Knockanure Notes – 1st April, 2013

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre,  takes place on Monday 8th April 2013. Come and enjoy a 4 Course meal with music and dance.  All welcome.

Ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome just come along.. Information officer at Knockanure Community Centre on the 1st , 3rd & 4th, Monday of each month. Medical Card Forms, Farm Assist, Social Welfare Queries, Housing and much more free & Confidential Service Phone 068 49799.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane brothers, Aaron and Sean Slemon who came 15th and 1st in The World Irish Dancing Championships in Boston recently.

SCOR Finals at Tintean on Sunday 7 April.

THANKS to all who helped in the Easter ceremonies, much preparation and organising goes on behind the scene, it is great to see so many volunteers, where would we be without them.

DIVINE MERCY: Devotions at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday next, April 7th, from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm.  Confessions will begin at 2.30pm.  All are most welcome!
Devotions in St. Mary’s Church Tarbert, at 3.00p.m. on Divine Mercy Sunday April 7th.

YEAR OF FAITH “On Being Catholic”  A series of 10 video talks by Fr. Robert Barron will take place in the Parish Meeting Room on 5 consecutive weeks, beginning Tuesday April 9th & Wednesday 10th at 7.30pm. sharp. Everybody welcome.

KNOCK; You are invited to Come  and Pray with Us at Knock Shrine. First Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Celebrating the Year of Faith, Saturday April 20th from 10am to 5pm to a wonderful day of Talk, Workshops, Prayer, Adoration, Rosary, Blessing of the Sick, Eucharistic Procession etc. For more information and booking a seat on the Bus contact Ena on 0860562472 or Margaret on 0872278599.

CANTILLON 2013; a nationwide public Forum on Economics and Entrepreneurship will be held at the Institute of Technology, Tralee on April 11th& 12th. Information and ticket price options available at Tel: Deirdre/086 852 4222

WRITING: Classes for Young People from age 13 to 16 years will be held in the Seanchaí Literary Centre, Listowel on Tuesday, April 2nd & Wednesday, April 3rd from 10am to 12 midday each day. To book tel. (068) 22212, e-mail [email protected].

HEEL PRIK CARD: After March 31, the HSE plans to destroy the blood samples of Irish children born between 1984 and 2002. Heel Prik Card rescued from destruction and sent to you. You can obtain a form at or phone the HSE at 1850 24 1850. You need to have the forms, copies of birth certs etc .

INFORMATION Morning at IT Tralee for entrepreneurs on 11 April from 9am to 2pm, details, from

ORGAN Donor awareness week continues to April 6th.

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY with Fr. Frank Downes OP  on Sat.13th April, 10.30am-4.30pm.   Sat. 20th April: 2 – 6 pm;  Mindfulness – the practice of cultivating moment to moment awareness in our lives. Presenter: Norma Buckley. Booking 066-7134276.  E.mail: [email protected]

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr John Dalton, Ted Keane, James Cunningham, Jason Toolan, Willie O Sullivan, Eily Carr, Mai Hickey, Georgie O Donnell, John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmy Keane, Jackie Broderick, Fr Tom Daly, Nora Buckley, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly, Paddy Scanlon, Mary of the Sacred Heart Leahy, Margaret Ahern, Joe Stack, Matt Costelloe, Joe Walsh, Fr Mike Dalton, Michael Sweeney, Jeremiah F Barry, Mary Agnes Brown, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe; Mass on Tues. 2nd  at 7.30pm for  Patrick Hughes; Mass on Wed. 3rd at 9.15am for Nora & Bill Buckley, Church Rd., Mass on Thurs. 4th Knockanure 7.30pm for Mary Enright; Mass on Fri. 5th at 7.30pm for Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke; Mass on Sat. 6th at 7.30pm  for Sean, Aggie & Anthony Aherne; Mass on Sun. 7th 10.00am for Tim & Hanna Leahy  and the 11.00am Mass is for Noreen Kiely; Mass on Tues. 9th Knockanure at 7.30pm for Paddy & Catherine Hanrahan.

Mass was celebrated for Bill Tierney late of Ardagh, Newcastle West, and Australia, by Fr Larry Madden in Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh, on Tuesday 19th March 2013. He was a step-brother to John Joe and Bernard Kennelly Ardagh and he died in Melbourne, Australia, last June.  The Mass was followed by the burial of ashes in the old Cemetery Abbeyfeale.

CHURCH News; Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Wed. 10.00pm to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Readers:- Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure, Mary O’Flaherty. Please return your Trocaire Boxes to the Church.

COURSE: Names are currently being taken for a new four week course in strategic business planning to be run at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday evenings starting in April from 7pm to 9pm, Further details from 068 24700.

Names are currently being taken for a new course in meditation to be run at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Group/individual sessions available upon request. Further details from [email protected]

ART: An exhibition of art works by Limerick Lady Associates in tribute to Charlotte Grace O’Brien can be viewed in the Red Door Gallery Newcastle West. Charlotte was the daughter of William Smith O’Brien Cahermoyle, Ardagh, and the 1848 patriot. Charlotte was a novelist and poet, and associated with helping the women who travelled on Ships that left Cobh for a new life in America.

SENIORS:  a roadmap to successful ageing was recently launched by Míchael O Muircheartaigh. Produced by Home Instead Senior Care with the support of Age Action and the HSE, the Guidebook features advice and information on a wide range of issues. They include allowances and entitlements, medical health and nutrition matters, home safety information legal and financial information, care options for older people, new technology bereavement and lots more. It also contains a directory of older person’s organizations, and useful contacts. To order a free copy of the Guidebook call1890 989 755 or log on to to download a pdf of the Guidebook.

MOVIE: Anthony Hopkins is the star of this months Movies That Matter, Shadowlands.  This movies is about C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, who leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham.  It will be shown in the Ardfert Retreat Centre at 7.30p.m on April 11th.

WALK: Sunday 28th April at 9a.m. Kilmorna to Listowel  8km road walk which will parallel the yet to be developed railway section. This is being organised following the successful Listowel-Abbeyfeale-Listowel road/GST cycle on St. Patrick’s Day with about 70 participants.

ALL IRELAND: The Irish debating team from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef of Abbeyfeale are 2013 all Ireland champions in the Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh they won on 21st March 2013 in Portlaoise, against teams from Athlone, Thurles and Lucan in the final.

Competing were Laura O’Donoghue, Patricia Murphy and Niamh Morris, all are in second year.

Over 150 teams from schools throughout Ireland competed in Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh, their teachers,  Patricia Hennessy and Eileen Lawlor.

RDS 10th and 11th of April Energy Show 2013.

NZ: farmers get a payout boost to soften the drought’s blow.

THOUGHT: Doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life. It is worse than useless; it does positive harm. Something of “The image of Christ’ must be seen and observed by others in our private life, and habits, and character, and doings. James Charles J. C. Ryle

ATHEA Drama Group Celebrated 21 Years of acting in March 2013. They presented a play by John B Keane called Manny Young Men of Twenty. Directed by Theresa O Halloran.Cast, Annette O Donnell, Margaret Reidy, Tommy Denihan, Donal Woulfe, Oliver McGrath, Hannah Mai Collins, Tom Enright, Roger Ryan, Theresa O Halloran, Carol O Connor, Kevin O Keeffe, Tom O Keeffe, Jack Denihan, Lal Browne, Lorcan McAuliffe, Saoirse Redmond, Box Player Kieran Flavin,Set, Noel Ambrose and Martin Dalton. Backstage, Amina Parkes and Damien Ahern. Makeup Joan Griffin. Front of house, Sean Barrett, Mary Kelly, Francie Flavin and Dan Griffin. Lights/ Sound, Declan O Carroll.
Cast of 1992 Production, Director Oliver McGrath; Cast, Lillian O Carroll, Theresa Mullane, Mick Ahern, Donal de Barra, Con Fitzgerald, Betty Murphy, Raymond Enright, Jimmy Dee, Christina Brouder, Mike Sheahan, Theresa O Halloran, Pat Brosnan, Teddy Murphy, Joan Griffin, Patricia Quinn, J J O Connor and Box Player Francie Flavin.
Productions;  Manny Young Men of Twenty 1992, Sive, ’93, Buds of Ballybunion ’94, The Field ’95, Nano ’96, I Do Not Like Thee Dr. Fell ’97, The factory Girls ’98, Big Maggie ’99, The year of the hiker ‘2000, The Chastitute ‘’02, The Cripple of Innishmaan ’03, Moll ’06, The Country boy ’07, The Cobweb’s Glory ’08, The Curse of Josie Ward ’09, Unforgiven ’10, The Man >From Clare ’11, Lovely Leitrim ’12.  More at