Knockanure Notes – 1st June, 2008

COMMUNITY CENTRE: The next Active Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place on Monday the 9th June 2008. If attending please ring the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m, Monday to Friday
Anybody wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings Birthdays Funerals etc) Please contact the office at 068 49799 or Mobile No 086 8392787.
TICKETS are now available from any member of the Committee for the Knockanure Community Centre Draw.
EXAM Students need the support of all of us over the coming weeks.
KNOCK Rosary Rally is on June 7th, details from 066 712 4519. Legion of Mary trip to Knock, details from 068 31232.
HOSPICE: Kerry Hospice Sunflower Day will take place on Friday & Saturday, June 13 & 14th.
WALK: Charity walk in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital leaves the Square Abbeyfeale on Sunday June 8th, details from 087 617 7777; Walk in aid of Nano Nagle Summer Camp will be held from the Marian Hall Moyvane on Sunday June 29th starting at 6.30pm, sponsorship cards are available from Moyvane ICA.
ST PIO: Monday evening Mass on May 26th last in Listowel was celebrated by Fr O Connor assisted by Fr Kerin and Fr Ermelindo who was a friend of Padre Pio. The church was packed even the front seats were full well before the mass started, many extra hymns and prayers were recited and people were willing to spend over two hours waiting patiently to be individually blessed by St Pio’s mitten which was enclosed in a special frame. It was noticeable the number of young people and children in attendance.
DORE a drug free solution to Dyslexia, ADD, Aspergers and other behavioral and learning issues will be discussed at Seanchai Centre on Saturday June 7th from noon to 2pm, details from 068 234 29
TINTEAN: Brendan Shine will be at Tintean on Friday June 6th and the Tintean Players present the Troubled Bachelors on Friday June 13th.
FEILE Cheoil will be held in Lixnaw on the 14th and 15th of June.
GALTIMORE Ballroom in Cricklewood which opened on St Patrick’s Day 1952 is to be replaced by apartments and retail stores.
SUV’S could escape new tyre noise regulations according to news reports.
MAGAZINE: Tarbert Comprehensive School Magazine is now available, it contains over a hundred pages, the theme of the book is It’s a Beautiful Life.
HEALTH: A big crowd of men from Athea and district were at the Colbert Memorial Hall for health checks and advice on Wednesday last several professional health providers were present, the atmosphere was calm and jovial with no obvious sick people present except for some overweight individuals who no doubt got warnings, which will not be heeded except by the slim minority. Absent from the show was the natural health food and vegetarian devotees.
BALLAD: Sean McCarthy ballad competition closing date is Friday July 18th `08 , details from 087 904 9371, or E [email protected]
CONGRATULATIONS to Jack Goulding who was recently presented with the Reserve Champion award at the Kerry Friesian Breeders sale and Show at Castleisland Mart.
GOOD News is that Tadhg Kennelly may be back playing for the Swans shortly, following his recent knee injury.
People of the Year Award details from [email protected]
HAPPY Holiday to Joanne Clancy who recently won a holiday for two to the Radisson Hotel, she was presented with her prize at Marie Nolan’s Xpress Stop Shop in Moyvane.
Best wishes to Nora Mary Lane of Kilmorna who celebrated her 21st birthday recently.
WEDDING took place in Moyvane Church on Saturday May 24th `08 of Katerina Sheehan of Moyvane and Andrew Kellighan of Aberdeen, Fr John Lucid P.P. performed the ceremony, Bridesmaid was Veronica Sheehan and the Best man was William Kellighan . Katerina is daughter of Bridie and the late Richard Sheehan of Moyvane Post Office.
Marriage of Brid Ahern of Leitrim Middle and Willie John Burke of Carlow took place in Moyvane Church on May 23rd `08, Fr Lucid officiated. Best man was Derrick O Donoghue and Groomsman was Leslie Burgess, Bridesmaids Sinead Kennelly and Siobhan O Carroll. Brid is daughter of John Ahern and Nuala Flaherty. The reception was held at Ballygarry House Hotel.
CHURCH: The Catholic Church in England is opting out of adoption agencies because of new laws on same sex couples and the Church in Vietnam is taking a lead from the Buddhists Monks in Burma by protesting on the streets for their rights with rosary beads and crosses.
ROAD Safety Campaign is not getting to the people, who will benefit most from road safety, anything the guards and council say is usually taken with a pinch of salt by seasoned people not to mind the youth, who treat authority with contempt.
HARLEY-Davidson bikers will be in Killarney from 6th to 8th of June, they will also participate in a fundraising event for local charities.
RAIL: The recent rail dispute and the inability to deal with it show that people will tolerate behaviour of well paid people, while the poor man who shouts in the street may end up in jail.
REFERENDUM Day on the Lisbon Treaty is fast approaching, the Referendum Commission booklet is only causing confusion and all the politicians are asking us to be politically correct, a few with points to score are against the treaty and can make sweeping statements and hope to point a finger and say I told you so to all of us next year. The public are treating the subject akin to taking on a stray dog.
AGM of Newtownsandes Co-Op took place on Wednesday night last May 29th, the attendance was below normal, and suppliers were given an account of various possible forecasts for the future. New Zealand dairy farmer’s average income is $900.000. Silage cutting is now making rapid progress, crops being light and the ground dry helps to speed the work.
WRITERS Week make and enjoyable weekend for writers, artists and patrons of the arts, a packed programme of events took place at various venues , The Arms Hotel, Seanchai, St John’s, Lartigue Museum, Classic Cinema, Kingdom Bar, Plaza Centre and the Mermaids all catered for events. There was something for children every day.
REGULATOR: Every day we hear Regulators advertising their presence in the media at the taxpayer’s expense. Despite all our regulators which of them can boast that they have made a significant improvement for the voter. One instance smoking in New Zealand is at an all time low, what about Ireland.
EVENTS: Bereavement Support Group meet at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre on Tuesday June 3rd, all are welcome; Athea Markey will be held on Sunday June 8th from 2pm o 5pm, details from 068 42665; Sunflower Day collections in aid of the hospice will be held on June 13th and 14th, over E44,000 was collected last year; KDYS are going Kilcornan Go-Kart track on June 10th and on June 24th they are going to Leisureplex in Cork; Kilflynn Tractor Run in aid of Alzheimer’s Society will be held on Sunday 22nd of June, details from 086 3630 213; Community Centre dance in Ballybunion will be held on Friday June 13th; Ceili will be held in Tournafulla on Friday June 20th starting at 10pm; Teagasc Bio energy exhibition will be part of their Farmfest Days which will be held at Mellows Athenry Centre from 19th to 20th June, it is expected to attract 15,000 people, 4,000 new jobs may yet be created in the bio energy sector in Ireland, more information from 023 63393 of E [email protected] ; Lecture on Bats will be given by Dr Tina Aughney at the Glorach Theatre in Abbeyfeale on Thursday June 12th at 8pm, it will be followed by a bat watch;
THOUGHT: Pride is the dandelion of the soul. Its root goes deep; only a little left behind sprouts again. Its seeds lodge in the tiniest encouraging cracks. And it flourishes in good soil: The danger of pride is that it feeds on goodness, David Rhodes;
When the devil, the foe and the tyrant, sees a man bearing this weapon [fasting], he is straight-away frightened and he recollects and considers that defeat which he suffered in the wilderness at the hands of the Saviour; at once his strength is shattered and the very sight of this weapon, given us by our Commander-in-chief, burns him, Isaac of Syria.
HISTORY: The Kerryman of May 16th 1908 reports the premature death of local young man Peter Nolan of Moyvane House, he was son of M. J. Nolan Vice Chairman of Kerry County Council and temporary inspector local government board, M. J. was also one of the longest serving members of the Listowel Bench. Chief mourners included M.J. Nolan JP, MCC, LGBI and Mrs Nolan, Jer Nolan, Tom Nolan, W Nolan, Mrs Buckley, Mrs D. J. Flavin, ? Brosnan of Newtown, Michael Buckley of Tarmons, aunts Mrs F. Flavin and Mrs J Nolan. A long list of cousins and locals are included in the report. Among the clergy in attendance included Fr T. Lyne CC Newtownsandes, Fr. Keane, Fr Dillon, Fr Walsh, Fr Trant, Fr J Fitzmaurice and Canon Hayes of Ballylongford. The death of Mr Robert I Cutbertson of Listowel who died after a lingering illness is also recorded in the May 16th 1908 issue. Mr Cutbertson was born at Ayrshire, Scotland and was aged 46 years, he lived in Listowel for 28 years, he took in every movement to the benefit of Listowel, burial service Mr Cutbertson was conducted by Canon Pattison.
On June 4th 1787 Bishop Moylan transferred to Cork from Kerry;
Napoleons General knocked St Julian’s and St Mathews Church in Rome on June 3rd 1798;United Irish Rebels were defeated at New Ross on June 6th 1798; June 6th 1848 The Felon Club was established in Newcastlewest, President was William Smith O Brien, Vice President was William Fuller Hartnett, Smith O Brien made a speech in the House of Commons on the causes of discontent in Ireland on July 4th 1843.Invalids from Lucknow arrive at Plymouth on June 8th 1858; Commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo was held in Dublin in June 1828;
DEATH took place in Holden Canberra on May 4th 2008 of Fr John O Connor who was born at Rathoran, Duagh 80 years ago to John O Connor and Margaret Dillon. Fr John is survived by brothers Paddy and Liam, sisters Mrs Bess Horgan, Joan McCarthy, Mary Jo O Connor, he was predeceased by siblings Fr Morgan, Davie, Sr. Bridget and Sr. Angela. Fr John O Connor was laid to rest beside his brother Fr Morgan at Woden Cemetery Canberra, Australia.
ADORATION: In Moyvane on Sundays 4 to 5pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Knockanure 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday 6pm to 8pm.
ANNIVERSARIES: Hannie Fitzgerald, Chris Sweeney, Mairead Moroney, Hannah Doyle, Sr. Emelian Bunce, John Costelloe, John Moriarty, Fr Tim Enright, Fr Con Herlihy, Brother Hermes O Connor, Bridget Kennelly, Tom Connor, Bill Barry, Hannie Mulvihill, Sadie Shanahan, Howard Flannery, Eugene O Sullivan, Elizabeth Emery, Paddy Doody, Sr. Gabriel Galvin, John Paul McMahon, Sr. Claude Sheehy, Mass on Tuesday 3rd of June for Kathleen Dore at 8pm, Wednesday 4th Mass for James O Callaghan at 8pm, Friday 6th Mass at 8pm for Margaret Sheehy, Saturday 7th Mass at 8pm for John, Dan and Bridie Kearney Sunday 8th Mass in Moyvane at 11am for Christy Barry.
FIRST Friday Mass in Knockanure on Thursday 5th at 8pm, Communion Rounds will be made in Knockanure on Friday morning and in the afternoon in Moyvane.
READERS: Michelle Corridan, Chloe Mulvihill, David Murphy, Noelle Nolan, Mary Flaherty and Siobhan Fitzgerald.