The death occurred last weekend of Paddy Batt Patrick Murphy, of Mein. His remains were removed from Dave Leahy's Funeral Home to St Mary's Church and burial was in the family plot in Knockane Cemetery. In his 99th year he had facilities up to the and passed away peacefully in Lystol Nursing Home Listowel where had spent the last few years. There he made great friendships with fellow residents including Brosna men Maurice Curtin and retired vet. Michael Flanagan. Paddy was a great conversationalist with a mine of information on subjects of past happenings not alone in the parish but elsewhere. A noted musician Paddy played in virtually all the local dancehalls including Connie's Loft, The Lower Hall, Headley's Bridge and Killconlea. In his youth he played football with the Knocknagoshel Juniors in the Castleisland District League. A day in his boyhood days he recalled many a time was that January day in 1923 when Denis O'Connor better known as Young Denny was shot dead in an encounter between Republicans and Free State Forces adjacent to his home. Injured in that encounter was Jerry Lyons. Both Jerry and his slane comrade Young Denny were taken into Paddy's old home where they were administered the last rites by a curate from Knocknagoshel before been taken to Abbeyfeale Barracks.

Jerry was then taken as prisoner and placed in Limerick Jail and Young Denny's remains were interred in Knockane Graveyard. A few years ago Paddy was accorded the honour of unveiling the Monument erected by John Houlihan of the National Graves on the roadside where the tragedy of 90years ago occurred. Paddy was the last of his family to pass away and we extend sincere sympathy to all his relatives and friends.


By air and sea emigrants are daily arriving from foreign lands to spend Christmas with family members for Christmas.


All local coursing enthusiasts are really looking forward to the upcoming Abbeyfeale coursing meeting. It is to be hoped some greyhound from these parts will lift some stake. It certainly would be nice to win a trial stake and qualify for Clonmel in late February.


Locals are over the moon at the steady progress by J J Hanrahan of Currow on the International Rugby fields. JJ's mother hails from Knockbrack.


Congratulations to the staff of Leahy's Post Office and our two local postmen Gerard Hartnett and Jerry Brosnan who handled and delivered a very heavy mail in the run up to Christmas.


Christmas greetings to all readers of these notes at home and abroad and every good wish for 2014.


ST.MICHAEL'S COLLEGE LOTTO JACKPOT Numbers: 1, 4, 13, 21. No Winner. Lucky Dip Winners: 20euro to Teresa Stack, Irremore, Brendan Mulvihill, Knockreagh, Mary Grimes, Greenville, Ger Dowling, Moyvane. Ticket Sellers Prize: Billy Kissane 2nd Year Next draw in January 2014 (date to be confirmed )Prize:1,400 euro

Merry Christmas and thanks to all who supported our Lotto in 2013 from St Michael's College Parents Council.


Listowel Christmas Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Literary & Cultural Centre, The Square, Listowel on Friday December 27th from 9 pm. Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music, song, dance & storytelling in an informal setting. Admission free, tea/coffee served. For more information tel. (068) 22212/57927.


WISHING all a Happy Christmas and a fulfilling New Year, thanks to all who contributed to the notes.

CHRISTMAS Eve Mass 24th at 7.30pm in Knockanure and 9.00pm in Moyvane and Mass on Wed. 25th Christmas Day 10.00am Knockanure and 11.00am Moyvane.


Knockanure Sacristan's Annual Collection will take place as usual on the 24th/25th December. Envelopes at back of Church

The Annual Christmas Samaritan Collection will held in Moyvane and Knockanure on December 24th and December 25th.


was held at the Community Centre in Knockanure on Thursday night last 19th December, great credit is due to all the artists, singers, performers, teachers and staff of both the school and community Centre for all their work.


in aid of MS will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Dec. 27th.


at Ballybunion on Christmas Day, start at 12.30pm in aid of Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue.


in Ballylongford on 29th December. There was a Hunt in Knockanure on last Sunday Week.


at Ballyheigue Beach on Jan. 4th.


will be performed at St John's from 2nd to 5th Jan. 2014, details from 068 22566.


Noreen Buckley, Kitty Bowden, Jim Sheehy, Nora Mai Broderick, Paddy Healy, John Joe Sheehy, Ted Brosnan, Michael Brosnan, Sr. Carmel Beasley, Jack O Brien, Bridget Finucane, Hannie Quinn, Tom Walsh, Bridie Hanrahan, Vincent Dillon, Sean Broderick, Timmy Dillane, Maureen Sheehy, Denny McEnery, Fr William O Brien, Jim Kelly, Edward Walsh, Kit Ahern, Myra Downey, Elizabeth Lynch, Sr. Gregory Dillon, Catherine Kennedy, Michael Kissane, Pat Dalton, Fr Daniel Dee, Peg Dillon, Sr. Patricia O Connor, Peggy Mahony, Mass on Mon. 23rd t 7.30pm for Jack O'Brien. Mass on Tues. 24th Christmas Eve Knockanure at 7.30pm for Timothy & Oliver Leahy and 9.00pm Mass in Moyvane for Brendan Ben Mulvihill. Mass on Wed. 25th Christmas Day 10.00am Knockanure and 11.00am Moyvane .

Mass on Fri. 27th at 7.30pm for Maureen Sheehy. Mass on Sat. 28th at 7.30pm Denis & Nora Hanrahan & the deceased members of the Hanrahan Family. Mass on Sun. 29th at 10.00am for Sheila & Jack O'Connor and the 11.00am Mass is for Denis McEnery.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill, 11.00am Karina Stack;

Knockanure, 10.00am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald

December 29th Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.


This years edition again contains a host of photos and articles; George Langan continues his family tree, have a look at for an insight into his extensive collection. Tom Ahern continues with his usual interesting articles, which include his first Munster Hurling Final at Thurles in 1973, Dubliners, John Sheahan and West Limerick connection, he also recalls Deels Views and Desmond News. David O Riordan has several articles and pictures. Eileen O Brien recalls Christmas in Earlier Times. Louis Byrne remembers the Franciscans in Limerick. Patrick Lynch remembers Monakyle Graveyard and gives us Random Thoughts. Joe Quill has a wide ranging information page. Clounleharde School Reunion is recalled. Peg Prendeville, make report on trips to Krakov and Inisheer. Estuary swim is recalled by Marie Geohegan. Well deserved tribute to Pat Brosnan also included. Obituary of many who passed away during the year. Tom Donovan has Songs. Dillane Family Glenstar a History. Writers Week Trip to historic sites recalled. Frank Phelan remembers Sam Ryder's Cup and more. Ann Gardiner gives us Christmas Compromise and Jer Kennelly has a number of pictures and snippets from home and abroad.



MARIAN HALL BLOTTO: There was no winner of last week's Jackpot. Numbers drawn were: 6 15 19 29. Lucky dips: €100 Connie O'Driscoll-Murphy, Bruach na Gaile, Moyvane. €50 T. Flaherty, c/o Nora Fitz. €20 each: Kathleen Liston, Athea. Aoife, Chloe & Shauna Walsh, Gortdromagouna. Caroline Maune, Woodgrove. Aneas Forde, Templeglantine. John Gentleman, Tralee. Free Tickets: Joseph O'Connor, Cockhill, Tarbert. Tony O'Gorman, Ballybunion. Mike & Valerie Brosnan, Woodgrove, Moyvane. Triona Costello, Church Road, Ballybunion. Nora Stack, Asdee. Next draw will be on Thursday, January 02 at Bingo in the Marian Hall and the Jackpot will be €10,000.


The Mens Div 4B team's last game was against Dingle on Tues. night and they enjoyed a 4-2 win. The team was Jamie Elliott, Timmy Noonan, John McGrath and Ivan O'Brien. This win means Moyvane will contest all finals on Jan.8thin Tralee, Div 3 Men and Ladies, Div 4 Ladies and for the first time we are guaranteed a win in the Div4 men as our A and B teams will face each other in a final which will make interesting watching as neither will give an inch. Best of luck to all. The Mixed Leagues will now take over and a few games have already been played. On Wed. night Moyvane hosted a clash with County (Tralee) and Moyvane won 4-3. The team was Helen Browne, Carmel Hudson, Jeanelle Griffin, James Flaherty, James Sheehan, Kevin Kennelly and Chris McCarthy. Wed. night was the Club Christmas tournament, Winners in the Mens were; James Flaherty & Ollie Conyard, 2nd William Flaherty & John Newman and 3rd Ivan O'Brien & Timmy O'Flaherty. Ladies winners were Eileen Roche & Elaine Hudson, 2nd Krystle Crowley & Louise Behan. A very happy Christmas to everyone and we'll all be back playing on Thurs. Jan.2nd @ 8pm.


Training continues every Wednesday at 8.00pm and Saturday at 8.00am and 9.30am in the sportsfield. New members always welcome. Boro Brigade would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!


Monday, December 23 Mass in Moyvane at 7.30pm for Jack O'Brien, Moyvane Village. Tuesday, Christmas Eve, December 24 Mass in Knockanure at 7.30pmfor Timothy & Oliver Leahy, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna. and in Moyvane at 9.00pm. for Ben Mulvihill. Masses on Christmas morning will be at 10.00amin Knockanure and 11.00am in Moyvane. Thursday, December 26 no Mass in Moyvane. Friday, December 27, Mass in Moyvane for Maureen Sheehy, Leitrim Middle.

Saturday, December 28 Mass in Moyvane at 7.30pm for Denis & Nora Hanrahan & the deceased members of the Hanrahan Family.

Sunday, December 29 Mass in Knockanure at 10.00am for Sheila & Jack O'Connor. Mass in Moyvane at 11.00am for Denis McEnery, Tubbertoureen.

There will be no Mass in Moyvane on Monday, December 30 or Tuesday, December 31.


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