Knockanure Notes – 1st March, 2009

LOCAL Born photographer Frank O Connor will be attending a Studio Portrait event at Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday March 8th from 3pm to 6pm, details from 066 7119 516.

ACTIVE: The Next Active Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre is Monday March 9th. Anyone interested in attending, please phone the Community Centre on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.30pm.

FOOTBALL: Moyvane Ladies Football Registration took place at Marian Hall on 1st March For U8, U10, U12 U14, U16. Registration fee is 20 Euro for U10, and 30 Euro for all others. All new players are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

LOTTO results for Knockanure GAA for 20th Feb. Numbers drawn were5-13-19-27 no winner of Jackpot of E 2,500.Lucky Dips went to the following; Siobhan McElligott, Lisaniskea; Betty Heaphy, Listowel; Eileen Enright, Lisaniskea; Ivan O Brien ,Moyvane; Kristine O Carroll, Moyvane; Anne Brennan, Listowel; Bar Prize Fergus O Keeffe. Lotto Results for 27th Feb. Jackpot E2,600 No Winner, Numbers Drawn were 11-12-22-24. Lucky Dips: Micheal O Connor, Keylod; Peter Carmody, Duagh; Mary Sheehy, Tarbert; Johnny Mulvihill, Glenalappa, Moyvane; Briana Keane, Greenville, Listowel; Johnny Mulvihill, Glenalappa, Moyvane; Bar prize Fergus O Keeffe. Next Weeks Jackpot will be E2,700.
All GAA Membership to be paid by 31st March. Anybody who does not have membership will not be considered for Match Tickets later in the year.

KDYS are running a one and half day mechanics course on Wednesday 18th March in the KDYS, Listowel and Saturday 21st March in FAS in Tralee. The cost for this is €20. Open to all who is over 16 and interested in cars or pursuing mechanics as a career. For more information, please call the KDYS on 068 23744.

KDYS, Listowel are holding a ‘girls night’ on Thursday March 5th. On the night expect to be pampered with relaxation and massage techniques. Learn a few tricks of the trade such as up styles for your hair, make-up application and nail art. The cost for the night is €3 and it is on in the KDYS Youth Centre on Upper Church Street, Listowel from 6pm to 8.30pm. For more information, please call the KDYS on 068 23744.

RAMBLING House in Finuge open on Friday 6th at 9pm all are welcome.

QUIZ in aid of Nano Nagle will be held at the New Kingdom Bar on Friday March 6th at 9pm.

ST JOHN’S for Feb.: Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th a play by Cecelia Ahern called Mrs Whippy; Thursday 5th Brendan Keeley songwriter; Tuesday 10th Film Club- Honey Dripper set in Alabama in the 1950 and on Thursday 12th The Best of Traditional with Mary McPartlin and Thomas Moore, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Kerry Film Festival presents free screenings for retired people. Next screening, Mrs Henderson Presents, will take place on Thursday, March 5th at 2pm in Siamsa Tire. Free tea and coffee served beforehand.

SEANCHAI: A Literary Programme begins on Match 14th, if you want to join and learn to write contact 068 22212.

PLAY by the Abbeyfeale Drama Group called Philadelphia Here I Come will be staged at the Fr. Casey Clubhouse on Thursday March 5th and Sat 7th at 8pm each night.

ACTORS Workshop will be held at the Brandon Hotel on the 14th and 15th of March, from noon till 8pm, details from 074 9126 994.

RTE Orchestra in association with Anglo Irish Bank will perform at the National Concert Hall on Friday March 6th at 8pm;

LIFEGUARDS are being recruited details from the County Council at 066 718 3814.

TROCAIRE Fast will be held from March 6th to 7th, more information from 1850 408 408, last year over E1 million was raised nationwide.

ENERGY Minister Eamon Ryan is giving a guaranteed price of 19 cent per kilowatt hour of electricity produced on small scale schemes, the rate will apply to the first 4,000 micro-generation installations. From end of March homeowners will be able to apply for a grant towards to cost of roof insulation, wall insulation, high efficiency boilers and heating control upgrades.; Study tour to 13th International Passive House Conference Frankfurt, Germany from 16th-19th April 2009 details from; Energy Show runs at RDS, Dublin from 29th-30th April 2009, more information from

CANCER kills 7.9 million people each year worldwide, says the World Health Organisation. Journal of the National Cancer Institute in England warns the risks of alcohol may outweigh any heart benefits; low levels of drinking increase a woman’s risk of developing cancer of the breast, liver and rectum, and in smokers, cancers of the mouth and throat, says Naomi Allen of the University of Oxford. . O’Riordan’s Pharmacy in Athea had a Diabetes Awareness Day Friday February, details from 068 42418.

SCHOOLS: An Post writer’s competition for primary schools called the ‘What’s the Story?’ challenge, contact before March 6th, 01 7058400 or

SCOR Competition for Primary Schools will be held at the Sports Complex Mountcoal on Saturday night March 7th at 7pm ,details from 068 43108.

KNOCKANURE Children had fun making pancakes on Tuesday Feb. 24th at the local Community Centre.

CONGRATULATIONS to Timmy Flaherty who competed in the U 13 string competition, he came first in his class at the Munster Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh recently.

OSCAR: Former pupil of Tarbert Comprehensive School Michael O Connor of Glin and England recently got Costume Design Oscar for his work on the Duchess; the story is based on the Duchess of Devonshire. Michael is son of Tom and Lainia O Connor.

TREE Week is being celebrated with planting 15,000 trees by local communities, over the past 25 years Coilte has donated half a million trees to various projects to mark Tree Week, it would be interesting to survey how many of the trees are still growing.

EVENTS: AGM of the local Wheelchair Association will be held at IWA Centre at Ballygologue Road on March 4th; AGM of Fleadh by the Feale will be held at Leen’s Hotel on Wednesday March 4th at 8.30pm; GAA Derry meet Kerry on Sunday March 8th; Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex on Wed. night March 4th; Kerry Drama Festival in Castleisland runs from 6th to 13th of March; Workshop on childminding in the home will be held in Tralee on March 7th and 14th, details from 066 7181 582; Kerry London Association will hold a special night at The Kingdom Bar in Kilburn on March 7th, all are welcome, details from +44 (0) 7939 017022; Local Government Convention will be held at the Gleneagle and Brehon Hotels from March 3rd to 6th; An exhibition of photographs from the Maurice O Keeffe Collection are now on display at Tralee Library; A lecture on The Kingdom of Corca Dhuibhne will be given at Tralee Library by Dr Paul MacCotter on Tuesday March 10th at 8pm; West Limerick GAA exhibition is on at the Abbeyfeale Library till March 21st, all are welcome to see this fine show; Cheltenham National Hunt runs from 10th to 13th of March; North Kerry Harriers will have their closing meet at Beale on Sunday March 15th; Daffodil Day March 20th; Multi Cultural event will be held at the Brandon on Hotel on St Patrick’s Day; Boys Choir from Oregon will perform at St Mary’s Church of Ireland on arch 24th at 8pm; West Limerick Singing Club Concert will be held at Fr Casey’s Clubhouse on Friday March 27th at 8pm; Garda Band will be in the Newcastle West St Patrick’s Day parade on March 15th. International Women’s day is on March 8th;

CIVIL Defence is looking for recruits, details from 066 712 8500, or visit

BEST Wishes to John Ward of Abbeyfeale who is retiring as General Manager of the Kingdom Greyhound Track in Tralee, the new stadium was erected in 1997.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mairead Carmody daughter of John and Mary Carmody of Knockanure who celebrated her 21st Birthday recently.

BEST Wishes to Margaret Deenihan who celebrated her 90th Birthday recently at Oakland’s Nursing Home, Derry, Listowel, Margaret is a native of Dooncaha Tarbert.

HAPPY 60th Birthday to Marie Flynn nee Finucane of Clounprohus, Moyvane.

GREAT to hear that two big construction projects are gradually moving to reality, sad to hear that a small seaweed bath outfit was refused permission, we have one group encouraging start your own business and another rising the jump all paid for by the taxpayer.

REPS Course will be held in Duagh Heritage Centre, time 10.30am to 3.30pm on 4th, 6th 11th and 13th of March. Farmers were due to meet at Fell’s Point Hotel on Monday night last March 2nd to discuss the present downward trend and propose solutions, details from 087 9980 727. 20,000 dairy farmers have taken a big hit recently and adding to their problems is the government who owe up to 8,000 farmers grants, the Dairy sector employs about 30,000 in processing and ancillary businesses.

THOUGHT: There is nothing in the world that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions, as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one’s life, Victor Frank.

SKY: On Tuesday last Feb. 24th, Saturn and Comet Lulin were only 2 degrees apart when they converged in the constellation of Leo. Comet Lulin was making its closest approach to Earth at the same time.

Regulations will cost this country millions, reducing our production and increasing emigration, nobody will shout stop

LOCAL born Patrick Walsh went to Kentucky and married a Newtown Dillion woman Mary Stack and they had 13 children. Patrick Walsh was born in Newtownsandes in 1837 he went to America in 1852 with his father John Walsh 1812-1865 who was a stonemason. For a time they farmed at East Union, Nicholas County, Kentucky. Mary Stack was born in 1835 she arrived in America with her half brother Richard Gregory and reunited with their parents at Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Among the children of Patrick Walsh and Mary Stack was R. P. Walsh who had a business in Paris, Julia married John R. Salmons, Margaret married Charles Ritz, Agnes married Douglas Griffith, John J Walsh moved with his parents to Mount Sterling and had a clothing business till 1896, then he joined his brother R. P. Walsh in business under the name of Walsh Brothers, later in 1912 J.J. established The Walsh Clothing Company becoming both President and General Manager of the Company. J. J. Walsh married Margaret Kelly in 1902 and they had one child John J. Walsh Junior. Family headstones in Kentucky include; George Gregory of Newtownsandes died November 4th 1871; John R Walsh born Newtownsandes died September 24th 1865 aged 53 years; Patrick Walsh 1834- 1896; Mary Stack Walsh 1836 1912.

APPEAL: The Little Sisters of the Poor have sent appeal envelopes for help to local householders, they were founded by Jeanne Jugan 1792-1879, she will be canonised this year, the sisters came to Ireland in 1868, local woman Sr. Sarah Kearney spent her long life with the Sisters.

SHARING: Leonard Abess, a bank president from Miami gave the $60 million bonus he got to 470 people who worked for him ‘I knew some of these people since I was 7 years old, It didn’t feel right getting the money myself, he said. WORLD Day of Prayer service will take place at Teach an Solas, St. John’s Church, Ashe Street, Tralee on Friday, March 6th at 7.30pm. All are welcome. The Day will start this year in Tongo and travel across 180 countries and finish in Samoa, the first Day of Prayer was held in Ireland in 1934, the movement had its beginnings in 1812.

WORLD Religion Day Theme: Spiritual Wealth An opportunity to share the spiritual riches of world faiths: Hindu, Islam, Buddhist, Baha’i, Judaism & Christian with readings & music and, to pray for a more peaceful and harmonious world will take place in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre on Sunday, March 8th from 8pm – 9pm, all are welcome.

TIMES: Rocky Mountain News is closing short of its 150th birthday. The San Francisco Chronicle is also due to close leaving San Francisco with no local paper. The number of Catholics in the United States declined by nearly 400,000 to 67.1 million in 2007

BEST Wishes go to Joe Hurley of Waterford and Athea who celebrated his 80th birthday recently.

SHOW: fund-raising fashion show in aid of Tarbert Comprehensive School on the 25th March. Committee members will be calling to houses shortly and your support is asked to help the school. A bereavement support programme for adults has commenced in St Ita’s Hall on Thursdays from 7.30– 9pm. Telephone Sr. Delia on 068 31203 for further information.

DEATH took place on Feb. 26, 2009 of Micheal O Donnell of Blanemore, Ballylongford, he is survived by his mother Joan nee Creed of Beale, sisters Ann Costello in Croagh, Nuala Mulvihill lives in Moyvane, his father Michael O Donnell predeceased him. Among the celebrants of the Requiem Mass at St. Teresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue on Saturday February 28th were Fr. Lawlor and Fr Lucid. Micheal was laid to rest at Gale Cemetery.

Death has taken place of Mary Stack of Moyvane and Carrigaline. Requiem Mass was celebrated for Mary on Tuesday February 24th `09 in Our Lady and St. John’s Church, Carrigaline. Mary Stack was laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrigaline.

Death took place of Moira Broderick nee O Connell of Carrigkerry and Kilcara, Duagh , she was predeceased by her husband Matt Broderick and is survived by her son Donal, daughters Helen, Máiréad, Bernadette and Cáit, brother Paddy in Birmingham, sister Sr. Kathleen at San Antonio, Texas, Following Requiem Mass at St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh on Sunday March 1st `09, Moira Broderick was laid to rest at Springmount .

Death took place in Florida of Breda Clifford nee Kennelly. Breda was daughter of Tim Kennelly and Mary Jane Hanrahan of Kilbaha, Moyvane, her siblings include Fr Mike, Fr William, Jim, Tim, Dan, Pat, John Joe, Catherine, Mary and Eilish.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Flynn, Dan McAuliffe, Tom Lyons, Sidney Snow, John Stack, Garry McMahon, Jack Leahy, Maurice O Connor, Michael Mossie O Connor, Sr. Francis Galvin, Mary Casey, Mick Flavin, Catherine O Connor, Johnny Dunford, Paddy Lysaght, Sony Laurence Hartnett. Mass for the week beginning Tues. 3rd at 7.30pm Months Mind for Denis Noonan, Ashford; Wed. 4th 7.30pm Catherine & John Carmody, Gortdromagouna; Thurs. 5th 7.30pm Knockanure Richard Sheehan;Fri. 6th 7.30pm Nellie Kissane;Sat. 7th 7.30pm Tom & Mary O’Connor and Sun. 8th 10.00am Mass in Knockanure for Michael Flynn and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for James Beaton.

FIRST Friday of the Month. Usual Communion Rounds will be made in Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. Rosary will be said before Mass on First Fridays in Moyvane Church.

COLLECTION on the 7th & 8th March for Peters Pence. This collection is only for those who do not use the GREEN Envelopes.

STATION for Gortdromagouna & Keylod North at the home of Willie & Mary Flaherty on Wednesday March 11th at 7.30pm. STATIONS of The Cross: We invite as many people as possible to take part in The Stations of The Cross during Lent. Knockanure on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. Moyvane Tuesday nights after Mass and Listowel Friday evening after Mass.

READERS: Vigil Úna Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10.00am Laura Horgan & Michelle McEvoy.

COLLECTORS for March Vigil Michael Galvin & Breda Brosnan and 11am Cal Flynn & Pat Scanlon.

TALK for the Eucharistic Ministers will take place in the Presbytery on Wednesday 4th March at 8pm. All Eucharistic Ministers are asked to attend.

FIRST Communion group and their parents took an active part in last Sundays Mass.

BEREAVEMENT: Meeting of the Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group will take place on Tuesday 3rd March in Ballyloughran Leisure Centre, from 8.00pm to 9.00pm. The support group is for anyone whose lives have been touched by bereavement either recently or in the past, and who are trying to come to terms with their loss. The support group is totally confidential and free of charge and is a safe place where you can share your experience with other people who really understand how you are feeling. For further information, please contact North & East Development Kerry Ltd on 068 23429.

AMERICA: Could we copy on a small scale, the U.S has a new website where citizens can track every dollar spent and every job created, they have a site where all can comment and ask questions, visit The recovery plan will create or save 3.5 million jobs, provide tax cuts for working and middle-class families, and invest in health care and clean energy.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm. Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday, Abbeyfeale day and night during Lent. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary to pray for priests takes place every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Bon Secours Chapel.