Knockanure Notes – 1st July, 2012

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 9th July 2012. Sean Hurley from Kerry Radio will be in attendance on the Day. If attending please ring the office on 068 49799. All are Welcome.

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Wednesday 11th July, 2012. Coach leaves Knockanure, Moyvane via Tarbert and Glin. Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 or Nuala at 068 36166.

FLEADH: Kieran Flavins results from Kerry Fleadh, Whistle – 1st; Bodhran – 1st; Flute – 2nd; Duet with Timmy Flaherty Moyvane – 2nd .

SILVER: Congratulations to Kerry Ann Finucane  who won a silver medal in the U 16 Javelin at the recent Community Games County Final.

THANKS: Flavin family Gortdromagownagh  welcomed the Chernobyl Children who arrived on Saturday 30th June 2012.   Thanks to the generosity of people from the locality and beyond who supported our fund raising events we are able to bring eighteen children and two interpreters from Belarus who will stay with various families in the North Kerry region for four weeks. This stay will be of immense benefit to their health and well being.  For most of these children this will be the only holiday they will ever have in their lifetime.  Again thanks to everyone who supported us in making this trip of a lifetime possible.

SCHOOL: The Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure N.S. would like to thank sincerelyall those who helped outwith our official openingand blessing evening. We are especially gratefulto Roin Bomber Liston who performed the opening, Fr. John Lucid who officiated at the blessing, Leo Finucane who donated the plaque, the members of our parents association, parents who worked so hard on the night and all wo contributed in any way towards making the 18th May 2012 a nght to remember for our school. Votes of sympathy were passed at a recent meeting of the B.O.M of S.C.C. to  The Flavin Family, Trien; The Stack Family, Dromurhur; The Reidy Family Upper Athea; The Lane Family of Kilmeaney and The Keane Family of Kilmeaney on their recent bereavements.

KDYS Listowel: Enroll now for “Summer Sensations” KDYS, Upper Church St. Listowel on 068 23744.

CAMP:  Multi-Sport Camp for kids 6-12 years – Monday to Friday 10am – 2.30pm in Moyvane Community Centre on July 2nd to 6th. Booking Essential Limited places. Ring Brendan 087 1515627 or Maggie on 087 9866533.

VINTAGE Day in Knockdown in July 15th  .

CAR Boot Sale and indoor market in aid of West Limerick 102 Community Radio will be held on Sunday 8thJuly at Newcastle West Community Centre from 9am to 3 pm.

ST JOHN’S: Friday July 6th, The Great Hunger; Wed. 11th, Nuada, an evening of folksongs and drama, details from 068 22566.

THOUGHT: We cannot avoid the burdens of life, but we do have a choice as to whether we carry them on the strength of our own backs or yoke ourselves to our Lord who has promised to get under the load with us and make our burdens light. Says, Al Cadenhead.

COMMUNIRY Alert Knockanure: A meeting of the committee took place in Knockanure Community Centre on Monday night at 8pm.

Defibrillator service is waiting to be operated in Knockanure.  We urgently need more Responders to operate the service.  We request all young people over the age of sixteen to come along to a meeting in Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday night 5th July, 2012 at 8pm.  This qualification would be of enormous advantage to you going forward on your CV.  Also any adults who are willing to become Responders are urgently needed for this very important service.

CHOIR: Anyone interested in singing with the choir on Sunday morning is most welcome.  If interested, please contact Eileen Horan or Bridget McCarthy.

HAPPY 100th birthday to John Neenan who is father of Maria Moran of Keylod.

THANKS: On behalf of Knockanure Tidy Towns we wish to convey our thanks to Community Worker, Henry Finucane, in keeping the Village and its environs clean and tidy.  We also want to remind residents to do their ‘bit’ before the forthcoming Adjudication.

WHEELCHAIR Association Shop are appealing for donation of uniforms from primary & secondary level local schools.

DEPRESSION:  Kerry Relatives Support Group meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm.  (Next meeting  July 4th).  Call Kate on 087-2993142 .

CAMP; Multi-Sport Camp for kids 6-12 years – Monday to Friday 10am – 2.30pm in Moyvane Community Centre on July 2nd to 6th and in Athea Community Hall from July 16th to July 20th  .Booking Essential Limited places.  Ring Brendan 087 1515627 or Maggie on 087 9866533.

KDYS Listowel Summer Activities for 14 – 17 year olds

Monday 16th July Bowling in Tralee.  Tuesday 17th Maherees Water Sports.Wednesday 18th Karting, and Cinema Limerick.  Thursday 19th Eclipse Activity Centre, Sneem.  Friday 20th Quazar and Shopping Cork.  Bookings to KDYS, Upper Church St. Listowel on 068 23744.

NUNDAY attracted a huge crowd to Listowel on Sat. 30th June 2012,great to see pleasant crowd with 1400 Nuns dressed for the occasion see more at

LOUGH Derg pilgrimage on July 27-29,  contact 068 31232.

DEATH has taken in London of Mary Dunne, daughter of Michael Culhane and Eileen Scanlon of Leitrim East. Mary is survived by her husband and three children, her brother Michael, sisters Nell, Kitty and Anna.

DEATH took place on 22nd June 2012 of Michael O Sullivan of Coilbee, Listowel aged about 90 years. He was laid to rest at St Michael’s Cemetery Listowel after requiem Mass in Listowel Church on 25th of June 2012 beside his parents, John O Sullivan who died in 1947 and Nora O Connor who died in August 1983. Michael is survived by his brother Paddy and was predeceased by his sisters Nellie Kelly and Mary O Connor  she died in 1949 aged 28 years.

Death has taken place of Mary Nolan, (née Prendergast) of Carbery House, Mountcharles, Co. Donegal. Mary is survived  by her sons, Tom, Stephen, John and Robert and daughters Barbara, Joanna and Eleanor, her 13 grandchildren, her sister and brothers and daughters-in-law, sons-in-law and wide circle of friends. Requiem Mass for Mary Nolan was celebrated at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Mountcharles on Sunday 24th June 2012, Mary was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Mary Nolan was born at Firies and was predeceased by her husband Michael Nolan who is descended from the Nolan’s from Moyvane South.

Recently Deceased; Noleen O’Brien nee Reidy and Maureen Enright, England and of Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: James O Connell, Joyce Mannix, Kate Faley, Patrick O Dowd, Dan Donoghue, Dick Hudson, Liam Buckley, Eileen Stack, Bridie Costelloe, Johnny Horgan, Catherine Kilkelly, Jeremiah Carmody, Kit Windle, Mrs Kiely, Breda Walsh; Mass on Tues 3rd at 7.30pm for James Mahony, at the      request of Newtownsandes Co-Op; Mass on Wed. 4th 7.30pm For the People of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 5th Knockanure 7.30pm Private Intention also for the First Friday; Mass on Fri. 6th at  7.30pm for Eamonn & Pat Sweeney; mass on Sat. 7th  at  7.30pm      for Bridie Reilly; Mass on Sun. 8th at 10.00am for Timothy & Mary Murphy and the 11.00am      Mass in Moyvane is for Fr. Jimmy Kissane & the deceased members of the Kissane Family.   

Diocesan Collection on Saturday and Sunday 7th & 8th July for the Sick & Retired Priests.

CHURCH News; First Friday of the Month.  Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

Confessions every Saturday at 7.15pm before the Vigil Mass.

Scriptural Reflection Group meet in the Presbytery on Friday nights at 8pm.  Everyone welcome.

Adoration  Moyvane,  Sun.  4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed.10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Readers:-   Vigil, Michelle Corridan; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure Sunday 7th July, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.
Collectors for July, Vigil, Kay O’Hanlon & Ronan Kearney; 11am Eileen Collins & Patricia Galvin; Knockanure, Jerry Woods.

CEMETERY Mass at St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel on July 3rd and Mass at John Paul 11 Cemetery on July 4th. Duagh July 26th at 8pm.

KERRYMAN: Kerryman of June and July 1932 carried articles on the Eucharistic Congress and the travels of dignitaries who came for the great occasion. Tralee Library have the original copies of the Kerryman available. Also mentioned was Ballybunion which was the training ground for the Olympic Athletes. July 2nd  edition reports,  4,000 left Kerry by train for the Congress. A train was arriving every quarter of an hour at Kingsbridge from 3.45 onwards. Hundreds of buckets of water were provided for the thirsty crowd. Knockanure man James Kirby  home for Congress visits relations. Midnight Mass in Listowel celebrated by Fr White and on the organ was Mr Purcell. School children had the week off for the congress. Archbishop Hayes of New York visits his mothers birthplace Killarney. Tailteann Games opened at Croke Park. July 16th 1932, reports  800 passengers arriving at Galway most are going to climb Croagh Patrick. Other news, De Valera’s mother died in America, she was born in 1856. London Conference breakdown.