TALK: Bishop Brendan Leahy, Diocese of Limerick, will give  a public talk at the clergy assembly on Wednesday Jan 9th 2018. The venue is the Gleneagle Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, beginning at 8pm and concluding by 9.30pm. There is no admission fee and all are welcome.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre (0667134276)  Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy - Wednesdays - Starts Jan. 16th  - 7.30pm to 9pm; Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P. Sat. 9th Feb. - 10am - 4pm; Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig - Tuesdays - starts Feb. 19th  7.30pm to 9pm.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 10th – 17th May.  Led by Fr. Noel Spring, details from Maureen Harty 066 7131328.

 

SNOOKER EXTRAVAGANSA; Ken Doherty v Steve Davis at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW, in aid of WL102 and Friends of St Ita’s. Thursday, January 10, doors open 7.30pm, show 8pm.

 

RTÉ broadcasted a programme celebrating 60 years of Irish Chaplaincy in London, on 19 December. RTÉ One’s Nationwide celebrated 60 years of the pastoral service of the Irish Chaplaincy in London. MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE: open day Saturday 12th January 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

PRO-LIFE: January we commemorate the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. There are many pro-life events and activities in the U.S. from coast to coast in January

 

The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 9, Number 15, 4 March 1893

 

LONG LIFE AND VEGETABLE DIET.

 

 

 

It is said that in no part of the world (in proportion to its population), are there more instances of extreme longevity than among the Norwegian peasantry, who scarcely ever taste animal food. In the severe climate of Russia also, where the inhabitants live on a coarse vegetable diet, there are a great many instances of advanced age. The late returns of the Greek Church population of the Russian empire give (in the table of the deaths of the male sex) more than one thousand above a hundred years of age, many between one hundred and a hundred and forty, and four between one hundred and forty and one hundred and fifty. It is stated that to whatever age the Mexican Indians live, they never become grey-haired. They are represented as peaceable cultivators of the soil, subsisting constantly on vegetable food, often attaining a hundred years of age yet still green and vigorous. Of the South American Indians Ulloa says : " I, myself, have known several, who, at the age of a hundred, were still very robust and active, which, unquestionably, must in some measure be attributed to the constant sameness and simplicity of their food." Slaves in the West Indies are recorded from one hundred and thirty to one hundred and fifty years of age. Eminent physiologists and able, impartial enquirers have been impressed with the belief that a vegetable diet leads to longevity.

 

GREATEST TUNNEL.

 

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 93, Number 106, 7 June 1897

 

To Connect Scotland and Ireland Beneath the Sea. It Will Burrow Under the Irish Sea and Save Time and Money. The British Government now has under consideration a plan for the greatest submarine tunnel which the mind of man ever conceived. It provides for a passageway, to be lighted by electricity, beneath the Irish Sea, or the North Channel, as it is called, from a point in Scotland just north of Point Patrick to a point in Ireland just west of Carrickfergus and several miles north of the arm stretching up to Belfast, which is known as Belfast Lake. The total estimated cost is $35,600,000, and the plan which the Government is considering is that submitted by a syndicate, which agrees to bind itself to bring the project to successful accomplishment. Englishmen are supposed to be exceedingly wary of anything that savours of the illogical, but the ideas of the syndicate which proposes to build this tunnel are anything but chimerical. It is argued that the traffic which would surely seize upon this avenue of commerce between the islands that constitute Great Britain would be more than sufficient to pay a handsome rate of interest upon the investment —not less than 6 per cent. This would require a net profit of $2,100,000 a year, and when one considers those figures in comparison with the returns from the freight and passenger traffic between England and Ireland it is easy to see where the syndicate finds basis for its belief.

 

 

 

IRISH: Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 93, Number 106, 7 June 1897

 

Negroes Who Talk Irish.

 

The Irish language still lingers in the Bahamas, among the mixed descendants of the Hibernian patriots banished by Cromwell to the West Indies. One can occasionally hear, it is said, black sailors in the London docks, who cannot speak a word of English, talking Irish to the old Irish apple women whom they meet, and thus making themselves intelligible without a knowledge of the Saxon tongue.

 

 

 

YOUTH OF THE WORLD MEET IN PANAMA

 

The next World Youth Day will take place in Panama, from the 22 to 27 January 2019. Young people from all over the world will gather to celebrate their faith together with Pope Francis.

 

http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en.html/

 

 

 

 

 

World Meeting of families

 

In bringing together the people for our panels and workshops, we have chosen parents, family members, priests, religious, business leaders, industry experts and those who will share personal experience of issues that are a challenge in daily family life.

 

With speakers coming from all five major continents of the world, the programme is international and varied. Around 80% of contributors are lay speakers, mostly couples, while around 20% are clergy and religious.

 

https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme/Speakers-and-Contributors

 

 

 

“You cannot live well without a friend, and if Jesus be not your friend above all else, you will be very sad and desolate. Thus, you are acting foolishly if you trust or rejoice in any other. Choose the opposition of the whole world rather than offend Jesus. Of all those who are dear to you, let Him be your special love. Let all things be loved for the sake of Jesus, but Jesus for His own sake. Jesus Christ must be loved alone with a special love for He alone, of all friends, is good and faithful. For Him and in Him you must love friends and foes alike, and pray to Him that all may know and love Him.” -Thomas a Kempis

 

https://catholicmissionarydisciples.com/news/the-quiet-epidemic-of-lonely-catholics

 

 

 

Choir St Michael’s Church Limerick

 

https://youtu.be/PGStPb7lIRo

 

 

 

Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. The same way that money multiplies through compound interest, the effects of your habits multiply as you repeat them. They seem to make little difference on any given day and yet the impact they deliver over the months and years can be enormous. It is only when looking back two, five, or perhaps ten years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.

 

https://fs.blog/2018/12/habits-james-clear/

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

REUNION: A reunion of the victorious St Michael's senior football teams of 1978 will take place jointly with the St Michael's Class of 1978 Reunion.

 

In 1978 St Michael's College Listowel won the Kerry College's Senior Football Championship, securing the coveted O'Sullivan Cup for only the second time in the school's history. The team also won Munster College's Senior Football Championship Corn an Rúnaí for smaller schools.

 

We have arranged the reunion night on Thursday 27th Dec 2018 commencing at 7 pm in St Michaels College, Listowel.

 

HEALTH & NUTRITION COURSE: run by the HSE starting Tuesday 8th January for 6 weeks at the Marian Hall 7 - 9pm. This course is free. Please contact Eileen Roche on 087/6679943.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Please note that after normal adoration this week  - KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am – 5pm;  MOYVANE:  Wednesday  10am – 7pm, there will be a Christmas break.  God willing adoration will commence again on Tuesday 15th January 2019 in Knockanure and on Wednesday 16th January 2019 in Moyvane.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA:10th – 17th May.  Led by Fr. Noel Spring Enquiries to Maureen Harty 066 7131328.

 

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.

 

ST JOHN’S: Thu 20th, THE KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. A youth theatre interpretation of the widely read novel presented by Theatrix Stage School, details from 068 22566.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

MISSION: Extraordinary Missionary Month to take place in October 2019

 

During the Angelus on 22 October 2017, Pope Francis announced that October 2019 will be “Extraordinary Missionary Month”.  The theme of the Extraordinary Missionary Month is “Baptised and Sent: the Church of Christ on Mission in the World”.

 

 

 

The official website for the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 was launched last Friday, 30 November marking the 100th anniversary of the promulgation of the Apostolic Letter, Maximum Illud, by Pope Benedict XV, which gave new energy to the missionary responsibility of proclaiming the Gospel in the World.

 

http://www.october2019.va/en/multimedia/video.html

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE: For the entirety of my visit the church was empty and I was continually struck by the disbelief of such a small place housing such a masterful execution of minimalist architecture. The mystery and intrigue that initially surrounded the church is still with me to this day but once the building is introduced into your life stories relating to it reveal itself.

 

http://architectureireland.ie/corpus-christi-knockanure

 

 

 

World War One at Home

 

Listowel, Co. Kerry - Kitchener, The Early Years

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b08spj97

 

 

 

 

 

OLD STORIES: Taken from School Folklore Collection, see link at end.

 

“In my grandmother's land in Gurtaglanna there is a fort.”

 

 

 

In my grandmother's land in Gurtaglanna there is a fort - a nice enclosure surrounded with trees, outside which there is a deep trench. Outside this again is a circle of bushes.

 

When my uncle Danny was a young lad going to school he went outside the fort one day, and called on the fairies to come out if they were inside. Nobody came out. A short time afterwards he went into the fort picking nuts. He climbed the tree to get at the nuts on the top branches. He got entangled in the branches, and only for a passer-by luckily coming on the scene, he would have been hanged from the branches, as he was unable to release himself. This was the fairies' revenge for what he had said.

 

Collector

 

  Murhur School;  Maisie O' Connell, Informant-   Mrs Mc Mahon, Age  79 Address   Lissaniska, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

“Down near the fort in Ballylongford there was a boy hunting.”

 

 

 

Down near the fort in Ballylongford there was a boy hunting rabbits by night. A rabbit crossed the road, and he threw a stick at the rabbit but he missed him. The following day he got a pain in his hand and that pain went through his body. He tried all remedies to cure it, but it couldn't be cured, and at last he died.

 

Collector

 

  Murhur School:  Eileen Brosnan- Informant,  Babie Stack, Age  65 Address,  Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

 

 

Story

 

 

 

Long ago some men were hunting a hare in a fort. They were hunting him for a long time and could not kill him. But at last a certain man who had a very good greyhound said he would chance

 

o kill him. So one day he went hunting around the fort and the dog went in and killed the hare. So when the man went into the fort he found the hare and dog dead inside. He took the hare home with him and when he opened him, he saw a gold ring around his body. He threw him out to the pigs and doga and none of them would eat him.

 

  Murhur School:     Informant  Maureen Mc Evoy Address  Aughrim, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

 

 

Story

 

 

 

Two men were hunting rabbits near a fort one night. They had two greyhounds, a black greyhound and a brown greyhound. The first rabbit they met ran into the fort and the black greyhound ran after him into the fort. He ran back again to the men and he screeching and ran around them nine or ten times. The brown dog started to tremble all over. The men continued hunting. Several rabbits

 

passed them out after that and the dogs would not follow them any more. The next morning the dog that ran into the fort was dead.

 

 

 

Murhur School; Collector- Maureen Culhane, Address,  Leitrim Middle, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

 

 

“Long ago there lived a man in this neighbourhood by the name of O' Sullivan.”

 

 

 

Collector James Windle Informant Mrs Ellie Windle Age  55

 

 

 

Long ago there lived a man in this neighbourhood by the name of O'Sullivan. This man was very fond of hunting, and used to spend all his time out on the mountain with his hounds. One day, when he was out hunting a beautiful hare rose before him. The dogs gave chase and O'Sullivan who was very fleet of foot followed close behind. The chase lasted for several hours and in the evening the hare disappeared. O'Sullivan then turned to come home, but at that moment he heard someone call him. When he turned round he saw a beautiful lady dressed in white standing on a rock . The lady said to him, "Why do you follow my hare?" and O'Sullivan said that he thought the hare was not owned by anyone. These words seemed to please the lady, and taking a mug of milk gave it to him and said, " Take a drink for I know you are thirsty." When O'Sullivan put the mug to his lips, he was changed into a bird and he flew back to his own house. When the woman of the house saw the bird she caught it and killed it. The man then took his own form again and he told her the whole story.

 

 

 

A Story

 

 

 

Long ago Tom Walshe who lived near Newtownsandes was married and he had no children. He was very rich and he had all his money in a hole outside in the stall. One day when Tom was out hunting robbers came to his wife. They asked her where was her money she said that her husband had it hidden outside in a hole in the stall. They went out and found the money. They went into the wood that was near Tom's house. When Tom came home his wife told the story. He said that they would go into the wood and take the money off them. When they were going Tom told his wife to lock the door, Tom was going away and she did not lock the door of the stall he was crossing the fort he heard beautiful music. He left the horse on the side of the road and went into the fort to listen to the music. The music was so sweet that it set him to sleep. When he woke next morning, he went out in the road to look for his horse, he could not find him. He met a man in the road, he asked him what time was it, the man told him it was nine o'clock. He said that he would be late for the fair. "Airiú", said the man, isn't the fair over with three days. Then he began thinking that he must have been in the fort for three days. When he came to his own home his wife would not let him into his house. He went to the parish priest, the priest was frightened on seeing him because he was after being at his funeral the day before. He told the priest how he was in the fort. Then the priest said it was the fairies that put the other man on the horse in his stead. When he came home it was by chance his wife left him into his house.

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4666571/4662850

 

Collector

 

    Donncadh Ó Loinghsigh, Tullamore Listowel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE TRAVEL in Europe, details from DiscoverEU website.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

  You can follow developments on our FB page too.

 

 

 

More INTO

 

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

 

HUNTING

 

 

 

Blood Sport Dáil Éireann debate -

 

Tuesday, 8 Jul 1969

 

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

 

Michael Moran

 

Mr. Moran

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 1 Apr 1976

 

Joseph Dowling

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Mr. Brennan

 

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

 

Mr. T. J. Fitzpatrick (Cavan)

 

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

 

 

 

LOCAL: Newtownsounds Lipskip December 2018.

 

Great show by local actors, imitating well known singers.

 

https://youtu.be/SGUIuBRiViM

 

 

 

Newtownsounds Lipskip Moyvane

 

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

 

Rambling House Knockanure

 

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

 

https://youtu.be/KYJ4ne5oYCw

 

 

 

 

 

Famous Kerry People

 

Of The Past And Present

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes End Nov. 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Kerryman 17 Sept 1960 Moyvane Notes

 

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

 

 

 

HOLY WELLS

 

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

 

Holy Wells

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ita; and the possible burial place of St. Ita

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Holy Wells' exhibition at library

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 By Philip Dixon Hardy, M.R.I.A.,

 

 

 

 

 

23 11 2018 Notes

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Murphy, Soprano and Paula Murrihy, Mezzo-Soprano.

 

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

 

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

 

NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

FOREIGN TRIP: On Top of the World

 

by Domhnall de Barra

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Presentation Day Choir Tralee Nov 2018

 

https://youtu.be/hpAikAjkbbo

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Brief History of Nano Nagle

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

https://youtu.be/afE6BplTZN8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

https://youtu.be/IlhpfzQH8TQ

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Updated Sept 2016

 

LISTOWEL AND NORTH KERRY W0RLD WAR DEAD 1914-1918

 

ABBEYDORNEY

 

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

 

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

 

Kearney Thomas, Abbeydorney age 29, Lost at sea 1917

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASDEE

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ARDFERT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

BALLYBUNION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

BALLYDUFF

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

BROSNA / KNOCKNAGOSHIL

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

BALLYHEIGUE

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

BALLYLONGFORD

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Causeway

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Duagh

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks again,

 

Tom. 

 

 

 

Knockanure

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Moyvane

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Kilflynn

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Listowel

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Lisselton

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Lixnaw

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Lyreacrompane

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Tarbert

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SCHOOL FOLKLORE 1930’s

 

Field Names: The chapel field       

 

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

 

Cornelius Shine, Gurtdromosillihy, Newtownsandes

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Nora Shine, Dirreen, Athea

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

    Bridget Kennelly, Address,  Kilbaha Middle, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Folk-lore.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Beside the well there was a big mound of earth

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

    Eileen Shine

 

Address

 

    Gortdromasillahy, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

Local Place Names

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

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

 

Killarney Park in November 2018

 

https://youtu.be/Vy31b36P6dk

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

VISIT TO OUR CEMETERIES ON SUNDAY NOV. 4TH

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

FOLKLORE FROM P DORE:

 

Collector   Michael Mulvihill; Informant  Patrick Dore

 

Age  65 Address Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry

 

(no title)

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

(no title)

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Horse Fair Castleisland 2018

 

https://youtu.be/okXer8X4lTU

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

LOCAL Connection with John Connor whose people came from Knockanure

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NEW DEMENTIA UNIT IN ARD CHÚRAM

 

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

 

 

 

KENNELLY MOYVANE

 

Kennelly's Homevalue Hardware

 

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

 

 

 

A little history of the business:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

ATHEA - THE CHAMPIONS

 

 

 

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

 

The Limerick football championship has come to sweet Athea.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 From Gortnagross and Knackanair and the vales of sweet Direen.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Con Colbert, Gortaglanna, Paddy Dalton came to mind-

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

P J. BROSNAN .  Knocknagorna, Athea.

 

 

 

Presentation Convents Cork

 

https://youtu.be/Vdr3gMIsXkk

 

 

 

Cork Folklore during Heritage Week

 

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

 

http://corkfolklore.org/

 

 

 

 

 

INDULGENCES AT THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

OBITUARY.

 

MR, JOHN MULVIHILL, KUMARA.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Patrick Comerford

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

13 10 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Everyone is most welcome

 

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

 

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

 

NOTES

 

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

 

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

 

(Break)

 

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

 

Moyvane Notes

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

I.C.A

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

https://youtu.be/3smG8RkKYbc

 

 

 

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

 

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR BUSY PEOPLE FREE EVENT Friday 12th Oct. 11am. to 1pm. Listowel Family Resource Centre. Facilitator: Fr. Anna O Sullivan, (Senior Clinical Psychologist Kerry Adult MH Services). “No talking just doing” workshop will include elements of mindfulness, visualisation, progressive muscular relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing and many others.

 

FUNDING: Tourist Office/Interpretative Centre, allocation of €96,000 to convert the unused part of Glin Library to a Tourist Office/Interpretative Museum to tell the story of the history of Glin.

 

Mai Fitzgerald of Glin and Sarah O’Connor of Athea are holding a coffee morning on Sunday 21/10/18 at 11:45am. They are raising funds for the Hope Foundation in India.

 

COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES COURSE: This free course aims to support individuals, families. The Course itself starts on October 10 & will run weekly for 13 weeks in Newcastle West. For more information please contact Eddie O’Shaughnessy, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 653 5156 or email: eoshaughnessy@wlr.ie

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUFFRAGE: Centenary of Women's Suffrage The Mayor of Kerry, Norma Foley, will officially open the Commemorative Aspect of the celebrations in the Ballroom of The  White Sands Hotel, Saturday 20th October at 8.00pm. The Mayor of the Listowel Council Area,

 

Aoife Thornton, will officially open the Celebratory Aspect of the Event on Sunday in the Long Lounge of the Hotel at 8.00pm. You are most welcome to both events

 

NANO NAGLE:

 

Saturday 20th October–Talk by Maurice Bric UCD: The World of Nano Nagle when the Penal Laws were enforced, ignored and abolished. 10am –4pm; €65 incl. light lunch; Booking required Nano Nagle Birthplace, 022 26411 www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie

 

COLÁISTE ÍDE in Dingle are holding open days on the 13th & 14th October from12-4pm.More information from 066 9151211orinfo@colaisteide.com.

 

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE:  is a specially designed Support Programme for men and women who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce to work through the grief process in a safe and confidential environment. The next weekend is being held in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from Friday October 12 - 14.  For Application Forms and further details please contact 087 9886480 or email  beginningexperience@gmail.com

 

SINGING WEEKEND:  The Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend will take place in The Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale from Friday, October19 – 21.  The official opening by Darragh O’Shea, retired Kerry GAA player, will be at 8pm on Friday, October 19 in the Ramble Inn followed by a singing session.   Saturday afternoon we have a singing session of songs that honour GAA legends past and present from the 32 counties of Ireland. This will be followed by Mass @ 6.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale which will feature the Abbeyfeale church choir performing Afrain ná Riocht as composed by the late Garry McMahon.  The Sunday afternoon concert in Fr Caseys GAA hall at 3pm will honour the Carrig sisters Kitty and Nora.  A full programme of events for the weekend can be found on our brochure which is available in the Ramble Inn.

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST: on Ballybunion beach on October 7th at 2.30pm. Join tens of thousands of faithful on the coasts of Ireland to pray the Rosary on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary as we pray for faith and life through Our Lady’s intercession.    Further info visit - www.coastalrosary.ie, text 087/2786552 or email coastalrosaryireland@gmail.com.  

 

TIDY TOWNS: Full Tidy Towns results can be viewed on www.tidytowns.ie.  Congratulations to Listowel Tidy Towns Group on their great win.

 

1 IN 10 ROSARY CRUSADE FOR IRELAND:  During Penal times when the Holy Mass was banned in Ireland, Irish people turned to the Rosary for support in their troubles and to keep the faith alive in their homes.  Amongst the many miracles and interventions attributed to Our Lady of the Rosary, the following three stand out in modern times.  In the life of Patrick J. Peyton C.S.C., by Fr. Richard Gribble C.S.C., two stories concerning the Irish priest, Fr. Patrick Peyton now Venerable Patrick Peyton are recorded.  The first concerns a threatened communist takeover of Brazil in 1964.  Fr. Peyton decided to organise a Rosary Rally in the capital Rio de Janiero.  Two million people attended and prayed the Rosary which resulted in a peaceful overthrow of the Communist Government.  The Rosary Rally was recognised by Church and State as bringing about the victory.  Again on December 8th 1985, Fr. Peyton organised a Rosary Rally in Manila in the Philippines in response to President Marcos’ refusal to step down following his defeat in a Presidential election.  Two million came onto the streets and prayed the Rosary.  Shortly afterwards Marcos stepped down.  Fr. Peyton said the success was due to the power engendered by the Rosary.  After the second World War, Austria was taken over by

 

Communist Russia.  An Austrian priest Fr. Petros went up and down the country asking people to pray the Rosary every day to save Austria.  Only 1 in 10 agreed to sign a pledge to do this.  However, on 13th May 1955, the Feast day of our Lady of Fatima, the Russian army suddenly withdrew peacefully from Austria.  Many people couldn’t understand why as the Russians had never left Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia and other Eastern European countries.  However, Chancellor Raab in a Radio broadcast declared that it was the 1 in 10 people praying the Rosary that saved Austria.  Our lady works these miracles not just to solve critical situations but to remind us of the power of Her “weapon” of the Rosary and to spur us on to do as she asked of Her six visits to Fatima “pray the Rosary every day”.

 

ST PIO LIXNAW: Our next Padre Pio devotions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 7.30pm (This later date is because of the pilgrimage to San Giovanni).  The witness will be given by Ian O’Connell of Killarney.  Ian is aged 17 years and has made national headlines  because of his inspirational response to a life threatening accident.  Ian fell off his bicycle two years ago and nowadays lives out his waking hours from a wheelchair.   His motto is “If I cant stand up – I stand out“.

 

CONCERT TO HONOUR LIAM TARRENT – ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF SIAMSA TIRE:   was held at Teach Siamsa, Finuge on Friday, October 5th at 8pm.  Special guest Fr. Pat Aherne.  Also attending Karen Trench, Brian Murphy, Sean Aherne, Jonathan Kelliher, Jimmy Hickey, Maura Walsh and other local artists.

 

HONOUR FOR MAURA:  Congratulations to concertina player, Maura O’Connor, Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale on being selected on the Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Concert group which will be starting off on a fourteen venue concert tour to the four provinces. Nineteen year old Maura is daughter of Vincent and Mary O’Connor and she is a second year student at Mary Immaculate Training College. Maura became All Ireland Champion on the concertina at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 in Ennis. She is a member of the Templeglantine Comhaltas craobh. The touring group consists of sixteen top class artistes, musicians, singers and dancers, most of whom who have won All Ireland honours. Maura’s many admirers and friends as well as all who enjoy an outstanding night of traditional entertainment will have an opportunity on Wednesday, October 17 when the touring group will visit Templeglantine’s Halla Inse Bán.

 

ST JOHN’S: Thu 11th, HERO- A play by Ken Rogan starring Daithí Mac Suibhne (Fair City).  What happens when you don’t know how to lose?  Life quickly grows more complicated for Smithy after a chance encounter with Marissa.  Presented by Lakedaemon in association with Theatre Upstairs.

 

 Fri 12th @7pm, TOM THUMB- A puppet show for 3+ year olds presented by Lyngo Theatre.  One night Tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking, with nothing to eat they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest.

 

    Sat 13th, CHERISH THE LADIES- With Joanie Madden – flute, whistles, Mary Coogan – guitar, Mirella Murray – accordion, Kathleen Boyle – piano.  With special guests Nollaig Casey – fiddle, Kate Purcell – vocals, David Geaney and Nathan Pilatzke – champion dancers.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

SCHOOL Folklore Collection 1930’s;

 

Fr Harnett

 

Long ago there lived in the Parish of Newtownsandes and old woman. One morning she went to her dairy for a pan of milk. When she was returning from the dairy she slipped with the pan of milk and fell. Just as she was falling the pan struck her in the side, and injured her, and the milk was spilled. When she went in home she had a very bad pain in her side, and she had to go to bed. She spent three weeks in bed, but after the three weeks she was as bad as ever, and her side was greatly swollen. When she saw no improvement coming on her she sent for the doctor. But when the doctor saw her he said that he could find nothing wrong with her. At last she sent for one of the neighbours. The neighbour was an old woman who was supposed to be with the good people. When the old woman looked at her she shook her head and said, "When you were coming in from your dairy that morning a woman from a fort asked you for a cup of milk. Now you did not hear her and she threw the cup at you, and it went in through your side. So it is not in the power of any doctor to cure you". She spent about another week in bed. At that time she heard that there was a priest in Duagh named Father Harnett who used to cure a lot of sick people. Her friends took her to the priest soon after that. When the priest saw her he took a book from his pocket and he kept reading over her for about ten minutes. Then he told her to go home and that she would be better. The woman went home, and the pain was as bad as ever. The next day her side broke out and glass began coming out of it. The glass was coming out of it for about a week. After a week all the glass of a cup had come out of it. Then her side healed up as good as ever.

 

Joe Walsh

 

Told by

 

Mrs Mary Walsh, Leitrim East, Newtownsandes, 54 years

 

Collector- Joe Walsh. Informant- Mrs Mary Walsh, Age 54, Address, Leitrim East, Co. Kerry.

 

 

 

 

 

Old Cronin Rathmore

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4713234/4709852

 

The Cistercians at Ráth Mhór

 

 

 

A brochure on Mount Melleray and the Melleray Annual called the "Mountaineer" have been the main sources of our information. We quote them verbatim frequently and even where it is necessary to condense we retain as far as possible the words of the originals. The few details gleaned from local tradition are briefly summarised at the end.

 

Melleray Monastery which was established in Brittany in France about the year 1134 A.D. was suppressed by the French revolutionaries in 1791 A.D. and the few religious there were dispersed. Nothing more is heard of them.

 

The Cistercian Community from the Mother house at La Trappe were also expelled from this monastery but they refused to be disbanded. They settled in Switzerland whence in 1793 A.D. they sent a colony to England intending to take passage to Canada. The Canadian boat had already left and the monks succeeded in getting a new home and building a new monastery at Lulworth in Dorsetshire. They soon got dozens of vocations from amongst the Irish in England and later from the Irish at home. But the success of the abbey roused bigotry and intolerance and at last the British prime minister forbade the monks accept any more Irish or English subjects. As the Catholic religion was now tolerated in France no more French subjects could be expected. Hence the decree was tantamount to a sentence of expulsion or extinction.

 

 

 

 

 

Paraic said "In my introductory essay to the book I clarify what betrothal meant; it actually was a formal exchange of marriage vows under Judaic law and not an 'engagement' as it has sometimes been translated. As with the Judaic custom, Mary and Joseph would have then waited a year before moving into a single home together as man and wife," .

 

betrothal of Mary and Joseph by Paraic Maher

 

https://youtu.be/51xuB9yqkOE

 

 

 

RESEARCH: On 26 September, John Halligan T.D., Irish Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development and Xavier Barcons, Director General of ESO signed the Accession Agreement that will lead to Ireland joining the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

 

REUNION; Mary Immaculate College Reunion on 6th October from 2.30pm to 5pm.

 

GIFT OF CHURCH ORGAN TO DUAGH CHURCH, Donated by Rod & Maggie Murray, in memory of John & Agnes Finucane, Trieneragh.

 

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

 

COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES COURSE: This free course aims to support individuals, families, community workers and local community volunteers to be better equipped to understand drug and alcohol issues in their local area.  To find out more about this course, an Open Evening will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at 7pm in West Limerick Resources office, St. Mary’s Road, Newcastle West. The Course itself starts on October 10 & will run weekly for 13 weeks in Newcastle West. This course is organised in conjunction with the Mid West Regional Drugs and Alcohol Forum, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, and West Limerick Resources CLG. Registration is essential.  For more information please contact Eddie O’Shaughnessy, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 653 5156 or email: eoshaughnessy@wlr.ie

 

FILM: The Kerry Film Festival takes place 18-21 October 2018

 

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

 

JOAN GROGAN

 

Scéal i dtaobh Joan Grogan

 

- Joan Grogan.

 

In the townland of upper Athea near the boundary between Limerick & Kerry, Joan Grogan was born in a small house. As a girl she did not seem to be in any way different to others. She was gay and lively.

 

When a young woman she with other girls and boys were on their way to a wake. It was after night fall and the party came to a stream which they should cross.

 

Some crossed over and hurried on and then the others crossed. No one noticed that Joan was not among them. Those in front thought she was with those behind and the second party thought she was with the first. When they all met again (at the wake) they missed Joan, but concluded that for some reason or other she had gone home or had gone to some other place.

 

The following morning they heard a queer story and the reason why Joan was absent from the wake. She had no recollection of anything from the time the whole party were about to cross the stream on the way to the wake until she awoke out of a sleep and found that she was sitting on top of her own house, near the little chimney. The thing was treated as a strange joke.

 

Then she began to get epileptic fits and during these fits she had 'second-sight', thus she knew things that normally she should not nor could not know. She then began to be dreaded and became like a witch doctor and was able to prescribe cures for various diseases. Her fame spread and people came from afar to get her help. She cured several people when doctors had "given them up". The Priests of the Parish were annoyed at the things she did. Everyone believed that she invoked the powers of darkness to aid her and she did things contrary to the laws of Church and Religion.

 

She was excommunicated by Fr. John Ryan, who was P.P. in Athea from yr. 1828 to 1870 and is buried in Athea chapel.

 

Many stories of her cures are handed down. This one is one of the most striking.

 

A man who lived south of Newcastle West had a nephew who lived with him. This boy fell sick and the uncle as a last resource went to Joan. About evening he called to Joan's house. Joan who heard the strangers voice said loudly "what does the man from the place of skulls want".

 

The visitor lived beside a Churchyard where the bones unearthed by the grave-diggers were piled on the monastery ruins.

 

The man told his story and Joan told him his nephew would live if he did exactly what she told him.

 

He must go on the Friday night following the next full moon after 12 o'c. to the ruined Church and take home with him a skull. He must scrape off the skull a certain amount of bone dust and put these shavings on a small saucepan of water on the fire to boil. While doing this, he must name the person whom he wished to die in the place of his nephew. He must repeat the wish seven times. With the cognisance of his son he named his son's wife as the person he wished to die.

 

We are told that the nephew recovered and died 80 years afterwards, an old man.

 

The uncle died suddenly on the anniversary of his evil wish and the son years afterwards died in the same way.

 

This was told by an old man - Sheahan, Monagea to -

 

Wm. Danaher,

 

Gortnagros,

 

Athea.

 

About 33 years.

 

Sheahan knew Joan Grogan, and was over 80 yrs when he told the story.

 

Details from  https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4921953/4912919

 

 

 

The Schools’ Collection

 

Approximately 740,000 pages (288,000 pages in the pupils’ original exercise books; 451,000 pages in bound volumes) of folklore and local tradition were compiled by pupils from 5,000 primary schools in the Irish Free State between 1937 and 1939.

 

 

 

This collecting scheme was initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission, under the direction of Séamus Ó Duilearga and Séan Ó Súilleabháin,

 

 

 

The archive and research material made available on this website can be used provided that the source is acknowledged. For permission to republish material or to discuss any issues regarding permissions or copyright, please write to eolas@duchas.ie.

 

 

 

NOTE: SCHOOL Folklore 1937 to 1939

 

26 August 2018- Following the re-enactments, renowned folklorist, Niamh Ní Locklainn, gave a very interesting talk on “Bean Feasa” / “Wise Woman” Joan Grogan of Athea in Leen's Hotel.

 

 

 

by Dr Taylor Marshall

 

Ember Days or the Quatuor Temporas are a traditional time of harvest fasting “four times” per year asking God to give us holy priests for the harvest of souls. Dr Taylor Marshall explains the history and Catholic theology of Ember Days and then challenges Catholics to voluntarily take up the Ember Days asking Christ for holy clergy.

 

https://taylormarshall.com/2018/09/158-ember-days-history-theology-fasting-holy-priests-video-podcast.html?ct=t(Regular_Blog_Updates_Campaign)

 

 

 

 

 

'MOVING ON' is an exciting new free employment programme for women. We have an information morning from 10-12 next Wed 19th Sept in Aras an Phobail, Tralee. To book or check eligibility please call Lisa 0877647446 or lisaoflaherty@newkd.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic:  What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays - beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieveing Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

 

CHOIR: Kingdom Gospel Choir Rehearsals will resume on Fri 28 Sept at 8pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney.  New members are very welcome.  Contact Caoimhe Lynch on 087 0669858.

 

LATIN  SUNDAY  MASS: in Tralee will be held in  Immaculate  Conception  Church, Rathass  at  12.30  PM on Sunday  30th September. The celebrant will be Fr. Sean Sheehy. Mass Booklets and missalettes will be available in the Church. All are welcome.

 

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2018:  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sun. Sept 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900.

 

RETROUVAILLE:  Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts October 5 -7, 2018. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email info@retrouvaille.ie or visit www.retrouvaille.ie.

 

ROSARY AT THE COAST:  Join tens of thousands of the faithful in Ireland to pray the Rosary on our coasts and other inland locations at 2.30pm, on Sunday, October 7.  The people of many others countries will also pray the Rosary on their coasts/borders on that date, including the USA, Poland, Canada, India, the UK, Nigeria, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and more.  Register your own location at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or send us an email to coastalrosaryireland@gmail.com or text us at 087 278 6552.  Mary, help of Christians, pray for us.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 25th- MIDNIGHT RUN, The best of American Country and Bluegrass from Tennessee featuring four musicians on guitar, fiddle, banjo, base  and mandolin

 

 Wed 26th- CLASSICAL FAVOURITES, With Austrian flautist Karin Leitner and Irish harpist Teresa O Donnell.  Kindly sponsored by The Austrian Embassy, Dublin.

 

 Fri 28th-  “THE MURPHYS”  LIVE IN CONCERT. Award- winning Irish music family,  The Murphys are considered Irelands most successful country, songwriting family. Streets Of Promise, My Connerana Marble Ring and The Empty Room all reached No 1. in the official U.K Radio Airplay Charts for Irish Country.  Featuring Award- winning family harmonies, join The Murphys and their band for an evening of Country, Irish and Folk music in their own inimitable style.

 

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

 

MOYVANE POST OFFICE; A committee has been formed to create an action plan to challenge the closure but their success relies on YOU. Learn about additional services that the Post Office offers including AIB Banking Services, An Post credit card, currency exchange, pension/children’s allowance, TV/dog licences, as well as National & Euro Million’s Lotteries. More details of how you can help can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MoyvaneKnockanure-Community-Save-Our-Post-Office-1374008072732779.

 

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

 

 

 

 JOY OF LOVE IN MARRIAGE: A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next Weekend (residential) will be from

 

16th-18th November 2018 at The Lake Hotel, Killarney. For  info. and to  book, visit

 

www.marriageencounter.ie or call 086-6095168 or 064-6644319.

 

KNOCK: The Story of Knock began on the 21st August, 1879 when, at approximately 8 o’clock in the evening, fifteen people from the village of Knock in Co. Mayo, witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, a Lamb and cross on an altar at the gable wall of the Parish Church. The witnesses watched the Apparition in the pouring rain for two hours, reciting the Rosary. Although they themselves were saturated not a single drop of rain fell on the gable or vision. There were fifteen official witnesses to the Apparition, most of whom were from the village of Knock and surrounding areas and ranged in age from just 5 years old to 74 years old. Each of the witnesses gave testimonies to a Commission of  Enquiry in October 1879. The findings of the Commission were that the testimonies were both trustworthy and satisfactory.

 

https://www.knockshrine.ie/history/

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2017; POPE Francis has inaugurated a “World Day of the Poor”. The First celebration of that Day occurs on November 19th. Pope Francis wants us already this coming week to reach out to the Poor around us. He writes, “It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.”

 

Pope Francis on November 2, 2017 –the Feast of All Souls — visited the American Cemetery of Nettuno and the site of the Ardeatine Massacre. He celebrated Mass at the site where 7,860 US soldiers are buried, arranged in soft arcs in wide green meadows under rows of Roman pines. The majority of these individuals died in the liberation of Sicily (from July 10 to August 17...

 

https://zenit.org/articles/holy-fathers-homily-at-american-cemetery-of-nettuno/

 

 

 

A Word from Pope Francis

 

Selfishness leads nowhere and love frees. Those who are able to live their lives as a gift to give others will never be alone and will never experience the drama of the isolated conscience. Jesus says something remarkable to us: “Greater love has no man than this,that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Love always takes this path: to give one’s life.

 

To live life as a gift, a gift to be given—not a treasure to be stored away. And Jesus lived it in this manner, as a gift. And if we live life as a gift, we do what Jesus wanted: “I appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.” So, we must not burn out life with selfishness. Judas’s attitude was contrary to the person who loves, for he never understood—poor thing— what a gift is. Judas was one of those people who does not act in altruism and who lives in his own world. On the contrary, when Mary Magdalene washed Jesus’s feet with nard—very costly—it is a religious moment, a moment of thanksgiving, a moment of love.

 

 

 

1932 Eucharistic Congress

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E8-s4QGn1I&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

 

Post Office Protest in Dublin on Tuesday

 

https://youtu.be/8kEgcELrTog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMATION & ORIGINS OF THE NATIONAL PLOUGHING ASSOCIATION

 

1931 – 2018

 

We can only guess at the number of centuries during which local ploughing competitions have been taking place, but records tell us of a match in Camolin Park, Wexford on 20th October, 1816.

 

On that occasion, a special prize of £5 was put up for the carpenter or ploughmaker who produced the best and cheapest plough made by himself and who contracted to supply the public with similar ploughs at the same price.

 

Between 1816 and 1930, ploughing competitions thrived between neighbouring parishes.

 

On the 16th February, 1931 nine counties met in competition on the “plains of Kildare”, Coursetown, Athy – the same venue of the 2011 National Ploughing Championships, the National Ploughing Association was born. The cost of running this first event was £9.3.5.

 

1939 – 8TH FEBRUARY – KILLARNEY, CO. KERRY; Accommodated cost between 4 pounds and 6 shillings and 9 pounds.

 

 

 

THE NPA TODAY

 

Now in its 87th year:

 

Event costs in excess of €5 million to run.

 

    Ploughing Associations in every county in the country.

 

    The biggest National Ploughing Championships in the World.

 

    Over 320 competitors in the National Finals.

 

    19 All-Ireland Ploughing Title Classes.

 

    Ireland’s primary Agricultural Exhibition.

 

    One of the largest Agricultural Events in Europe.

 

    Many international visitors, exhibitors and delegations from right around Europe and as far afield as New Zealand.

 

    An average of 300,000 visitors.

 

    Up to 1,700 Trade Stands

 

    Billions of pounds worth of the most modern agri-equipment in the World on exhibition at the Championships.

 

    Still a voluntary association depending on voluntary efforts of our members from all around the country.

 

    87 years this year SEE NPA Site for full report and History.

 

National Ploughing Championship 2018

 

https://youtu.be/S7IqzMsTZkM

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland National ploughing Championship 2018

 

Huge crowd attended on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

 

National Ploughing Championships 2018

 

Following the success of the The National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, County Offaly again last year, the 86th running of the event will be hosted for a third consecutive year at the same location from September 18th to 20th 2018. 600 acres have been made available for the 3 day event. Last years ploughing championships event was an enormous success with 1,700 exhibitors taking part and over 280,000 visitors.

 

By hosting the 2018 National Ploughing Championships event, Screggan in County Offaly is once again set to receive a €40 million boost.

 

 

 

Ireland National ploughing Championship 2018

 

Huge crowd attended on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

 

https://youtu.be/uv5A2qBovAk

 

 

 

SOCIAL HOUSING FOR ABBEYFEALE:  Plans for the proposed Social Housing in Colbert's Terrace/New Street are now available (on request) for viewing in Abbeyfeale Library. Deadline for submissions on Part 8 Development is October 10.

 

KNOCK:  Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Cost: €20 paid beforehand to ensure a seat. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084.  David Davy 087 0994272.

 

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

 

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:  As part of Culture Night, on Friday, September 21 we will be screening the documentary film, 'The Limerick Brigadistas- From the Shannon to the Ebro'.  This documentary looks at the role of the six Limerick men who fought for the Republicans against Franco during the Spanish Civil War, and included in their ranks was one Jim Woulfe from Athea who was killed in fighting in 1937.  The screening commences at 8 pm, and the event is free to all.

 

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

 

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway, Abbeyfeale every Tuesday from 8pm.

 

DANCING CLASSES: The Croghan/Greene Academy of Irish Dance with

 

Instructor Brendan Croghan T.C.R.G. A.D.C.R.G has commenced  classes on Tuesday, September 11 from 2-3pm for (Junior/Senior Infants) and from 3 -4pm (All other age groups) inTeach na Féile Community Centre, New St. Abbeyfeale, Contact Brendan on 086-8109819 for further details.

 

PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carrig will hold a prayer meeting at 3pm in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, October 7 next.  Prayers, hymns and healing session.  Donations to Street Children of Calcutta.

 

FREE WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend a free workshop in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Invasive Species’ identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register Elaine edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All welcome.

 

COLAISTE NA RIOCHTA OPEN DAY Saturday 29th September 10am-2pm. There will be guided school tours and an opportunity to meet with the teachers, school management and parent's council members on the day. There are also two workshops for parents; An internet safety talk delivered by Ger Brick and an RSE talk for parents of young teenagers delivered by Southwest Counselling. There will be many activities for pupils including a 5th and 6th class primary school quiz beginning at 12.30pm. Light refreshments will also be provided. For more information please see our website www.colaistenariochta.ie or call 06821023/0860260765.

 

ATHEA GAA Commemoration Night Tickets at €30 each are now on sale  for the Commemoration Night on Friday, October 5th at the Devon Inn Hotel.

 

AUTUMN NIGHT CLASSES, North Kerry College of Further Education, Upper Church Street, Listowel. Enrolment for our Autumn Night classes will take place at the college as follows:

 

Wednesday, 26th September, 7.00-9.00 pm

 

Please contact Maria Fitzgerald 086 0289958 or email nightclasses@northkerrycollege.ie Tai Chi ,   Intermediate Computers, Sign Language, DIY Skills, Bicycle Maintenance, Millinery - Make your Own Felt Hat,  Make -up and Skin Care                          ,  Conversational Spanish,  Art History-The Italian Masters, Nutrition for Well Being, Fairies of Ancient Irish Civilisation,  Christmas Baking QQI Modules Level 5; Barbering, Healthcare Care of the Older  and Palliative Care, QQI Level 6 SNA

 

'MOVING ON' is an exciting new free employment programme for women. We have an information morning from 10-12 next Wed 19th Sept in Aras an Phobail, Tralee. To book or check eligibility please call Lisa 0877647446 or lisaoflaherty@newkd.ie

 

CONCERT: University Concert Hall Limerick Eurovision Show 27th Sept. at 8pm, details of bus from 069 62306

 

PILGRIMAGE: Welcome Home to our Lourdes pilgrims and safe return of our Medjugorje pilgrims.

 

An 11 day Marian Pilgrimage and a fully escorted tour to Italy will take place from September 18 to 28 with spiritual director Fr Tom Mangan, and places to visit will include Rome, Assisi, Lanciano, San Giovanni, Rotondo, Pietrelcina, Romania and Sorrento.

 

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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic:  What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays - beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieveing Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

 

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2018:  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sun. Sept 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900

 

CANCER: The Irish Cancer Society’s national conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Sat. Sept 22nd from 10am – 4pm. The aim of the conference is to provide information and support to cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professional and staff/volunteers from cancer support services. Topics include exercise, diet, mindfulness, employment and more. For more information call Breda on 01 2310 533, email bcuddihy@irishcancer.ie or go to www.cancer.ie to register. The conference is free of charge but registration is essential.

 

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept.  Host a coffee morning for your local hospice.  Gather your family, friends, neighbours or workmates to enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee in support of your local hospice and homecare service.  Every euro that you raise goes to the Hospice.  Coffee, posters, money boxes etc., will be provided.  Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236 to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively you can log on to https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie

 

ATHEA C.E. Scheme Vacancies- There are two vacancies on the current C.E. Scheme for positions in the Community Hall. If you are receiving a social welfare payment you may qualify for a place. You can call into the Community Council Office on Colbert Street or phone 068-42301 for more details.

 

RAIN: Rainfall figures for the past summer and note that in the months of May, June, July and August 246.6 mm of rain fell. This compares to 271.8 for the month of January alone.

 

LOURDES: Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, August 06, 1932; Page: 8

 

WALKED AFTER TWENTY MONTHS.

 

Girl's Spinal Trouble Cured At Lourdes. 23-year-old Lancashire girl Miss Mary Kellett,

 

 who has been on her back with spinal trouble for twenty months, was the subject of a remarkable cure at the famous Lourdes Grotto on Sunday. Lying on her stretcher in the pouring- rain she was present with the other Salford pilgrims at Mass celebrated at the Grotto, Immediately after she had received Holy Communion, she gave a little gasp and sat up, declaring that all pain had left her. Got Out Unaided. Amid a throng of excited, worshippers she was transferred from her stretcher to a bath chair and wheeled back to the hospital. There she was able to get out of the chair and walk unaided. Miss Kellett was immediately examined by the Lourdes Medical Bureau, which decided that as it was a question not of an organic lesion, but of a functional disorder, which might be cured by a sudden shock or emotion, there was no cause to make a special report on the case.

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, January 06, 1934; Page: 7

 

History of Lourdes Related

 

Among the 120 persons reported miraculously cured at Lourdes who took part in the procession on the day of the closing ceremonies of the diamond jubilee was Justin Bouhorts, whose cure was effected in March 1858. To-day, an inmate of the Home for the Aged at Pau, he is the dean of the living “miracules”  of Lourdes. However, was not the first to be cured at the shrine; the quarry man, Bouriette, who was cured in February, of that year died Jong ago.

 

 

 

Justin Bouhorts was the second to be cured on March, 4th, just a month after the first apparition, and less than ten days after the discovery of the spring. That was 75 years ago last March. The Journal de la Grotte,has just published the report on this case made by Monsignor de Segur after a personal injury. On March 4th, 1858, Justin Bouhorts  a 20-months-old baby, lay dying in a poor home at Lourdes  Afflicted from birth with a light fever, the child had never walked; the doctor could do nothing : for him, and beside his cradle his parents, weeping, awaited the end. A kindly neighbour was preparing a tiny shroud.

 

"He is dead," said the father, beholding the wasted, inert Body of his child. He is not dead, and the Virgin of the Grotto is going to cure him the mother cried,and despite the efforts of her husband and friend to restrain her, snatched the little body from  the cradle, wrapped it in her apron and ran like; mad towards Massabielle.

 

 It was 5 o'clock in the evening when she reached the grotto. Many people were still there praying. Casting herself on her knees, she prayed with all her heart. Then making her way through the crowd, dragging along on her knees to the edge of the reservoir hollowed out near the stream, she completely plunged the body of her child into the icy water.

 

(Break see paper for full story)

 

The child went to his mother, who embraced him while weeping. "He was cured yesterday," she thought. "That is why he wanted to get down and walk and I—like some unbeliever—lacked faith and would not let him walk."'

 

When later; her husband returned to the house, she greeted him this; "See, he, is not dead! The Blessed Virgin has saved him"

 

 

 

 

 

Wrenboys Listowel 2018

 

https://youtu.be/-mZuCd3ZAU8

 

 

 

 

 

Listowel Racecourse and river 2018

 

https://youtu.be/tYcJtMZGQ7Y

 

 

 

 

 

GLIN Triathlon 2018 Results; Oisin "The Shark" O'Sullivan first out from the swim in Glin Tri., his team mates: dad David O Sullivan who was on bike and Fergal FitzGerald who was on foot.

 

50th ANNIVERSARY: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary 2018. To mark the clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968, they are organising a Celebration Social on Friday 9/11/18 at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be a special guest for the night. They are currently organising a commemorative club booklet full of our History, Roll of Honours and photos from the past and present.

 

HOLY COMMUNION DATES FOR 2019:  Our two National Schools have informed us that Holy Communion dates for 2019 are as follows: Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure – Sat May 11th at 11am.

 

Murhur N.S. Moyvane  – Sat May 25th at 11am.

 

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING On Wednesday Sept. 12th at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St. from 10am to 2pm.

 

LISTOWEL CHILDREN'S CHOIR This new choir under the aegis of Kerry School of Music begins rehearsals on Tuesday, September 18th in St. Patrick's Hall, Upper William St. under Lisselton Soprano Emma Tarrant B.Ed. Rehearsals continue weekly during school term from 6.15-7.15pm.  Call or message 0874103220 or 066-7125690 for further details.

 

ST JOHN’S; Pauline Sharp’s Art is being displayed in St John’s Theatre in Listowel for the month of September. Pauline Tee, who lives in Glenbawn, has called her exhibition “Essence of Equine – an exhibition of artworks in oils related to everything equine, including yardmates. Capturing horses of every description in all their beauty.” The exhibition opened on Saturday September 1st. 

 

Tues 18th, RATH- A film produced by Mieke Vanmechelen which tells the story of Brendan O Sullivan, born and bred and still living in the townland of Rath in the mountains near Kenmare, Co. Kerry.  Chronicling the journey of Brendan through nearby fields and places where he spent time as a child.  The film focuses on historical facts and tells his personal story.  The film highlights our interconnectedness with place and the value of our ancestry.

 

 Wed 19th, THE BEST OF IRISH- A Music Network tour featuring Maírtín O Connor - accordian, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill- vocals and Séamie O Dowd- guitar, fiddle, vocals.

 

 Fri 21st, CULTURE NIGHT- An evening of film, songs, stories and music featuring the best of local talent both young and old with Sonny Egan, Frances Kennedy, John Lynch’s archival films, St John’s Youth Theatre.  Also Shame Love in Shame.  The RTE Radio documentary on One produced by Conor Keane on the life of Peggy McCarthy, will be aired followed by a discussion. All welcome. Admission free. More from 068 22566.

 

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:  As part of Culture Night, on Friday, September 21 we will be screening the documentary film, 'The Limerick Brigadistas- From the Shannon to the Ebro'.  This documentary looks at the role of the six Limerick men who fought for the Republicans against Franco during the Spanish Civil War, and included in their ranks was one Jim Woulfe from Athea who was killed in fighting in 1937.  The screening commences at 8 pm, and the event is free to all.

 

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

 

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway every Tuesday from 8pm.

 

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY - takes place on Sunday 23rd September at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games),

 

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

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 12th to  19th September,  departing  from  Shannon.  Bus connection from Tralee. Contact 087 665 4296 for further details.

 

PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy

 

from 21st—28th September.

 

MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17. Contact Annemarie Tydings, 0871013804.

 

 KNOCK:  Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084.  David Davy 087 0994272.

 

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA: A book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s and following Mass in Abbeyfeale.

 

DANCING CLASSES: The Croghan/Greene Academy of Irish Dance with

 

Instructor Brendan Croghan T.C.R.G. A.D.C.R.G has commenced classes on Tuesday, September 11 from 2-3pm for (Junior/Senior Infants) and from 3 -4pm (All other age groups) in Teach na Féile Community Centre, New St. Abbeyfeale.  Contact Brendan on 086-8109819 for further details.

 

 IRISH RED CROSS:  The West Limerick branch of the Irish Red Cross is recruiting new voluntary members to help with our duties in the West Limerick area.  Driver training will be offered to all new members. Drivers need a full clean licence and have to be over 25.  First aid training will be offered to new members over 18.  There will be an information night in St Ita's hall, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, September 12 from 8-9pm.  Further information Ciara (086) 3106009.

 

ST MICHAEL’S WELL LIXNAW: ANNUAL MASSES Friday 28th September. First Mass at 12 noon and second Mass 7.30pm. 

 

POSITIVE PARTNERSHIP IN RECOVERY you are invited to attend Thursday 20th September from 10am. to 4pm. in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. RSVP: Jackie Farrell at Jackie.farrell@hse.ie or 0162073030 Guest Speakers, 6 interactive workshops. Who is it for? People using the Mental Health Services, people experiencing mental health challenges, family members and friends supporting a loved one with metal health challenges, service providers and those interested in positive mental health and promoting recovery.

 

ANNUAL  SUICIDE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: on Monday September 10th at Pearse Park, Tralee at 8.30pm. Organised by Open Arms Kerry. Music on the night by Seamus Harty. All Welcome. 

 

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236, to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively you can log on to https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie

 

WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE ON ‘ZERO WASTE’ & ‘INVASIVE SPECIES’:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend two free workshops, this September, in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Zero Waste’: a workshop on highlighting and reducing unnecessary waste, on Monday, September 10, at 7:30pm.  ‘Invasive Species’: a workshop on identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register your place please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources, edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All are welcome to attend.

 

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

 

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. The Dromtrasna Challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved through our 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk/Run and 10K Run.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Rainbows offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.

 

 Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience.

 

  Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class.

 

   Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Parents are invited to visit www.rainbowsireland.ie Start date: 19th September at 5.15pm. Info - Toni on 23584.

 

OFFICE MOVE: Please note that the Abbeyfeale Office of West Limerick Resources has relocated to St Ita’s Hall, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale.  If you have any enquiries, please call to the office and speak to Nora or you can call Mary on 087 9382883.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Wed.12th Sept. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic:  What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays - beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

 

GOLF CLASSIC: Cashen Course 5th October in aid of the Church Debt Repayment and the Ballybunion Tidy Towns. Contact Noel on 089 4128600

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2018 -  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Aspergers Syndrome. All are welcome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900 

 

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

 

WORDS – “I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.” – last words of nurse Edith Cavell, before her execution in 1915.

 

PAPERS:

 

Leinster Express 16 Nov 1833

 

—There is no news in Rome at present, except that an allocution to the Cardinals, which he delivered in a private consistory, the last day of September, has been lately published, in which his Holiness relates all the nefarious attempts which have been made by Don Pedro to upset religion in Portugal, and reprobates them in the strongest terms, threatening to use the spiritual arms which the lord has placed at his disposal. As the Liberals of all Europe are combined with Don Pedro, a great cry out will be excited against the Pope for the bold step he has taken; but he could not well remain silent while religion was trampled in a country which had been always Catholic and faithful."—Limerick Chronicle.

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Tuesday, 31 December, 1867; Page: 2

 

The Spanish Cortes were opened yesterday. The address to the throne refers to the Roman Question, and states that the place of Spain in a conference on the subject would be at the side of the Pope.

 

 

 

Nenagh Guardian 3 Sept. 1873 p3

 

 "ONLY AN IRISHMAN." An American paper. in an article under the title of "Only an Irishman :— Berkeley, the philosopher, was only an Irishman. Robert Fulton, the inventor of steam navigation, was only an Irishman, by descent. Curran, the inimitable orator and wit, was only an Irishman, Duns Scotus, the most subtle philosopher of the Middle Ages was only an Irishman. Donegan, editor of the most comprehensive Greek lexicon, was only an Irishman. Drs. Kane and Hayes, the Arctic explorers, were only Irishmen by descent. Marshal Neil, the celebrated engineer, was only an Irishman, by descent. Captain O'Hara Burke, the explorer of the continent of Australia, was only an Irishman. Ossian, the last of the bards of the heroic ages, was only an Irishman. Charles O'Connor, the head of the American Bar, is only an Irishman, by descent. Sarsfield, Marshal of France, and the hero of Fontenoy, was only an Irishman. Kavanagh and Prince Nugent, Marshals of Austria, were only Irishmen. Barry, the greatest personator of  Othello," was only an Irishman. Patrick Clebourne, "the Stonewall Jackson of the South-west," was only an Irishman. Quinn, the greatest personator of " Falstaff," was only an Irishman. St. Brendan, held by eminent authorities to have been the first discoverer of the continent of America, was only an Irishman. Edmund Burke, the greatest statesman that ever stood in the British House of Parliament, was only an Irishman. M'Cormack, the inventor of M'Cormack'e Steam Reaping Machine, is only an Irishman . Marshal M'Mahon, the present head of the French nation, is only an Irishman, by descent. Tom Moore, "the poet of all circles and the idol of his own," was only an Irishman. Marshal O'Donnell, Field Marshal, Prime Minister of Spain, and dictator at one time, was only an Irishman, by descent. O'Connell, the Hercules of moral force agitators, pronounced by Wendell Phillips the most powerful orator he ever heard, was only an Irishman. Virgilius, a bishop who flourished in the eight century, and who was the first to discover the sphericity of the earth, was only an Irishman. Macklin, the great actor, was only an Irishman. It was of his impersonation of " Shylock" that Pope wrote" This is the Jew That Shakespeare drew." " Grattan—ever glorious Grattan—With more than Demosthenes wanted, endue, And his rival, or victor, in all he possessed “so Byron says—was only an Irishman. Father Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance, who administered the total abstinence pledge to upwards of five millions of persons, who accomplished more in his day for the cause of temperance than all  the Anglican and Anglo-American temperance speechifiers that ever shouted themselves hoarse on a temperance platform, was only an Irishman. Horace Greely, the great journalist, statesman, and sociologist, was only an Irishman , by descent. William H. Seward, the ablest Secretary of State America ever had, was only an Irishman, by descent. A T. Stewart, the most successful merchant in the United States, is only an Irishman. Doyle, the caricaturist, perhaps the most versatile of modern artists, was only an Irishman. Hundreds of others, all famous in art, science, and literature, we might easily name without alluding at all to the " Scalawag Irishmen," such as Palmeston. Wellington, Gough, the late Earl of Mayo, Tyndall, or hundreds of others, who, though classed by England among her greatest men, are in reality only Irishmen whose birth right has been bartered away for some English bauble.

 

 

 

FOLKLORE: Joan Grogan. In the townland of upper Athea near the boundary between Limerick & Kerry, Joan Grogan was born in a small house. As a girl she did not seem to be in any way different to others. She was gay and lively. When a young woman she with other girls and boys were on their way to a wake. It was after night fall and the party came to a stream which they should cross.

 

 

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/school-stories-from-folklore-collected-1937-to-39/

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis in Ireland

 

Love Freely Given

 

None of us can live without love. And a bad form of slavery to which we can all fall victim is that of thinking that love must be earned. Perhaps a good part of contemporary man’s anguish comes from this: believing that, if we are not strong, attractive and beautiful, no one will take care of us. Many people nowadays seek visibility only to fill an interior void, as though we were always in need of approval. However, can you imagine a world in which everyone is looking for ways to attract the attention of others, and in which no one is instead willing to freely give love to another person? Imagine a world like this: a world without freely given love! It appears to be a human world but in reality it is hellish. Much of mankind’s narcissism conceals a feeling of loneliness and orphan hood. Behind many forms of behaviour that seem to be unexplainable there lies a question: is it possible that I do not deserve to be called by name, that is, to be loved? Because love always calls [us] by name.

 

—Pope Francis, as quoted in Believe in Love: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2018/09/06/pope-francis-in-ireland-august-2018/

 

 

 

 

 

VISIT TO ST MARY'S PRO CATHEDRAL

 

 

 

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

 

 

 

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral (Dublin) - Saturday, 25 August 2018

 

Good afternoon!

 

 

 

Dear friends,

 

 

 

I am pleased that we can meet in this historic Pro-Cathedral of Saint Mary’s, which has seen countless celebrations of the sacrament of matrimony over the years. Looking out at you, at your youth, I ask myself: so then it isn’t true what everybody says, that young people don’t want to get married! Thank you. Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful. We have a saying in Spanish: “Sorrow shared by two is half a sorrow; joy shared by two is joy and a half”. That is what marriage is like.

 

https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Pope-Francis/Papal-Homilies#Visit_to_the_Cathedral,_St_Mary's_Pro_Cathedral,_83_Marlborough_Street,_North_City,_Dublin_1,_Ireland

 

 

 

RAMBLING House Knockanure 6 September 2018

 

Irish music singing and dancing and some recitations.

 

https://youtu.be/ID7oRo_iQ00

 

 

 

Ballyheigue Pattern Day 2018

 

https://youtu.be/z7KKhTSAIaA

 

 

 

 Wed 19th, THE BEST OF IRISH- A Music Network tour featuring Maírtín O Connor - accordian, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill- vocals and Séamie O Dowd- guitar, fiddle, vocals.

 

 Fri 21st, CULTURE NIGHT- An evening of film, songs, stories and music featuring the best of local talent both young and old with Sonny Egan, Frances Kennedy, John Lynch’s archival films, St John’s Youth Theatre.  Also Shame Love in Shame.  The RTE Radio documentary on One produced by Conor Keane on the life of Peggy McCarthy, will be aired followed by a discussion. All welcome. Admission free. More from 068 22566.

 

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY - takes place on Sunday 23rd September at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games),

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 12th to  19th September,  departing  from  Shannon.  Bus connection from Tralee. Contact 087 665 4296 for further details.

 

PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy

 

from 21st—28th September.

 

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236, to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively you can log on to https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie

 

WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE ON ‘ZERO WASTE’ & ‘INVASIVE SPECIES’:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend two free workshops, this September, in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Zero Waste’: a workshop on highlighting and reducing unnecessary waste, on Monday, September 10, at 7:30pm.  ‘Invasive Species’: a workshop on identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register your place please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources, edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All are welcome to attend.

 

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. The Dromtrasna Challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved through our 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk/Run and 10K Run.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Rainbows offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.

 

 Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience.

 

  Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class.

 

   Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Parents are invited to visit www.rainbowsireland.ie Start date: 19th September at 5.15pm. Info - Toni on 23584.

 

PAPERS:

 

Leinster Express 16 Nov 1833

 

—There is no news in Rome at present, except that an allocution to the Cardinals, which he delivered in a private consistory, the last day of September, has been lately published, in which his Holiness relates all the nefarious attempts which have been made by Don Pedro to upset religion in Portugal, and reprobates them in the strongest terms, threatening to use the spiritual arms which the lord has placed at his disposal. As the Liberals of all Europe are combined with Don Pedro, a great cry out will be excited against the Pope for the bold step he has taken; but he could not well remain silent while religion was trampled in a country which had been always Catholic and faithful."—Limerick Chronicle.

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Tuesday, 31 December, 1867; Page: 2

 

The Spanish Cortes were opened yesterday. The address to the throne refers to the Roman Question, and states that the place of Spain in a conference on the subject would be at the side of the Pope.

 

 

 

Nenagh Guardian 3 Sept. 1873 p3

 

 "ONLY AN IRISHMAN." An American paper. in an article under the title of "Only an Irishman :— Berkeley, the philosopher, was only an Irishman. Robert Fulton, the inventor of steam navigation, was only an Irishman, by descent. Curran, the inimitable orator and wit, was only an Irishman, Duns Scotus, the most subtle philosopher of the Middle Ages was only an Irishman. Donegan, editor of the most comprehensive Greek lexicon, was only an Irishman. Drs. Kane and Hayes, the Arctic explorers, were only Irishmen by descent. Marshal Neil, the celebrated engineer, was only an Irishman, by descent. Captain O'Hara Burke, the explorer of the continent of Australia, was only an Irishman. Ossian, the last of the bards of the heroic ages, was only an Irishman. Charles O'Connor, the head of the American Bar, is only an Irishman, by descent. Sarsfield, Marshal of France, and the hero of Fontenoy, was only an Irishman. Kavanagh and Prince Nugent, Marshals of Austria, were only Irishmen. Barry, the greatest personator of  Othello," was only an Irishman. Patrick Clebourne, "the Stonewall Jackson of the South-west," was only an Irishman. Quinn, the greatest personator of " Falstaff," was only an Irishman. St. Brendan, held by eminent authorities to have been the first discoverer of the continent of America, was only an Irishman. Edmund Burke, the greatest statesman that ever stood in the British House of Parliament, was only an Irishman. M'Cormack, the inventor of M'Cormack'e Steam Reaping Machine, is only an Irishman . Marshal M'Mahon, the present head of the French nation, is only an Irishman, by descent. Tom Moore, "the poet of all circles and the idol of his own," was only an Irishman. Marshal O'Donnell, Field Marshal, Prime Minister of Spain, and dictator at one time, was only an Irishman, by descent. O'Connell, the Hercules of moral force agitators, pronounced by Wendell Phillips the most powerful orator he ever heard, was only an Irishman. Virgilius, a bishop who flourished in the eight century, and who was the first to discover the sphericity of the earth, was only an Irishman. Macklin, the great actor, was only an Irishman. It was of his impersonation of " Shylock" that Pope wrote" This is the Jew That Shakespeare drew." " Grattan—ever glorious Grattan—With more than Demosthenes wanted, endue, And his rival, or victor, in all he possessed “so Byron says—was only an Irishman. Father Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance, who administered the total abstinence pledge to upwards of five millions of persons, who accomplished more in his day for the cause of temperance than all  the Anglican and Anglo-American temperance speechifiers that ever shouted themselves hoarse on a temperance platform, was only an Irishman. Horace Greely, the great journalist, statesman, and sociologist, was only an Irishman , by descent. William H. Seward, the ablest Secretary of State America ever had, was only an Irishman, by descent. A T. Stewart, the most successful merchant in the United States, is only an Irishman. Doyle, the caricaturist, perhaps the most versatile of modern artists, was only an Irishman. Hundreds of others, all famous in art, science, and literature, we might easily name without alluding at all to the " Scalawag Irishmen," such as Palmeston. Wellington, Gough, the late Earl of Mayo, Tyndall, or hundreds of others, who, though classed by England among her greatest men, are in reality only Irishmen whose birth right has been bartered away for some English bauble.

 

 

 

FOLKLORE: Joan Grogan. In the townland of upper Athea near the boundary between Limerick & Kerry, Joan Grogan was born in a small house. As a girl she did not seem to be in any way different to others. She was gay and lively. When a young woman she with other girls and boys were on their way to a wake. It was after night fall and the party came to a stream which they should cross.

 

 

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/school-stories-from-folklore-collected-1937-to-39/

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis in Ireland

 

Love Freely Given

 

None of us can live without love. And a bad form of slavery to which we can all fall victim is that of thinking that love must be earned. Perhaps a good part of contemporary man’s anguish comes from this: believing that, if we are not strong, attractive and beautiful, no one will take care of us. Many people nowadays seek visibility only to fill an interior void, as though we were always in need of approval. However, can you imagine a world in which everyone is looking for ways to attract the attention of others, and in which no one is instead willing to freely give love to another person? Imagine a world like this: a world without freely given love! It appears to be a human world but in reality it is hellish. Much of mankind’s narcissism conceals a feeling of loneliness and orphan hood. Behind many forms of behaviour that seem to be unexplainable there lies a question: is it possible that I do not deserve to be called by name, that is, to be loved? Because love always calls [us] by name.

 

—Pope Francis, as quoted in Believe in Love: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2018/09/06/pope-francis-in-ireland-august-2018/

 

 

 

 

 

VISIT TO ST MARY'S PRO CATHEDRAL

 

 

 

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

 

 

 

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral (Dublin) - Saturday, 25 August 2018

 

Good afternoon!

 

 

 

Dear friends,

 

 

 

I am pleased that we can meet in this historic Pro-Cathedral of Saint Mary’s, which has seen countless celebrations of the sacrament of matrimony over the years. Looking out at you, at your youth, I ask myself: so then it isn’t true what everybody says, that young people don’t want to get married! Thank you. Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful. We have a saying in Spanish: “Sorrow shared by two is half a sorrow; joy shared by two is joy and a half”. That is what marriage is like.

 

https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Pope-Francis/Papal-Homilies#Visit_to_the_Cathedral,_St_Mary's_Pro_Cathedral,_83_Marlborough_Street,_North_City,_Dublin_1,_Ireland

 

Sept 1 2018

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY - takes place on Sunday 23rd September at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Árd Churam Choir and Dancing!! Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit at Árd Churam. Prizes Galore - worth in excess of €1,000! Contact Mairead on 086- 8696341 for information and transport arrangements.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  The Wednesday Club are hosting a fundraising tea dance in Fr. Casey's Club House on Sunday September 9 from 3- 6pm.

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE - Grandparents Pilgrimage Sunday 9th September. Coach Departs : Killarney 7am (Cathedral), Tralee 7:30am (Bus Station), Listowel 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale 8:15am (The Church) Contact 066-7180123.

 

FAREWELL PARTY IN HONOUR OF FR. BERNARD HEALY: A Farewell Party in his honour will be held in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee on Friday 14th September at 8.00pm.

 

CHORAL  UNION  OPEN  NIGHT: If  you would like to give singing with Kerry’s biggest choir a trial, come along to our open night on Wed  5th September  in  Collis  Sandes  House, Oakpark, Tralee at 7.30pm

 

THE  IRISH  CANCER  SOCIETY’S National Conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am –4pm.

 

REPORT from locals who attended the World Meeting of Families in Dublin; Shane Hanrahan, the Hill, was present in Dublin and he writes as follows:

 

 “It was a truly and memorable experience to have attended the World Meeting of Families Congress in the RDS Dublin last week and to have attended my first ever Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday last. To hear Pope Francis Celebrate, Preach and give his blessing at the Mass was so enlivening and inspirational”.

 

Mary Donovan, Glin Road, was also present and writes:

 

“Being a Volunteer at the World Meeting of Families 2018 was indeed a great joy. The people I encountered in the RDS, Croke Park and the Phoenix Park revealed the spirit of kindness, patience and tolerance which is latent in so many. From grandparents, parents, young adults, teenagers, and children flowed a stream of goodwill which culminated each afternoon (Wed, Thurs, Fri) in the celebration of Mass at 4.30 p.m. in the show jumping arena. The people who attended the Croke Park concert exuded serenity, joy and great humour as we shared the gifts and talents of the participants from around the world in the company of Pope Francis. People walked so patiently with elderly parents and young children in the rain to the Papal Mass. Joy radiated from the depths of the souls of people from Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain and Africa. Unfortunately, this joy may have been suppressed by the media in Ireland, but was unashamedly released with new found confidence by people seeking and searching for Truth, Beauty and Kindness. A people who try to lead on a daily basis lives of faith guided by Jesus and the Word of God”.

 

Another person told me about high security at the pro cathedral on Saturday - they had to get Garda clearance and tickets to gain entry. It was very well organised on the day.

 

The pope was very pragmatic and he spoke very well in the cathedral. There were over 350 couples in attendance some couples were married over 50 years. There were also young couples with new-borns and the pope addressed the congregation when a baby cried he said it was like music.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 12th to  19th September,  departing  from  Shannon.  Bus connection from Tralee. Contact 087 665 4296 for further details.

 

PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy

 

from 21st—28th September.

 

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236 to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively you can log on to https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie

 

WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE ON ‘ZERO WASTE’ & ‘INVASIVE SPECIES’:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend two free workshops, this September, in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Zero Waste’: a workshop on highlighting and reducing unnecessary waste, on Monday, September 10, at 7:30pm.  ‘Invasive Species’: a workshop on identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register your place please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources, edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All are welcome to attend.

 

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET:  The Men’s Shed hope to attend the Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 7 with a selection of handmade goods. Jon, Morgan, Seamus, Helga and I as well as the members of the Men’s shed look forward to your welcome support.

 

 

 

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. The Dromtrasna Challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved through our 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk/Run and 10K Run.

 

NEWS:  There is going to be another Harnett Reunion and this time it’s going International!  It will be based at the Devon Inn Hotel on the weekend of July 11-14 next year.

 

 

 

GROTTO: Kerry Champion 14 August 1954

 

Consecration of Listowel Shrine erected at O’Connell’s Avenue, Listowel. Erected by voluntary labour. Statue and railings were donated. Subscriptions were mainly from the residents, all the organising committee are from the Avenue. (See paper for full report, blessing on Sunday next)

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 21 August 1954

 

Beautiful Grotto at O’Connell’s Avenue was blessed by P J Canon Brennan, P.P. V.F accompanied by two curates Frs Dillon and Moore. Windows in the avenue were also decorated. (see paper for more)

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, September 04, 1954; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

Bishop’s Visit to Listowel

 

Most Rev. Doctor Moynihan, Bishop of Kerry visited Listowel on Friday evening last and went to O’Connell’s Avenue to see the Marian Year shrine which has been erected there. His Lordship was accompanied by Canon Brennan who blessed the shrine on August 16th last.

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, February 19, 1955; Page: 2

 

A BEAUTIFUL Marian Shrine, designed on the lines of the famous Grotto of Lourdes and erected by voluntary labour, was unveiled and blessed at Killocrim, North Kerry, on Sunday afternoon by Very Rev. Pater Canon O'Sullivan, P.P., V.F., Listowel Assisted by Rev. T. Moore, C.C., Listowel. A large attendance witnessed the ceremony.( a procession was held before the blessing, see paper for more details)

 

In  charge of the shrine was a committee of  which Mrs. Elizabeth O'Halloran is Chairman and Mr. John Beasley Secretary, the other members being:— Miss Margaret Cronin, Mrs. J. Beasley, Miss Mary Griffin; Mrs. T . Hayes, Mrs. Corridan . Messrs Sean Hayes, John Kissane, Michael Hennessy, Timothy Griffin Dermot Hayes, Moss Purtill, Garrett Stack, Timothy Lynch, jack Neville, Eddie Harnett, James Hennessey. 

 

The builder and designer of the shrine was Mr. Jack Enright, St. Marys, Dromerin, Listowel.

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, May 07, 1955; Page: 2

 

BLESSING OF GROTTO AT BANEMORE, LIXNAW , On Sunday last by Rev. James O’Keeffe, C.C. assisted by Rev D Hickey C.C. Rev N Browne P. P., was  also present.

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, 14.05.1955, page 1

 

At Annual meeting of Ballylongford Muintir na Tire, the chairman Mr J Walsh NT, thanked all who helped financially and otherwise to provide the beautiful Marian Grotto.

 

 

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:  We welcome our Holy Father Pope Francis who attended the WMOF2018.  It is a very special weekend for our country and all Catholics in the world as over 45,000 celebrated WMOF2018 at the RDS. This is an International gathering, which takes place once every three years.  11,000 people travelled from 116 countries to be present.

 

World Meeting of Families.

 

WMF 23 August 2018

 

https://youtu.be/uq4nsPdPUxg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRINGING BACK THE SHOWBANDS CONCERT returns to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Thursday next 30th Aug.

 

Duagh Concert 30 Aug 2018

 

https://youtu.be/P_IHa-SrVEQ

 

28 August 2018

VMM INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF LAY MISSION:  VMM would like to reconnect with returned volunteers who participated on our projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America throughout the years and invite you to our Gathering and Gala Dinner celebrations in Dublin on September 1st.. For more details: http://www.vmminternational.org/vmm-international-celebrates-50th-anniversary/

 

 

 

GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sunday September 9th.  Bus leaving Tralee at  7.30am. Contact O’Sheas on 066 7180123 to book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2018:  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sun. Sept 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSPAPERS: Kerryman 13 Sept. 1969 page 3.

 

Four Kerry priest ordained at St Brendan’s in Killarney by Dr Moynihan. Fr Tom Looney of Killarney, the first from town in 25 years. Fr Francis O Doherty of Headford. Fr D Leahy of Brosna. Fr Pat Harrington of Glengarriffe, Mill Hill Father. First three priests are going to serve in England shortly.

 

 

 

 Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Thursday, 22 April, 1976; Page: 9

 

DEATH OF AFRICAN MISSIONARY

 

Rev. Richard Fitzgerald, S.M.A., who has died in Nigeria at the age of 69, was a native of Brosna, Co. Kerry. Ordained in 1933, with the exception of two years in Ireland, he ministered overseas —England, two years; Australia, nine and 30 years in Nigeria.

 

His nephew, Rev. T. Cullinane, S.M.A., is a missionary in Kaduna, Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REV. THOMAS J. BUCKLEY

 

NYTimes

 

Mass., where he had been living at Hammond Hall, a rest home for priests. He was 68 years old. Father Buckley was born in Listowel in County Kerry, Ireland, was ordained a priest in 1904 and came to America in 1908. Other! churches

 

July 04, 1949 - - Print Headline: "REV. THOMAS J. BUCKLEY"

 

 

 

 REV. J. E. CORRIDAN, PASTOR IN THE BRONX; Priest of St. John Chrysostom's Church Succumbs While on Visit to Ireland, from NYTimes

 

Rev. James E. Corridan, pastor of St. John Chrysostom's Roman Catholic Church, 985 East 167th Street, the Bronx, died in Listowel, Ireland, on Wednesday, after a long illness, according to word received here yesterday.

 

September 25, 1937 - - Print Headline: "REV. J. E. CORRIDAN, PASTOR IN THE BRONX; Priest of St. John Chrysostom's Church Succumbs While on Visit to Ireland"

 

 

 

 REV. JOHN BROSNAN from NY Times

 

June 6 1947, for a vacation in his native land. He was stricken ill June 26 while visiting his brother, James, in Tralee. Born in Listowel, he studied for six years at the Irish College in Paris and was ordained in October, 1890. Three

 

August 01, 1947 - - Print Headline: "REV. JOHN BROSNAN"

 

Mgr. James Fitzmaurice  Feb 27. Fitzmaurice, rector of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia , a brother of Bishop Fitzmaurice of Erie and one of the best-known clergymen in Pennsylvania.,  died  here  t o-night  after  a  long illness. He was Born in County Kerry NY Times 28 Feb 1906

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRAILA

 

The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Sat 5 Apr 1941 Page 4

 

DEATH OF PIONEER IRISH PRIEST .

 

The death of Rev. Father Michael Joseph Barry occurred in Brisbane this morning at the age of 82 years. One of the pioneer Irish priests to come to Australia, he arrived in Brisbane in 1884. He was a native of County Kerry. He worked in several parts of the archdiocese and latterly at Blackall and Ipswich. He had lived in retirement for many years. A Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Stephen's Cathedral at 10 a.m. on Monday, at which Archbishop Duhig will preside. After Mass

 

the funeral will move to Nudgee cemetery.

 

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

 

 The Rose of Tralee International Festival is an international event which is celebrated among Irish communities all over the world. The Festival, held annually in the town of Tralee in County Kerry, takes its inspiration from a 19th-century ballad of the same name about a woman called Mary, who because of her beauty was called "The Rose of Tralee". The words of the song are credited to C. (or E.) Mordaunt Spencer and the music to Charles William Glover, but a story circulated in connection with the festival claims that the song was written by William Pembroke Mulchinock, a wealthy Protestant, out of love for Mary O'Connor, a poor Catholic maid in service to his parents.[1]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose of Tralee Festival 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/NTODePz9PNY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments area

 

 

 

Preview YouTube video Street Music Rose of Tralee August 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting of Families

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/F4a4jPVkH9E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop World of Families Dublin

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/3_IbKu2N8Fk