LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €7300 jackpot on Friday 6th December. Numbers drawn were 6, 7, 29,and  31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Nick, Dan, Chloe, Cian c/o Eleanor Goulding; 2. Teresa Whyte, Behins; 3. Helen Smith, Athea; 4. Bridget & Gerard O’Connor, Inchamore, and 5. Mary Horgan, Kilmorna. Our last draw for this year will take place on Friday 13th December with jackpot up to €7400. We will resume our draws in the new year beginning with the €7400.

 

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to thank the patrons of both local and beyond for all the support you’ve provided throughout the year.  We as a club have seen wonderful new developments in the club such as the redevelopment of our pitch and we look forward to an even better 2020. All at the club would like to wish our supporters a very Healthy Safe Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in 2020.

2019 December 25 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

CHRISTMAS Eve Mass; Moyvane at 6pm and 8.30pm; Listowel 5.30pm and 8pm. Christmas Day mass –Knockanure 10am and Moyvane at 11 am. Listowel 9an and 11.30am.

 

NANO NAGLE FUNDRAISER:  in Mairead’s Bar on Saturday 28th December at 9.30pm.   Any unwanted Christmas gifts can be donated to Jimmy for his raffle and can be dropped into Holly’s shop. 

 

MOYVANE BADMINTON TABLE QUIZ:  In Speedy’s on Saturday 28th at 9pm

 

SIVE will be performed at Listowel Boys School Hall on 18th of Jan. in aid of Sean Stakelum Fund.

 

ADORATION ON CHRISTMAS DAY:  On Christmas Day we celebrate the birth of our Saviour and so we will have one hour of adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale from 5-6pm.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Kitty Boden, Noreen Buckley, Jim Sheehy, Sr. Marguerite Shine, Sr. Maura Carmody, Mary White, Michael Brosnan, Sr. Carmel Beasley, Jack O’Brien, Michael Dalton, Hannie Quinn, Tom Walsh, Mary Moriarty, Margaret Lynch, John Behan, Dan Shine, Willie O’Connor, Mary Stack, Timmy Dillane, Maureen Sheehy, Denny McEvoy, Sr. Rita Donegan, Tom Wright, Elizabeth Lynch, Michael Flanagan, Bea Galvin, Michael Moore, Pat Dalton, Der O’Connor, , Cathy Scannell, Peggy Mahony, John Joe Hanrahan, Sr. Magdalene Harnett, Paddy Curtin, Tom Enright. Mass Moyvane; Sat         28th  at 7.30pm  for Patrick Curtin, Aughrim; Sun 29th at 11.00am  mass for Connie Shine, The Village (Anni) & his parents Dan & Nora. Mass Knockanure Mon  23rd  at 7.30pm for Hannah & Ned Quinn, Beenanaspig, and Mass on Sun  29th at 10.00am  for Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Please note that Eucharistic Adoration will not take place Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  It will resume again on Tuesday 7th January in Knockanure and Wednesday 8th January in Moyvane.  

 

ATHEA JOURNAL is on sale at the usual outlets, Collins’ Shop, Athea, Moloney’s, Carrigkerry, Knockdown Shop, Holly’s, Moyvane & Ann Lyons’ Shop,  Abbeyfeale.

 

LISTOWEL MASS; (Please note the times) Christmas Eve –Tuesday, Dec. 24th 5.30 p.m. Children’s Mass with the Parish Folk Group & it will be broadcast live on Radio Kerry. 8.00 p.m. Mass of the Nativity with Parish Choir. Christmas Day Mass: Wednesday, Dec. 25th 9.00 a.m. Christmas Morning Mass. & 11.30 a.m. with the Parish Choir.

 

VIGIL: 6 p.m. Tarbert: Fr. Sean;  7 p.m. Ballylongford: Fr. Sean;  7 p.m. Ballybunion: Fr. Michael; 7.30 p.m.: Ballydonoghue: Fr. John. SUNDAY: 9.30 a.m. Asdee: Fr. Michael; 10.30 a.m. Ballylongford Fr. Sean;  11 a.m. Ballydonoghue: Fr. John;  11.30 a.m. Tarbert Fr. Sean; Ballybunion11.30 a.m.

 

KEYS: Set of keys found on the Glin Road, owner can have same by calling to the Parish Office. 

 

LIVE CRIB & MEMORY ROOM which is organised by our local Duagh Tidy Town’s Committee is back again this Christmas. Located behind St Brigid’s Church, the crib will be officially opened and blessed on this Saturday night (Dec.21st) immediately after the Vigil Mass. It is opened daily from10.00a.m. to 9.00 p.m. from now to January 6th.Do not forget to visit the Memory Room in the separate building opposite the entrance to the Crib. There are some lovely photos of our past and many memories of great people from Duagh in the room. Your kind donations will be used in the work of Duagh Tidy Towns and a donation will be given to the Parish.

 

CONNIE HARNETT SWIM:  The 6th annual swim takes place on New Year’s Day in Ballybunion.  Donations will be made to the Hope Foundation, Comfort Chemo in KUH and Ward 2D in CUH.  To date in excess of €39,000 has been raised for local charities.

 

KERRY LONDON ASSOCIATION AGM:   January 15, Sala Room, Crown Hotel, Cricklewood at 7pm. 

 

LAUNCH OF A NIGHT AT THE OSKARS:  The Winners’ Circle Saturday, January 4 at 9pm.  Films and roles will be announced on the night.  Rehearsals will commence on the week beginning Monday, January 13 and continue each week until  the week of Feb 3. 

 

AGM of Athea Credit Union was held in their office recently. Katie Sullivan gave an insight into the position of the Credit Union, saying it was in a very healthy position. Eibhlís Geoghegan read the minutes of the last AGM. Timmy Woulfe praised the dedicated staff and volunteers, himself and Patie Sullivan being the 2 longest serving members. Athea Credit Union is 51 years in existence. Mary Anne Stack thanked everyone for coming.

 

WALK: Ballylongford Tidy Towns The annual fundraising walk/run will take place on St. Stephens Day at 1pm with refreshments in the hall afterwards.  Registration in the Parish Hall from 12pm. 

 

Annual Bill Kirby Walk in Tralee on Dec. 26th.

 

ROADWORKS:  For up to date information during the Christmas Season contact Pádraig (Reach Active)  on 086/6072159 or Shane (KN Works) 087/9829576.

 

HURLING: The Charity Road Hurling competition will be held on Friday, December 27 from 11am outside  Ardagh Church and follow the usual route by Skehanagh and Cahermoyle and back to the village. All funds raised on the day will be donated to two local charities Milford Hospice Home Care, and the Night Daffodil Nurses (Irish Cancer Society),

 

WALK: The  annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Friday, December 27. Assembly is at the car park of the Rathkeale House Hotel, Rathkeale, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm . Bus Éireann services  from Kerry and Limerick stop a few metres from the hotel for those who wish to reduce their carbon footprint. Walkers will be transferred by  Coach House Travel courtesy shuttle coach from the hotel car park to Ardagh from where they will have a 5mile [8km] stroll (a shorter option can also be provided) along the old railway back to the Rathkeale House Hotel which is alongside the Greenway.

 

SWIM: Christmas morning dip; Be at the pier in Glin for 7.50am, photograph at 7.55am, followed by swim at 8am.

 

GLIN Castle Side-saddle Meet will take place on Sunday, December 29 at Glin Castle. Meeting in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and Leaving from Glin Village at 12noon.

 

RACING in Limerick begin on St Stephen’s Day.

 

WOOD TURNERS: The secretary of the Kerry Chapter of the Irish Woodturner Guild is Bob Cosgrave and  he has issued an invitation to local woodturners to come to their monthly meeting in Tralee on the second Tuesday of each month between 7-10pm.  Contact Bob Cosgrave 087 2833507 for further information.

 

DARTS TOURNAMENT:  Sunday, December 29 in The Ploughman Bar from 5pm.  Spots, Raffle for hamper.  Proceeds to Fr. Tim Galvin.

 

WRENBOYS NEEDED:  Paddy Finucane has put out a call for Wrenboys for the annual trip around the Hill on St. Stephen’s Day.

 

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  The landscape is lit up with the lights from Noonan’s house and garden.  They have been chosen as one of Energias Christmassy homes - text House 1 to 51155 to vote for Noonan’s Lights.

 

IRISH MASS ON RADIO NA GAELTACHTA: As part of the 150 Celebrations and at the request of Radio na  Gaeltachta,  the  9.00am  Mass  in  St.  John’s Church, Tralee on Sunday December 29th will be recorded for  broadcasting  at  11am  that  morning.  A gathering for all who wish to learn the Irish Mass responses for that Mass are invited to practice sessions in St. John’s Parish Centre on Monday 16that 6.30pm. Fáilte roimh cách.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  Fr. Casey’s, Sunday, January 12 from 3-6pm in aid of Fr. Martin Mc Cormack’s African Project.  Music by Donie Walsh and Anthony.  Admission €5.  Raffle on the day.

 

COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM:  A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5pm.  Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

 

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.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre  Vision Board Workshop: Juliana Murphy & Anne O'Donnell, Sun. 12th Jan. 2-5pm. Join this positive, up-lifting and fun hands-on workshop which allows you to create your own Vision Board with images and words that will attract what you want in your life. To be part of this Powerful Workshop Call Anne or Juliana on 087-2915343.  Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Certificate Course: Group Leader training to lead discussions on Faith, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer Catechesis based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Wednesdays 7 - 8.30pm beginning Wed. 15th Jan.

 

FAITH: The Diocese of Kerry will host a conversation on Faith in the face of life’s challenges in The Gleneagle Ballroom, Muckross Road, Killarney on Wednesday January 8th @ 8pm. Ian O’Connell, Killarney, Elma Walsh, Tralee, Anne Alcock, Killarney and Fr. Donal O’Connor will share how faith has enabled them to face what life has thrown at them and Deirdre Walsh, Radio Kerry, will chair the conversation. Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

LATIN MASS; The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Sun. 29 December at 12.00 Noon. More info from LatinMassTralee@gmail.com

 

AGE ACTION  Volunteers helped Age Action deliver digital literacy training to 2,591 older people in 2018 and helped carry out 9,456 jobs in the homes of older people which supports them to age in place.

 

NEW MOON 26th Dec.

 

OPEN DAY: Mary Immaculate College  On Sat 11th Jan (10am-1pm), Mary Immaculate College will give thousands of prospective students the opportunity to explore its Limerick campus and discover all that the College has to offer from its range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, extra-curricular activities and exceptional facilities.  The Open Day will be an invaluable opportunity for prospective students to get a real sense of the College and to get the information they need to make their final college choices.  For more information, see micopenday.ie.

 

JOBS: Ford to add 3,000 jobs in the Detroit area, invest $1.45 billion

 

Detroit, MI - Ford Motor Co. is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area and investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles. The company said Tuesday that about $750 million will go to the Michigan Assembly Plant in the Detroit suburb of Wayne, where 2,700 jobs will be added.

 

RAILWAYS: San Francisco Call, Volume 84, Number 138, 16 October 1898

 

SIX VERY SINGULAR RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD.

 

ONE of the most recently built of England's railways may claim the proud position of being the most singular of all. This is the Brighton and Rottingdean Electric Railway, opened in 1896, and demolished by the great storm of December 4 in the same year. Since then the havoc wrought by winds and waves has been repaired and traffic resumed. The rails of this single-track railway are laid in the sea, and the singular-looking structure pictured in the group rises from the water on four steel legs, which run on wheels on the rails. Propelled by the electric current, this car, which represents the company's whole locomotive and rolling stock, proceeds at a slow and stately glide on its four-mile

 

Journeys. A no less convenient than curious railway is the electric one which establishes communication between Lynton and Lynmouth on the coast of North Devon. Those two tiny towns are situated, one on the summit of a particularly tall cliff 700 feet high, and the other on the beach below. The railway climbs up this cliff almost perpendicularly. Do you know which is the highest railway In England? The Snowdon Mountain Railway occupies that proud pre-eminence. The first sod of this singular line was cut In December, 1894, and a year later it was opened. It starts from, the foot of that king of Welsh mountains at Llanberis and goes to the summit, a distance of four miles. There are six stations in all and the time taken on the journey is the not very thrilling one of an hour. If, however, the pace is not exciting: the scenery on the way Is; for, half-way up, the little train of an engine and one carriage passes a windy shoulder of the mountain between two sheer precipices. The gauge of this line is 2 feet 7% inches, and some of the gradients are 1 in 6%. From the highest railway in England to the highest in Europe Is a natural transition. This is the Rigi Railway, which carries tourists to the summit of the Rigi Kulm, 4472 feet above the sea. An Indian line, the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway, Is one of the most remarkable in the world, and Is also the highest, its Darjeeling terminus being situated on a giddy eminence 8000 feet above the level of the plains. At many points it is possible to see the curves above and below from the train, no fewer than seven tracks being visible at one place. The sharpest curves are at a place well named "Agony Point," where the train on two occasions almost describes a circle in its own length. One of the most striking features of a Journey up the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway is the sharp transition from the burning heat of the plains to the cold air and the snows of this great height. There is a "single line railway" now working in Ireland. The Listowel and Ballybunion Railway sounds like the invention of some mad humourist; but such a place as Ballybunion really exists. It is a very popular seaside resort in the southwest of Ireland. The distance between this point and the other terminus at Listowel is ten miles, and there is one intermediate station— that of Lisselton. The system on which this railway is worked is called the Lartigue Single Rail Elevated Hallway, and was the invention of a French engineer. This single-rail line, It should be explained at once, is not a single-track railway, but actually has only one rail for trains to run on. This rail is supported on iron trestle work at a height of three feet three Inches from the ground, and the locomotive and carriages are actually balance on it. There is nothing In Europe to compare with the extraordinary trestle bridges which carry American railways over the deep gullies and precipitous creeks found In many parts of the United States. They are of rough timber construction, sometimes rising to a height of 150 feet, and form a most complicated maze of timbers.

 

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2019 December 18 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on Tuesday 17th December AT 7.30PM.

 

ATHEA JOURNAL will be at the usual outlets, Collins’ Shop, Athea, Moloney’s, Carrigkerry, Knockdown Shop, Holly’s, Moyvane & Ann Lyons’ Shop, Abbeyfeale.

 

DEATH has taken place of Thomas Snr. (Tom) Culhane, Leitrim East, Moyvane, on the 9th of December, 2019. Predeceased by his brothers Mossie and Joe, nephew James. Survived by his wife Ina, daughter Doreen, son Thomas, grandchildren Catherine and Danny, brothers Patrick and Mick, sister Kathleen, son-in-law Donnacha, brothers-in-law Fr. William and Pat, sisters-in-law Mary, Penny and Edna, nephews Brian, Danny, Tony and Michael, nieces Elizabeth, Caroline, Joan, Elizabeth and Pauline, grandnephews, and  grandnieces. Requiem Mass  for Tom Culhane was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Friday, with burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane.

 

DEATH took place on 10th December 2019 of Mary Ellen Daly (née Diggin), 32 Bridge Road, Listowel and late of Ballinclogher, Lixnaw. Predeceased by her husband John, son Tom, daughter-in-law Geraldine, brothers Pat Joe, James, Thomas P and William. Survived by her sons Brendan and Leo, daughters Marie (Hilliard) and Teresa (Browne), grandchildren Laura, Avril, Karen, Joey, Aidan, Alan, Jason, James, Amy, Colin and Shane, great-grandchildren Eliana, Saoirse, Dylan, Isla and Ethan, brother Dessie, sister Teresa, daughter-in-law Bernie, sons-in-law John and Jack, sisters-in-law Cecelia, Eileen, Joan and Noreen, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

 

Requiem Mass for Mary Ellen Daly was celebrated in Listowel Church on Friday, with burial afterwards in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel.

 

DEATH has occurred of Con Healy, Moyvane North, Leitrim East & London, on the 11th December 2019. Survived by his wife, Noreen, daughter Ciara and her partner Denis, sister Noreen Dowling (Tarbert), brother Richard (Birmingham), brother in law John, sisters in law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Con Healy was celebrated at Moyvane Church  on Saturday, and Burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Walsh, Crissie Nolan, Mathew Thompson, Paudie O’Connor, Phyl O’Kelly, Eddie Carmody, Tom Moran, Sr. Dympna Mulvihill, Sheila Harnett, John Dillon, Bridie Cox, Sr. Loreto Relihan, Lila Carroll, Fr. Placid Nolan, John Mulvihill, Sr. Anna Patricia O’Connor, Michael O’Connor, Peg Meade, Neelie Buckley, Michael Carr, Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Margaret Carmody, Eileen Moriarty, Sheila Kerins, Nora Crane, Mary McKenna, Michael Foley, Kieran Hayes, Liam Foley. Mass Moyvane; Tues 17th at 7.30pm for Mickey Buckley, Glin Road (Months Mind); Wed 18th at  7.30pm for Ned & Sheila Buckley, The Village; Sat 21st at  7.30pm for James Hartnett, Leitrim West & his parents Maurice & Mary, and Mass on Sun 22nd  at 11.00am for Ned & Maureen Sheehy, Leitrim Middle.

 

Mass Knockanure on Mon  16th at 7.30pm for Kathleen Buckley, Bawnaraha, and Mass on Sun  22nd  at 10.00am for Willie O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna.

 

RESCHEDULED CONCERT - the Kerry Coral Union concert in Listowel Church, had to be rescheduled to Wed. 18th Dec. at 7.30pm due to last weekend’s storm.

 

YOUTH GROUP LISTOWEL invites you to our twist on The Nativity. Friday 20th December at 7pm sharp assisted by the Parish Folk Group. Open to everyone to come and enjoy.

 

PARISH COLLECTIONS ON THE RISE from Fr Kevin: I wish to really acknowledge those generous Parishioners who have come forward in recent weeks with donations of €250 plus to the Moyvane Parish Fund.  As an eligible charity, we are able to claim tax relief on donations of €250 or more in the tax year.   These great contributions together with donations from the Offertory Box Scheme help our parish greatly.  Very many thanks to those who have come forwards in recent weeks.  

 

PASTORAL AREA CONFESSIONS:  in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Monday 16th December at 8pm.

 

CAROL SERVICE - MURHUR  N.S:  The pupils of Murhur National School will be performing a Christmas Carol Service on Friday 20th December at 10:30am in Moyvane Church. There will be a special collection on the day for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (who were so generous and supportive of the O’Donoghue & Leahy families recently). The school extends an invitation to parents, grandparents, family, and friends.  All welcome. 

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  There may be a traffic light system in place on the Moyvane –Knockanure road next week. Info Pádraig 086/6072159.  Also, minor trenching and ducting works will take place next week on the Moyvane/Tarbert road under a stop and go traffic management system.  Info Shane 087/9829576.

 

THANK YOU FROM THE SENIOR CITIZENS:  The aforementioned committee wish to thank all who attended their annual Christmas Party, which was held on the 17th November.  Thanks to Fr. Kevin for celebrating Mass with us.  This Christmas Party would not be the success it is without the generous support of businesses in the Parish who continue, year in – year out, to give so many generous spot prizes.  A special thank you to main sponsors Irish Wire, North Cork Creameries, ICA Guild and to the Marian Hall Committee for the free use of the hall.  We wish each and everyone a Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year. 

 

WRENBOYS NEEDED:  Paddy Finucane of Abbeyfeale, has put out a call for Wrenboys for the annual trip around the Hill on St. Stephen’s Day.                                               

 

DVD of  Cailín Bán is on sale in local Glin shops. Video which includes aerial views of Glin Castle and the Shannon. The cost is €15. All proceeds from sale will go towards the new Interpretive Centre proposed for the back of the library in Glin.

 

WALL of Honour; Retired Garda Sergeant Tom Barrett of Lower Dirreen is one of 17 Gardaí from the Limerick Division who will feature on a wall of honour, recently unveiled at Henry St. Garda Station. All 17 Gardaí received Scott Medals for exceptional bravery. Tom received his medal in 1995 while stationed at Roxboro Station. He disarmed a man who was carrying a loaded firearm. Ex-Sgt. Barrett was on his own at the time.

 

GATE CLOSED:  The church gates Abbeyfeale will be locked each evening at 8pm for the winter months.

 

WINNER: Out of more than 520 entries, Siobhan Healy’s story was selected as the winner in Irish Times travel writers competition. She will receive a holiday for two people in Tenerife next April, courtesy of Travel Department. Siobhan is a native of Newcastle West, but now resides in Glensharrold. Her story can be read on the Irish Times website.

 

GOAL MILE TARBERT - Now in its 36th year and held at Christmas in villages, towns and cities throughout Ireland, The Goal Mile sees tens of thousands of participants’ run/jog/walk, bring the dog or bring the pram, to raise funds and awareness for Goal projects. Goal provides vital emergency relief and development assistance to people in crisis regions worldwide. This year our own beautiful Tarbert Island Road will be a route for The Goal Mile on Christmas morning at 9am.

 

IRISH RED CROSS Christmas Party 22nd Dec at 2 p.m. in Grand Hotel. Tickets €5.

 

JOBS: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service is now taking requests for Winter. For more information please call 068 23429.

 

GLIN: St. Stephens Day fundraising event being led by Shane Culhane for Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm is being organised for St. Stephens Day.

 

CHRISTMAS CEREMONIES IN THE AREA

 

 

 

Saturday 21stDec.                                            Tarbert @ 6pm

 

                                                                            Ballylongford @ 7pm

 

Sunday 22nd Dec.                                               Asdee @ 9.30am

 

                                                                            Ballylongford @ 10.30am

 

                                                                            Tarbert @ 11.30am

 

Christmas Eve                                                   Tarbert @ 6pm

 

                                                                            Ballylongford @ 7.30pm

 

                                                                            Asdee @ 9pm

 

Christmas Day –                                               Asdee @ 9.30am

 

                                                                            Ballylongford @ 10.30am

 

                                                                            Tarbert @ 11.30am

 

 

 

CONNIE HARNETT SWIM:  The 6th annual swim takes place on New Year’s Day in Ballybunion.  Donations will be made to the Hope Foundation, Comfort Chemo in KUH and Ward 2D in CUH.  To date in excess of €39,000 has been raised for local charities.

 

PASSION PLAY: PILGRIMAGE 2020 to Oberammergau, Germany, Monday - Wednesday  May 25 – 27, 2020 for the world famous Passion Play which only takes place every 10 years. Return flights Dublin/Munich/Dublin with coach transfer Kerry/Dublin return. Cost is €905.00 Bed & Breakfast & 1 Evening Meal. Insurance €15 extra per person under 80 years. Accommodation on a share basis. Limited places available. Further details and booking form from Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219 or email joskdp@eircom.net.  Operated in conjunction with Marian Pilgrimages 01-878 8159 Licensed as a Tour Operator by the Commission for Aviation Regulation in compliance with UK & European regulations (TO142)

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  Fr. Casey’s, Sunday, January 12 from 3-6pm in aid of Fr. Martin Mc Cormack’s African Project.  Music by Donie Walsh and Anthony.  Admission €5.  Raffle on the day.

 

COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM:  A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5pm.  Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

 

NEW COURSES STARTING IN JANUARY 2020 IN THE OLD TECH Abbeyfeale:  The following new classes are starting up at the start of January 2020: Beginners Computers for all ages, Demonstration cookery, Machine sewing, Childcare QQI Level 5 & 6, Healthcare QQI Level 5, Upcycling Furniture, Beginners Art, Payroll Manual & Computerised, Arts and Crafts, Beginners Horticulture, Pilates and Creative writing.   If you wish to register for any of the above free classes, please call Mary in the office: 06831198 or log onto www.learningandskills.ie.

 

AUDITION FOR THE OSKARS:  Over the course of the next four months 7 short extracts of popular mainstream films will be made in Abbeyfeale as a fundraiser for St. Ita’s Daycare and Sheltered Housing.  Those who are willing to be get involved  in speaking roles can put their names forward by calling to the Day Care centre any day before 2pm and before December 20, reading a short piece which will be videotaped and sent to the events company in Dublin who will chose the films and select the actors to suit.  Any others who would like non speaking parts or to participate in crowd scenes should also give in their names to Jane at the Centre.  Funds will be raised through sponsorship of the films, fundraising of an agreed sum by the actors and participants who can organise events over the next few months ie pool/dart tournaments, coffee mornings, table quizzes, concerts etc – the possibilities are endless and will provide plenty of opportunities to think outside the box.      The sale of tickets to the gala night in the Devon Inn on March 20 next when the films will be judged and awarded Oskars for best film, best actor, actress, best supporting role, best comedy actor/actress etc etc will also provide a revenue stream.  This is the chance of a life time to participate in an event which will be a talking point for years to come, to have documentary evidence of the night you walked on the red carpet and be able to produce the DVD to show your grandchildren in years to come.  We have had nothing but positive reports from groups all over the country who have already participated about the fun and the self esteem and self confidence to be gained.  Training in acting will take place on Tuesday evenings in January from 7-7.30, 7.30 – 8.00, 8.00 -8.30, 8.30 – 9, 9.00 – 9.30 and 9.30 – 10pm and shooting of the films will take place over the following month on the weekends.  Further information from Jane on 068 51850.

 

 

 

IRISH ABROAD: The W.A. Record (Perth, WA : 1888 - 1922) Sat 27 Nov 1915 Page 15

 

An Old Irish Pioneer Dead! Another old resident in the person of Mr. Luke Murphy, senior passed

 

to his reward - on the 3rd Inst, at the residence of his son;  Dr. Thomas Murphy, Crimea street, St. Kilda, at the age of 82 years. He was one of the oldest and most respected residents

 

of Gippsland. He arrived in Victoria over 60 years ago. The deceased gentleman belonged to an old and well-known Irish family in the County Carlow, one of his antecedents being Father Murphy, who fell at Vinegar Hill in the insurrection of '98. A family of eight sons and one daughter

 

survive him, viz., Dr. Thomas Murphy,. M.A., M.S., MD., F.R.C.S., of Collins street, Melbourne; Mr. Luke Murphy, barrister and solicitor, and formerly Mayor of Bendigo ; Dr.John Murphy, M.D., F.R.C.S;, specialist for diseases of the throat, nose and ear, St. Vincent's. Hospital, Melbourne, and Military Base Hospital,St. Kilda road, and member of Medical Board, of Victoria; Mr. Lawrence

 

Murphy, barrister and solicitor, of Bendigo; Mr. Frank' Murphy,: barrister and solicitor, of Melbourne, and now a member of the Expeditionary Forces; Mr. Joseph Murphy, dentist,

 

of Sydney; Mr. Edward Murphy, grazier, Mallee; Mr. P. Murphy, merchant, Melbourne; and Miss M. Murphy. Mr. Luke Murphy's wife died about eight years ago.

 

 

 

Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954) Wed 24 Sep 1947 Page 24

 

Irish Priest Pioneer of Boys' Town Idea on a visit to Ireland is Very Rev. Mgr. John J. Corrigan,

 

Executive Director of the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin for homeless and destitute

 

children, the largest child-caring institution in the United States, and the organisation on which

 

Boys' Town was patterned. In an interview with an "Irish Press" reporter, Mgr. Corrigan said that with 'the approval of Cardinal Spellman, President of the Board of Trustees, he was visiting Ireland to pay respect to the founder of the mission, Father John Drumgoole, who was born in Granard, Co. Longford in 1816.

 

PIONEER; Father Drumgoole, he said, was the pioneer of child-caring institutions, and the father of

 

vocational trade schools for under-privileged children. With his widowed mother he went to

 

the United States at the age of eight. His studies for the priesthood were interrupted because

 

he had to provide for her, and he was 53 before he was ordained. The Mission of the Immaculate

 

Virgin was founded by Father Drumgoole, in New York in 1871, and its supporting organisation,

 

St. Joseph's Union, in 1876. The Mission, known as Mount Loretto, was now the  largest child-caring institution in the U.S., having in its home 1081 boys and girls. Its 42 buildings stood on 640 acres with a big dairy farm. Mgr. Corrigan said that they wanted young women to join the Sisters of St. Francis at the Mission. Those interested should communicate with the Director of the Mission at Staten Island, or at 381 Lafayette-street, New York City.

 

 

 

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2019 December 11 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION: The girls and boys from Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure will sing carols in Garveys SuperValu Listowel on Fri 13th Dec from 11am to 1pm.  The school choir will entertain the busy shoppers with many of the favourite Christmas carols, hymns and songs. A special “Thank You” to Selena Mulvihill and the teachers for all their help in preparing the choir. 

 

MOYVANE LGFA (LADIES) AGM:  Monday 9th December at 8.30pm in the Clubhouse.  

 

HOLY DAY Mon  9th mass Knockanure at 10.00am for Parishioners; Moyvane 11.00am, Special Intention – Sick;

 

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement Monday 9th December, 12noon Mass in the Community Centre Knockanure.

 

BLOOD Transfusion Service will hold a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thurs. 14th Dec. from 5pm to 8pm.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on Tuesday 17th December AT 7.30PM.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy O’Connor, Tom J O’Donoghue, John Broderick, Betty Neumann, Nora Kennelly, Fr Jerry Roche, John Fitzgerald, Sr. Mary Kevin Enright, Margaret Moloney, Jack Conroy, Breda Leahy, Paudie Mulvihill, Vincent Sheehy, Eugene Brandon, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Fr Brian Dalton, Fr. Bob Barry, Sr. Rose Twomey, Con Shine, Mary Boland, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Anne Cunningham, Breda Meehan, Paidi O’Shea, Hannah Dillon, John Dalton, Eileen Dalton, Mass in Moyvane; on Tues 10th at 7.30pm for Pat McGuire, Ennis (Rec Dec) (brother-in-law to Ita O’Connell, Glenalappa); Fri         13th at  7.30pm for John Dore, Moyvane & London; Sat 14th at 7.30pm for Peggy & Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle, and Mass on Sun 15th at 11.00am for Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass Knockanure on Thurs 12th at 7.30pm for Johnny & Peggy McElligott, Lisaniskea & their daughter Betty Neumann, and Mass on Sun 15th at 10.00am for Larry McCaffrey, Fermanagh & Knockanure (1st Anni).

 

DURING ADVENT Adoration in preparation for Christmas, every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm in Listowel.

 

KATIE is the latest book of poems from Gabriel Fitzmaurice.

 

THANKS to the council and Councillors for recent improvement works on the Gortdromagouna Road.

 

BALLYDONOGHUE have launched their 35th Annual Magazine, as usual it is packed with local items.

 

THE ICA FAMILY FUN DAY: was a great success. Thanks to all the families who supported us on the day. The draw winners are as follows:  Hamper was won by Annmarie Flaherty, Moyvane Village Pre-school and sponsored by North Cork Creamery. Turkey voucher was won by Teddy Keane and sponsored by Mike Corridan. The Ham was won by Isobelle Sheehan, Broadford and sponsored by Noel Stack Butchers. The ICA Christmas cake was won by Anna Fogarty. Bottle of red wine won by Catherine Lyons - Moyvane Bingo and sponsored by Holly's Gala. Bottle white wine won by Brian Walsh, Moyvane and sponsored by Holly's Gala. Guess the name of the teddy won by Zoe McEvoy. Guess number of sweets won by John Paul Barry.

 

FREE PARKING with a 2-hour limit for the town of Listowel from Saturday December 7th right up to Christmas Eve.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Abbeyfeale Choir who recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, their musical director is Denis Dennison.

 

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LUNCH at 2.30pm. on Tuesday 10th Dec. in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

 

AGM: Athea & District Credit Union will hold their A.G.M. in their office on Sunday, December 15th after mass at 11.30am. All members are invited to come along and air their views,

 

PARTY: Christmas Party for our Senior Citizens will be held on Sun. 15th Dec. in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford commencing with Holy Mass at 1pm.

 

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER MEETING Will take place on Monday 9th after 10.30am. Mass in the Parish Room, Listowel.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre  Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Mon. 9th & 16th Dec. 7.30pm-8.30pm; Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration: Thurs. 19th Dec. 7.30pm-8.30pm.

 

BOOK LAUNCH:  Fluid Forms:  Liam Flynn.  A Limited edition of 128 page hard back full colour coffee table book featuring over 90 colour photographs of Liam Flynn’s artwork will be launched at 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 11 at Abbeyfeale Library.  Everyone welcome.

 

CHRISTMAS TRACTOR RUN: Estuary Rollers will hold a Christmas Tractor Run on Sunday, December 15.   Registration will begin from 1.30pm at Abbeyfeale Mart.

 

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – will host a poets, singers and reciters night at the Bridewell next Sat. night 14th Dec. at 7.30pm. Tea and mince pies afterwards and everybody welcome.

 

CONCERT:  West Limerick 102fm Community Radio Grand Variety Christmas Concert in The Longcourt House Hotel on Wednesday, December 11 at 8pm. 

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  Annual Church Gate Collection held on 7th /8th December at both Churches.  We also draw your attention to the baskets in the Churches which collect non-perishable food items and children’s gifts clearly marked boy/girl & age.  Thank you. 

 

ARD CHURAM COMMUNITY CHOIR:  with Soloist Mary Culloty O Sullivan performed a recital of Christmas songs in Listowel Small Square on Sunday December 8th at 2pm.

 

CONCERT: Christmas Concert at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, Kerry Choral Union presenting An Evening of Christmas Music & Carols on Sun 8th Dec at 7.30pm. Musical Director: Sharon Reidy, accompanist: Áine Murray.

 

CONCERT: West Limerick 102 community radio are holding a fundraising grand variety concert at the Longcourt House Hotel on Wednesday, December 11. It will feature the best of Limerick talent.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Full road closure on the Trien road from Mon the 9th to Wed the 11th Dec to facilitate road reinstatement. This will be from 8am to 6pm and a diversion route will be in place. Local access will be maintained but no through traffic.  No road works will take place on the Kilmorna road until after Christmas.  Info: Pádraig 086/6072159.  Works will continue next week on the Moyvane / Tarbert road from 7am to 7pm Mon to Fri. Minor trenching and ducting works will take place on Mon and Tues the 9th and 10th in the vicinity of the Aughrim Rd junction under a stop and go traffic management system. Remedial works will continue on the Moyvane road for the remainder of the week under a stop and go.  Info: Shane 087/9829576.

 

COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM:  A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5pm.  Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

 

PLAN: A Draft Local Area Plan  (2019 – 2025)  has been prepared for Ballylongford by Kerry County Council.  This plan will direct the development of Ballylongford for the next 5 yrs.  To discuss this the Enterprise Association are holding a public meeting in the Parish Hall at 8pm Mon. 9th Dec. 

 

WORDS TO THE WISE – “The most important thing in life is to stop saying “I wish” and to start saying “I will.” - Charles Dickens.

 

MASS LISTOWEL: NANO NAGLE SCHOOL Tues (10th Dec). at 1pm.

 

KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS: will take place at their Centre on Thursday next (Dec. 12th ) at 2.00 p.m.

 

ST. MICHAELS COLLEGE CHRISTMAS MASS: will take place next Friday morning Mass at 10.30 a.m. All are welcome.

 

CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MASS:  for the people of Clounmacon and surrounding districts who died during the year will be celebrated on Friday 13th Dec. at 7.30pm. at their Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: will take place on Monday (Dec. 16th) at 8 p.m. at St. Marys Church. It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with a number of priests of the Pastoral Area present.

 

CINEMA: Documentary on Listowel cinema owner will be shown at the Classic Cinema, Listowel on  Dec 12th at 8.15pm.

 

DUAGH TIDY TOWNS PHOTOS APPEAL: A lot of time and effort goes into putting together a Memory Room for Christmas. We appeal again for some local photos that might be of interest to the local community. Old photos of Duagh/Lyre/Kilmorna etc. environs & people we would appreciate you submitting these photos to us. Any suggestions for inclusion in the room are also welcome. Send via email: duaghtidytowns@gmail.com or Facebook: Duagh Tidy Towns or contact Therese/Tracey 087-6718557/087-9951368

 

BLOOD  TRANSFUSION  SERVICE Clinic  in  the  Brandon  Hotel  9th to  12th December.    Monday 5pm –8.30pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs: 3pm –5pm & 7pm –9pm. Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on www.giveblood.ie or by telephoning 021 4807400.

 

ST JOHN’S: Mon 9th - Wed 11th & Mon 16th- CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

 

Theatrix Stage School present the iconic musical favourite filled with unforgettable songs, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.

 

 

 

Thurs 12th- MÍCHEÁL Ó HAIRTNÉIDE - OÍCHE ÉIGSE & CUIMHNÍ CINN- MICHAEL HARTNETT - AN EVENING OF POETRY, MUSIC & MEMORIES- A celebration one of Ireland's best loved poets Michael Hartnett. Featuring some of his best loved poems in English and Irish, with music accompaniment. Le; Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Cathal Quinn - dánta/poems, Michelle Mulcahy - ceol/music,  Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh - amhráin/songs agus Tristan Rosenstock - Fear an Tí/ MC

 

 

 

Thurs 12th & Fri 13th- SANTA’S SOOTY CHRISTMAS- Mischief, magic and merry mayhem from Centre Stage Theatre Company, Belfast as they return to Listowel with their sell-out show for two days.

 

Performances at 10am and 11.30am daily.

 

 

 

Sun 15th at 3pm - LIXNAW 1741

 

It was said there was only two places in the realm worth living, Lixnaw and London. Richard Walsh will host a work-in-progress performance based on the 18th century history of Lixnaw Court. It will feature a short talk on the topic, a selection of dramatizations of the history, live music from the era and an opportunity to discuss the history with the audience.

 

 

 

Tue 17th & Wed 18th - LORD OF THE FLIES- A youth theatre interpretation of William Golding’s award-winning novel presented by Theatrix Stage School. More information from 068 22566.

 

GOAL MILE TARBERT - Now in its 36th year and held at Christmas in villages, towns and cities throughout Ireland, The Goal Mile sees tens of thousands of participants’ run/jog/walk, bring the dog or bring the pram, to raise funds and awareness for Goal projects. Goal provides vital emergency relief and development assistance to people in crisis regions worldwide. This year Tarbert Island Road will be a route for The Goal Mile on Christmas morning at 9am.

 

ALONE  ON  CHRISTMAS  DAY: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul invites you to our First  Annual  Community  Christmas  Dinner  on Wednesday  December  25that  St.  John’s Parish Centre Tralee from 2pm to 4pm. All are welcome—Free of Charge. For more information or to book a seat contact the  SVP  Tralee  Office  on  0667128021, 0860234706 or email svp.tralee@svp.ie

 

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

 

DEATH of Denis Kelleher; The road to Wall Street had started in a local national school, and later in St. Brendan’s secondary school in Killarney.

 

(Break)

 

“He helped fund the education of hundreds of Catholic school children through the Inner-City Scholarship Fund of the New York Archdiocese, and lent his time, financial support and expertise to numerous community and charitable organizations. He, along with other Irish Americans, worked quietly behind the scenes to advance political stability and peace in Northern Ireland.

 

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WORKHOUSE: Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Wednesday, 12 June, 1895; Page: 7

 

BOARDS OF GUARDIANS Mr John O'Brien, Vice chairman, presided. Among the items discussed. Cost of an inmate for the week, 2s 3.5d; in hospital, 3s; cost of outdoor relief for the week, £19 4s 6d. A circular letter was read from the Council of the Royal Dublin Society offering to supply four (Eslair) spraying machines to four farmers nominated by the guardians at 24s each, being a reduction of 11s each.

 

The Local Government Board forwarded several letters they had received from Mr Leslie, J P, in reference to the  water supply for Courtmacsherry.

 

 

 

NEWCASTLE, Mr E Mulcahy, chairman, presided. Other guardians  present, Messrs  Michael Leonard, C L Curtin, M J Molony, P Reidy, J Kennedy, V.C; Thomas Anibrose, R J Woulfe, John Downey, G L Sheehy, J.P.; John Curtin, Jas Culhane, J J Doody, William Irwin. Dr Condon, medical officer Broadford ; Dr Ambrose, medical officer Ardagh and Athea; J D Leahy, C.E., and Dr Sheehy, V.S, veterinary inspector, were also in attendance. State of the house—Number of inmates on previous Saturday, 194 ; admitted since, 6 ; discharged, 11; died. 1; at present in the house, 188. On out-door relief, 415 persons cost for the week, £24 18s. Finance Cash received during week, £13 6s 11d; expenditure, £727 13s 3d ; balance against the guardians, £564 16s 3d.

 

Mr Woulfe said he wished to bring before the Board the statement of a man named James Roche, of Athea, who came into the house recently, and who informed him he had to leave because he could not eat the bread supplied to him it was of such bad quality. Those poor people have no one to look to for protection but the Guardians, who are supposed to watch over their interests, and he would suggest that one or two guardians would go and see for themselves if there was truth in the statement. Taking a sample of bread from the board-room table he asked the master if that was the bread he used himself?

 

The Master (Mr Thomas Ambrose)—Yes, it is the same bread I use myself, and must have been the same which Roche complained of. He would wish a full inspection of the Board, and that they should go at once and inspect, for he never heard a complaint of the bread. The Board rose, and proceeded to examine into the matter in the house. After inspection Mr Woulfe said he was exceedingly sorry to bring on this inquiry, for which there was not a shadow of foundation, but he considered it was his duty to make the report. He should again express regret, and apologise, but it has added, if possible, to the master's already high reputation for faithfulness and strict attention to his duty. The Master said he would wish for an inspection, not only every Board day, but every hour in the day or night they may desire. The Chairman said it was a serious matter to hear an accusation of this description, but if they were to believe every report circulated, with bad designs no doubt, they could not get on at all. He was sure no member of this Board would consider for a moment the master capable of allowing an abuse of this nature, he whom they all knew to be so rigidly attentive to his duties. Mr Woulfe again _expressed his regret, but believed he was acting right in the interests of the poor. The matter then dropped. Mr Fitzgibbon, the relieving officer reported having received an eviction-notice, in which Mr Maurice M'Mahon, Maiden Street, is the landlord, and John Kenny, Bohorboy, is the tenant, for possession of a house in the E D, Newcastle West. Acting-Sergeant J Ryan, Broadford, reported that Mr Geary had a cow in his possession suspected of suffering from

 

rabies.

 

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2019 December 4 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

RAMBLING House is taking place on Thursday 5th December 2019 at 8 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 for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 9th December 2019.  On that day Mass will take place at 12pm for Christmas and followed by a Meal. Music by Stevie Donegan.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance. If attending please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

CHIROPODIST:  In Marian Hall on Tuesday December 10th at 10am.  To book phone Noreen on 49238.  

 

B-ALERT GROUP:  Anyone wishing to join the Knockanure B-Alert group contact Danny on 087/6863726.

 

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Listowel, The first Friday of every month.  The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm,

 

 SYMPATHY:  To Tom Foley & family, Gurtdromosillihy on the death of his brother Patrick in Sydney, Australia

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Ellen Vaughan, Pat Hayes, Jim Brosnan, Julia Leahy, Rita Fitzmaurice, Sr. Marie Costelloe, Bridie McCarthy, Betty Coughlin, Ollie Leahy, Tommy Foley, Margaret Dillane, Kay Holloway, Peggy Sheehan, Jackie Healy Rae, Bridie Cambell, Breda Thomas, Fr. Liam Hayes, Sheila Nash, Peggy Moriarty, Tom O’Connell. Mass Moyvane;  Tues 3rd at 7.30pm for Nora O’Donoghue, Perth, Australia  (Months Mind); Wed 4th  at 7.30pm for Maureen Foley, Gurtdromosillihy & Patrick Foley, Sydney & l/o Gurtdromosillihy (Rec Dec), and  deceased of the Foley family; Fri 6th at 7.30pm  for Tom Hanrahan, Aughrim & New York (Rec Dec) parents Thomas & Mary Ellen & his brother & sister Con & Helen; Sat 7th  at 7.30pm for Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Dooncaha, Tarbert & deceased

 

of the O’Connell family and Mass on Sun 8th at 11.00am for Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen, Athea (1st Anni). Mass Knockanure on Thurs 5th at  7.30pm for Mary Hickey (née Fitzgerald), New York & l/o Beenanasbig, and Mass on Sun  8th at 10.00am for  Sheila Nash, Gortdromagouna (Anni) & deceased of the Nash family.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on Tuesday 19th November AT 7.30PM.

 

ATHEA: The Going Strong Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday, December 4th. Mass will be celebrated in the Top of the Town at 12 noon sharp followed by Dinner & Music by Blue Rhythm.

 

FAIR in Glin. The much anticipated traditional Glin Old Fair Day takes place this year on Saturday, December 7.  If you are interested in securing a table please contact Michael Donnellan on 087 9953577.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Full road closure on the Trien road Mon 2nd to Fri 6th of Dec with no through traffic from 8am to 6pm and a diversion route in place. Local access for residents but no through traffic during closure times.   Traffic light system in place on the Moyvane-Knockanure road during the week.  Info Padraig 086/6072159.  Also works on the Moyvane / Tarbert road between the Newline Road and the Coop in Moyvane Village from 7am to 7pm Mon to Fri. Works between Newline Rd and the Bally Rd(Roches cross) junction under a full road closure with a diversion route, local access for residents affected by the closure but no through traffic will be allowed during closure times. Works between the Bally Rd(Roches cross) and the Coop with be under a single lane closure with stop and go traffic management.          Info Shane 087/9829576.

 

KNOCK All-night Vigil takes place on December 7th/8th. With Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel. Vigil programme 10pm confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation 12am vigil in Basilica 4am concelebrated mass. Coach will leave Listowel @ 4.30pm. Phone (068) 21707 or (087) 3966399.

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST.  MARY’S CHURCH, LISTOWEL: Kerry Choral Union are presenting An

 

Evening of Christmas Music & Carols In St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday evening 8th December at 7.30pm.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL, Carol Service will take place on Thurs. 5th Dec. at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.  Everyone welcome. 

 

KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE is now taking requests for winter.  For more information please call 068 23429.

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS DURING ADVENT Adoration in preparation for Christmas, in Listowel, will begin on Sunday, Dec. 1st and every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm.

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club meet on the first Friday of each month in Philip Enrights, The Ramble Inn, Church Street, Abbeyfeale from 9pm.  

 

PARTY: The Going Strong Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday, December 4th. Mass will be celebrated in the Top of the Town, Athea at 12 noon sharp followed by Dinner & Music by Blue Rhythm. To book please contact Maireád Langan on 087-6407026 or Eileen O’Sullivan on 087-9848247.

 

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO CHURCH: Micheal English will give a Christmas themed concert and will also sing a selection of his own popular songs on Friday, December 6.  All proceeds will go towards the ongoing maintenance of St. Ita’s Hall.

 

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION BOARD donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday 14th December from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

 

BALLYLONGFORD ICA  will hold the annual Sale of Work in aid of the Senior Citizens Party on Sat. 7th Dec in the Parish Hall after 7pm mass.  Auctions, raffles, special door price, kids novelties & cake sale. Christmas Party for our Senior Citizens will be held on Sun. 15th Dec. in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford commencing with Holy Mass at 1pm.   

 

 LIXNAW 5KM TURKEY TROT: takes place Sun. 8th Dec. in Lixnaw Village.  Sign up now for this fun walk, run, jog or trot and support Comfort for Chemo Kerry and the Irish Red Cross.  Sign up via the Lixnaw Turkey Trot page.  

 

ST JOHN’S LISTOWEL, DECEMBER

 

Wed 4th - Fri 20th - ART EXHIBITION - COLOURFUL SPIRITS

 

Opening will take place on the 4th December at 8pm and the exhibition will remain on view until Friday 20th December.

 

 Thur 5th - MIKE HANRAHAN IN CONVERSATION WITH JOE McGILL

 

Join us for an evening  of story, music and friendships as Mike Hanrahan talks to Radio Kerry’s Joe McGill about his memoir Beautiful Affair.

 

Mon 9th - Wed 11th & Mon 16th- CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

 

Theatrix Stage School present the iconic musical favourite filled with unforgettable songs, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.

 

Thurs 12th- MÍCHEÁL Ó HAIRTNÉIDE - OÍCHE ÉIGSE & CUIMHNÍ CINN

 

MICHAEL HARTNETT - AN EVENING OF POETRY, MUSIC & MEMORIES- A celebration one of Ireland's best loved poets Michael Hartnett. Featuring some of his best loved poems in English and Irish, with music accompaniment. Le; Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Cathal Quinn - dánta/poems, Michelle Mulcahy - ceol/music,  Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh - amhráin/songs agus Tristan Rosenstock - Fear an Tí/ MC

 

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FUNDRAISER: Let’s fight cancer mid-west annual fundraiser for Milford Hospice and The Mid Western Cancer Foundation will be at the recently refurbished Ballintemple Inn on Saturday the 14th of December 2019.

 

NIGHT AT THE OSKARS: Casting night for Abbeyfeale’s Night at the Oskars will be on Tuesday, December 3 from 7 –10pm in St. Ita’s Day Care Centre, Abbeyfeale.

 

SEENAGER CHOIR:  A Community that sings together, stays together'. A little over 6 weeks ago, a group of Seenagers (senior teenagers) came together in Abbeyfeale to form a 'singalong choir'. After 6 most enjoyable weeks of rehearsing, both singing and drumming, the group would like to invite you to a group singalong performance on Thursday December 5 at the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale at 7pm. Refreshments will also be served. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance by contacting Damien Ahern on 087 9042477. This project is funded by the SICAP programme. The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

 

COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM:  A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5pm.  Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Bookings: Phone 0667134276. Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting every Monday 7.30pm. Growing as Followers of Jesus Christ: Dr. Jessie Rogers, Sat. 7th Dec. 10am-2pm. Advent Retreat: Fr. Mossie Kelliher SMA, Fri. 13th to Sun. 15th Dec.

 

DUAGH TIDY TOWNS PHOTOS APPEAL:A lot of time and effort goes into putting together a Memory Room for Christmas. We appeal again for some local photos that might be of interest to the local community. Old photos of Duagh/Lyre/Kilmorna etc. environs & people we would appreciate you submitting these photos to us. Any suggestions for inclusion in the room are also welcome. Send via email: duaghtidytowns@gmail.com or Facebook: Duagh Tidy Towns or contact Therese/Tracey 087-6718557/087-9951368If we do not have the photos we cannot proceed with this project.

 

ARIES:   Advancing Recovery in Ireland Education Service serving the Mid-West region. If you have an interest in mental health, well-being and recovery, please make a note of our free workshop in St. Ita’s Community Hall, Convent St., Abbeyfeale, on December 5 from 2pm – 5pm. To book places contact Mike O’Neill on 085-8768517 or at michael.oneill8@hse.ie. For more information visit www.hse.ie/mwaries

 

CHRISTMAS TRACTOR RUN: "Estuary Rollers will hold a Christmas Tractor Run on Sunday, December 15.   Registration will begin from 1.30pm at Abbeyfeale Mart with a fee of €20 per tractor. The run will start at Abbeyfeale Mart before heading up through Abbeyfeale Town, it will then continue to Athea, Moyvane, Tarbert, Glin before concluding for refreshments in The Knockdown Arms. There will also be a prize for the most decorated Christmas tractor. All proceeds are in aid of a wonderful local charity - Milford Hospice."

 

IRISH MASS ON RADIO NA GAELTACHTA: As part of the 150 Celebrations and at the request  of  Radio  na  Gaeltachta,  the  9.00am  Mass  in  St.  John’s  Church  on  Sunday December 29th will be recorded for broadcasting at 11am that morning. A gathering for all who wish to learn the Irish Mass responses for that Mass are invited to practice sessions in St. John’s Parish Centre on Monday 9thand Monday 16th at 6.30pm. Fáilte roimh cách.

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS DURING ADVENT Adoration in in Listowel in preparation for Christmas, from 3 to 6pm.

 

SOCIAL & HEALTH EDUCATION PROJECT (SHEP) are offering “Seasons for Growth, Living with Grief, Loss & Change”, In Recovery Haven Tralee Starting on Thursday 5thDecember, free of Charge  to  participants.  If  you  are  interested contact Deirdre at 087-7728089.

 

CARRIGKERRY National School opened in September 1979, and to mark the anniversary a Mass was held in St Mary’s Church Carrigkerry on Sunday November 17 2019.

 

Principal Ann Horan in her address remembered all the former teachers, and pupils who have departed this world. She welcomed the past teachers who were present, John Looney, Carmel Magner, Brigid Griffin, Mary Keating, Bridie Murphy, and others associated over the 40 years, and Nora Kennelly for donating the flowers for the church.  The SNA teachers, and secretaries, for their services. Peg Flynn RIP and family caretakers of the school. Pat King and the CE members for all the behind the scenes work. The original parents committee who picketed the School in 1969, to retain the School, instead of being amalgamated with Ardagh.

 

School  roll books, plus photos were on display, and Bridget Griffin had photographs of the Carrigkerry Carnival committee, from over 50 years ago. Carrigkerry has 62 pupils enrolled at present, with 13 starting last September. Current teachers- Ann Horan, Tom Dillane,  Triona Kearney Lynch and Evelyn Stack, Board of Management members, and all who helped are thanked.

 

KERRY Landholders 1876

 

Here are the names and addresses of every landholder in Kerry in 1876 who had at least one acre.  This is a really interesting  list of those who owned rather than those who tenanted Kerry land at the end of the nineteenth century.  The main fact that strikes me  when I read down the names is the number of landowners who are not resident in the county, with the largest landholder  the Marquess of Lansdowne , of Lansdowne House, London with 94,983 acres.    But on the other hand the next two largest landholders, the Earl of Kenmare with 91,080 acres and Henry Herbert of Muckross with  47,238 acres ,both have addresses in Killarney.

 

https://mykerryancestors.com/kerry-landholders-1876/

 

 

 

COMMONS: THE CONVICT SYSTEM—TRANSPORTATION.

 

HC Deb 08 March 1849 vol 103 cc384-424

 

Some of Mr H A Herberts speech below.

 

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

 

 

 

After some statements Mr Herbert continues

 

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

 

SIR G. GREY said

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

SIR J. PAKINGTON

 

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

 

Much more at

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/?s=Commons

 

 

 

Sister Mary Paul (Maura Byron) later wrote when asked about her memories of the early days of school, “I remember, as if it were yesterday, that moment in September when I finally faced my fifth-grade class of sixty-five boys and girls. I was so nervous that I have no recollection of what I taught that day but I do recall the great sense of elation I felt when at the end of the day I could report to my Sisters, ‘The class was wonderful! They were full of life and so well-behaved.’”

 

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2019 November 27 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

STARS IN THEIR OWN EYES in Moyvane Community Centre on November 30. Doors will be open at 7pm.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Full road closure on the Trien road from Monday the 25th to Friday the 29th of November with no through traffic allowed from 8am to 6pm.

 

ENROLMENT Ceremony for Confirmation children on Sun 1st at 11.00am in Moyvane.

 

 SYMPATHY:  To Jack Moore, New Jersey and formally of Glin Road on the death of his wife Noreen Moore (née Considine).  Funeral will be taking place in New Jersey.  To Margaret McGuire & family, Ennis (sister of Ita O’Connell, Glenalappa) on the recent death of her husband Pat McGuire.

 

DEATH occurred of Mickie Buckley of  Glin Road, Moyvane, on  17th Nov. 2019. Survived by his sister Mary, brothers, John Joe and Tadhg, sisters-in-laws, Kathleen & Ita, brother-in-law, Pat, nephews, and nieces. Funeral Mass was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Wednesday, 20th, burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery.

 

DEATH took place on 21st November 2019 of Philomena Curtin (nee Daly) late of Duagh, in her own home at Devon Rd Cross, Templeglantine, wife of the Late Willie Curtin and mother of the late Willie and Kevin. Survived by her daughters Marina and Gemma, sons Kieran and Aidan, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her sister Bernadette, Brother in Law Pat, nieces, and nephews. Reposing at the Church of The Most Holy Trinity Templeglantine on Sunday 24th November from 5.00 p.m. followed by funeral prayers at 8.00 p.m. Requiem Mass on Monday 25th November in the Church Templeglantine at 11.00 a.m. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Maura Gallahue, John Buckley, Nell O’Carroll, Pat Hanrahan, Michael Windle, Mattie Walsh, Con Bunce, Phil Scanlon, Bridie Quille, Eileen O’Brien, Sr. Goretti Francis Stack ,Mark Flaherty, Fr. John Joe Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Tim Healy, Nora Leahy, Birdie Joan Ahern, Nora McAuliffe, Ellen Quinn, John McMahon, Ann Kissane, John O’Connor, Mass Moyvane; Mon 25th at 7.30pm, Mass of remembrance for all those whose funerals  took place over the past year; Wed  27th at 7.30pm for Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle;  Fri  29th at  7.30pm for Michael Dore, New Houses; Sat 30th at 6.00pm for Seán O’Connor, Inchamore (1st Anni), his father John & deceased of the O’Connor family, and mass on Sun 1st at 11.00am for Bridie McCarthy, Gurtdromosillihy.

 

 Knockanure Thurs 28th at 7.30pm  Mass of remembrance for all those whose funerals took        place over the past year, and Mass on Sun 1st at 10.00am  for P.J. Nolan, Kilmorna (Anni) & his father Denis.

 

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR 2019 Tralee: Friday 29th  & Saturday 30th  November at 7.30pm and Sunday 1st December at 2.30pm at the KDYS Hall, Denny St. Tralee. Fr. Seán will be there.

 

ST JOHN’S; Thursday 21st to Mon. 25th - Johnnie, a comic drama presented by local actors, details from 068 22566. 

 

GATE CLOSED:  The church gates Abbeyfeale,  will be locked each evening at 8pm for the winter months.

 

MAINTENANCE FOR MEN, Information Evening on Men’s Cancers, and Organised by Comfort for Chemo Kerry on Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm in The Rose Hotel. MC Billy Keane, Speakers Dr Richard Bambury and Dr Dearbhaile Collins, Oncologists, Wayne Quillian, Fitness and Nutrition Consultant and The Patients Journey by a patient who has gone through the cancer journey. Admission free.

 

BOOK LAUNCH: Nancy McAuliffe will launch her third book of Ballylongford Photographic Memories on 30th Nov at 8pm in Ballylongford Parish Hall.

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club meet on the first Friday of each month in Philip Enrights, The Ramble Inn, Church Street, Abbeyfeale from 9pm.  

 

PARTY: The Going Strong Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday, December 4th. Mass will be celebrated in the Top of the Town, Athea at 12 noon sharp followed by Dinner & Music by Blue Rhythm. To book please contact Maireád Langan on 087-6407026 or Eileen O’Sullivan on 087-9848247.

 

KINGDOM GOSPEL CHOIRS CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The three Kingdom Gospel choirs will be performing at the Friary Church on Sunday, December 1st at 3pm.  Admission - donation only.  All proceeds go to MS Ireland.

 

RED WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27th - is a day when people are asked to wear red to symbolise the blood of Christians that is shed because of their faith.

 

KNOCK SHRINE 2019 NIGHT VIGIL Sat December 7th 2019. With Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel. Vigil programme 10pm confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation, 12am vigil in Basilica, 4am concelebrated mass. Fare €30. Coach will leave Listowel @ 4.30pm. Phone (068) 21707 or (087) 3966399. For accommodation in Knock contact, Noel on 01/6430060 or 087/3387410.

 

KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE is now taking requests for winter.  For more information please call 068 23429.

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS DURING ADVENT Adoration in preparation for Christmas, in Listowel, will begin on Sunday, Dec. 1st and every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm.

 

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO CHURCH: Micheal English will give a Christmas themed concert and will also sing a selection of his own popular songs on Friday, December 6.  All proceeds will go towards the ongoing maintenance of St. Ita’s Hall.

 

ST JOHN’S; Wed 20th – Mon 25th- JOHNNIE-A comic drama by PG O’Dea presented by St John’s Theatre. The cast features; Batt O’Keeffe, Frances Kennedy, Annette O’Donnell, Johnny Corkery, Barry Francis, Bernie Daly, Conor Foley and Sonny Egan. “Mary the servant girl has been given notice to quit. But when it is discovered that she has inherited £10,000 from the father who abandoned her, she is killed with kindness and proposals of marriage.

 

 Thur 28th- POEMS FROM THE PULPIT – AN INFORMAL EVENING OF FAVOURITE POEMS

 

Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh invites some of Kerry’s best-known faces to come out of their comfort zone and read some of their all-time favourite poems!  Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Kerry Hospice.

 

 Fri 29th- DIRTBIRDS – SELF-HELP TOUR-Dirtbirds are comedy duo Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins (The Nualas).

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES ATHEA:  Tutor Michael Broderick, Top of the Town Friday nights; Beginners 7.15 – 7.45pm, Advanced 7.45 – 8.15pm.

 

HOSPICE: The Light to Remember Kerry Hospice Foundation virtual tree is now on -line.  You can buy a light for a loved one by clicking on the link.  Lighttoremember.com. and add a tribute in the live book.  There is also a light up celebration on Sun 8th Dec. at 5 p.m. in the grounds of University Hospital Kerry.

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST.  MARY’S CHURCH, LISTOWEL: Kerry Choral Union are presenting An Evening of Christmas Music & Carols here In St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday evening 8th December at 7.30pm. Musical Director: Sharon Reidy, accompanist: Áine Murray. It will be a lovely evening in preparation  for the Festive Season. Tickets are now available at €10 in the Listowel Parish Office. Proceeds in aid of Church Renovation.

 

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS – stage the production of “Arsenic & Old Lace” exclusively in Tarbert Community Centre on Sat. 30th Nov. and Sun. 1st Dec. at 8pm.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Full road closure on the Trien road from Monday the 25th to Friday the 29th of November with no through traffic allowed from 8am to 6pm and a diversion route will be in place.  Local access will be maintained for residents affected by the closure but No through traffic will be allowed during closure times.  Info Pádraig 086/6072159.  Also, works will continue next week on the Moyvane / Tarbert road between the Newline Road and Moyvane Village under a full road closure from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday. A diversion route will be in place. Local access for residents affected by the closure. No through traffic will be allowed during closure     times. Info Shane 087/9829576.

 

CHIROPODIST – Michelle Conway will be in Tarbert Community Centre on Thur. 28th Nov. from 9.30am to 1pm. If you would like an appointment please call 083-4074256.

 

Chiropodist will be in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Wed. 4th Dec.  Tel. 087-7672172 to book an appointment.

 

DRESS MAKING AND SEWING CLASSES will commence shortly at Listowel Family Resource Centre. The classes will take place on Friday mornings. Further details available from (068 23584).

 

SANTA CLAUSE - is coming to Town. Visit Santa at the Tarbert Bridewell on Sunday 1st December from 3 to 6 pm. There will be a gift from Santa for every child. Parents please bring your phone to capture these special moments. Storytelling, face painting & much more included. €8 per child. Phone 068- 36500.

 

LIXNAW 5KM TURKEY TROT takes place on Sunday 8th Dec. in Lixnaw village. Sign up now for this fun walk, run, jog or trot and support comfort for chemo Kerry and the Irish Red Cross. Sign up via the Lixnaw turkey trot page. Early entry price until Sat. 30th Nov.

 

SUPPORT PROGRAMME:   St.  John’s, Tralee Bereavement Support.  Following our initial Bereavement talk, St.  John’s  invites  you  to  a further  session  with  Mary  O’Driscoll  from Southwest  Counselling  Services  with  a  view  to forming a support group for people experiencing loss/bereavement. All are welcome to attend. For more information you can contact Paddy at the Parish Centre or by e-mail paddy.daly@stjohns.ie

 

ST.  MARY’S CHURCH Listowel- KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting An Evening of Christmas Music & Carols In St. Mary’s on Sunday evening 8th December at 7.30pm. Musical Director: Sharon Reidy, accompanist: Áine Murray.

 

MACRA:  75th Anniversary Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday 30th November in Ballygarry  House  Hotel,  Tralee.  Doors open at 7pm, with live music on the night and a DJ until late.  Tickets are €35pp.  To reserve tickets, please contact Sean Joy on 0861508787

 

PILGRIMAGE; Kerry Diocese is visiting Oberammergau, Germany from Mon. 25th – Wed. 27th May 2020 for the world famous Passion Play which takes place every 10 years.  Return flights Dublin/Munich with coach transfer Kerry/Dublin return.  Cost €905 B&B and 1 Evening Meal.  Insurance €15 extra pp under 80 years.  Accommodation on a shared basis.  Limited places available.  Further details from Janice O Sullivan 064-7758219 or email joskdp@eircom.net.

 

 

 

MEDJUGORJE DATES for 2020. May 19th. June 23rd. July 28th. Sept 22nd. All flights ex Cork with Aer Lingus and Joe Walsh Tours. Cost 625 euro  which includes early booking  offer of 100 euro off if paid by Dec 15th.  7 nights all inclusive. Accompanied by Spiritual Directors. Contact Tom Dennehy on 087646865.

 

GLÓRACH NEWS:  The supremely talented O'Leary sisters, Ruth and Joyce, who go under the name of Sephira, will be bringing their impressive live show to the Glórach Theatre on Friday, November 29.  Tickets are at present sold out.  It is hoped to hold another show in 2020. Wednesday, November 20, there will be an open meeting of the AA. Friday, December 5 an opportunity to see the Active Retired Ladies new choir and African Drumming.   All welcome, there will be light refreshments served.  For any enquiries about these events, please don't hesitate to call us at 0871383940 or email at glorachabbeyfeale@gmail.com.

 

WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Friday 27th December 2019. Assembly is at the carpark of the Rathkeale House Hotel, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick [Eircode V94NP54] between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Bus Éireann services from Kerry and Limerick stop a few metres from the hotel for those who wish to reduce their carbon footprint.

 

 Walkers will be transferred by  Coach House Travel courtesy shuttle coach from the hotel car park to Ardagh from where they will have a 5mile [8km] stroll (a shorter option can also be provided) along the old railway back to the Rathkeale House Hotel which is alongside the Greenway. There they can enjoy seasonal mince pies, whipped cream and tea/coffee at their leisure. Cyclists, with visibility gear and lights, are also welcome and we suggest that they also meet at the hotel at 12.30 and cycle outwards along the Greenway for approximately one hour or more towards Newcastle West/Barnagh Tunnel and then return in time to enjoy the refreshments. The round trip to the tunnel is close to 30 miles[48km].We recommend  that cyclists also wear a helmet for their own safety. Bike hire will also be available (preferably by prior booking) with pedalpursuitsbikehire@gmail.com 0868134061. Nollaig Shona do gach éinne agus beidh fáilte romhat ar an 27ú.

 

CHURCH: Formation for Lay Pastoral Ministry and Leadership’ which will be offered in the Diocese of Limerick next year.  The programme is a direct response to the action from the Synod in 2016 to train lay volunteer catechists/animators/coordinators to support faith development in our parishes and pastoral units.  The information evening at 7:30pm, Wednesday 27th November in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastlewest. You will find more information on this programme on www.limerickdiocese.org.

 

 

 

PEORIA, Ill. —The Diocese of Peoria announced Monday that Venerable Fulton Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at the city's Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

 

Archbishop Sheen had been ordained a priest of the diocese in that cathedral Sept. 20, 1919.

 

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/venerable-fulton-sheen-to-be-beatified-dec.-21-in-peoria

 

HOLOCAUST: Dozens of world leaders will visit Jerusalem to mark 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron are among those who have confirmed their participation in the fifth World Holocaust Forum.

 

 

 

KERRYMAN of 10th June 1967 mentions that Miss Margaret Brandon is making her first visit to homeland of her parents. She is niece of John Brandon and Jer Mulvihill of Aughrim East. Also mentioned was J Collins of Knockanure a promising footballer and athlete.

 

SCHOOL FOLKLORE: (no title)

 

“Martin Kennelly of Dromin was out very late one night at a wake.”

 

Martin Kennelly of Dromin was out very late one night at a wake. When he was coming

 

home he saw two men looking out over the ditch. Martin saluted them but got no answer. He got afraid then he went home as quickly as he could. He said it must be someone from the other world. When he got home they were all up waiting for him. They said some one knocked at the door and when they opened it they saw no one. His wife wanted to go to the wake and he said he would go with her so they set out. When they came to the place where he saluted them he said, "Look here they are again". His wife looked and what was there but Martin's own horse and jennet. Everyone was laughing at him.

 

Collector-  Peg Barry- Address   Derry, Co. Kerry- Informant,  Martin Kennelly-Address Dromin, Co. Kerry. Taken from Clounmacon School.

 

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“About a hundred years ago it was a common thing to find men working in the fields and in the bogs with a good knowledge not only of Irish but also of the classic.”

 

About a hundred years ago it was a common thing to find men working in the fields and in the bogs with a good knowledge not only of Irish but also of the classic. There was a man in Lixnaw whose name was Shawn Bawn McEllyott. Shawn was expelled out of Trinity College. When he was working in the bog he used talk in Latin to his companion who was also at one time in Trinity. Shawn's people were farmers in Ballyinagare in Lixnaw. Shawn went to Trinity first as a result of an examination. There was a gentleman farmer living near Lixnaw whose son was also going. He said. "What does a rough ignorant fellow want going there, he has no chance. Shawn heard this and his answer was. Tell him. I'll get a peg for my cap in a hall that no bostoon he ever reared will be able to get". Shawn studied in Trinity for a few weeks but could not conduct himself and had to leave it. From Peg Barry Clonmacon School.

 

 

 

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“There was a bank in Listowel and it was known as Roche's bank.”

 

There was a bank in Listowel and it was known as Roche's bank. The notes this bank issued was three and ten pence. There was a race meeting one day and Shawn was inside in a tent with one of his friends who was called Bel Shammy (a nickname) Shawn got one of the notes and copied it out. According as the notes were copied they were spent. Shawn is said to have made forty of them. Then he got too drunk to make any more. It is not known what happened Shawn over this but he and his friends had a royal day. From Wm Keane Clounmacon School.

 

More at  https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4613717/4611949

 

 

 

 

 

POPE in Thailand; Thirty-five years after St. John Paul II became the first pope to visit Thailand, Francis is marking the 350th anniversary of the creation of a stable apostolic vicariate in Thailand, then known as Siam, after Dominican missionaries first brought the faith in 1567, followed by members of Francis’ own Jesuit order.

 

https://apnews.com/cc179ca7e8844d13926b335aeb44ba22

 

 

 

 

 

2019 November 20 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on Tuesday 19th November AT 7.30PM.

 

VINTAGE: Knockanure Vintage Club, would like to say a very special thank you to all who took part in this year’s Vintage Run and especially our sponsors. The proceeds of the day went to “The Support Cancer Bus”.

 

PARISH has contributed €420 to Irish Church Commission & Agencies.  

 

SHOW 30th NOVEMBER;  “Stars In Their Own Eyes” concert will commence at 7.30pm in the Community Centre Moyvane. 

 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION MEETINGS: Fr Kevin would like to thank all who attended meetings last Tuesday evening and for the generosity shown by parents/guardians to help the children prepare for First Confession and First Holy Communion and also preparing the older children for the beautiful sacrament of Confirmation. Sincere thanks to the teachers in both schools for the preparation with these sacraments.     

 

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed - To The Kissane Family in Clontubrid, Listowel on the recent death of Richard Kissane. To The Leahy Family Moyvane and The O' Donoghue Family Listowel on their recent sad bereavements.

 

SYMPATHY: To Danny & Noreen Hughes & family, Aughrim on the recent death of Danny’s brother Matt Hughes, Castleisland.

 

 DEATH has occurred of Patrick M. (Patsy) Flynn of Rea, Kilmorna, on the 11th of November, 2019, at his residence. Pre-deceased by his parents Michael and Nora. Sadly missed by his brothers Michael and Brendan, sisters Sr. Margaret, Mary, Sr. Nora and Sheila, brother-in-law Michael, sister-in-law Sybil, nephew Michael, nieces Sybil, Catherine and Michelle, grandnephews, grandniece. Requiem Mass for Patsy was celebrated at St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, on Thursday afternoon,  with burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Jeremiah Behan, Tess Fitzgerald, Liam Flaherty, David Hegarty, Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Maureen Scollard, Pat Martin, Noreen McElligott, Margaret Halpin, Noreen Broderick, Richie Martin, Maureen Fitzmaurice, Michael Joe Flaherty, Liam Collins, Brendan Ferriter, Evelyn Scannell, Fr. John Horan, Joan Mullane, John Timothy Soules, Bridie Robinson, Jim Hudsan, James McCarthy, Mass in Moyvane;  Mon 18th at  7.30pm  for Holy Souls (All on November list); Tues  19th at 7.30pm for  Richard Sheehan Jnr, Moyvane Village; Wed 20th at 7.30pm for Patrick Scanlon, Moher; Fri  22nd at 7.30pm for Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle; Sat  23rd  at 7.30pm for  Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim, mass on Sun 24th at 11.00am for Mike Joe O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass Knockanure;

 

Thurs  21st at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (All on November list), and Mass on Sun  24th at 10.00am for Parishioners.

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS: A pack of 7 cards for €5 or two packs €7.  Cards have lovely pictures of our two delightful Churches.  By buying them you are supporting the upkeep of both Churches.  Available in the Parish Office, along with lots of Christmas stock including Cribs.    

 

AWARDS: Athea Utd Soccer Awards Night for The schoolboys and girls, will take place on Friday night,  22nd November, in the Top of the Town at 9:30pm. Music entertainment on the night will be provided by DJ Pat O’Donnell.

 

KOLKATA: Dermot Pierse (student) is making a trip to Kolkata at Easter volunteering. He has to raise over €2,000. The trip is part of the Hope Foundation programme.

 

ARDAGH: Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, November 24 from 1-30 to 4-30pm, in Ardagh Community Centre, and to date 17 stands, will display their products

 

VIGIL MASS ON SATURDAY 30th NOVEMBER; Please note that on Saturday 30th our Vigil Mass will be at 6.00pm to accommodate “Stars In Their Own Eyes” concert which will commence at 7.30pm the same-evening in the Community Centre. 

 

MOYVANE ICA:  Family Fun Day will take place at the Marian Hall on Sunday 24th November 2:00pm - 4:30pm. There will be a Jumble sale, book sale, cake sale plus lots of entertainment including Tommy the magician. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and have a photograph taken.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel Stokes, who was first woman home in the recent 10k race in Listowel, she was followed by Doreen Moore and Emma Larkin 3rd.

 

FREE FARMERS HEALTH SCREENING – will be held at the Listowel mart on Thursday the 21st of November from 11am to 2pm. The test will be a blood and glucose test, a weight check and a B.M.I test.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  There will be a full road closure on the Trien road from Monday the 18th to Friday the 22nd of November from 8am to 6pm. Diversion route will be in place. Info Pádraig on 086/6072159. Also works will continue next week from on the Moyvane / Tarbert road between the Newline road and Moyvane Village under a Road closure from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday. Access will be maintained for residents affected by closure but no through traffic. Info Shane on 087/9829576. 

 

VIDEO RACE NIGHT – in memory of the late John Paul will be held in Carmody’s Bar, Tarbert,  on Sat 23rd Nov. at 9pm. Monster raffle on the night (over 25 prizes ) as well as an Auction Race and special items for auction.

 

ST JOHN’S; Thursday 21st to Mon. 25th - Johnnie, a comic drama presented by local actors, details from 068 22566. 

 

COMHALTAS celebrated their 60th anniversary in Kerry last week. CCE was founded in 1951.   

 

TREE OF REMEMBRANCE –place a card on the tree. They will be remembered in a special way throughout the month of November.

 

PARKINSON’S INFORMATION NIGHT in Ard Chúram Listowel on Friday 22nd Nov at 7pm.

 

NOVEMBER 17TH – WORLD DAY OF THE POOR; At the end of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis proposed this annual Sunday as a day when we would focus on the poor locally and globally.  He sees it as setting the right tone for how we understand Christ the Universal King, which we celebrate the following Sunday.  In everyday life are we as merciful in life as Jesus was?  This day is a good opportunity to be aware of our own St. Vincent de Paul and indeed all the St. Vincent de Paul groups nationally who will help the poor in our country especially this Christmas time.   During the Sunday’s of Advent we will have baskets in both Churches collecting non-perishable food items and gifts for children for both boys and girls up to 12 years of age (marked clearly on the label).

 

HOSPICE: The Light to Remember Kerry Hospice Foundation virtual tree is now on -line.  You can buy a light for a loved one by clicking on the link.  Lighttoremember.com. and add a tribute in the live book.  There is also a light up celebration on Sun 8th Dec. at 5 p.m. in the grounds of University Hospital Kerry.

 

KNOCK SHRINE 2019 NIGHT VIGIL Sat December 7th 2019. With Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel. Vigil programme 10pm confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation, 12am vigil in Basilica, 4am concelebrated mass. Fare €30. Coach will leave Listowel @ 4.30pm. Phone (068) 21707 or (087) 3966399.

 

PRESENTATION MASS:  Presentation Day takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 21st – To mark the occasion, Presentation Secondary students & Staff are hosting the 11.30 a.m. on Sunday morning  (Nov.  24th.) They are participating in the Mass and will be singing with the Parish Choir.

 

PARKINSON’S INFORMATION NIGHT in Ard Chúram Listowel on Friday 22nd Nov at 7pm. Speakers: Dr Helena Moore (Bons), Nicola Kavanagh (Parkinson’s Ireland) and Ciara Breen (OT Kerry Memory Technology Room). All Welcome- please ring Ard Chúram on 068 22986 to register your place.”

 

SAGE SUPPORT & ADVOCACY FOR OLDER PEOPLE Information and Advice For Older People to be held at 2 p.m. Monday 25th Nov. 2019 At Listowel Family Resource Centre.  Learn how to plan for your future Learn about Enduring Power of Attorney Maintaining control of your income, benefits or property Advocacy for adequate Home Care Packages Supporting family members in organising care for people with advancing dementia. All welcome.

 

BEREAVEMENT MASS:. Abbeyfeale Parish  Bereavement Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 22 at 7pm. Olive Foley will speak on loss and bereavement. Names of those who have died over the year  and names of people from outside the parish that you would like remembered should be submitted to  the  Sacristy during the coming fortnight.  Tel 068/51915 during Mass times.

 

FEALESBRIDGE SOCIAL:  It's the 50th anniversary of the Fealesbridge Social and it is taking place in the Devon Inn on Friday, November 22.  Neily O'Connor from Killarney will provide the music following the meal.

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH:  Join Abbeyfeale Community Alert in celebrating the Christmas Season in style with lunch and dancing and afternoon tea at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, November 24 from 1-6pm.

 

IRISH RED CROSS CHRISTMAS CONCERT will take place on Friday November 22nd at 7.30pm in St John Church Ashe St Tralee, Featuring Killorglins Mens Social Club Choir, Danny O'Mahony, Matt Keane, Seamus O'Flarthra, Lloyd Fitzgibbons and Aireanach. Tickets €10, for bookings call 087 708 8395 or 087 927 6504.

 

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS – stage the production of “Arsenic & Old Lace” exclusively in Tarbert Community Centre on Sat. 30th Nov. and Sun. 1st Dec. at 8pm. Save the date.

 

GLÓRACH NEWS:  The supremely talented O'Leary sisters, Ruth and Joyce, who go under the name of Sephira, will be bringing their impressive live show to the Glórach Theatre on Friday, November 29.  Tickets are at present sold out.   Wednesday, November 20, there will be an open meeting of the AA. Friday, December 5 an opportunity to see the Active Retired Ladies new choir and African Drumming.   All welcome, there will be light refreshments served.  For any enquiries about these events, please don't hesitate to call us at 0871383940.

 

LATIN: The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Sun. 24th Nov at 12.00 noon. More info from LatinMassTralee@gmail.com

 

MEDJUGORJE DATES for 2020. May 19th. June 23rd. July 28th. Sept 22nd. All flights ex Cork with Aer Lingus and Joe Walsh Tours. Cost 625 euro which includes early booking  offer of 100 euro off if paid by Dec 15th.  7 nights all inclusive. Accompanied by Spiritual Directors. Contact Tom Dennehy on 0876468658.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Develop your speaking skills and your self confidence at West Limerick Toastmasters.  First and third Wednesday of the month.

 

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO CHURCH: Sales have picked up a pace over the last week with enquiries from as far away as England. Tickets at €25 are available by ringing the dedicated ticket line on 089 4356981 or from Moss the Farmers, The Coffee Pot, Ann Lyons. O’Donoghues Spar and Kathleen’s Foodstore.  Doors open at 7pm.

 

GLIN: Well done: Well done to gymnast Miriam O’Connor who competed at the 2019 National Series FIG Team Championship over the weekend in Dublin.  Miriam and her friends at Aerial Gymnastics Club brought home 7 National medals, 2 Gold and 5 Silver medals.

 

Glin Old Fair Day takes place this year on Saturday, December 7.  Like previous years, the craft fair will take place in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall with 20/22 table spots available to purchase for €20 ahead.  If you are interested in securing a table please contact Michael Donnellan on 087 9953577.

 

Glin ICA: will host the Senior Citizens Party at Cloverfield Daycare Centre on Sunday 24th November at 1.00 p.m.  Please hand I your names to Sheila at Wallaces, Mary at Hogans or Frances at McNamaras before the 20th November as places are limited.

 

THOUGHT: I could barely keep control of my feelings, and they forced me to paste on that pained fake smile, the one you have to wear when good people try to help you. But don’t, because they can’t. The chatty ones offered what they thought were Deep Words of Comfort, when no words beyond “I’m sorry” or “I’m praying” or “I’ve been there” helped.

 

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PAPERS:  Irish Press 1931-1995, Friday, July 03, 1987; Page: 4

 

Long cherished homecoming, By BRIAN McLAUGHLIN

 

 FROM ALL OVER the U.S. they came, as they made a sentimental pilgrimage to the land of their forefathers. Long family members with their proud Kerry roots, worshipped in the village church at Ballylongford where their ancestors were married, and made a touching visit to the cemetery where they were burled. The trip to Ireland was inspired by a very successful family member, businessman Denis Long, vice-president and group executive of Anhauser-Busch Companies Inc., with Its Budweiser Beer' connections.

 

Some 63 Longs, from as far apart as Texas, California, Illinois, Virginia, Missouri, Minnesota and Arizona, to mention only a few states, are spending this week viewing the sights of Kerry from their Killarney base, and reminiscing with Kerry cousins.

 

It is their first time in Ireland for a lot of the people who met distant cousins living around the Ballybunion area — the Longs, Carrs and Healys — and shared their homecoming with them.

 

The man who brought the Long name from Kerry to the U.S. was Bartholomew from Ballybunion, who made the long trek to St. Louis. He was a son of Timothy and Johanna Long, who were farmers.

 

Bartholomew became a superintendent of schools and the family grew and spread. "When we were organising to come here, we knew where the different groups were, and they were contacted by letter," said Bob Long, uncle of Denis.

 

On Monday the group made the nostalgic trip to Ballylongford church, where Timothy and his wife, Johanna Broderick, were married on June 29, 1835.

 

There was a moment of special reverence when Fr. Declan O'Connor showed them the parish records and the marriage certificate of Timothy and Johanna.

 

The group, accompanied by their Irish cousins, continued to nearby Lisselton cemetery, where they prayed at the grave of Timothy and Johanna. The day came to a happy conclusion in Ballybunion, where Irish-American Longs and Irish Longs, Carrs and Healys shared family memories and had an evening of Irish entertainment.

 

Last night there was a reunion banquet in Killarney and the Longs return to their U.S. homes this weekend.

 

Kerry Evening Star 1902-1914, Monday, January 09, 1905; Page: 2

 

DEATH OF MRS T M FOLEY, LYRE LISSELTON.

 

It is with feelings of regret we have to chronicle the death of Mrs. Timothy Michael Foley, Lyre, which occurred on Christmas Day, between the Masses, fortified by the rites of our Holy Mother Church, at the advanced age of 85 years. Deceased was a member of one of the most respected families in North Kerry.

 

The funeral on Tuesday, 27th, was large and representative.

 

The chief mourners were—Ml. Foley, John Foley, Timothy Foley, Listowel (sons), Mrs.

 

 

 

B. Galvin (daughter), Margaret, Bridget, Mary, Annie, Kate and Tim Foley (grandchildren),  Amongst those who attended were-Thos. Gibson, senr., and Thos. Gibson, junr., Listowel; Ml. McDonnell, victualler, Listowel; John Collins, Michael O'Connor and Patrick O'Connor, Listowel (cousins), John Moran, Thomas Moran, Patrick Moran (cousins), Jn. Walsh, R.D.C. ; John Boland, R.D. C. ; Mce Gunn, R.D.C. ; Ml. Nolan, R.D.C; Thos. Keane, R.D.C ; Patk. Nolan, stationmaster ; John Gunn, David Gunn, Dl. Boland, Ml. Foley, Thos. Kissane, John Kissane, John Kissane, junr.; Thomas McNamara, John McNamara, Mce. Coughlan, Dl. Coughlan, Jn Kissane, Glouria; J. McMahon, N.T.; Ml. Dillon, N.T. ; Patk. Long, John Long, Patk. Long, junr.; James Leonard, Ml. Leonard, John Leonard, Tim Lyons .  Letters of condolence were received from various friends and relatives, including Sisters Elizabeth and Joseph Collins (cousins), and Sister Vincent, presentation Convent, Killarney.

 

 

 

The remains were borne on the shoulders of her friends and well-wishers to the local cemetery, Lisselton, and deposited in one of the family vaults, where many a silent tear was shed.

 

The demise of this good Christian lady has very forcibly recalled to mind the dark days of '46 and '47, and has severed the last link in the chequered history of an old and respected North Kerry family the Messrs Collins, formerly of Farranstack.

 

By their charitable actions in those gloomy times they saved hundreds of people living on the slopes of Knockanore from starvation and death. There was no night during the severity of those famine times, but preparations had to be made by direction of the old man, for the many calls of the morning by men, women and children seeking the necessaries of life, and it would appear that none had ever to leave without having their hunger appeased. Nor had this system been confined to the people of the locality; the pool and the Stranger were always welcome, and everything in the household, from milk curdled in large metal boilers to the sheep and the heifer killed, was turned into food for the starving ones. What a noble history of a noble people. But the saving of the lives of the people was too much for the landlords to bear; what though millions of Irishmen may die of famine rather than that landlord usurers should forego  one farthing of their claims; and in grateful acknowledgement of their kindness in saving the lives of many, the landlord made a swoop on their cattle for one year's rent ; but the people rose en masse, and rescued them from the sheriff, and subsequently distributed them for protection among their friends. The estate bailiffs were then busy, found out the different places where the cattle were kept,: and had them seized again; but, to their dismay, were rescued again. Not being satisfied with destroying the chattels on  the farm, the landlord resorted to the extreme measure of eviction ; and though the scenes enacted at the seizures were extremely harsh and severe, they paled entirely before those at the eviction, when cries and murmurs went forth from the surrounding hills, breathing anathema on the head of that Government that gave powers of extirpation and destruction to such a relentless class.

 

 

 

It was nothing new in those evil days to find cart-loads of corn wending their way to the market towns—for the purpose of making impossible rents, and meeting on their way the bottomless coffins being taken to the churchyard on some primitive mode of conveyance, to fill up those coffin less graves that were then so numerous, as the result of starvation, while there was plenty in the land to tide over the crop failure if properly utilised. And though the mills of heaven grind slowly, yet they always grind finely. We have seen recently, in examination before the Trinity College Commission sitting at Listowel, where it was admitted by Mr. Blacker-Douglas that he owed 2.5 years arrears of rent in good times to the head landlord-the College ; his father evicted this generous, charitable and noble-minded family in the famine years for only one year’s rent, as if in revenge for having become sensible to the miseries of the poor, and banished them from their homes, to see in the Western world a new existence—that land of freedom where the statue of liberty with flambeau in hand gives light to the world.  The old lady, the subject of this report, was a large-hearted and generous person to the Iast, and though not possessing the extensive means of her father in early life, she always held to the traditions of the family in here extreme kindness to the poor. She died full of years and honour, attended weekly by her spiritual director, Rev. F. O'Connor, Ballybunion, and with all the comforts necessary to soul and body, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. May her soul rest in peace, is the heartfelt prayer of everyone that knew her. American and Melbourne papers, please copy.

 

 

 

The Australian columnist Gerard Henderson says a lack of fire reduction burn offs “clearly seems to be an issue in New South Wales," as fires continue to ravage the state.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IWtTbcrGxo

 

 

 

 

 

2019 November 13 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS IN LIXNAW ON Tuesday 19th November AT 7.30PM.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, on Monday 11th November 2019. Mass at 12pm for the deceased members of the Community and followed by a Meal.

 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION: Parents of First Holy Communicants from both schools are asked to attend a meeting at 7.15pm in Moyvane Church this coming Tuesday 12th Nov. to discuss preparation for First Confession and First Holy Communion.   Then at 8pm the parents of children for Confirmation are asked to attend to discuss enrolment and preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  It is important that each child is represented at these meetings.

 

CHRISTMAS SENIOR CITIZENS DINNER: in the Marian Hall on Sunday 17th Nov starting with Mass at

 

 12.30pm followed by Christmas dinner and party.  Info Noreen O’Connell on 49238 or Elaine Flaherty on 49692.

 

ATHEA JOURNAL, please send in your articles and photographs.

 

MURHUR N.S:  Used Clothes Collection in support of school funds. Recycle your used clean clothes, bags, belts, shoes, bed linen but not duvets or pillows. Collection date is Thursday 21st Nov at 9:30am. Drop bags to the school any time between 9:20am and 12:30pm.

 

KNOCKANURE VALLEY B-ALERT GROUP:  invites you to attend the launch of Knockanure Valley B-Alert Group on Monday 18th November in Knockanure Community Centre at 8pm.  In attendance will be Muintir Na Tire and An Garda Síochána.  All welcome.

 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE in Duagh Sports Complex on 17th November 2019.  To book a table please phone 087 2684540.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Minor works will continue on the Trien Road, contact Pádraig on 086/6072159. Works will continue next week from Monday the 11th Nov on the Moyvane / Tarbert road under a Road closure, Access for residents affected by closure but no through traffic, ring Vincent at 087/9980226.

 

MASS Moyvane Tues 12th at 10.00am for Special Intention (operation), and Mass on Sunday 17th at 12.30pm, for Senior Citizen in the Marian Hall.   

 

SYMPATHY to Eileen Roche, Glin Road on the death of her aunt Peggy O’Carroll, Listowel whose funeral took place last week.          

 

DEATH took place on Wednesday 23rd October 2019  of Nora O'Donoghue (née Leahy)

 

Perth, Australia and Gurtcurreen, Listowel & Clounbrean, Moyvane. Predeceased by her baby daughter Leah O’Donoghue and niece Róisín Curtin. Beloved wife of Tony (Tod). Loving daughter of Pat and Mary Leahy. Sister of Johanna, Mary B and Trish. Brothers in law Gerard Curtin, Joseph Curtin, Paudie Sheehan, Richie & Paul O'Donoghue. Sisters in law Regina and Brenda O'Donoghue. Mother in law Mary O'Donoghue. Very sadly missed by her nephews Colm, Gearóid and Marc and her niece Ruth, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours and her many dear friends. Requiem Mass for Nora was celebrated at 1pm in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Thursday. Nora O’Donoghue was laid to rest afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

 

DEATH took place on Nov. 3rd 2019 of Thomas Anthony Hanrahan of Aughrim, Moyvane, & New York Tom is survived by his wife Ann (Nee Morris), by his side for 54 blessed years. He is also survived by his six children: Tom was a proud grandfather of twenty grandchildren. Tom was the fifth of seven children born on May 13, 1939, to Thomas and Mary Ellen (Nee Egan) Hanrahan. He is survived by his siblings, Den, Billy, Mary, Brendan and predeceased by siblings Con and Helen. Tom will also be missed by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and dear friends here and abroad. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday 9th Nov. at 10.45 am. at St. Margaret of Cortona Church. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Grace Mary Brosnan, Paddy Flavin, Christina Scanlon, Elizabeth O’Connor, Sr. Eithne Finucane, Margaret Forde, Richard Cotter, Nuala O’Flaherty, Philomena McAuliffe, Helmuit Kostal, Anne Barry, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins,  Gus Cremin, Harold Sheahan, Tom Meehan, Michael White, Robert Corridan, Tom Scanlon, Mossie O’Halloran, Mary Moloney, Norrie Brady, Rita Kelly, Tom Barrett, Patrick Stackpool. Mass Moyvane; Mon 11th at       7.30pm for Holy Souls (all on November list); Fri 15th at 7.30pm  for John Buckley, New Houses & deceased of the Buckley & Kiely families; Sat 16th at 7.30pm for Theresa Barrett, Chicago (1st Anni), her grandparents Danny & Julia Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy & dec., relatives, Michael & Margaret Mulvihill & Joan & Matty Dunne, and Mass on Sun  17th at 11.00am for Noreen O’Driscoll, Farranree, Cork. Mass Knockanure;  Wed 13th at  7.30pm for Robert Connor, Kilbaha; Thurs  14th at 7.30pm for  Holy Souls (all on November list), and Sun  17th Mass at 10.00am for Paddy Flavin, Kilmeaney, his  wife Bridie & brother Jack.

 

ROSARY AT TEAMPILL BAN graveyard - Ballybunnion Rd. at 3pm each Sunday during November.  All welcome.

 

ST JOHN’S; 15th Nov. Dark Side of The Moon- Pink Floyd Tribute by Girish Paul and Thursday 21st to Mon. 25th - Johnnie, a comic drama presented by local actors, details from 068 22566.

 

GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm.  Friday, November 29 Sepheria.  Crime Prevention Meeting Wednesday, November 13.  Open meeting of AA Wednesday, November 20 – everyone welcome, light refreshments served.  Seenager choir (Senior Teenagers over 55).  5 places left for facilitated singing and African Drumming Sessions for the 6 week programme which is on for the next 4 Thursdays from 11am – 12.30pm.  Contact Damien Ahern on 087 9042477.

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY Tarbert – On Monday 11th Nov. at 11am there will be a prayer service, wreath laying and a Remembrance Ceremony at the Memorial Plaza for the 12 young men from the parish who died in two World Wars. Everybody welcome to attend.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – On Sat. 16th Nov. at 7.30pm in the Bridewell, Patrick Lynch will give a talk entitled “Murder Most Foul – the true story of the last woman to be hanged by the Irish State in 1925.”

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Sage support and Advocacy for older people – 2pm Mon 25th Nov.  Learn to plan your future, power of attorney, income, benefits, home care packages etc.  Contact the Centre on 23584, for more details. 

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES ATHEA:  Tutor Michael Broderick, Top of the Town Friday nights; Beginners 7.15 – 7.45pm, Advanced 7.45 – 8.15pm.

 

ROAD CRASH: World Remembrance Day for Road Crash Victims: To mark this day, mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sun. 17th Nov. at 9am.  All are welcome.

 

WW1 North Kerry Dead were remembered at 11.30am Mass in Listowel, Sun. 10th Nov.

 

FOOD FAIR: Ballylongford Craft & Food Fair will be held on Sun. 17th Nov in the Parish Hall.  Doors open from 10am-5pm.

 

MASS Listowel:  Wed. 13th for Tom & John Daly, Bridge Road / Betty Kennelly, Ashfield, Months Mind at 10.30am.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 11th Nov. after 10.30am. Mass in the Parish Room, Listowel.

 

FEALESBRIDGE SOCIAL:  It's the 50th anniversary of the Fealesbridge Social and is taking place in the Devon Inn on Friday, November 22. Neily O'Connor from Killarney will provide the music following the meal which year after year has been superb. Ticket price has remained €25.

 

MORE EVENTS: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tues.12th Nov at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.  This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

 

The Irish Red Cross will host a charity concert on Fri. Nov. 22nd at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Ashe St., Tralee.  Doors opened at 7pm, tickets €10 & bookings can be made on 087 927 6504.  On Dec. 22nd we are hosting the Christmas Tea Party in the Grand Hotel in Denny St, from 2-6pm. Music, tea/coffee and light refreshments provided. Booking essential. 087 708 8395. Tickets €5 each.

 

Social Dancing every Friday night in Parish Hall, Ballylongford 7.30-9pm.  All welcome.

 

Ardfert Retreat Centre:  Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting every Mon. 7.30pm; Growing as Followers of Jesus Christ: Dr. Jessie Rogers, Sat. 16th Nov & Sat. 7th Dec. 10am-2pm; Remembrance Mass for our Bereaved: Fr. Donal O'Connor, Tues. 19th Nov. 7.30pm; Listening to the word of God - Experiencing Life in all its Abundance: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC, Sat. 23rd Nov. 10am-2pm; Advent Retreat: Fr. Mossie Kelliher SMA, Fri. 13th - Sun. 15th Dec. Bookings essential Phone: 0667134276.

 

TEA DANCE in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Sunday 17th Nov. 3 to 6pm., refreshments served at 4.15pm. all welcome.        

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH:  Join Abbeyfeale Community Alert in celebrating the Christmas Season in style with lunch and dancing and afternoon tea at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, November 24 from 1-6pm.  Short talks from Community Gardai and Fire Officer on how to stay safe this winter.  Lunch catered by Conor McCarthy of The Kitchen Table.  Tickets €20 available from Batt Harnett, The Square, Ann Lyons, The Square, Kathleen’s Foodstore, Convent St., and committee members including Mossie Gleeson, Mary Mc Arthur, Marian Harnett. Music by Paddy Quilligan.

 

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS – stage the production of “Arsenic & Old Lace” exclusively in Tarbert Community Centre on Sat. 30th Nov. and Sun. 1st Dec. at 8pm.

 

PLAY: The Killarney Theatre Company proudly presents a comedy play "A Papal Blessing” by Ray O’Sullivan in Ceolann Centre Lixnaw on Sat 16th Nov. at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets can be

 

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  Official switch on will take place on Saturday, November 30 at 4pm.

 

 PREVENTION WORTH A POUND OF CURE: you are cordially invited to attend a presentation at Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, November 13, which will deal with three main topics: 1. Crime Prevention in general; 2. Making your Farm or Rural Property more secure; 3. Family Support and Safety within the Home. We can guarantee the presence of our three speakers, namely Sergeant Ber Leetch – CPO, Henry St., Limerick, Garda Station; Barry Carey – Irish Farmers Association and Deirdre Barrett from ADAPT.

 

TREE OF REMEMBRANCE – You are invited to write the names of your beloved dead on a card provided and place it on the tree.

 

DECLAN COYLE MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER– SIMPLY LIFE CHANGING Thursday 14th Nov. Listowel community Centre. Tickets €20, OAP/Students €10.  Tickets Listowel Parish Office.

 

BEREAVEMENT MASS:. Abbeyfeale Parish Bereavement Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 22 at 7pm. Olive Foley will speak on loss and bereavement. Names of those who have died over the year  and names of people from outside the parish that you would like remembered should be submitted to  the  Sacristy during the coming fortnight.  Tel 068/51915 during Mass times.

 

KNOCK ALL NIGHT VIGIL:  Pro-Life Vigil on Saturday, December 7 Saturday Midnight to Sunday Morning departing Dero’s Main St at 3pm on December 7.  Contact Deros  064 6631251.

 

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO the Church of the Assumption on Friday, December 6 will be supported by the Abbeyfeale Senior Choir under the direction of Dee Dennison.  The very popular Lost Souls led by Dr. Mick O’Donnell will also perform on the night.  Ticket line on 089 4356981 or from Moss the Farmers, Ann Lyons and O’Donoghues Spar.  Doors open at 7pm.

 

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND:  The next residential weekend will be held at The Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th to 17th November.  To book phone 064/664319 or 086/6095168 or www.marriageencounter.ie 

 

TRALEE St John's Parish Bazaar. Takes place on the weekend of Friday November 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday December 1st.

 

RAMBLING House Knockalougha, Knocknagoshel. Having restored an old farmhouse which was built in the 1860's we run a rambling house on the 3rd Tuesday of every month to keep alive the culture and heritage of the people and place of the area and surrounding districts.  Contact 087 2291583, kherlihy13@hotmail.com

 

CLASSES:  Some places are available on the following classes in the Further Education & Training Centre, Abbeyfeale (The Old Tech): Beginners Art Class, Beginners Upcycling Furniture, General cookery class (demonstration), Christmas cookery class (Demonstration), Christmas Arts & Crafts. If you wish to register for any of the above, call Mary in the office: 06831198.

 

GALILEE – Fr. Juan Solana build a retreat centre in Galilee.  It began in 2009 and is now near completion.  While they were putting up the centre the Magdala stone was discovered.  The centre is called Magdala and has accommodation for sixty. Clare man Fr. Eamon Kelly lives and works there.  He is contactable at www.magdala.org 

 

YOUTH CONFERENCE will be held at Clongowes Wood College from 27th to 30th Dec., details from www.afcmteamireland.org

 

 IRISH AID:   This year’s Irish Aid Volunteering Fair took place on Saturday November 9th   At the Hibernia Conference Centre of Dublin Castle, Open to the public 11.00am – 4.00pm

 

There were 30+ volunteer sending agencies showcasing their work in the main conference room throughout the day. For more information email ruth@comhlamh.org

 

THOUGHT: Give yourself time to grieve. It may take several years just to accept the finality of a loss, that someone is gone forever, and even more to work, through your emotions.

 

OLD PAPERS:

 

Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, September 25, 1886; Page: 3

 

Getting Goods under False Pretences.

 

CHARGE AGAINST AN EX-POLICE CONSTABLE.  MAGISTERIAL ENQUIRY

 

(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT).

 

Listowel Thursday. Mr Gerald M'Elligott, J.P., sat at the courthouse yesterday, to hear charges of getting monies and other goods under false pretences, preferred by District -Inspector Rice against ex constable Meehan, late of the Knockanure police protection hut. The defendant, who was brought up in custody, looked haggard, as if he had been drinking hard recently.

 

 Thomas J Cronin was the first witness examined, and on being sworn said, in reply to District-Inspector  Rice—That he lived at  Knockanure, and he knew the defendant  (Constable Meehan) to be stationed there, for the past two months, he got letter from his servant-boy who stated that he got, it from the constable; the letter was addressed to the proprietor of Stack’s Drapery establishment; he happened to come into town that day, and he gave the letter to Mr Nolan, who is the manage of  Mr Stack's M.P's drapery establishment ; it was on a Friday, towards the end of the month, but he said not to fix the date; Mr Nolan told him the nature of the letter, that it was an order for boots on approval; he told Mr Nolan to send them up to M Gingley's and that he would take them from that place to Knockanure; the boots were Sent up, and he took them away home with him, the next morning the servant woman from the protection post came for them, he was in at the time, and gave the woman the boots, knowing that she was a barrack servant, her name was Mrs Griffin. To the Bench—She asked for a parcel for Constable Meehan, and I gave her the parcel which, contained four pairs of boots. That was all he knew, about the matter,

 

 In reply to the Bench, the prisoner said that he did not think the case would be heard until Saturday, otherwise Mr Creagh would have been there to defend him. District-Inspector Rice said that if he had been made aware of that, he would have sent for Mr Creagh. Prisoner—I mentioned it to the men coming up.

 

Mr Creagh was sent for-

 

Mr David Nolan on being sworn, said—He was the manager of Mr Stack's drapery establishment ; on Friday, the 27th of August, he received a letter (produced) from this last witness ; he did not remember whether there was an envelope on it or not; that purported to be addressed from the Knockanure constabulary hut; it requested of him to send out a pair of boots on approval, and if they were suitable, he (the constable) would pay for them at the end of the month when he would get his pay ; consequently, he sent the boots up to Mr. Bernard  M'Ginley's, where the last witness told him to send them ; the value of the boots was £2 -5s-6d ; the value of each pair respectively was 10s., 10s. 6d., I2s and 13s, ; he identified the boots on the table as being three out of the four pairs which he sent to be left at Mr M'Gingley's for prisoner ; the boots on prisoner's feet were similar to the missing pair ; but he could not identify them; by the private mark he identified them ; but the marks were worn off the boots on prisoner's feet. Mr Creagh, Solr., who hold been sent for, came into court during the Examination, and took up the defence. He read over the depositions,  and said he had no Questions to ask, except to know what were the specific charges Against his client, Mr David Barry on being sworn,  said he belonged to the firm of Barry and Clancy ; he knew the defendant for some short time"; on the 28th of August last, the prisoner went into his establishment, and asked for the loan of a £, which he gave him ; the prisoner was dressed in civilians clothes at the time, but that did not surprise him, as the men are frequently in plain clothes lately; he believed that prisoner was in the force at the time ; he could, not say whether prisoner was on duty or not at the time, nor did he remember Whether prisoner said he was or not. District-Inspector Rice was about to put a

 

question to witness, that would tend to refresh his-memory on the point ; but Mr Creagh objected.  The Bench would not allow any leading questions, or any questions that would suggest the answer.". Witness (continuing) said he was not paid that money yet; but Head-Constable Carroll came for him, and on going down to the police barracks, the prisoner told him that the Inspector had his back pay, and that he would be paid by him.

 

District -Inspector Rice said he had something about £3 of the prisoner's pay; but he had no power of paying Mr Barry out of it. Sergeant Jeremiah Cummins, on being sworn, said he was in charge of the Knockanure police hut; the defendant was under his command there; he tendered his resignation on or about the 23rd of August; be delivered up his arms about eight o'clock; he was dismissed from ranks and pay ; but he had an allowance ; his things were at the hut yet ; his gross monthly pay was £4 15s. 4d.

 

District-Inspector Rice, on being sworn, said he received a report on 9th August from Sergeant Cummins, which stated a charge of drunkenness against prisoner ; about the 21st of August he received a constables resignation, both of which he forwarded to his authorities ; on the 27th of August he received a telegram suspending Constable Meehan from the ranks of pay and duty from that date : he sent Head-Constable Carroll to inform him of it ; I on the first of September he received instructions from Head-Quarters that Constable Meehan’s services were no longer required, and to pay him his back pay up to that date; he could not inform him of these instructions, as the constable had left his hut since  the  28th, and did not return at that date ; on the evening of the 8th inst., about 8 o'clock, the constable came to him for his pay; in the meantime, inconsequence of something? which had come to his knowledge, he had him arrested on a charge of getting monies and goods under false pretences.

 

The enquiry was then adjourned until nine o’clock on Friday. On the hearing of the charges preferred by District-Inspector Rice, against ex-constable Meehan, being resumed on Friday, Mrs Griffin, servant at the Knockanure police hut, on being sworn, said she brought a parcel of boots from Cronin's house for the defendant ; she saw the defendant opening the parcel, and taking out boots;. that was on a Saturday.  Constable Thomas M'Gushion, on being sworn, deposed that he was stationed at the Knockanure police hut; he knew the defendant to be stationed there with him; he saw him getting a parcel of boots, and putting on one pair; that was on the 28th. of August ; he left the hut on that date, and had not since returned ; his boxes were in the hut yet ; Constable Reilly brought his portmanteau into town ; the other three pairs of boots were in it; it was not locked, but was strapped up ; on the 4th inst. he received a letter from defendant, asking him to carry his private property in the kit to the Kilmorna railway station (letter produced), His Worship asked if the defendant would have been punished or dismissed for a similar charge of drunkenness.  District Inspector Rice said he would not; that but for these charges he might have been left off with a caution.  Mr Creagh said there was no evidence to show that his client had any intention of getting these things under false pretences, on the contrary he had told his officer not to pay for them.  District-inspector Rice said he did not want to act the part of the Bankruptcy Court. It was a very painful duty to him to have to bring on those charges, yet he felt it his duty to have them cleared up. His Worship said the Inspector had acted quite right up to the moment that he read the letter asking to have his goods removed to the railway station, he fully believed the defendant had no intention of committing any offence. However, as the charges: were not proved he would refuse to give information, but he ordered that Mr Barry £1 be paid back to him, and that the boots be paid for,

 

 

 

The witness of deep contagious happiness flowing from awareness of God’s presence and love — stoked by Mass, prayer, confession and charity — is the best means to attract people to that same Source.

 

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/prayers-for-the-fallen-away-do-work-miracles

 

 

 

 

 

HERO: Goodyear accepting nominations for annual Highway Hero Award

 

  11/5/2019 - Akron, OH - Goodyear is accepting nominations for its annual Highway Hero Award, which honors truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. The 2019 Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Paul Mathias, a driver for System Transport of Cheney, WA, administered CPR to save the life of a young passenger involved in a car accident. “It’s incredibly humbling to hear story after story of the selflessness of so many of our nation’s truck drivers,” said Gary Medalis, marketing director, Goodyear North America. “Goodyear’s Highway Hero Award gives us an opportunity to share these incredible stories and celebrate the extraordinary deeds of truck drivers in the ordinary course of their work.” A panel of representatives from the trucking industry will select the next Goodyear Highway Hero from among three finalists identified by Goodyear. The winner will be announced in March 2020, coinciding with the annual Mid-America Trucking Show, and will receive a cash award, among other prizes. Each finalist will also receive a cash prize and various items. Nominations must be submitted before December 31, and meet the following criteria to be considered for the award: A full-time truck driver; residing in the U.S. or Canada; the heroic incident must have happened in the U.S. or Canada; nominee’s truck must have had 12 wheels or more at the time of the incident; nominee must have been on the job, or on the way to or from work in his or her truck, at the time of the incident; and the incident must have taken place between November 16, 2018 and November 16, 2019. This marks the 37th year Goodyear will be honoring a truck driver with this award. Past Goodyear Highway Hero Award winners include a truck driver who ripped the back door from a burning car to save two passengers, and a driver who dove into a pond to pull a child from a submerged car.

 

 

 

2019 November 6 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

RAMBLING House is taking place on Thursday 7th November 2019 at 8 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 November 2019.  On that day Mass will take place at 12pm for the deceased members of the Community and followed by a Meal. Bus times will take place at an earlier time.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance. If attending please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

CHIROPODIST:  In the Marian Hall on Friday 8th November at 10am.  To book phone Noreen on 49238.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €6800 jackpot on Friday 1st November.

 

Numbers drawn were 8, 14, 19, and 26. Lucky dip winners of €25 were;1. Declan O’Connor, Kilmeaney; 2. Martina O’Connor-Browne, Asdee; 3. Danny Flavin, Bunagara; 4. Anne Dunne, Ballygologue Park; 5. Joe Mulvihill, Moyvane. Next draw on Friday 8th November with jackpot up to €6900.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT/TEXT ALERT: are having their Annual Community get together night on this Monday night 4th Nov at Knockanure Community Centre at 7.30 p.m., Refreshments served.   We have invited the Gardaí, Supt. Patwell Listowel, Sgt Paula Kelleher Community Officer and Sgt Jim Foley District Community Officer to address our gathering; also personnel will speak on the Drug Problem in Rural Areas.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.  Chair: John Stackpoole. Secretary: Margaret Carmody.

 

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB:  wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection and to their collectors.  Amount raised €615.  

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Duagh/Lyreacrompane calls will be on Wednesday 6th November.  Knockanure on Thursday 7th November and Moyvane on Friday 8th November.

 

SHOW: We are delighted to announce that Moyvane GAA will be hosting 'Stars in Their Own Eyes' fundraising event on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 8pm in the Community Centre, Moyvane.

 

SPONSORSHIP Fund of E205,000 is being set up by EirGrid, and applications are being sought from Knockanure to Kilpaddoge.

 

FIRST Communion Class Murhur, Enrolment Ceremony Tues 5th at 7.00pm, All welcome (No Mass). SYMPATHY:  to Pat and Mary Leahy and family, Clounbrane on the sudden death of their daughter Nora in Australia and to the O’Donoghue family in Listowel.  To Madge Groarke and family, The Village on the death her brother Joe McKenna in the UK and to all the McKenna family.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Peter O’Connell, John Shanahan, Eamon Dunlea, Bridie Histon, Liam Lynch, Austin Stack, Jerry O’Carroll, Margaret Deenihan, Liam O’Connor, Peg Stack, Mary Langford, Mai Lane, John Eymard O’Connor, Sr. M Ita O’Connor, Mary Kennelly, Mary Ellen Houlihan, , Bett Histon. Mass Moyvane; Mon          4th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (all on November lists); Tues 5th Mass at 8pm in the Marian Hall –for all the deceased members of the ICA, all welcome; Wed 6th at  8.00pm  for Mick Shine, Kent & l/o Kilbaha (Rec Dec); Sat  9th at 7.30pm for  Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, & deceased of the Sheahan & Culhane families, and Mass on Sun 10th at 11.00am for Joan Mulvihill, Moher. Knockanure Mass on Thurs 7th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (all on November lists), and mass on Sun             10th at 10.00am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure, and deceased of the Carmody family.

 

ROSARY was recited on Sunday, November 3rd at 11.30am in Holy Cross, Athea for those buried there. And on the following Sunday, November 10th in Templeathea. This will continue for the month of November for the Holy Souls.

 

CEMETERIES ON SUNDAY (NOV. 3rd ) prayers were said at 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery

 

3.00pm St. John Paul II Cemetery and at 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery.

 

NORTH KERRY WW1 DEAD will be remembered at 11.30 Mass Listowel, Sunday 10th Nov. Army Colour Party will participate.

 

FAIR DAY in Athea; The Fair will be held on Saturday, November 9th.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Connie 89 and Patie 88 (O’Sullivan) of Lower Road, Athea.

 

KNOCK SHRINE: Night Vigil, The Feast of Immaculate  Conception,  Saturday  7th December.  Departs: Tralee (railway station) at 4:30pm.  Contact:  O’Shea’s on 066-7180123.

 

FOOD FAIR Listowel runs from 7th to 11th November, this is their 25th anniversary year.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Stop and Go system on the R523 [Banbury’s Cross to Gurtaglanna Cross] on Monday the 4th and Tuesday the 5th November. There will be a full road closure on the Trien road from Monday the 4th until Friday the 8th of November from 8am to 6pm. Diversion will be in place.  Info Pádraig on 086/6072159. Works will continue next week from Monday the 4th October on the Moyvane / Tarbert road under a road closure, access for residents affected by closure but no through traffic, contact. Vince on 087/9980226.

 

SHOW: We are delighted to announce that Moyvane GAA will be hosting 'Stars in Their Own Eyes' fundraising event on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 8pm in the Community Centre, Moyvane.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING: will take place on Tuesday, 5th November at 7.00 pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel. All members are asked to attend.

 

BAZAAR Group in Listowel are seeking items for their hamper baskets.

 

HALF MARATHON in Listowel on Nov. 7th.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY:  In the Marian Hall on Sunday November 17th.  Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner, music, dance, raffle and evening tea. Book with Noreen O’Connell on 49238 or Elaine Flaherty on 49692 before Monday November 11th. 

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: Wishes to acknowledge receipt of grant allocation of €2,000 from the Community Support Fund (Kerry County Council) which was used to part fund the tarmac surface on the final section of the Village Walk to the Restored Lime Kiln and picnic area. 

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES ATHEA:  Tutor Michael Broderick, Top of the Town Friday nights; Beginners 7.15 – 7.45pm, Advanced 7.45 – 8.15pm.

 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE in Duagh Sports Complex on 17th November 2019.  To book a table please phone 087 2684540.

 

THE 27TH VILLAGE FESTIVAL: took place over the Bank Holiday weekend. Moyvane Development

 

Association would like to thank all who helped over the weekend. Thanks to our patrons and sponsors who have supported us down through the years. Thanks also to The Community Sports Hall Committee, The Marian Hall Committee and Fr Kevin for the use of the various facilities over the weekend. Finally, we would like to thank all those who supported our fund raising raffle which took place in conjunction with the festival. Thanks to The Connacht Hotel Galway, The Killarney Oaks, and Hollys Gala who very generously sponsored the beautiful prizes. Congratulations to the winners: 1st prize: Maurice Sheehy SSE Tarbert. 2nd Prize: Anne Fitzmaurice, Moyvane.

 

3rd prize: Liz Mulvihill, Ballylongford.

 

ANAM Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tues.12th Nov at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.  This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

 

KERRY Person of the year 2010, nominations are now being sought, this is its 41st year in operation.

 

STRONG MAN: Pa O’Dwyer, originally from Rooska, won the title recently of Ireland’s Strongest Man for the 4th year in succession.

 

MUSIC: The county finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh hosted by the Glin Craobh will be held on Sunday November 10.

 

REFLECTION: Pray for and with the one who has died. The love between you is a spiritual bond that death cannot sever. What is most precious to us is not always what we can see or touch or be near.

 

WEEKEND OF PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP AND HEALING on Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th 2019 at Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville Co. Cork. Keynote Speaker: Fr. Pat Collins (Vincentian Priest) Also: Sr. Josephine Walsh (Evangelising Ministry & Author). Admission to the event is Free. For more info please contact: Celia 087 2405568 Mary 087 2898518 Tom 087 6468658 Pat 087 2505528.

 

CLASSES:  Some places are available on the following classes in the Further Education & Training Centre, Abbeyfeale (The Old Tech), Abbeyfeale: Beginners Art Class, Beginners Upcycling Furniture, General cookery class (demonstration), Christmas cookery class (Demonstration), Christmas Arts & Crafts. If you wish to register for any of the above, call Mary in the office: 06831198.

 

MEETING:   A discussion on issues affecting rural West Limerick will take place at the Glórach Theatre on Wednesday November 13 at 7.30pm following presentations from Sergeant Ber Leetch Crime Prevention Officer for Co. Limerick, Ms. Deirdre Barrett who will be speaking on Family Support and Safety and Barry Carey a member of IFA’s Crime Prevention Executive.  Light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.

 

 FEALESBRIDGE SOCIAL:  Friday, November 22 at the Devon Inn.  Tickets on sale at the creamery €25.  Dancing to Neily O’Connor.  Meal served at 8.30pm.

 

KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MASS for all those who died in the hospital during the year including stillbirth/miscarriage on Mon 4th Nov. at 7 p.m.  in St. John’s Tralee.

 

Blessing of Graves: Lislaughtin Cemetery – Sun. Nov. 3rd at 2pm.  The Priest will bring Holy Water and the Blessed Sacrament to each Family Grave.

 

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS:  West Limerick Athletic Club came into being following a meeting at the home of Ann and the late Christy Cullinane, Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale in 1979. At that time no senior athletic club existed in West Limerick and the new club catered for athletes from Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale, Rathkeale, Dromcollogher and other parts of West Limerick. Many of the founding members were from Abbeyfeale, including Seán and the late Dee Harnett, Kilconlea Upper, Donal Harnett, Bridge Street, the late Christy Harnett, The Hill, Dan and James Harnett, Killarney Road, the Lyons brothers Noel, Maurice, John and Joseph, Dromlegach, Eamon Dalton, Purt and John Joe O’Donnell, Meenkilly, all members of West Limerick teams that won various county championships.  A celebration of the founding of West Limerick A.C. takes place on Saturday, November 9 at Rathkeale House Hotel. Dinner at 7.00 p.m. Tickets €30.

 

DRAMA Group Athea announced  that their 2020 production will be the comedy 'Looking for Love' by Jimmy Keary. The play tells the story of lovers Vivienne Maxwell and Denis Hunt's on their first date, as well as their first night together as a married couple.

 

GARDA are commemorating 60th anniversary of women joining the force, there are 3,780 women in the force at present.

 

FOUR MEN AND A DOG – THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL on Thurs 7th Nov at St John’s, Listowel.          

 

Four Men and a Dog is an Irish traditional band that emerged in 1990 during the Belfast Folk Festival. The band plays Irish traditional music with a mixture of genres, including rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, swing, salsa, polka and even rap. Featuring Donal Murphy on accordion, Cathal Hayden on fiddle/banjo, Gino Lupari on bodhran/bones & vocals, Kevin Doherty on guitar/vocals and Stephen Hayden on fiddle.

 

DUAGH TIDY TOWNS are hoping to have The Memory Room open again this year in conjunction with the Live Crib. It was a huge success last year and we received a lot of positive feedback. On that note we are asking you for any old photos you would like to have displayed. If you have old photos of Duagh/Lyre/Kilmorna etc. environs & people we would appreciate you submitting these photos to us. As many of these photos were of family & friends who are no longer with us it’s a wonderful opportunity to look back and chat about days gone by. Any suggestions for inclusion in the room are also welcome. So people near & far any photos you can send us asap would be great. Send via email to duaghtidytowns@gmail.com  facebook: Duagh Tidy Towns or contact Therese/Tracey 087-6718557/087-9951368

 

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO CHURCH:  A Christmas themed concert in the Church of the Assumption on Friday, December 6 will be headlined by country singer Micheal English and supported by the Abbeyfeale Senior Choir under the direction of Dee Dennison.  The very popular Lost Souls led by Dr. Mick O’Donnell will also perform on the night.  Tickets at €25 are available by ringing the dedicated ticket line on 089 4356981 or from Moss the Farmers, Ann Lyons and O’Donoghues Spar.  Doors open at 7pm.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre:  Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting every Monday 7.30pm; Growing as Followers of Jesus Christ: Dr. Jessie Rogers, Sat. 16th Nov. & Sat. 7th Dec. 10am-2pm; Remembrance Mass for our Bereaved: Fr. Donal O'Connor, Tues. 19th Nov. 7.30pm; Listening to the word of God - Experiencing Life in all its Abundance: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC, Sat. 23rd Nov. 10am-2pm.  Bookings are essential-Contact: 0667134276

 

NIGHT AT THE OSKARS:  A public meeting will take place in the Day Care Centre, Abbeyfeale, on Tuesday, November 19 at 8pm.  It will be attended by staff from Kevin Rowe Events to explain how the Night at the Oskars works.  It is hoped to run the Night at the Oskars as a fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing and Day Care Centre which provides a very necessary service here for the elderly of our community.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

Knockalougha Rambling House

 

RAMBLING House, Knockalougha  19-11-2019 8.30pm till late, is held on the third Tuesday of every month. Any further info from Kathleen Herlihy at kherlihy13@hotmail.com

 

PRIEST: Hugh O'Flaherty CBE (28 February 1898 – 30 October 1963), was an Irish Catholic priest, who helped save an estimated 4,000 Allied prisoners of war and Jews from the Germans in Rome in 1943-44

 

Brendan Kennelly composed a short poem for the 1994 treeplanting ceremony, which read:

 

There is a tree called freedom and it grows

 

somewhere in the hearts of men.

 

Rain falls, ice freezes, wind blows,

 

the tree shivers, steadies itself again,

 

steadies itself like Hugh O'Flaherty's hand.

 

God has no Country will be performed at Siamsa on Nov 3rd.

 

MEMORABILIA: As part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the dedication of St. John’s Church, the parish hopes to hold an exhibition and produce a publication relating to the religious, social and cultural life of the parish over the  past  150  years.  We  would  be  delighted  to  receive  from parishioners  any photographs,  memorabilia,  ephemera  etc.  All items submitted will be returned to the owner as soon as they are scanned/copied. Please contact the parish office, Tralee .

 

VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as an optional memorial to be celebrated on Dec. 10.

 

OLD PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, May 30, 1931; Page: 9

 

STOLEN DRUM FOUND DESTROYED AT KNOCKANURE.

 

The remains of drum stolen from Knockanure Hall on night previous to Gortaglanna Commemoration was found at Lisanuisce just on parish boundary, only charred remains left.

 

A claim for compensation for £25 lodged  through Messrs Moran and ? Solrs.,

 

Wolfe Tone Commemoration at Bodenstown on 21st June. Train leaving Listowel.

 

Statement of John Marcus O’Sullivan, among other remarks he said, that a nation whose credit is controlled by another nation, that freedom is a delusion and a mockery. (see paper for full story)

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 24, 1932; Page: 10

 

Fianna Fail KNOCKANURE CUMANN.

 

North Kerry Comhairle Ceanntair.

 

ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS.

 

There was a large attendance of delegates at the annual meeting of the North Kerry Comhairle Ceanntair of Fianna Fail at the Republican Club, Listowel on Sunday last, Rev M Allman, C.C., Ballylongford presided and the following clubs were represented ; Listowel, Ballylongford, Ballybunion, Asdee, Knockanure, Tarbert, Irremore, Ballyconry, Ballydonoghue, Duagh, Clounmacon, Killocrim and Gortcreen.

 

 The first business proceeded with was the election of officers for the ensuing  twelve months The following were elected unanimously Chairman, Rev M Allman. C C : Vice Chairman, T. C. Clarke, Solr., Sec, Stephen Barrett; Treasurer, Liam Browne, M.A., and Liam O'Sullivan. (Break see paper for more)

 

Knockanure Fianna Fail Cumann held on Sunday last 18th inst, (condensed)

 

Mr T M Stack and Mr William Moloney thanked their representatives Mr E Kissane T.D. and Mr J Kennelly M.C.C. for their efforts in securing relief works for the parish.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 21, 1948; Page: 5

 

Kerryman Caused Change In English Police Force Dress

 

BECAUSE a Lixnaw man in the Hastings Police Force found the heat-wave of late July too much to bear and discarded his tunic, while retaining his helmet and white gloves when on traffic control duty, the entire British Police Force is to be issued with open-neck jackets for summer, and possibly all the year round wear.

 

The policeman is Kevin Somers, of Dromcollogher, Lixnaw, and when his photograph was taken while he was in short-sleeves directing the traffic, the unorthodox dress caused a minor sensation among his colleagues and superiors.

 

The photograph was reproduced in practically all the English National dailies and result is that the recommendations of a Committee on Police Uniforms has been accepted by the Home Secretary.

 

Thus, English policemen will wear R.A.F. blue shirts and collars and dull blood ties with the new open-necked tunic. Helmets will be retained, with perhaps a flat cap for some duties, stich as motor-cycling and office work.

 

Much more at https://northkerry.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ST JOHN’S  CARE  OF  CREATION  GROUP NEWS. Bishop Ray blessed our Care of Creation Hub across from St. John’s Church on Saturday evening and planted some acorns from Ballyseedy Woods. We  are  inviting  local  environmental groups to avail of this space for any exhibitions or other activities associated with the care for our Common Home. If you would like to get involved with us please come along to an open meeting in the Parish Centre on Thursday 14th Nov.7.30pm.

 

 

 

Horse Fair Castleisland Nov 2019

 

https://youtu.be/9F4j9SV-tEo

 

 

 

2019 October 30 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  wishes to acknowledge receipt of a grant allocation of €2,000 from the Community Enhancement Programme (Kerry County Council) which was used to fund the purchase of additional seating for the Nature Trail & Village walk and additional planters for the village.

 

ROADWORKS:  Full road closure on the R523 [Bamburys Cross to Gurtaglanna Cross] Tues 29th Oct to Fri 1st Nov from 8am to 6pm. Info Pádraig 086/6072159.Works continueTues 29th Oct on the Moyvane / Tarbert road  under a road closure, Access for residents, but no through traffic. Info Vince 087/9980226.

 

EXHIBITION at Library in Tralee on history of Local Government, many items on display.

 

PRIEST for emergencies and sick calls is available on 087/0908949. 

 

DEATH has taken place of Julia Ann Costello (née Kelly), Tullamore, Listowel and late of Knockenagh, Listowel, on the 20th October, 2019. Survived by her husband Christy, son John, daughters Mary and Cynthia, grandchildren Andrew, Julie, Timothy, Elaine, Diarmuid, Sheila, Sean, Lauren and Louise, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law Ted and Ian, daughter-in-law Norma, brother-in-law Tony, sisters-in-law Mary and Ann, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and  grandnieces. Following Requiem Mass at St. Teresa's Church, Ballydonoghue, on Wednesday morning, burial afterwards in Gale Cemetery, Lisselton.

 

DEATH has occurred of Joan Woulfe (née Enright0 of Clash, Athea, on 22nd Oct 2019.  Wife of the late Denis. Survived by sons Jim (Athea) & Bobby (Ardagh), daughter Marie (Abbeyfeale), daughter-in-law Geraldine, grandson Denis & partner Jennifer, family friend Ted, brothers Tom, Patsy & John, sister Nellie, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: James Moody, Maureen Dowling, Joan Keane, Sr. Jarlath Kerrisk, Marie Buckley, Sean McMahon, Jamie McCoy, Kathy Moran, Sr. Nuala O’Leary, Michael McNamara, Micheal O’Sullivan, Eamon O’Connor, Mary McElligott, Geoffrey Hartnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Arthur O’Leary, Michael Culhane, Eileen Murphy, Ita O’Gorman, Mass Moyvane; Thurs 31st at 7.30pm       is VIGIL – All Saints – Holy Day of Obligation for James Moody, Woodgrove and Fri 1st Mass at 11.00am for Holy Souls (all in November list), Mass Sat 2nd at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (all in November list), Mass on Sun 3rd at 11.00am for Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo.

 

Mass Knockanure on Fri                1st at 10.00am for Holy Souls (all in November list) Mass at 7.30pm for David & Tommy Stack, Keylod, and Mass on Sun                3rd at 10.00am for Deceased of the Cronin Family, Knockanure Village.

 

FAIR DAY Athea will be held on Saturday, November 9th.

 

AA Convention at the Brandon Hotel, in Tralee from 8th to 10th of Nov.                                                                   

 

MOYVANE GAA SHOW: Stars in their own Eyes. It’s that time of year again and Moyvane GAA are pulling out all the stops to provide yet another great night of entertainment for the parish! All kicking off in Moyvane Community Centre on November the 30th. Doors will be open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. Door prizes to given on the night followed by music with Different Sounds and DJ Donnacha till late. Full bar on the night so strictly over 18s.

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Duagh/Lyreacrompane calls will be on Wednesday 6th November.  Knockanure on Thursday 7th November and Moyvane on Friday 8th November.

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST FIRST HOLY COMMUNICANTS: As a Parish community we were delighted to welcome the following children Adam, Ava, Evan D, Hannah, Dara, Darragh, Ryan, Muiris, Evan R, Amelia, Cillian, Caoimhe, Jack and Danny.

 

ATHEA JOURNAL: We ask all individuals, clubs, community groups etc to please send in material and photographs to us as soon as possible otherwise we will be unable to have it ready for printing before Christmas, so we are putting a deadline of Friday, November 1st for all remaining material.

 

ST JOHN’S: Friday 1st FRANCES KENNEDY – LIVE AND KICKING, A one woman live performance of songs, stories and grown up humour with the world famous Frances Kennedy.

 

ASDEE ACTIVE RETIRED:  fundraising Tea Dance on Sun Nov 3rd in Asdee Community Centre, 2.30pm to 5.30pm in aid of sending an in-calf heifer to Rwanda next month. Music, Refreshments & Raffle. All welcome.

 

 LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Halloween Camp Oct 29th- Nov 1st. Info Patricia on 068/23584.

 

KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MASS for all those who died in the hospital during the year including stillbirth and miscarriage on Monday 4th November at 7 p.m.  

 

GRAVES: Blessing of Graves at Lislaughtin Cemetery – Sun. Nov. 3rd at 2pm.  The Priest will bring Holy Water and the Blessed Sacrament to each Family Grave.

 

MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL:  The 27th Village Festival will take place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend. Activities include the Intra Pub Talent competition, the Rambling House. On Sunday 27th activities include the Vintage Show, Farmers Market and Craft Fair, the Dog Show, Kiddies Tractor run, Glamorous Granny and Grandad and Bonny Baby Competitions in the Church Car park  & the Community Sports Hall. There will also be face painting taking place followed by a Puppet Show at 3pm.  On BH Monday the 1st hunt of the season for the North Kerry Harriers leaves the village at 12noon. At 1.30pm in The Marian Hall the Halloween Fancy Dress & Kiddies Party will take place. This year there is a fundraising raffle in conjunction with the Festival and the Draw will take place at 4pm on SUNDAY 27TH in the Community Sports Hall.

 

CALLING ALL ABBEYFEALE PEOPLE IN LONDON:  Abbeyfeale association in London, their annual dance on Saturday, October 26 in the Chiswick Catholic Club.

 

GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm.  Upcoming concerts; Friday, November 1 Luka Bloom, Friday, November 29 Sepheria.  Crime Prevention Meeting Wednesday, November 13.  Open meeting of AA Wednesday, November 20 – everyone welcome, light refreshments served.

 

FR. CASEY’S CARD GAME:  Cards have resumed on Friday nights in GAA Clubhouse @ 9pm.

 

NEW Moon on 28th of October.

 

THE GREEN PLATFORM – SIMPLY LIFE CHANGING Key note speaker Declan Coyle, Thursday 14th November 8pm. sharp at Listowel Community Centre. Tickets in Listowel parish office.

 

EXPLORING SPIRITUALITY - is an hour long reflection, under the direction of Fr. Sean Hanafin and Fr. Michael Hussey in the company of local musicians, poets and the St Mary's Church Choir, in St Mary’s Parish Church Tarbert on Monday 4th November at 7.30pm. 

 

LAUNCH: Thursday 14th Nov. Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore are launching a Centaury of Change 1922 to 2022 at the RDS Dublin at 2.15pm, guest speaker Vincent Browne.

 

FUNDRAISING DANCE:  Noonans Christmas lights for charity,  a fundraising dance in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare on Bank Holiday Monday October 28, music by Michael Collins and his band.  Dancing from 9.30, raffle on night.

 

GOD HAS NO COUNTRY: The true  story  of Monsignor  Hugh  O’Flaherty’s  wartime  exploits. Siamsa  Tíre,  Sunday  November  3rdat  8pm. Written  and  performed  by  Donal  Courtney. Tickets €14/12 from 066 7123055.

 

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS:  West Limerick Athletic Club came into being following a meeting at the home of Ann and the late Christy Cullinane, Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale in 1979. At that time no senior athletic club existed in West Limerick and the new club catered for athletes from Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale, Rathkeale, Dromcollogher and other parts of West Limerick. Many of the founding members were from Abbeyfeale, including Seán and the late Dee Harnett, Kilconlea Upper, Donal Harnett, Bridge Street, the late Christy Harnett, The Hill, Dan and James Harnett, Killarney Road, the Lyons brothers Noel, Maurice, John and Joseph, Dromlegach, Eamon Dalton, Purt and John Joe O’Donnell, Meenkilly, all members of West Limerick teams that won various county championships.  A celebration of the founding of West Limerick A.C. takes place on Saturday, November 9 at Rathkeale House Hotel. Dinner at 7.00 p.m. Tickets €30.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE; The annual Irish Rambling House Show in England to entertain the exiles. In the Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester on Thursday, October 24 at 8pm, Birmingham Irish Centre on Friday, October 25 at 8pm and in the London Irish Centre in Camden on Saturday, October 26 at 7pm and Sunday 27 at 3pm. They will also perform at Siamsa Tíre Tralee on Wednesday, December 4.

 

GAMES: Glin Community Games: It is with deep regret to inform everyone that Glin Community Games will no longer continue.

 

CRAFT FAYRE in Duagh Sports Complex on 17th November2019.  To book a table please phone 087 2684540.

 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2020: There is meeting for all booked on the Holy Land pilgrimage, where a representative from Premier Travel will talk through the itinerary and answer questions on  Friday night 1st November 7pm in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.

 

MARRIAGE Encounter Weekend, The Lake Hotel, Killarney 15th -17th November. For information phone 064-6644319 or 086-6095168.

 

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

 

NEW BOOK:  Mary Cogan launched her book, A Minute of Your Time recently.. This is a book of Mary’s ‘Just a Thoughts,’ as aired on Radio Kerry over the last number of years. Each Thought is beautifully illustrated with photos taken by Mary. It will be in Flavin's, Woulfe's and Eason in Church Street, Listowel. Mary will be hitting the road next week, so if you know of a bookshop or other outlet that would like to stock it, let Mary know on her email or Facebook, listowelconnection@gmail.com She is also selling it to the diaspora through PayPal. If you want to buy it this way, contact her at listowelconnection@gmail.com  The book will cost €20 and the P&P is €8 if you are abroad, and €6 within Ireland.

 

COUNSELLOR offering free services, details from 089 2055 660.

 

NATIONAL EX-SERVICEMEN AND  WOMEN: Annual Lá na BhFiann Mass to honour  deceased  members  of  the  Defence Forces,  Naval  Service,  Air  Corps,  FCA,  Reserve Defence  Forces,  Garda  Siochana,  Civil  Defence and Red Cross will be held, with honours, in St. John’s Church, Tralee on  Sunday, November 3rd at 12 noon.

 

 GOD  HAS  NO  COUNTRY: The  true  story  of Monsignor  Hugh  O’Flaherty’s  wartime  exploits. Siamsa  Tíre,  Sunday  November  3rdat  8pm. Written  and  performed  by  Donal  Courtney. Tickets €14/12  from  066 7123055.

 

ST JOHN’S: Friday 1st FRANCES KENNEDY – LIVE AND KICKING

 

A one woman live performance of songs, stories and grown up humour with the world famous Frances Kennedy; Thur 31st -  Sat 2nd- FÉIlE AN T’SOLAIS - PAUL DUANE FILM RETROSPECTIVE & INTERVIEW Join us for screenings of writer, director and producer Paul Duane’s award-winning films. These will include, Barbaric Genius on Thursday at 8pm, Very Extremely Dangerous on Friday at 3pm, What Time is Death? on Saturday at 3pm followed by an interview and While You Live, Shine on Saturday at 8pm. Paul was named one of Variety magazine’s Ten Directors to Watch in 2013 and has produced the successful RTÉ series Amber and co-produced In a House That Ceased to Be, the story of Christina Noble, which was released in cinemas earlier this year and won the George Morrison Feature Documentary IFTA Award. His most recent work is critically acclaimed Best Before Death - a portrait of KLF frontman turned artist Bill Drummond which just screened at Dublin’s Documentary Film Festival 2019.

 

 Tues 5th           

 

FILM CLUB – PERMISSION

 

Iranian writer-director Soheil Beiraghi’s politically charged drama centres on the professional female soccer player. Afrooz is the captain and star player and due to lead her team to compete in the Asian Cup, but by law, a women requires permission from her husband to travel abroad, and her marriage is not in a good place. Beiraghi and her cast crank up the tension as she desperately attempts to make it on time.  In association with Access Cinema.

 

 Thurs 7th          

 

FOUR MEN AND A DOG – THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL

 

Four Men and a Dog is an Irish traditional band that emerged in 1990 during the Belfast Folk Festival. The band plays Irish traditional music with a mixture of genres, including rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, swing, salsa, polka and even rap. Featuring Donal Murphy on accordion, Cathal Hayden on fiddle/banjo, Gino Lupari on bodhran/bones & vocals, Kevin Doherty on guitar/vocals and Stephen Hayden on fiddle.

 

BEREAVEMENT MASS:. Abbeyfeale Parish Bereavement Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 22 at 7pm. Olive Foley will speak on loss and bereavement. Names of those who have died over the year  and names of people from outside the parish that you would like remembered should be submitted to  the  Sacristy during the coming fortnight.  Tel 068/51915 during Mass times.

 

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO CHURCH:  A Christmas themed concert in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Friday, December 6 will be headlined by country singer Micheal English and supported by the Abbeyfeale Senior Choir under the direction of Dee Dennison.  The very popular Lost Souls led by Dr. Mick O’Donnell will also perform on the night.  Tickets at €25 are available by ringing the dedicated ticket line on 089 4356981 or from Moss the Farmers, Ann Lyons and O’Donoghues Spar.  Doors open at 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEALESBRIDGE SOCIAL:  Friday, November 22 at the Devon Inn.  Tickets on sale at the creamery €25.  Dancing to Neily O’Connor.  Meal served at 8.30pm.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, December 06, 1985; Page: 25

 

and Lenamore win tremendous junior final

 

Ballylongford C (Lenamore) 1-3, Knockanure 0-3. IN the sixty years since Dromlought (Ballydonoghue) won the first North Kerry junior final, many stirring games have been played in the grade and in atrocious conditions at Bob Stack Park, Ballybunion, on Sunday last Lenamore and Knockanure lived up to that tradition when they served up a tremendous game of football which, time after time, drew roars of approval from the large crowd.

 

Knockanure splendid in their new tracksuits were first on the field and, with a strong wing behind them, they were first into attack too. But Lenamore broke away, James Barrett gained possession and shot wide. Lenamore attacked again from the kick-out and David O'Shea sent Sean Carmody away, but Carmody's kick was just wide. Knockanure began to put on the pressure after this, and Nially Buckley was off target. Mike Lynch opened their account with a good point from the stand side. After fifteen minutes Knockanure switched Jim Keane with Pat Sullivan. Immediately, Keane set up Mike Lynch for a shot at goal which Torn Gorman saved. The ball rebounded towards the corner and Gorman cleared again. These saves were vital to the course of the game and Knockanure began shoot carelessly, hitting three bad wide’s.

 

After 20 minutes, Hughie Dineen received a nose injury and was replaced by Richie Fitzgerald. John Looney then scored Knockanure's second point and added a third in the 25th minute. Con Lane then replaced Mike Lynch for Knockanure and tried hard  scores but to no avail and at half time the score was: Knockanure 0-3, Lenamore 0-0. Finbarr Prendeville retired injured for Knockanure at half time and was replaced by Paudie Keane. It was expected that Lenamore would be on top with the wind and within minutes James Barrett places David O’Shea for a point on the run. Pat Sullivan broke through for Knockanure. But a free out resulted. Seamus Boyle secured possession and made ground with a great run, before passing to Richie Fitzgerald who finished to the net.

 

After 40 minutes Dan Mulvihill replaced Tommy Mulvihill and Lenamore launched attack after attack, but they could not score. Knockanure began to take heart again, but James Barrett secured possession, passed to captain Eugene Carroll and Lenamore were two points up.

 

Mike Foley brought off a tremendous catch in the square and play moved up the far wing, Lenamore won a side-line kick and the ball broke to John Martin Sullivan who angled a nice point from the corner. After 55 minutes Lenamore brought in a fresh man in defence when Michael Barrett replaced Mossie O'Connor.

 

The 60th minute passed with Knockanure camped in the Lenamore half and there were five further minutes of play during which Lenamore defended desperately. At last, the ball moved into the Knockanure half and the final whistle sounded.

 

Great credit to both teams for a fine display. Lenarnore's goalie Tom Gorman was man of the match, his tremendous saves in the first half earning him the award which was Sponsored by Dan Kiely, M C C. All eighteen Lenamore men played their parts, but Mike Foley and David Fennell exceled in defence and James Barrett, Eugene Carroll and Sean Carmody caught the eye up front. Best for Knockanure were Mike Joy, in goals, Tom Sullivan and Larry McCaffery in defence; midfielders John Lane and John Looney and Mike Lynch (before he went off), Nially Buckley, and Jim Keane in attack. After the game, Tomas MacGearailt, secretary, North Kerry Board, deputising for chairman Bernie O'Callaghan, presented the cup to Eugene O'Carroll.

 

 Lenamore: T. Gorman; M. O'Connor, P. J. Collins, S. O'Neill; N. Carmody, D. Fennell, M. Foley; H. Dineen, J. M. O’SuIiivan; T. Mulvihill. J. Barrett, D. O'Shea; S. Carmody, S. Boyle. E. O'Carroll, Subs., R. Fitzgerald, D. Mulvihill, M. Barrett, M. Murphy, W. Finucane. T. Stack, M. Hanrahan.

 

Knockanure: M. Joy; M. Collins, P. Prenderville, L. McCaffery, J. Keane, T. O'Sullivan, J. Keane, J. Lane, J. Looney; P. Sullivan, J. Moore, M. Lynch, S. Foley, W. Buckley. W. J. Leahy. Subs., Con Lane. P. Keane.

 

 

 

SYRIA: Let’s go back to the Times piece about Syria and Russia. As it should, it summarizes Russian political interests in the region, including strong support for Assad. Then it quotes Aleksandr Shumilin, a Middle East specialist at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, noting that: “What’s happening now is a very complicated knot being untied. … This is an unexpected gift for Putin.”

 

That’s true. But doesn’t religion play a role in that knot?

 

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2019/10/21/yes-russian-interests-in-syria-are-political-but-there-are-centuries-of-religious-ties-as-well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEEF: “The concept of using the animal as a whole is an old idea that was forgotten with the arrival of industrial agriculture,” Carter says. In fact, many indigenous peoples of the world still utilize every bit of the animals they hunt—stripping bones of meat, picking them clean of all edible tissues, and cracking them for marrow. “Now this concept is coming back to the forefront because we realized how wasteful the conventional methods are,” Carter adds.

 

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2019 October 23 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on Tuesday 22nd October AT 7.30PM.

 

MOYVANE Village Festival opens on Friday 28th Oct, all the usual events are taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend. Welcome to all who will visit us during the bank holiday.

 

SET DANCE CLASSES:  Set dancing with Timmy Woulfe  on Monday nights in the Marian Hall, Moyvane at 8pm.

 

BEST WISHES to Katie Galvin, Leitrim East, who is going to New Zealand.

 

BALLYLONGFORD/TARBERT CCE:  Parents of children attending singing and music classes are invited to our annual meeting on Wednesday 23rd October in St. Oliver's NS, Ballylongford.

 

PRIEST on duty is contactable on 087/0908949.   All other queries can be made through the Parish Office at 068 49308 or 089/4044816. 

 

SAFE and fulfilling pilgrimage to the Holy Land, for fifty local travellers.

 

DEATH took place on 13th October 2019 of Elizabeth Mary Betty Kennelly of No. 4 Ashfield, Greenville, Listowel, and formally of Keylod Moyvane, and St Albans, England. Sadly missed by her life long friend Ellen, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass for Betty was celebrated on Wednesday 16th Oct., at St. Mary's Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Stack, Michael T Flaherty, Paddy Keane, Ita Vaughan, Anthony Foley, Jerry Galvin, Ann Higgins, Paddy O’Sullivan, Bridget Dillane, Bridget Dalton, Ellen Orman, Paddy Horan, Fr Sean Dillon, Eddie and Mary Costelloe, Darragh Hennessy, Brendan Harnett, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Maurice Collins, Mary Carroll, Fr Sean Ryle, Denis Foley, Node Guiney, Patrick Healy, and  David Stack. Mass Moyvane;  Sat  26th  at 7.30pm for Paddy & Maureen Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy, and Mass Sun 27th at 11.00am for Mike Scanlon, Glin Road & Melbourne (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure Sun 27th at 10.00am for Seán McMahon, Carrueragh.

 

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Duagh/Lyreacrompane calls will be on Wednesday 6th November.  Knockanure on Thursday 7th November and Moyvane on Friday 8th November.

 

BOOKS TO SPARE:  On Tuesday next October 22nd call to the Parish Office between 11.30am and 12.30pm where there will be many religious and theology books available free to take home.  Read them, then in your own time you can pass them on. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: AA Open Public Meeting Wednesday 30th October at 8.30 p.m     

 

MONTH OF MISSION CELEBRATION: Bishop Ray invites all who have worked on the missions to an Evening of Celebration on Tuesday, Oct 22nd at 8pm in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. This event is to acknowledge the people who spent time in the developing world and their contribution to the lives of many. If you wish to attend, please contact John Paul II Pastoral Centre at 064 6632644.

 

MURHUR SCHOOL; Clothing collection will take place on Thurs 21st November. All clean clothing, shoes in pairs, handbags, belts, bed linen are accepted. NO pillows OR duvets please. October 11th; Kerry football star Jason Foley arrived to officially raise our Active School Flag. This marked a culmination of hard work from our pupils, staff and parents over the past year.

 

All the pupils of Murhur will take part in coding activities. This will include our LEGO WeDo Education kits that arrived recently through our school’s involvement in the STEM Excellence Cluster.

 

NOVEMBER HOLY SOULS OFFERINGS:  I encourage you to fill up the list of your deceased which is in your offertory box (purple envelope).  Those who do not have an offertory box can pick up envelopes at the back of the Churches.  These lists will be placed on the Altar for all our Holy Souls Masses throughout November.  Please note the Mass for the all those whose funerals took place in the Parish in the past year will be celebrated on the following evenings – Moyvane on Monday 25th and Knockanure on Thursday 28th at 7.30pm. 

 

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF KERRY HOSPICE FOUNDATION   meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd October at 7pm in St Patrick’s Hall. New members always welcome.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Trenching and ducting will continue on the Trien Road on Monday the 21st  of October to Friday the 25th October under a full road closure From 8 am 6 pm Monday to Friday . The road will be fully re opened in the evenings and at weekend’s .There will also be a stop and go traffic management on the R523 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week.  Info Padraig Kearney 086/6072159.   Also, works will continue next week from Monday the 21st October on the Moyvane / Tarbert road under a Road closure, access will be maintained for residents affected by closure but no through traffic.  Info Vince 087/9980226

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club meet on the first Friday of each month in Philip Enrights, The Ramble Inn,  Church Street from 9pm.     

 

 UPCOMING CEILI’S IN TOURNAFULLA: Friday, November 8 with Taylor’s Cross.  9.30pm – 12.30am.  Refreshments served.  Admission €10.  Raffle.

 

FIRST FRIDAY REFLECTIONS WITH FR.  SHOJI:  On the First Friday of each month, in Abbeyfeale Church, Fr Shoji will lead an hour of Praise and Worship in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel beginning at 9am.

 

CARE FOR THE CARER:  Self Care Course for family carers 6 week programme “Time for You” Tuesday, October 22 from 10am—12 noon in the Desmond complex  NCW.   Tel   061310434 for more information.

 

 ADULT IRISH SPEAKING CLASSES:  Abbeyfeale branch of Conradh na Gaeilge are starting back the very successful Adult Irish Speaking classes, commencing on Wednesday, October 23, tosnú 7:30pm at St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. The main aim of these classes are to promote and encourage Irish Speaking in the locality from a very basic level to more advanced. We encourage anyone with an interest on brushing up on “na cúpla focal” to attend. The classes will run from Wednesday, October 23, cost €35 for 8 weeks. Mar a deireann an sean fhocal “Is fearr Gaeilge briste ná Béarla cliste”. For more information & enrolment contact Dónal on 068 31661 (between 9am & 5pm).

 

TARBERT: Monday 4th Nov. in St Mary’s Church Tarbert from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, a one hour community discussion on Exploring Spirituality will take place under the direction of Fr. Sean Hanafin and Fr. Michael Hussey, and join us afterwards in the Community Centre for a cup of tea. – Everybody Welcome to attend.

 

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO CHURCH:  A Christmas themed concert in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Friday, December 6 will be headlined by country singer Micheal English and supported by the Abbeyfeale Senior Choir under the direction of Dee Dennison.  The very popular Lost Souls led by Dr. Mick O’Donnell will also perform on the night.  Tickets at €25 are available by ringing the dedicated ticket line on 089 4356981 or from Moss the Farmers, Ann Lyons and O’Donoghues Spar.  Doors open at 7pm.

 

ROTARY ANNUAL AFTERNOON TEA:  Proceeds to South West Counselling centre in Great Southern Hotel.  Sat Oct 26th. All tickets advance booking only.  €35. Spot prizes welcome! Phone Ciara 087/2444353.

 

FEALESBRIDGE SOCIAL:  Friday, November 22 at the Devon Inn.  Tickets on sale at the creamery.

 

YOUTH 2000:   Youth 2000 have organised a retreat at St Brendan’s College, Killarney, on the weekend of November 1-3. Young people (16 to 35 years) are welcome to this retreat which is a three day event filled with music, talks, friends, prayer and craic. Come along to meet some new young people and experience your faith in a new and amazing way. ID required/donation only/book online at www.youth2000.ie email office@youth2000.ie

 

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER Abbeyfeale:  Articles and photos are invited to fealechurch@eircom.net before November 20 for inclusion in the Christmas newsletter

 

Christmas Wreath Making: Takes place at Glin Castle December 8 from 2pm-5pm. Contact claire@glin-Castle.com for further info.

 

The Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life, and Love, was held at Ballybunion on Sunday, October 13th, a few locals participated in it.

 

HARNETT MAGAZINE:  Some Harnett Reunion magazines are still available at Ann Lyons Shop and from James Harnett, also the final items of Harnett merchandise are available at Heavenly Gifts.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 23rd- TOM CREAN – ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

 

Back by popular demand, Aiden Dooley brings his award-winning show with riveting true stories of Tom Crean’s Antarctic exploration. Crean was of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions.

 

 Thur 24th- LEVEL BEST – AMERICAN COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS

 

This group of music veterans from Virginia, Rhode Island and North Carolina know how to please an audience with an engaging repertoire of bluegrass and country gems. With exciting solo work on fiddle, dobro, mandolin and banjo. Level Best has that soulful polish, earned with years of playing bluegrass and country music. 

 

 Fri 25th- VARIETY CONCERT IN HONOUR OF MICHAEL DOWLING

 

An evening of music and dance, songs and stories paying tribute to one of Listowel’s best-known community activists. Michael spent a lifetime promoting the cultural and social life of the town through his involvement in Comhaltas, The Harvest Festival and Aras Mhuire Nursing Home.

 

 Wed 30th - FINGHÍN COLLINS – GRAND PIANO RECITAL

 

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of being awarded first prize in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland, Finghín Collins will perform piano sonatas by Mozart and Schubert as part of a major tour of Ireland.

 

Nov 1st- Francis Kennedy, will present her show. More from 068 22566.

 

THOUGHT: What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.

 

ABBEYFEALE A.O.H. FATHER CASEY'S MEMORY- COMING DEMONSTRATION.

 

At a largely attended meeting of above, Bro. E. Leahy presided. Proposed by J. R. Cotter, seconded by J. Horgan—"That we communicate with all prominent men in Limerick and Kerry to attend Father Casey's Anniversary, to be held on December 29th, 1913, and that some of our leading M.P.'s for Limerick and Kerry be invited to attend to do honour to one of Ireland's best sons. It was also agreed to invite all the adjacent branches to attend, with, bands and banners, to participate in the great movement in honouring a good priest, whose ever-willing hand was always ready to forward the oncoming march of National Self-government. Resolved —That though 'as Hibernians we conspire not against Church or State, as unionists of Ulster suggest, we are in favour of a local branch of the Volunteers." After some routine business, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, July 22, 1916; Page: 3

 

Death of Mr. J. Larkin, Knockanure.

 

TRIBUTE BY CARLOW STUDENTS- It is with very sincere regret we have to announce the death of Mr John Larkin, Knockanure, Newtownsandes, after a not very protracted illness and at a comparatively early age. The deceased, from his ever cheery and amiable disposition and good neighbourship, was very popular amongst a large circle of acquaintances whose firm and affectionate friendship he

 

Retained to the end.

 

Duly after death the remains were taken from his late residence to the Parish Church at Newtownsandes where Requiem High Mass and Office was celebrated for the repose of the soul departed. The funeral, to Listowel cemetery on Monday, was a grand tribute to the popularity of the deceased gentleman and a flattering demonstration to the high esteem in which he had been held by his neighbours, and the respect which he and his family so deservedly commanded in the community in which he was raised and to which he was a credit.

 

The deceased was father of the Rev P Larkin, only recently ordained in Carlow, and it might be here mentioned the large funeral cortege was considerably augmented by the students at present at home on their Summer vacation from Carlow College, as well as All Hallows amongst whom the deceased was a very great favourite. The celebrant at High Mass was the Rev E Kissane, Toronto; deacon, Rev Fr. Hunt, Carlow College; sub-deacon, Rev Larkin (son); master of ceremonies, Rev P Deenihan, Carlow College , accolytes, J O'Donnell and J O'Connor; thurifea, J J O'Shea (students). The Father O'Carroll, C.C, Newtown, officiated at the graveside, assisted by Rev T Kissane, Rev J Shanahan, Rev S O'Keeffe, Rev Father O'Brien, C.C, Ballylongford. Rev J Galvin, acting P.P, Tarbert. Rev J Kissane.

 

 The Rev M Keane, P.P, Newtownsandes, conveyed his feeling of regret that he was unable to attend owing to other pressing parochial duties,  The following students from Carlow College participated in the solemn ceremony, viz—Rev M Hunt, Rev P Deenihan, Rev Fr Hanrahan, Messrs J J O'Shea, J O'Donnell, M Finnell, J J O'Connor, J O'Connell, T O'Sullivan, J Cotter, D Guffen, J Leane, C Scannell, T Lynch, P Crowley, J Harnett.

 

From All Hallows—Rev C Hanrahan, Rev J Kissane, D Hannan, T Buckley.

 

Maynooth—J Stack. Wexford (St Peter's)—P Sheehy, D Galvin, Killarney (Seminary)—D Griffin. Kilkenny, T Shanahan, G Galvin.

 

The chief mourners were—Mrs Larkin (widow),  Rev P Larkin (for USA),;  J Larkin,  T Larkin (sons) ; Mollie, and Kattie Larkin (daughters) ; Mrs J Galvin (sister) ; P Walsh, and J Walsh (brothers-in-law); Mrs O'Brien, Mrs Scanlon, and Mrs Healy (sisters-in-law) ; M Larkin, Tim Kirby, David Larkin (Listowel), J O'Brien, Mr Roger and Mrs O'Shea and family (Tullamore N.S) ; Misses M and E Walsh, Ballyline; Mrs D. Enright, J O'Brien (Ballylongford) ; Mrs D Walsh, M Holly. J Walsh, Ballyline; Kitty Larkin, (Listowel); Mrs Flynn Islandanny; Kathleen Larkin, Janie Larkin, Mary Larkin (Newtown); Mrs Golden, J O’Sullivan and Family, Jack and Nell Stack, Gale Bridge, etc, etc.

 

More at https://northkerry.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

Joseph Pronechen

 

On Sept. 1, 1983, flying from Anchorage to Seoul, a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 with 269 people on board strayed off its planned route and flew over an island that violated Soviet air space. Quickly, a Russian fighter plane shot down.

 

The outrageous action prompted five Western European countries including Great Britain and Germany to okay accepting United States medium-range missiles beginning in November of that year.

 

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/joseph-pronechen/our-lady-saved-the-world-from-a-nuclear-war

 

 

 

MEMORABILIA: As  part  of  the  celebrations  to  mark  the  150th anniversary  of  the dedication  of  St.  John’s Church, Tralee,  the  parish  hopes  to  hold  an  exhibition  and produce a publication relating to the religious, social and cultural life of the parish over the past 150 years. We would be delighted to receive from parishioners any    photographs, memorabilia, ephemera etc. All items submitted will be returned to    the owner as soon as they are scanned/copied. Please contact the parish office.

 

 

 

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ROME Date -27th – 2nd Nov. 2019. 7 Nights from Dublin. €895pps. For more information contact Bernadette Hanrahan 087 6019474.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late news from Last week Oct 16 2019

The Garry McMahon 11th Annual Singing Weekend takes place on Friday 18th - Sunday 20th October. Friday 18th October at Abbeyfeale

 

Official Opening by Ogie Moran @ 8pm - The Ramble Inn

 

 Followed by Singing Session @ 9pm - The Ramble Inn & Leens Hotel Saturday 19th October

 

Talk by Martin Moore, Historian @ 11am - Fr. Casey's GAA Hall. Special Singing Session @ 2pm - The Ramble Inn, see website for more.

 

 

 

ST JOHN’S; Fri 25th- VARIETY CONCERT in Honour of Michael Dowling.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €6500 jackpot on Friday the 11th October. Numbers drawn were 4, 11, 13, and 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1. Pat Scanlon, c/o Kevin’s; 2. Betty Heaphy, Dinha East Listowel; 3. David Kearney, Moyvane South; 4. Anne Fitzgerald, c/o Amber, and 5. Julieanne Moloney, Bridge Road, Listowel. Next draw on Friday 18th October with jackpot up to €6600.

 

 

 

DEATH has recently taken place at the Bronx, New York of Mary Hickey, nee Fitzgerald, born Beenanaspuck, Knockanure. She was daughter of Jim Fitzgerald and Mollie Kelleher, her siblings were Liz, Nell and John.

 

Headstone; James Fitzgerald Beenanaspig Kilmorna died 22May 1967 aged 81, his wife Mary Kelliher, died  28th Sept., 1972 aged76 years, their daughter Hannah died 10th Aug.,1933 aged 9 and their son Johnnie died 11 Sept., 2002, buried Slough.

 

 

 

DEATH took place on 13th October 2019 of Elizabeth Mary Betty Kennelly of No. 4 Ashfield, Greenville, Listowel, and formally of Keylod Moyvane, and St Albans, England. Sadly missed by her life long friend Ellen, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass for Betty was celebrated on Wednesday 16th Oct., at St. Mary's Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

 

ATHEA NEWS 16 10 2019

 

Minister officially opens €2 million Athea wastewater treatment plant

 

After years of waiting and several disappointments, the Athea wastewater treatment plant has been finally officially opened by local Minister, Patrick O’Donovan TD.

 

 

 

Public Speaking

 

This is Fr. Brendan and I am going to tell you about an American called Dale Carnegie who wrote, in 1926, a book entitled “Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business”. This served for many years in the USA and as a text book for Y.M.C.A. public-speaking classes. Over one million people of all ages have graduated from Dale Carnegie Courses. I am going to share many of Carnegie’s ideas and principles with the people of Athea, Youth, Teenagers and Adults young and old. Come to my house on Wednesday night at 7.30 and we will begin.

 

2019 October 16 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

FIRST COMMUNION Enrolment: Thurs 17th 7.30pm for children of Scoil Chorp Chríost.  All welcome.  (no Mass)

 

MISSION SUNDAY: October is designated as Mission Month. There are approximately 1,300 Irish born missionaries working in more than 80 countries.

 

PADRE PIO Devotions in Lixnaw on Tuesday 22nd October AT 7.30PM.

 

ST JOHN’S; Fri 25th- VARIETY CONCERT in Honour of Michael Dowling.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Trenching and ducting will continue on the Trien Road on Monday the 14th of October to Friday the 18th October under a full road closure From 8 am 6 pm Monday to Friday . The road will be fully re opened in the evenings and at weekends.  Info Pádraig Kearney 086/6072159. Works will continue from Monday the 14th October on the Moyvane / Tarbert road under a Road closure, Access will be maintained for residents affected by closure but no through traffic. Info Vincent Sugrue 087/9980226.  

 

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER MEETING on Monday 14th after 10.30am. Mass in the Parish Room.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Tommy Reidy, Michael O’Connor, Mary O’Connor, Michael Finucane, Martin O’Connell, Bro. Michael McAuliffe, Fr. Hallie Ash, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, Patie Wren, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Dan O’Donnell, Joan Hillard, Tom Hogan, Norrie Donegan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Moyvane Mass; Mon 14th at 7.30pm for the late Willie Stack, The Hill; Tues 15th, Mass ay 7.30pm  for David Leary (Special Intention); Fri  18th at 7.30pm  for Molly Moloney (Anni); Sat  19th at 7.30pm  for Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni), his parents Brendan & Eileen and his brother Pat, and Mass on Sun  20th  at 11.00am for  Denny McEvoy, Aughrim (Anni) & deceased of the McEvoy & Foley families. Mass Knockanure on Sun 20th  at 10.00am for      Jerry Enright, Knockanure Village (Anni).

 

FILM: The pro-life film "UnPlanned" which is showing in all Omniplex cinemas and some IMC cinemas around the country.

 

MASS TRALEE: University Hospital Kerry invite you to a First Remembrance Service for parents and their families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, fetal anomaly, stillbirth or neonatal death.  This service will be held in the Hospital Chapel of Christ the Healer on Thurs.17th Oct. at 7pm.

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING will take place at Duagh Presbytery on Wednesday night–October 16th 2019.

 

MISSION SUNDAY: IRELAND’S Own; Galway born Sr. Julie Canny survived the atomic bomb blast on 6th August 1945, 70,000 were killed in seconds. All eight sisters survived the bomb blast. Sr. Julie died Nov. 1 1987 aged 93.

 

EXTRAORDINARY MONTH OF MISSION CELEBRATION: Bishop Ray invites all who have worked on the missions to an Evening of Celebration on Tuesday, Oct 22nd at 8pm in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. This event is to acknowledge the people who spent time in the developing world and their contribution to the lives of many. Refreshments on the night. If you wish to attend, phone John Paul II Pastoral Centre at 064/6632644.

 

MASS AT POLL AN AIFRINN MILLTOWN: Sunday October 20th at  3pm.  Celebrant Fr.  Kieran O’Brien.  The Mass Rock, Keelacloghane  Wood, Milltown,  where  former Prior of  Holy  Cross Dominican  Church  Tralee, Fr. Thaddeus  Moriarty,  was  arrested  before  his  martyrdom  in  October 1653.

 

TY STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DOING A GAISCE AWARD 13 week program working in elements of parish life is now available and will start in November.  Please contact parish office and leave your name and contact number by 21st October to join there is limited places available.

 

HEALTH: Kerry's Mental Health & Wellbeing FEST 2019 will run from Oct. 5th to 19th with over 100 FREE events throughout the County. Please check out www.healthykerry.ie and healthykerry Facebook page or pick up a brochure at your library for further details of events near you.

 

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE: is on Friday night the 18th October in the Thatched House at 9pm.  Light refreshments served

 

A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME by Mary Cogan will be launched by Elaine Kinsella, Sat,. 19th Oct 7.30pm in St. Johns Theatre Listowel. This is a book of Mary’s Just a Thoughts, as aired on Radio Kerry. All welcome.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre  Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting every Monday 7.30pm and Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration, every third Thursday of the month 7.30pm.  Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes OP, Sat. 19th Oct. 10am-2pm.   AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 30th Oct. 8.30pm;  Growing as Followers of Jesus Christ: Dr. Jessie Rogers, Sat. 16th Nov. & Sat. 7th Dec. 10am-2pm;  Listening to the word of God - Experiencing Life in all its Abundance: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC, Sat. 23rd Nov. 10am-2pm.  Bookings: 0667134276

 

TALK: Public Talk for Mission Month. Alan Kerins, popular sportsman and founder of Self-help Africa is the special guest of the diocese of Kerry, on Thursday Oct 17th, at 8pm, in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

CANONISATION OF BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN was on Sunday last: His prayer for perseverance. ‘May Christ support us all day long, Till shades lengthen, And evening comes, And the busy world is hushed, And a fever of life is over and our work is done. Then in His mercy, may He give us a safe lodging    A holy rest and peace at last’.  Amen. 

 

SCHOOL: Coláiste Íde in Dingle are holding open days on the 19th & 20th Oct. from 12-4pm.  More information from 066 9151211or info@colaisteide.com

 

NANO NAGLE BIRTHPLACE, Ballygriffin, Co Cork: Wed 16th October: Fr Jim Cogley – ‘Getting the Past out of the Present…Reclaiming our Lives… Workshop’ 10am – 4pm Registration 9.40am €65 incl. morning coffee/tea and a light lunch. And Sat 19th October: ‘Day of Meditation and Relaxation’ with Eileen Nash pbvm: Give yourself the Gift of a day away from the busyness and stress of your everyday life! 10.30am – 3.30pm (registration 10am); bring a packed lunch; cost €25 incl. tea/coffee. Booking essential: 022 26411; secretary@nanonaglebirthplace.ie

 

ROSARY on Coast Sunday 13th Oct.; Kerry- Ballybunion Beach 2.30pm, contact-Catherine Hickey.

 

Rosary on the Coast: The Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life & Love will take place on Sunday 13th October 2019.  The venue has been changed to the Parish Church, Glin, and is taking place at 3.00 p.m.  The 13th October is the anniversary of Our Lady’s final appearance at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.  During all the apparitions Our Lady continually requested the praying of the Rosary daily, to save mankind and the world.  To confirm her requests God performed the Great Miracle of the Sun, which was witnessed by 70,000 – 100,000 people within 20-25 mile radius of Fatima.

 

ST JOHN’S: Sat 19th- BOOK LAUNCH –  A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME by MARY COGAN. A Minute of Your Time is a collection of reflections and photographs by Mary Cogan and will be launched by Elaine Kinsella of Radio Kerry with music and song. Everyone Welcome.

 

Wed 23rd- TOM CREAN – ANTARCTIC EXPLORER- Back by popular demand, Aiden Dooley brings his award-winning show with riveting true stories of Tom Crean’s Antarctic exploration. Crean was of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions.

 

Thur 24th- LEVEL BEST – AMERICAN COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS- This group of music veterans from Virginia, Rhode Island and North Carolina know how to please an audience with an engaging repertoire of bluegrass and country gems. With exciting solo work on fiddle, dobro, mandolin and banjo. Level Best has that soulful polish, earned with years of playing bluegrass and country music.

 

Fri 25th- VARIETY CONCERT IN HONOUR OF MICHAEL DOWLING

 

An evening of music and dance, songs and stories paying tribute to one of Listowel’s best-known community activists. Michael spent a lifetime promoting the cultural and social life of the town through his involvement in Comhaltas, The Harvest Festival and Aras Mhuire Nursing Home.

 

 

 

 Catholic News Article

 

Catholic education should be celebrated – Kate Liffey

 

The year before last, my now-96-year-old father, Robert McQuillan, decided to take a little trip down memory lane. He made contact with his old secondary school, the former Christian Brothers’ secondary in Dundalk. He received a warm welcome from the current principal of Coláiste Rís, Padraig Hamill. The old roll books were taken down from a dusty shelf somewhere and my dad’s name and the names of his fellow students were mulled over; memories flooding back for my father and the story of the school’s pivotal role in the education of the youth of Dundalk since 1869 unfolding once again as the two men talked together. Listening to my dad reminisce about his education, I imagine his story as a fairly common one for his generation and the generations after his. He was born in 1923, the third son of seven children. His father was a master blacksmith who worked on the Great Northern Railway but it was primarily from his mother that the wish for a good education came. He started primary school in 1928 with the Sisters of Mercy and then moved in 1929 and went to the Christian Brothers’ primary, in the 60th year of the school’s founding.

 

His first teacher was a Belfast man, Johnny Barnes. My father remembers him fondly as a great soccer player – something with which the Brothers at the time were not too enamoured.

 

Robert McQuillan still remembers the names, and personalities, of most of the teachers, the laymen and the Brothers, who taught him. He remembers the exact fee for the education he received – 30 shillings a term, with the third boy and following boys free. My father tells me very matter-of-factly that without the Christian Brothers and other Religious Orders like them in the town, there would have been no education at all for boys like him. He doesn’t ‘sugar coat’ it either, acknowledging the complexity of the history of the Brothers in Ireland. But for my dad, he will always be grateful for the rich educational experience he received from them and what it empowered him to do with his life.

 

 

 

Irish Independent 1905-current, Saturday, 09 May, 1942; Page: 2

 

FIVE NUNS KILLED IN YORK RAID

 

The five nuns killed when a convent was hit during the raid on York are, states " The Universe," Mother Patricia O'Connor, teacher, and Sister Brendan Murphy, of the domestic staff, both from Ireland; Mother Vincent Jordan, head of the Convent's Elementary School; Mother Gerard McClorry, infirmarian and Mother Agnes Clayton, teacher. Two other Sisters were injured in going to the assistance of the buried nuns. Note (Sr. O’Connor was born in Moyvane)

 

 

 

SAYINGS: One of Blessed Edmund Rice’s most famous sayings is: “Were we to know the merit and value of only going from one street to another to serve a neighbour for the love of God, we should prize it more than silver and gold.”

 

 Much more on local religious in link below

 

https://newtownsandes.jimdo.com/local-sisters/

 

 

 

Saint John XXIII

 

Saint of the Day for October 11

 

(November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963)

 

https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct11.mp3

 

Saint John XXIII’s Story

 

Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John XXIII, he avoided the limelight as much as possible. Indeed, one writer has noted that his “ordinariness” seems one of his most remarkable qualities.

 

 

 

 

 

2019 October 9 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

SERVICE: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service is now taking requests for Winter work. For more information or to place an application over the phone please call 068 23429.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Road works on Moyvane Rd from Sheehan’s to the New Line Rd under full road closure.  Access for residence affected by closure but no through traffic.  Vince 087/9980226.  Meanwhile trenching & ducting will continue on Trien Rd on Mon 7th Oct to Fri 11th Oct.  Full road closure from 11am to 6pm Mon to Fri. Road will be fully reopened on evenings and at weekends.  Contact Pádraig Kearney on 086/6072159.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Tommy Stack, Michael Moloney, Pat Nolan, John O’Mahony, Monsignor Michael Leahy, Kathleen Fuller, Hannah Hyland, Murt Downes, Carmel O’Sullivan, Maurice Leahy, Pauline Quinn, Marguerite Clancy, Ned O’Connell, Sr. Martina Relihan. Mass Moyvane; Mon 7th at 7.30pm for Forgotten Souls; Thurs 10th  at 7.30pm for Thetla Flannery, Milltown, Galway (Special Intention);

 

Sat  12th at 7.30pm for   Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen; Sun 13th at 11.00am, Mass of Thanksgiving – Altar Servers (honouring Servers who are finishing their time in this Ministry)

 

Mass Knockanure on Sun 13th at 10.00am for Liam Sexton, Knockanure.

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING- Of interest to all of us and our emigrants who return for these Masses the following times are agreed on a trial basis for 2020.

 

AHAVOHER AUGUST 3rd at 3.00pm; KNOCKNAURE AUGUST 4th at 7.30pm, and  MURHUR on  AUGUST  5th at 7.30pm. If weather is unpleasant and the Masses can’t go ahead in the Graveyards, Masses will transfer to the Churches at the following times:  AHAVOHER Mass Moyvane Church                at 7.00pm; KNOCKANURE Mass                at 9.00pm and MURHUR Mass Moyvane    at 9.00pm

 

Very many thanks to all who contributed to the collections.  It is hoped to have water points installed in Knockanure and Murhur early in the New Year.

 

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

 

 JIMMY HICKEY: Now his place in the history of Irish dance is to be celebrated in a DVD; The DVD was launched by Fr. Pat Ahern in The Listowel Arms on Sunday, October 6 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

GARY MCMAHON SINGING FESTIVAL takes place in Abbeyfeale over the weekend of October 18-20.

 

SERVICE: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service is now taking requests for Winter work. For more information or to place an application over the phone please call 068 23429.

 

THANK YOU to all who work tirelessly for the Tidy Towns project.

 

PUBLIC TALK FOR MISSION MONTH: Alan Kerins, popular sportsman and founder of Self-help Africa is the special guest of the diocese of Kerry, on Thursday Oct 17th, at 8pm, in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

LOST A BABY: University Hospital Kerry invite you to a First Remembrance Service for parents and their families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, fetal anomaly, stillbirth or neonatal death.  This service will be held in the Hospital Chapel of Christ the Healer on Thurs.17th Oct. at 7pm.

 

BIRD WATCH event near Carrigafoyle Castle on Oct. 12th.

 

TREES: Tetra Pak Tree Day 2019 took place on Thursday, 3rd October this year. The theme for this year’s campaign is Be Planet Positive! and it’s all about focussing on the things we can do in our everyday lives to help nature and our environment.

 

SALE OF PRODUCE Abbeyfeale:  As Pope Francis has designated October an Extraordinary Month of Mission there will be a sale of home baking, vegetables and jams after the two Sunday Masses on Sunday, October 13 with proceeds being shared between an orphanage in India in the diocese that our curate Fr. Shoji comes from and Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan.

 

ABBEYSIDE PLAYERS:  New members welcome.  Contact Merce on 087 2053051.  Rehearsals of Frank Carney’s The Righteous are Bold will commence shortly.

 

LISTOWEL BRIDGE CLUB Are starting beginners classes in the Family Resource Centre on Monday 7th October at 7.30pm. for more information please contact Maria O Connor on 087-7554996 or Marie Galvin on 086-0817407.

 

SOCIAL DANCING CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY CENTER  every Thursday night at 8pm. Teacher Josephine O Connor, everybody welcome.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Charismatic Prayer Meeting every Monday 7.30pm and Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration, every third Thursday of the month 7.30pm.  For information on all up and coming events please phone 066/7134276. Ardfert Retreat Centre:  An Afternoon of Prayer, Praise and Healing: Fr. John Keane, Sun. 6th Oct., 2.30-6pm; Self Care Day: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P Sat. 12th Oct. 9.45am-4pm. Contact: 087 944 7105; Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes OP, Sat. 19th Oct. 10am-2pm; AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 30th Oct. 8.30pm; Growing as Followers of Jesus Christ: Dr. Jessie Rogers, Sat. 16th Nov. & Sat. 7th Dec. 10am-2pm; Listening to the word of God - Experiencing Life in all its Abundance: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC, Sat. 23rd Nov 10am-2pm.  Bookings: 0667134276.

 

A EUCHARISTIC ADORATION INFORMATION MORNING – will be held at the Heights Hotel Killarney on Sat.  12th October. Registration will be at 10.30am followed by refreshments. All adorers and other parishioners are welcome to attend this wonderful Presentation Eucharistic Adoration Morning.

 

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ROME Date -27th – 2nd Nov. 2019. 7 Nights from Dublin. €895pps. For more information contact Bernadette Hanrahan 087 6019474.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Develop your speaking skills at West Limerick Toastmasters.  First and third Wednesday of the month September – June in the Desmond Complex from 8 – 10pm.  New members welcome.  Contact Charles 087 7972855.

 

 NEW SAINT:   Cardinal John Henry Newman On Sun. 13th Oct. Pope Francis will Canonize Cardinal John Henry Newman, first Rector of the Catholic University in Dublin (1854 – 1858)  Fr Jim Sheehy will offer a talk as a preparation for the event, in Benner’s Hotel, Dingle at 8pm on Tues 8th Oct: John Henry Newman - Champion of the Laity.  All are welcome.                       

 

POET: Michael Hartnett was and is one of Ireland’s most loved poets. Born in Limerick in 1941, his first collection Anatomy of a Cliché was published by Dolmen Press in 1968.

 

https://eigsemichaelhartnett.ie/

 

HEALTH: Kerry's Mental Health & Wellbeing FEST 2019 will run from Oct. 5th to 19th with over 100 FREE events throughout the County. Please check out www.healthykerry.ie and healthykerry Facebook page or pick up a brochure at your library for further details of events near you.

 

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER Abbeyfeale:  Articles and photos are invited to fealechurch@eircom.net before November 20 for inclusion in the Christmas newsletter.

 

 SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA:  Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened on Main St .  All ages are welcome.  Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /info@sephira.ie or look them up on Facebook.

 

KERRY MENTAL HEALTH WELLBEING RUNS TO 19TH Oct.  www.healthkerry.ie

 

COASTAL ROSARY FOR LIFE, FAITH AND LOVE Join in with thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather on our coasts, near rivers, in our churches, at grottos etc. to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love on Sunday October 13th at 2.30pm. We will join in with many countries around the world. To register a location please visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or text/call 087 278 6552.

 

FUNDRAISING PROGRAM October 2019 – Fundraising programme for St. Mary’s Parish, Tarbert - Maintenance Fund. Wednesday 16th October 2019 - Proceeds from the weekly Bingo night at the Tarbert Community Centre.Thursday 17th October 2019  - Clothes Collection organised by the Shannonside Women’s group. Monday 28th October 2019 - A community ‘Bank Holiday’ Morning for everybody. A Spiritual Walk from the Tarbert Community Centre to Kilnaughtin Church & Graveyard

 

Registration @ 10.30am - €10 per adult / €20 per family.The walk will start @ 11am, returning afterwards to the community centre for a cup of tea and chat. A Book Sale with a cup of tea and chat will also be held on the same day from 10.30am to 1pm.

 

(Any books you want to donate please drop these off at the Presbytery during normal office opening times before the 28th October.)

 

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE 2019 in aid of Milford Care Centre and St. Ita's Day Care Centre Abbeyfeale takes place on Saturday, October 19. The event consists of a 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk, 5K and 10K chip timed runs. Finisher medals for participants in all events.

 

CONCERT:  Micheal English will perform a concert with a Christmas theme on Friday, December 6 in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale.

 

AMERICAN TEA PARTY IN ROCKCHAPEL:  The annual tea party will take place in Rockchapel Community Centre on Friday, October 18.  A hot meal will be served at 9pm sharp.  A great night of music, dancing, fun and craic with the one and only Jerry McCarthy and Autumn Gold. If interested please ring Breeda O’Callaghan to book your tickets. Tickets are €20. Your support is very much appreciated.

 

BOOK: The centenary of the foundation of the Mitchelstown Co-Operative Agricultural Society Limited was marked by Dairygold with an event at its headquarters in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork on Thursday, September 26. A commemorative book, “Mitchelstown Co-Operative Agricultural Society Ltd A History 1919-1990”, was written by Limerick historian, John Hough, who himself is a shareholder member of the society. John Hough from Glenastar and St Kieran’s Heritage Association held a local launch of his book  at Ardagh Community Centre on Saturday, October 5 -2019.

 

ST JOHN’S Listowel: Fri 11th- JACK AND THE BEANSTALK- It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

 

Fri 18th- TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES- A play based on Thomas Hardy’s acclaimed novel, traces the life of the young country girl Tess Durbeyfield, driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urberville family. Hardy’s heroine is one of the most moving in all of literature, and her story is hauntingly brought to life in this new version by regular visitors to St John’s, Hotbuckle Theatre Co, England.   

 

Sat 19th- BOOK LAUNCH –  A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME by MARY COGAN

 

A Minute of Your Time is a collection of reflections and photographs by Mary Cogan and will be launched by Elaine Kinsella of Radio Kerry with music and song. Everyone Welcome. More from 068 22566.

 

Kerry News 1894-1941, Wednesday, July 12, 1916; Page: 4

 

QUARTERLY MEETING KERRY PRIS0NERS. DEMAND FOR THEIR RELEASE.

 

Mr James Woulfe presided over the quarterly meeting which on this occasion was held in the boardroom instead of the Courthouse as hitherto. There was a fairly large attendance of members.

 

 SURVEYOR'S REPORT.  From the report of the Co. Surveyor, Mr. Singleton Goodwin, who was in attendance, the roads were in fairly good order, and in a good number of cases the supplies of materials were fairly forward. He should, however, warn them to be prepared for a much heavier outlay owing to the increase in prices both in labour and material. On the motion to proceed with the consideration of new works.

 

Mr John Trant objected on the grounds that there was a resolution in the minutes of twelve months ago adjourning the consideration of all new works until after the war. A heated discussion followed pro and con, but eventually on the Assistant Clerk, Mr. Thomas O'Connell, producing the minutes, it was seen that the consideration of new works had been only adjourned for 12 months, and that period had elapsed since the passing of the resolution.

 

Mr. J. O'Connell moved that a fence be made on the road leading from Lixnaw to Kilfeighney church, 120 perches at 4s. per perch.

 

Mr. W. McCarthy seconded. Mr. P. Trant objected on the ground that the fence would be of no public utility, or necessity and that it would be practically only for the proposer's own benefit. He (Mr. O'Connell) was a comfortable man and well able to make a fence for himself if he wanted it. He (Mr. Trant) asked to have the County Surveyor's report read in connection with the application. The Clerk read from the report:— "This fence has been made by the occupier of the land, and as it is for his own benefit I don't see why the district should be called upon to pay for it;"

 

Mr. Trant—After that do what you like, but I propose that the application be thrown out.

 

Mr. Kearney—And I second you. At this time- a large number of the members had left the room, but Mr. Trant said he was satisfied to have-the question put to a division, and this having been done the application was thrown out by 9 votes to 3 .

 

Other applications were rejected on technical grounds, agreements for the land not having been signed, these including an application by Mr. P Trant . M.C.C, for the making of a new road from the main road from Tralee to Listowel at Kilshenane to the cemetery, which it was admitted was very necessary.

 

A  POPULAR CONTRACTOR.

 

Mr. E . Mulvihill moved that Mr Cornelius Singleton contractor, be allowed £100 compensation for delay occasioned in his not being allowed to start work in making a new line of road and bridge on same between Jas. Mahony's gate, Leitrim; and Moriarty's cross, Tullamore.

 

 

 

Mr. J. Sheehy had much pleasure in seconding the motion. Mr. Singleton was a most popular and able contractor who always gave the public the greatest possible satisfaction and had suffered at least the amount claimed for him and should be compensated.  The County Surveyor reported that Mr. Singleton had been delayed for 3 years, and in the meantime material went up very considerably. His claim was a reasonable one.

 

Mr. J. Lynch—We're all satisfied. The application was passed unanimously subject to sanction.

 

THE KERRY PRISONERS .

 

Mr. J. Barrett said he had a resolution to propose which he felt certain would meet with the sympathy and support of the meeting. It was:— " Resolved—That we the members of the Listowel Rural District Council respectfully ask the Government to release or bring to trial at once ; the Kerrymen arrested in connection with the recent rebellion, and especially do we demand the release of Mr. Thomas Slattery and Mr. Thomas J. McCarthy, Tralee , gentlemen of unblemished character and high social standing. Neither of those gentlemen no more than several of the other Kerrymen took any part in the movement, and we, therefore, ask those in authority to order the release of those men or otherwise; their immediate trial. "We further ask our Clerk to forward a copy of this resolution to Mr. Samuel, Sir John Maxwell, and our Parliamentary representative , Mr. M. J. Flavin.” Mr. Daniel Mangan had much pleasure in seconding the resolution so ably prospered by his colleague,  Mr. Barrett, and in doing so said it was a terrible hardship on men like Mr . Slattery, a big merchant, and Mr. McCarthy, to be interned indefinitely without knowing for what. The other members of the Council heartily concurred with the terms of the resolution which was passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned.

 

 

2019 October 2 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

DANCING WITH NORELLA:  starting Wednesday 2nd October in Knockanure Community Centre at 8.15pm. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 3rd October at 8pm.  All welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Ann 086/3090948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day on Monday 14th October.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome.   If attending it is important to please ring office on 49799.  New members welcome. 

 

MOYVANE ICA:  wishes to acknowledge receipt of grant allocation of €759 from Community Enhancement Programme (Kerry County Council) which will be used to purchase equipment, which will be used for functions, which they will host in The Marian Hall.

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING AGM on Monday 30th Sept at 8.30pm in the Marian Hall.  All members to attend.  New members welcome.

 

 ST. PADRE PIO devotions Listowel, on Friday (4th). Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Trenching and ducting will continue on the Trien Road on Monday the 30th September under a full road closure from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday . The road will be fully re opened in the evenings and at weekends.  Contact Pádraig on 086/6072159.  Works will continue next week on the Moyvane Road from Sheehan’s cross under a road closure.  Access will be maintained for residents affected by closure, but no through traffic.  Contact Vince Sugrue on 087/9980226.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €6,300 jackpot on Friday 27th September. Numbers drawn were 5, 12, 27, and 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Teresa Collins, Lisaniska; 2. Tara & Joseph, Kilmorna; 3. Mary Daughton, Duagh;4. Agatha Barrett, Athea, and 5. Michael Lynch, Taxi. Next draw on Friday October 4th with jackpot €6,400.

 

PUBLIC MEETING:  re: establishment of N/E Kerry Cardiac First Responders Network on 10th Oct at 8pm in Murhur NS Moyvane.  National Ambulance Liaison will be in attendance to inform & register applicants. 

 

Local CFR & CPR/AED Course dates available on the night.  All welcome!

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane U14 North Kerry Champions on a win over Listowel Emmets in the Division 1 Final, winning on a score of Moyvane 2-12, Emmets 2-9.

 

STARS in their Eyes Show; rehearsals are under way and keep November 30th free as a great nights entertainment is expected from Moyvane GAA.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Patsy Byrne, Gerard Relihan, Peg Flaherty, Tom Flavin, Matty Quinn, Patsy Fogarty, Eddie Langford, Jerry O’Regan, Gerard F Horgan, Sheila Carmody, Pat Furlong, Mary E Carpenter, Denis Flaherty, Mai Mullane, Jim McCarthy, Pat Stanley, Sr. Mary Aquin O’Carroll, Nell Byrnes, Sr, Ann Doyle, Patsy Healy, Bridie Lynch, Sean Dowling, Sr. Catherine Colbert, Joan Mulvihill, Mary Ellen Flaherty, Paudie Shanahan, Joe O’Connor, Mass Moyvane; Mon 30th at 7.30pm for Mikey Joe Enright, The Village; Wed  2nd at 9.30am Murhur N.S. – beginning of year Mass.  All welcome; Thurs  3rd  at 7.30pm for Willie Stack, The Hill; Sat 5th at 7.30pm for Mary Ellen Flaherty, Keylod, and Mass on Sun 6th at 11.00am for Joe O’Connor, Kilbaha. Mass at Knockanure on Sun 6th at 10.00am for Michael McCullough, Cork (1st Anni).

 

ROSARY DURING OCTOBER: Pray the Rosary in your homes during the month of October. Rosary before Masses.  Saturday Vigil Mass 7.30pm - Rosary at 7.10pm.  Knockanure Sunday Mass 10am – Rosary at 9.40am. Moyvane Sunday Mass 11am – Rosary at 10.40am. 

 

HOLY WELL Lixnaw, Mass on Monday 30th Sept., at noon and at 7.30 pm, for feast day of St. Michael the Archangel. This well has many special healing properties.

 

FOOD: Dingle Food Festival runs from Fri 4th Oct - Sun 6th Oct 2019

 

OLD PEOPLE: North Kerry Positive Ageing Day Sun. 6th Oct from 1.30pm in Listowel Community Centre- talks, food and a tea dance with The Singing Jarvey. Contact your local active retirement group or Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341.

 

JAMES FOGARTY  would sincerely like to thank all who sponsored him for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.  Through your generosity €1,735 was given to Aras Mhuire Nursing Home.

 

MOYVANE TIDY TOWNS:  Any old flower pots that you are not using can be collected or dropped off. 

 

Contact Mary Donovan on 087/2429183.  

 

CONVENT Listowel; Our Open Evening for Students wishing to enroll for the Academic Year 2020-2021 will take place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019;

 

Junior All Ireland Winning Camogie Team; Past pupil Jackie Horgan and Team Captain Niamh Leen visited the School with the Kathleen Mills Cup which they won on the 8th September. Well done to all the team on their historic win in Croke Park.

 

JOURNAL: We have decided to go ahead with the Athea Journal again this year if we can get enough material in. We ask all individuals, clubs, community groups etc to please send in material and photographs to us in ample time so that we would be ready to print in early November.  Late copy will not be accepted under any circumstances.

 

RUNS/ WALKS; Athea Runs/Walks Faster in Stripes!

 

As part of the fundraising weekend, we are organising a Coffee Morning on Friday, October 4th to take place at Con Colbert Hall at 9.30 am and a 5K & Fun Run /Walk on Sunday, October 6th, with registration open at Con Colbert Hall from 11am.

 

GENEALOGY Classes with Gerard Greaney began on Thursday night, September 26, at Desmond College, Newcastle West. People interested in tracing their relatives can phone 069-62205, to book a place.

 

ABBEYSIDE PLAYERS:  New members welcome.  Contact Merce on 087 2053051.  Rehearsals of Frank Carney’s The Righteous are Bold will commence shortly.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Develop your speaking skills at West Limerick Toastmasters.  First and third Wednesday of the month September – June in the Desmond Complex from 8 – 10pm.  New members welcome.  Contact Charles 087 7972855.

 

JOSEPHINE’S SET DANCING CLASSES:  Autumn has arrived and set dancing classes at Fr. Casey’s  have started on Wednesday nights with Josephine.   8pm for beginners followed by improvers at 8.45pm.  Contact 0879267037.

 

SALE OF PRODUCE:  As Pope Francis has designated October an Extraordinary Month of Mission  there will be a sale of home baking, vegetables and jams after the two Sunday Masses on Sunday, October 13 with proceeds being shared between an orphanage in India in the diocese that our curate Fr. Shoji comes from and Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan.

 

OPEN NIGHT AT COLAISTE IDE AGUS IOSEF: The Open night for Sixth Class students will be on Tuesday, October 8. Parents and students are welcome from 6.50 pm and tours of the school will begin at 7.00 pm. The Principal will address parents at 7.45 pm and this will cover all the relevant topics about enrolling in school.   You can enrol that evening or further enrolment will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 9.30 - 11.30 am To enrol you will need to provide a copy of the student's birth certificate and proof of their PPSN number.

 

MOYVANE TIDY TOWNS:  Any old flower pots that you are not using can be collected or dropped off.  

 

Contact Mary Donovan on 087/2429183. 

 

 COMING SOON CHAT-TEA HOUR    Have a free hour, fancy a cuppa and a chat with company, then come to Listowel Family Resource Centre and be greeted by the Social Prescribing Coordinator. Chat-tea hour is starting Wednesday 2nd October from 11.30am to 12.30pm and will continue every Wednesday for anyone who wants to get out of the house and not exercise. Cost €1.00 towards tea/coffee/biscuits. For more information please contact the Family Resource Centre on (068) 23584.

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC LESSONS with Anne McAuliffe recommencing in the Seanchai on Wednesday 2nd October, 2019 from 3.00. Info 087/6736337.

 

ANNUAL 'WELLBEING FOR MOTHERHOOD' event will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday, October 9 from 10.30am, A variety of topics will be covered by a number of keynote speakers including; Dr Louise McEntee will address the issue of infant mental health, Mary Collins will speak on the topic of ensuring balance and support for your child , while a car seat expert will speak about how to properly secure your child in your car and community dietitian Caitriona Mulhearn will focus on the topic of weaning your baby.

 

Registration for this free event is essential and free goodie bags will be provided on the day, For further details and to book your place contact 068 23584.

 

BISHOP RAY invites all who have worked in the missions to an evening of celebration on Tuesday 22nd October at 8 p.m. in St. Johns Parish centre Tralee: 064 6632644.

 

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:  Noelle Crehan Nutritional Therapist with a talk entitled ‘Mind your Mood’   and Colman Noctor a child and adolescent psychotherapist with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services with a ‘keen interest in the effects of contemporary media on child development and mental health’ are the key speakers at a seminar in the Longcourt Hotel NCW on Tuesday, October 8 sponsored by West Limerick Mental Health Association.  Doors open 7pm.  Light refreshments served.  Admission free.  Everyone welcome.

 

LISTOWEL BRIDGE CLUB Are starting beginners classes in the Family Resource Centre on Monday 7th October at 7.30pm. for more information please contact Maria O Connor on 087-7554996 or Marie Galvin on 086-0817407.

 

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE 2019:  Dromtrasna Challenge 2019 in aid of Milford Care Centre and St. Ita's Day Care Centre Abbeyfeale takes place on Saturday, October 19. The event consists of a 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk, 5K and 10K chip timed runs. Finisher medals for participants in all events.

 

MEMORIAL CONCERT:  Kathy Casey Byrne Memorial Concert  in aid of Mid Western Cancer Foundation & Irish Youth  Foundation.  The Concert will take place at St. Molua's Church, Ardagh on Friday, October 4 @ 7.30 p.m.   Concert produced by Fr. Tim Curtin, Sean Moriarty & Theresa Doyle Mc Mahon.  Fr. Tony has some tickets on sale.

 

CRAFTY CORNER:  If you would like to practice your knitting and crochet or are a beginner willing to learn the craft then come along to our classes which resume Tuesday October 1 at St Ita's hall from 7 - 9pm. The painting group are also back on October 1 from 11am - 1pm. in St. Ita's Hall, All welcome.

 

DAY FOR LIFE:  on Sunday 6th October.  This is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland,

 

Scotland and Wales.  It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and at every condition.  The theme this year focuses on the ‘Scourge of Domestic Abuse’.  Please take leaflets at the back of both Churches for more information or www.catholicbishops.ie 

 

GLÓRACH:   Local Trad Group Fuinneamh will burst onto the stage at Glórach on Friday, October 5 at 8pm.  Eibhlín Broderick will share the stage as a special guest singer.  Bookings 0871383940 or glorachabbeyfeale@gmail.com

 

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER Abbeyfeale:  Articles and photos are invited to fealechurch@eircom.net before November 20 for inclusion in the Christmas newsletter.

 

HORSE FAIR: The Great October Horse Fair at Ballinasloe and its associated festival lasts for about a week, this year running from Saturday 28th September to Sunday 6th October.

 

 SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA:  Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened on Main St .  All ages are welcome.  Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /info@sephira.ie or look them up on Facebook.

 

CONCERT IN AID OF SUICIDE AWARENESS:   Red Hurley, Dickie Rock, Susan McCann, Owen Mac, Kathy Durkin, Shaun O’Dowd, Emily Clarke and Micheal Collins will all perform in  the Woodlands Hotel, Adare on Thursday, October 3.  Doors open 7pm, show 8pm, tickets €30.  A donation will be made to Pieta House.  Further information from 061 605100.

 

POKER RUN:  Shannon Gleeson says “I’m holding a poker run on Sunday, September 29 in aid of the Hope Foundation.  I am going to Kolkata in March 2020 and in order to go we have to fundraise roughly €3000. The Poker run is starting in Jack O’Rourkes Bar Abbeyfeale , Registration is at 10:30am and there is a prize for the best hand .

 

NUNS: 200th Anniversary of the FCJ order is now being celebrated. It was founded in France in 1820 by Marie Madeleine a mother and widow, they came to Laurel Hill in 1845. Their official name is Congregation of the Faithful Companions of Jesus.

 

 

 

TALK: The Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman will take place on October 13th in Rome. Fr Jim Sheehy will offer two talks as a preparation for the event, in Benner’s Hotel, Dingle at 8pm on: Tuesday 1st of October: John Henry Newman – His quest for the truth. Tuesday 8th of October: John Henry Newman – Champion of the Laity.

 

 

 

All are welcome

 

KNOCK: day in Honour of Our Lady Sat. 5th Oct in Knock Shrine starts 10am with Praise & Worship in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel; 3pm Pilgrimage Mass followed by testimony, food & music in Rest & Care Centre finishing with Holy Hour to pray for our Priests, Bishops & their Dioceses.  To book a seat on subsidised bus (€10, Booking Essential) please contact Human Life International, Knock on 094 9375993 or email: mail@humanlife.ie

 

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ROME Date -27th – 2nd Nov. 2019. 7 Nights from Dublin. €895pps. For more information contact Bernadette Hanrahan 087 6019474 or www.marian.ie

 

 

 

MARRIED: Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages to improve communication & learn tools and skills for a happy marriage.

 

Next programme starts 4th – 6th October 2019. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, text or call 086 413 5440, or email info@retrouvaille.ie or visit www.retrouvaille.ie.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION INVITATION you are invited to a Special Information meeting in the Heights Hotel, Killarney Saturday 12th October at 11.30am. Timetable: 10.45am. registration / refreshments, 11.30am. to 12.30am. Information meeting (starting promptly). Contact Brendan Cleary on 086-1027411 or email brendancleary2@gmail.com . Reserve a place by Friday 4th October 2019.

 

COSTAL ROSARY FOR LIFE, FAITH AND LOVE: Join in with thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love on Sunday October  13that  2.30pm.  To register a location  call  087  278  6552  or    visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie OCTOBER MENTAL HEALTH WEEK: An information evening on Mental Health, with guest speakers,  on Friday October 11thfrom 7.30—9.30pm in the Grand Hotel. Admission free.

 

 SIGNPOSTS  FOR  OUR  TIMES: A  workshop  to nourish  the  spirit  using    stories,  themes  and images  from  the  life  of  John  Moriarty. Meadowlands Hotel, Saturday 5th of October 10am to 4pm. Cost €35. Booking essential. Telephone 085 7791210 or email marymcg2003@gmail.com.

 

WOMEN IN  RECOVERY: for women who want to live their best lifeafter alcohol and drug dependence. Starts on October 14th in Tralee and runs for 6 weeks. Limited places are available and booking is essential. Contact Eileen on 087 6402715  to  book  your  place  or  visit www.innerhealingcounselling.com/womensgroup

 

PAPERS: Pilot, Volume 36, Number 16, 19 April 1873

 

Balloon Trip to Ireland.—An adventurous American aeronaut, Professor Donaldson, intends this summer to cross the Atlantic to Ireland in a large balloon. The machine will weigh about 2000 lbs., will contain 208,000 feet of gas, with two small reservoirs to provide against leakage, and electric arrangements for light.

 

(Break)

 

 Irish Children In London.—The ninetieth anniversary festival of the above benevolent society, established for the education and maintenance of poor Irish children resident in London, took place on St. Patrick’s evening at Willis’s Rooms where a large number of noblemen and gentlemen sat down to a sumptuous repast. His Royal Highness Prince Arthur, K. G., K., K. P., &c., presided. A large number of subscriptions were announced, including 100 guineas from her Majesty and 30 L from his Royal Highness the President. From the list it appeared that her Majesty has given altogether 3630 L. An effective choir was in attendance, and an excellent selection of popular Irish songs were rendered and a pleasant evening was spent.

 

The Peat Question.—At a meeting of the members of the Royal Dublin Society, held recently in their house, Kildare street, the chair was occupied by Mr. Howard Grubb, C. E. The first communication brought before the meeting was by Alexander MacDonnell, the subject being “Notes on Peat.” The paper dealt with the different descriptions of peat made in Belgium, of which he found the density to correspond with that found in the bogs of Ireland. One cubic foot of peat was found to be equal to 8.7 lbs. of German peat, and varied from 6 to 12 lbs per cubic foot. Peat in some parts of Germany was dried in sheds, a process which he believed to be very expensive. He explained at length the most approved methods for the production of compressed peat, and expressed his belief that a satisfactory solution of the question of compression would be the making of a great part of the West of Ireland.

 

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Boston Pilot (1838-1857), Volume 19, Number 36, 6 September 1856

 

Poets and Beer; The house in which Moore was born is now a whiskey shop; Burn’s native cottage is a public house; Shelly’s house at Great Marlow, is a beer shop; the spot where Scott was born is occupied by a building used for a similar purpose; and even Coleridge’s residence at Nether Stowey, the very' house in which the poet composed his sweet “Ode to the Nightingale,” is now an ordinary beer house. A house also in which James Montgomery lived for forty years at Sheffield is now a beer shop.

 

 

 

Lixnaw Blessed Well

 

https://youtu.be/bviMnReih98

 

 

 

ST JOHN’S PROGRAMME OF EVENTS OCTOBER 2019

 

2nd - 27th- AFRICAN IMPRESSIONS

 

With this exhibition, Clare Artist, Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh hopes to inspire people so they might connect with nature. In 2018 Tomás visited Nambia, Botswana and Zambia and this exhibition is a celebration of the nature and landscape of these marvellous wild places.                   

 

 Tues 1st -THE KEEPER – FILM CLUB

 

Directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller, The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. In association with Access Cinema.

 

Fri 4th - SHASKEEN – TRADITIONAL NIGHT

 

The Shaskeen Céili Band have a great show in celebration of traditional music. From the Oxford Tavern in Kentish town to the Village Theatre, Carrabane, on a 47-year musical journey, the traditional Irish band Shaskeen is taking to the highways and byways on a nationwide concert tour. Featuring Tom Cussen on banjo and mandolin, Eamonn Cotter on tin whistle and flute, Pat Costello on vocals and bouzouki, Geraldine Cotter on keyboard and many more.

 

 Fri 11th - JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

 

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale gets the Lyngo treatment with lots of surprises and beautiful images they tell the gripping story of Jack, a boy who sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds! It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion! More from 068 22566.

 

 

 

 

September 22 2019

GAA KNOCKANURE Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €6200 jackpot on Friday 20th September. Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 13, and 16. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Eileen Enright, Lisselton; 2. Pauline Kelleghan, c/o Dicks; 3. Mary G Buckley, Knockanure; 4. James & Maureen Connolly, Trien, and 5. Sean & Nathan, c/o John Barry. Next draw on Friday 27th September with jackpot up to €6300.

2019 September 25 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

DEVOTIONS TO ST. PIO will commence on Monday, September 23rd at 7.30pm in St. Michael's church, Lixnaw. This date is the anniversary of Padre Pio's death.

 

SENIOR BADMINTON CLUB:  AGM in Community Centre on Wed 25th Sept at 8.45pm.  All welcome.

 

CHIROPODIST:  in Marian Hall on Friday 27th September at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Fitzmaurice 49135.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE LISTOWEL: Open night will be held on Thursday 26th September from 7pm to 9pm. All are welcome.

 

POSITIVE AGEING WEEEK takes place from September 30th to October 6th. This is the 17th year of Positive Ageing Week.

 

SIGNPOST FOR OUR TIMES:  A workshop to nourish the spirit using stories, themes and images from the life of John Moriarty  – in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on October 5th from 10am to 4pm. 

 

DEATH of Padraic Kelly of Bridge Road and formerly Coolnaleen, Listowel, unexpectedly, on 12th September 2019, husband of Anne and father of Denis, Tom, Padraig and Lizanne;  grandchildren Denis, Amy, Lisa, Alan and Tommy, daughters-in-law Martha and Ann, partners Gina and Fergus, sisters-in-law Mary, Eileen and Marie-Claude.

 

DEATH of Margaret O'Connor (née Long), Loughanes and late of Guhard, Lisselton, on the 16th of September, 2019. Predeceased by her husband Richard, sisters Mary B and Hannah Mai, brother Pat Joe. Survived by her sons Patrick and Michael, brothers Mike, Jer and John, sister Theresa, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Joy, Bridget O’Connor, Maighread McCarthy, David Harman, Bill Cahill, Tom Dillon, Con McMahon, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Lynch, Mossie Culhane, Bridget Dillane, Mike Parkes, Jerry Enright, Mass Moyvane; Wed 25th at 7.30pm for Paul Daly, Cooraclare Village (Rec Dec); Thurs  26th at  7.30pm for Peggy Harvey, Brisla, Cooraclare (Rec Dec); Fri 27th at  7.30pm for Peggy Enright, Church Road (Months Mind); Sat 28th at  7.30pm for Gerard & Joan McEnery, Tubbertoureen, and

 

Sun 29th at  11.00am for Brendan O’Carroll, Moyvane South. Knockanure Mass; Mon 23rd  at 7.30pm for Bridie Leahy, Beenanaspug (Months Mind), and Mass on Sun 29th at 10.00am for Tom Flavin, Trien.

 

BEST WISHES to Liam Hanrahan of Moyvane, who is one of 13 shortlisted for The National Dairy Council’s quality award.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Thomas and Eileen Broderick of Kilmorna, who recently celebrated a double birthday. Also their son Thomas was involved in organising a 10k Run at Abu Dhabi in aid of Pieta House, the event raised E3,300.

 

CAR PARK LINING: The line markings in the car park of Moyvane Church have been redone. 

 

PLAQUE was recently erected at Templeglantine in memory of Michael McAuliffe who died 100 years ago, he spent 30 years in Indian Civil Service.

 

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY: Sunday 6th Oct from 1.30pm in Listowel Community Centre- talks, food and a tea dance with The Singing Jarvey. Tickets €10. Contact Mairead on 086/8696341.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Trenching and ducting will continue from Knockanure village to Ahavoher graveyard from Monday the 23rd September .  Road reinstatement works will be completed on Wednesday the 25th of September on a STOP and GO traffic management system. Access will be maintained for light vehicles (cars and vans). HGVs will have to follow diversion route. Trenching and ducting will continue on the Trien Road on Tuesday the 24th of September under a full road closure from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday . Road will be fully re opened in the evenings and at weekends. Info Pádraig 086/6072159. 

 

CLASSES: Night Classes in Kerry College of Further Eduation; Listowel Campus  Enrolment Tues 24th Sept 7-8.30pm. Classes to start from the first week in October.  Tuesdays - Introduction to Interior Design, Create your own Felt Cocktail Hat, Nutrition for your Energy, Knitting for Beginners, Intermediate Computers, Make-Up and Skincare, Autumn in the Garden.  Wednesdays - Conversational Spanish Classes Beginner and Improver, Create your own Felt Cocktail Hat, QQI Component Modules; Care of the Older Person, Infection Prevention and Control, Special Needs Assisting Level 6 .  If further information is required please contact the Director of Adult Education on 086 0289958 / 068 21023.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Cooking on a budget starting Friday 27th September.  Learn how to cook nutritious, healthy food on a limited budget.  Also, the annual 'Wellbeing for Motherhood' is on Wednesday, October 9th  from 10.30am.  Speakers including; Dr Louise McEntee will address the issue of infant mental health, Mary Collins will speak on the topic of ensuring balance and support for your child , while a car seat expert will speak about how to properly secure your child in your car and community dietitian Caitriona Mulhearn will focus on the topic of weaning your baby.  Registration for this free event is essential and free goodie bags will be provided on the day.  For further info and to book your place contact 068/23584.

 

COURSE: Ardfert Retreat Centre (0667134276)  Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, 10 week Certificate Course: Group Leader training to lead discussions on Faith, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer Catechesis based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Wednesdays 7 - 8.30pm beginning Wed. 25th Sept.

 

GLÓRACH  CELEBRATES MICHEAL HARTNETT:  Although born in Newcastlewest, the late, great poet Michael Hartnett had an almost spiritual link with the area west of Barnagh and was no stranger to the town of Abbeyfeale.  The Glórach Theatre look forward to celebrating his memory by screening the Pat Collins film Muince Dreoilín at 10.30 am on Monday, September 30.    Renowned author and poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice, who was a close friend of Hartnett, will be present for a question and answer session afterwards.  This event will be held as part of Éigse Micheal Hartnett, admission is free and for any enquiries please ring 0871383940.

 

EIGSE Michael Hartnett runs from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th October 2019. This year’s Éigse will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Michael’s passing in October 1999.

 

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:  Noelle Crehan Nutritional Therapist with a talk entitled ‘Mind your Mood’   and Colman Noctor a child and adolescent psychotherapist with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services with a ‘keen interest in the effects of contemporary media on child development and mental health’ are the key speakers at a seminar in the Longcourt Hotel NCW on Tuesday, October 8 sponsored by West Limerick Mental Health Association.  Doors open 7pm.  Light refreshments served.  Admission free.  Everyone welcome. 

 

POKER RUN:  Shannon Gleeson was in touch; I’m holding a poker run on Sunday, September 29 in aid of the Hope Foundation.  I am going to Kolkata in March 2020 and in order to go we have to fundraise roughly €3,000. The Poker run is starting in Jack O’Rourkes Bar Abbeyfeale , Registration is at 10:30am and there is a prize for the best hand.

 

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE 2019:  Dromtrasna Challenge 2019 in aid of Milford Care Centre and St. Ita's Day Care Centre Abbeyfeale takes place on Saturday, October 19. The event consists of a 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk, 5K and 10K chip timed runs. Finisher medals for participants in all events.

 

MEMORIAL CONCERT:  Kathy Casey Byrne Memorial Concert  in aid of Mid Western Cancer Foundation & Irish Youth  Foundation.  The Concert will take place at St. Molua's Church, Ardagh on Friday, October 4 @ 7.30 p.m.   Concert produced by Fr. Tim Curtin, Sean Moriarty & Theresa Doyle Mc Mahon.  Fr. Tony has some tickets on sale.

 

HISTORIC railway tunnel at Barnagh , Co. Limerick is now connected to the Greenway following improvement works carried out by Limerick City and County Council and was officially opened in a ceremony on Friday 13th September 2019.

 

APOSTOLATE OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  You are invited to a special information meeting in the Heights Hotel, Killarney on Saturday 12th October at 11.30am.  Registration & refreshments from 10.45am. Information meeting 11.30am – 12.30pm sharp.   If you would like to attend please contact Eileen Collins, Moyvane on 087/9313912 or Margaret Carmody, Knockanure on 087/2976304 or the Parish Office.  See posters at the back of both Churches for further details. 

 

NEW SEASON CLASSES:  After the summer break  September sees the return of classes for the coming months. On September 27 the creative writing group begins their new season. We are lucky to be assigned a tutor for a six week course. The first meeting will be held in the old vocational school -  after that we return to the usual venue  in St. Ita's Hall. We need new members to join us. As well as writing it is a great social occasion with tea and dainty treats on offer. If you are interested just come along on the day or call Madeline 087 9707989.

 

CAR PARK LINING: The line markings in the car park of Moyvane Church have been redone.  These now include two Parent & Child spaces and two spaces for people with disabilities.  I encourage all of you using the car park to adhere to these spaces and to be considerate of others when parking.  Many thanks. 

 

GRAVEYARD MASSES:  My suggestion to move our annual Graveyard Masses to 7.30pm rather than 8pm on the August Bank Holiday weekend (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) is proving to be very inconvenient for many of the Graveyard Committee.  Between commitments of work and farming etc., many of the committee could not be there on time to have things ready for Mass if it were at 7.30pm.   So Masses will remain at 8pm.  Also the feeling is suggested if weather is unfavourable that blessings and prayers should be shared at the Graveyard rather than ask people to come to Church.  A final decision on that will be made at a later date. 

 

TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS: Sunday 29th September in Church of the Immaculate  Conception, Rathass Tralee  at 12 noon.

 

CRAFTY CORNER:  If you would like to practice your knitting and crochet or are a beginner willing to learn the craft  then come along to our classes which resume Tuesday October 1 at St Ita's hall from 7 -  9pm.   It’s a lovely social occasion as well. The painting group are also back on October 1 from 11am - 1pm. in St.Ita's Hall, it’s  a very relaxing hobby. All welcome.

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  Run a free transport programme for patients struggling to get to their chemotherapy appointments. We are doing a national volunteer driver recruitment. Please note that all drivers get their expenses back (0.24cents per km, €8 towards some food and all road tolls are paid) and the service is completely free to the patient. Patients are identified as being in need by the hospital social workers / nurses and referred to the service for transport to and from treatments.

 

SIGNPOST FOR OUR TIMES:  A workshop to nourish the spirit using stories, themes and images from the life of John Moriarty  – in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on October 5th from 10am to 4pm.  Cost €35. Booking essential on 085/7791210 or email marymcg2003@gmail.com . Support our native son.

 

CHIROPODIST – Michelle Conway will be in Tarbert Community Centre on Wed. 25th Sept. from 9.45am to 1pm. If you would like an appointment please call 083-4074256.

 

ST MICHAEL’S WELL - PATTERN DAY, LIXNAW,  MON 30TH SEPT. - 2 MASSES 12 NOON AND 7.30pm.  for feast day of St. Michael the Archangel.

 

A CELEBRATION of Fr. Maurice Brick’s 13 years in Lixnaw, Irremore and Rathea will be held in the Community Centre in Lixnaw on Friday, September 27th at 8pm.  Everyone is welcome to this special occasion. 

 

FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE: As part  of  this festival,  St.  John's,  Ashe  Street.  will  host  the following talks and speakers. Saturday 28th Sept at 11 am St Johns Church: Its history and people, by Donal O’Sullivan. Sunday 29th Sept at  1  pm St. John's Church; Heraldry and Kerry Architecture by Tom Dillon

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - MEALS ON WHEELS could you spare an hour a week 12.30 to 1.30 once a week. St. Vincent De Paul Meals on Wheels urgently needs drivers to deliver meals. Contact 087-7817542.

 

THE JOY OF LOVE IN MARRIAGE - A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekend will be held at The Lake Hotel Killarney 15th to 17th Nov. from 8pm on Fri. to 4.30pm on Sunday. For more information and to book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or phone 064-6644319 or 086-6095168.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA:  Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened on Main St .  All ages are welcome.  Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /info@sephira.ie or look them up on Facebook.

 

GOSPEL  CHOIRS will be starting on Saturday  28th September  at  the  John  Paul  II Pastoral  Centre  in  Killarney  .  Adults choir 12-1pm , Kiddies choir(ages 5-9)  1.30-2.30pm and Youth  choir  (ages  10-16)    2.30-3.30pm.  No auditions necessary -everyone welcome to join. For more information , contact 0870669858.

 

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ROME Date -27th Oct. to 2nd Nov.  2019. 7 Nights from Dublin. For more information contact Bernadette Hanrahan 087 6019474

 

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY:  20th October.  This year’s theme:  ‘Together we are Mission, changing the life of others’.  More details will follow in the weeks ahead.  Further info from 01/4972035 or www.wmi.ie/donate 

 

COSTAL ROSARY FOR LIFE, FAITH AND LOVE: Join in with thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather  on  our  coasts,  near  rivers,  in  our churches, at grottos etc. to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love on Sunday October 13that 2.30pm.  To register a  location  visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or call 087 278 6552

 

JOB: Would you like to work at Desmond Castle? Applications are now open for paid seasonal guide jobs at Desmond Castle for the 2020 tourist season. See here for more details - https://www.opw.ie/…/latestnews/articleheading,39756,en.html

 

SCHOOL Folklore; Local Poets

 

Collector Thomas Walsh- Informant    Maurice Stack Age  39 buried in Murhur.

 

There are no stories told about how he got the gift of poetry. His father and Uncle were poets. One day a widow woman asked Rucard Drury and three other men to eat a meadow of hay. They had a piece of a boar for their dinner and he made a piece of poetry about it. "O God on high who rules the sky Look upon us forth and give us meat that we can eat and take away the boar."

 

He made a song about the Listowel Races, Foley's donkey, Knockanure church. In English he composed those songs. He had an Uncle Mike who also had the gift of poetry but was not as good as Rucard. He was a labourer and he spent most of his time in Knockanure. He was a great scholar and the people liked him very much. He was working with a woman and in the evening she got short of tea and sugar. When drinking his tea she asked him if there was sugar in his tea. He said no because if there was he could see it in the bottom.

 

 

 

Travelling Folk- Collector    Michael Lynch- Informant-    Patrick Griffin, Doon Ballybunion, Age  75

 

Since time immemorial travelling folk are to be met with. Though there are not as many looking for alms now-a-days as there were long ago. The old people are getting pensions and this helps to keep them away from other people's doors. Some go around singly, tinkers go in families, and Gipsies go in bands. Long ago they used go around walking but now they have vans which they make themselves. Some stay only for one night and others stay for a week. I have heard that the people in olden days were very interesting. When the news spread that there was one of them in a local house the people of the district used gather to that house to hear them tell the stories. I have heard that the Gipsies used go round with a basket on their arm and sell small articles. If they failed they used look for alms and pretend they could read the palms of the hands and tell your fortune. Many of these are to be met with. Tinkers are very fond of attending fairs and they are sure to have a row in the evening. Some of these are very fond of sparing some die in the workhouse but large sums are found after them. There are people called Sheridan’s who visit fairs in this district very often and they are very fond of dealing with horses. It is said that they sometimes dose animals and impose bad ones on people in this way.

 

 

 

Travelling Folk-    Nellie Wallace of Tarmon West, Co. Kerry.

 

The travelling folk or tinkers as they are sometimes called are to be seen in this district. The families that are to be seen most often are the O'Brien’s, the McCarthy’s and the Falconers. Big Bob and his wife have a large family but still they are happy and cheerful.

 

They live in caravans and when they wish to go from one place to another the caravans are drawn by horses. They go from one house to another to get food and clothing for themselves and their families. They make saucepans and they sell them.

 

 

 

The Travelling People

 

The tinkers are a wandering race of people. Many years ago the men used make useful vessels out of tin, but few work at the trade now. They travel from place to place buying and selling donkeys. They generally park their cars at Sallowglen Wood. When they meet a crowd of other tinkers they fight, especially when they are drunk. The most of the women carry a basket with them when they are going into a farm house. They are very annoying as they ask for several things. But the creatures go through terrible hardships in Winter.

 

The families to be seen most frequently are the McCarthy’s and O'Brien’s. They are the happiest people in the world, because they need not pay rents or rates. They earn their bread by begging for it. The O'Brien’s have very good caravans to live in. Not very many are without them now a days.

 

Collector-  Anna Houlihan, Address-  Dooncaha, Co. Kerry.

 

More at link below

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/src?q=tinkers&t=CbesTranscript&p=2&ct=CI

 

 

 

Music and Crowds at Carlow Ploughing Championship

 

https://youtu.be/QST346-Rag4

 

 

 

 

 

Ploughing Match Carlow

 

https://youtu.be/ZV7Lz7b4N20

 

 

 

2019 September 18 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  A new defibrillator box has been installed at Knockanure Community centre.

 

REGISTRATION FOR MOYVANE JUVENILE BADMINTON: will take place Wednesday 18th September in Marion Hall from 6.30pm to 8pm. New members are welcome, children from 2nd class to secondary school children can register

 

C.E. (FÁS) SCHEME:  There are two vacancies available on the C.E. FÁS Scheme.  The participants can be male or female.  Anybody interested should send a C.V. to C.E. Scheme, Community Centre, Bridge Road, Listowel.  There are also positions available on the R.S.S. Scheme.  This scheme is for anyone with a herd number and applications should be sent to R.S.S. Scheme, N.E.K.W.D., The Square, Listowel. 

 

WORKS AT KNOCKANURE AND ROAD CLOSURE OF R551 BALLYLONGFORD TO TARBERT ROAD:

 

Trenching and ducting will continue from Knockanure village to Ahavoher graveyard from Monday 16th to Friday 20th of September on a STOP and GO traffic management system.

 

ARD CHURAM CHOIR:  with Musical Director Mary Culloty O'Sullivan are delighted to be part of Culture Night 2019. They will be performing a recital of song and poetry in St. Mary's Church, Listowel on Friday 20th September at 8.30 pm. Piano Acc. Mr. Kieran Finnegan.

 

CULTURE NIGHT  at St John’s on Fri 20th,  5-10pm- An evening of  Film, Youth Theatre, Storytelling, Music, Song & Dance featuring   the best of  local talent, young and old. Fear an Ti, Sonny Egan. More from 068 22566.

 

KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS COLLECTION:  Very many thanks to all who contributed and those who helped with last weekend’s Church Gate Collection which raised €700. 

 

SYMPATHY: To Jack Shine and family, Glin Road and the Shine family, Kilbaha on the death of Jack’s brother Mick who died on 5th September in Kent and whose funeral will take place in Kent on 24th. September 2019. 

 

DEATH took place of Patsy Buckley, Lacharue, Milltown, and formerly of Coolaclarig, Listowel, on September 5th 2019. Husband of Kay and father of Ivor. Sadly missed by his family, brother Donal, sister Sally, daughter-in-law Florence, grandchildren Rosie and Harry, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Predeceased by his Brothers Tomas and Bobby and Sister St. Assumpta (Josie) and brother-in-law.

 

DEATH has taken place of Elma O'Connor (née Mulvihill) Ahanagran, Ballylongford and late of Aughrim, Moyvane, on Monday, September 9th 2019, Elma is predeceased by her husband John R.I.P. A loving and devoted mother to son Brian and daughter Patricia, mother-in-law of Kathryn and doted grandmother of Niamh and Malachy, sister of Gerard and Eilish very deeply regretted by her loving family, family relatives, neighbours, work colleagues and wide circle of friends.

 

Requiem Mass for Elma O’Connor was celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Ballylongford on Thursday morning.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Theo O’Sullivan, Bridget Walsh, Margaret Daly, Michael J Nunan, Moira Griffin, Paddy O’Halloran, Mai Costelloe, Mai Broderick, Bridie Behan, Madeline Barrett, Bill O’Donnell, Sr. Maria Stack, Molly Chrisfield, Timothy Horgan, Mary Soder, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Mass Moyvane; Mon 16th at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Brandon & O’Connor families, Aughrim & Listowel; Wed 18th at                 7.30pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin, Barragougeen, & deceased of the Galvin family; Thurs 19th at 7.30pm for Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Moyvane South; Fri  20th at  7.30pm for Nellie (Ellen) & Tom O’Connor, Glin Road, & deceased family members; Sat 21st at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Flavin & Mulvihill families, Aughrim and Mass on  Sun 22nd at   11.00am for               Fr. Tommy Wilson, M.S.C., Mount Merrion, Dublin &

 

l/o Barnaderg, Galway (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure; Fri 20th at  7.30pm for Timmy Horgan Jnr, Kilmorna (1st Anni), and Mass on Sun 22nd at  10.00am for Tony Foley, Cork & l/o Templeglantine (Rec Dec) (brother of Ann O’Keeffe, Trien).

 

VISITORS: Many have visited the district this year and relished another  Listowel Races.

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - MEALS ON WHEELS could you spare an hour a week 12.30 to 1.30 once a week. St. Vincent De Paul Meals on Wheels urgently needs drivers to deliver meals. Contact 087-7817542.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT starts on Tues. 17th Sept. at 2.30pm in St. Patrick’s Hall. New members welcome also Bowling resumes on Fri. 20th Sept. 11am. to 12.30pm. in the Community Centre, Listowel.

 

LISTOWEL HOSPICE GROUP are holding their Annual Coffee Morning at the Arms Hotel on Thursday 19th September from 10 to 12.30.

 

PLOUGHING: The 88th National Ploughing Championships takes place this year in Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th September, 2019.

 

The Ploughing Championships is Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show. Over 240,000 patrons attended last year’s event.

 

FRUIT: Apples, blackberries and plums are abundant this year and very few appear to use them, how different to fifty years ago.

 

GLÓRACH:  Friday September 20 we have Culture night, doors open 7pm, tickets are free but need to be prebooked 087 383940.

 

SET DANCING CLASSES:  Adult set dancing classes with Timmy Woulfe on Mondays at 8pm in the Marian Hall.

 

ST PIO TRIDIUM in Newcastlewest Church from September 18th to 20th, celebrant Fr. Mockler, begin each night at 7pm.

 

 PADRE PIO PILGRIMMAGE TO KNOCK: Sunday 22nd September.  Bus leaves Ballybunion at 8 a.m.    Contact James on 087 7789929.

 

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ROME Date -27th Oct. to 2nd Nov.  2019. 7 Nights from Dublin. €1,199pps. For more information contact Bernadette Hanrahan 087 6019474.

 

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE 2019:  Dromtrasna Challenge 2019 in aid of Milford Care Centre and St. Ita's Day Care Centre Abbeyfeale takes place on Saturday, October 19. The event consists of a 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk, 5K and 10K chip timed runs. Finisher medals for participants in all events.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Rainbows offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.  Start date: 18th September from 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Contact: Toni Clarke  on 068/23584.  For all upcoming course contact the Centre on 068/23584.

 

ARDAGH a walk and talk to Rathronan Graveyard on Sunday September 22nd.

 

PSYCHOTHERAPIST:  Noelle Crehan Nutritional Therapist and Colman Noctor a child and adolescent psychotherapist with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services with a ‘keen interest in the effects of contemporary media on child development and mental health’ are the key speakers at a seminar in the Longcourt Hotel NCW on Tuesday, October 8 sponsored by West Limerick Mental Health Association.  Doors open 7pm.  Admission free.

 

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND: Fri 8p.m. to Sunday 4.30 p.m. in Lake Hotel Killarney from 15th to 17th November.  Bookings: 064 6644319/0866095168.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Develop your speaking skills at West Limerick Toastmasters.  First and third Wednesday of the month September – June in the Desmond Complex from 8 – 10pm.  New members welcome.  Contact Charles 087 7972855.

 

JOSEPHINE’S SET DANCING CLASSES:  at the GAA Hall , Abbeyfeale are starting on Wednesday September 18 with Josephine.   8pm for beginners followed by improvers at 8.45pm.  Contact 0879267037.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY –resumes at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. 21st Sept. at 7.30pm. Patrick Lynch will give a talk on Andrew Carnegie and his Libraries in Kerry and Limerick.

 

CLASSES: Night Classes in Kerry College of Further Education; Listowel Campus.  Enrolment Wed. 18th Sept, Tues 24th Sept 7-8.30pm. Classes to start from the first week in October.  Tuesdays - Introduction to Interior Design, Create your own Felt Cocktail Hat, Nutrition for your Energy, Knitting for Beginners, Intermediate Computers, Make-Up and Skincare, Autumn in the Garden.  Wednesdays - Conversational Spanish Classes Beginner and Improver, Create your own Felt Cocktail Hat, QQI Component Modules; Care of the Older Person, Infection Prevention and Control, Special Needs Assisting Level 6 .  If further information is required please contact the Director of Adult Education on 086 0289958 / 068 21023

 

ICA:  PRO Kathleen Leahy writes.  Mainister na Feile ICA will fill the void when they reconvene on Tuesday, September 17 at the Adult Education Centre in Mountmahon at the earlier time of 7pm. 

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 17th- THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL

 

A music network tour featuring Tara Breen - Fiddle, Laoise Kelly - Harp Josephine Marsh – Accordion and Nell Ni Chróinín - Voice.

 

 Thu 19th- ONEDAY- A play by Dick Walsh and James Moran based on news articles published on 13th    March 2012. Theatre offers a medium to repeat these one-day events. Nominated for Best Production and Best Performer at the Dublin Fringe 2018.        

 

 Fri 20th,  5-10pm- CULTURE NIGHT

 

An evening of  Film, Youth Theatre, Storytelling, Music, Song & Dance featuring   the best of  local talent, young and old. Fear an Ti, Sonny Egan. More from 068 22566.

 

CREATING CONFIDENCE THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS:

 

Theatric Theatre School -drama, dancing, singing and prop making classes begin in Abbeyfeale on Monday, September 16 from  4-5pm. Performance of Oliver Twist will take place on the week of December 2. Suitable for ages 4-16.  Places available.  Now enrolling. Call Jo Jordan 087 6104224.

 

BINGO:  Bingo continues every Monday evening at 8.30pm at the Glórach.

 

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR CITIZENS COURSE:  If you are interested in learning basic computer skills such as Introduction to the Internet, Emails, using Online Services i.e. Motor Tax, Banking, Use of Apps, Social Media and Online Shopping, then this FREE course could be for you. Digital Skills for Citizens Course will run over 5 Wednesday afternoons, in Newcastle West Community Centre, 2pm to 4pm. Contact Adrienne on 087 277 3294 to register.

 

OPEN NIGHT AT COLAISTE IDE AGUS IOSEF: The Open night for Sixth Class students will be on Tuesday, October 8. Parents and students are welcome from 6.50 pm and tours of the school will begin at 7.00 pm. The Principal will address parents at 7.45 pm and this will cover all the relevant topics about enrolling in school.   You can enrol that evening or further enrolment will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 9.30 - 11.30 am To enrol you will need to provide a copy of the student's birth certificate and proof of their PPSN number.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA:  Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened on Main St. Abbeyfeale.  All ages are welcome.  Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /info@sephira.ie or look them up on Facebook.

 

CLASSES IN THE OLD TECH MOUNTMAHON:   The following courses are starting Mid September: Wood-turning for Beginners,  Payroll Manual & Computerised Level 5, Care of the Old Person Level 5 Healthcare Support Module, Painting and Drawing Level 5 Art Class, Mosaics Art Class. If you wish to register for any of the above, log onto www.learningandskills.ie or call Mary in the office: 06831198. Limited Spaces.  Mary 06831198.

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY - is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own car but all expenses are paid. If you have 2 free days a month (Monday – Friday) and an active email address we would love to hear from you. Please call Laura on 01- 2310 594 or email transport@irishcancer.ie or go to www.cancer.ie

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2019 -  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday Sept.  22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. Visit www.autismcork.ie or call 089 239 8900.

 

NOVAS a Charity who support the Homeless in Kerry are looking for Volunteers with a few hours to spare for Street Collection in Listowel on Friday the 13th of Sept.  Contact Martina on 087 7794764 or e-mail martina.oconnor@novas.ie

 

PROSE OF TRALEE: This is the third Tralee Humorous Verse Competition, devised and hosted by Sonia Elston. The poets have spoken and made us all laugh.  Now, we want you to share the jokes and come to the Final on Friday 19th October, which takes place at Kerins O'Rahilly's on Strand Street in Tralee.

 

PAPERS: Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, 20.07.1892, page 2

 

Ardfert and Aghadoe, Results of Annual Examinations.

 

10% higher marks required for each class this year, but number of awards exceeds those of 1891 by about 46%. (Below just a sample of local names, see paper for long list)

 

Lizzie Page, Tarbert; Selena Wallace, Listowel; Ernest V O’Connor, Brosna; John Talbot, Brosna; James Talbot, Brosna; Thomas Garvey, Ventry; Ellen Roche, Brosna; Mary Jane Fallon, Ballybunion; Norah Scannell, Tralee; Alice O’Connor, Brosna; Benjamin Carter, Rattoo; Mary Fallon Kilcolman; Arthur Marshall, Tarbert; Hanora Moloney, Listowel;  Jennie Rattray, Ballybunion; Jennie Thomas, Ballyounion; Lizzie Julian, Ballybunion; Sarah Fitzell, Ballyheigue; Elizabeth carter, Rattoo; Trevanlon Fallon, Ballybunion; Mary Anne Parkinson, Kilflynn; Stephen Roche, Brosna; George Barrett, Ballyheigue; Sarah J Skinner, Ballyheigue; Lionel White, Kilflynn; William Whtehead, Tarbert; Kathleen Connell, Tralee;

 

 

 

Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, 15.06.1895, page 7

 

Death of Mrs Moloney of the Square Listowel; Chief mourners were; Messrs M Moloney, J M’Elligott, J.P.; J. O’Callaghan, Captain Maloney, Rev W O’Callaghan, P.P.; and all the grandsons of the deceased. Other relatives Mr. J  Condon, solr, Newcastlewest; Mr F Doherty, Kilrush; Mr. R Selles, do.

 

General Public at funeral; Mr J French, R.M.; R Rahilly, J.P. Ballylongford; G L Stack, J.P.; J J M’Elligott, solr; T F Rahilly, E Fraser, manager National bank; Mr Austin, manager Provincial Bank; Mr G R Browne, J.P.; W Henigan, PLC; also most of the local councillors and doctors.

 

 

 

Kerry News 1894-1941, 11.10.1895, page 1

 

Except; There was a Witchcraft case in Cahir, where there was claim that person was stealing butter. Case dismissed and both bound to the peace.

 

Listowel Town Commissioners appointed an engine driver there was three applicants- Richard Kennedy, Limerick- £1-2s; John McElligott, Listowel, £1-5s and James Moloney, Listowel for £1. Moloney got the job, he was required to keep in repair the castle inch pump, the piping and fountains, all for the pound a week.

 

 

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2019/08/30/local-to-north-kerry/

 

 

 

Knock site

 

https://www.knockshrine.ie/

 

 

 

Sept 1 2019; Today, this is a very special Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock.  Thirty years ago to the day, on this pilgrimage, on the first Sunday in September 1989, Mrs Marion Carroll was healed.

 

https://www.catholicbishops.ie/2019/09/01/bishop-francis-duffy-leads-the-2019-ardagh-and-clonmacnois-pilgrimage-to-the-marian-shrine-of-knock/

 

 

 

 

 

Cures at Knock Shrine

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

2019 September 11 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day on Monday 9th September.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All welcome.  If attending please phone the centre on 49799.

 

 

 

 SYMPATHY to Francine Collins & family on the death of her husband John Paul Collins of Tarbert.

 

DEATH of Kathleen (Kitty) Flynn (nee Faley), Coolaneelig, Duagh and formerly of Toureen, Duagh,  who passed away, in her 92nd. year, on Wednesday September 4th. 2019. She was aunt of Fr. Seán O’Connor (U.K.).

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora and Jimmy McCarthy, John P Ryan, Ned Stack, Ando Brosnan, Fr. Michael Maher, Anna Maria McGibney, Kitty Murphy, Jack Costelloe, Fr. Joseph Walsh, Sr. Mercedes O’Connor, Sr. Anthony O’Connor, Mary Broderick, Margaret Mullins, Brendan Daly, Br. Bill Kelly, Mary Vaughan, Teresa Joan Stack, Knight of Glin, Joan O’Keeffe, Emmet Kennelly, Vivienne Rogan, Mass Moyvane Fri 13th at 7.30pm for Parishioners; Sat 14th at 4.30pm for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack, The Village & Deceased of the Stack family & Ned Scanlon (please note time change - the Bishop has given permission to parishes to change Vigil Mass times to accommodate the match), and Mass on    Sun 15th at  11.00am for Daniel (Charlie) O’Brien, Listowel (Rec Dec). Mass at Knockanure- Sunday 15th September at 10.00am for Holy Souls.  

 

 

 

PART-TIME POST CARETAKER/CLEANER:  Murhur National School, Moyvane, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Roll No. 13540G, invites applications for the post of Part-time Caretaker/Cleaner. Please forward Letter of Application along with the name, role and contact details for a minimum of two referees by post to Manager, Murhur NS, Moyvane, Listowel, Co. Kerry by Thursday 12th September 2019.  Please mark envelope clearly as “Application’’. 

 

SET DANCING CLASSES:  Adult set dancing classes with Timmy Woulfe will continue for beginners only on Monday 9th September at 8pm in the Marian Hall and all other dancers from September 16th at 8pm.

 

MOYVANE SOCIAL BADMINTON:  Social Badminton will re-commence on Wednesday September 18th 10am to 11am.  Everyone welcome.

 

ST PIO TRIDIUM in Newcastlewest Church from September 18th to 20th, celebrant Fr. Mockler, begin each night at 7pm.

 

 PADRE PIO PILGRIMMAGE TO KNOCK: Sunday 22nd September.  Bus leaves Ballybunion at 8 a.m.    Contact James on 087 7789929.

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - MEALS ON WHEELS could you spare an hour a week 12.30 to 1.30 once a week. St. Vincent De Paul Meals on Wheels urgently needs drivers to deliver meals. Contact 087-7817542.

 

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING On Wed. Sept. 11th at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St. from 10am to 2pm.

 

HOSPICE: Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2019  It’s this time of year again and Kerry Hospice benefits greatly from the coffee mornings around the county.  If you or a friend is interested in hosting a coffee morning we will supply you with Bewleys Coffee and this year they have included Tea also. You can contact the Kerry Hospice office on 066/7119070 or any branch member of the Hospice.

 

COFFEE MORNING:  Abbeyfeale’s Wednesday Club are hosting a coffee morning in Steve Smith’s Ploughman from 11-1pm on Friday, September 13 with all proceeds to Kerry Hospice Foundation.

 

OPEN NIGHT AT COLAISTE IDE AGUS IOSEF: The Open night for Sixth Class students will be on Tuesday, October 8. Parents and students are welcome from 6.50 pm and tours of the school will begin at 7.00 pm. The Principal will address parents at 7.45 pm and this will cover all the relevant topics about enrolling in school.   You can enrol that evening or further enrolment will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 9.30 - 11.30 am To enrol you will need to provide a copy of the student's birth certificate and proof of their PPSN number.

 

FUNDRAISER FOR CANCER:  An American style Tea Party Fundraiser for the Cancer Breast and Chemotherapy units in University Hospital Limerick is being held on Friday, September 20 in Fr Casey’s GAA Club, Abbeyfeale. 4 course meal & dancing to Paddy Quilligan. Tickets €25. Further details from Mary on 0876377310.

 

 

 

ARA NA FEILE:  Abbeyfeale Active Retired Group will re-convene on Wednesday, September 11 at 2pm in the Adult Education Centre, (Old Tech) Mountmahon.  New members welcome.

 

JOSEPHINE’S SET DANCING CLASSES:  Autumn has arrived and set dancing classes at the GAA are starting on Wednesday September 18 with Josephine.   8pm for beginners followed by improvers at 8.45pm.  Contact 0879267037.

 

ST JOHN’S Listowel; Tuesday 17th Sept. The Best of Traditional; Thursday 19th –Oneday; Fri. 20th Culture night (5 to 10pm), more from 068 22566.

 

SEPTEMBER AT THE GLÓRACH:  First up on Thursday, September 12 is Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford, supported on the night by Trevor Sexton. Leroy Troy and his Hillbilly Trio come to town, they make their debut at the Glórach, it's rare a bluegrass group of this calibre come to Abbeyfeale on Saturday, September 14th , enquiries please contact 0871383940.

 

CLASSES IN THE OLD TECH MOUNTMAHON:  The following courses are starting up the middle of September. If you wish to register, please call Mary in the office: 06831198.

 

CREATING CONFIDENCE THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS:

 

Theatric Theatre School -drama, dancing, singing and prop making classes begin in Abbeyfeale on Monday, September 16 from  4-5pm. Performance of Oliver Twist will take place on the week of December 2. Suitable for ages 4-16.  Places available.  Now enrolling. Call Jo Jordan 087 6104224.

 

IRISH DANCING CLASSES:   Brendan Croghan TCRG ADCRG   Former Lead Riverdance   Teach na Feile Community Centre (Boys Old Nationsl School)  New Street, Abbeyfeale   Tuesday September 10 from  2;30 to 3:30 Juniors/Seniors   3;30 to 4:30 All Other Age Groups    Contact Details: Brendan 086 8109819 .

 

 MANAGING STRESS IN OUR DAILY LIVES:  FREE 8-week programme starting on Monday, September 30, in St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale, from 10am to 12.30pm. Contact Adrienne on 087 277 3294 to register.

 

ACCORD TRALEE in St. John’s Parish Centre are seeking volunteers to work for a few hours in the evenings, Monday to Friday.  For further information please contact Fr. Francis Nolan in St. John’s  Parish  Centre  on  066  7122522  or  the Accord Centre on 066 7122280.

 

NATIONAL CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH;   Our National Culture Night is slated for Friday, September 20.   Glórach will play its part by hosting a Scoraiocht, which we’re describing as an opportunity for local people to meet up, make merry and be entertained by local entertainers and performers

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE, contact 066 7134276. Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Mass celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne, Tues., Sept. 17th  7.30pm-9.30pm.

 

Fr. Sean Sheehy, 10 week Certificate Course: Group Leader training to lead discussions on Faith, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer Catechesis based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Wednesdays 7.00pm - 8.30pm beginning Wed. 25th Sept.      

 

CLIMATE CRISIS: FOOD, FLOODS AND FAITH WORKSHOP: Diocesan Justice, Peace and Integrity of

 

Creation Committee invite you to a workshop with eco leaders Lisa Fingleton and Martha Farrell on Tuesday 17th September @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Admission is free and all are welcome. 

 

UPCOMING CEILI’S IN TOURNAFULLA: Friday, October 4 with the Striolan Ceili Band and Friday, November 8 with Taylor’s Cross.  9.30pm – 12.30am.  Refreshments served. 

 

POKER RUN:  Shannon Gleeson is holding a poker run on Sunday,  September 29 in aid of the Hope Foundation.  She is going to Kolkata in March 2020 and in order to go they have to fundraise roughly €3000. The Poker run is starting in Jack O’Rourkes Bar Abbeyfeale, Registration is at 10:30am and there is a prize for the best hand.

 

THE JOY OF LOVE IN MARRIAGE: A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends (Friday 8 pm to Sunday 4.30 pm) will be held at The Lake Hotel Killarney from 15th - 17th November. For information and to book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie   or phone 064-6644319 or 086-6095168.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA:  Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened at Main St where Annette’s Boutique used to be.    All ages are welcome.  Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /info@sephira.ie or look them up on Facebook.

 

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2019 - Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sun. Sept.22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. More info here: www.autismcork.ie or call 089 239 8900.

 

ROSARY: Coastal Rosary for Life, Faith and Love: Join in with thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather on our coasts, near rivers, in our churches, at grottos etc. to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love on Sunday October 13th at 2.30pm. We will join in with many countries around the world. To register a location please visit http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or text/call 087 278 6552.

 

Kerry People 1902-1928, Saturday, December 12, 1903; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

ST. MICHAEL'S COLLEGE LISTOWEL.

 

December 8th, 1903: " To the Editor of The Kerry People.

 

Sir,—Kindly publish the following letters and subscription list, which I have been prevented, by  pressure of other business, from sending to the Press before now.—Truly-yours, JOHN BREEN.

 

 

 

Estate Office, Listowel, October 26, 1903 Dear Fr. Breen—I enclose with great pleasure Lord Listowel's subscription of fifty pounds (£50) to your building fund. With many congratulations on the progress you have, made.—I am, yours very faithfully, •James D. Crosbie.

 

The Rev. John Breen,

 

President St. Michael's College.

 

 

 

Limerick, October 29, 1903. John Macaulay, Esq., Listowel. Dear Sir,—We are pleased to be able to respond to your appeal on behalf of the College at Listowel, -which appears to have been fulfilling a very useful purpose in the neighbourhood. It would clearly be almost a disaster to the cause of local education, were it to be closed through lack of necessary funds. Enclosed is cheque for twenty five guineas.—James Bannatyne and Sons, Ltd. J. E. Goodbody, Director.

 

 

 

St. Clair, Schuylkill County, Penna., U.S.A.

 

Mr. M. J. Nolan, J.P.

 

 My Dear Sir,—As one of the students who entered St. Michael's College, Listowel, in the spring of '79, a few  weeks after it had been opened, I congratulate you and the other laymen, and the  clergy of North Kerry, who are taking such an interest in its welfare and  preventing its destruction, now seriously threatened. I enclose a money order for five pounds to be devoted to the repairs, so sadly needed, of my Alma Mater, in order that the rising male generation of North Kerry may have at their doors the means of obtaining a sound education. The sum I send is small, but we here, priests and people, have many calls, oftentimes very pressing and needing to be attended to. I expect to spend within a year the sum of one thousand on the Church property. All of which must be collected by me from the congregation or from outsiders. I sincerely hope you yourself and family are enjoying health and happiness, as also all the old friends. I am very well, though busy devising means for my intended improvements.—sincerely yours, John J. O'Connor.

 

 

 

374, Park-street, South Melbourne.

 

 My Dear Michael,—I enclose money order for three guineas for St. Michael's College Repairs Fund. The subscribers are Father Lynch, St. Kilda's, Melbourne; Father Kennedy, Beechworth, and myself—a guinea each. P.J. Nolan.

 

M. J. Nolan, Esq., J.P.

 

 

 

Trip to Knock Sept 2019

 

https://youtu.be/b3xYwnDE5Wk

 

 

 

Sample of Concert Duagh

 

https://youtu.be/g3nYx_Ex_Y8

 

 

 

PLOUGHING: In preparation for hosting the Diocesan Stand 399 at the National Ploughing Championships Bishop Denis Nulty is inviting people all around the country to choose their favourite prayer, perhaps a prayer learnt at their mother’s knee or handed down ó ghlúin go glúin in their family. People can send their prayer by email to prayerattheploughing@kandle.ie  or post them directly to him at Bishop’s House, Dublin Rd, Carlow. The closing date for entries is September 10.