Knockanure Notes – 1st May, 2011

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 9th May 2011. Meal followed by music and dance. It is important that we know numbers attending in advance, ring the office on 068 49799 or 087 7528626 anytime.

RADIO: Kerry Radio on Sunday 1st May at 9pm we heard  a lively programme from Knockanure, with many local contributors. Singers, musicians, children and all involved deserve our appreciation.

EXERCISE: Mature Movers/Keep Fit, Starting at Knockanure Community Centre on Tuesday 3rd May at 10am. Gentle exercise for 30 minutes followed by refreshments and home baking,  ring Maggie on 087 9866533. Getting in Shape for Summer Starting at Knockanure Community Centre on Wednesday 4th May at 8pm and continuing every Wednesday. All welcome. Phone Maggie on 087 9866533.

POETRY: Dan Keane Primary Schools Poetry Competition closing date for entries May 6th, more information from 068 21074.

GABRIEL  Fitzmaurice’s New Book, “Poems of Faith and Doubt”,will be launched by the Minister of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Saturday 7th May at 9pm

The A.G.M. of the Moyvane ICA Guild takes place on Tuesday 10th May at 8.30pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Lenamore N.S. pupils who were chosen as one of three overall winner in RTE Nationwide art competition.

EVENTS: May month for celebrating creativity in older age; Estuary Open Sports Day in Moyvane on May 8th at 1pm; Ceili at Clounmacon on May 6th at 9.30pm; Clothes collection at Athea  NS on Wed, May 5th; Rose Escort closing date for entry Friday May 6th, details from; Dan O Connor will give a mental health talk at Presentation School Castleisland on May 4th at 8pm; Toastmasters meet at Newcastle West on May 4th at 8.30pm in the Desmond Complex; Racing begins at Punchestown on May 3rd; Kingdom County Fair is on may 8th;  Ladies Lunch at Ballyseedy Castle on May 13th in aid of Enable Ireland project, details from 066 712 8220; ICA Breast Cancer Walk will be held in Tralee on on Sunday May 8th; Tea Day in aid of Alzheimer’s Society will be held on May 5th, details from 1800 791 820;. Afternoon of Prayer and Healing Service on Sunday May 8th at 3pm in Woodview Community Centre Mallow with Janice and Moss Carrig, more from 029 56269; People visited St Batt’s Well in Ballydonoghue on Sat. April 30th to do the rounds; Happy Heart Weekend runs from 12th to 14th of May;  Racing at Killarney 15th to 17th;  Kerry County Fleadh in Causeway from 26th to 29th May; Fleadh Nua in Ennis on May 28th; St Pio Pilgrimage to Holy Cross is on May 29th; Women’s Marathon in Dublin on June 6th, details from 086 1505 315; Family History roadshow is coming to Adare Manor on June 19th, if you want to take part, contact 086 2375 499; Ceili in Tournafulla on Friday May 13th; 10th Catholic Youth Conference will be held at All Hollows on 11th and 12th of June, more from 087 2451 877; Fighting Irish exhibition 1820 to present is now on at UL Arena, the exhibition is on loan from New York; Irish Girl Guides have a grand exhibition at Killarney Library, they are celebrating their centenary; Maureen O’Hara Classic Film Festival 2011 begins at Glengarriff on Friday, 17th June 2011

LAW which banned the crucifix at government schools was overturned recently after over 20 countries objected. The law caused unease among many, the only one to gain were judges and solicitors. Nearer home, the listed bridge near the Abbeyfeale mart has a notice proposing to add a footpath, raise the parapet, put up traffic lights and carryout other works, the bridge and its environs will be unrecognisable if the works continue.

SUPER rich can invest a lump sum just before retiring and evade tax.

TEACHERS Conference in Tralee last week, at start of Presidents address there were many vacant seats.

BUS departs Blake’s Cross Road at 9.40am. Depart: Listowel Square at 1.30pm Pick Up and Drop Off Points:

Blake’s Cross Road, Leitrim Middle, Leanamore, Lislaughlin, Ballylongford, Carrigafoyle, Glenacullare, Kilpadogue, Tarbert Village, Tarmon Hill, Moyvane, Knockanure, Gortaglanna Cross, Kilmeany Cross, Listowel. Lo Call 1890 528 528 to book a seat on the bus.

TEA DANCE; Abbeyfeale St. Joseph’s Secondary School Afternoon Tea Dance will be held in the Hall on Sunday, May 15th  to help fund the youth trip to Madrid to meet the Pope for World Youth Day.  Dancing to Peter Lane from 3-6pm. .  Teas served.

JOURNAL: Loughill / Ballyhahill parish, 70 pages annual is now available; Research group at UL and Mary I are to digitise magazines, some are already on line.

ST JOHN’S:  Wed. May 4th, an evening LGBT films sponsored by North Kerry Group; Thursday 5th, play based on Caruso’s escape during the 1906 earthquake which hit San Francisco; Friday 6th an evening with 30 musicians, singers and dancers, proceeds in aid of Chernobyl Children’s Fund, performers include, Eibhlin Broderick, Karen Trench, Emily Wren, Saoirse O Connor, Michael O Shea, Kate Murphy, Roisin Buckley, Aoife Trench and Friends, Aaron and Sean Slemon, Laura Walsh, Kianan O Doherty, Rud Easca, Ballydonoghue Musicians, Timmy Flaherty, Dean Griffin, Niamh Healy and Friends, John Neville and Friends and Bryan Murphy. ; Monday 9th old time country and bluegrass from Oregon, more from 068 22566. St John’s will have events for older people on May 10th 11th and 24th .

SUN Power; On Wednesday 11th May 2011, at Johnstown Castle, Wexford the Sustainable Energy Authority is hosting an event dedicated to solar energy as part of the European Solar Days.

NEW Moon on May 3rd, everyone is praising the lovely weather, between Easter and Bank Holidays, many took full advantage, and some who could afford it went abroad, disappointed at leaving such marvellous weather behind them.

Dawn Chorus at present is a wonderful tonic for anyone who was up early.

EDUCATION: Trinity College have a certificate  course in Holocaust Education, details from .

Free teaching resource available at

ASYLUM seekers made just less than 2.000 applications in 2010, in 2002 they made over 11,000 applications. Asylum seekers receive E 19.10 per week and children get E9.60 per week.

ALZHEIMER’S Tea Morning  will take place on Friday 6th May at the Mermaids, Listowel at 10.30am.

AGM of Kerry Network for People with Disabilities will be held at the Meadowlands Hotel on May 16th , starting at 11.30am.

EUROPEAN Day May 5th, this is European Year of the Volunteer, very little is being done about it.

COLLECTION of scrap metal in aid of Athea hall is now in progress, details from 087 1310 0023;

JOBS Club in Duagh begins on May 3rd , more from 068 24981.

BEDS: Accommodation required for Writers Week,  Please contact Norella at 068 23294.
 DEAFHEAR.IE will visit the Citizen Information Centre, 35 The Square, Listowel, on Friday, 13th May, from 10am to12.30pm.

“WHILE riding the metro in Leningrad, I was overcome with despair so great that life seemed to stop at once, pre-empting the future entirely, let alone any meaning. Suddenly, all by itself, a phrase astonished: ‘Without God life makes no sense.’ Repeating it in astonishment, I rode the phrase up like a moving staircase, got out of the metro and walked into God’s light”. Adrei Bitov

LOUGH Derg Pilgrimages; June 4th to 6th , June 28th to 30th, July 29th to 31st, August 12th to14th, Details from Peg at 068 31232.

RETREAT Weekend of Prayer and Meditation at Ardfert  inspired by the work of Anthony de Mello SJ will take place from Friday to Sunday, May 13th – 15th  with John Callanan SJ.   Booking 066-7134276 or e.mail: [email protected]

KERRYMAN March 1st 1941; Extracts, Order of Malta First Aid Certificates presented in Listowel to Sergeant Tom Collins O Connell’s Avenue; Denis Moran Charles Street; Michael Kennelly, Cloth Hall, Secretary; Edward Bambury Tom Hussey and Tim Sullivan of Convent Street; Brendan Donovan, Denis Sullivan, Pat Stack and John Stokes of Pearse Street; Con Healy Church Street; Michael Collins and Tom Callaghan of O Connell’s Avenue; Ladies, Mrs A Chute, Miss P Leahy and Miss S Relihan  Pearse Street; Miss McElligott and N Dillon Mountrivers; Miss M Canty, Miss M Callahan and Miss R Reidy O Connell’s Avenue; Miss J Moran and Mrs Clancy Charles Street; also presented with certs were, D P Hanrahan, J Scanlon, S O Dell and K Sharry Charles Street; S O Sullivan Patrick’s Street; T Canty O Connell’s Avenue; E Scanlon Convent Street; Names of medal holders entered in Order of Malta book.

Whist Drive under the auspices of the Legion of Mary was held in Moyvane on Tuesday night last. 17 tables were occupied. Ladies first prize won by Miss Peg Shine, Kilbaha; Second Prize Mrs M McEnery of Leitrim; Gents first prize Mr G O Connor, Keylod; second prize went to Mr T Mangan Leitrim; MC was Mr B Enright Moyvane;

Death took place in New York of Mrs Nellie O Connor nee O Connor a native of Kilmanahan, she was aged 75 years and her family were prominent in public positions. Died Maurice Hartnett of Brosna an old Fenian. Newcastle West was snowed under.

29th March 1941 edition reports that 392,000 tons of turf cut last year, double that amount wanted next year.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. 40 hours Adoration will take place in Listowel Parish again, from Friday, 13th May, to Sunday, 15th May, and will be facilitated by the Friars of Moyross.

Rosary at Clounmacon every Friday during May at 8pm.

 HEALING Prayer meeting with St. John’s, Ashe Street, Tralee community was due to take  place on Tuesday, May 3rd at 8pm in Ashe Street Parish Hall.  All welcome.

KNOCK night vigil will take place on Friday, May 6. Details from  068 31232. Knock Summer Festival takes place the 24th – 26th June, for 18 year olds to 35 year olds. For more details contact Knock Youth Ministry 094 9388100 , [email protected]

DEATH has taken place of Benny O’Connell, late of Patrick’s St, & Arus Mhuire Nursing Home. Requiem Mass for Benny O Connell was celebrated on Sunday May 1st 2011 at Listowel Church, he was laid to rest St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. His family were well known tailors in Listowel and Benny himself was caretaker at Listowel Boys School.

DEATH has taken place in the U.S.A. of Eddie Moloney a native of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES; Mass on Tues 3rd at 8.00pm for Patrick Bunce; Mass on Wed 4th 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Mass on  Thurs. 5th at Knockanure 8.00pm, Private Intention; Mass on Fri. 6th at 8.00pm for Gerard McEnery; Mass on Sat. 7th 8.00pm for John Carmody & the deceased members of the Carmody Family; Mass at Knockanure on Sun. 8th at 10.00am for Noreen Sweeney, and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Ned Sheehy.

FIRST Friday of the Month. Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

Confessions before the Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

READERS: Vigil Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan & Deirdre Moloney; Knockanure 8th May, Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

PARISH: Meeting of the Questionnaire Group on Tuesday 3rd May at 8.30pm in the Presbytery.

DIVINE Mercy Devotions were held in St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert, Abbeyfeale Church and in several other churches on Sunday 1st May. Over half a dozen priests attended the Abbeyfeale devotions, the congregation was back a bit from last year, and there was serious and devout participation by all. Even after the long service people were in no hurry to leave the church.

BEATIFICATION of the late Pope John Paul was a special day for most of us on Sunday last, the crowds that were in Rome attest to the devotion of ordinary people, which show how out of touch the media are.

VOCATION to the Priesthood? Contact Vocation Director – Fr Liam Lovell. 087 1640967 [email protected]