2017 December 27 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

BEST WISHES to all our readers, thanks to the great number of people, who provide information.

 

THANKS to Frs. Kevin, Tom and Brendan and all the church helpers, who are tirelessly working on our behalf.

 

CEILI  in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane , on Wednesday, December 27th from 3pm to 6pm. Music by Donie Nolan.

 

JOURNAL: It is great to see the Athea Journal out. I look forward to reading it over Christmas.

 

RAMBLING House on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

 

SOCIAL day in Knockanure for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 8th January 2018.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

FEAST: Please join us at Glin Church on December 31st to celebrate the Feast of The Holy Family. Let us launch the Year of World Meeting of Families together as a parish in an all inclusive gathering.

 

Hosted by Glin Parish Pastoral Council

 

DEATH: Maura Naughton (née Barry) Greystones, Limerick / Clare / Moyvane. Late of Knockanure, Moyvane, Survived by her husband Pat, sons Gerard & Patrick, daughter-in-law Margaret, granddaughters Ella & Zara, brother Stephen, sister Noreen, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Requiem Mass for Maura Naughton was celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Ennis Road on Thursday (Dec. 21st) after Mass Maura was laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Foynes.

 

DEATH: Elizabeth (Lila) Carroll née O' Sullivan, Listowel, Died 19th December 2017. Thousands attended her funeral in Listowel, as everybody knew her.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Finucane, Hannie Quinn, Tom Walsh, Mary Moriarty, Margaret Lynch, JohnBehan, Dan Shine, Sean Broderick, Timmy Dillane, Maureen Sheehy, Denny McEnery, Sr. Rita Donegan, Fr. Willie O’Brien, Jim Kelly, Kit Ahern, Myra Downey, Elizabeth Lynch, Michael Flanagan, Bea Galvin, Sr. Gregory Dillon, Catherine Kennedy, Michael Kissane, Pat Dalton, Der O’Connor, Fr. Daniel Dee, Peg Dillane, Sr. Patricia O’Connor, Peggy Mahony, John Joe Hanrahan, Sr. Magdalene Harnett, Paddy Curtin, Tom Enright, Ned Buckley, Maureen McSkane, Kit O’Rourke, Maurice Kennelly, Joan Kennelly, Denis Histon, Sr. Declan Buckley, Mary Ann O’Carroll, Hannah Weatherall, Irene O’Keeffe, Mass Moyvane: Thurs 28th at 7.30pm for Denis McEnery, Tubbertoureen;  Fri 29th at 7.30pm for Patrick Curtin, Aughrim; Sat 30th at 7.30pm for James Culhane, Leitrim M  & Dad Mossie;

 

 Sun 31st  at 11.00am for Ben Mulvihill.

 

Mass Knockanure: Tues 26th at 10.00am St. Stephen’s Day – Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention.

 

Wed 27th at 10.00am Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention; Thurs 28th at 10.00am Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention; Fri 29th at 10.00am  Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention. Mass Sun 31st  at 10.00am for Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney.

 

WALK: The Great Southern Trail Greenway walk will be held on Wednesday December 27. Assembling at 12.30 at the Longcourt House Hotel.

 

The annual New Year’s Day walk will commence at the Rambling House in Knockfierna at 2.15pm, followed by the annual bonfire at 4.30pm. This will be followed by an evening of music song and story and all are welcome.

 

VISITING friends, neighbours and relations at Christmas continues in the locality.

 

LOCAL Roads will be again restricted as the laying of underground cables are due to begin shortly. There is also a notice posted, for a 9km proposed cable on the Kilbaha Athea road and beyond.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON:  Please take note of the times in both

 

Churches – KNOCKANURE – No Adoration on St. Stephen’s Day Tuesday 26th resuming on Tuesday 2nd Jan from 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE – No Adoration on Wednesday 27th Dec or Wednesday 3rd Jan resuming  on Wednesday 10th Jan from 10am to 7pm.  

 

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION:  For the 38 families involved in Confirmation, Mary Danaher Kennelly and her team are undertaking the ‘You Shall be my Witness’ programme and is contactable on 087/9047918. 

 

GAA DRAW: The next lotto draw will be held on Friday 12th January 2018.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION:  Following a meeting of Abbeyfeale Community Council it has been unanimously agreed to hold a Public Consultation on the completed research and proposed plans on the Convent Building in Abbeyfeale at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, December 28 at 7pm. This is timed specifically to allow as many people as possible including those home on holidays the opportunity to view the research and proposed plans presented by ACC and to get feedback from everyone attending on what they feel might work best at that location and suggestions on how to source funding. It’s all about saving an iconic building and bringing jobs back into Abbeyfeale and the wider Community. Refreshments Served. All are Welcome.

 

CHOIR: The Kingdom Gospel Choir:  The Kingdom Gospel Choir is starting up on Friday, Jan. 12th 2018 at 8pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney.  No auditions required to join.  Male and female adults of all ages and all musical standards are welcome.  For more information contact Caoimhe on 0870669858.

 

TARBERT NATIONAL SCHOOL - invites applications for the post of Part time School Secretary.  The post is for 21 hrs per week. 

 

MURHUR N.S:  extend a buíochas specialta to Gas Networks Irl./Murphy GMC Group and Eirgrid for their generous donations. A special thanks to Kennelly's Hardware, O'Connell's Decor and all our local sponsors.  Also very many thanks to all who helped with their excellent concert.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre:  - 0667134276  The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: 2018 Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, starts Jan. 17th continues Jan thru March, Every Wed. 7pm-9pm;

 

AWARE Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie

 

TALK: Dr. Patricia Kieran to present on “Exploring Family Life”. The Public Talk will take place on Tuesday 9th January at 8pm in The Gleneagle, Killarney. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Patricia is a lecturer in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick in the Department of Learning Society and Religious Education. This event is part of the Diocese of Kerry’s preparation towards the World Meeting of Families taking place next summer.

 

THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILES takes place in Dublin in August 2018. A limited number of copies of the World Meeting of Families Icon are available at the back of the Church. Families are asked to place the icon on the Christmas dinner table or in another prominent place in their home and to pray together the official prayer for families which is printed on the back of the icon. Early registration at www.worldmeeting2018.ie will ensure a place at all of the main events.

 

GRANDMOTHER: Israeli grandmother gives birth to her 20th child, according to news report.

 

HISTORY of ARDAGH Co Limerick 2017 by MARY KURY

 

The book has over 400 illustrations Inc. Pics, maps and documents. Also contains many stories, poems and lots of history.

 

Appendices Inc a survey of forts taken between 1960 and 1980, a list of townlands mentioned in the text with heads of household in the Tithe Applotments, Griffiths Valuation, 1901, 1911 census and land registry deed where available, West Limerick Brigade rolls, Fenian statements and more poems.

 

More a dictionary than a fun read.

 

SOFT DRINK bottles are still being dumped along road margins, a small number of individuals are involved, as the same brand is usually dumped.

 

THOUGHT: “One of the most important—and most neglected—elements in the beginnings of the interior life is the ability to respond to reality, to see the value and the beauty in ordinary things, to come alive to the splendour that is all around us.” –Thomas Merton.

 

“There is no neutrality between gratitude and ingratitude. Those who are not grateful soon begin to complain of everything. Those who do not love, hate. In the spiritual life there is no such thing as an indifference to love or hate. That is why tepidity (which seems to be indifferent) is so detestable. It is hate disguised as love.” –Thomas Merton

 

“He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first instalment on his debt.” –Seneca.

 

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CHRISTMAS CAROL: Brush the floor and clean the hearth, and set the fire to keep, for they might visit us tonight, when all the world's asleep.  

 

 Don't blow the tall white candle out but leave it burning bright, So that they'll know they're welcome here, this holy Christmas night.

 

  Leave out the bread and meat for them, and sweet milk for the Child, and they will bless the fire, that baked and, too, the hands that toiled.

 

 For Joseph will be travel-tired, And Mary pale and wan, and they can sleep a little while before they journey on.

 

  They will be weary of the roads, and rest will comfort them, for it must be many a lonely mile from here to Bethlehem.

 

 O long the road they have to go, the bad mile with the good, till the journey ends on Calvary Beneath a cross of wood.

 

 Leave the door upon the latch, and set the fire to keep, and pray they'll rest with us tonight when all the world's asleep.  Sigerson Clifford

 

 

 

Killarney Echo and South Kerry Chronicle 1899-1920, Saturday, November 16, 1912; Page: 9

 

LISTOWEL PETTY SESSIONS Licensing Act Prosecutions The Poet of Knockanure.

 

(Before Messrs. J. Woulfe Flanagan, R.M., and, J,  C. Harnett). Drunks.  The following were fined for drunkenness :—Ellen Godfrey, Listowel, 7s. 6d.; Nora Flavin, 5s.; Daniel Hurley, 7s. 6d.; John Foley, Lixnaw, 5s.; Daniel Dowling, Ballinageragh, 7s. 6d.; Thomas Riordan, Foildarrig, 5s.

 

John Connor, Duagh, was summoned for a like offence. Mr. Walsh, D.I.—The condition of Duagh on last Sunday was very bad from drunkenness, your worship. I wish to bring that under your notice. Mr. Flanagan—What was in Duagh last Sunday? Mr. Walsh—A funeral, your worship. (Laughter.)  The defendant in this case produced a pledge, and the case was adjourned for six months. Michael Galvin, Kilcaramore, was fined 5s. for two cases of drunkenness, and Daniel McAuliffe, 5s.; Thomas Sheehy, Duagh . 7s. 6d.

 

By the Doctor's Orders.

 

Constable Lillis summoned Thomas Harrington for drunkenness on the public Street. The defendant said he had the pledge for a long time, but he got sick, and was compelled to break it. Mr. Flanagan—Who compelled you to break it? Defendant—Dr. O'Halloran, sir. Chairman—I don't think there is a doctor in the United Kingdom would ask a person to break the pledge as a cure for sickness. Defendant—He said I'd want a little drop of whiskey—occasionally. (Laughter.) A man named Dillane, having got a character of high “respectability," was only fined 6d. for drunkenness ; Michael Brosnan, Coilbee, 2s. 6d.  Patrick Drury, the '' bard of Knockanure," when called, came on to the witness table, and was charged by Constable Lillis with drunkenness. Mr. Flanagan—Was he as drunk as he is now? Witness-—He was worse, your worship. (Laughter.) The defendant (in a rather huskey voice)—Give us a chance. Mr. Flanagan—Is that his usual way of talking and getting on, or is he shamming? Witness—Oh, begor, your worship. 'tis no shamming at all—quite natural. (Laughter). He is drunk now. Sergeant Costelloe explained that the defendant was in the lock-up last night for drunkenness, and he was not "out of it" yet. (Laughter.) Mr. Flanagan—We'll adjourn the case for a week. I think his head is not quite clear at present.

 

Defendant (bursting into impromptu "poetry," as he descended with the aid of a friendly constable)—"Well, my dear, I'm not quite clear

 

 This day week I'll be any clearer,

 

 And while I've rope I only hope

 

The porter will be no dearer.

 

(Loud laughter.) ( see paper for more cases)

 

DRURY; Mickey Drury and Joan Carroll were parents of Paddy who was born in 1859 and lived at Carrueragh, Knockanure, Paddy’s siblings were John 1857, Ellen 1858, James 1861 Michael 1864 and William 1868. Jack was lame, Billy had his neck a bit twisted, Mick was called Ruck . Paddy Drury died 17 March 1945.

 

 

 

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2017 December 20 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

WISHING all our readers a safe and peaceful Christmas, many will be alone this Christmas for the first time and others compare their present, with joyful past Christmases. Each of us in our own way no matter what our circumstance can reach out and feel the better for it.

 

PADRE Pio devotions will take place in Lixnaw on Tuesday, December 19th (3rd Tuesday).

 

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

 

The witness will be given by   John Greene, former Radio Kerry Presenter and now with Cork 103FM.

 

BEST WISHES to Geraldine Whyte of Rathea and Kieran O’Carroll of Clountubrid who were recently married by Fr. Brick at Rathea Church. Also Congratulations to Aileen Morris (daughter of David and Lily of Coilbee, Listowel) and Todd Richards of Melbourne, Australia, who were married in Listowel Church by Canon O’Connor on the 9th December 2017.

 

Best Wishes also to Mike and Bill Kennelly who celebrated their 80th and 90th birthday recently in Listowel.

 

CONCERT: Knockanure children and their teachers put on a wonderful concert at the Community Centre last week. The audience see the finish product and were enjoying the event. Spare a thought for all who put time and energy in preparing, planning and coordinating the show. We should make every effort to help and show our appreciation. Knockanure Community Centre and Knockanure School staff had a Christmas party in Listowel on separate nights.

 

DRAW: There was no winner of the €6200 jackpot on Friday 15th December 2017. Numbers drawn were 2, 5, 15, and 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Ann Fitzgerald Dooncaha, Tarbert; 2. Mary Moloney, 86, Ballygologue Park, Listowel; 3. Eamon McSweeney, c/o Enright’s bar, Moyvane; 4. Donie Fitzgerald, Duagh, and 5. Tony Stack, Loughill. The next lotto draw will be held on Friday 12th January 2018. Wishing you all a very healthy Christmas and prosperous New Year from all at the Knockanure GAA Football Club.

 

BOOK; Gabriel Fitzmaurice has launched his children’s book “Will You be my Friend”. Brendan’s Voyage to Iceland has been translated and is also now available.

 

DEATH; Tom Flaherty, Coil, Listowel, died December 13th 2017 at his daughter Mary's residence. Husband of the late Mary. Survived by daughter Mary, sons Maurice and Morgan, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters Marie and Caroline, nephew, and nieces.  Requiem Mass was celebrated for Tom Flaherty on Saturday, December 16th, St. Theresa's Church, Ballydonoghue, with burial afterwards in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel.

 

DEATH has taken place of Nora Kennelly (nee Hudson), Pallas, Listowel, Co. Kerry and formerly of Kilbaha, Moyvane on December 10th, 2017. Nora, predeceased her son Neilus (Con) and her grandson Fiontan, survived by her husband Matthew, her son Ned, her daughters Mary, Siobhan, and Anne, daughters-in-law Anne Marie and Sinéad, sons-in-law John, Joe, and Ciaran, grandchildren, her brother William, sisters-in-law Mary, Elaine, and Mary, nieces and nephews.

 

Requiem Mass for Nora Kennelly was celebrated on Wednesday, the 13th of December at Irremore Church, followed by burial afterwards in Kilshenane Cemetery.

 

DEATH of John Broderick of Coolnaleen, Listowel on the 9th of December, 2017. Pre-deceased by his wife Sheila Stokes, and brothers Anthony and Danny, and sister Mary Horgan. Survived by son Joseph (Clonmel) and Declan, and daughters Katherina and Eilish, his daughter-in-law Elaine, sons-in-law Stephen and Jack, grandchildren, brother Bernard, sister Nora Sheehan. Requiem Mass for John was celebrated on the 12th of December at St. Mary's Church, Listowel, followed by burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Flavin, Marie Galvin, John Dillon, Sr. Loretto Relihan, John Mulvihill, Fr. Placid Nolan, Kevin Barrett, Nancy Daly, Sr. Anna Patricia O’Connor, Michael O’Connor, Peg Meade, Neelie Buckley, Micheal Carr, Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Margaret Carmody, Eileen Moriarty, Sheila Kerins, Nora Fitzmaurice Crane, Mary Moore McKenna, Michael Collins, Ted Brosnan, Liam Foley, Kitty Bowden, Noreen Buckley, Jim Sheehy, Sr. Marguirite Shine, Sr. Maura Carmody, Mary White, Nora Mai Broderick, Paddy Healy, John Joe Sheehy, Michael Brosnan, Sr. Carmel Beasley, Jack O’Brien, Michael Bunny Dalton, Mass Moyvane – Tues 19th at 7.30pm for Sheila & Ned Buckley, The Village;

 

Fri 22nd at 7.30pm for Maureen Fitzmaurice, (Months Mind). Mass Knockanure –Wed 20th at 7.30pm    for Betty Neumann, Lissaniskea, & her parents John & Peggy McElligott; Thurs 21st at 7.30pm for Hannah & Ned Quinn, Beenanaspig.

 

MASS Moyvane; Mon18th at 10.00am, Special Intention – Theresa Beabes.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS MASSES; As Christmas Eve falls on Sunday this year, please take note of the Sunday Mass times plus the Christmas Mass Schedule, which is as follows: 

 

VIGIL FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Sat 23rd at 7.30pm (Moyvane) Johnny Quinn, Leitrim M (Anni)

 

 Sun 24th at 10.00am (Knockanure) Parishioners. Please note that for the Fourth Sunday of Advent there are two Masses Moyvane Saturday evening 7.30pm and Knockanure on Sunday at 10am.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL Sun 24th Church of the Assumption – Moyvane, 6.00pm – Special Intention

 

This Mass is children friendly but all ages are most welcome. Confessions are available from 1pm onwards. 9.00pm – MIDNIGHT MASS – Special Intention at Church of Corpus Christi – Knockanure

 

Sun 24th at 7.00pm – Special Intention. This Mass is children friendly but all ages are most welcome.

 

CHRISTMAS DAY mass, Mon 25th at 10.00am - Parishioners.   Church of the Assumption -Moyvane 11.00am – Parishioners.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Franciscans in Killarney, on their 150th anniversary, several local families have old connections with the Franciscans.

 

 MAIREAD’S FUNDRAISING NIGHT:  in aid of Nano Nagle School, will take place on Saturday 23rd Dec at 9.30pm.  Music by Gabriel, Eoin and friends.  Monster raffle on the night.  All welcome. 

 

CONFIRMATION: The parents of the Confirmation class of 2017/18 have taken on board the ‘You Shall Be My Witness’ programme.  This programme will start on Monday 18th December at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall.  Details from Mary on 087/9047918.

 

BAG PACKING: The North Kerry Alzheimer's Day-care Respite urgently need volunteers  to support a Bag Packing effort at Garvey's Supervalu Listowel on 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Dec. Contact Bridie 086-8556431.

 

ICON: Sun Dec 17 - Tues Dec 19: Newcastlewest celebrates World meeting of families! The 6ft ‘Icon of the Holy Family will be there.

 

CHOIR: Scoil Mháthair de will perform their Christmas Cantata in the church Abbeyfeale on

 

Thursday evening at 7pm.

 

GLIN PARISH pastoral council plans to launch the parish preparations for WMoF on Dec 31st (the feast of the Holy Family).               

 

OPENING: Athea N.S. Would like to invite the community of Athea to its 2nd Grandparents/Special Friends Day on Thursday, December 21st. Mass at 12.00pm followed by the Official Opening of the Autistic Playground by the Lord Mayor of Limerick, Mr. Stephen Keary.

 

MONAGEA CEILI: The Christmas end of season Céilí in Monagea will be held on Thursday December 21 at 8.30pm.

 

AGM of Athea Credit Union will take place on Friday, December 22nd at 7pm in their offices.

 

CRIB: The live crib is back again this Christmas. Located behind St Brigid’s church, Duagh, the crib will remain open to the public until Sunday January 7th 2018. Christmas Carols and Craft Fair was also held on Saturday night last in Duagh.

 

FINUGE G.A.A. SOCIAL 2017 ON DEC. 30th at Marquee in Finuge to celebrate the 50th and 30th anniversaries of the victorious 1967 and 1987 North Kerry Championships.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE, 066 7134276; The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: Course by Fr. Seán Sheehy, starts January 17th, continues Jan through March, Every Wednesday. 7.00pm-9.00pm.

 

KNOCK: 28th Dec. St Ignatious of Loyola Spiritual Exercises – Silent Retreat for Women Knock, Phone: 085 8235525.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES LISTOWEL

 

Sunday December 24th (Christmas Eve)

 

6.15pm Vigil Mass  with our  Parish Folk Group (children’s mass)

 

9.00 p.m. Mass of the Nativity with our Parish Choir they will also be singing carols at 8.40 pm. before Mass.

 

Monday, December 25th Christmas Day

 

9.00am (no singing) & 11.30am with our Parish Choir, they will also be singing carols at 11.10 am. before Mass.

 

TARBERT Mass: Saturday 23rd Dec. Tarbert at 6pm; 24th Dec.  Tarbert at 11.30am, Christmas Eve                                Tarbert at 6pm; Christmas Day, Tarbert at 11.30am.

 

BINGO SPECIAL – All proceeds in aid of St. Mary’s Church Tarbert on Wed. 20th Dec. Your support would be greatly appreciated. All donations are very much welcomed. Play at usual time of 8.30pm.

 

TARBERT COMMUNITY SERVICES – currently have one vacant community home to rent at Woodview Place. Any qualifying person who wishes to apply for tenancy of this home should submit an application in writing to Michael Kelly (Secretary) Tarbert Community Services, Main St. Tarbert, Co. Kerry. on or before January 1st 2018.

 

DRAMA – There is a limited number of D.V.D.’s for sale of the recent comic plays performed by Tarbert Theatre Players, at a cost of €10 and they are available at the chemist.

 

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – had musicians, singers poets and reciters at their Christmas Party Night in the Bridewell on Sat. 16th Dec.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 19   BUGSY MALONE. Presented by Theatrix Stage School.

 

Wed 20   THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT. Another Theatrix presentation directed by Jo Jordon.

 

Thurs 21st   LITTLE MISS MUFFETS MAGICAL CHRISTMAS. Centre Stage Theatre Co, Belfast make their annual visit to St. John’s with a Christmas Pantomime for local primary schools.  Shows at 10, 11:30  and 1pm.

 

Thurs 21ST SONGS AND MUSIC WITH THE YOUTH CHOIR. 7 PM Creative Ireland Kerry/Kerry Co. Co. Youth Choral Project in association with The Kerry School Of Music present a seasonal performance.

 

Fri 22nd KATIE O CONNOR, STEPHAN SHARPE & TO GAZE UPON US DUO. Originally from Ballybunion, Katie will be showcasing new songs from her new album “Fool For Dreaming “.Details from 068 22566.

 

KNOCKNASNA N.S. are celebrating their 50 anniversary on Thursday 21 Dec. beginning at 9.30am, all are welcome.

 

CRAFT FAIR at Scoil Mhathair De, Abbeyfeale on Wed. 20th at 11am.

 

KERRY CHAMBER CHOIR, ORCHESTRA AND SOLOISTS performing Handel's Messiah (excerpts) and Bach's Christmas Oratorio (excerpts) directed by Aidan O' Carroll in the Friary, Killarney on Wednesday December 20 at 8pm. Tickets on the door or from the Friary Office - 064-6631334.

 

CHRISTMAS WALK:  The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Wednesday, December 27 at 12.30p.m.. Assembly is at the newly opened Longcourt House Hotel, NCW.

 

FOURTH ANNUAL CONNIE HARNETT MEMORIAL SWIM:  The fourth annual swim takes place in Ballybunion on Monday, January 1 at 1pm.  Funds raised will go to the Cardiology Unit in Crumlin Childrens’ Hospital with donations being made to the Hope Foundation and the Lourdes Youth Group.

 

NO CRIB at Limerick Civic buildings and they are spending big money on fireworks.

 

NEW HOTEL opens in NCW.

 

WEB DESIGNER: Abbeyfeale Community Council is seeking Tenders for Web Designer, Photographer, and Videographer from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to supply both immediate and on-going high-end material and services towards the development and updating of a Community Website and all associated Multi-Media Marketing Platforms.

 

THOUGHT: Forgive us if this day we have done or said anything to increase the pain of the world. Pardon the unkind word, the impatient gesture, the hard and selfish deed, the failure to show sympathy and kindly help where we had the opportunity, but missed it; and enable us so to live that we may daily do something to lessen the tide of human sorrow, and add to the sum of human happiness. - F. B.  Meyer.              

 

AMERICA. GRAND OLD IRISHWOMAN

 

Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954) Sat 12 Apr 1890 Page 4

 

Slowly, and with measured, military precision, a casket was borne up to main aisle of St. Charles Borromeo Church, Sidney-place, Brooklyn, on the morning of 22nd February, and as the bells tolled out mournfully and awoke the echoes over New York Bay a large congregation bent in prayer for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Margaret Gosson who, after the great age of 96 years, had departed this life on the previous Saturday at the home of her daughters, 2991 Schermerhorn-street. In the assemblage were many well-known faces, such as Rev. John M. Kiely, Judge Richard O'Gorman, Col. James Cavanagh, Hon Hugh M'Laughlin, Patrick Ford, James Rorke, Dr. Kuhn, Thomas Cassin, and

 

Dr. Byrne. The pall-bearers were old veterans of the Irish Brigade, and behind them, as chief mourners, came Capt. Jack Gosson supporting his two sisters. A. very touching sermon was delivered by Fr. Ward, who said that he had been for years a witness of the exemplary life of the grand old lady whose familiar form would now be known no longer to the congregation of St. Charles. Year

 

in and year out, her beautiful face always wreathed in smiles, she had assisted there at the Mass or at the altar, and during all the wonderful number of years that God had given her she had been a noble example of devotion to that faith which she had imbibed in holy Ireland. Fr. Ward spoke of Mrs. Gosson as he knew her, and drew a life picture that all present recognised. The remains were

 

borne away, not to her old family vault in Glasnevin, but to the new family plot in Holy Cross cemetery, Flatbush. Mrs, Gosson was a dear old friend of the Irish World, whose arrival each week she awaited with the same avidity that she would a letter " from home." Her sight was perfect. The present writer has conversed for hours with her on events and personages as far back as Grattan’s

 

time, all of which was as clear in her memory as things are to us that happened yesterday. She was, indeed, a link connecting the past and the present. She was born in Dublin in 1794, and came of

 

the celebrated Esmonds family, of whom Sir Thomas Esmonde is the representative to-day. Her father's home, one of the finest in Ireland, was the resort of the leaders of Irish thought of that time.

 

On many an occasion did she describe to us the personal appearances and characteristics of such personages as Robert and Thomas Addis Emmet, Henry Grattan, Flood, Arthur O'Connor, Thomas Moore, Dr. M'Nevin, Thomas Davis, the brothers Sheares, and other celebrities, down to O'Connell,

 

Gavan Duffy, and Shelton M'Kenzie. General Thomas F. Meagher was her great ideal. Daniel O’Connell was godfather to her daughter Teresa, best known as Miss Teresa Esmonde, the elocutionist, in whose arms she died. Mrs Gosson’s memory was as wonderful  as her age. Her intelligence was of a high order and her culture and beauty made her one of the most sought-for belles of the Irish metropolis. Her husband, Mr. John Gosson, was the famous stagecoach

 

man who established the first mailcoach between Dublin and Enniskillen with branches all over Ireland. They came to America over 50 years ago. Mr. Gosson was carried off in the New York cholera -epidemic. Her six children yet survive her. Captain Jack Gosson was the famous Chief of Meagher’s  staff during our Civil war, and before that made his mark in the Austrian army. The Irish Brigade men, who acted as escort, were his old comrades. Even in death the beautiful character of Mrs. Gosson was seen in the placid - features.

 

Not a wrinkle was to be seen upon the face, and she appeared, as in a happy sleep. She had hoped to live until an Irish Parliament crowned the efforts of the present movement. Then she would

 

return, she said, and willingly pass on to her eternal rest. But for the protestations of those dear to her here we verily believe she would have willingly undertaken the sea voyage, with all its dangers, to get a glimpse of her old home. Bishop Loughlin gave her the final absolution, and was with her as she closed her eyes for ever upon the loving ones whose care had made her life one of joy and peacefulness for so many years.

 

Samaritans of Kerry 24 hours a day. Phone: 116123 or text number 087 260 9090.

 

Christmas in Killarney

 

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“Respect for the reputation and honor of persons forbids all detraction and calumny in word or attitude.” (CCC 2507)

 

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Thomas Moore

 

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2017 December 13 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

MASS Knockanure – Mon 11th at 12noon for Active Retired Christmas Mass in Knockanure 

 

 Community Centre.

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST CHRISTMAS CONCERT on Tuesday 12th and also on Thursday 14th of Dec at  7.30 p.m. in Knockanure Community Centre. 

 

ENABLE IRELAND KERRY SAYS THANK YOU: for supporting their recent church gate collection in Moyvane & Knockanure. The total raised was €287.35. This money is used to support children and adults with disabilities throughout Kerry.  If anyone missed the collection and would like to contribute, you may do so by contacting Seán Scally on 066/7128220.  €50 more has been added to the above amount since the collection.  

 

CLOUNMACON COMMUINTY ANNUAL Christmas Mass will take place in their Centre on Friday 15th Dec. at 7.30pm.

 

PADRE PIO devotions in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, December 19th (3rd Tuesday).

 

Devotions will commence at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction. The witness will be given by   John Greene, former Radio Kerry Presenter and now with Cork 103FM.

 

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto; There was no winner of the €6100 jackpot on Friday 8th December. Numbers drawn were 11, 15, 21, and 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were, 1. Amanda O’Connor, Keylod; 2. Soney Long, Abbeyfeale; 3. Pat Kennelly, Athea; 4. Sandra Stack, Bunaghara, and 5. William Fitzgerald, c/o Leens Hotel. Our LAST lotto draw for 2017 will be taking place on Friday 15th December with jackpot up to €6200.

 

THANKS: The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to pay a special sincere thanks to Minister Brendan Griffin for all the hard work he carried out in securing Sports Capital Funding for our club. We would also like to thank Councillor Mike Kennelly for all his support and help with this endeavour also. A lot of hard work was involved in securing this funding for North Kerry Clubs. We are very grateful. Thank you. Our Football year has ended with a defeat against Listowel Emmets recently. Well done to our guys who fought hard with a stronger team winning through. We look forward to 2018 with excitement for both our football club & parish. From all at the Knockanure GAA Football Club we would like to thank all who helped us throughout the year in every way and with names too many to mention we wish both you and yours a very Peaceful Christmas and very Prosperous New Year.

 

PARISH OFFICE, Moyvane:  Call in for Christmas items, Christmas cards & Mass Bouquets.

 

DEATH The death has occurred of Sheila Nash of Gortdromagouna, Knockanure. She will be sadly missed by her loving daughters, Julian, Philomena, Mairead (Carey, Muckross, Killarney) and son Joseph (Bantry) grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Abbie, son-in-law Michael, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. Requiem Mass for Sheila Nash was celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Saturday. Celebrants were Fr. McNamara, P.P., assisted by Fr. Nolan, Fr. McMahon and Fr. O’Callaghan. Mary Mulvihill sang the hymns. Sheila (born 1931) was laid to rest afterwards at the old cemetery, Knockanure. All her siblings, Moss, Bill, Ned, Jim, Pat, Maud, Kit and Bridget predeceased her. Their parents were Paddy Nash and Margaret Moore.

 

 SYMPATHY:  To Terry Dunne of Holly’s Gala on the death of his mother Pauline whose funeral took place in Dublin recently. 

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sean Brosnan, Fr. Jerry Roche, John Fitzgerald, Bridie O’Donnell, David O’Brien, Sr. Mary Kevin Enright, Margaret Moloney, Jack Conroy, Breda Leahy, Danny Dunne, Vincent Sheehy, Eugene Brandon, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Mulvihill, Liam Scanlon, Patrick O’Connor, Denis McEnery, Sr. Rose Twomey, Con Shine, Mary Maguire, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Anne Cunningham, Breda Meehan, Sr. Anthony Joseph Mulvihill, Elizabeth Mary Murphy, Sheila Buckley, Paidi O’Shea, Hannah Dillon, P.J. Nolan, Eileen Tierney, Bridie O’Donnell, Fr. Dan Mulvihill, Mary Walsh, Crissie Nolan, Willie Mulvihill, Phyl O’Kelly, Eddie Carmody, Tom Moran, Sr. Dympna Mulvihill, Mass in Moyvane; Wed 13th   7.30pm for John Dore, Woodgrove; Thurs 14th at 7.30pm for Alice Hanrahan, Aughrim , her sister Kay

 

 & her father-in-law Thomas Hanrahan; Sat 16th at 7.30pm for Ned & Maureen Sheehy; Sun 17th  at 11.00am for Connie Shine, The Village & Deceased of the Shine Family.

 

Mass Knockanure ;Tues 12th  7.30pm for Robert Connor, Kilbaha (Months Mind); Sun 17th  at 10.00am for Bill, Margaret & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle.

 

Mass Knockanure – Mon 11th at 12noon for Active Retired Christmas Mass in Knockanure 

 

 Community Centre.

 

Mass Fri  15th  at 10.00am Special Intention – Christmas Mass Bouquet in Moyvane.

 

WMOF Icon will visit Newcastle West Church of the Immaculate Conception 17-19 December

 

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Monday 18th Dec at 8pm.  Please note that Fr. Kevin will be available in Moyvane Church on Christmas Eve from 1pm – 3pm for confessions, a chat or a blessing.  All ages welcome.  Gift yourself with Confession for this Christmas.

 

PRAYING WITH YOUR CHILDREN:  Sunday 17th is Gaudete Sunday (Joyful Sunday).   Following on from the recent Diocesan Assembly on Family Life, the Diocese have compiled a prayer booklet, Praying with your Children, to enable parents and children to pray together. 

 

FR. PAT MOORE, A limited number of mortuary cards are available in Asdee Post Office from Monday 11th December.

 

TOASTMASTERS: FINAL MEETING 14TH December at 8 p.m. in Listowel Arms. 

 

NATIONAL Community Games finals will be held at UL for the next three years.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Emily Rose McCarthy of Abbeyfeale who among others was recently commended by the President at a scholarship event in UL. Best wishes also to Norma Leahy of Carrueragh who recently received her first class Honours Diploma in Speciality Food Production at UCC.

 

ADORATION: KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – FOOD CLOTHES & TOY BANK AT MOYVANE CRIB.

 

BOOK; Newcastle West in close up was launched recently, local historian Vincent Carmody was involved in the project for some time.

 

OLD KERRY Journal, this year’s edition contains, interesting article and pictures of Local Born Bishop Moore.

 

SCHOOL: Lenamore National School annual Christmas mass will take place on Thursday, Dec 14th at 7pm in the school. In honour of the present school's 75th anniversary.

 

DUAGH TIDY TOWNS: The live crib is back again this Christmas. Located behind St Brigid’s church, the crib will be officially opened after 7.30pm vigil mass on Saturday December 16th.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS / CRAFT FAIR A Choir from Duagh N.S. will sing some Christmas

 

Carols in the Church prior to mass on Saturday December 16th at approximately 7.15pm. 

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED CHRISTMAS LUNCH will take place in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel on Tuesday 12th December at 2.30pm.

 

YOUTH FROM KDYS LISTOWEL will host a Nativity Parade and Live Crib event on Wednesday 13th December at 1.15pm.

 

SPECIAL 11.30 A.M. MASS ON SUNDAY NEXT DEC. 17TH,  the Presentation Primary School children and Staff are hosting the 11.30 am.

 

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

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 11TH December at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room Listowel.

 

LEGION OF MARY will meet this Wednesday 13th Dec. at the earlier time of 3pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

 

CHRISTMAS CANTATA:   Scoil Mháthair Dé will perform their Christmas Cantata in the Church Abbeyfeale on Thursday, December 14 at 7.00 p.m. All Welcome.

 

CHRISTMAS RIBBON CEREMONY:  A Christmas Ribbon Ceremony with prayers and a remembrance service will be held at Reilig Ide Naofa graveyard at 2pm on Sunday, December 17. Ribbons and Candles will be available.

 

THE NATIONAL FOLK THEATRE CHOIR celebrates the season of goodwill on Friday 15th December at 8pm, with an evening of Christmas carols in Ceiliúradh na Nollag. Tickets available on 066-7123055.

 

MINISTER for Justice was recently in NCW and congratulated Sergeant Denis Woods on his forty years’ service in the guards.

 

KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE; The official launch of the group ‘Kerry Right To Life’ will take place on Tuesday 12th December at 7.30pm in The Rose Hotel Tralee, with guest speaker Katie Ascough (former UCD Student Union President), will attend.

 

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH OF IRELAND CHRISTMAS FAIR: on Sat 16th Dec 10 am-4 pm in Teach an tSolais, Ashe St., with homemade Christmas cakes and Preserves, fabulous Raffle prizes and more.

 

CONCERT: Tommy Fleming Concert, The Friary Church, Killarney, Thurs. 14th Dec. at 8pm Doors open at 7pm. Liam Lawton Concert, St Marys Cathedral, Killarney Sun 17th Dec. at 7pm.

 

BOOK: Mary Kury who has compiled a fine history of her native village Ardagh. The 400 plus page book, has over 400 illustrations including pictures, maps documents, stories, poems and lots of history. Appendices include a survey of forts taken between 1960 and 1980, a list of town lands mentioned in the text with heads of household in the Tithe Applotments, Griffiths Valuation, 1901, 1911 Census and land registry deed where available, West Limerick Brigade, School Rolls, Fenian statements and songs

 

FUNDRAISER FOR FR. MARTIN MCCORMACK:  An Afternoon Tea Dance will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, January 14 to raise funds for Fr. Martin McCormack’s Projects in Swaziland.  Fr. Martin, who is from Ballydesmond is a member of the Salesian Missionaries based in Pallaskenry.  Music will be provided by Sheila Fitzgerald and Mike Sheehan, Ted McCarthy and also the Nightingales.

 

WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Wednesday 27th December at 12.30p.m.. Assembly is at the newly opened Longcourt House Hotel

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 12th - Thu 14th   PETER PAN. Theatrix Stage School end of term performance directed by Jo Jordon.

 

Fri 15th     CLARE KEANE SINGS CHRISTMAS “ With a little help from her friends” – Mickey McConnell, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Audrey O Carroll, Billy Keane and more.

 

Tues 19th     BUGSY MALONE. Presented by Theatrix Stage School

 

Wed 20th   THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT. Another Theatrix presentation directed by Jo Jordon.

 

Thurs 21st   LITTLE MISS MUFFETS MAGICAL CHRISTMAS. Centre Stage Theatre Co, Belfast make their annual visit to St. John’s with a Christmas Pantomime for local primary schools.  Shows at 10, 11:30  and 1pm.

 

Thurs 21ST SONGS AND MUSIC WITH THE YOUTH CHOIR. 7 PM Creative Ireland Kerry/Kerry Co. Co. Youth Choral Project in association with The Kerry School Of Music present a seasonal performance.

 

Fri 22nd      KATIE O CONNOR, STEPHAN SHARPE & TO GAZE UPON US DUO. Originally from Ballybunion, Katie will be showcasing new songs from her new album “Fool For Dreaming “.More from  068 22566.

 

THOUGHT: “A man of diffident manner will never inspire confidence. A cold reserve cannot begat enthusiasm . . . It then appears that the leader must be an actor, and such is the fact. . . . he is unconvincing unless he lives his part.” General Patton

 

“What you do with your resources in this life is your autobiography”. - Randy Alcorn

 

JOB on Community Employment for a Housekeeper Lyreacrompane, If eligible, contact 087/2747626 or email bridiedillon@islandcrowngroup.com

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, July 11, 1888; Page: 4

 

HARSH EVICTION NEAR TARBERT

 

A POLICE CONSTABLE THROWS OFF THE JACKET AND RESIGNS.

 

On Thursday Tim Meskell, of Tarbert, accompanied by two bailiffs and a posse of police, evicted a man named Kennelly and his family from their home at a place called Baragougeen, As far as I could gather, the circumstances which led to the eviction are of a most distressing kind. About nine years ago Kennelly was a prosperous farmer. About that time his wife got ill. For three years she remained in bed from a lingering sickness from which she died. In a short time after his son got fever, and for six months the fever raged in his family. Whatever money he had and the most of his stock he lost to meet the wants of sickness. Bad times came then, and like thousands of his countrymen he was forced into debt. He got acquainted with Meskell, and from him he got £19. About three years ago Meskell took possession of his land until he would have his money out of it. When Meskell got possession he allowed Kennelly a fixed amount of money to support him, but now when he should have his money out of the land he turns about and evicts the actual owner. It was heartrending to hear poor Kennelly’s daughter cry as the ruthless bailiffs were breaking up the bed on which her mother died, but the only answer they gave to her pitiful wailing was that it was no harm to take it out under the wind. When Kennelly's daughter offered Meskell the amount of the debt and £10 besides, he told her he wouldn’t let her have it now for £300. After the door was locked, Kennelly got forty-eight hours to clear away his effects out of the yard, or else he would be prosecuted for trespass. A police constable named Ryan refused to attend the eviction, and threw off the jacket. He was stationed at Tarbert.—COR.

 

 

 

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, January 09, 1909; Page: 2

 

Occupier of lands where cottages are to be built; Mrs Boyle. Tulliaghna; D Kearney, Ballin?;

 

E Nolan, Sheepwalk; R Browne, Bromore; J Cremins, Ballydonoghue; J Kennelly, do; J Duggin, Clounmacon; J C Harnett, Knocknacrohy;  J Keane, Knockaneroe;  J Ahern, Leitrim Middle;  T M'Mahon, Bauragogeen; P O’Connor, Kealid; J Kennelly, Gortdromagowna; P Kennelly, do; J Stokes, do; Reps M Kennedy, Dooncaha; Pat  Brasail, Tarmons East; M Leonard, Gurtacrossane;  J H O'Connor, Dromclough; J Carmody, Beale;  E Sheehan, do;  J Tagney, Coolkeragh; M ScanIon, Tullamore;  T Sheehy, Kilcaramore;  Mrs Buckley, Meenanare;  P Cronin, Toor;  D Lynch, Doon W: R Johnston, Ahimma; W Byrnes, Faha;  D Dillane, Shronebirene;  D Brosnan, Lacca East; Reps M Stack, Tullig, D Daly, Leanprehane; J Walsh, Knockclare; M Whelan, Banemore;  P Trant, Toornageehy;  Mary Doran, Carrigcannon;  T Quille, Glashnacree; Mrs Dowling, Kiltomey; M Kissane, Lahesrough S; B Foley, Ballingown;  R. Stack, Ballyhadigue;  R Stack, do; J Bolster, Garryard;  J Driscoll, Derra W;  Mrs P Stokes, do; D Quitter, Ballinageragh; R Gentleman, J.P, Kilshenane. Mrs N Dillon, Tarbert.

 

Tenders not exceeding £113-10s will be considered, 1st Jan 1909. M O’Connell.

 

 

 

Paddy Drury

 

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Rambling house Knockanure

 

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2017 December 6 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

RAMBLING House on Thursday 7th December 2017 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 11th December 2017.  Christmas mass will be celebrated at 12pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.

 

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

 

CONCERT; Great crowd attended the recent concert in Moyvane Church, the Three Tenors and  Viva Voce put on a varied show, which was a joy for discerning music lovers. Thanks to all the volunteers for their preparation and their attention to duty on the night and later bringing everything back to normal after the show.

 

BEST WISHES to Tara Mulvihill daughter of Dermot and Mary of Keylod, who got married in Moyvane Church on 25th November 2017 to Paul McElligott of County Clare.

 

SET CEILI Dancing at Clounmacon on 8th December at 9pm, music by Donie Nolan.

 

Their annual mass is on 17th Dec. in the Clounmacon Community Centre.

 

GOING STRONG Party in Athea will be held on Wednesday, December 6th starting with Mass at 12.30pm (sharp) in the Top of the Town. Meal will be served at 1.30pm with music afterwards by Ger Connaghtan.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY – for senior citizens will take place on December 10, in the Community Centre, Tarbert after 11.30am Mass.

 

DRAW: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €6000 jackpot on Friday 1st December 2017. Numbers drawn were 2, 20, 21, and 26. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;

 

1. Paddy Enright, c/o Dicks; 2. Teddy Collins, Ballagh, Abbeyfeale; 3. Margaret Frawley, Kilmorna;

 

4. Denise Shine, Cahirdown Wood, and 5. Pat Kennelly, Athea. Next jackpot will be €6100 on Friday 8th December.

 

DEATH: James McCarthy, Knocknacaheragh, Kilmorna, died on the 24th of November, 2017, survived by his brothers Tom and Denis, sisters Hannah, Noreen, and Mary, nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces. Requiem Mass for Jimmy McCarthy was celebrated at Duagh Church on 27th November followed by burial in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

 

DEATH has taken place of Ellen (Nell) O'Carroll (née Flynn) of Killelton, Ballylongford and formerly of Kilbaha, Moyvane. Nell died on Sunday afternoon 26th day of November 2017. Pre deceased by her  husband Johnny. Nell was mother of Jim, Nora, Eugene and Ellen, also survived by  sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandson, nieces, and  nephews.

 

Requiem Mass for Nell O’Carroll was Wednesday morning with funeral immediately afterwards to Lislaughtin Abbey, Ballylongford. Nell was daughter of Eugene Flynn and Kate Keane of Kilbaha, Moyvane. Her sister Maureen Fitzmaurice died on the 21st of November, 2017.

 

DEATH of Birdie Johanna Ahern,  (nee Guiry) Gortnagross, Athea, on November 30th 2017, wife of the late Denny (Blacksmith).mother of sons Tom, Jim and Mick, daughters Mary (Tola Park, Shannon), Margaret McCarthy (Killarney).

 

DEATH has taken place of Michael Joseph Hogan, Mullenmeehan, Ballymore, and formerly of London & Lissaniska, Killimor, Co. Galway, November 30th 2017. Michael Joseph, husband of the late Henrietta. Survived by his son Brendan (Moyvane), Daughter Celene (Devon, England), his Sisters Kay & Rena and his late Sister Maureen, daughter-in-law Brigitte (Moyvane), son-in-law Gordon Goodall, grandchildren Luke, Cleo and Conor( Moyvane), great-grandchildren Imojen and James.

 

SYMPATHY to Ashling Reidy (who works at O’Riordan’s Pharmacy in Athea) on the recent sudden death of her father Liam Stirrat from Scotstown in Co. Monaghan. Liam, played for and managed the Monaghan GAA Team. 

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Kennelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Betty Coughlin, Oliver Leahy, Tommy Foley, Bridie Stack, Mikey Holly, Margaret Dillane, Kay Holloway, Peggy Sheehan, Jackie Healy Rae, Tim Kennelly, Bridie Cambell, James O’Connor, Nora Foran, Breda Thomas, Fr. Liam Hayes, Jane Desmond, Johnny Broderick, Peggy Moriarty, Tom O’Connell, Derry Tatton, Peggy O’Connor, Tom J O’Donoghue, John P Fitzgerald, Tom Relihan, Elizabeth Neumann, Mass in Moyvane –Mon 4th at  7.30pm for Bridget Robinson, Dublin & Upper Aughrim; Thurs  7th at  7.30pm Feast of the Immaculate Conception, vigil holy day –Mass for Sr. Carmelita Murphy; Fri  8th at 11.00am mass for Maureen Foley,) & Deceased of the Foley Family;  Mass on Sat  9th at 7.30pm for Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Tarbert & Deceased of the O’Connell Family and on Sun 10th mass at          11.00am for Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass in Knockanure on Tues  5th at 7.30pm for Nora Geary, Limerick & Dublin (RIP); Mass Holy Day on Fri  8th  at 10.00am for Ollie Leahy, Croydon and

 

Sun 10th mass at 10.00am for P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney.

 

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION December 8th.

 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:  Annual Church Gate collection on 9th/10th December. 

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS/MASS BOUQUETS:  are available in the Parish Office Moyvane, plus a nice selection of Christmas gifts along with ten copies of Eoin Hand’s book “First Hand – My Life and Irish Football”.  These books are signed.

 

AN ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE – will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Steeple Road, Tarbert on Friday 8th Dec. at 7pm.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE is on the 7th December 7.30pm in the Parish Church, Listowel.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Saint John of God Kerry Services who are celebrating over 3 decades of providing support to  men, women and children with intellectual disabilities across the county”

 

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE AT Rose Hotel on Tuesday 12th December at 7.30 p.m.  Guest Speaker Katie Ascough former UCD Student Union President.

 

ICA:  wish to thank all the families who 'supported local' and visited Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Family Fun Day recently. The children were fascinated by Tommy the Magician & Co. in the Magic Corner! There was a great buzz in the hall. A special thanks to our Sponsors for draw prizes.  1st prize - Hamper worth €100 sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-op won by Conor Flaherty Ballyguiltenane, 2nd Prize Turkey sponsored by Tom & Eileen Roche, Glin Road, won by Denis McCarthy. 3rd Prize Ham sponsored by Noel Stack Butcher won by Nora Fitzmaurice, Leitrim M and 4th Prize - Christmas cake made by Noreen Roche, Ahalahana was won by Sinéad Kearney, Murhur.   Thanks to Holly's Gala and to the Marian Hall Committee and especially Catherine. 

 

SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE:  wish to thank all who attended their annual Christmas Party.  A special thanks to Fr. Kevin for celebrating Mass with us.  This party would not be the success it is without every business in the Parish supporting us with spot prizes etc., and the continued support of our main sponsors Newtownsandes Co-Op, Irish Wire, ICA Guild, Development Association and the Marian Hall Committee.  We wish each and everyone a Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  On Saturday 9th December at 8.30pm (after Mass), the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on by Santa.  Why not come along and enjoy the fun with Christmas Carols etc.

 

JOURNAL: Ballydonoghue Journal is now available locally.

 

BAZAAR: Listowel Mission Bazaar is on Dec. 8th and 9th.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Norma and Willie Leahy of Knockanure who won the County Kerry, Best Emerging Artisan Award in the dairy category for stained Kefir at Listowel Food Fair 2017.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL“Orientation Day for Presentation Secondary School Listowel is on Friday 8th December 2017 from 9.00am – 3.20pm. For further information please contact the office on 068 21452.”

 

THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION Will hold a Christmas Sale at its shop in William St., on Thursday morning 7th December.

 

POST  NATAL DEPRESSION SUPPORT Christmas meeting, Wed December 6th from 8-10pm at Listowel Family Resource Centre to include a presentation by Niamh Smith of Colour me Beautiful and finger food will also be provided.

 

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

 

CHRISTMAS MASS IN WRITERS  GROVE on Tuesday evening next, 5th December at 6.00 p.m.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS FOR WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION: Wednesday next ( Dec. 6th ) at 12.30 p.m.in their Centre.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS FOR KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS: in their Centre on Thursday next (Dec. 7th ) at 2.00 p.m. All are welcome.

 

ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL KILLARNEY: Liam Lawton Concert 19th December at 7 p.m.

 

FRIARY CHURCH KILLARNEY: Tommy Fleming Concert 14th December at 7 p.m.

 

KERRY CHORAL UNION presents O Holy Night with Miriam Murphy, Soprano. Sunday 10th December, at 7.30pm. St. John the Baptist Church, Castle Street, Tralee.

 

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION. Christmas Craft Fair on Sun 10th Dec in the church stables from 2pm to 5pm.

 

GLÓRACH NEWS: Bingo continues every Monday at 8.30 pm at the Glórach  The classic film screening returns on Wednesday, December 6 with our showing of the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, the film starts at 8 pm.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA CAKE SALE:  The annual cake sale for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 10 from 10-1pm at St. Ita’s Hall.

 

NEWS FROM BRUACH NA CARRAIGE ROCKCHAPEL:  The Rockchapel  Comhaltas based group Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra will present "Pulses of a Thousand Years" at Siamsa Tire on Sunday, December 10 beginning at 8pm.  This is a traditional music journey through the history of Ireland from the arrival of An Tuaithe De Danann to the 1916 rising. It will present many old tunes starting with the first tune written in Ireland from the book of William Ballett published in 1583 and many of our old and forgotten dances. All proceeds will go to Brosna Parish Church renovation fund.  Then on Thursday, December 14 at 8pm. Bruach Na Carraige will host a night of Christmas baking with celebrity chef Frank Moynihan.

 

PADRE PIO devotions in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, December 19th (3rd Tuesday).

 

Devotions will commence at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction. The witness will be given by   John Greene, former Radio Kerry Presenter and now with Cork 103FM.

 

LIXNAW TURKEY TROT 5KM family fun run takes place on Sunday December 17th at 12pm.

 

ST JOHN’S: Sun 3rd   BEAUTIFUL NORTH KERRY. An exhibition of painting by Bob Scott.   Opening at 7pm with Billy Keane, Exhibition on view till 22nd December.  All Welcome.

 

Tues 5th   THE MIDWIFE- FILM CLUB. Directed by Martin Provost and featuring Catherine Deneuve, The film is a crowd pleaser about friendship, endurance and forgiveness.  In Association with Access Cinema.

 

Fri 8th     DECLAN O ROURKE.This concert features Declan along with seven musicians and actors (including John Sheahan) who will perform songs from Declan’s new album, “Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine”.

 

Sat 9th     REMEMBERING FRANK. An evening of music, songs and stories as friends, relations and acquaintances recall the late Frank O Carroll from Tullahinell, Dublin and Listowel where in recent years he delighted in the company of  old pros and emerging writers.

 

Tues 12th - Thu 14th   PETER PAN. Theatrix Stage School end of term performance directed by Jo Jordon.

 

Fri 15th     CLARE KEANE SINGS CHRISTMAS “ With a little help from her friends” – Mickey McConnell, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Audrey O Carroll, Billy Keane and more.

 

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT: Newbridge College, Co. Kildare for those aged 16-35 years. 8th—10th December 2017. Donation only. Free buses. ID required. For more details visit www.youth2000.ie, telephone 01 675 3690 or email office@youth2000.ie .

 

WMOF Icon will visit Limerick Diocese 11-19 December for a Festival of Families. Newcastle West: Church of the Immaculate Conception 17-19 December

 

WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Wednesday 27th December at 12.30p.m.. Assembly is at the newly opened Longcourt House Hotel (formerly the Courtenay Lodge), St. Mary's Road, Newcastle West. The hotel is on the N21 and the public bus services stop alongside it. Walkers will be transferred by courtesy coach to Barnagh from where they will walk the 6 miles[10km], all downhill and mostly along the old railway, back to the Longcourt House where they can enjoy seasonal mince pies, whipped cream and tea/coffee at their leisure.

 

BOOK:   Great Southern Trail Limited's newly published "Limerick & Kerry Railway: Twilight Years" by Liam O'Mahony which is laden with information about the Greenway's railway history. It is not alone a personal memoir by Liam of the 1950's to 1980's railway finale but also reproduces several historic documents. These include a list of the 300 or so shareholders (many of which names are still to be found locally) in the Rathkeale & Newcastle Junction Railway Company which built the line to those towns 150 years ago. Another historic gem which is included is a chapter from "Through the Green Isle"; a Victorian era travel guide which extolled the historic attractions of Adare, Askeaton, Foynes, Ballybunion and Ardfert along with the then newly operational Lartigue railway in Listowel. Liam's book is  very well illustrated with thirty of the photographs being in colour. Twenty full colour railway posters advertising  excursion trains to Dublin, Thurles, Cork, Killarney, Knock Shrine and Listowel Races during the 1950's to the 1970's will bring back memories to many.

 

 

 

THOUGHT: I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are yet to come.

 

I looked back and saw my father and his father and all our fathers, and in front to see my son and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond.

 

And their eyes were my eyes.

 

As I felt, so they had felt and were to feel, as then, as now, as tomorrow and forever.

 

I was not afraid anymore, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and had no end.

 

SISTERS: Sisters of St Louis; Historical Background and Formation in Ghana

 

In 1842, Abbé Louis Marie Eugène Bautain founded the Institute of the Sisters of Saint Louis in July, France, with inspiration from the ideals of three people. They sought to assist the sick and the youth after the French Revolution had led to massive poverty, ill health and lack of Christian education of the youth, among others.

 

 In October, 1947, four Irish sisters namely; Joannes Hayes, Sheela Gillespie, Brid Mulhern and Joseph Mary Connolly arrived in Ghana on a mission which has borne fruit since then. Several other St. Louis sisters partook in this laudable mission. One of the significant results is the formation training of many Ghanaian young women who have continued from where the Irish sisters left off. The Ghanaian Sisters of Louis are into various professions and are committed to working in such areas as education, health care, sustainable agriculture and the environment; pastoral care and empowerment of women.

 

CHURCH: Irish Examiner 1841-current, Monday, October 12, 1953; Page: 6

 

Kerry Bishop Appeals For New Church Fund

 

HIS Lordship Most Rev. Dr. D. Moynihan, Bishop of Kerry, appealed for subscriptions towards the building of a new church when he addressed a capacity congregation at Moyvane Church, Co. Kerry, yesterday.

 

Speaking at the last Mass, his Lordship said a competent architect had reported to him that it would be waste of money to try to renovate the present church, it was in an advanced stale of dilapidation and long past economical repair or reconstruction. The architect, also inspected a site offered for the new church by Mr. Shine, a site for which his Lordship was most grateful, and which was found to be dry, relatively level and satisfactory.

 

Because the present church was bound to recall associations of a very intimate and sentimental character, many of the parishioners would not like to see the church demolished, but it must be remembered that it had had its day. It was over a hundred years old, being built in 1837 by Fr. Long, the Parish Priest of the time. That was a feat then because the people were very poor.

 

I am appealing then for the building of a new church, and I should tell you first of all that there are no parochial funds, because the church income in the two parishes of Knockanure and Moyvane is very small. There has been no church door collection in the parish and that is a pity because had there been, we would probably have the nucleus of a building fund now."

 

 Thanks to the generosity of two former parish priests, however, continued his Lordship, they had some £9,000 to begin with. Fr. Sheehy, who died in 1908, left 60 shares in the National Bank, two-thirds of which he bequeathed to the church in Moyvane. Another parish priest, Fr. O'Keeffe, who died in this thirties, left £1,000 for Moyvane church also, and by paying all church expenses out of his own pocket, allowed the income to accumulate to a sum of £800.?. These sums were wisely invested by the late Dr. O'Brien (Bishop of Kerry) and their present value was £8,830, the redemption value amounting to £9,300.

 

That was a big sum, but only a fraction of what would be required. They wanted a commodious church, one that the parishioners would feel was as suitable a house of God as any in the country. They had got a preliminary design but if sufficient funds were not collected the design would have to be modified.

 

Asking the people to give as generously as they could, his Lordship said he had already got a subscription of £500 from the parish priest. There would be no collectors as he did not believe in taxing people to give to their church. What was given grudgingly brought no joy to the giver or receiver. However, he was confident the local people, as well as those away from the parish who had connections with it, would give generously to the fund.

 

FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT.

 

On arrival, his Lordship was met by Very Rev. D. F. O'Sullivan, P.P., S.T.L., and before attending the Mass celebrated by Rev. M. O'Herlihy, C.C., he inspected a guard of honour of F.C.A. The Ballybunion Pipe Band was also in attendance.

 

At the earlier Masses the greetings of Fr. O'Sullivan to Dr. Moynihan on his first official visit as Bishop were read, and the hope expressed that at a later date they would have the pleasure of another visit from his Lordship, this time to lay the foundation stone of the new church.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, October 17, 1953; Page: 7

 

Bishops Appeal For New Church In Moyvane. (Section cut as it repeats the above report)

 

 

 

GREETINGS TO MOST REV DR. MOYNIHAN

 

WE tender a real genuine Cead Mile Failte to our beloved Bishop on this, his first formal visit to our parish. We beg to assure his Lordship that we deeply appreciate the great honour he has conferred on us, in finding time,(amidst his many and varied engagements) to come here and make a personal appeal on behalf of our New Church so very urgently needed. As a result, of some fourteen years’ experience, I think I can bespeak for his Lordship a very attentive, intelligent and respectful hearing, as I feel convinced also that his earnest appeal will meet with a very ready and generous response.

 

May we look forward, therefore, to a, not, far distant date when, we shall welcome him again to lay the foundation stone and dedicate one other edifice in this ancient Diocese to the service of the All High and Holy God.

 

We trust, therefore, that we shall, all and, sundry, prove ourselves worthy of this happy occasion and of the signal honour our new Bishop has conferred on our parish, on its priests and its people.

 

The foregoing was read at the Masses in Moyvane on Sunday.

 

Dr. Moynihan retired, Dec. 5th 1975.

 

 

 

Anatomy of a Car Crash

 

Let science show you how to skip your next roadway disaster.

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/11/the_six_main_causes_of_car_crashes.html

 

 

 

Rosary

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=59&v=sniRVsiy5xI  

 

THREE TENORS IN CONCERT: Moyvane Church, Tuesday 28th November at 8 p.m.

 

Playing up to 100 concerts annually in major venues throughout Ireland and the UK- Derek, Dominic and Shane gave us a night to remember!

 

The Three Tenors Ireland have been the headline act the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Cork Opera House, Killarney INEC and Christ Church Cathedral,

 

https://youtu.be/tVcZ6wSV4PE

 

Three Tenors Moyvane Nov 28 2017

 

https://vimeo.com/245076545

 

Podcast #360: Understanding Male Friendships

 

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/11/30/understanding-male-friendships/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheArtOfManliness+%28The+Art+of+Manliness%29&mc_cid=96027eefec&mc_eid=83acb42668

 

 

 

 

 

2017 November 29 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THREE TENORS IN CONCERT: Moyvane Church, Tuesday 28th November at 8 p.m.

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday 29th November from 5 to 8 p.m.      

 

BIBLE STUDY: On Mondays of Advent at 8pm in the Presbytery Duagh, Fr. Jack will be conducting a

 

basic introduction to the Bible study.

 

SEANCHAÍ CENTRE:  A talk on ‘Songs of People & Places of North Kerry’ by Peter Kelly will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Thursday November 30  at 8 pm.  This will be followed by Listowel Rambling House from 9.15 pm.

 

BEST WISHES to Emma Simpson and Padraig O’Connor who were married at Knockanure Church on Friday 24th November 2017.

 

GLÓRACH NEWS:  The two loves of Gabriel Foley by Jimmy Keary plays, with further shows, Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30. 

 

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

 

LATIN Mass (1962 Missal) will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee at 1.30pm on Sun. 3rd Dec. and Sun. 17th Dec..

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE: for the Night Vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Departs Tralee on Thursday 7th December at 4.30pm. Contact O’Shea’s on 066 7180123 or Donal Kelliher on 087 6361023.

 

SATURDAY SUPPLEMENT: Fr. Kevin was on with Frank Lewis on Sat morning 25th after the 9am News on Radio Kerry. 

 

DEATH has occurred of Maureen Fitzmaurice (née Flynn) Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane.   

 

Maureen died at Oaklands Nursing Home, on the 21st of November, 2017. Predeceased by her loving husband Paddy and baby son Gerard. (Loving mother of Bridie O'Sullivan (Beaufort), sons Sean and Gene, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister Nell, grandchildren and great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass for Maureen was celebrated by Fr. Kevin assisted by Fr. Brendan on Friday, the 24th of November, at Knockanure Church, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Hymns were sung by Maureen’s granddaughter Catriona Fitzmaurice and music was by Aidan O’Carroll. Maureen was daughter of Eugene Flynn of Kilbaha, she was born in 1923 and started work at 14 in the bakery in Moyvane, she next moved to Sgt Sheehy and family, later to O’Callaghan’s, then to Harahan’s and O’Connell’s. Maureen married Paddy Fitzmaurice a well-known musician in 1949.

 

               

 

 

 

DEATH took place of Pat Martin (Tieraclea, Tarbert, and formerly of Marian Place, Glin, on November 20th 2017 (tragically following an accident). Son of Anne and the late Billy, Survived by his wife Caroline, mother Anne, sons James and Nathan, daughter Samantha, brothers Billy, Gerard and Joe, sisters Jackie, Claire and Georgina, father-in-law Gabriel, mother-in-law Patricia, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grand-uncle, grand-aunt, cousins, relatives, extended family, neighbours and friends.

 

DEATH: Eileen Vines (née Collins), Blessington, Co. Wicklow.  Her funeral was in Blessington recently. Eileen was Sister-in-law of Mary Collins at Moyvane Post Office.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: James Leahy, Ned Walsh, Michael Windle, Mattie Walsh, Con Bunce, Phil Scanlon, Mary Carmody, Bridie Quille, Una Dore, Ann Maria de Bilde, Mickey Fitzgerald, Sr. Goretti Francis Stack, Josie Lyons, Mark Flaherty, Fr. John Joe Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Tim Healy, Nora Leahy, Finbar Carmody, Ellen Collins, John McMahon, Ann Kissane, Mary Manning, Ellen Vaughan, Pat Hayes, Jim Brosnan, Julia Leahy, Sr. Maria Costelloe, Mass Moyvane – Mon  27th at 10.00am for Mary McElligott, Lixnaw (Rec Dec) (mother of Hannah Hanrahan, Aughrim); Wed 29th at  7.30pm for Kathleen O’Connor, Keylod; Fri 1st  at  7.30pm for Michael Dore, Woodgrove, his sons John & Mike

 

& his daughter Kathleen; Sat 2nd at  7.30pm for Peggy & Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle and 

 

Sun  3rd at 11.00am for Eamon Farrelly, Moynalty, Co. Meath (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure – Tuesday 28th at 10.00am for Holy Souls (November List); Thurs 30th at 7.30pm for Seán Nolan, (Months Mind); Dec. 3rd mass at 10.00am for Paddy, Bridie & Jack Flavin, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY – for Tarbert senior citizens will take place on December 10, in the Community Centre after 11.30am Mass, the usual raffle with some lovely prizes will be part of the event. Music will be supplied by Noel Cronin. 

 

 CHORAL NIGHT in aid of St. Joseph’s Secondary School will take place in St. John’s

 

Church Ballybunion on 3rd December at 7.30 p.m.  

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  The last Rambling House at Fr. Casey’s for this year takes place on Monday, December 4 at 9pm. MC Benny Thade McCarthy has issued an invitation to all singers, dancers, musicians etc to attend.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday back in the Sacristy commencing at 2pm to 7pm.  The late start is due to the tidy up after the Concert.   From here on should a funeral occur on either a Tuesday or Wednesday, Eucharistic Adoration will begin at 2pm as and from now.  New Eucharistic Adorers welcome, all one needs do is come at the above times. 

 

  LISTOWEL PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND 2018:  1st - 7th July or 23rd - 29th Sept 2018 only 8 places left. If interested please contact Listowel Parish Office on 068-21188. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE UPCOMING EVENTS:  

 

Advent Retreat - A Breath of Life: Fr. Louis Hughes, O.P., Fri 1st to Sun 3rd December.

 

Healing in the Spirit: Fr. Jim McManus, C. Ss.R., 2 Day Healing Retreat: Tues 12th & Wed 13th Dec 10-4pm. Book Now on 066/713 4276.

 

SATURDAY SUPPLEMENT:  Yours truly is on with Frank Lewis this Sat morning 25th after the 9am News on Radio Kerry.  This broadcast is also available on podcast at www.radiokerry.ie 

 

PARISH OFFICE SHOP:  You may wish to call into the Parish Office as we have a selection of Christmas Cards, Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards, Christmas gifts and recently published books -  ‘Splinters’ by parishioner Brenda Fitzmaurice & Mary Kennelly, Glin and ‘First Hand’ by parishioner Eoin Hand.

 

FR. LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT:   Newcastle West and District Lions Club present Fr. Liam Lawton in concert (with Desmond College choir) in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West, on Thursday, November 30.    Doors open at 7.30; concert at  8.00pm.

 

PARKING: Free Parking in Listowel from Friday 1st to 16th Dec from 1pm each day, then Free Parking from Monday 18th until Monday 1st Jan subject to a 2hr parking limit in a parking space.

 

AN ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE – will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Steeple Road, Tarbert on Friday 8th Dec. at 7pm. Following the Carol Service, we will have the switching on of the Christmas lights in The Square. Refreshments will be served immediately afterwards in the Community Centre. All are very welcome.

 

 

 

PARTY in Athea: The Going Strong Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday, December 6th starting with Mass at 12.30pm (sharp) in the Top of the Town.

 

 FOURTH ANNUAL CONNIE HARNETT MEMORIAL SWIM:  The fourth annual swim takes place in Ballybunion on Monday, January 1 at 1pm.                                                                                                

 

 

 

POPE: Fr. Séamus Enright, The Rector of the Redemptorists in Limerick, his parents came from Clounleharde, he had many relations in Moyvane area. Fr Séamus recently had an audience with the Pope in Rome.

 

JOURNAL: The 37th edition of the Mahoonagh parish annual, is now available. This annual is dedicated to Michael Scanlan, poet laureate of Feninism, who came from Castlemahon. It is believed he also had relations in Kilmorna.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ??? - Your local Chernobyl Group is actively seeking new host families for children from Belarus for 2 or 4 weeks summer of 2018.  Info Meeting: Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Mon 27th November at 7.30 pm. Contact:  Bridie – 087 9013784. or Theresa – 085 1555029.

 

MEETING FOR RETURNED LAY MISSIONARIES & VOLUNTEERS - Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or lay missionary in Africa, Asia or South America? Would you like to meet up with like-minded people to discuss issues of mutual concern? Join us for our next meeting which takes place on Thur. Nov. 30th at 7pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. For more info email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468 to confirm attendance.

 

WEBSITE: thanks to Eilish Kearney, Alanna Donegan,  Aine Cronin & Katie Galvin for getting it up and running! www.moyvane.gaa.ie

 

DRAMA GROUP; The Boro Players Drama Group will take to the stage in January ’18 with their production of “Barndance” by John Fraher.

 

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: will take place from Friday – Sunday, December 1st – 3rd at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.

 

PULSES OF A THOUSAND YEARS: A Musical Journey Through The History of Ireland. Ceoltóiri Sliabh Luachra, in Siamsa Tíre on Sunday December 10th at 8pm. All proceeds will go towards St. Carthage Church, Brosna.

 

PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE: will be held on Sunday, 3rd December in the RDS, Dublin 4 from 1pm-4.30pm will feature a number of excellent speakers from Ireland and overseas including former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson. Attendees will hear from families who credit the 8th Amendment with their children being alive today. Attendance is free but seating will be limited. You can register online at http://prolifecampaign.ie/main/conf2017/

 

GREEN: Could turkey poop help stop climate change?  Over a quarter million turkeys are produced each year in the United States. Ben-Gurion University, found that fuel produced from poultry excrement yielded 24 percent more energy and less harmful emissions than coal.

 

THOUGHT: As told to Susan B. Anthony

 

14. ON LIVING YOUR TRUTH

 

“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. Every truth we see is ours to give the world, not to keep for ourselves alone, for in so doing we cheat humanity out of their rights and check our own development

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/71141/15-empowering-quotes-elizabeth-cady-stanton

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS CANADA; Helena Maureen Barry, Saint John, New Brunswick

 

Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

 

Well organized, compassionate and discreet, Maureen Barry has served the Saint John community for more than five decades and has particularly cared about the well-being of children and seniors. The mother of 12 has exemplified generosity and concern for others by donating food and clothing to underprivileged families, by canvassing for several charitable organizations such as the New Brunswick Lung Association, and by serving with the Catholic Women’s League for many years. A cheerful volunteer with the St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Rocmaura Nursing Home for more than 20 years, she has brought joy and comfort to the residents during her visits.

 

http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=12125&lan=eng

 

 

 

Father William Allen Reynolds, St. Albert, Alberta

 

Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

 

Father Reynolds was ordained to the priesthood in 1936 and has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to disadvantaged residents of his community. After serving with Scouts Canada for almost two decades, he co-founded the Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of Edmonton. Over the next 40 years, he dedicated his spare time to the activities and management of the clubs, which would grow to influence and enrich the lives of 5 000 children and youth each year. A compassionate and gentle man, Father Reynolds continued after his retirement to celebrate mass, to administer pastoral care and to visit patients at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. 

 

 

 

TRAVELS in Ireland Author: Johann Georg Kohl (Snippet) Giants Causeway area.

 

The storm had thrown up an unusual quantity of seaweed at Glenarm, and different other places along the coast. Half the population were next morning, when the wind had somewhat abated, busy gathering it, and taking it away on little cars. All the wet basalt and limestone rocks, which rolled about on the seashore, were covered with men, women, and children, who, as at a joyful harvest-home, gathered the long snake-like slimy weeds, and collected them all carefully into little heaps. The Irish turn these plants to many uses: in the first place, they eat them, and, indeed, in no small quantities. More al link below.

 

https://celt.ucc.ie/published/T840000-001.html

 

 

 

The Miseries and Beauties of Ireland

 

Author: Jonathan Binns

 

https://celt.ucc.ie/published/E830001-002.html

 

Jonathan Binns, The Miseries and Beauties of Ireland (London 1837). (Available on www.archive.org).

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING: Did you know that when Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1864, he had a definite religious purpose? I think that it’s important to take a look at this quote from Lincoln, especially since focusing on the religious roots of the holiday is something that seems to be disappearing. Lincoln said, “I recommend to my fellow citizens that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications . . . for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union, and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.”

 

2017 November 22 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

PADRE Pio devotions, Lixnaw on Tuesday, November 21st (3rd Tuesday). at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction. The witness will be given by Fr. Mossie Brick.

 

MOYANE CHURCH (RESTORATION) Concert with The Three Tenors – Super concert. Tuesday 28th Nov. at 8pm.

 

MOYVANE ICA FAMILY FUN DAY:  is on Sunday 26th November 2pm to 4:30pm at the Marian Hall. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and you can try and 'trick' Tommy the Magician in the Magic Corner. Lots of prizes to be won in the draw! So come along for an afternoon of fun and games!

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE AGM:  will be held in the Marian Hall on Monday evening 20th at 8pm.  All committee members are asked to attend and new members welcome.

 

MEMORIAL MASS:  will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients, Listowel in St Michael's Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday, 22nd November at 8pm. All welcome.

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST FOR LIFE AND FAITH:  will be prayed on Sunday 26th November – The Feast of Christ the King on the beach in Ballybunion.  It starts at 2.30pm.  

 

KNOCK SHIRNE NIGHT VIGIL December 7th. Vigil programme 10pm, 12am. Vigil in Basilica & 4am. Concelebrated Mass. Coach leaves Listowel 4.30pm. contact 068-21707 or 0873966399.

 

DEAW: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 17th November 2017. There was no winner of the €5800 jackpot on Friday 17th November. Numbers drawn were 3, 4, 13, and 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Mary Leahy, 11. Willowbrook, Listowel; 2. Marcella & Anne, Ballygologue, Listowel; 3. Anne Stack, c/o T. Collins, Lisaniska; 4. Neilus Clancy, Knockanure and 5. Stephen Shields, Carrigkerry. Next draw to be held on Friday 24th November with jackpot up to €5900.

 

SCOR NA BPAISTI:  Congratulations to Diarmuid O’ Connor who is North Kerry Champion in the Recitation Category of Scor na bPaisti.

 

DEATH took place on Monday 13th November 2017 of Robert J Connor, New Jersey and Kilbaha, Moyvane, and Galway. Survived by his wife Marie (nee Stack), he was father of Margaret (Maltby) Eileen (Bernau), Katie and John and grandfather of Grace, Jack & Julia Maltby and Delia, Luke and Connor Bernau, nieces, Mary Abberton, Deirdre Walsh and Eithne Henry, nephews Mait, Ruairi, Conchur and Colm O'Bradaigh and Alex, Luke (deceased) Jimmy and Patrick O' Connor, sons-in-law: David Maltby & Eddie Bernau and daughter-in law Angela Hopson. Son of the late Luke and Barbara Connor (Galway). Brother of James and his wife Mary (both deceased) and Patricia Uí Bhrádaigh and her late husband Ruairi, in-laws Eileen & Paudie Hanrahan, John & Mary Stack, Maurice & Betsy Stack, Eddie & Mary Stack and their families.

 

Requiem Mass for Robert was celebrated on Wednesday, at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure.  Celebrants were Fr. McNamara, Fr. Nolan and Fr. O’Callaghan. Gerard and Stephen Donegan, sang the hymns. Robert was born in 1938, went to USA 55 years ago and married Marie in 1965.

 

DEATH took place on the 11th of November 2017 of Elizabeth O'Connor (née Sheehy)

 

Irish Islandganniv, Greenville, Listowel. Pre-deceased by her husband Timothy, sisters Bridie (2014), Sheila (died 2000), Sr. Claude Died 2003) and Sr. Anne, brothers Patrick and John,(Died 2007). Survived by her daughters, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, in-laws, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Elizabeth O’Connor was celebrated on 13th November, in St. Mary's Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards in Knockanure Old Cemetery. Elizabeth was daughter of James Sheehy and Kathleen Sullivan of Aughrim, Moyvane.

 

DEATH: Tom Barrett of Knockdown has passed away recently at Southgate, London, whose funeral took place in England on Fri 17th. November 2017.  Sympathies to all the Barrett and Sheahan families. Tom was son of late Tom and Catherine Barrett of Knockdown. His Siblings include, the late Patrick (died USA 2012), Joe Barrett Knockanure, Bernadette Dalton Glin, Phil Fealey Ballybunion, Denis USA, Jet, Ben, and Moss Barrett.

 

DEATH took place on November 14th 2017 of Michael White of Bandon, Kinsale, (M.R.C.V.S,) Garrettstown and late of Athea.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. John O’Flaherty, David Hegarty, Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Maureen Scollard, Padraig Tydings, Noreen McElligott, Margaret Halpin, Noreen Broderick, Richie Martin, Ned Bunce, Michael Joe Flaherty, Liam Collins, Brendan Ferriter, Con Riordan, Fr. John Horan, Mary Harnett, Mary O’Hanlon, Joan Mullane, John Timothy Soules, Bridie Robinson, Jim Hudson, Fr. Leo Danaher, Joan Gaire, Donal Foley, Fr. Michael O’Leary, Mairead Carmody, Maura Gallahue, John Buckley, Tom Woulfe, Sr. Baptist Kennelly, Mass in Moyvane for all who died from Nov 2016 to Nov 2017: Jim Hudson, Noreen O’Connor, Mary Nolan, Eamon Pelican, Moyvane, Bridie Stackpoole, Richie Brosnan,

 

Tom Moore, Tom Sheehan, Mary Stack, Liam Foley, Jack Martin Mulvihill, Pat Mulvihill; Fri 24th  at 7.30pm  for Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle; Sat 25th at  7.30pm  for Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim; Sun 26th at  11.00am mass for Mike Joe O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass in Knockanure on Tues 21st at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November List) Wed 22nd at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November List) Thurs 23rd at 7.30pm Holy Souls (November List). Mass on Sun 26th at 10.00am for Mary Blakeman (née Mangan) Leitrim Middle & UK(Rec Dec) (sister to Martha Enright)

 

VISITORS: .  Fr. Simon Twomey, Killarney on Saturday for Vigil Mass and then on Sunday morning for 11am Mass, we has Bishop Ray, to mark the completion of painting of Moyvane Church. 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER MASS FOR DEAD:   The annual Bereavement Mass will be celebrated in Abbeyfeale Church on Friday, November 24 at 7pm.   The late Donal Walsh’s mother, Elma will speak at the Mass.

 

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

 

BOOK: Brenda Fitzmaurice and Mary Kennelly have produced a book called Splinters, it is available locally.

 

TALK: Gerard Collins will give a talk at the Thomas Fitzgerald Centre, Bruff on Nov 22nd at 7.30pm in memory of John F Kennedy.

 

FAIRDAY in Glin on Dec. 2nd.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE, Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse are holding a fundraiser on Sunday, November 26 next.  Music by Noel Cronin.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY: Are you an Adult Learner?. Post Grad, Under Grad, PLC, Online student or Distant Learner?. If so Listowel Library is starting a support group in the Library for such individuals. There will be a launch evening on Thursday November 23rd at 7 PM. where more information will be available to people who feel isolated whilst studying but would like to meet up and tie in with other like-minded people in the same situation. This will be a support network for adult learners going forward. Free event all welcome.

 

GLORACH Theatre Presents a 3 act Comedy-The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley. Opening on Tuesday, November 21st and continuing on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th & 30th November. To book seats please call 087-1383940.

 

SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT: Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262

 

FR. LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT:   Newcastle West and District Lions Club present Fr. Liam Lawton in concert (with Desmond College choir) in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West, on Thursday, November 30.    Doors open at 7.30; concert at 8.00pm.

 

ADULT SIGN LANGUAGE:  A class in Adult sign language class has commenced in St. Ita’s Hall and will continue every Tuesday from 7.30pm – 9pm. This is a basic course for beginners to be followed by Level 1. For further information contact  Breda on 087 7715734.

 

KERRY CHORAL UNION CONCERT:   Duagh Sports Complex presents "A Christmas Concert" with Kerry Choral Union at St.Bridgets National School Hall, Duagh on Sunday, November 26  at 7.30pm. 

 

 FEALEBRIDGE AND HEADLEY’S BRIDGE SOCIAL:  Fealebridge and Headley’s Bridge Co-Op will hold their 48th Annual Social on Friday, December 1 at The Devon Inn, Templeglantine.

 

 PRAYER MEETING:  St. Mary’s  church, Knocknagoshel is the venue for Moss and Janice Carrig’s prayer meeting on Sunday, November 26 at 3pm.  All welcome, further information on 087 1445072.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA CAKE SALE:  The annual cake sale for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 10 from 10-1pm at St. Ita’s Hall.  All donations of home baking are very much appreciated.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  It will soon be time to light up the town for Christmas and the afternoon tea dancers in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse are holding a fundraiser for them on Sunday, November 26 next.  Music by Noel Cronin, teas served, mega raffle.  Dancing 3-6pm.  Admission €5.  Hope to see you all there.

 

 CARD GAME:  Meenkilly school card game every Tuesday 9pm sharp.

 

 ABBEYFEALE CRAFTY CORNER:   Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education & Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 9707989.

 

DUAGH FAMILY CENTRE:  Free computer classes will be held in the Family Centre.  Places are

 

Available for this free and informal training.  Contact 068 45333 to book a place.

 

PARENTING CLASS: A free parenting class is held each Tuesday at 10.30am in St. Josephs Centre (Dennehys) Duagh Village.

 

 FOOD BANK OPENS:  The Street Life Food Bank will provide food for families and individuals in West Limerick.  The Bank will be open on Fridays at the Newcastle West Bible Fellowship, North Quay from 10am.  If you or someone you know is struggling to feed their family then the Street Life Food Bank is there to help.  Further information from 086 2157975.

 

ST JOHN’S; 24th and 25th , play, Cassidy’s Chair and Marrying Mary presented by Tarbert Theatre Players; Monday 27th Typecast/Replaced, a Youth Theatre Production; Tuesday 28th Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, from New York/ Boston, more from 068 22566.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) – TARBERT GROUP - The Tarbert AA Group is holding an open public meeting on Thur. 23rd Nov. at 8.45pm in the Community Centre to celebrate our15th Anniversary. The Group’s first closed AA meeting was held in Tarbert on the 23rd Nov. 2002. Come along and hear how AA in Ireland has evolved since its first meeting in Dublin in 1946. An audio visual presentation, by our fellow AA member Tom H from the Limerick City groups, will outline what happened then and how AA got to where we are today. As with all AA groups/members, our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help the still suffering alcoholic who has a desire to stop drinking. A warm welcome is assured and we encourage all members of the public to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

 

IRAQI CHRISTMAS DINNER In aide of St. John of God Kerry Services. On Saturday 2nd December 7pm. to 10pm. at Scribes, Church St. Listowel. Includes Mulled Wine Reception & 4 Course Meal with great spot prizes on the night. Tickets €50 & can be got in the Listowel Parish Office, all proceeds will go to St. John of God Kerry Services.

 

RED WEDNESDAY:  On Wednesday, November 22 2017, in order to promote awareness and solidarity with persecuted Christians, we have been invited by Archbishop Eamon Martin and A.C.N Ireland to pray the Angelus at 12pm and 6pm in remembrance of both past and present martyrs and to wear a red tie or a red scarf as a symbolic reminder of all Christians who have suffered and died for their Christian faith. Red Wednesday will see many landmarks illuminated in red worldwide, including Armagh Cathedral.

 

ST. ITA’S DAYCARE CENTRE:  The Day Care Centre located near the Church and beside the Glórach Theatre hosts two open days every week.  An open invitation has been issued to anyone who would like to join them for a four course lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays followed by dancing, bingo, cards and afternoon tea.  They also say that the Day Care Centre Bus and care are available to provide transport where possible.

 

MY SILVER RIVER FEALE:  The debut CD by talented local singer Eibhlin Broderick is available for sale in Ann Lyons’s The Square.

 

WEST LIMERICK HERITAGE NETWORK JOURNAL:  The Networks second journal is now on sale, It comprises 32 articles relating to local history and local people.

 

NEW MOON was on 18th November.

 

KILLAHENNY HERITAGE AND ARTS SOCIETY are unveiling a statue to honour Mary Young for her immense contribution to Ballybunion on Sunday 26th November at St. John’s Church Ballybunion at 12.15 p.m.  All are welcome.

 

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: will take place from Friday – Sunday, December 1st – 3rd at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.

 

PULSES OF A THOUSAND YEARS: A Musical Journey Through The History of Ireland. Ceoltóiri Sliabh Luachra, in Siamsa Tíre on Sunday December 10th at 8pm. All proceeds will go towards St. Carthage Church, Brosna.

 

CHORAL NIGHT in aid of St. Joseph’s Secondary School will take place in St. John’s  Church Ballybunion on 3rd December.

 

VOLUNTEERS: Would YOU like to make a difference? You could benefit by participating in a positive and rewarding experience. Your local Chernobyl Group is actively seeking new host families to host children from Belarus for 2 or 4 weeks in the summer of 2018.  An Information Meeting will be held in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Monday 27th Nov. at 7.30pm.  For further information, please contact: Bridie – 087 9013784 or Theresa – 085 1555029

 

 

 

AWARE the national organisation providing support, education and information services for those impacted by depression and bipolar disorder, is urgently seeking 100 new volunteers across its four support services Support Line, Support Mail, Support & Self Care Groups and Life Skills Online. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. For more information, please visit aware.ie/volunteer or call 01 6617211.

 

 

 

POPE Francis has inaugurated a “World Day of the Poor”. The First celebration of that

 

Day occurs on November 19th. Pope Francis wants us already this coming week to reach out to the Poor around us. He writes, “It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.”

 

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT:  will take place in Newbridge, Kildare from 8th to 10th December.  Full details on www.youth2000.ie or 01/6753690 or email office@youth2000.ie 

 

PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE: will be held on Sunday, 3rd December in the RDS, Dublin 4 from 1pm-4.30pm will feature a number of excellent speakers from Ireland and overseas including former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson. Attendees will hear from families who credit the 8th Amendment with their children being alive today. Attendance is free but seating will be limited. You can register online at http://prolifecampaign.ie/main/conf2017/

 

THOUGHT: He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.

 

-William Law. : It is not the glorious battlements, the painted windows, the crouching gargoyles that support a building, but the stones that lie unseen in or upon the earth. It is often those who are despised and trampled on that bear up the weight of a whole nation.- John Owen.

 

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.- Jim Elliot.

 

CHAPLAINS WW1; The work of fearless Catholic Chaplains during World War 1 will be the theme of Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society’s  end of season Lecture in Killarney Library on Tuesday 21st November next at 7.30pm. Mallow- based author and historian Canon Gerard Casey will explore the extraordinary War Front ministry of this group of daring priests including some Kerry men. Among them was Killarney native Fr. Donal O’Sullivan who was killed in the Battle of the Somme during July 1916. Fr. Donal left his teaching post in St. Brendan’s Seminary to serve his fellow countrymen in the green fields of France where he is laid to rest. Fáilte roimh cách.

 

MUSEUM: Old Irish Ways” Folk and Heritage Museum near Bruff. Denis O’Connor has been collecting thousands of antique, historical and novel items over the years and has incorporated them into this museum in what used to be a shed at the back of his dwelling house. Situated not too far from Lough Gur it had the effect of transporting the group back in time; some items dated back to pre-famine times. There is a cobbler room, a schoolroom, an old kitchen, a bar, a country shop and much more.  www.oldirishways.com.

 

 

 

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, November 21, 1975; Page: 5

 

HEARTY congratulations to Mr. Con M. O'Connell, Kilbaha on reaching his one hundred years, At the birthday party he sat up in the kitchen and spoke to relatives and old friends... Some friends came from as far as Ballyheigue. He told his daughter Dora, Mrs. M. Ahern, "to give everyone a good time". He was presented with the president's cheque for £50 by Fr. Wm. O'Brien, P.P., Moyvane. He enjoyed great health all his life and never knew what it was to get a pain in his head, and took the first pill in his life not two years ago. His charity was unbounded as he made hundreds of calls for a priest or a doctor on his horse, in all kinds of weather. If I may borrow here a few lines from, his friend,- Mr. Frank Thornton, of Chicago: Kilbaha West was surely blessed To have such man as you,, A heart of gold, great deeds untold.  A neighbour tried, and true.

 

 It was with much apprehension that I learned at the time of writing, on Monday, that Con was suffering from a heavy chill. It will, I think, surprise the family to know that Con is remembered in the daily prayers of Knockanure schoolchildren.

 

A..G..M. 'The Knockanure C.C.E. will hold their annual, general meeting on Friday, November 28. This branch, would welcome new members on that, night.

 

 REVIVED—'Following a letter by Mrs. Ds. McElligott to Headquarters in Dublin, a branch of the Irish Countrywomen's Association was started here last week. Twenty-seven women attended and the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Ds. McElligott; Secretary, Mrs. Ml. Dwyer; Treasurer, Mrs. C. J. Shine, Kilbaha. Committee, Mrs. Paddy Mulvihill, Leitrim  West; Mrs. P. Hanrahan, Kilbaha; Mrs, Ds. McEvoy, Aughrim; Mrs. Sean Stokes, Knockanure; Mrs, Stevie Stack, Moyvane South. New members are welcome,

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, July 03, 1981; Page: 27

 

Sr. Berchmans, a member of the Presentation Convent community In Listowel, this week celebrated her 105th birthday.

 

Reaching t h e milestone makes the Croom-born nun the oldest in the Order and, possibly, the world.

 

S r. Berchmans joined the Listowel, community when, she was 19—that was in 1895—and has been in it ever since.

 

Up to 18 months ago she walked up and down, two flights of stairs to her room on the first floor of the convent building. However, she hurt her leg and has been largely confined to her room since then.

 

She attributes her long life to "God's will." She eats regular, simple meals and spends her  time writing, reading and saying her office and other prayers.

 

Her daily routine beings at 8.15 a.m. with Holy Communion and from, that until nightfall she has a busy schedule. She writes about three letters a day to relations and past pupils. Estimates of he Christmas mail puts the number of letters she writes at between, one and three hundred.

 

For her birthday on Monday, Sr. Berchmans received greetings and Mass bouquets from friends and, relations and members of the community joined in, a chorus of '"Happy Birthday" that evening.

 

Sr. Berchmans Cagney, who was 105 this week, (picture was taken in 1977 when, she was 101).

 

 

 

LINK: Below is link to a survey that Kerry County Council are currently doing regarding peoples opinions of all areas within Listowel Municipal District.  This is not confined to Listowel, all towns, villages are included.

 

http://www.kerrycoco.ie/en/allservices/listowelmunicipaldistrictlocalareaplan/

 

 

 

WAR: St Marys Cathedral Sculpture Commemorates Irish Soldiers in WW1

 

A new sculpture to commemorate the 35,000 men of the fifteen Irish Regiments, who made the supreme sacrifice during World War 1, was unveiled at St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick. The unveiling took place in conjunction with the annual service of remembrance.

 

https://www.ilovelimerick.ie/st-marys-cathedral-sculpture/

 

 

 

I remember my best friend October 2017

 

Tom Boardman became a prisoner of war when British forces surrendered to Japan in Singapore in 1942.   23 October 2017, Tom, now aged 99, volunteered for service in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in 1939 and was detailed to go abroad in 1941.

 

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/community/stories/remembrance/i-remember-my-best-friend/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nov 2017

AGM of Moyvane Knockanure Graveyard Committee takes place on Monday 20th Nov. at 8pm in the Marian Hall, all members asked to attend and new members welcome.

 

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING 26 NOVEMBER 2017 ROSARY on the Coast; Beginning at 2:30pm

 

Our Location is Ballybunion.

 

POPE Francis has inaugurated a “World Day of the Poor”. The First celebration of that

 

Day occurs on November 19th. Pope Francis wants us already this coming week to reach out to the Poor around us. He writes, “It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.”

 

 

 

BOOK LAUNCH:  ‘Good Seed, Fertile Soil’ Volume 2 by Brother John Feheney on Sunday, November 12 at Help of  Christians Church, Milford, Castletroy.

 

 

 

RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME: West Limerick Resources, in conjunction with the Department of Social Protection, implement the Rural Social Scheme in West Limerick.  The scheme aims to provide part time flexible employment opportunities to low income farmers by utilising their skills and talents on community and not for profit projects.  If you are: (a) 25 yrs or older, (b) currently in receipt of Farm Assist, (c) have a herd number, a copy of your EU Basic Payment application and are in receipt of a qualifying payment from social welfare (www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Rural-Social-Scheme.aspx) then you (or your spouse) could benefit from the scheme in return for 19.5 hours of work in the community, (d) a Class ‘A’ PRSI contribution is paid on behalf of RSS participants.  Work is available in all areas with hours to fit in with your farming needs.  The following people are also permitted to participate in the scheme:  children or siblings of a qualifying herd owner provided they meet the necessary qualifying criteria.  Community/Voluntary Groups & Sporting Organisations. Applications are also invited from organisations interested in having suitable work carried out in their areas.  Types of work includes: maintaining and enhancing walkways and trails; village and countryside enhancement projects; social care and care for the elderly; environmental maintenance work; projects relating to not for profit cultural & heritage sites; work with not for profit organisations including administration.  Further details and application forms can be obtained from the Rural Social Scheme Supervisors, West Limerick Resources, St. Mary’s Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. Tel: 069-61316, E-mail rsswlr@eircom.net

 

FOOD BANK OPENS:  The Street Life Food Bank will provide food for families and individuals in West Limerick.  The Bank will be open on Fridays at the Newcastle West Bible Fellowship, North Quay from 10am.  If you or someone you know is struggling to feed their family then the Street Life Food Bank is there to help.  Further information from 086 2157975.

 

 

 

 

 

How Communism corrupted the Russian soul

 

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2017/11/11/how-communism-corrupted-the-russian-soul/

2017 November 15 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ST PIO devotions in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, November 21st (3rd Tuesday).

 

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

 

The witness will be given by Fr. Mossie Brick.

 

BEST WISHES to Yvonne Buckley of Knockanure and John Neville of Bedford who were married on 17th of November 2017 at Gougane Barra. The bride is daughter of Gerard and Mary Buckley and the groom is son of Mai and the late Alf Nevile.

 

MOYANE CHURCH Concert with The Three Tenors –Tuesday 28th Nov. at 8pm.

 

PREPARING FOR THE THREE TENORS; All who are prepared to help with our second Church Concert staring THE THREE TENORS are invited to attend a meeting in Murhur National School on Wednesday 15th at 8.30pm. 

 

DRAW: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €5700 jackpot for Friday 10th of November. Numbers drawn were 7, 8, 20, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Willy Murphy, c/o Thady - The Ploughman; 2. Willie Pearce, 24. Woodgrove, Moyvane; 3. Jim Mulvihill, c/o Dick’s; 4. Tom O’Connell, Woodford, Listowel and 5. Helen O’Brien, Scrahan, Duagh.

 

Next jackpot will be up to €5800 with draw to be held on Friday 17th November.The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to thank all those who continue to support our Lotto which creates funds for the development of the football field.

 

CLOTHES: The Knockanure GAA Football Club Clothes Collection is running again this year.

 

Beginning this Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th November, unwanted reusable clothes can be delivered to the GAA Clubhouse Knockanure between the hours 9am - 6pm on both days and this will run on the Tuesday & Wednesday for coming weeks. Last days for collections will be posted here under Knockanure GAA notes as dates come closer.

 

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure Mass on 13th Nov. at 12noon for all our deceased (Holy Souls) All welcome to attend this Mass – however if you plan to stay for meal & music phone 068/49799.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Mary Tarrant, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins, Gus Cremins, Harold Sheahan, Nora McMahon,  Kitty Murphy, Michael Scanlon, Eileen Connell, Michael Lucid, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan, Mary O’Sullivan, Eugene O’Sullivan, Robert Corridan, Peter Lewis Bridget O’Connor, Hannah Griffin, Tom Scanlon, Mossie O’Halloran, Agnes Fitzgerald, Mamie Kennelly, Mary Moloney, Norrie Brady, Rita Kelly, Mary O’Mahony, Bridie  pace, Jeremiah Behan, Eileen O’Donoghue, Tess Fitzgerald, Liam Flaherty, Mass in Knockanure; Tues 14th at  10.00am for Holy Souls – November Parish List (note time); Wed  15th at 7.30pm for              Holy Souls – November Parish List; Thurs 16th  at 7.30pm for Michael Lane, Beenanaspig;  Fri 17th at  7.30pm a Special Memorial Mass in memory of those whose Funerals took place in Knockanure Church, during the year, Kathleen O’Connor,  Peggy Higgins,  Tom Flavin,  Ned & Mary Costello, Seán Nolan  and Jimmy Moody. Mass Sun 19th at 10.00am for Eileen Holly, Ballybunion (Rec Dec).

 

MOYVANE CHURCH RE-OPENS SATURDAY 18TH Nov. Fr. Simon Twomey of Killarney will cut the ribbon, celebrate a blessing and share words with us. Then on Sunday 19th Bishop Ray will be the main celebrant at our 11am Mass.  Mass on Sat        18th at  7.30pm for John Buckley, New Houses (Anni), his parents Jer & Lizzy, his brother Timmy & deceased of the Buckley & Kiely Families and on

 

Sun 19th at 11.00am for Richard Sheehan, The Village.

 

MASS FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS:  World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is on Saturday, November 18 and Mass in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated for all those who have lost their lives at 7pm. To mark this day Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday 19th November at 9am.

 

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

 

MOYVANE ICA: wish to acknowledge receipt of a grant from Kerry Co. Council under the 2017 Community Facilities scheme.

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS:  Our Parish Christmas cards are on sale in the Parish Office

 

RED WEDNESDAY; Christians are asked to make Wednesday November 22nd ‘Red Wednesday’.  We are asked to remember the witness of Christian Martyrs past and present by praying the Angelus at 12 and 6 O’Clock.  Wearing a red tie or red scarf as a symbolic reminder of all Christians who have suffered and died for their faith.  Have red lights on display in your home or place of work.  

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 13th November at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED Mass for the deceased members of the Listowel Active Retired will take place on Tuesday 14th November at 3pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.

 

BOOK: Best wishes to Eoin Hand, Glenalappa on the publication of his book ‘First Hand: My Life and Irish Football’ which was launched in Dublin recently.  Autographed copies on sale in the Parish Office and in Woulfes Bookshop, Listowel.  

 

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY:  Will take place on Sunday 19th Nov in the Marian Hall.  Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner, music, dancing & afternoon tea.  Book with Eileen 087/9313912,  Ita 068 49569 or Maureen 068 49365.  Spot prizes wold be greatly appreciated from the local business people.

 

VINTAGE:  Many thanks to all who contributed to the collection for Pieta House on our recent Vintage Day.  A cheque for €400 was forwarded to the Tralee Branch of Pieta House.

 

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB:  would like to thank all who contributed to our recent Church Gate Collection in Knockanure, which amounted to €175.  The Club decided to cancel the Moyvane collection due to the road works on the Glin Road.  

 

MURHUR N.S: Used Clothes Collection for school funds.  More bags - more money!  Drop bags to the school office anytime. Collection date Wednesday 22nd November 9am.

 

ROADS: L1020 (Ahavoher Graveyard to N69 junction at Skehanierin. Coilagurteen Road). Road closure in place. Road open at night and at weekends. Local access facilitated + diversion in place.

 

Moyvane. Pipeline testing and reinstatement within the village. Traffic management will be via traffic light controlled shuttle system.

 

CONCERN Fast on Nov 23rd 2017, details from 1850 50 50 55.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “From the green fields of Tarbert to death on the battlefields of France and Flanders” – the story of 12 young men from Tarbert who died in the First World War.  - Told by Patrick Lynch at the Bridewell, Sat. 18th Nov. at 7.30pm. Everybody welcome.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX presents "A Christmas Concert" with Kerry Choral Union at St. Bridgid’s

 

National School Hall, Duagh on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 7.30pm

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Alzheimer carers support group will meet on Tuesday 14th Nov at 12.30pm.  For all information regarding upcoming courses at the Family Resource Centre, more from 068 23584.

 

KERRY PARENTS &FRIENDS presents Lip along to the Song on Saturday 18th November at 8 pm in the Community Centre Listowel.  Join us for a night of music and fun. Tickets can be bought in the Centre and at Con Dillon's Bar.

 

UNVEILING COMMERATION PLAQUE at Listowel District Hospital Chapel and commemorates the Hospital Chapel as being the last remaining link to the Listowel Workhouse. Guest Speakers, all are welcome to this event and for a 'cuppa' afterwards in the  Ard Curam Daycare Centre. On Saturday Nov. 18th at 2.30pm.

 

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

 

FEALEBRIDGE AND HEADLEY’S BRIDGE will hold their 48th Annual Social on Friday, December 1 at The Devon Inn, Templeglantine.

 

BUS to Clonfert on Sunday Nov 19th leaves NCW at 9am, details from 069 62306.

 

GLORACH NEWS: Bingo continues every Monday night at 8.30 pm. Drama,  The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley by Jimmy Keary, The play opens on Tuesday, November 21 and continues on Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25, Sunday 26, Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30.

 

TARBERT DRAMA - It is drama time again and a great night's entertainment is planned for audiences on Saturday and Sunday, November 18th and 19th next, at Tarbert Community Centre. The actors of Tarbert Theatre Players bring you two plays, both comedies, Marrying Mary and Cassidy's Chair. Both plays will be performed each night either side of a refreshments interval. The tickets sell out quickly. To book your seat, please call in to Eithne at the chemist shop or telephone her on 068 36238. The plays will also be performed at St John's Listowel on Friday and Saturday November 24th and 25th. To book for the Listowel venue, please call Joe on 068 22566.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) – TARBERT GROUP - The Tarbert AA Group is holding an open public meeting on Thur. 23rd Nov. at 8.45pm in the Community Centre to celebrate our15th Anniversary. The Group’s first closed AA meeting was held in Tarbert on the 23rd Nov. 2002. Come along and hear how AA in Ireland has evolved since its first meeting in Dublin in 1946. An audio visual presentation, by our fellow AA member Tom H from the Limerick City groups, will outline what happened then and how AA got to where we are today. As with all AA groups/members, our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help the still suffering alcoholic who has a desire to stop drinking. A warm welcome is assured and we encourage all members of the public to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

 

FR LIAM LAWTON in concert (with Desmond College choir) in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West, on Thurs. Nov. 30th.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Healing in the Spirit: Fr. Jim McManus, C. Ss.R., Two day healing retreat on Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th December from 10am - 4pm.  Book Now: 066 7134276.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN KNOCKANURE CHURCH:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm (Knockanure Group)

 

Wednesday 10am to 7pm (Moyvane Group).

 

ST JOHN’S: Sunday 12 to Thursday 16th, Love or Land a drama bases on a bachelor farmer who inherits money, local cast; Fri 17th Heroes, Opera/dance performed by John Scott; Sat. 18th a film from Fis na hOige, details from 068 22566.

 

DRYING Clothes indoors could affect health of Asthmatics, more information from 1800 44 54 64.

 

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice was at Newcastlewest Library during Children’s Book Festival 2017.

 

WINTER WONDERLAND:  from Friday, November 17 – Sunday, January 7 the annual Noonan family charity fundraiser will illuminate the hills over Templeglantine.

 

MARRIAGE Encounter Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to  rediscover the joy of their love. The next Residential Weekend will be from 17 to 19-Nov-2017 at The Lake Hotel, Killarney. For info. and to book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or call (086) 6095168 or 064 6644319.

 

ROSARY  on the Coasts for Life and Faith" will be held on Sunday 26 November, the Feast of Christ the King. The prayer at the coasts will begin at 2:30pm. It will not take long. For Rosary Locations, see www.coastalrosaryireland.ie.

 

IRAQI CHRISTMAS DINNER In aide of St. John of God Kerry Services. On Saturday 2nd December 7pm. to 10pm. at Scribes, Church St. Listowel. Includes Mulled Wine Reception & 4 Course Meal with great spot prizes on the night. Tickets €50 & can be got in the Listowel Parish Office, all proceeds will go to St. John of God Kerry Services.

 

KNOCK SHIRNE NIGHT VIGIL December 7th. Vigil programme 10pm, 12am. Vigil in Basilica & 4am. Concelebrated Mass. Coach leaves Listowel 4.30pm. contact Fitzpatrick’s on 068-21707 or 0873966399.

 

COOKING  AND NUTRITION Fetac Level 3 Starting 16th Nov. 9.30 – 1pm With Award Winning Chef  John Casey This course is FREE to anyone in Receipt of a Social Welfare Payment. Contact Bridie Mulvihill for details on 068 23584.

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS EXAMS;  Ordinary Leaving Certificate Maths Grinds available in North Kerry College of Further Education, Listowel. (5 week course) Wednesdays 7 - 8.30 pm from November 15th to December 13th.  COST 70 euro per student.  Class size limited  so early booking is advised. These 6th year Maths grinds will help students to improve their exam grades by addressing exam paper problem areas and boosting confidence with problem solving strategies and techniques.  Our experienced and skilled teacher, Michelle Buckley, will respond to the needs of the students and adapt to their learning styles. Please contact Maria FitzGerald on 086 0289958 or email maria.fitzgerald@colaistenariochta.ie for further information.

 

CONFERENCE: World nZEB Forum, 15-16 November, Wexford

 

Tickets to the World nZEB Forum are priced at €285, and €255 for discounted tickets for members of various professional associations. Anyone planning, designing or building a new building in Europe needs to learn urgently about nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs) - and the World nZEB Forum in Wexford is an ideal opportunity to learn from Irish and international experts in the field.

 

 

 

WEST LIMERICK HERITAGE NETWORK JOURNAL is now on sale in local shops.

 

PERHAPS, if we could see the splendour of the land to which our loved ones are called from you and me – WE’D UNDERSTAND

 

Perhaps, if we could hear the welcome they receive from old familiar voices – all so dear –

 

WE WOULD NOT GRIEVE Perhaps, if we could know the reason why they went we’d smile – and wipe away the tears that flow WE’D WAIT CONTENT.

 

ASKING the wrong question was on every type of media last week, nobody thought of asking the children, the impact on them.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 28, 1958; Page: 9

 

I.C.A. GUILDS IN KERRY HEALTHY AND ACTIVE

 

THE Summer Federation meeting of Kerry I.C.A. was held last Saturday in the Muintir na Tire Hall, Ballybunion, There were delegates from Killarney, Listowel, Tralee, Cloghane, Castlemaine, Castleisland, Slieveawadra, Moyvane and Ballybunion.

 

The Secretary and Treasurer were unavoidably absent and were deputised for by Mrs. E. O'Keefle, Killarney, and Mrs. C. Casey, N.T. Tralee. Mrs. T. Mulvihill, N.T., President of Ballybunion Guild welcomed the delegates to Ballybunion. Mrs. K. Ahern, Federation President, presided. The meeting opened with a prayer in Irish, followed by the sinking of "My Land." The President then announced that since the last Federation meeting guilds had been opened in Causewav and Abbeydorney. KERRY BANNER On display was the new Kerry I.C.A. banner, designed and executed in tweed by Miss Miranda Scully. It represents St. Brendan, Kerry's patron saint, holding in his left hand a map of the American Continent. Framing him is an old Romanesque Doorway. Behind that again rises Mount Brandon, with its winding path, leading to Beehive Cells. Adding atmosphere and character to the setting are gulls, gannets and a primitive currach.

 

In her Grianan News, Mrs. Ahern paid tribute to the many people in Tearmonfecin and surroundings who did Trojan work on the day of the Fete, She congratulated the guilds on the generous support they had given, especially Kenmare, who organised the county raffle for a length of tweed, and forwarded as a result £28-8-8 for Travel Aid Fund. Killarney and Tralee T.A.s reported that each hoped to have a week at An Grianan and the other guilds are preparing for a Kerry week after Listowel Races. Killarney was congratulated on representing the county for the E.G. Trophy and only for the handicap they suffered as a T.A. were the area winners.

 

 HEALTHY AND ACTIVE

 

Excellent guild reports were given by Mrs. Mulvihill, President Ballybunion Guild, Mrs. Noonan, President Moyvane and Mrs. S. McKenna, Secretary Listowel. They showed that those guilds were in a healthy and active state and a credit to their county and the association.

 

Mrs. Ahem proposed that now that the county had got over most of its growing pains that the time had come for farming out some of the Federation work to various guilds and for the formation of sub-committees to deal with roadside garden competitions, county shows, inter-Federation Competitions and the E.G. Trophy.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS A vote of thanks from the county was passed to Kosangas for presenting twenty-eight Grianan scholarships—one for each Federation. Nominations were invited before September, to fill five county offices viz. President, Press Correspondent, Teachta and Leas Teachta Grianan, International Officer. It was regretted that Miss Crowley's visit to Kerry had to be postponed owing to the tourist season.

 

BRANNRA WINNERS The following were presented with Brannra's; Mrs. McGuire, Killarney—rushwork; Mrs. Turner, do,—knitting; Mrs. J. Kelly, do.— rushwork; Mrs. Sweeney, do.— rushwork; Mrs. -Boyle,  do.— machine sewing; Miss J. Hasset, Tralee—skin curing. Mrs. C. Casey, N.T., President, Tralee T.A., proposed a vote of thanks to Ballybunion Guild for acting as hostesses for the meeting. Next meeting, September 27; Probable venue—Castlemaine.

 

NSW Prisoners

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-23/captured-portraits-of-crime-nsw-prisoner-photographs-history/9072216

 

Killorglin Railway

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_SMOfsQO3w&feature=share

 

 

 

Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954)

 

Thu 11 Oct 1951 Page 8

 

Old Confraternity Recalled by Medal Found Under House

 

THE medal of a religious sodality which functioned in Victoria for many years but which has now

 

been superseded by the Holy Name Society and other organizations, was found under the flooring

 

of a house in Harkness-street, Bendigo, recently. It was an oval medallion of the "Arch confraternity

 

of the Holy Family," founded more than 100 years ago, and which had thousands of members in the different colonies of Australia before Federation.

 

The medal, made to be worn on a chain or ribbon, was struck by "O'Connor of Limerick," and

 

bears a relief of the Holy Family with the words "Arch confraternity of the Holy Family" on the reverse side. Across the medallion is inscribed "Established by Pope Pius IX, April, 1847."

 

2017 November 8 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

FOOD FAIR Listowel 9th to 13th November

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

DEATH has occurred of James Moody of 23 Woodgrove, Moyvane. Formerly of Killmeady and England. James died on the 28th of October at his home. Sadly missed by his loving wife Betty, sisters Margaret and Mary, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends.

 

Requiem Mass for James was celebrated on Wednesday, the 1st of November at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “From the green fields of Tarbert to death on the battlefields of France and Flanders” – the story of 12 young men from Tarbert who died in the First World War.  - Told by Patrick Lynch at the Bridewell, Sat. 18th Nov. at 7.30pm. Everybody welcome.

 

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

 

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

 

MATERIAL for Athea Parish Journal is being collected.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ST. ITA’S DAYCARE CENTRE:  The Day Care Centre located near the Church, Abbeyfeale and beside the Glórach Theatre, hosts two open days every week.  An open invitation has been issued to anyone who would like to join them for a four course lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays followed by dancing, bingo, cards and afternoon tea.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

FREE SEMINAR: Returning to work or education after a period of unemployment or time out? ? Do you have self-doubt and fear about returning? Do you wonder if you are good enough? Do you want to be able to take the risk and return with confidence in the belief that you can do the job/course? If so this is the workshop for you. “Outsmart Self-Doubt & Fear” 9th November from 9.30-1.00pm, Aras an Phobail, Deans Lane. To book a place contact Lorraine: 066 7180190 or email lorrainebowler@newkd.ie

 

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

 

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

 

KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Chapel of Christ the Healer

 

THE ANNUAL NOVEMBER MASS FOR PATIENTS [Including those who died by stillbirth and miscarriage] WHO DIED IN KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL DURING THE YEAR WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THE HOSPITAL CHAPEL ON MONDAY 6th NOVEMBER AT 7.00PM *RELATIVES AND FRIENDS INVITED.

 

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

 

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

 

COOKING  AND NUTRITION Fetac Level 3 Starting 16th Nov. 9.30 – 1pm With Award Winning Chef  John Casey This course is FREE to anyone in Receipt of a Social Welfare Payment. Contact Bridie Mulvihill for details on 068 23584.

 

HISTORY TALK - BRIAN O CEALLAIGH & AN T-OILEÁNACH

 

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

 

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

 

 SAGE IS A SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY SERVICE OF VULNERABLE ADULTS. We are seeking volunteers to work with our service in the Kerry region. We are holding an information evening on  Date: Thursday 9th November 2017  Location: Imperial Hotel , Denny Street, Tralee Time: 6.30 p.m.  Please contact Helen Fitzgerald on 01 5367335  or email: helen.fitzgerald@sageadvocacy.ie

 

FOOD BANK OPENS: The Street Life Food Bank will provide food for families and individuals in West Limerick. The Bank will be open on Fridays at the Newcastle West Bible Fellowship, North Quay from 10am. If you or someone you know is struggling to feed their family then the Street Life Food Bank is there to help. Further information from 086 2157975.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                                      

 

Knockanure Branch of Macra na Feirme was Established in 1955.

 

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

 

Treasurer; James o Connor. Secretary: Tom Flavin.

 

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

 

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

 

London Letter (Edited)

 

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

 

British Foreign Secretary

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Horse fair Castleisland Nov 2017.

 

https://youtu.be/beTPzb9oiLQ

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB8EPCMg27w

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

https://omny.fm/shows/the-policy-shop/why-do-we-measure-everything-and-value-nothing

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

One indulgence can be earned in any given day.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2017 November 1 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

RAMBLING House on Thursday 2nd November 2017 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 13th November 2017.  Mass for the Holy Souls will be celebrated at 12pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.

 

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

 

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

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB, Philip and Marie Enright of the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale, host a singing night on Friday November 3rd at 9pm. All proceeds in aid of the Christmas Lights Fund.

 

DRAW: Knockanure GAA Lotto results, There was no winner of the €5500 jackpot for Friday 27th October. Numbers drawn were 4, 12, 18, and 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevin’s; 2. Tady Finucane, Knockanure; 3. Tom Mulvihill, c/o Ploughman’s; 4. Bridget Caffrey, c/o Kevin’s and 5. Mairead Langan, Glenagragra. Next jackpot will be up to €5600 on Friday 3rd November.

 

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like at this time to express their deepest sympathies with the Finucane family of both Lisaniska and Abbeyfeale on the recent bereavement of their brother Michael who passed away in New York recently.

 

SYMPATHY: To Kate O’Connor & family Kilmeany on the death of her brother Ned Purtill, Ballybunion. To Margaret Horgan & family on the death of her aunt Eileen Lane, Brosna whose funeral took place recently.

 

REQUIEM Mass for Eddie Costelloe who died in England in May 2017 and his wife Mary nee Fitzgerald a native of Islandanny, she died in March 2017,was celebrated at Knockanure Church on 24th October 2017 by Fr. Kevin P.P. assisted by Fr. Tom and Fr. Brendan. Mary Mulvihill sang the hymns. Eddie was son of Jack Costelloe and Julia Stack of Trien Kilmorna. Siblings of Eddie included Mary, Paddy, and Billy, his brother Jack, sister Peg and Ann survive him.   They both lived in England for many years in Milton Keyes and Watford. Mary Fitzgerald was daughter of Moss Fitzgerald and Liz Barry and had siblings Jack, Hannie and Nora Ann. Following mass the ashes of Eddie and Mary were taken to the Family Grave in Old Knockanure Churchyard. Their children Eddie, Dawn and Caron survive them.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Marie Buckley, James O’Connor, Denis McEvoy, Kathy Moran, Billy Mockler, Sr. Nuala O’Leary, Micheal McNamara, Bub Flavin, Micheal O’Sullivan, Eamon O’Connor, Mary A Barrett, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Arthur O’Leary, Michael Culhane, Eileen Murphy, Ita O’Gorman, Tim O’Connor, Donal Riordan, Peter O’Connell, John Shanahan, Eamon Dunlea, Paddy O’Hanlon, Fr. John Shine, Bridie Mason, Liam Lynch, Mass in Marian Hall, Wed. 1St at 7.30pm a Holy Day of Obligation for Mary Foley, Killarney (Rec Dec) –cousin to Mary Collins; Sat. 4th at 7.30pm for Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo; Sun. 5th at 11.00am for Thomas Hogan, Glin (Rec Dec) Mass Knockanure; Tues. 31st at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November Lists); Wed. 1st at 10.00am

 

Holy Souls (Nov Lists) –Holy Day of Obligation; Thurs. 2nd at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November Lists); Fri. 3rd at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November Lists) and Sunday 5th at 10.00am for Ned Purtill, Ballybunion (Rec Dec) – brother of Kate O’Connor, Kilmeany.

 

HOLY Day Wed. Nov. 1st.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION in Knockanure Church:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm (Knockanure Group)

 

Wednesday 10am to 7pm (Moyvane Group)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TEA DANCE: North Kerry Home Maintenance Service for Older People  A fundraising Tea Dance will take place in Ozanam Plaza Hall, Listowel, on Sunday Nov 5th from 2 – 5:30pm. All welcome. Music, refreshments, spot prizes and interval entertainment. Transport provided by Kerry Flyer. Contact 068-23429.

 

ATHEA unveil the telephone box on Sunday November 5th at 1pm.

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN LEGO WORKSHOP in The Seanchaí Listowel. November 3rd 2-4pm. Suitable for 4-12yr olds Fancy dress is optional but booking is essential on 089 44 59 992 Julia.

 

MILFORD HOSPICE FUNDRAISER at the Devon Inn Hotel on Friday, November 3rd 2017.

 

WOMEN’S Group meet in Listowel  every Tuesday at 8pm, details from Bridie 068 23584.

 

DRIVE against suicide will take place on 5th November they will stop at Clounmacon  Pitch for refreshments, details from 087 0672962.

 

BINGO At Glórach Service every Monday.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex.

 

SCHOLARSHIP:  The Danaher McGrath Trust is seeking applications for a scholarship for third level students. Application forms are available at local Secondary Schools in Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and Tarbert and upon request from Woulfe Murphy Solicitors, Abbeyfeale Tel 068-31106.

 

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: Due to Storm Brian the Dromtrasna Challenge has been postponed until Saturday, November 4.

 

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

 

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo continues Monday, October 30 at 8.30pm and every Monday night thereafter.

 

PHOTO WANTED:  Author Pat Shaughnessy from Templeglantine is writing his second book and is looking for a picture of Bidsy Barrett’s long thatched house where the Adult Education Centre (the old Tech)  is now.  Contact Pat on 06984136 if you can help him.

 

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

 

THE TWO LOVES OF GABRIEL FOLEY:  Rehearsals are continuing for the Glorách players’ autumn production which will be staged from Tuesday, November 21.

 

WEST LIMERICK HERITAGE NETWORK JOURNAL:  The Networks second journal is now on sale, It comprises 32 articles relating to local history and local people.

 

ABBEYFEALE CRAFTY CORNER:   Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education& Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 9707989.

 

 FEILE NA SAMHNA - a weekend of cultural highlights based on the history of Tarbert is being celebrated this November. -  On Fri. the 3rd of Nov. we have traditional tales and music with Eddie Lenihan in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. Singers night afterwards in Coolahans Bar. On Sat. 4th Tarbert Bridewell and Leslie’s Wood play setting to a “Fright Night” from 7-9pm. Trad session afterwards in Carmodys Bar. On Sun. the 5th Trad session in Savages Bar

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex.  If you feel unsure about speaking in public, this is the club for you.  Practice amongst your peers in a safe learning environment.

 

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS:  A free course is being provided by West Limerick Resources at the Desmond Complex, NCW on the Wednesdays in November covering all aspects of starting a new business.  Contact Breda Heath on 06962222.

 

KNOCK NIGHT VIGIL on Thursday Dec. 7th. Coach will leave The Square Listowel at 4.30pm. The Church Abbeyfeale at 5pm. Devon Inn at 5.10pm. (Old Courtney Lodge) Newcastlewest at 5.20pm.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: AA Open Public Meeting: Held by Ardfert AA Local Group: Wed 1st Nov 8.30pm-10pm. All Welcome!

 

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs 2nd Nov 7pm-9.30pm.

 

A Breath of Life: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P., Sat 11th Nov 10am-5pm, Book at 066 7134276

 

CONCERT: Finbar Wright to sing in Abbeyfeale. Finbar  Wright,  Ireland’s  best loved popular  entertainer  &  award-winning recording artist, returns to Abbeyfeale, on  Friday  9th  of  February 2018

 

Interfaith Day Newcastlewest

 

https://youtu.be/ACMh9d0-jLI

 

 

 

HOUSES: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, September 10, 1927; Page: 5

 

A factory where ready-made concrete houses are made. Specially designed motor trucks deliver them to their destination. They are built on the unit or one-storey plan, and it’s claimed for them that they are permanent, damp-proof, vermin proof, very nearly heat-proof and cold-proof, as they are constructed of monolithic reinforced concrete. A house costing approximately £300 of our money contains a combination living and dining room  12 by 12 ft, a kitchen 8 by 5 ft., a bedroom 12 by 8 ft , a bath 5 by 4 ft., and a sun parlour, dressing rooms, etc. The houses have been designed to avoid waste of space. Thus, when mealtime comes a mirror is let down from the living-room wall, and forms a comfortable table for six. A revolving service connects the table with the kitchen and brings in the dinner; when the meal is finished, it takes the empty dishes back. Beside the window of the retiring room hangs a pulley that lets down a bed from a panelled space in the ceiling. A similar bed is on the sun-porch. The houses are constructed of the commonest of materials, sand and gravel, cast over galvanised steel reinforcements. The house is poured in one solid concrete unit, and is virtually indestructible. After the concrete gets its initial "set" air heated to 130 degrees is circulated through the cores that render the walls hollow to facilitate their removal, and then the house is left standing for two weeks to permit the cement to harden. In the interval the roof, the plumbing, the electric wiring, and all the other interior fittings have been added. The originator—bearing the Hibernian cognomen of Lafferty—asserts that these houses will last for ever, with almost no upkeep expenses.

 

HAYES ABBEYFEALE: Richard James Hayes (born 1902, died 1976)[1] was a code-breaker during World War II and was Director of the National Library of Ireland.[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_J._Hayes

 

 

 

DEATH: 10 October 1918: German submarine UB-123 torpedoed the R.M.S. Leinster in the Irish Sea. Official death toll 501. Father lost on way to visit seriously wounded soldier son (Buried Tralee)

 

The Reverend John R. Bartley LL. B. (Trinity College, Dublin) of the Presbyterian Church, Tralee, County Kerry was on his way to visit his seriously wounded son when he was lost on the R.M.S. Leinster.  His body was recovered and buried on 15 October 1918 in the Protestant Plot, near the main path, in the New Cemetery, Tralee, County Kerry.

 

Sergeant William Bartley, 150790, 52nd Battalion (Manitoba Regiment) Canadian Expeditionary Force, died of his wounds in a military hospital in Tooting, south London, on 16 October 1918.  William Bartley was born on 2 February 1893 at Carnone, County Donegal.  He was employed as a bank clerk at the time he enlisted in the Canadian Army on 26 August 1915 at Portage Le Prairie, Manitoba.  He was 5 feet 7 inches in height, had dark complexion, blue eyes and dark hair.  He is buried in the same grave as his father.

 

  6 October 1918: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson received the following message from Germany: "The German Government requests the President of the United States to arrange the immediate conclusion of an armistice on land, by sea and in the air."   14 October U.S. President Woodrow Wilson replies to the German Government saying, among other things, that there can be no peace as long as Germany attacks passenger ships.   21 October 1918: Reinhard Scheer, Admiral of the German High Seas Fleet, signalled his submarines: "To all U-boats: Commence return from patrol at once. Because of ongoing negotiations any hostile actions against merchant vessels prohibited. Returning U-boats are allowed to attack warships only in daylight. End of message. Admiral."

 

More on

 

October 1918, The official site of the R.M.S. Leinster                                                                                               

 

http://www.rmsleinster.com/poetrySong/poetry.htm

 

 

 

"The world needs to know that I don’t 'suffer' from Down syndrome"

 

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/the-world-needs-to-know-that-i-dont-suffer-from-down-syndrome-34152

 

                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

Some late news last week

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €5400 jackpot on Friday 20th October 2017. Numbers drawn were 8, 10, 18, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 euro each were; 1. Lisa Keane, c/o Leens Hotel; 2. Tim O’Brien, Toor, Duagh; 3. Ursula Enright, c/o Enright’s Bar Moyvane; 4. Julieanne Moloney, Bridge Road, Listowel and 5. Teresa Condon, c/o Ploughman, Abbeyfeale

 

 

 

Next draw to be held on Friday 27th October with jackpot to be up to €5500.

 

 

 

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football Club at this time would like to extend their deepest sympathies with the family of the late Tom Flavin, Trien Road. Tom died peacefully on October 1st 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Tom was predeceased by his wife Bridie (neé Buckley). Tom and Bridie are both sadly missed by their children Patrick, Thomas, Helen and Mairead, Daughters and Sons-in Law, Brothers and Sister-in-laws, Tom’s sister Nell, grandchildren, extended families of both the Flavin’s and Buckley’s, neighbours and friends.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

TEA DANCE: North Kerry Home Maintenance Service for Older People  A fundraising Tea Dance will take place in Ozanam Plaza Hall, Listowel, on Sunday Nov 5th from 2 – 5:30pm. All welcome. Music, refreshments, spot prizes and interval entertainment. Transport provided by Kerry Flyer. Contact 068-23429.

 

 

 

 PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: incorporating representatives from Listowel, Duagh, Moyvane & Lixnaw takes place at Listowel Presbytery on Tuesday 24th Oct at 8.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

 

 

 

KNOCK NIGHT VIGIL on Thursday Dec. 7th. Coach will leave The Square Listowel at 4.30pm. The Church Abbeyfeale at 5pm. Devon Inn at 5.10pm. (Old Courtney Lodge) Newcastlewest at 5.20pm.

 

 

 

TALK: Fr. Paddy Dore, Charles Street, Listowel who has spent over 40 years in Chile  preached at Listowel on Sunday last.  

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN LEGO WORKSHOP in The Seanchaí Listowel. November 3rd 2-4pm. Suitable for 4-12yr olds Fancy dress is optional but booking is essential on 089 44 59 992 Julia.

 

 

 

IRISH COMMUNITY AIR AMBULANCE  (ICAA) are to hold an information  meeting at Killarney Racecourse, Ross Road, Killarney on Tuesday 24th October at 7.30pm. The meeting is open to all

 

 

 

JOB on Community Employment for Housekeeper, Resource Centre, Lyreacrompane. If eligible, please contact 087/2747626 or email: bridiedillon@islandcrowngroup.com

 

 

 

VACANCY EXITS on Community Employment for Collector of Oral Folklore, Sliabh Luachra Active Retired, Resource Centre, Lyreacrompane. If eligible contact 087/2747626 or email

 

 

 

bridiedillon@islandcrowngroup.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSIONARIES: Meeting for returned Lay Missionaries and Volunteers. Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or lay missionary? Would you like to meet up with like-minded people to discuss issues of mutual concern?  Join us for our next meeting which takes place on Thursday, Oct 26th at 7.00pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. For more info email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468.

2017 October 25 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST On Tuesday, October 24th at 10am in Marian Hall. Contact Eileen Quinn on 068/49472.

 

SCÓR NA NÓG; Anyone interested in taking part in Scór na nÓg please contact cultural officer Tara Mulvihill on 087/6103393.

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE: Meeting on Mon 23rd at 8pm in the Marian Hall. MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES; meeting in the Marian Hall on Monday, October 23rd at 8pm. All members are asked to attend, volunteers are still needed to help with the many and varied activities. Contact Brigitte 085/1018226 for info. Your help and support would be appreciated.

 

JOURNAL: Closing date for material for the Athea Journal is October 31st

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Athea; as runners up in the Limerick in Bloom Competition and also winners of an incentive award under the Going for Gold category.

 

AMBASSADOR: Gerald Cunningham (son of Nora and Timmy of Dirreen, Athea has been appointed  Irish Ambassador to Malawi.

 

ICA COOKERY DEMONSTRATION: with Lizzy Lyons of 'Lizzy's Little Kitchen' and Ireland AM fame has been rescheduled to Tuesday 24th Oct at the Marian Hall at 7:30pm. All welcome!

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  celebrating their 25th Bank Holiday Festival with a packed programme of events for all the family. 

 

SOCIAL BADMINTON: will begin on Wednesday mornings next at 10 o’clock in the Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Experience not needed.

 

TICKETS FOR THE THREE TENORS are available after Mass and at many local outlets.

 

FAIR Day in Athea will be on Saturday, November 4th.

 

DEATH has taken place of Thomas Hogan of Hogans Shop, Glin, on  19 October 2017 in his 94th year. Survived by his wife Eily, children Mary, Paddy, Marcella, Eileen, John, Anne and Edel, daughter-in-law Margaret, sons-in-law John, Michael and Roy, grandchildren, niece and  nephews.

 

SR. MARTINA RELIHAN, Presentation Convent, Milltown and formerly of William Street, Listowel. Died on Oct. 13th 2017.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O’Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Paddy O’Sullivan, Bridget Dillane, Bridget Dalton, Fr. James O’Keeffe, Fr. Sean Dillon, Bro. Dan Hayes, Matt O’Connor, Darragh Hennessy, Brendan Harnett, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Maurice Collins, Fr. Michael Stack, Teresa O’Sullivan, Mary Carroll, Fr. Sean Ryle, Denis Foley, Tony Mason, Eileen Horgan, Hanna Connelly, Node Guiney, Patrick Healy, Nuala Doige, Sr. Bridget McMahon, Kathleen Scully, Hannah Scanlon, Maureen Dowling, Joan Keane.

 

MASS all at Knockanure Tues  24th at 11.00am Mass for the late Ned & Mary Costello, Trien, Kilmorna with burial of Ashes in Knockanure Cemetery; Wed  25th Mass at 7.30pm, for Fintan Goss, Michael Pyke & Clare O’Neill RIP

 

MASS 6.00pm Sat 28th for Mick & Nora Roche, Glin Road; and 7.30pm mass for Dec. Members of the Flavin & Mulvihill Families, Lower Aughrim.

 

MASS Sun 29th at 11.00am for Denis McEvoy, Aughrim (Anni) & Dec Members of the McEvoy & Foley Families

 

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

 

NOVEMBER OFFERINGS:  Will be taken up as a second collection at all Masses on weekend 28th/29th. For those who do not have an offertory box, envelopes will be available as you leave Mass this weekend. Any outstanding dues envelopes would be greatly appreciated at your earliest convenience.  Also anyone who has CHY3 certs for 2016, please return them to the Parish Office as soon as possible.  Very many thanks.

 

NOVENA: Oct 20-28: St. Mary’s Parish Rathkeale. - Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help at St. Mary’s Parish Rathkeale.  - Two sessions per day 9.30am & 7.30pm. Sunday 9.30am 11.30am & 7.30pm

 

SAOTHAR NA NABHAINN COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SCHEME has 3 vacancies, maintenance person and 2 in Tourist office,    Contact Patsy in Community Centre Ballybunion.    

 

CLOCKS go back one hour on the 29th.

 

PARKINSON’S CONFERENCE Sunday 29th Oct. in the Malton Hotel Killarney, 10.15am. to 3.30pm. Guest speakers. Registration essential 1800359359 all welcome, free to attend and fell free to bring along a family member or carer.

 

THE ANNUAL HALLOWEN ACTIVITY CAMP will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre from October 31st- November 3rd inclusive from 9.15am-1.15pm daily with plenty spooky fun planned.  The camp will include a diverse range of activities including; arts/crafts, cooking, computers fun/games and more besides. Limited places available contact Patricia Lyons on (068 23584)

 

JOURNAL: Closing date for material for the Athea Journal is October 31st.  We would ask all contributors, clubs, and associations etc. to please send in their material, photo’s etc as soon as possible so that the Journal will be in the shops as early as possible. Photos and articles can be emailed to domhnall.barry@gmail.com or photos can be handed in to the office for scanning.

 

NEVIN MAGUIRE, celebrity chef, will give a cookery demonstration in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall, Glin on Wednesday, November 8th at 8pm. Doors will open at 6.30pm with Artisan Food Fair.

 

ST JOHN’S: October 25th, Padraig Pott’s Guide to Walking, a play written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke and on the 27th Donal Clancy’s Solo Irish Tour, more from 068 22566.

 

SAGE IS A SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY SERVICE OF VULNERABLE ADULTS. We are seeking volunteers to work with our service in the Kerry region. We are holding an information evening on  Date: Thursday 9th November 2017  Location: Imperial Hotel , Denny Street, Tralee Time: 6.30 p.m.  Please contact Helen Fitzgerald on 01 5367335  or email: helen.fitzgerald@sageadvocacy.ie

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a 'Cartoon Capers' workshop

 

with Author and Illustrator Alan Nolan for children aged 8-12 yrs on Thursday November 2nd  (Mid Term) at 10.30 AM. The workshop is part of the Children's Book Festival which runs in Libraries all over Ireland in October / November this year.  Advance booking is necessary by calling Listowel Library on 068-23044. This is a free event.            

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (066 7134276) The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. Oct. 26th & Nov. 2nd, 7.00pm-9.30pm. AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 1st Nov., 8.30pm-10.00pm. Ardfert Historical Lecture Series-Luftwaffe over Kerry: The story of German wartime air crashes in Kerry during WW2 by Justin Horgan, Thurs. 9th Nov., 8.00pm-10.00pm.

 

WALK FOR THE HOLY SOULS – A Spiritual walk for the Holy Souls to Tarbert’s own Holy Well, will be held on the Bank Holiday Monday 30th Oct.

 

FEILE NA SAMHNA - a weekend of cultural highlights based on the history of Tarbert is being celebrated this November. -  On Fri. the 3rd of Nov. we have traditional tales and music with Eddie Lenihan in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. Singers night afterwards in Coolahans Bar. On Sat. 4th Tarbert Bridewell and Leslie’s Wood play setting to a “Fright Night” from 7-9pm. Trad session afterwards in Carmodys Bar. On Sun. the 5th Trad session in Savages Bar. Tickets for both events are available from tarbert.ie or at the post office.

 

FOOD; It has been confirmed that this year's Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne will attend on Opening Night of Listowel Food Fair, November 9 2017.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

One indulgence can be earned in any given day.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

BOOK: Golden Jubilee of the Consecration of St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney will be celebrated in June 2018.  It is proposed to produce a book to commemorate this occasion, any photographs of events in St. Bernard’s in the past 50 years welcome.

 

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

 

 

 

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY ON FAMILY LIFE: ‘How can parish support family life’ Exploring the importance of family in today’s parish community and providing resources for parishes – took place on Sunday 15th October 2017 in the Brandon Hotel; Music, singing, talks and reflections and concluding with a light supper at 6.00 p.m.

 

Family Day Tralee 2017

 

https://youtu.be/tVj_rM8U0L8

 

LAW: 50th Anniversary in the UK of the passing into law of Medical Termination of the Pregnancy Bill of 27th October 1967.  In 2015 alone, there were 185,824 abortions in England and 12,134 in Wales. 

 

 

 

THOUGHT: We cannot properly serve unless we are content. Lacking this virtue will make us prone to view situations from the angle of how will this benefit me? Outward actions and words can appear unselfish or even self-denying, but if they are not founded in contentment, they will be fuelled by self-serving motives. -John Bevere.

 

ARDAGH: The present Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh blessed and officially opened  on October 15 1967. Work on the old Saint Molua’s Church started in 1813 after Fr. James Corbett P.P. received a free site from local landlord Maurice Studdert, who also gave a donation of ten pounds towards the cost of the building. It was completed and opened in 1814 and served until the present Church was built.

 

OLD AGE: 24 May 1875 Daily Alta California

 

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=DAC18750524.2.30&srpos=13&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN-listowel-----#

 

The veteran patriot, James Kissane, of Moybella, has Just passed away, having attained the extraordinary age of 111 years. During the late Kerry election this old gentleman walked in from his residence to the polling booth at Listowel, a distance of five miles, and record a his vote in favour of the Home-Rule candidate. Besides this daring offender, old Houlihan of Ballydonoghue." and Mrs. Benson, of Listowel, have, it appears, just paid the debt of nature at the age of 104 and 109 years, while Listowel is still enlivened by the presence of old Nancy Trent of Ennismore," who, at the age of 103, walks eight miles to church every Sunday,

 

https://newtownsandes.jimdo.com/old-newspapers/

 

 

 

The Kerry Sentinel, 30 January 1904

 

Death of Centenarians, Near Listowel

 

The death recently took place of Patrick M'Elligott, Lybes, parish of Duagh, at the age of 103 years, and of John O'Sullivan, Islandanny, at the age of 104 years.

 

 

 

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 5, Number 46, 18 November 1875

 

Cases of Longevity.

 

Although we cannot claim that the fountain of perpetual youth, which led the chivalrous Ponce de Leon such a disastrous journey through the wilds of the New World, pours forth its perennial stream within the limits of the Golden State yet the climate of California bears an enviable reputation for recuperative powers and a tendency to promote longevity in man. In support of this, two cases of centenarians have lately come under our notice in this city. James Gale, "an aged colored man," reached his one hundred and sixth year on Thursday last. He was a native of Jamaica, West Indies The other is a female who called at the police office yesterday to relate a little grievance she had with her boarding house keeper. In conversation with an officer she gave her name as Mary Hinchy, a native of the county of Limerick, Ireland, and stated her age as 100 years.—S. F. Examiner

 

 

 

 

 

Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Sat 23 Oct 1880 Page 6

 

A MIRACULOUS APPARITION AT LIMERICK.

 

A Limerick paper gives the following account of the miraculous appearance at the Church of Mount St. Vincent, in the western suburbs of the city.

 

(See paper about the event, below is a snippet from article)

 

Sunday Feast of Our Blessed Lady.

 

On the evening of that day the orphans left the convent to play in the grounds in front of the new buildings, and they were told not to be alarmed by the thunder, but to pray to Our Lady of Succour should they be frightened. With whole faith of Our Lady's protection with which the little ones like their elders are possessed, they passed into the grounds and proceeded in their innocent amusements in the usual manner. Soon after the thunder rolled along the sky and the children at once piously offered up their prayers for safety to the Blessed Virgin. Then they raised then

 

voices and sang the touching hymn ' Look down, Mother Mary,' and while the beautiful music of their young fresh voices was ascending, one of the children suddenly called out ' Oh, look there,' and instantly the eyes of 200 others, her companions, were turned towards the belt of trees to the north

 

of the convent, and in the air above them the figure of the Blessed Virgin was beheld by all attired in white robes, with a blue sash around her waist. The infant Saviour was borne on her right arm, and a

 

rosary depended from her left. She seemed to rest on a white cloud, upheld by two angels who carried in their disengaged hands branches of some description covered with foliage; The children were spellbound, and involuntarily offered prayers to the Blessed Virgin. After they had gazed on the vision for about ten minutes some of them ran to the convent to acquaint the nuns, but before

 

the good ladies had arrived at the spot the Divine Apparition had gone, the Virgin disappearing in the heavens. The children were found in a pale, terrified, trembling state, but all tallied in the accounts of what was seen, even to the '(description of the rosary, which they stated was large and white, and the beads of which were far asunder from each other. More startling was it still to find that children distant from them in another part of the premises had also seen the vision. There was no wavering and no contradiction amongst them. Several were from 13 to 14 years of age, and it was impossible not to be convinced of their truthfulness. So much for Sunday evening; but on Monday evening the manifestation was still more decisive.

 

While the children were again at play one of their number called out to look at the Blessed Virgin, and instantly almost fainted. All eyes were directed towards the statue on the top of the building, and above it in the air the children saw the immaculate Mother vested altogether in white, her hands raised as if in the attitude of invoking or expressing a blessing or prayer, her eyes cast down, and a silvery light surrounding the beatific figure. Some of the children again hastened to the convent to communicate what they saw, and one of the nuns who arrived on the spot beheld the Virgin also. The children were unanimous in their descriptions of the strange apparition, and the little one who first saw the vision was absolutely rigid from the astonishment. The other members of the holy community did not see the miraculous spectacle,

 

 

How the Miracle of the Sun dazzled the sceptics

 

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/october-13th-2017/how-the-miracle-of-the-sun-dazzled-the-sceptics/

 

 

 

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Draw. There was no winner of the €5300 jackpot for Friday 13th October.

 

Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 20, 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Lisa Cotter, c/o Leens;

 

2. Shane & Michelle Keogh, Rathkeale; 3. Ann Stack, c/o T. Collins, Lisaniska; 4. Mary Keogh, Tournafulla and 5. Margaret Frawley, Kilmorna. Next jackpot is rising to €5400 with draw to be held on Friday 20th October.

2017 October 18 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ST PIO devotions in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17th (3rd Tuesday). Devotions will commence at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction. The witness will be given by John Stack.

 

ICA Cookery Demonstration with Lizzie Lyons from Lizzie’s Little Kitchen, Listowel and Ireland AM fame. On Tuesday, October 17th at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.

 

SCÓR NA NÓG:  Anyone interested in taking part in Scór na nÓg please contact cultural officer Tara Mulvihill on 087/6103393.

 

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

 

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

 

GRAVEYARD Committee meet in the Marian Hall on Monday 23rd at 8pm, please attend.

 

DEATH occurred on 2nd October 2017 of Sheila Carmody (née Kennelly) Glashnacree, Lyreacrompane, Listowel, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Listowel. Sheila, wife of the late Michael. Survived by son Mattie, daughter Lulu, sister Bridie, sister-in-law Nora, daughter-in-law Marie, son-in-law Ken, grandchildren Jason, Yvonne, Alastair and Ceri, great-grandson Aidan, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Requiem Mass for Sheila Carmody was celebrated on 12th October 2017 at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Lyreacrompane at 11 am with burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

 

DEATH has taken place of Carmel O'Sullivan, (Nee Sheehy) of Oakdene, Cahirdown, Listowel. Survived by her husband Patrick (Patsy), her loving son Éamon, Patsy's children Liam, Tom, Pádraig, Kevin, Máire and Brendan. Sadly missed by her sisters Peggy, Pat and Anne, brothers-in-law Dominic, Tom and Oliver, sisters-in-law Mary and Maureen, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and nephews. Requiem Mass for Carmel O'Sullivan was celebrated at St Mary's Church, Listowel on Wednesday 11th October 2017. Burial afterwards in St Michael's Cemetery, Listowel.

 

SYMPTATHY:  To Mary Collins & Family, Moyvane Post Office on the death of her first cousin Mary Foley of Killarney, who died recently.

 

DEATH of Fr. Hallie Ashe, Texas, late of Gurtinard & Church St. Requiem Mass for Fr. Ashe, on 16th October 2017 at 11.30am, burial St. Michael’s Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Martin O’Connell, Bro Michael McAuliffe, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, Patie Wren, Mary Kennelly, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Dan O’Donnell, Joan Hillard, Sr. Ambrose Buckley, Ellen Woods, John Connell, Norrie Donegan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Jack Dunne, Nora Stack, Michael T Flaherty, Paddy Keane, Ita Vaughan, Anthony Foley, Willie Harnett, Jerry Galvin, Ann Higgins, Mass in Marian Hall; Sat  21st at 7.30pm for Kitty Roche, Limerick (1st Anni) and  Sun 22nd     11.00am mass for Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni), his parents Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat.

 

Mass Knockanure, Sun  22nd at 10.00am Dec Members of the Cronin Family, Knockanure Village.

 

 Get well mass Knockanure Thurs 19th at  7.30pm.           

 

COLLECTIONS:  Parents Association Murhur N.S. collection raised €721.95 while the Irish Heart Foundation collection €645.  Very many thanks for your generous support and the collectors who volunteered for these Church Gate Collections. 

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES: All positions are filled for the committee for this year following their AGM.  However, volunteers are still needed to help with the many and varied activities. Contact Brigitte 085/1018226 for info.   Your help and support would be appreciated.

 

GLAS Training at the Arms Hotel on 26th Oct from 10am to 5pm.

 

TOURIST Accommodation Seminar 16th Oct. at St John’s Listowel at 7.30pm

 

TALK: Liam Irwin will deliver the first talk of the season for the Rathkeale and District Historical Society on this Friday October 13 at 8pm. The topic is Michael Scanlan the Fenian Poet, and it will also include details about the Fenian Rising in Ardagh and Kilmallock. The venue is the Community Arts Centre, overhead the Library New Line Rathkeale, admission is free and all are welcome.

 

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice is the keynote speaker at Rathkeale Arts Centre on Friday Nov. 17th at 8pm.

 

WASTE: Hazardous Waste collection at Listowel Mart on Nov. 4th from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

 

VERSE Competition at the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on 20th October at 8pm.

 

SCAMS: Several in the neighbourhood have been affected by scams, the methods are always changing, so be on the alert.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL WEEKEND

 

Moyvane Development Association celebrates its 25th festival this October Bank Holiday weekend.

 

On Friday night, October 27th the third Rambling House will take place in The Marian Hall, starting at 8.30pm. On Saturday night, the 14th Annual Boro Buffet will be held.

 

  Sunday. The annual Vintage Rally display, Craft Fair and Farmer’s Market will take place in and around the Community Centre, starting at 12 noon. The local Youth Club are having a sponsored walk, meeting at 12.45pm and departing the Community Centre at 1.00pm. The Annual Dog Show takes place at 1.00pm in the Church Car Park. There will also be a kid’s tractor run in the school grounds at 1.15pm. In the Sports field a Family Fun day. Sunday night first Barn Dance in the Community Centre. Bank Holiday Monday the North Kerry Harrier’s Hunt at 12noon. At 1.30pm in the Marian Hall the Halloween Fancy Dress party takes place.

 

TICKETS AND POSTERS:  available for Concert featuring the Three Tenors after all Masses. We would really appreciate if Parishioners could take these flyers to their place of work to promote the Concert.  

 

MISSION SUNDAY worldwide. The theme for Mission Sunday 2017 is ‘Reach out and spread the Joy’. Fr. Paddy Dore, Charles Street who has spent over 40 years in Chile who will preach the homily at all of our masses in Listowel this weekend.

 

ROAD UPDATE FROM MURPHYS:

 

L1021 (Moyvane to Anamoy Bridge). Road closure from Monday 16th Oct to Friday 20th Oct. Road open in evenings and at weekends. Local access facilitated & diversion in place. L1015 (Glin road out of Moyvane) Road closure until 20th Oct. Local access facilitated and diversion in place. Road closure is 24hrs but will be opened for the weekend. L1020 (Ahavoher Graveyard to N69 junction at Skehanierin. Coilagurteen Road). Road closure until 15th December. Road open at night and at weekends. Local access facilitated & diversion in place. 

 

THE ANNUAL  HALLOWEN ACTIVITY CAMP will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre from October 31st- November 3rd inclusive from 9.15am-1.15pm daily with plenty spooky fun planned.  The camp will include  a diverse range of activities  including; arts/crafts, cooking, computers fun/games and more besides. Limited places available contact Patrica Lyons on (068 23584)

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a free 'Writers Clinic' on Thursday 19th October, with a  30 minute 1-1 segment allocated to each person. Suitable for emergent writers. This clinic will be facilitated by Kerry County Council's new Writer in Residence Annmarie Ní Churreáin. Advance booking necessary, phone Listowel Library on 068-23044 for further details.

 

SAGE IS A SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY SERVICE OF VULNERABLE ADULTS. We are seeking volunteers to work with our service in the Kerry region. We are holding an information evening on  Date: Thursday 9th November 2017  Location: Imperial Hotel , Denny Street, Tralee Time: 6.30 p.m.  Please contact Helen Fitzgerald on 01 5367335  or email: helen.fitzgerald@sageadvocacy.ie

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a 'Cartoon Capers' workshop

 

with Author and Illustrator Alan Nolan for children aged 8-12 yrs on Thursday November 2nd  (Mid Term) at 10.30 AM. The workshop is part of the Children's Book Festival which runs in Libraries all over Ireland in October / November this year.  Advance booking is necessary by calling Listowel Library on 068-23044. This is a free event.              

 

MILFORD HOSPICE FUNDRAISER at the Devon Inn Hotel on Friday, November 3rd 2017.

 

DRIVE against suicide will take place on 5th November they will stop at Clounmacon  Pitch for refreshments, details from 087 0672962.

 

PARKINSON’S CONFERENCE Sunday 29th Oct. in the Malton Hotel Killarney, 10.15am. to 3.30pm. Guest speakers. Registration essential 1800359359 all welcome, free to attend and fell free to bring along a family member or carer.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 18th, WUTHERING HEIGHTS; Fri 20th THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL

 

With Manus McGuire, fiddle and Emily Flack, singer pianist and Ottawa Valley dancer.

 

 Wed 25th, PADRAIG POTT’S GUIDE TO WALKING. A play written and performed by Seamus O Rourke.  Set in seventies and eighties rural Ireland when rural folk lived in the auld house prior to bungalow bliss,  The black and white bush t.v.  brought changes as well as Charles Mitchell, Steve McGarett and Ironside. A story of nostalgia and innocence as well as happiness.

 

 Fri 27th, DONAL CLANCY’S SOLO IRISH TOUR, More from 068 22566.

 

FEILE NA SAMHNA - a weekend of cultural highlights based on the history of Tarbert is being celebrated this November. -  On Fri. the 3rd of Nov. we have traditional tales and music with Eddie Lenihan in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. Tickets for both events are available from tarbert.ie or at the post office.

 

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

 

COMMUNITY WALKERS AND STROLLERS - Every Monday evening - meeting at 7.15pm at the Bridewell (open to all)

 

COACH TO EMMANUEL HOUSE CLONFERT; Wednesday October 18th. Contact Ann on 087 7456092 for details.

 

GOING FOR GOLD:  Huge congratulations to Abbeyfeale Town Park and Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns and to Leen’s Hotel  who won the Judges Award, the Most Improved/Incentive Awards and the Overall Runner Award at the Going for Gold Awards last week in the Strand Hotel in Limerick.

 

COMMUNITY ALERT:  If you have been a victim of crime call the crime victims helpline on Freephone 116 006 between 10—5.30pm Monday to Friday.

 

MEN:  A free Men's exercise and activity programme runs every Tuesday evening for 10 weeks in Teach na Feile, New St, Abbeyfeale, from 7-8pm in association with Limerick Sports partnership and the Men’s Shed.  For further information ring 061:333600.

 

CRAFTS:   Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education & Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 9707989,

 

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

 

GLORACH MUSICAL  Concert on Wednesday, October 18  at 8pm,  For bookings ring 087 1383940.

 

REUSE Month 2017; Reuse is an easy way to protect our environment and climate while ensuring the wellbeing of our community over the coming years

 

https://communityrecycleit.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/reuse-month-2017-38-tips/

 

BAKING: Kerry Group wins BakingTech 2017 Innovation Award. 07-Mar-2017 By Gill Hyslop

 

The global food ingredients company won the American Society of Baking’s 2017 Innovation Award for Operational Excellence at BakingTech 2017, held in Chicago. Their enzyme reduces cost of making confectionary.

 

MARY I: Mary Immaculate College, Open Days for undergraduate programmes take place on the 19 and 20 of October on Limerick Campus between 9am - and 3,30pm.

 

FAMILIES: Sun Oct 8 2017: Family Fun Day at Mary Immaculate to kick-off World Meeting of Families programme. Sunday’s  event, which runs from 1p.m. to 5p.m., will capture the essence of family as children, parents, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins come together for fun-filled celebration that will be a reminder of the beauty of family.

 

A special Festival Mass was held at 4p.m. but before that there was three hours of inter-generational revelry as all ages come together to enjoy family fun activities.  They will get to enjoy food stalls, a mobile farm, face painting, archery, an obstacle course, water zorbs, music and games and more.

 

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy said:  “We have the exciting prospect next year of Ireland hosting the World Meeting of Families in Ireland and we wanted to launch our programme in support of this great event by celebrating families through a fun environment.

 

(Several bands and choirs were at the event)

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/pkqIqwWdc1I

 

https://youtu.be/PNg2-u164hw

 

 

 

THOUGHT: The problem is that if we trust in man we are always let down. No, we shouldn't trust in man-- not ultimately. If we don't trust in man or God, we are in an awful lonely mess, too. You see, if we don't trust anyone, we live in fear, but if we trust in God, then we don't have to fear man anymore. - Stefani Carmichael.

 

VOLUNTEERS: Overseas Volunteers Required  Volunteer IT/HR Admins, Montessori/Primary/Secondary Teachers, Physios, Accountants, Social Workers...all required for funded placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean.  No previous overseas exp required, no upper age limit! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more info.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre (066 7134276)  Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 18th &25th Oct., 7pm-8.30pm.  Meditation in Movement-Sacred Dance: Sat. 21st Oct., 10am to 1pm. Booking required, phone 0667134276.  The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. Oct. 26th & Nov. 2nd, 7pm-9.30pm.  AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 1st Nov., 8.30pm-10pm.  Ardfert Historical Lecture Series-Luftwaffe over Kerry: The story of German wartime air crashes in Kerry during WW2 by Justin Horgan, Thurs. 9th Nov., 8-10pm. 

 

ODORNEY: Golden Jubilee of the Consecration of St. Bernard’s Church will be celebrated in June 2018.  It is proposed to produce a book to commemorate this occasion.   We would be very grateful for any photographs of events in St. Bernard’s in the past 50 years. 

 

FATIMA Miracle.

 

On October 13, 1917, tens of thousands of people gathered near a small Portuguese village to witness the fulfilment of Our Lady's promise.

 

"More than fifty thousand devout, sceptical, and curious people gathered at the Cova, and those watching from afar, experienced something overwhelmingly miraculous. …

 

First, the rain stopped abruptly, and the sun grew luminously brighter. The sun started to spin and shoot beams of light, causing everything to turn different colours. But it was not a rainbow that people were seeing. The sun increased in size as if it were being hurled towards the earth. People felt sure that there was no escaping death at this point and dropped to their knees praying fervently and crying out to God for forgiveness. Even the sceptical and cynical suddenly found reason to pray."

 

 

 

MISSIONS: The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 43, Number 4, 15 January 1910

 

Correspondence.

 

" The Mission-Spirit in Ireland." Boston, Jan. 2, 1910. Editor Review: — The inference to be drawn from the article "The Mission-Spirit in Ireland" on your Propagation of the Faith page, this week, is that among the Irish of to-day the readiness to seek the distant field (unless to '' follow the Irish") is not so keen as in days gone by. Well, perhaps that's true, Nevertheless I have just been reading in the New Zealand Tablet an account of those missionaries who have died in Africa in recent years, and the number of purely Irish names on the roll is noteworthy. Will you kindly find room, if possible, for the names of these Christian heroes and heroines—these Irish priests and Sisters who have shown that their missionary zeal was no less ardent than that of their illustrious predecessors in the early ages of the Irish Church? Here they are: — Father Dornan, of Belfast, died of fever at Lokoja, on the Niger River, in August, 1886, seven months after his arrival in Africa, and at the age of twenty-eight years. Father O'Carroll, of Cashel, died of fever at Tanta, Egypt, in February, 1881, five months after his arrival in Africa, and at the age of twenty-nine. Father Hennebry, of Ossory, died on board a homeward bound steamer off the West Coast of Africa, July, 1885, seventeen months after his arrival, and at the age of twenty-five years. Father Connaughton, of Westmeath, died at Lagos, West Africa, April, 1887, eighteen months after his arrival, and at the age of thirty-three years. Father Moran, of Tipperary, died in Dahomey, West Africa, August, 1887, three years after his arrival and at the age of thirty-three. Father Downey, of Kilkenny, returned in shattered health from the West Coast, where he had spent four years, and died at Lyons in 1892, at the age of thirty-one. Father Garvey, of Leitrim, died on board a homeward-bound vessel on which he was returning in shattered health in 1896; buried at sea off the West Coast of Africa, aged twenty-five. Father Wade, of Dublin, died of black fever at Salt Pond, in West Africa, in 1898, at the age of thirty-six, ten years after his arrival. Sister Felicite (Miss Kirwan, Dublin), died at Lagos, West Africa, October, 1878, at the age of twenty-two years, six months after her arrival. Sister Cecilius (Miss O'Riordan, Limerick) died at Lagos, West Africa, in 1887, at the age of thirty-one, five years after her arrival. Sister Dominick (Miss O'Riordan, Cork) died at Lagos, West Africa, in 1878, at the age of twenty-three, five months after her arrival. Sister Silvius (Miss Murphy, Cork) died at Porto-Novo, West Africa, in 1888, five years after her arrival, at the age of thirty years. Sister Ignatius (Miss Howard, Bruff) died on the Gold Coast, West Africa, in 1892, nine years after her arrival, at the age of thirty years. Sister Thecla (Miss Moran, Tipperary) died at Porto-Novo, West Africa, in 1892, at the age of twenty-seven, seven years after her arrival in Africa. Sister Lucien (Miss O'Connell, Mayfield, Cork) returned in shattered health from West Africa after a stay of four years; died at Cork of African fever shortly after her return, at the age of twenty-three years. Sister Iphigenie (Miss McEveny, Ballinbough) died at Abeokouta West Africa, in 1894, three years after her arrival, at the age of twenty-three. Sister Jean (Miss K. Howard, Lottera) died at Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, in 1895, at the age of thirty-two, seven years after her arrival. Sister Zenon (Miss A. O'Sullivan, Ireland) died at Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, in 1896, at the age of twenty-seven.

 

Presbyter.

 

Irish History

 

POLICE PROTECTION NEAR LISTOWEL.

 

HC Deb 19 July 1900 vol 86 cc478-9 478

 

§ MR. FLAVIN

 

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of police employed in protecting the farm in Derry situate near Listowel, the property of John Sands, and whether the police so employed cost the district £160 479 ? per year; and, if not, how much; and whether, having regard to the present condition of the district, the extra police so employed on this farm will be removed.

 

§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR

 

Two constables are employed in protecting the caretaker on the farm referred to. They will be removed when, in the opinion of the authorities locally responsible, the necessity no longer exists for their employment. The men are supplied from the free force of the county, consequently their employment entails no charge whatever either to the district or the county.

 

§ MR. FLAVIN

 

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the whole duty those men have to perform is to arrest the emergency man and charge him with drunkenness?

 

 

 

CELTIC MANUSCRIPTS—SALARY OF IRISH SCRIBE.

 

HC Deb 19 July 1900 vol 86 cc479-80 479

 

§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)

 

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that an annual sum of £200 has been voted from 1865 to 1891 to the Royal Irish Academy as salary to an Irish scribe, including cataloguing and printing Irish manuscripts, and that a like sum has been included in the general grant-in-aid voted to the said Academy between 1892 and 1899; whether the transcription of Celtic manuscripts ceased on the death, in 1880, of Mr.

 

O'Longan, the last of the Irish scribes, whether the copying of Irish manuscripts since 1880 has been by photograph, and whether the photographing of old Irish manuscripts ceased with the completion of the Yellow Book of Leccan in 1895; and, if so, can he say what has been done with the £200 a year voted for Irish scribes since 1880, and the £200 a year for printing Celtic manuscripts since 1893; whether the proceeds of the sale of the four folio volumes facsimiled or photographed at the expense of Parliament have been refunded to Her Majesty's Treasury, or spent on the general purposes of the Royal Irish Academy; and whether, if the Royal Irish Academy be unwilling to publish Celtic manuscripts, he will consider the desirability of transferring the present annual grants for this purpose to some of the other existing antiquarian societies in Ireland.

 

480

 

§ MR. HANBURY

 

The sum of £200 was voted from 1865 to 1870for "Salary of Irish Scribe and for Cataloguing and. Printing Irish Manuscripts," and from l871 to 1890 for "Researches in connection with Celtic Manuscripts." In the Estimates for

 

1890?1 and up to 1896?7 this special item was merged in a grant of £400 for "Researches into and publication of Celtic Manuscripts." Since 1897?8 the grant to the Academy has been voted as a lump sum, but the Academy have from year to year allocated a similar amount to such researches. Since the death of Mr. O'Longan in 1880 the manuscripts have been reproduced by photo-lithography, and the last one published was the Yellow Book of Leccan in 1895. The proceeds of the facsimiles published by the Academy have never been refunded to the Treasury. The receipts from the five volumes of "Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Ireland," published by the Stationery Office, were, of course, paid into the Exchequer. The Academy is anxious to continue the publication of Celtic MSS. But it has full discretion as to the disposal of its grant-in-aid, and recently it has devoted its income mainly to collecting material, for a Thesaurus of the Irish language, which will be a most important aid to the study of the texts themselves.

 

§ MR. DILLON

 

What are the researches to which this sum has been, devoted during the last few years?

 

§ MR. HANBURY

 

To the preparation, of a dictionary of the Irish language.

 

§ MR. DILLON

 

Will that dictionary-be published before the end of next, century?

 

 

 

 

Late News for 11th Oct

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ABBEYFEALE CRAFTY CORNER:   Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education & Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 9707989

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CONCERT AT GLORACH:  A mix of local and international acts will be taking to the stage at the Glórach Theatre on Wednesday, October 18 at 8 pm for what promises to be a memorable night of music including bluegrass and traditional.   For bookings or more details please contact 0871383940.

2017 October 11 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE WORLD OF EDWARD THOMAS O'DWYER OF LIMERICK (1886-1917)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

COMMUNITY WALKERS AND STROLLERS - Every Monday evening - meeting at 7.15pm at the Bridewell (open to all) – walk at your pace in the company of friends and neighbours to Tarbert Island and back. Bring comfortable walking shoes, wrap up well and make sure you have a high visual jacket. Tea / Coffee afterwards in the Bridewell.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A FAMOUS KERRYMAN.

 

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

 

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

 

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St. Patrick’s Day in Paris. THE DESCENDANTS OF THE IRISH BRIGADES.

 

Pilot, Volume 37, Number 16, 18 April 1874

 

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

 

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The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 1, Number 16, 20 April 1895

 

GRIFFIN: "Our Irish Letter" asks for a short sketch of Gerald Griffin, a request with which the writer is but too happy to comply. He was born in Limerick, Dec. 10, 1803, where his father had a large brewery, but the business not being a successful venture the family moved to Fairy Lawn near Glin, some thirty miles from the city of the Violated Treaty, and after a few years residence, the parents finally emigrated to America. Gerald, however, who was intended for the medical profession, remained with his brother Doctor Griffin who lived at Adare. His two sisters also remained in Ireland and in company with them he spent much of his time in rambling through the demesne of Lord Dunraven— fishing in the Magne, or watching its waters glide whisperingly along by the time-worn walls of the old castles and romantic ruins of that historic locality. Poetry was his first and greatest inspiration, (See more below)

 

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The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 12, Number 8, 14 July 1894

 

FUNDS: Mr. Justin McCarthy the Irish Parliamentary Fund is rapidly swelling to respectable dimensions, so quickly indeed, as to remind one of the good old Land League days when the Irish representatives were a unit fighting for the sturdy Irish farmers against their heartless landlords and rack rents. The following list of subscriptions to the fund has been published by its trustees

 

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2017 October 4 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:   Rambling House: Thursday 5th Oct at 9pm.  All welcome. 

 

Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.   Ann Flavin 086/3090948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day:  Monday 9th Oct.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome.  If attending please ring the office 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

GETTING CITIZENS ONLINE Would You like to Advance Your IT Skills for free. Learn How to Email, Book Flights, Tax your Car, Watch TV Online, Dept of Agriculture Website & Much More At

 

Knockanure Community Centre,  Contact:  068/49799. Classes designed to provide patient instruction and inspire confidence in the use of the internet.  Computers can be provided or you can bring your own.

 

ADVICE: North and East Kerry Information Officer Philomena will be at the Knockanure Community Centre every Monday from 1.30 to 3.3opm, (except the second Monday of each month).

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT Listowel: Friday  (6th Oct.). The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

MEETING: The Diocesan Assembly “How can parish support family life?” will take place on Sunday 15th October in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee from 2.00-6.00pm.

 

BEST WISHES to Dr. Lisa McAuliffe of Lower Athea, daughter of John and Denise, who recently graduated with a PhD in Food Science and Technology from UCC.

 

BADMINTON in Moyvane continues every Monday and Wednesday nights at 8pm. All welcome.

 

TIDY TOWNS; Knockanure 266 (+5); Moyvane 287 (+6), concluding Remarks, Moyvane was a pleasure to visit and to experience it’s Nature Trail, well done on all community achievements over the past few decades. Listowel received 329 marks. Countless hours have been contributed by volunteers to the cause, we thank them for their dedication.

 

PAINTING OF MOYVANE CHURCH - painting date is now fixed to start on Monday October 9th.  Our Church will be closed until Friday 17th November. SATURDAY VIGIL & SUNDAY MASS will take place in the MARIAN HALL at the usual times of 7.30pm and 11am except for the Festival Weekend.

 

DRAW: There was no winner of the €5100 Knockanure GAA jackpot for Friday 29th September 2017.

 

Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 14, 17.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Eleanor Hickey, Main St. Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry; 2.Maurice O'Connor, Mike the Pies; 3. Mike Collins, Lisaniska, Kilmorna; 4. Josephine Kennelly, Lisselton, and 5. Jim Greaney, Kilmorna. Next draw to be held on Friday 6th October with jackpot to be €5200.

 

ROAD WORKS: Summary of upcoming road works from Murphy Group. L1021 (Moyvane to Anamoy Bridge). Road closure from 28th Sept to 6th Oct. Road open in evenings and at weekends. Local access facilitated + diversion in place. L1015 ( Glen road out of Moyvane) Road closure until 20th Oct. Local access facilitated and diversion in place. Road closure is 24hrs currently but may change if site conditions allow. L1020 (Knockanure Graveyard to N69 junction at Skehanierin. Coilagurteen Road). Road closure until 15th December. Road open at night and at weekends. Local access facilitated + diversion in place. We expect pipe laying works within Moyvane to have a duration of 6 weeks and traffic management will be via a traffic light controlled shuttle system. The works will include 4 no directional drills which will minimise the excavation within the village. There are no planned outages during these works.

 

DEATH took place of David Harman of Cahirdown, Listowel, on 24th September 2017, his kindness at Listowel Factory is still remembered.

 

DEATH of Mike Parkes of Athea, and West Wight, on September 29th 2017. Survived his wife Amina, their children Trish, Andrew, David and George, and grandchildren Aoibhe, David, Saoirse and Róisín, his brother Tony, sister Elizabeth and sister in law Louise. Predeceased by parents Philip and Louise (Peggy) Parkes and sister Paddy.

 

SYMPATHY: To the Meade Family, Aughrim on the death of their uncle Mossy Meade, Glin who died 31 August 2017, predeceased by his wife Bridget, brothers Johnny, Michael, Peter, and Jimmy and nephew Joseph Morrissey. Survived by his sons Maurice and Edmond, daughter-in-law Noreen, grandchildren Grace and Hazel, sisters Nellie and Mary, brother Paddy, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

 

 ANNIVERSARIES: Joan McEnery, Patsy Fogarty, Eddie Langford, Jerry O’Regan, Gerard F Horgan, William Stack, Fr. Sean Danaher, Pat Furlong, Mary E Carpenter, Denis Flaherty, Mai Mullane, Ellen Dowling, Tom Connolly, Jim McCarthy, Pat Stanley, Sr. Mary Aquin O’Carroll, Nell Byrnes, James Moore, Sr. Ann Doyle, Patsy Healy, Bridie Lynch, Sean Dowling, Sr. Catherine Colbert, Sr. Dympna Nunan, Joan Mulvihill, Mary Ellen Flaherty, Paudie Shanahan, Joe O’Connor, Tommy Stack, Michael Moloney, Mass in Moyvane; Mon 2nd  at 7.30pm for Vincent Walsh, Upper Aughrim & Ballylongford 

 

 (Months Mind); Tues   3rd  at 7.30pm for Willie Stack, The Hill (Anni) & Deceased of the Stack Family;  Fri  6th  at  7.30pm for Joe O’Connor, Kilbaha; Sat  7th at  7.30pm for Mary Ellen Flaherty, Keylod; Sun 8th at 11.00am for                Henry Stackpoole, Aughrim, his wife Bridie & Deceased Family Members. Mass Knockanure on Sun 8th at  10.00am for Tommy Stack, Keylod (1st Anni)

 

ROSARY: The Feast of the Holy Rosary is celebrated on Saturday 7th October.  Rosary will be recited before the Vigil Mass at the Grotto at 7.15pm. 

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Thurs 5th Oct in Knockanure and Fri 6th Oct in Moyvane.

 

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

 

LOCALS at St John’s; Sat 7th SPLINTERS, Mary Kennelly and Brenda Fitzmaurice team up to launch Splinters, their book of Mary’s Poetry and the exhibition of Brenda’s artwork.  This project, which deals with religious imagery, wonders who this Jesus was, Son of God or Christo-Roman invention.  Book published by Evensong, launch at 8pm Sat 7th.  All welcome.

 

A SPECIAL CONCERT WITH THE THREE TENORS on 28th November in the Church of the Assumption here in Moyvane, tickets available from numerous outlets. 

 

GLÓRACH FILM NIGHTS:  Next up is ‘Singing in the Rain’ which will be screening on Wednesday, October 4 at 8 pm.

 

TEA DANCE:  Tea dancing resumes on Sunday, October 8 at Fr. Casey’s.  Dancing to Paddy Quilligan from 3-6pm.  Teas served.  This is a fund raiser for WL102fm organised by the Wednesday Club.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, October 4 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex.

 

JOURNAL: Athea Parish Journal is being prepared again this year.

 

RAMBLING House: Benny Thade McCarthy’s  Rambling House on Monday Night October 2nd at 9pm at Fr Casey’s Club House, Abbeyfeale. All singers, storytellers, musicians and dancers all welcome to attend. Rambling House will be held in Ardagh Hall in conjunction with Ardagh/Carrigkerry Comhaltas on Saturday October 14 at 8pm.

 

TO CELEBRATE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY the Listowel/ North Kerry Mental Health Team will host a number of events on Friday next  6th October, Commencing with Meet & Greet in the Mermaids @ 10am, followed by a Walk for Health in the Town Park and back to the Mermaids again for Tea/Coffee and a chat.

 

ALZHEIMER'S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person, do you have time to spare?  We are looking for volunteers to help out in the Alzheimer's Day care Respite based at Listowel Family Resource Centre.  For further details contact Bridie 068-23584/086-8556431.

 

CBS Celebrates 90 years. All past pupils of the CBS The Green Tralee are invited to join in the celebrations Friday 6th Oct at 1.30.

 

TALK: 500 years after Martin Luther – A lecture entitled ‘500 Years after Martin Luther – The Reformation and Its Legacy in Kerry’ by Ven Simon J. Lumby, Archdeacon of Limerick, Aghadoe & Ardfert and Rector of St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney takes place on Tuesday 3rd October at 7.30pm in the Rose Hotel Tralee

 

BUS  to Clonfert, Wednesday, 18th October .Tel: (087) 7456092.

 

CLASSES: North Kerry College of Further Education, Listowel.  Final places available in our Night Classes beginning Wed. 4th October.  Enrolment Mon. 2nd October 7-9 pm or contact Maria Fitzgerald on 086 0289958. QQI Level 5 HealthCare Module Care for the Older Person; Introduction to Social Media - Computer Course; Introduction to Photography; Irish Language Conversation Class

 

CHORAL: Kerry Choral Union: Meet every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Collis-Sands House, Oakpark, Tralee. All welcome. Information ring 068 45812.

 

LADIES DAY at Limerick Racecourse 8th of October.

 

TREE Day for Primary Schools on 5th October, Oak Trees are being made available, also the Tree Council have a list of walks.

 

FAMINE: Listowel & District Historical Society presents a series of lectures during the month of October as follows: Thursday October 5th – Great Famine in Listowel & North Kerry by Bryan MacMahon Based on his recently published book.

 

NEW BOOK –Professor John Coolahan recently launched his book “Towards the Era of Lifelong Learning – A History of Irish Education 1800 – 2016.”

 

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

 

MUSIC Workshop in Killarney Contact Tomás Kenny for more details on 086 3683778.

 

CONCERT: The Agnes (Aggie) Kennelly Memorial Gala Concert in aid of Pieta House will be held in Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh on Friday October 6 at 8pm. The following Artists will take part. special Guest, Mairead Buicke, one of Irelands leading Soprano, and Jean O’Brien, accompanist, Anne Phelan, Violinist with R.T.E. Saint  Molua’s Church Choir with Sean Moriarty choirmaster.  The Priests, Fr. Tim Curtin Canon Tony Mullins, and Fr. Liam Enright. Michael Nash,  Limerick’s famous Tenor, Olivia Meehan,  the 11 yr old with the magic voice, Michael and  Fiona Collins on Mandolin, and  Seamus  and Johnny Hunt  , N.C.W. Pipers.

 

SHANNONSIDE WOMENS GROUP – Clothes collection will take place on Thursday 12th Oct. from 8 to 10am in the church carpark. All clothing, bags, boots, curtains etc. are all acceptable but no duvets or pillowcases. All proceeds in aid of St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert.

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR MEN Eight Week Course Start Date – Monday 16th October 1.00pm – 3.30pm Topics to be discussed are: Listening and communicating, Managing stress,  Being assertive, Handling feelings, Handling criticism and praise, Dealing with conflict, Building self-confidence, Making good decisions, Setting goals, A weekly €3.00 contribution will be required. Contact Toni Clarke for a place on 068 – 23584.

 

CIORCAL COMHRÁ Listowel ag tosnú Dé Deardaoin, 5iú Deire Fomhair I Christys, 8.30 – 930pm. agus ar an gcéad Deardaoin de ghach mí as sin amach. Bí linn. Caint agus craic. Fáilte roimh cách.

 

CONFERENCE: The Irish Province of the Augustinian Friars in association with: The Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, present a Conference Marking the Fifth Centenary of Martin Luther’s Reformation

 

“OUT OF LOVE FOR THE TRUTH AND FROM DESIRE TO ELUCIDATE IT”

 

October 7th, 2017, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

 

MAN on The BRIDGE, details of the launch night for the brand new Man on the Bridge photobook.

 

We will be launching the photobook in Pearse Street Library in city centre Dublin on the 24th of October from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

 

SINGING: West Limerick Singing Club will host the 9th Annual Singing Weekend in honour of Gary McMahon from October 20-22 in Abbeyfeale. The entry forms and rules for the newly composed traditional ballad competition are available from 087-2293636.They have their Rambling House every  First Friday.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASS with Anne McAuliffe resuming on Wed., 4th October, 2017, from 3pm.  onwards in the Seanchaí Centre, The Square. 0876736337.

 

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

 

BUS TO FAMILY FUN DAY:  Limerick Diocese launches its preparations for World Meeting of Families 2018 with a 'Free Family Fun Afternoon in the grounds of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Sunday October 8, more on (068)51915 during mass times or contact Fr. Tony Mullins .

 

MISSION Month www.wmi.ie

 

DUE TO PAINTING of Church; SATURDAY VIGIL & SUNDAY MASS will take place in the MARIAN HALL at the usual times of 7.30pm and 11am except for the Festival Weekend. 

 

 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT FOR FESTIVAL WEEKEND IN MOYVANE (Bank Holiday Weekend)

 

All three Parish Masses will take place in KNOCKANURE CHURCH.  The times are as follows: 

 

 Sat October 28th Vigil Mass at 6pm and also a Mass at 7.30pm 

 

Sun October 29th 11am Mass (CLOCKS GO BACK) – Note ONE Sunday Mass only

 

 TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28TH – A SPECIAL CONCERT WITH THE THREE TENORS

 

This will be a very special evening in the Church of the Assumption here in Moyvane.  We will have a very special Concert with the Three Tenors (see picture).  With Advent and Christmas, drawing near the Concert will feature appropriate songs and music to set our heart and minds dancing in anticipation of the Christmas Season.  Secular favourites will all ring out in our newly painted Church.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Tickets €25 are available from this weekend on.  This ticket will get you into the concert and your ticket stub will be entered in a raffle for loads of prizes including Christmas Hotel Breaks, Turkeys, Meal Vouchers, Christmas Gifts plus many more surprises.  Tickets available from the following contacts: Parish Office           068/49308          (office hours)

 

Mary     087/6328104        Knockanure

 

Jackie    087/4122269        Moyvane

 

Noreen                087/7595879        Listowel Area  

 

Marie    087/7442554        Lixnaw Area

 

Geraldine            087/7971504        Athea Area

 

Holly’s Gala Supermarket & Moyvane Post Office

 

Moyvane Bingo (Thurs)     Flying Saucer, Listowel

 

After all weekend Masses in Moyvane and Knockanure

 

If you can sell some tickets, please get in touch with Jacqueline in the Parish Office, or Fr. Kevin.

 

THOUGHT: Admonished for his lack of familiarity with twentieth-century science, Sundar Singh said, "What is science?" "Natural selection and survival of the fittest," he was told. "Ah," Sundar Singh replied, "but I am more interested in divine selection and the survival of the unfit." Sadhu Sundar Singh.

 

WORMS: Long ignored and dismissed as unscientific and crude, are intestinal worms destined to be the future of autoimmune disease treatments? Hookworms. Intestinal parasites. They sound gross. The thought of having one's gut infected with a parasitic worm generally makes people's skin crawl. Indeed, intestinal worms, like hookworm, have a bad reputation among health experts, and have been the subject of fierce public health campaigns seeking their eradication. However, researchers have also documented the gut healing abilities of parasites like hookworm.

 

https://www.celiac.com/articles/24887/1/Are-Intestinal-Worms-the-Future-of-Autoimmune-Disease-Treatment/Page1.html

 

SEANCHAI; Wednesday October 18th 2017 – Tim Enright: Forgotten Man of Listowel Letters, With Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Michael DeMordha, Vincent Carmody & Martin Moore

 

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

 

IRELAND AND LATIN AMERICA

 

A CULTURAL HISTORY CHAPTER 127

 

London (Colindale newspapers section), the U.S. Library of the Congress, Harvard, and other

 

universities associated with the Centre for Research Libraries. Initially designed as a weekly complement to the Standard, the Southern Cross was founded in 1875 by Patrick Joseph Dillon (1842-1889), a controversial Catholic priest who arrived in 1863 in Argentina to serve as the Irish chaplain in the southern districts of Buenos Aires province and the Falkland Islands. With an interest on the support that could be obtained from the landed elite of the Irish community, Fr. Dillon was an influential figure in its internal politics and later in the province of Buenos Aires and the country. Representing a group of conservative Irish and Irish-Argentine landowners, in 1880 Patrick J. Dillon was elected MP in Buenos Aires, and in 1883 senator to the national parliament. He launched the Southern Cross“to supply the want of an Irish and Catholic organ in the country” (circular of November 1874, in Marsha

 

ll 1996: 13). Succeeding editors Michael Dinneen and William Bulfin imprinted a strong nationalist character to the Southern Cross, and since the editorship of Miguel Quinn –the first Argentine

 

-born editor –the paper has been exclusively aimed at Irish and other Catholics. The Southern Cross continues to be published as a monthly bulletin addressed to the Irish community in South America. Its contents are eminently Catholic and Irish, with news from Ireland and Australia. In the offices in Buenos Aires there is a complete collection, and certain periods can be consulted in microfilm in Harvard and other universities in the U.S. and Ireland.

 

Full story at

 

http://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/45125/1/MURRAY.pdf

 

 

 

The Dingle Food Festival is a non-profit festival. Our aim is to showcase the incredible produce the Peninsula has to offer, whilst at the same time allowing you to sample the hospitality here. The festival team is drawn from the local community and a huge thank you to all on the committee and the volunteers who help us.

 

https://youtu.be/uxjJZ9eooss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. John's Theatre

 

OCTOBER PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2017

 

 

 

Wed 4th

 

MALA & FYRMOON

 

Folk, Country and Bluegrass from the Swiss Mountains featuring Mala (vocals, fiddle, mandolin and guitar) Stephan (vocals, guitar, dobra, mandolin and bass) and Vincent (vocals, bass, guitar and percussion).

 

 

 

 

 

Thu 5th

 

THE CASEY SISTERS

 

High-End Irish traditional music featuring Nollaig and Maire – fiddles and Mairead – harp and vocals.  There latest album, Sibling Revelry has been widely acclaimed.

 

 

 

 

 

Fri 6th

 

PULLED

 

An uncompromising comedy drama by Niamh Moroney about two man-eating young ones, the social media generation and the going out routine after a long week of work.  What madness can a regular Friday night bring.  Presented by Central Arts, Waterford and Devious Theatre, Kilkenny.

 

 

 

 

 

Sat 7th

 

SPLINTERS

 

Mary Kennelly and Brenda Fitzmaurice team up to launch Splinters, their book of Mary’s Poetry and the exhibition of Brenda’s artwork.  This project, which deals with religious imagery, wonders who this Jesus was, Son of God or Christo-Roman invention.  Book published by Evensong, launch @ 8pm Sat 7th.  All welcome.

 

 

 

BAKING: Kearney’s Home Baking is listed as a Finalist in the Irish Food Awards ‘Blas na hÉireann. The winner will be announced on September 30th.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Christina Ahern of Athea and Noel Brosnan of Templeglantine on their recent marriage, the bride’s grandmother is from Knockanure.

 

BOOK: Liam O’Mahony launched his book Limerick and Kerry Railway Twilight Years at Newcastle West Library on Friday, September 22, launched by author Patrick O’Connor from Newcastle West. It is 150th anniversary of the coming of the railway to Newcastle West.

2017 September 27 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

DIGITAL Skills for Citizens, free computer and internet training, will take place at Listowel Community Centre beginning Friday, 29th Sept. For more information or to book your place, call Enda on 089 420 7708.

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Next Fri 29th in Duagh.  Thurs 5th Oct in Knockanure and Fri 6th Oct in Moyvane.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Leahy of Knockanure and Manhattan who recently won the Listowel Celtic Lotto.

 

MOYVANE YOUTH CLUB are holding their AGM on Wed 4th October in the Marian Hall at 8pm.  A new committee will be put in place at that meeting.  If the required number of leaders (volunteers) are not found the Youth Club will not go ahead this year. 

 

DRAW: There was no winner of the 5000 euro Knockanure GAA Lotto jackpot for Friday 22nd September. Numbers drawn were 9, 10, 16, 22. Lucky dip winners of 25 euro each were; 1. John Long, c/o Kevins; 2. Billy Leahy, Trien; 3. Donal Enright, Enright's Bar, Moyvane; 4. Noelle Devlin, Glin, and 5. Tom Condon, Aughrim, Moyvane. Next draw to be held on Friday 29th September with jackpot rising to 5100 euro.

 

TEA DANCE:  Tea dancing resumes on Sunday, October 8 at Fr. Casey’s.  Dancing to Paddy Quilligan from 3-6pm.  Teas served.  This is a fund raiser for WL102fm organised by the Wednesday Club.

 

LEARN TO DANCE WITH JOSEPHINE:  Classes in sets, waltzing, foxtrots etc start in the Top of the Town, Athea on Monday, September 25 from 8.30-10.30pm , Tuesdays in the Railway and Wednesdays starting this Wednesday, September 27  in Fr. Casey’s learn sets from 8.30 – 10.30pm.  Further information from 087 09267037.

 

GLÓRACH FILM NIGHTS:  Next up is ‘Singing in the Rain’ which will be screening on Wednesday, October 4 at 8 pm.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Thursday 5th October 2017 at 9:30am - 1pm A FREE workshop on supporting healthy family life Babies/Toddlers are welcome to attend.    

 

CHOIR: Listowel Folk Group, meet every Thursday night in the KDYS, Upper Church St. from 7.30pm. to 8.30pm. We are currently recruiting new members to join us. Please come along to the KDYS Centre on a Thursday night as we would love and appreciate any new members. Ballylongford Folk Choir would welcome new members.  Practice every Thursday night at 9pm. The adult church choir Abbeyfeale will resume rehearsal on Wednesday, September 27 at 8pm in the Church,  

 

BINGO: Fundraiser Bingo in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford 23rd Sept. after 7 o’clock mass in aid of a lift for the Hall.

 

BEST Wishes to Eddie Browne on winning his 2017 All-Ireland Minor Medal.

 

TOASTMASERS on Thurs 28th Sept. at 8pm. in the Arms Hotel. Open night takes place on Thurs 12th Oct. All welcome.  Further details contact 087 2193670. West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, October 4 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex  NCW.                                                          

 

COOKERY: Being Creative with Leftovers – a cookery demonstration with Mark Doe will take place in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee at 8pm on Thursday 28th Sept. This event is free and all are welcome. Please register in advance at 064 663 244.  This initiative is a diocesan response to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si challenge “whenever food is thrown out, it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor”.

 

COACH TO KNOCK: Dominican Pilgrimage Sunday October 8th leaving Tralee at 7.30am. Contact O’Sheas on 066 7180123 to book a place.

 

SYMPATHY:  To Eileen Scanlon & family, Leitrim West on the death of her brother-in-law

 

Timothy O’Connell, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel. 

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Maeve Goulding, Michael Kiely, Tom Dillon, Con McMahon, Jim Hudson, Brendan O’Carroll, Catherine Mulvihill, Paddy Leahy, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Lynch, Mossie Culhane, Bridget Dillane, Michael Joe Enright, Patsy Byrne, Gerard Relihan, Peg Flaherty, Rosaleen Galvin, Jackie Hassett, Fr. Tim Buckley, Bridie Pelican, Mass in Moyvane  Wed 27th at 7.30pm for Gerard & Joan McEnery; Thurs 28th at             7.30pm for Mikey Joe Enright, & Deceased of the Enright Family ; Fri 29th   7.30pm for Nellie O’Connor, Glin Road; Sat  30th at  7.30pm for Mike Lynch, Leitrim Middle and Sun  1st at 11.00am for Charlie Brosnan & Deceased of the Brosnan family, Barragougeen.  Mass Knockanure Sun 1st at 10.00am for Timothy O’Connell, Knocknagoshel (Rec Dec) Brother-in-law to Eileen Scanlon, Leitrim West.

 

CONCERT: On Tuesday 28th Nov at 8pm, Moyvane will be having a Super Concert with the Three Tenors and Guests.  They will provide us with Advent, Christmas and Secular music and songs, more details later.

 

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

 

SAMARITANS “You can’t underestimate the power of listening” Volunteer with us, come along to our information evenings Saturday 30th Sept. at 12noon / Sunday 1st Oct. at 3pm. and Monday 2nd at 7.30pm, at our centre, 43/44 Moyderwell, Tralee. 

 

SHANNONSIDE WOMENS GROUP – Clothes collection will take place on Thursday 12th Oct. from 8 to 10am in the church carpark. All clothing, bags, boots, curtains etc. are all acceptable but no duvets or pillowcases. All proceeds in aid of St. Mary’s Church Tarbert.

 

LISTOWEL GIRL GUIDES are enrolling new members-girls of 10-14 years on Mon. 25th Sept at 6pm in Presentation Primary School. Places limited. Come along for more information.

 

ALZHEIMER'S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person, do you have time to spare?  We are looking for volunteers to help out in the Alzheimer's Day care Respite based at Listowel Family Resource Centre.  For further details contact Bridie 068-23584/086-8556431.

 

 

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 26th, A Man Called Ove – Film Club. Directed by Hannes Holm, a Norway/Sweden film preaching togetherness as the key to happiness and strikes a delicate balance between barking mad comedy and melodrama.  In association with Access Cinema.

 

Fri 29th        Dubliner’s Women. A play based on three short stories from James Joyce’s “Dubliners”.  Eveline, Clay and the boarding house shines a light on the lives of women in an old fashion storytelling style that is touching, funny and performed with gusto by a marvellous cast of three, featuring Katie O Kelly, Madi O Carroll and Gordan Quigley.

 

Sat 30th    Danny O Mahony, Tony Linnane, Mick Conneely

 

The best of traditional with Danny, All Ireland champion accordion player from Ballyduff, Tony Linnane – fiddle and Mick Conneely – bouzouki and fiddle. Details from 068 22566.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL,  will have their Open Night on Wed 4th Oct from 5p.m. – 8p.m.. All are welcome.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE  Open Night on Thurs 28th Sept. 2017 from 7.30pm to 9pm. Meet the teachers and view the fantastic facilities within the school. All are welcome.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL open night Thurs 26TH Oct 7pm-9.30pm

 

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

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a 'Cartoon Capers' workshop with Author and Illustrator Alan Nolan for children aged 8-12 yrs on Thursday November 2nd  (Mid Term) at 10.30 AM. The workshop is part of the Children's Book Festival which runs in Libraries all over Ireland in October / November this year.  Advance booking is necessary by calling Listowel Library on 068-23044. This is a free event.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Thursday 5th October 2017 9:30am - 1pm A FREE workshop on supporting healthy family life Babies/Toddlers are welcome to attend with family members Book in now and enjoy a FREE ‘mini’ massage before the event begins! Speakers Mary O Dwyer Speech & Language Therapy Manager HSE

 

“Supporting, encouraging and promoting language in babies and toddlers” Lorraine Hanlon, Play Therapist

 

“Supporting Babies & Children through Play”  Dr Ann Horgan Consultant Psychiatrist HSE

 

“Well Being for Mom and Family” Anne O Donnell Coiscéim

 

“Complimentary Therapies for Moms and Babies”  Information stands on the day include: HSE, Dr Maher Products, Natalie Curtin Reflexology, Listowel FRC, Maggie Large HerbalLife ,Nathalie Thornton Complimentary Therapies. Goodie bags for all moms!! Please contact Listowel FRC on 068-23584 Free Workshop but please book your place

 

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE provides a low cost home maintenance and minor repair service to senior members of North Kerry. For more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

 

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY – How Can Parish Support Family Life? –   Sunday 15 October in The Brandon Hotel, Tralee.  Registration at 2pm, starting at 2.30 pm concluding with light supper at 6 pm.  

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. Sept. 27th, 7.00pm-8.30pm;The Practise of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford (2 Weeks) September 28th to 5th October from 7-9 p.m.  Contact Centre 0667134276

 

REKINDLING THE PIONEER FLAME: Woodlands House Hotel Adare Sunday 1st October.  Registration 10.30 a.m.  Further Info: 0872852155/0863642619.

 

GARDENING COURSE: Have you an interest in Gardening or Landscaping. A Horticulture QQI Level 4 Course is starting at the LCETB centre, Abbeyfeale in September please contact 06831198 for further details.

 

 REUNION OF CLASS OF ’84.  Did you sit your Leaving Certificate at St. Josephs Secondary School, Abbeyfeale in 1984 or were you part of that class along the way?  If so, do join us at our reunion celebrations on Friday night October 20 @ 8pm, in "The Winners Circle Bar”.  Tickets €10 to cover finger food and DJ.   Please reply before Friday October 6 bytext to any of the following numbers: Annette 087 2025359, Maura 085 8473160, Christiane 087 9421608 or Mary 087 2724388.

 

COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES COURSE:   A course will run in NCW from Wednesday, October 11 for 13 weeks, it costs €50 and is free to those on a social welfare benefit.   The course aims to give families, individuals, community workers the tools to deal with and the understanding of drugs and alcohol in their community.  An open evening will be held at the offices of West Limerick Resources on Wednesday, October 4 at 7pm.  For further information contact Dearbhla 069 66293.

 

GOD HAS NO COUNTRY AT GLÓRACH:  The extraordinary story of the actions of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who defied the fascists during World War II, will be brought to the stage in the one-man play,God has no Country by Killarney man Donal Courtney. Through the actions of O'Flaherty, many lives were saved and it will be an intriguing experience to see this tale told on stage. The play will be coming to the Glórach Theatre on the evening of Thursday, September 28 at 8.30pm, with a Q and A session afterwards. Booking is essential at 0871383940.

 

FOOD BANK OPENS:  From Friday, September 22 the Street Life Food Bank will provide food for families and individuals in West Limerick.  The Bank will be open on Fridays at the Newcastle West Bible Fellowship, North Quay from 10am.  If you or someone you know is struggling to feed their family then the Street Life Food Bank is there to help.  Further information from 086 2157975.

 

BUS TO FAMILY FUN DAY:  Limerick Diocese launches its preparations for World Meeting of Families 2018 with a 'Free Family Fun Afternoon' in the grounds of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Sunday October 8.  There will be marching bands and a mobile farm, youth activities and child-friendly events, water zorbs and climbing walls, musical acts every hour and quiet prayer spaces, all brought together in a family Mass at 4pm on the steps of the Tara building in Mary I.   A bus is being organised  to travel to this event from Abbeyfeale,  tel. the sacristy on (068)51915 during mass times or contact Fr. Tony Mullins with the names of family members interested in travelling.

 

AWARE: weekly meetings are held in Tralee: Tuesdays at the CDP building, Rock Street at 8pm.

 

Killarney: 7.30pm Mondays, KDYS. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie

 

KERRY SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CO-OP: invites you to an information evening on renewable energy. Tuesday September 26th from 6.30pm to 8pm in Tralee Library, Moyderwell.

 

HUMAN LIFE INTERNATIONAL: Two pro-life world-renowned experts, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi and Prof Priscilla Coleman from the USA will speak on the link between abortion and breast cancer and abortion's harmful effects on women's mental health on Sat 30th Sept in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8 (near Huston Station)  9.30am to 4pm. Entry €20.

 

A DAY FOR LIFE 2017:  Sunday Oct 1st.  Leaflets available in Churches.  Log onto www.dayforlife.org 

 

THOUGHT: I refuse to allow the bullies of my past or the bullies of today to stop me from voicing my opinion with grace and tactfulness and sharing my faith with love and respect. Like the lone brave man who stood before hundreds of tanks on Tiananmen Square, I will stand firm for freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the freedom to speak my mind. I will hold firm, and I will not surrender to the bullies of political correctness, news agencies with political agendas, and those who consider me their enemy just because I disagree with their beliefs. Katherine Walden

 

RELIGIOUS FAITH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MATURITY develop in stages. Both affect one another. Each stage sets the foundation for the next. Come and study the stages of Religious Faith and Psycho-social development. Learn at what stage a child, teenager, young adult, middle adult, and older adult should be. Religious Faith and Emotional maturity impact each other. Study why some people get stuck in a particular stage and don't develop further. All are welcome. Classes, 7.00-8.30, beginning on Tuesday next,  September 26th in the Parish Meeting Room. Instructor: Fr. Sean O. Sheehy, Ed.D.

 

OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER CARDS:  available at the back of both Churches.   We will be praying this prayer at Masses and you are invited to pray this prayer in the family home.  For any further information on the World Meeting of Families log on to www.worldmeeting2018.ie 

 

PAPERS: Saline Observer, 2 October 1947

 

As top government officials in Washington prepared information on the food price situation for President Truman's study, upon his arrival home last weekend from his, South American trip, costs of some food items in several cities made new advances. In three of the country’s major cities—New York, Chicago and Washington—officials planned or studied proposals to inaugurate meatless days in an attempt to curb the skyrocketing prices. Urge Meatless Days In the nations, capital the District of Columbia commissioners urged residents to observe voluntarily two meatless days a week. There were similar plans proposed in New York, affecting hotels and restaurants. Chicago’s Mayor Martin H. Kennelly was to confer with food industry leaders to discuss ways to combat the rising food prices, including the possibility of starting voluntary meatless days. Note the Mayors ancestors are believed to be from Ballylongford.

 

 

 

Clare Sentinel (1892), 20 July 1894

 

Niagara’s Water ‘Power. A lively discussion is going on among electricians on the subject of the long distance transmission of Niagara water power. Early in May there appeared in a leading electrical journal an article in which Prof. E. J. Houston and Mr. A. E. Kennelly went elaborately into the question of how far the water power of the falls could be transmitted by electricity. The gist of their contention was that the power of Niagara Falls can be transmitted to a radius of 200 miles cheaper than it can he produced at any point within that range by steam engines of the most economical type, with coal at $3 per-ton; furthermore that “given a sufficiently large output, it might be commercially advisable to undersell large steam powers at twice this distance with no profit, in order to reduce the general expense upon delivery nearer home.” The article attracted wide attention not only among electrical engineers, but also in lay circles, and was promptly noticed by newspapers throughout the country. Dr. G. E. Emery, an eminent engineer replied to the article by a series of figures and statistics which went to show that Messrs. Houston and Kennelly had overestimated some of the points on which their conclusions were based, and underestimated others. For instance, the Houston-Kennelly estimate regarding the cost of the hydraulic works is $17.60 per horse power, as against Dr: Emery’s $140 per horse power. The former quotes Prof. Forbes, the electrical engineer of the Cataract Company, as testifying that “there can be little doubt that the efficiency • of our dynamos .may reach, at least, 98 per cent,”

 

https://digmichnews.cmich.edu/cgi-bin/michigan?a=d&d=ClareCS18940720-01.1.7&srpos=18&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-kennelly---------

 

 

 

Ploughing Match 2017

 

https://youtu.be/8_hKpUm5U7g

 

 

 

Craft Display Ploughing Championship

 

https://youtu.be/h3JOEBLpmzM

 

 

 

 

 

Music Ploughing Championship 2017

 

https://youtu.be/x-V4rsGPFmM

 

 

 

We celebrate the memorial of the Great Saint of Pietrelcina, otherwise known as Padre Pio.

 

https://tomperna.org/2017/09/23/12-quotes-from-the-great-saint-of-pietrelcina/

 

 

 

2017 September 20 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

PADRE PIO Meeting in Lixnaw, Tuesday, Sept. 19th (the 3rd Tuesday of the month).  The witness for September will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

 

KNOCKANURE: Dancing Classes starting back on the 20th September at 8:15pm Sharp.   Waltz, Jiving, Foxtrot, Line Dancing etc.  All age groups welcome.  No partner needed.  For more information, contact  087 6809249 or 068 49799.

 

SET DANCING at Clounmacon Community centre with Timmy Woulfe, begins Thursday 21st at 8.30pm, all are welcome.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mai McMahon, Sr. Johanna Leahy, Paddy O’Halloran, Fr Denis O’Sullivan, James Dower, Mai Broderick, Bridie Behan, Tom Kennelly, Bill O’Donnell, Sr. Maria Stack, Molly Chrisfield, Kevin O’Donovan, Bridget O’Connor, Mary Soder, Mary Joe Cronin, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard v Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Alphonsus O’Kane, Jon Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Dan joy, Bridget O’Connor, Maighread McCarthy. Mass in Moyvane; Mon 18th ay 7.30pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin, Barragougeen, & Deceased of the Galvin Family. Sat  23rd  at 7.30pm for          Thomas & Ellen Culhane, Glin. Sun           24th  11.00am for Jack (Martin) Mulvihill, (Month’s Mind). Mass Knockanure,  Sun 24th at  10.00am for Brendan Sheehy, U.K. &  Meen, (Rec Dec)

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  066/7134276: Current Events: Gathering for Parish Contact People: Bishop Ray Browne, Mon Sept 18Th 7pm-9.30pm. Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy (8weeks) each Wed starting Sept 20Th 7pm-8.30pm.

 

 DANCING Classes with Timmy Woulfe are as follows: Wednesday, September 20th: Ballybunion at Kilcooley’s. Thursday, September 21st: Clounmacon Community Hall.  Monday, September 25th: Moyvane Marian Hall.  All commence at 8pm.

 

SENIOR BADMINTON:  AGM is this Wed 20th at 8.30pm in the Community Centre.  All welcome.

 

JUNIOR BADMINTON is starting this Monday in the Community Centre 2nd and 3rd class training 5.30pm to

 

6.30pm.  Then from 6.30pm to 7.45pm  - 4th and 5th class will have training.  Then on Wednesday’s starting this Wed 20th – 6th class and secondary school students training from 5.30pm to 7pm.  There is still time for registration on these evenings.  New members most welcome.  

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Meeting in the Marian hall on Tuesday 19th at 9pm. 

 

ARE YOU A CARING PERSON, DO YOU HAVE TIME TO SPARE?  We are looking for volunteers to help in the Alzheimer's Daycare Respite in Listowel Family Resource Centre. Contact  Bridie at  068-23584/086-8556431.

 

THE BORO PLAYERS Moyvane Drama Group, Anyone who would like to get involved in their next production can contact Katie on 0870568209. Athea Drama Group, The play chosen for this year is a comedy entitled “The Second Honeymoon”.  Anyone interested in taking a part should come along to the Library at 8pm on Monday September 18th. New members would be especially welcome.

 

TIDY TOWNS: Nice display of flowers in Knockanure over the summer months, thanks to the dedication of all involved. The results of the National Tidy Towns competition will be released on September 25th

 

PLOUGHING Championship will be held in Tullamore, from Tuesday September 19 to Thursday September 21. Tom O’Connor will be running a bus from Abbeyfeale on Wednesday contact him on 087 2632096. Bus from Duagh, contact 068 45162.

 

CULTURE Night will be held on Friday September 22.

 

WIN: Limerick U21s hurling team won the All Ireland in Thurles recently.

 

TOASTMASTERS:  The first meeting of the season is in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, September 28 at 8pm.  Further details contact 0872193670.

 

KNOCK FROM ABBEYFEALE: Led by Abbeyfeale Legion of Mary on Sunday, 24th September –

 

Luxury Coach Leaving Church of Assumption, Abbeyfeale at 7.00 a.m. Cost €20.00. Further details and booking: Gerard O’Callaghan 087-2980841

 

THOUGHT: Let us give up our work, our thoughts, our plans, ourselves, our lives, our loved ones, our influence, our all, right into His hand, and then, when we have given all over to Him, there will be nothing left for us to be troubled about, or to make trouble about. - James Hudson Taylor. September 21st is “World Gratitude Day”.

 

REUNION, Abbeyfeale Class of ’84. Did you sit your Leaving Certificate at St. Josephs Secondary School, Abbeyfeale in 1984, or were you part of that class along the way.  If so, join us on our celebrations on Friday night October 20th at 9pm.Details from Annette 087 2025359, Maura 085 8473160, Christiane 087 9421608 or Mary 087 2724388.

 

DAY TRIP TO LISDOON Sat 23rd Sept. Depart Abbeyfeale 10.15am. Contact: Marie 0861032436.

 

TARBERT BRIDEWELL - are hosting a coffee morning in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation Friday 22nd of September from 10am until 2pm.

 

 TARBERT HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE SOCIETY – will resumed its activities at the Bridewell on Sat. 16th Sept. at 7.30pm.

 

 NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE provides a low cost home maintenance and minor repair service to senior members of North Kerry.For more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

 

VARIETY Dancing will commence in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Friday 29th September 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  All welcome.

 

LECTIO DIVINE.  Walk with God Resumes on Tuesday Sept. 19th for an hour after the 10.30am. mass in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel. New members always welcome.

 

ST. PADRE PIO TRIDUUM 2017:  A special Triduum will be held in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, NCW from 7-9pm on Wednesday, September 20, Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 with Mass and Devotions, Blessing and Veneration of 1st class relic.  Celebrant Fr. John Mockler of the Institute of St. Padre Pio’s Servants of Suffering.  All welcome.

 

CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: Every Thursday evening at 8pm in St. John’s Parish Centre. Rosary at 7.45pm. All are welcome to join us in praise, thanksgiving and prayer.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 20th, The Whistling Girl. Actress/ Singer Honor Heffernan and keyboard player Trevor Knight present a new cabaret/ speakeasy style show on the poems of Dorothy Parker which Trevor has transformed into songs.  With Garvan Gallagher – bass, Tom Jamieson-drums, Ed Deane-electric guitar, Ciaran Wilde-saxaphones and Bill Blackmore-trumpet.; Thu 21st, The Esposito Quartet, Classical favourites from the works of Mozart, Esposito and Beethoven.; Fri 22nd, Sean Keane in Concert. This event will be preceded by an art exhibition and a choral recital as part of Culture Night 2017;Tues 26th A Man Called Ove – Film Club, Directed by Hannes Holm, a Norway/Sweden film preaching togetherness as the key to happiness and strikes a delicate balance between barking mad comedy and melodrama.  In association with Access Cinema.; Fri 29th Dubliner’s Women. A play based on three short stories from James Joyce’s “Dubliners”.  Eveline, Clay and the boarding house shines a light on the lives of women in an old fashion storytelling style that is touching, funny and performed with gusto by a marvellous cast of three, featuring Katie O Kelly, Madi O Carroll and Gordan Quigley.; Sat 30th, The best of traditional with Danny, All Ireland champion accordion player from Ballyduff, Tony Linnane – fiddle and Mick Conneely – bouzouki and fiddle. Details from 068 22566.

 

GLÓRACH THEATRE, ABBEYFEALE Donal Courtey brings his one man play, God has no Country to the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, September 28th at 8.30.  The play looks at the extraordinary life of Kerryman, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who defied the fascists in Rome during World War II.  Booking essential at 0971383940.

 

THE MUNSTER PIONEER GATHERING - takes place on 1st October 2017 in Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, Co Limerick. Registration is at 10.30 a.m. Tickets for the Gathering cost €30 each and the closing date for the purchase of tickets is Mon. 25th Sept. For further details contact Sorcha 086-3642619, sorchaol@gmail.com, or Jimmy 087-9773822 or Bridie 087-9039066.

 

MOVING ON: A NEW EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN IN KERRY The programme is  for women who are looking for work and who are based in or near Tralee, Listowel or Castleisland? We can provide training, support, work placements & links with employers. No previous education or work experience needed. FREE 2-hour ‘MOVING ON’ information seminars, contact Lisa Fingleton on 087/7101198 lisafingleton@newkd.ie or  Dolores Gallagher  087/7647446.

 

SSE Airtricity is inviting applications from community based projects in the locality of their Tournafulla Rathcahill, Dromada, and Athea Wind farms. The applications will be accepted within a 20km radius of the wind farms for projects that have an energy efficiency or sustainability theme; however preference will be given to projects within 5km of the wind farms. The closing date for applications is Friday, September 22. Contact their community development officer Anne Reynolds for more details. Tel: 01 655 6556 Email: annereynolds@sse.com

 

THE NEW COSMOLOGY: BIRTHING A NEW THEOLOGY. Sept 23: Birthing a new theology - Cosmology conference One day Conference & Reflection on The New Cosmology: Birthing a New Theology

 

Venue: Tara Building (Lime Tree Entrance) Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road Limerick.

 

Diarmuid O'Murchu, MSC speaks on subject.

 

LECTURE: IGS Knight of Glin memorial lecture at No. 1 Pery Square Hotel, Pery Square, Limerick, Sept 21st at 8pm. €10 entry.

 

FLEADH: Fleadh Cheoil 2017 - Biggest Fleadh Ever. Over 450,000 people attended over nine days of the largest traditional Irish music festival in the world. Numbers peaked at 100,000 on Saturday the 19th of August. They had 1,500 Fleadh Volunteers.

 

The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848) Fri 9 Jan 1835 Page 5

 

ENGLISH EXTRACTS.( Fight Ballyeigh).

 

Expecting a fight to take place between the Lawlor’s and the Cooleen’s at the fair of Ballyeagh, on

 

the 24th of June last, he went there with a party of sixty soldiers and twelve policemen. The Lawlor’s

 

were collected behind the tents, to the number of 200, with sticks. During the races all was quiet,

 

the Lawlors having undisputed possession of the ground; but at half-past three, he heard a cry of

 

‘”They are coming,” and saw the Cooleens approaching from the Listowel side. They had crossed from Clanmaurice by the new ferry, and came on in full array in their shirt sleeves, and brandishing their sticks. There could not be less than a thousand of them; and they were accompanied by about twenty women. The latter were for the purpose of carrying a supply of stones, which they brought in their aprons, as the place was a smooth strand and unprovided with that kind of ammunition. The Lawlor’s were more numerous than the Cooleen’s; but the latter had the advantage as long as their supply of stones lasted. They pursued the Lawlor’s among the tents. Witness finding his efforts to make sense quite ineffectual, rode off for the soldiers, with whom he returned towards the tents, and took several prisoners. The fight lasted two hours. Saw several people beaten severely. One man had his leg broken, and another lost an eye. The Lawler’s were finally victorious; and the Cooleen’s retreated in two bodies, one towards Rahoona, and the other to the Cashin River. They rushed in great numbers into one of the boats, which, owing to that circumstance, was upset. Witness heard a cry that people were drowning, and hastened to the place. The river was about

 

a quarter of a mile across. The shrieks of the people were heart rending. The boat had sunk; hats

 

and sticks were floating in all directions. Saw three or four men struggling for life on the Kilmore side

 

(the side to which the Cooloens had wished to cross). Several persons went into the water with horses to render assistance. When he came up, he heard persons exclaim that the people had been stoned, and prevented from landing. Mr. Hewson stated, that these factions have existed upwards of thirty years; and that he does not remember any year that a fight has not taken place between them at the races of Ballyeagh on the 24th of June. The people were determined, and would not be prevented. The great exciting cause of these fights, he said, is the pure love of fighting for its own sake.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Friday, October 09, 1863; Page: 4

 

SPORTING INTELLIGENCE- LISTOWEL Races October 6th and 7th 1863

 

Stewards—Earl of Listowel; Robert C. Hurley, Leslie Wren, George Sandes, Wm. C. Hickie, James D. Supple, and Henry M. Sandes, Esqrs. Clerk of the Course—Gerald M'Elligott.

 

These sporting events came off over a course all grass land, close to the town. The racing was good, but, as will be seen by the subjoined return, the fields were small. In the first heat for the Listowel Stakes, Rudiments just won by a neck, but unfortunately in the second go was put hors de combat by an accident referred to below. The attendance was very large, and most orderly, but the inclement state of the weather sadly interfered with the sport. On future occasion we would suggest to the stewards and parties connected with getting up the meeting the propriety of holding it at an earlier period of the year. The following is a return of the day's running :—

 

 

 

Races 2017

 

 https://youtu.be/iVIaVBbPhLc

 

 

 

 

 

'Without religion there can be no culture that contributes to human flourishing'

 

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2017/09/11/what-a-convert-from-islam-discovered-about-western-civilisation/

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Jack Goulding who was named Man of the Match in the All Ireland U21 B Championship Final, which was played at Semple Stadium on Saturday last, score Kerry 2-12, Wicklow 2-08.

 

SET DANCING at Clounmacon Community centre with Timmy Woulfe, begins Thursday 21st at 8.30pm, all are welcome.

2017 September 13 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

PADRE PIO Tuesday, Sept. 19th (the 3rd Tuesday of the month).  The witness for September will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

 

MOYVANE JUVENILE BADMINTON:  Parents of Juvenile players for the coming season are asked to register their children from 2nd class up on Monday September 11th at 7pm.

 

Congratulations to Rachel Stokes who came 2nd in the Dingle Marathon at a time of 3-09-07, the winning time was 3-04-45.

 

ROADS, before you travel please check what local roads are blocked, due to pipelaying.

 

GAA: Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €4800 jackpot for Friday 8th of September draw. Numbers drawn were 8, 15, 24, 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;

 

1. James Finucane, Abbeyfeale; 2. Teresa Holly, 24, O'Connell’s Ave, Listowel; 3. Mike Holly, 24, O'Connells Ave, Listowel; 4. Jerry Murphy, Dromerin, Listowel and 5. Billy Leahy, c/o Willie Leahy Trien. Next jackpot to be €4900 on Friday 15th of September.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Alzheimers support meeting Tues 11th Sept at 12.30pm.

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS: are extremely grateful to all who contributed to and the collectors at their recent Church Gate Collection in Moyvane/Knockanure.   €592 was raised.  Many thanks.  

 

SYMPATHY:  To Catriona Farrelly, Tubbertoureen on the death of her brother Eamon Farrelly of Moynalty, Co. Meath whose funeral took place during the week.

 

DEATH took place on 7th September 2017 of Mary Roche (née Walsh), Bedford, Listowel.

 

Mary, late of Coolkeragh, Ballydonoghue died on her 100th year. Mary, wife of the late Stephen and grandmother of the late Steve, and mother-in-law of the late Pat Foran. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Marie and loving grandmother of Pat, Bernie, Loretta, Norma, Colette, Patricia, Liam, and Eoin, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

Requiem mass for Mary was celebrated the 9th of September in Listowel Church, followed by burial afterwards in Gale Cemetery, Ballybunion Road.

 

DEATH has taken place of Sister Kathleen O’Connell, SHSP at the Convent of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate, San Antonio, Texas on Friday, August 18, 2017.  She was born in Glensharrold.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Kennelly, Michael Mulvihill, Fr. Joe Walsh, Sr. Mercedes O’Connor, Mary Kennelly, John Collins, Sr. Anthony O’Connor, Mary Broderick, Margaret Mullins, Brendan Daly, Br. William Kelly, Nora Galvin, Eamonn Riordan, Mary Vaughan, Teresa Joan Stack, Knight of Glin, Joan O’Keeffe, Bridie Moloney, Sr. Annunciata Curtin, Fr. Theo O’Sullivan, Bridget Brosnan, Margaret Daly, Geraldine Daly, Ned Moran, Michael J Nunan, Moira Griffin, Mass in Moyvane; Mon 11th at 7.30pm for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack (Anni) & Deceased of the Stack Family & Ned Scanlon. Wed 13th at 7.30pm for Carol Gorman (Rec Dec). Sat 16th at 7.30pm for Paddy Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni); Sun 17th  at 11.00am for  Pat Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim (Month’s Mind)

 

Sun 17th Mass Knockanure at 10.00am for Mary O’Carroll (née Butler), Tralee (Rec Dec), Sister-in-law to Mary O’Carroll, Knockanure Village.

 

 MASS on Tues  12th  at 10.30am, Special Intention (operation); Thurs 14th  at 10.30am, Opening School Year Mass Murhur N.S.  All welcome; Fri     15th at 7.30pm Mass of Healing.

 

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

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018:  In Knockanure on Sat 5th May 11am; Moyvane Sat 26th May 11am.

 

ARFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Human and Religious Development at Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy: 8 weeks starting 20th September 7- 8.30 p.m.

 

COMHALTAS Classes organised by  Athea Comhaltas branch will resume on Tuesday September 19th at the Hall. Registration for the classes will take place on Tuesday, September 12th in the Hall kitchen at 6pm.

 

PLAY; Athea Drama Group play chosen for this year is a comedy entitled “The Second Honeymoon”.  Anyone interested in taking a part should come along to the Library at 8pm on Monday September 18th. New members would be especially welcome.

 

MARRIAGE took place on 1st September 2017 of Jane Stackpoole of Athea (daughter of Margaret and Tom) to Michael Guinane (son of Nora and Mike). Fr. Michael Cussen performed the ceremony in Athea church. The bride was assisted by her sisters Christina and Jackie and Claire. The best man was Aiden Guinane along with P.J. Reidy and John O’Connor. Coleen Murphy was flowergirl and Shane Broderick and Jake Guinane were page boys.

 

TARBERT HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE SOCIETY – will resume its activities at the Bridewell on Sat. 16th Sept. at 7.30pm. Everybody welcome.

 

DAY TRIP TO LISDOON Sat 23rd Sept. Depart Abbeyfeale 10.15am. Cost: €30. Contact: Marie 0861032436.

 

N.K. COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION, Listowel. Hobby Courses & QQI Qualification Curses Enrolment for Night Classes will take place at the college as follows. Wed 13th of Sept., 7.00 -9.00 pm Mon, 18th Sept 7.00 -9.00pm. Wed., 20th of Sept 7.00 -9.00 pm, For further details 086 0289958.

 

KNOCK: Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 17th September, please contact Bernadette Hanrahan on 087-6019474 or James Carmody on 087-7789929.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold a 'Storytime' session on Saturday September 23rd at 11:00am. Suitable for ages 1-6, children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Marian Notes

 

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:  Culture night takes place throughout the county on Friday, September 22 and at the Glórach that evening will be celebrating local writers with an informal evening of song, poetry and drama. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne.

 

PLOUGHING: The National Ploughing Championship 2017 will be held at Tullamore from September 19-21 next.  Tom O’Connor will be running a bus from Abbeyfeale on Wednesday contact him on 087 2632096.

 

DRAMA CLASSES FOR CHILDREN:  Following on from Jo Jordan’s hugely successful drama summer camp and sold-out end of camp show, Glórach will host a series of classes to be taken by Jo and her Theatrix Theatre School team.  The classes will commence on Monday, September 18.

 

 ARA NA FÉILE:  Abbeyfeale Active Retirement will have their first meeting of the autumn on Wednesday, September 20 at 2pm in the Adult Education Centre, Mountmahon. 

 

 COURSE OPPORTUNITY: Exciting opportunity to learn new skills in a local course in Abbeyfeale with The Abbey Heritage Project. Contact Adrienne O’Connell at West Limerick Resources on 087 2773294

 

FREE COMPUTER AND INTERNET TRAINING COURSE: There is a new free Digital Skills for Citizens course taking place in Abbeyfeale library. The course will begin on Saturday, September 23 .

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  The Legion of Mary are going to Knock on Sunday, September 24, Contact: Patricia 087 9048659.

 

 BRIDGE CLUB:  Abbeyfeale Bridge Club will resume after the summer break Thursday September 14 at 7.30 pm in the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale.

 

COOKERY demonstration with Mark Doe “Being Creative with Leftovers” at 8pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Thursday 28th September.

 

DESIGNER MINDS - will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology after-school club in Listowel. 1 hour of fun, hands-on steam activities each week, for girls and boys who love to design, build and experiment.  Starts week of 11th Sept. Visit www.designerminds.ie or call 087- 6310411.

 

REUNION OF CLASS OF ’84.  Did you sit your Leaving Certificate at St. Josephs Secondary School, Abbeyfeale in 1984 or were you part of that class along the way?  If so, join us on our reunion celebrations on Friday night October 20 @ 9pm, in "The Winners Circle Bar”.   Please reply before Friday October 6 by text to any of the following numbers: Annette 087 2025359, Maura 085 8473160, Christiane 087 9421608 or Mary 087 2724388.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 20th ,The Whistling Girl; Thursday 21st ,Sean Keane in Concert and Tuesday 26th (a film) A Man Called Ove, details from 068 22566.

 

BOOK: On Friday 22 September at 7p.m. Newcastle West Library will host the launching of "Limerick & Kerry Railway: Twilight Years": a personal chronicle by Liam O'Mahony of the railway operations and the personnel who worked for CIÉ in West Limerick/North Kerry from the 1950's to the 1980's. The book also contains a reproduction of a 19th century illustrated travel guide extolling the attractions in the hinterland. Also included are original documents providing a full listing of the hundreds of shareholders who invested in the 1860's  construction of the Rathkeale & Newcastle Junction Railway and the outcome that befell them. The publication, published by the Great Southern Trail Ltd., hosts a wide range of photographs and colour posters as well as the local newspaper records of the years which witnessed the railway demise and the beginnings of the Greenway era. The book will be launched by Newcastle West native, Dr. Patrick J. O'Connor, following a slide show at 7pm to mark Culture Night as well as the 150th anniversary year of the coming of the railway to Newcastle West. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne ar an oíche.

 

GOD HAS NO COUNTRY AT GLÓRACH:  The extraordinary story of the actions of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who defied the fascists during World War II, will be brought to the stage in the one-man play, God has no Country by Killarney man Donal Courtney. The play will be coming to the Glórach Theatre on the evening of Thursday, September 28 next.  Booking is essential at 087 1383940.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY:  The Diocesan Meeting of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be held in Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, September 13. Mass will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament chapel at 8:00pm followed by meeting in St. Ita’s Day Care Centre. All Welcome.

 

 GARDENING COURSE:  Have you an interest in Gardening or Landscaping. A Horticulture QQI Level 4 Course is starting at the LCETB centre, Abbeyfeale in September please contact 06831198 for further details.

 

FRANCISCAN FRIARY, KILLARNEY From September to December the Franciscan Province of Ireland will run a series of free concerts at our Friaries around the country as a thank you to all the people who have supported the work and ministry of the Franciscans both locally and at national level. The date for the concert in Killarney is… Friday 15th September in Franciscan Friary, Killarney at 7pm.

 

POOR CLARE MONASTERY, CORK Vocations Afternoon, on the 16th Sept, 2-4.30p.m, at the Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd., Cork. May God reward you, and assuring you of our prayers.

 

TOASTMASTERS:  The first meeting of the season is in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, September 28 at 8pm.  Further details contact wwwtoastmasters.org or 0872193670.  West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex. 

 

COFFEE MORNING FUNDRAISER:  A coffee morning to help Kori Goad World Champion Kickboxer and Boxer travel to New York World Games will be held in Mountcollins Commuity Hall on Sunday, September 24 at 11.30am.  Kori is fighting for a chance to get to the Olympics. We’d really appreciate all the support you can give:  Tea/Coffee, Cakes, Biscuits , Home Baking , meet the champ and have your photo taken with her.

 

MEETING FOR RETURNED LAY MISSIONARIES & VOLUNTEERS: Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or lay missionary in Africa, Asia or South America? Would you like to meet up with like-minded people to discuss issues of mutual concern? Join us for our first meeting which takes place on Wednesday, Sep 13th @ 7.30 p.m. in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney.  For more info email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468 to confirm attendance.

 

WATER being cut from us, helped to reflect on the time when the older generation were always drawing water from well, stream of had barrel under down pipe. Just in case there is another breakdown in supply, it would be useful if we were reminded of the many springs in the locality and also many have their own supply and would share their neighbours in an emergency. I am told some used bottled water to flush their toilet, even though, there plenty was falling from the sky.

 

BRING A BIT OF ROMANCE BACK INTO YOUR MARRIED LIFE: Next programme starts October 6-8. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email info@retrouvaille.ie or visit www.retrouvaille.ie.

 

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR CITIZENS: Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet if available. Enda O' Callaghan Senior Trainer.  Phone: 089 420 7708  Email:   iolar.secure@gmail.com

 

HOPE FOUNDATION:  Conor McAuliffe and Caoime Pegley from Abbeyfeale will be travelling to Kolkata next Easter. They will speak at all Masses in Abbeyfeale on the weekend of September 16/17.   Tournafulla’s Rachel Doody who is also travelling is organising a fundraiser on Saturday, September 23 – a 5K/10K Run Walk fr