or noticed, you will not go wrong. John Arnott.

 

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, March 18, 1891; Page: 2

 

THE PARNELLITE DELEGATES IN AMERICA.

 

New York, Monday.

 

The Parnell delegates were waited on last night by the Irish Societies, here, and invited to join in the St. Patrick's Day parade reception to-morrow. They are to head the procession in an open carriage through all the principal streets. They will attend a mass meeting to be held later.

 

It is significant that no invitation was sent to the M'Carthy delegate to join in the proceedings, in which all prominent Irishmen will take leading parts. He still remains obscure, and is not to be seen in the street or hotel. The Parnell delegates, on the contrary, have received many invitations to social gatherings, and their rooms are crowded with visitors all day long.

 

The following despatch has been received by the Parnell delegates Montreal City—Parnell to the back bone. No use McCarthy. Signed, George Langan. Many other telegrams of the same nature have been received.

 

Freemans Journal 7 March 1891 page 6

 

Irish delegation to make a speaking tour of America , leaves Queenstown for New York. The delegated nominated by Parnell and the Irish Party include J J O Kelly MP a member of the Old Guard. He joined the Irish Party in 1880 and had been prominent in the party since. As a young man he was a soldier of France, active against the Arabs in Mexico on behalf of Maximilian. Was in the Irish movement in 1867. He was one of the editors of The New York Herald. Fought in Cuba 1873, the story of which is in three volume novel. Mr. O Kelly worked actively in 1880 and ’81 as a follower of Parnell. He wrote a series of articles on Soudan struggle in the Freemans Journal and predicted the outcome. O Kelly advised well calculated , he should be a powerful advocate for evicted tenants.

 

 

 

Mr W R Redmond MP, not yet 30 years old is from Wexford, his father represented Wexford for many years and was a supporter of Home Rule. In 1882Mr Redmond was in prison for his part in the No Rent manifesto, spent his 21st birthday in jail with Parnell, O Brien, Dillon and others. On release he went to America, speaking with Davitt in many of the big cities there. In 1883 he went to Australia with his brother J E Redmond. While William was in Australia he was elected for Wexford In 1885 he was elected for North Fermanagh. He was on his fourth trip to America.

 

John O Connor MP, is popular on both sides of the Atlantic, has been jailed, done some yeoman service while in England and Scotland. He is in constant demand and prime favourite on platforms.

 

Mr Harrison MP. His Physique is of no ordinary fibre, his northern pluck and English training. Since he entered parliament , he is fighting the battle of the tenants.

 

WRITERS WEEK;

 

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2015 May 27 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

ROSARY will be recited at The Grotto Moyvane every Tuesday Evening - after Mass - during the Month of May.

MASS for 31st May, 2015 for the intentions of all those people who supported the Groarke Family during Jim’s illness and his death.

TIDY: Knockanure Tidy Towns: Once again an appeal goes out from the Tidy Towns to all householders in the Village and its environs, to do their best to make their places as attractive as possible before the judging starts on June 1st.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 08th  June 2015.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.  If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799.   New members especially welcome.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place in Listowel on Sunday June 7th immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass.

FLEADH in Glin  begins on 30th May.

RACING in Listowel on June Bank Holiday.

AGM of the creamery is on 11th June 2015, they employ 11 staff.

DEATH Eileen Keogh, Resided in San Francisco, CA. Passed away on May 13, 2015. Eileen was born at Moyvane on May 29, 1928. Eileen was married to Patrick Joseph Keogh for over 50 years, he died in March 2012.  Mother of Kathleen and Edward Keogh. Also survived by daughter-in-law Rose Keogh and grandson Sean Patrick Keogh. Sisters Mary Cronin, Nancy Enright and Kathleen Mulligan . Eileen was preceded by her brothers, Thomas and Patrick Cronin. Eileen is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

 Eileen was an active parishioner of St. Gabriel's Church for over 50 years. Funeral Mass on Wednesday June 3 at 11:00 am at St. Gabriel Church, 2559 40th Ave at Ulloa St. Private burial will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Murphy, Dolores Connolly, Catherine Stack, Seamus Flaherty, P J Bambury, Sr. Clare Grommell, Fiona Moore, Mary Cullen, Mary Dalton, Netta O Flaherty, Sr. Camillus Buckley, John Shanahan, Elizabeth Doyle, Tom O Connor, Sr. Teresa Stack, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, J B Keane, Tom Lynch, Mass on Tues. 26th at 7.30pm for Tom Flaherty. Mass on Wed. 27th  at    7.30pm for Kathleen Dore. Mass on Fri. 29th at 7.30pm for Michael & Margaret Mulvihill. Mass on Sat.30th at 7.30pm for John & Peggy Collins and the deceased members of the Collins Family. Mass on

Sun. 31st at 10.00am for Noreen Sweeney. Mass on Tues. 2nd  at     7.30pm  for Eileen Keogh nee Cronin.

READERS: Readers: Vigil, John Corbett, 11am  Amanda Coulson & Áine O’Connor; Knockanure 10am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

QUEEN of the May procession was held in Knockanure on May 17th. It was a lovely ceremony with walk to and from the grotto, followed by sermon and singing in the Church. Thanks to all who participated.

RADIO Mass Link: An Engineer is visiting the Parish the end of May.  Any parishioner having difficulty with their reception of Mass, please contact Fr. Lucid or Eileen Collins at 068 58221 or 087 9313912. 

GLASSLAND will be shown in Listowel on 29th May at 8.30pm and Matt Mooney is also launching his book  at 12.30 also on the 29th. Another book Teampall Ban, will be of interest to locals.

HOLY CROSS:  St Pio National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey near Thurles will take place on Sunday 31st May. A coach will leave from the Market Yard Newcastle West at 9.30 am. Contact Pat Dalton for additional information and booking on 069-62306

DAY TRIP TO BLOOM IN THE PARK. Sat May 30th. Dep Listowel Arms Hotel 6.30am. Contact Marie 0861032436.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 28th, Art Exhibition at 12pm; James Joyce and 3 Cities at 1pm; Christine Dwyer Hickey  at 3pm;  and Lucinda Sly at 8.30pm, more from 068 22566.

WRITERS WEEK 2015: Opening Night on Wednesday 27th May. Full details of programme of events on www.writersweek.ie  Usual mass for Writers Week will take place at St. Mary’s Listowel on Sunday at 11.00 a.m.

SIAMSA Tire, Tralee  – Auditions for young people aged 7-12 on Sat 13 June from 10-2pm.  Audition by appointment only.  Please call 066 7123055.

PILGRIMAGE: Lough Derg three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 29th May until 13th August. No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3:00pm 7 days a week until 13th August. Contact Maureen or Lorraine in Lough Derg direct on 071 9861518 .Local bus on 30th May and 30th June, details from 0873966399.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped  6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre.  All clothes, shoes, bags, towels, curtains etc. accepted (no duvets/pillows).  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

ADORATION: Wednesday Adoration Moyvane Church: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Wednesday in The Sacristy from 10am to 7pm.  People attend for One Hour on a rota basis, but if this is not possible maybe two people would share doing half an hour each. Because of the small numbers attending for some Hours, it would be appreciated if people who can’t give a commitment to attend every week, might volunteer to be on standby to cover for, when regulars are unable to attend.  Think about it.  Contact Anne O’Flaherty or Philip Kiely.

RAY OF SUNSHINE FOUNDATION.  They are looking for volunteers to travel to Mountbassa in Jan. & Feb. 2016 to build a rescue centre for abused girls aged 3 to 16 years.  Trades & non trades people are welcome to spare ten days and help these vulnerable children.  Mountbassa is a world renowned tourist resort on the east coast of Kenya.  If interested contact Tina O’Mahony on (087) 9449569 or call into the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tue. May 26th at 6pm.

ROAD Works on the Abbeyfeale side of Newcastle West is causing big delays and is best avoided. Very little work appears to be in progress any time I passed. With a small bit of consideration for the public, things could be greatly improved.

THOUGHT: The great paradox of faith is that we find our perfect freedom only when become slaves - slaves to God...In the ancient world, slaves judged their self-worth in relation to the importance of their masters. The greater the social status of a master, the greater the esteem of the slave. Christians are slaves of the greatest and kindest master of all. Says Alister McGrath.

MEENKILLY CENTENARY;  Meenkilly N.S. is holding its Centenary Celebration on Saturday 13th June commencing with the celebration of Mass by Bishop Brendan Leahy at 12 noon, followed by light refreshments and live entertainment. 

TULLAMORE NS SCHOOL We are trying to organise a Tullamore school reunion we would be very grateful for any past pupils that could help us out organising the event, we would welcome any information on the school, old photographs and memories anyone interested, please contact; Birdie 0863269761 Breda  0879386370.

ABDUCTION: Limerick Leader 30 July 1932 page 7.

Abduction and fight for a bride. To set the scene, Lord Norbury  in 1803 sentenced 20 to death in the Munster Assizes. 1811 was a very wet year9th Sept. 1813 ?large meteorite fell near Adare, making a great noise, on section weighed 4 stone and is now in possession of Mr Tuthill. Abbbeyfeale unrest  and the Rockite gang activities from 1819 to 1823. In the unsettled tomes women were carried off to be married by force. One was a Miss O Sullivan of Headley’s Bridge, Knocknagoshel. She was engaged to Dan O Keeffe or better known as Dan Gan Scaw, he lived at Dromtrasna Hartnett, Abbeyfeale. Before the wedding the Whiteboys carried off the bride to East Kerry mountains. O Connor was the chief raider, while they were beside the river she pushed him in a waterhole and he falling pulled in another raider, both were rescued and continued their journey to a safe house. When O Keeffe heard the news he and his friends followed the gang and besieged the house, after some shots being fired by both sides, the girl was rescued. Dan and his wife lived together for many years after.

"Fr. Cyprian Davis, monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

DEATH: Fr. Cyprian was professor emeritus of Church history at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. One of Fr. Cyprian's major projects, his 1990 publication The History of Black Catholics in the United States, resulted from his search for the documents and stories of African-American Catholics. In 1991, the book received the prestigious John Gilmary Shea Award from the American Catholic Historical Association.

BIRTH: Israeli woman gives birth at age 65

Chaya Sarah Schachar of Bnei Brak is the oldest woman ever to birth a child in Israel and one of the oldest in the world.

 

 

 

2015 May 20 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

 

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

FRIARS FROM MOYROSS MINI RETREAT Listowel

It will begin with Mass on Friday night  May 22nd  at 7.00 p.m. followed by a Guided Holy Hour 8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. with Adoration up until midnight.

BUS: Local Community Bus, details from 1890 528 528.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL: Bingo will take place in the School Hall on Sunday next  24th May at 3.00pm.

 KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION – Clieveragh -. Summer Garden Sale Sunday next  May 24th  (1pm-5 pm) Lots of special offers on the day! Contact: 068-22977.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place in Listowel on Sunday June 7th immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass.

MUNSTER FLEADH 2016 A meeting to elect a committee for will take place at the Seanchai Centre, Monday 18th May 2015 At 8pm.  Members of the public are invited to attend.

DEATH: Nora Walsh (née Mulvihill) Leitrim East, Moyvane. Nora died on May, the 10th 2015. wife of the late Jack and mother of Mary, Maurice, Brendan, Timmy, Joe, Seán, Jerry, Michéal, Betty, Anne, and Pat, also survived by sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Requiem mass for Nora Walsh was celebrated on the 12th of May in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, followed by burial in Murhur Cemetery.

DEATH: Darragh Lanigan (Kilpadogue, Tarbert and Raheen, Limerick died on May 10, 2015. Survived by his wife Louise (nee Higgins), his dad Micheál, mom Patricia, brothers Conor and Ciaran, sister Fiona, grandad Michael, granny Noreen, father-in-law Pat, mother-in-law Bernie, sisters-in-law Leanne, Lorraine and Ciara, brothers-in-law David and Chris, uncles, aunts, grandaunt, granduncles and  nephews. Darragh Lanigan was laid to rest following requiem Mass at St. Mary's Church, Tarbert at St. Mary's Cemetery. His mother Patricia was born at Kilbaha.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Shanahan, Danny Curtin, David Kennelly, Maureen O Connor, Con Flaherty, Sr. Loretto O Connor, John P McGrath, Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Padraig Kennelly, Sr. Lelia Sheahan, Eileen McCarthy, Nancy Ellis, Nancy O Flaherty, Fr. Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott. Mass on Tues. 19th at     7.30pm is Months Mind for Mai Quinn. Mass on Wed. 20th at     7.30pm for Betty Meehan. Mass on Thurs. 21st at Knockanure    7.30pm for    Jerry Enright. Mass on 7.30pm for Christopher O’Carroll. Mass on Sun. 24th at 10.00am for Hanna & Nancy Flaherty

Mass on Tues. 26th at 7.30pm for Tom O Flaherty.

EXAMS: Mass on Fri. 22nd at 7.30pm for all who have Examinations this year

FIRST Holy Communion in Moyvane at 11am on Sat.23rd.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil, Eileen Collins, 11am Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson; Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald. Collectors for June: Saturday Philip Kiely & Tommy Moloney. Sunday David Murphy & John Corbett and Knockanure              Margaret Carmody. Rosary In honour of Our Blessed Mother, The Rosary will be recited at The Grotto every Tuesday Evening - after Mass - during the Month of May.

Exam Prayer Petitions: Those doing exams are invited to fill in an exam prayer petition slip and place it in the box provided at the back of the Church.  These names will be remembered at the special Mass for the intentions of students & their families to be held in Moyvane Church on Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm.  These names will be also remembered in prayer before the Blessed Eucharist by members of the Adoration Groups in Moyvane and Knockanure on Wednesdays 9.30am to 7pm and Sundays 4pm to 5pm and in Knockanure on Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm.  Students are invited to take place in the Mass. Wednesday Adoration Moyvane Church: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Wednesday in The Sacristy from 10am to 7pm.  People attend for One Hour on a rota basis, but if this is not possible maybe two people would share doing half an hour each.

Because of the small numbers attending for some Hours, it would be appreciated if people who can’t give a commitment to attend every week, might volunteer to be on standby to cover for, when regulars are unable to attend.  Think about it.  Contact Anne O’Flaherty or Philip Kiely.

RADIO Mass Link: An Engineer is visiting the Parish the end of May.  Any parishioner having difficulty with their reception of Mass, please contact Fr. Lucid or Eileen Collins at 068 58221 or 087 9313912.  New highly sophisticated radios are now available.  Cost €100.

The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) are currently looking for volunteers to become involved in your community Youth Club.  The KDYS will provide full training and support.  For more information, please contact Gareth Harteveld, KDYS Community Youth Work Team, on 087 0576213.

 AGM: The Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration  Committee are holding their AGM on Saturday 23rd May at the Church of the Resurrection   Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne at 2.00p.m., refreshments served afterwards.   All adorers from each parish are welcome, there will be a consultation meeting after the refreshments from all parish committee members.  Your input will be more than welcome and appreciated 

BEST WISHES to Tom Dunne who recently retired from Kerry County Council after 33 years of service and also wishing happy retirement to Dan Hartnett who has just retired from Kerry Ingredients also after 33 years.

GLASSLAND will be shown in Listowel on 29th May at 8.30pm and Matt Mooney is also launching his book  at 12.30 also on the 29th. Another book Teampall Ban, will be of interest to locals.

DIET: Connecting ADHA & Diet: Nutritional Therapist & Chef Sid Sheehan will be hosting an informative talk on the effects of nutrition on childhood behavioural issues in the Family Resource Centre on Wed. 20th May from 7pm to 8.30pm.  The talk is aimed for the parents/guardians of children affected by such issues, to highlight how diet can influence behaviour and learning ability.  For booking, please contact Angela 087 3748818.  Cost of Talk €5.

GAMES: Community Games Athletics: Monday 18th May, 5:30pm registration.  Venue GAA Field Moyvane., U6 – U16.  Children living in Moyvane Knockanure Parish are all welcome to come along and participate in a variety of community games athletics.

FLEADH in Glin  begins on 30th May.

RACING in Listowel on June Bank Holiday.

ST JOHN’S: Fri. 22nd Trio Elatha, with Brendan Walsh, Lynda O Connor and Ailbhe McDonagh; Thursday 28th, Art Exhibition at 12pm; James Joyce and 3 Cities at 1pm; Christine Dwyer Hickey  at 3pm;  and Lucinda Sly at 8.30pm, more from 068 22566.

KILLARNEY: Summer concerts continue in St. Mary's with the church hosting on Monday May 18th: The Schola Cantorum Middle Tennessee State University with its repertoire of choral works from the Renaissance to the present.

FRIARS FROM MOYROSS MINI RETREAT Listowel

It will begin with Mass on Friday night  (May 22nd ) at 7.00 p.m. followed by a Guided Holy Hour 8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. with Adoration up until midnight. Then on Saturday morning (May 23rd ) they will lead the 10.30 a.m. Mass followed by a Guided Meditation. We will adjust accordingly should there be a funeral. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue throughout the day. Following the 7.00 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday night there will be a Healing Service and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue in the Church until Sunday morning. We will be inviting people from throughout the Parish to commit themselves to spending an hour in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout Saturday night / Sunday morning. Thanks.

WE ARE LIVE ON THE WEB: masses and liturgical services on www.mcnmedia.ie

TO MARK THE YEAR FOR CONSECRATED LIFE, Bishop Ray has invited all the religious of the diocese to the 6.15pm Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Saturday May 23rd. Everyone is invited to join in this celebration where we will mark this year in prayer together. There will be light refreshments afterwards in St. Brendan’s College.

DIOCESAN PASTORAL MINISTRY IN LISTOWEL Course. Already about 12 parishioners have done the course in Killarney or Ardfert. Now we are hoping that a further 12 will be able to do the course as it takes place here in Listowel. The Diocesan Course in Pastoral Ministry will take place on Wednesday nights, with 10 nights in Autumn after the Races, and 10 nights in Spring 2016. Closing date for applications is Friday May 29th.  Further information from the Parish Office, Listowel

TULLAMORE NS SCHOOL We are trying to organise a Tullamore school reunion we would be very grateful for any past pupils that could help us out organising the event, we would welcome any information on the school, old photographs and memories anyone interested, please contact

Birdie 0863269761 Breda  0879386370 Elizabeth  0868417688.

Limerick Fleadh in Glin May 27 2015 - Jun 01 2015.

GAA HISTORY: Kerryman 28 June 1958 page 10.

Juveniles; Knockanure footballers qualified for the next round,  when they beat Kilbaha 1-6 to 2-2 in the Parish League. Kilbaha 1-1 to 0-2  at half time. Knockanure best served by J. Lynch, D. O Sullivan, S. Barry (Capt.) T. McCarthy and M. McMahon. Best for Kilbaha, Dalton, Cunningham and Sheehan.

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, August 08, 1986; Page: 6

KNOCKANURE footballers had a good win in the North Kerry League last weekend. This now puts them safely into the semi-finals of the League. This weekend they play Churchill away in the County League. Training will now be stepped up each Tuesday and Thursday nights.

The next County Board Draw is on August 11 1986. So, all money: for this draw should be with the Secretary, Mairead Flavin this weekend. PATTERN DAY — The second annual Pattern day since its revival will be held In Knockanure on Friday, August. 15.1986. This meeting, regarded as one of the oldest in Munster.

 Kerryman 4-9-1987 page 13

Knockanure won Div. 3 title last Saturday , they beat St Senans 3-3 to 0-9 in a game played in Duagh, which was said to be very entertaining and if Knockanure keep going they will be favourites for the Junior Championship. St Senans led by five points mid-way in the first half, then Eamon Sweeney got a goal for Knockanure before the break, bringing new life into the game. In the second half the sides were level and time running out when Jim Keane won the match with his goal to the delight of the Knockanure supporters.

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, April 30, 1999; Page: 68

FOOTBALL; Knockanure play Gale Rangers in the North, Kerry League on Friday evening next at 7.30pm in Knockanure.

Kerryman 27 Dec. 2001 p27; Niall Fitzgerald of the Lanterns presented Paudie Keane with the Referee of the championship award at the N K Football awards night.

Kerryman 6-2 -2009 p18;

Novice Shield Football Championship on May 9th 2009 Knockanure play Gale Rangers at 7pm.

 

 

 

2015 May 13 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

DEATH: Stacia Nelligan (née Hanrahan) of Kilbaha, Moyvane, died  on the 9th of May, 2015. Pre-deceased by her husband Séan, son Séan, and twin brother Jerry. Survived  by her children Bríd, Miriam, and Gearóid, son-in-law Séamus Ahern, grandchildren Clodagh, Anna, Mark, Sé, and Alex, sister-in-law Mary O'Connor, brothers-in-law Timmy and Tom Nelligan.

 Requiem Mass for Statia on 11th of May at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery. Sean Neligan died on August 18th 2012.

 

FIRST HOLY Communion was celebrated in Knockanure on Saturday last 9th May 2015, a large crowd attended, it was a great day for the children, parents and grandparents cousins and friends. Thanks to Fr Lucid, the teachers, the choir and Margaret and the other helpers who have put in a great amount of time and effort in preparations for this special day. The church was decorated for the occasion.

 

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET:  The monthly car boot sale in aid of WL102fm will take place at the Community Centre, Newcastlewest on Sunday next May 17.  Gates open at 7.30am.  The station will shortly be celebrating 10 years on air and the car boot sale is an integral part of the fundraising effort to help it stay on air.

 

COMMEMORATION on Saturday last at Templeglantine of Timothy O Neill Lane who  was born at Gurteen, Templeglantine 1852, and he was buried in Brosna, Co. Kerry in May 1915 in an ancestral Leane grave. His ancestors on the Lane side came from Knockcoolkeare, Mountcollins and as it seems, previously from Brosna. Mary O’Neill from Ahane Cross, Brosna was his mother. He lived for a time at Kilmorna.

 

 

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Minister Deenihan launches new J1 guide

Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD has launched a new guide for J1 visa applicants.

https://www.dfa.ie/media/dfa/alldfawebsitemedia/travel/USI-J1-Guide.pdf

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre

 was on Monday 11th May 2015, please ring office for details on 068 49799.

DRAMA: Animation Drama Group presents: The Wizard of Oz at Knockanure Community Centre on May 12th at 7.00 pm and May 13th also at 7.00 pm.

MAY:   Annual Queen of the May Procession takes place this year on Sunday 17th May at 3.00 p.m. Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

ZUMBA Classes every Tuesday from 10am in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone welcome.  For more information please call 068/49799.

INFORMATION Officer at Knockanure Commmunity Centre every Monday from 1pm to 3.30 pm (except the second Monday of the month).  Medical card forms, farm assist, social welfare queries.  Free and confidential service.

TRANSFUSION SERVICE: are taking blood in Listowel Arms Hotel on May 11th & Tuesday 12th - 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

REMEMBERING ZOE MAY 15-17:  The Parish of Abbeyfeale have organized a weekend of events.

DEATH: Liza Mulvihill of Main Street, Glin and Formerly of Glenalappa East, Moyvane, died on the 3rd of May 2015 in her 100th year. Survived by her nephews and nieces, grandnephews and nieces, great-grandnephews and nieces, great great-grandnephews, relatives, neighbours, carers, and friends.

Requiem Mass for Liza was celebrated on Thursday, the 7th of May in Glin Church, followed by burial in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane.

Liza was daughter of Paddy Mulvihill and Mary Ann Kiely of Moyvane and last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased by siblings, Jerry (d 9 Aug. 2013), Mick, William, Paddy, Martin, Mary, Lena and Hannie.

DEATH: Agnes Mulvihill (née McDonagh) of Charles Street, Listowel and Moyvane.Predeceased by her husband Michael, survived by  daughters Anne, Mary, and Una, sisters, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Agnes Mulvihill was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on the 9th of May followed by burial in Murhur Cemetery.

DEATH: Heidi Deegan of Rusheen, Ballylongford. Heidi died on the 6th of May. Survived by her father  Patrick, mother Angela, brother Jason, sisters Katie and Sabrina, her boyfriend Pat, her grandmother and grandfather, her uncles and aunts.

Requiem mass for Heidi Deegan was celebrated in St. Michael's Church, Ballylongford. Burial afterwards in Aughavallin Cemetery on 11th May 2015. Heidi Deegan’s mother Angela is from Keylod, Moyvane.

DEATH: John Neenan of Laccamore, Abbeydorney and  of Crotta, Kilflynn. Died on 6th May 2015 in his 103rd year. Survived by his wife Margaret, son Ger, daughters Maire Moran and Patricia, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchild, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces.

Requiem Mass for John was celebrated  at St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney  on Saturday and burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kilflynn.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Higgins, John Flavin, Mary Dunfort, Mary Hudson, Gortaglanna, William Flaherty, Lar Buckley, David Dillon, David Foley, Noreen Sweeney, Michael Anthony Ahern, Catriona Houlihan, Sr. Ignatius O Grady, John Guiney, Martha O Sullivan, Paddy Meehan, Tim Shanahan, Mary Finnegan, Eileen Behan, Eamonn Cotter, Dick O Connor, Jer Scannell, Sean Sullivan, Tony Cronin, Jerry McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, John Flaherty. Mass on Tues.      12th at  7.30pm for Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty. Mass on Wed. 13th  at         7.30pm for  Con J. & Catherine Mulvihill & their son Con. Mass on

Thurs.  14th at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Galvin Family. Mass on Fri.  15th  at  7.30pm  for Michael Dore. Mass on Sat.         16th at 7.30pm at Maura O’Connor. Mass on Sun. 17th  at     10.00am   for Timothy, Hanna & John Flaherty, Gortdromagouna

 and the deceased members of the Flaherty Family and the                                      11.00am  Mass is for Michael Flaherty. Mass on Tues. 19th at          7.30pm,  Months Mind for Mai Quinn.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil, Michelle Corridan,11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure   10am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan

ROSARY: In honour of Our Blessed Mother, The Rosary will be recited at The Grotto every Tuesday Evening - after Mass - during the Month of May.

BEALTAINE FESTIVAL 2015 AT LISTOWEL LIBRARY   is offering the following classes to celebrate creativity with Máire Holmes Writer in Residence, Kerry County Council on Tuesday  12th of May at 3.00-4.30-pm . Watercolour Art Classes with Roisin McGuigan on Thursday 21st and 28th May at 11.30-1.00 pm. Booking and further info:  Library on 068-23044.

THE LARTIGUE MONORAIL AND MUSEUM will be open for visitors between 1 pm and 4.30 pm every day from now until September 12th

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL is holding a Bingo Fundraising event to develop the field and a running track.   Bingo will take place in the School Hall on Sunday 24th May at 3.00pm.

LATIN MASS, TRALEE will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday 17th May, at 1.30pm.

THE RAY OF SUNSHINE FOUNDATION: is looking for volunteers to travel to Mombasa, Kenya in January 2016 for 12 days. We are building a Rescue Centre for abused girls who are used in the sex trafficking industry.  We are looking for trades people and also labourers.  For more information, contact Olive on 087/6994599.

WALK in Glin: Green Ribbon Walk: for mental health will take place on Sunday 17th May.  The walk will take place at the Knights Walk at 1.00 p.m., meeting at the Church Car Park at 12.45 p.m.  This is a free event and all are welcome.  Refreshments afterwards at the Heritage Centre.

 MEDJUGORJE Sept 23rd to 30th. Flights ex Cork. Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan, Group Leader: Maura Harksen. Further information, 066 7185940.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place on its Feast day - Sunday June 7th immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass. This year the Procession will begin in The Square and will proceed right up through William Street and into St. Brendan’s Terrace, O’Connell’s Ave and into Feale Drive where it will conclude with Benediction

ST JOHN’S: Play,  Sat 16th My English Tongue, My Irish Heart, written by Martin Lynch, details from 068 22566.

GAA HISTORY: Kerry Champion Aug. 12 -1944 ; North Kerry Football League.  Final of Junior Div. and Semi-Final of the minor competition decided in Ballydonoghue on Sunday last. Small attendance gate was £7. Cooleens 1-4  defeated Knockanure 0-6 in the final of the North Kerry Junior League. An Gleann Listowel 3-3 beat Ballylongford 2-2 in the semi-final of the minor div. Both games poor. In the minor game Ballylongford led at the interval 2-2 to 0-2. Carroll, Sheahan, O’Connell and Curtin scored for An Gleann. Ballylongford scorers were Weir, Brennan and McGrath. J Boyle was Ref.

Junior game Cooleens led at half time 0-3 to 0-1. Cooleen scorers were Houlihan, Leahy, Costelloe and Jones. Knockanure scorers Leahy and Ahern. Ref. was J Fitzgibbons.

Kerryman 12 July 1985 page  16

Two year saga involving three Duagh senior football players who have been looking for a transfer to Knockanure club has been resolved. The three, John Lane, James Keane and Tom Sullivan, all played senior football for Duagh, three seasons ago. All three played for Knockanure from Juvenile up to Minor Level. Chairman Frank King said transfers were legal. No player should be kept out of competitive football for such a long spell.

 

 

 

2015 May 6 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

 

FIRST COMMUNION: Best wishes to all the children who will receive their First Communion in Knockanure Church on May 9th. Many parents and teachers have put in a lot of work in preparing for the day. A great day also for grandparents and friends of the first communion class.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre

 takes place on Monday 11th May 2015.Music by Stevie Donegan.

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

 RAMBLING House on Thursday 07th May 2015 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  0863090948.

DRAMA: Animation Drama Group presents: The Wizard of Oz at Knockanure Community Centre on May 12th at 7.00 pm and May 13th also at 7.00 pm

ZUMBA classes every Tuesday from 10 am in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone welcome. For more information please call 068/49799.

ROSARY: In honour of Our Blessed Mother, The Rosary will be recited at The Grotto every Tuesday Evening - after Mass - during the Month of May.

REMEMBERING ZOE MAY 15-17:  The Parish of Abbeyfeale have organized a weekend of events.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is taking place in Listowel on May 9th at 4.15am. This is the first year the event is been held in Listowel.

INFO ON THE MARRIAGE REFERENDUM, presentation followed by Q &A, hosted by Mothers and Fathers Matter Kerry. Wednesday, May 6th, St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel, 7:30pm.

DEATH of Sheila V O'Riordan (née Vaughan) of Briar Rose House, Appletown, Feohanagh, Limerick

Late of Upper Dirreen, Athea. Died on 29th April 2015. Predeceased by her parents Mary & Seamus and her dear sisters-in-law Ita and Nora. Survived by her husband David, sons Killian and Christopher, father-in-law Moss, sisters Margaret (Dalton), Carmel (Reidy), Helen (Ryan), Catherine (Enright), Joan Marie (Hassett-Hartnett), Breda (Foley) and Auine (Reidy), brothers Joe Joe, Myles, Richard, James and Thomas, - David’s sisters Mary (Daly), Kay (Davy) and Carmel (Wilson), and his brother Pat, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated  Saturday, 2nd May for Sheila V O'Riordan, in St. Mary’s Church, Feohanagh, Burial after in Aughlish Cemetery, Feohanagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Allan, Sr. Conception O Connor, Pat Danaher, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, Mary Hayes,  Michael A O Sullivan, John Houlihan, James Relihan, Mary R Kennelly, John Carmody, Tom Scannell, Kay OBrien Hattley, Jeremiah McCarthy, Patsy Broderick, Noreen McCarthy, Michael Relihan, Sr. Patricia Langan, Michael Dowling, Mass on Tues.  5th at 7.30pm for                  Tom Flaherty. Mass on Fri. 8th at 7.30pm for Jimmy Kennelly. Mass on Sun. 10th at 10.00am  for Mary Rose Kennelly and the Mass at                                 11.00am is for David Foley & the deceased members of the Foley Family.

CHURCH NEWS: Moyvane Liturgy Meeting on Wednesday 6th May at 8 o’clock in the Presbytery, New members are most welcome.

Knockanure Corpus Christi Church:  Annual Queen of the May Procession takes place this year on Sunday 17th May at 3.00 p.m.

Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking. Readers: Vigil Catriona Farrelly & Elaine Hudson, 11am       Philip Kiely & Maureen Walsh; Knockanure 10am  Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

I.C.A Meeting Tuesday 5th May at 8pm.  New members welcome.

1916 information night will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on 5th May at 7.30pm, organised by Kerry Co. Co.

WRITERS’ Week Programme is now available at the Library.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 6th ,The Best of Traditional. Thursday 7th, The April Verch Band. From 8th to 10th A Doll’s House presented by St John’s Youth Centre Theatre, more details from 068 22566

BOOK: Mary  O’Grady from Ballyduff in north Kerry has written a book called "Life & Loss, a mothers journey in search of her son's soul", about the untimely death of her son, Shane. He died as a result of a motorbike accident while on his way to work one Monday morning, the 28th July 2008. Marys book is an exploration of grief from the physical, emotional and social sides.

THOUGHT: “The author who benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been dumbly struggling in you for utterance”. Oswald Chambers

REMEMBERING ZOE MAY 15-17:  The Parish of Abbeyfeale have organized a weekend of events May 15th – 17th to commemorate and celebrate a little girl loved and missed by so many.  The weekend will start with a Variety Show in the Glorach on Friday, May 15 at 8pm featuring Irish music, song and dance and of course the music of One Direction’s Zoë’s favourite group. There will be a special performance from Zoë's friends who attended Scoil Mhathair De with her and loads of surprises on the night.  

Saturday, May 16 will see Abbeyfeale’s first organized cycling event, fittingly called a Challenge in honour of Zoë’s competitive nature.  There will be two cycles - a 105km Abbeyfeale & District Cycle of the 8 parishes at leaving Fr. Casey’s at  10am followed by a 35km Circuit of Abbeyfeale ( Controlled Cycle ) at 1pm.  Registration for both of these will open in Fr. Casey's GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale on Friday, May 15 from 7-9pm and again on Saturday from 8 - 9.30am and from 11 - 12.30pm. The official starter for the cycle will be 87 year old local poet Jackie Harnett who continues to cycle the roads around Abbeyfeale as he has done since boyhood.  A Benefit Dance with The Micheal Collins Band and dancing from 9pm will bring the day to a lively end. Sunday is Family Fun Day at Fr. Casey’s GAA grounds from 2-6pm and will involve all the activities that shaped Zoë into the fun, talented, sporty and determined little girl that made her family so proud. The day will consist of sporting blitzes, kiddie’s disco, Bouncy Castles, dog show, face painting and loads more – a day for all the family

KNIGHT of Glin, Desmond Fitzgerald, died in September, 2011 and the title died with him as he had no male children. The castle and estate is being sold according to news reports. The Knights of Glin were a branch of the Desmond Geraldines. Their original base in the West Limerick area was Shanid Castle near Shanagolden. Later  a castle was built in Glin, on the banks of the Corbry River. The castle was attacked in 1600 and  the then Knight of Glin moved to lands west of the village of Glin. A House was built  in the 1700s, burnt down in 1740 and was then rebuilt. The lower, two-storey “wing” of the castle, is the oldest part . More was built in 1780 and the castellation added in the 1820s.

HOUSE of COMMONS:

THE CONVICT SYSTEM—TRANSPORTATION.

HC Deb 08 March 1849 vol 103 cc384-424

Some of Mr H A  Herberts speech below.

 

It appeared, from the report of the Inspector General of Prisons in Ireland, that in 1847 there were 12,883 persons crowded into gaols designed to contain no more than 5,655. He regretted to say that of late years there had been, in that country, an increase of crime as well as of distress. In 1845, the number of convictions in Ireland was 7,105; of committals, 16,696. In 1846, convictions, 8,693; commitments, 18,492. In 1847, convictions, 15,233; committals, 31,209. So that between 1845 and 1847, the commitments and convictions had nearly doubled. But there was still a more awful part of the subject. The deaths in gaols were truly frightful. In 1835, they were only 81; in 1836, they were 132; but in 1847, they reached the alarming amount of 1,315

 

After some statements Mr Herbert continues

He would also mention the case of Kerry gaol, built to accommodate 86 persons, but which now contained no less than 582 prisoners, being six times the number it was designed to hold. Amongst that number were 15 male and 16 female lunatics.

SIR G. GREY said

Previously to 1846 the average annual number of persons sentenced in Ireland to transportation was about 600. But in 1847 and 1848 the number was nearly bordering upon 2,000.

The number of prisoners sentenced to transportation in Ireland at the last quarter-sessions, amounted to 596, being equal to the whole annual average for several years prior to 1846.

SIR J. PAKINGTON

He stated that he saw by the papers laid before Parliament, that the convicts on arriving at the colonies were readily engaged, some as shepherds and some as general servants, some at wages to the amount of 5s. 6d. a day, and also 1l. 16s. a week, and that the general servants received from 15l. to 25l. a year. The same papers also reported favourably of the conduct of those thus engaged, which, except in some few instances, had been remarkably good.

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2015 April 29 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

 

SILVER: Moyvane/ Knockanure U13 Girls recently won  silver medals in County Indoor Soccer held in Duagh.Team, Aobha Quinn, Dion Pierce, Katie Keane, Tara Enright, Ava Fitzgerald, Megan and Kiera Large.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is taking place in Listowel on May 9th at 4.15am. This is the first year the event is been held in Listowel.

INFO ON THE MARRIAGE REFERENDUM, presentation followed by Q &A, hosted by Mothers and Fathers Matter Kerry. Wednesday, May 6th, St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel, 7:30pm.

PUB QUIZ: Scoil Chorp Chriost Parents Association, Knockanure, Pub Quiz at Flynn’s Bar, Knockanure, held on Saturday 25th April, 2015 at 9.15pm. 

DEATH has taken place of Thomas Finucane, brother of Fr. Gerard Finucane. Burial in Mt. St. Lawrence Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Mary O’Shea (nee Fitzmaurice) Corbally Kilcolman on Monday April 13th 2015.  She was the wife of the late Peter (Aughinish Island) who died over forty years ago, Survived her her sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews and  nieces. She was in her 88th year and a native of Gortdromasillihy   Moyvane. She married Peter O’Shea, and they lived in Grouse Lodge for a while before moving to Aughinish Island. She worked in the canteen in Aughinish Alumina for awhile.  Requiem Mass For Mary O Shea was concelebrated in  Saint Colman’s Church, Kilcolman by Fr Tim Curtin, Fr Jim Noonan, and Canon Tony O’Keeffe,   Mary was laid to rest in Ardagh Cemetery on Friday April 17th.

DEATH has occurred of Kathleen O'Sullivan (née O'Connor) aged 89 years of Derry Farm, Listowel And Forthwilliam, Abbeydorney.  Kathleen died on the 20th of April, 2015, she was predeceased by her husband Michael and survived by  son Michael and daughters Mary, Eileen, Margaret, and Bernadette, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, her 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, Requiem Mass in Listowel Church For Kathleen O Sullivan on Thursday, the 23rd of April, followed by burial in John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel. Priests attending the Mass included, Canon O Connor, Fr Kerin, Fr Sheehy, Fr Brick, Fr Crean Lynch, Fr Lawler, Fr Kennelly and Fr Hagerty.

Listowel has close links to St Pio in Italy which was fostered by the friendship between Kathleen O'Sullivan and Fr Ermelindo Di Capua who was the last capuchin who lived with Saint Pio. Fr Ermelindo has visited St Mary's Listowel  several times, thanks to Mrs O Sullivan.

DEATH took place on April 22nd. 2015 of Peggie O'Connor (née McEvoy), Shannon View, Ballinagoul, Glin. Wife of the late John, survived  by her sister Kitty Culhane, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Glin, for Peggie O Connor. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Peggie was sister of the late Denis McEvoy of Aughrim.

DEATH occurred of Tom Heffernan, Kilcara Nursing Home, Duagh & late of Keylod, Moyvane. Requiem mass for Tom Heffernan was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Friday 24th April 2014 followed by cremation in Cork. He was son of Patrick Heffernan and Nell Keane, his siblings include, Mary Ann, Joe, Billy and Mike.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kit Mahoney, Billy Fitzgerald, Bridget Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Michael OConnor, Paul McEvoy, Sr. Margaret Mary Morrissey, Eddie Moloney, Margaret O Donnell, Madge Fitzmaurice, Patrick Bunce, Dick Galvin, Benny O Connell, John Joe O Connor, Joe Healy, Seamus McCloskey, Moss Galvin, Tim Stack, Sr. Carmel Walsh, Peg Carmody, Con Synan, Jeremiah C O Carroll, Mass on Tues. 28th      7.30pm for Deceased members of the Halpin & O’Connell Families. Mass on Wed. 29th at 7.30pm for Gerard McEnery. Mass on Thurs.    30th Knockanure at 7.30pm for David Dillon. Mass on Fri. 1st May      7.30pm for Denis O’Connor. Mass on Sat. 2nd at 7.30pm for Bridie, Dan, Danny & Veronica Keane. Mass on Sun. 3rd at 10.00am  for      Padraig McMahon and 11.00am Mass is for John Carmody.     

CHURCH NEWS: Readers, Vigil John Corbett & Jimmy Collins,11am    Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure 10am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy. Diocesan Collection for the Education of Clergy on 2nd & 3rd May. Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Tuesday 28th at 8pm in the Presbytery. Friday is the First Friday of the Month.  Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. Diocesan Collection for the Education of Clergy on 2nd & 3rd May.

BEST Wishes to Fr Desmond O Connor who is home on holidays, his mother is Mulvihill from Moyvane.

RAMBLING House at Seanchai on 30th April at 9.15pm.

MILITARY Tattoo in Listowel from May 1st to 3rd.

Anyone wishing to include names of deceased family members who died in W.W.1 and W.W.11 and other wars to be mentioned at a special mass on Sunday 3rd May submit names to Parish Office, Listowel.

1916 information night will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on 5th May at 7.30pm, organised by Kerry Co. Co.

IRELAND AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Transition Kerry and Kerry One World Centre invite you to a screening of Trócaire’s film “Drop in the Ocean? Ireland and Climate Change”. Wednesday April 29th in the Kerry County Museum, Ashe Street at 7.30pm. Admission Free.

FLEADH by the Feale celebrating the 21st anniversary, from April 30th until Monday 4th of May 2015.

DELL computers in Raheen has announced 100 new jobs for Limerick.

Dell employs over 1,000 people in Limerick in R and D and related positions. 125 workers were  added to  expansion into cloud-computing  in 2011.

VOLUNTEERS: Every summer hundreds of  Irish students join a range of volunteer sending agencies to work on projects in the global south. Often seen as an alternative to the J1 summer, volunteers are enticed with the promise of a life-changing experience – whether that’s teaching English in Bolivia or building schools in Uganda.

DOGS: The Annual Abbeyfeale Town Park Dog Show on Sunday May 10.

LATIN MASS, TRALEE: (1962 Missal) will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday 3rd May, and 17th May, at 1.30pm.

INTERNET: Names are currently being taken for the Internet Beginners Computers Classes.  For booking, please contact 068 23584.

ST JOHNS: Tue 28th, The Way He Looks – Film Club. From Director Daniel Ribeiro, this award winning Brazilian film was released in 2014.  A blind teenager’s life and world is changed forever with the arrival of Gabriel. Thursday 30th, The Chronicles of Oggle. A play by Peter Gowen (Charlie, Love/Hate, The Butcher Boy).  Presented by Asylum Productions, Cork.  A hilarious and heart breaking story of  small towns and even smaller minds.

MIGRANTS: http://www.thetablet.co.uk/features/2/5330/-men-and-women-like-us-

One in 10 migrants who embarks on the sea crossing from Libya to Italy dies in the attempt. After the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean in which almost 1,000 people drowned, Italy is demanding more support from its European partners.

GALLIPOLI: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-32432725

The Gallipoli campaign 1915-16;   350,000 British troops, 35,000 died;   79,000 French troops, 10,000 died;    74,000 Anzac troops, 10,000 died;    400,000 Turkish troops, 86,000 died; Source: Prof Carl Bridge, King’s College London.

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, February 25, 1899; Page: 4

MEETING OF LABOURERS AT NEWTOWNSANDES.

In response to a circular posted extensively through the district a public meeting was held in Newtownsandes on Sunday last by the labourers and artisans of Leitrim, Newtownsandes, and Knockanure districts of Listowel Union, to consider their positions in the coming elections.

Mr. Thomas Mulvihill (Mason) proposed and was seconded by Mr. John Nolan (Carpenter), that Mr. Thos Hanrahan take the chair.

The Chairman dwelt at considerable length (being applauded at intervals) on the great boon conferred on them by the Local Government Act, and asked those present to select good men to represent their interests in the District and County Council’s.

After a general discussion the following resolutions were adopted.

Proposed by John Collins and seconded by Michael Kennelly—" That we, the labourers of Newtownsandes, Leitrim and Knockanure districts, request the voters (farmers and others) to support one labour candidate for each electoral division of the Listowel Union. As the labourers stood by the farmers during the agitation they are now entitled to recognition for such services."

Proposed by Mr John Dore, and seconded Mr. Michael Donovan" That Mr. Michael J. Nolan be selected a candidate to represent us in the County Council, the selection of District Councillors for above divisions be deferred until next Sunday."

Mr Nolan then came forward and thanked the meeting. Speaking at some length, he said it was unnecessary for him to explain his opinions or politics to those who knew him from his childhood. He promised, if elected, to support the labourers and artisans to the best of his ability.

There being no other candidate proposed, Mr. Michael J. Nolan was selected amidst cheers, after which the following resolution proposed by Mr. Thos. Mulvihill, and seconded by Mr. Mathew Behane" That, we, the labourers of this district, ask our brother labourers all over the Tarbert County Council District to vote for Mr. M. J. Nolan, for County Councillor. He being a kind friend, a supporter and large employer of the labourers, and those living under him speak highly of his treatment of them."

 

 

 

 

2015 April 22 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday 23rd April  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction. Devotions in Lixnaw on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting a concert in aid of Kerry Hospice called "Voices for Hospice" in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church on Sunday April 26th at 7.30pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Seán Slemon, World Irish Dancing Champion 2015 In Montreal, his sister Leah also competed in the competition.

GREAT excitement in the locality with the news that Gerard Barrett  has again made headlines with his latest film Glassland.

CEILI at Clounmacon Community Centre Friday 24th April at  9.30 p.m.  Music by Bhrain Uí Ceílí band.

DAFFODIL DAY 2015 was a great success. Communities in Moyvane, Ballyduff, Causeway, Ballybunion and Listowel raised €22,900.

YOUTH 2000 IRELAND Youth retreat in St Brendan's College, Killarney, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2015.

KNOCK: The first official Pilgrimage to the newly refurbished Basilica will take place on Sunday the 26th of April, 2015..

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Dreams Weekend with Fr Eugene McCaffrey OCarm. Friday 1st May 7pm to Sunday 3rd May 2pm,  Booking: 066-7134276.

ANNIVERSARIES: Madge Heany, Dan Keane, Mary Murphy, Jimmy Crowley, Sheila Furlong, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Mai Liston, John Joe Moloney, Richard Tobin, Kitty Moore, Nora Kelly, Sr. Vivian Nolan.

Mass on Tues. 21st at 8.00pm at Knockanure for Sister Elena Goulding. Mass on Wed. 22nd at 7.30pm Jim Cunningham & the deceased members of the Cunningham Family. Mass on Fri. 24th     Knockanure at 7.30pm for Laurence & Ellen Collins. Mass on Sat.    25th at 7.30pm for Nora Brosnan & the deceased members of the

Joy Family.

DEATH: Mary (Mai) Quinn (née Hanrahan) of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, died on 12th April 2015 in her 99th year in Listowel Hospital.  Wife of the late Dan and mother of the late Nora. Survived by sons Mattie and John Joe, daughters Eileen and Bridget, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Requiem mass for Mai Quinn was celebrated in Moyvane Church the 15th of April, followed by burial in Murhur Cemetery.

Sister Elena Goulding, OSF, 81, died in Assisi House in Aston, Pennsylvania, on April 7. Cause of death was cardiopulmonary collapse. Sr. Elena Goulding had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 63 years. Sister Elena (Bridget Philomena Goulding) was born in Knockanure, County Kerry, Ireland. She earned a B.A. in English from Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in Education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She ministered primarily in education, prison ministry, and eldercare. In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, she taught at Immaculate Conception School, Towson; St. Stephen School, Bradshaw; Fr. Charles Hall Middle School, and St. Frances Academy and served as a prison chaplain at the Women's Detention Center. Sr. Elena also ministered in Delaware; Washington, DC; South Carolina; and Ireland. All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014 on Tuesday, April 14. A Christian Wake Service was held at 9:30 A.M. followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. Followed by burial in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Elena is survived by two sisters: Mary Clancy and Patricia Danaher; two brothers: Christy Goulding and Michael Goulding; her nieces and nephews, and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.

READERS: Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill and 11am Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson; Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

REDEMPTORIST Rector Fr Adrian Egan has stepped down after seven years, he has just completed his two terms in office. Fr Enright the new rector has many relations in our parish.

MILITARY Tattoo in Listowel from May 1st to 3rd.

Anyone wishing to include names of deceased family members who died in W.W.1 and W.W.11 and other wars to be mentioned at a special mass on Sunday 3rd May submit names to Parish Office, Listowel.

STAGE: St. John of God’s Kerry Services stage ‘I have a Dream’ in Siamsa Tire on Tuesday  21st April and Wednesday 22nd April.  A show of song, music and acting. More from  Phone 066 7123055.

IRELAND AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Transition Kerry and Kerry One World Centre invite you to a screening of Trócaire’s film “Drop in the Ocean? Ireland and Climate Change”. Wednesday April 29th in the Kerry County Museum, Ashe Street at 7.30pm. Admission Free.

LOUGH DERG one day retreats for May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24 & 25th. Contact 0719861518.

BOWEL CANCER AND STOMACH CARE AWARENESS: on Monday 20th April 2015 from 7pm to 9.30pm at The Carlton Hotel Tralee, Kerry General Hospital will be hosting a free public information beginning at 7pm sharp. All are welcome.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 22nd The Assassination of Brian Boru, presented by New Theatre, Dublin. Exhibition by adult education class in the Community College Listowel, runs from 24th to 30th April. Art exhibition by Catherine Shanahan ends on the 24th.

STARS:  25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope is on 24th April 2015.

PIETA House Darkness into Light 5k   Walk/Run will take place in Newcastlewest on 9th May start 4.15am. 

COMMEMORATION FOR TIMOTHY O’NEILL LANE: The Commemoration will take place on Saturday, May 9th with the Blessing of the ancestral grave in Brosna,  at 3.00pm.  Unveiling of a display table will take place in Templeglantine , followed by reception in Halla Inse Bháin afterwards.

FREE: Meditation for Wellbeing  Free of charge. Starts Monday  20th April 2015  from 7.30pm  to 8.30pm for 6 weeks in An Cliabhan at  the back of Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Sept 23rd to 30th. Flights ex Cork. Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan, Group Leader: Maura Harksen. Further information from 066 7185940 .

KNOCK SHRINE: Mass for Ireland. Coach to Knock on Saturday April 25th. Mass at 3pm. Celebrant Fr. John Mockler. Contact 087 4418482 or John O’Shea on 066 7180123 .

KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting a concert in aid of Kerry Hospice called “Voices for Hospice” in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church on Sunday April 26th at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

‘BLASKET SHIPWRECKS’ A lecture entitled 'Blasket Shipwrecks' by Micheál de Mórdha, Director Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, will take place in Killarney Library, on Tuesday 21st April at 7.30pm. All are welcome. 

LOCAL MAN: Gerard Barrett Date of Birth 5 July 1987, Knockanure,  Kerry, Ireland. Was on Late Late Show on April 10th 2015 promoting his latest film 'Glassland'  in cinemas from April 17th 2015

After school Barrett attended Tralee IT where he studied Film, TV and Media. Also worked and trained in Radio with Kerry Radio.

Barrett won the IFTA Rising Star Award at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards in Dublin for his debut feature 'Pilgrim Hill'. Previous winners of the award include Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan.

In 2012 at the age of 24, Barrett's debut feature film 'Pilgrim Hill' premiered at the Galway International Film Festival in Ireland and immediately garnered critical acclaim, with critics calling the film "a masterful debut from a first time filmmaker". He won the Bingham Ray Best New Irish Talent Award at the Festival and the film won the Irish Times Best Film of the Festival. The film was then personally selected by Tom Luddy to have it's World Premiere at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. Barrett was also selected as the Great Expectation at the Festival, an honour bestowed to such filmmakers as Alexander Payne.

In January 2014,