knockanuare notes-March 4th 2018

OCKANURE Active retirement day is Monday, March 12th. Music by Stevie Donegan, If attending please contact the office 068 49799. New members welcome.

DRIVERS spare a thought for pedestrians, who have to put up with you spewing slush on them. Neighbours were the best backup for all of us during the short cold spell and many drivers helped when needed and offered help in case something unexpected arose. Thanks to all the volunteers who cleared a path in the snow.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: West Limerick singing club will hold their annual traditional concert with special guest Anna Marie O’Riordan in Fr. Casey’s GAA Hall, Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 10 at 8pm.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HELATH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND a four week introductory programme entitled Getting to Know Grow starts on Wednesday 7th March At 8 p.m. in the Seanchai Centre Listowel. Programme is open to all and free of charge. Further information: Contact Jerry 086 0271990.

CONGRATULATIONS to B D Agri Parts in Moyvane, who are celebrating 30 years in business, best wishes to Bobby and family.

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: The Diocese has invited Martina Lehane Sheehan to speak in St. John’s Theatre, The Square on Wednesday March 7th @ 8pm. Her topic is: Living in each other’s shadow – Living, Forgiving and Healing Relationships. Martina is an accredited psychotherapist and spiritual director, regularly facilitates retreats and workshops on matters of spirituality and personality.

COLAISTE IDE open day 10th March 12 – 4 p.m.

HOSPICE: The County AGM will take place on Monday 5th March at 8.30pm in the Palliative Care Unit, KUH, Tralee. New members welcome.

PROGRAMME ON FAMILY: continues each Tuesday night in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel on Pope Francis ‘Joy of Love’ This is a great opportunity to do something special for Lent. It is being facilitated by Fr. Sean O’Sheehy. It is free all are welcome.

DEATH has occurred on 26th February 2018 of Jerry Brosnan of Moyvane Village. He was preleased by his brothers Jim and Mícheal and his sister Eileen. Survived by his wife Nodie, son Mike, daughters Kay, Brenda, Aileen and Geraldine, daughter-in-law Breda, sons-in-law Tom, John, David and Aiden, 14 grandchildren, his niece, and nephews. Requiem Mass for Jerry Brosnan was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Thursday, March 1st, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH occurred of Dan Hanrahan of Lower Dirreen, Athea. Dan (Stonemason) died on 24th February 2018. Predeceased by his parents Jeremiah & Eileen and his brother John. Survived by his sisters Ellen and Mary (Healy – Abbeyfeale), brother-in-law Timothy, nephews and grandnephews.

DEATH of Eileen McGrath; details from Brigid McGrath, I am contacting you as my aunt Eileen McGrath sadly died on February 23rd 2018. She grew up in Athea and Moyvane, but left for England when she was young. I visited the area with her 3 years ago when we brought my Dad Martin McGrath`s ashes home. I am so glad she was able to bring me to the areas of Athea and Moyvane, to show me where she grew up. Her mother was May Kennelly, and Grandparents Brigit (Bridie) and Martin Kennelly from Gortdromasillihy. I would like to let the community know that Eileen has passed, as there may be people who remember her. Her funeral will be on 9th March in Rendlesham, Suffolk. I would be happy for anyone who knew Eileen to contact me. She was always so proud of her Irish roots, and from the places she spent her early years. If you could share this message on your page, or in your newsletter, it would be much appreciated. With best wishes, Brigid McGrath.

SYMPATHY: To William & Connie Murphy, Bruach na Gaile on the death of William’s father Denis, Magazine Road, Cork whose funeral took place recently in Cork. To the Flavin family, Darrigone Cross on the death of their uncle Jack Flavin whose funeral took place last Monday in Listowel. To James Fogarty & family, Listowel Road on the death of his grandmother Kit Guerin, Listowel. To Julia & Eddie Stack & Family, Aughrim, on the death of Julia’s brother-in-law John O’Connor, Rathkeale.

ANNIVERSARIES: Garry McMahon, Mossie Pierse, Mary O’Hanlon, Bridie Flaherty, Anna O Reilly, Bobby Buckley, Dan Enright, Billy Casey, Michael Kissane, Sr. Pius O’Farrell, Bridie Flavin, Tom B O’Connell, Margaret Wallace, Alice Barrett, Tommy Buckley, Jimmy Windle, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsell, Margaret Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Anna Flaherty, Fr. Stephen Kennelly,

Mass Moyvane; Mon 5th at 7.00pm, Stations of the Cross and mass at 7.30pm for Catherine O’Connor, Glin; Tues 6th at 7.30pm for Denis Mulvihill, Leitrim West (Months Mind);Wed 7th 7.30am Lenten Mass for Kathleen Kennedy, Asdee; Thurs 8th at 7.30pm for Ann Flahavan, Moyvane North; Sat 10th at 7.30pm for Margaret Mulvihill, Gortdromosillihy & her husband Mícheál, and Sun 11th mass at 11.00am for Con & Bridie O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen.

Mass Knockanure: Fri 9th at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross, and Mass at 7.30pm for Bridie Flavin, Trien, and her husband Tom and on Sun 11th mass at 10.00am for Michael & Margaret Flynn, Knockanure.

ADORATION KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm, and MOYVANE on Wednesday 10am to 7pm. COLLECTION: At all Masses on weekend in aid of The Holy Family Mission. Grace Leahy from Kilmorna has spent the last year volunteering with this Mission group and spoke at all Masses on the work that they do.

LENT Stations of the Cross – Moyvane Mon at 7pm & Knockanure Thurs at 7pm – Lenten Mass Moyvane Wed 7.30am. First Friday calls this week they are as follows – Duagh/Knockanure on Thursday and Moyvane on Friday.

SAVE THE 8TH :On 10th March the Rally to Save the 8th will take place in Dublin – If you wish to travel by bus, please contact Marie 087/9361812 or Denis 087/6590551.

TALKS On the weekend of March10th/11th Aileen Murphy for the Diocesan Pastoral Team will speak at all three Masses. Also on Tuesday 20th March in the Marian Hall at 7.30pm,welcome back Paul Montgomery, School Chaplain, will give a presentation on the topic of ‘NOW IS THE TIME’.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT: The AGM of Moyvane Development Association will be held on Tuesday night March 6th at 9pm in the Marian Hall. New members welcome.

24 HOURS FOR THE LORD: with the Friars from Moyross, Limerick who will lead 24 hours of Adoration for our Pastoral Area taking place at St. Mary’s Church Listowel. The celebration begins on Friday night (March 9th) with mass at 7pm and continues throughout the next 24 hours concluding at the Vigil Mass at 6.15 pm on Saturday evening. The church will be opened throughout the night.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE will host sessions during Lent, on Wed. March 7th, 14th, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. All welcome. Bookings/Contact: 0667134276.

CHARITY: Parachute Jump Michael Ahern from Garrygloss is doing a parachute jump on March 24th in aid of the children’s ambulance “Bumbleance”. Sponsorship cards are in the shops and pubs. Your support would be appreciated.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Names are currently being taken for a new gardening course. The course comes with Fetac Level 3 certification. Further details from Bridie Mulvihill on 068 23584.

EXPLORING FAMILY LIFE – Dr. Patricia Kieran will be speaking in Asdee Community Centre on Tues. Mar 20th at 7.30pm. Her topic is Exploring Family Life. Patricia teaches Religious Education at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and is also a wife and mother. She is co-author with Anne Hession of Children, Catholicism and Religious Education (Veritas, 2005) and co-editor with Anne Hession of Exploring Theology: Making Sense of the Catholic Tradition (Veritas, 2007).

RALLY: Ireland Rally for Life. Now in its 11th Year, the All-Ireland Rally for Life is a

National yearly event. It’s a family-friendly rally that is a celebration of the pro-life message. The day begins with music, song and inspiring talks, and face-painting! This is then followed by the Rally which ends with speeches and music. It is an organised walk through the busy city centre of Dublin or Belfast (and more recently Cork City), witnessing to shoppers and members of the general public. We need you to be involved! The March to Save the 8th is taking place especially this year as our 8th amendment is under attack; its on the 10th March in Dublin City Centre, be there! The Aims of the Rally is to CELEBRATE life and the message of life. To RAISE AWARENESS of the hurt and damage that abortion causes to women, families and society. To UNITE all the pro-life groups and individuals working in Ireland so we can become one voice, as together we are stronger. For further information link on to

For the latest Choose Life Newsletter link on to

RALLY for Life: Buses will be leaving West Limerick on Saturday 10th March to attend the Rally for Life in Dublin. For further information and to book a seat, contact John on 087-1127477.

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ – The Diocese of Kerry will once again host a diocesan youth pilgrimage to Taizé in France. There are 15 places available. The dates for the pilgrimage are Sunday, July 1st 2018 and returning home on Sunday, July 8th. For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on tomaskenny Also see diocesan website for additional information.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, has been rescheduled for Friday 9th March at 7.30pm. You are warmly invited to this service of prayer and reflection at 7.30pm in the Chapel of the Bon Secours Hospital, Strand Street, Tralee. This year’s service has been prepared by the women of Suriname, a small country on the north-eastern Atlantic coast of South America on the theme “All God’s Creation is Very Good”. This is an interdenominational Christian service and everyone is welcome.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Irish language bi-annual running festival Rith will be finishing its 500km course in Listowel! Rith lasts for seven days in its entirety, beginning in Belfast on the 11th March. Running in tandem with this unique event will be the annual parade here in Listowel. Owing to Rith 2018, would like to attract as many people as possible to Listowel on the day, and to have as many possible involved in the day’s activities! To register your group for the parade, contact Christy Walsh (of Christy’s The Square for an entry form. Any individuals or groups looking to participate in Rith can do so by contacting a member of Glór na nGael in Listowel, or buying a km on the rith website

ST JOHN’S: 5th- 31st RECENT WORK – RONAN CROWLEY is an artist living and working in the West Limerick area. A self taught artist, Ronan often uses pen and ink, acrylic and watercolour to paint scenery, buildings and the flora and fauna of the Irish countryside.

Wed 7th LIVING IN EACH OTHER’S SHADOW, With Martina Lehane Sheehan.

Thu 8th WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION, 10am – 1pm Drama, discussion, film and debate marking International Women’s Day.

Thu 8th, THE COMP IN CONCERT at 8pm A variety concert presented by students from Tarbert Comprehensive School. bookings:068 22566.

WORDS– “The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.” – Oscar Wilde.

PAPERS: Tralee Mercury 1829-1839, Wednesday, April 09, 1834; Section: Front page, Page: 1


We are authorised to state that the English (soldiers) who are seen in chains in the streets of Lisbon, and about whom such an unfavourable impression has been made in London were in fact guilty of mutiny, and a formal revolt in the army, by openly refusing to join the ranks at a general review—a crime which subjects the mutineers to the punishment of death, at least every 5th man ; they were however, merely visited with a correctional punishment, through the intercession of officers and commanders, both Portuguese and English. These same mutineers were so aware of the heinousness of their offence in a military point of view, have been already released, and begged to be again admitted into the army, where they have since conducted themselves well—so that out of 150 that were arrested, there now only remains 35 prisoners. –Globe.

Tralee Mercury 1829-1839, Saturday, July 19, 1834; Page: 4

Four Soldiers of the 42nd Regiment, were drowned last week, while bathing near Aberdeen.

Tralee Mercury 1829-1839, Wednesday, September 24, 1834; Page: 3


Often during the struggle in Portugal we took occasion to express our opinion, that, as far as regarded the rival brother’s of the house of Braganza, It was a matter of very little importance whether Don Pedro or Don Miguel succeeded. Fortune favoured the former, and it now remains to be seen whether the cause of liberty will eventually be benefitted by the success of his party. We subjoin a statement of the treatment experienced by a number of Englishmen in the service of the conqueror which equals in unprovoked atrocity some of the worst cruelties perpetrated by the Miguelite faction ;—


LISBON, SEPT. 6.—It appears that all the foreigners belonging to the 1st squadron of Lancers, now in the cavalry barracks at Belem are compelled to belong to what they justly call a mess, for which they give a penny farthing, and their rations. This mess, or breakfast, consists of cabbage boiled with dry beans, such as we use for seed, and is not only unpalatable, but actually highly disagrees with the men. On Sunday, the 31st of August, the following letter, signed by fifteen of these men, all English, was received by Cornet Lauder, of the Lancers ;

" Respected Sir—Permit us respectfully to lay our case before you. We have been thrown into prison, without being allowed the indulgence of a defence granted to the greatest malefactor in our own country, in consequence of complaining of the wretched food given to us—cabbage and beans simply boiled together, which disagrees with us. We therefore, this morning, refined it, and, without being asked the reason, were thrown into this miserable hole. When going from our supper, consisting of one sixth of a pound of beef, with cabbage , the officer on duty (a Portuguese) brutally trashed us with a hunting whip, which is the reason we would not go for our poor mess today. We respectfully request you will lay our unfortunate case before the commanding officer, and if he refuses its redress and permitting us to prepare our own mess we, earnestly request, as an English gentleman, that you will forward to the Emperor a petition, which shall be respectfully drawn up. We are, respectfully &c, fifteen Britons, who have been fighting for the cause of Donna Maria II."

STATEMENT of Cornet D Lauder.

" On Sunday, August 31, having received a letter signed by I5 Englishmen, in prison for making a complaint about their food, I took it to the commanding officer, Colonel Lacerda ; after reading it he told me to take it to Captain de Mallo ,commanding the squadron to which they belonged and desired Captain de Mallo come to the orderly room to speak to him.— This was during mid-day stables, when these men were brought from the black-hole to clean the horses of the squadron. At two’ o’clock parade sounded; when I (who was on leave) learned that it was for punishment. The fifteen men were brought out without any court-martial, or calling the officers together. Thy were asked who was the author of the letter, when a most respectable soldier , named Gale, avowed himself the author ; on this he was ordered 300 lashes, was tied up, and at the 71st fainted. No surgeon was present, which I took leave to remark to the officer. The colonel who was present, seeing one of the flogging corporals without a cane, threw the one he had in his hand to supply the want. This act of cruelty finished the horrid picture."

This species of punishment is inflicted on the bare back with a cane as thick as a man’s finger, each corporal giving 12 strokes; and on this occasion the corporals who inflicted the punishment were pardoned Miguelites, eager to revenge themselves upon the English.

ST PIO: 50 Wise and Wonderful Insights from Padre Pio

On his 50th and 100th an anniversaries, Padre Pio’s wise sayings and spiritual advice remain as fresh as if they were said yesterday.

(By Joseph Pronechen)

During year marking the 100th anniversary of his stigmata and 50th anniversary of his death, Padre Pio should also be remembered for the countless spiritual insights, succinct spiritual direction, and constant encouragement he gave through his concise sayings and teaching. Here are 50 of them to think about.

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