Knockanure Notes – 1st November, 2009

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place on Monday 9th November. If attending, please ring the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30am to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday. Anyone wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc). Please contact the office at 068 49799 or Mobile No. 086 8392787.

CHIROPODIST will be in the Marian Hall Moyvane on Sat. Nov. 7th at 11am, for details ring 068 49472.

MATCH: Moyvane will play Ballydonoghue in the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship at Listowel on Sunday Nov. 8th, time 3.30pm.

MACRA: Listowel branch of Macra na Feirme are going to have an information night in the Three Mermaids in Listowel on Friday night the 6th of November at 9.00pm.

LOTTO: Knockanure Lotto Results for 30th Oct. `09, the Jackpot was E6,100, numbers drawn were 6-14-21 and 24, No Winner. Lucky Dips went to the following: Darragh; Fitzpatrick, Kilmorna; Jim Gould, Kilmorna; Margaret Frawley, Kilmorna; Diarmuid woods, Knockanure; Marcella Hannon, Listowel; Mary Hanrahan, All Star Bar, Moyvane; Bar Prize Paddy Kennelly, The Village; This Weeks Jackpot is E6,200.

SEANCHAI: Workshop on the Short Story under Eilis Ni Dhuibhne runs on 14th and 15th of November.

FILM Festival events continue all over Kerry to Nov.7th, among the films shown during the 10th Kerry Film Festival will be The Valley of Knockanure, directed by Gerard Barrett on Wednesday Nov. 4th at Siamsa Tire.

ST JOHN’S: Tue. 3rd at 2pm a film called Apartment in association with the Kerry Film Festival; Wed. 4th Days of Wine and Roses, by Owen McCarthy; Sat. 7th an evening with Peggy Sweeney and friends; Sunday 8th Snow-white and the Seven Dwarfs and Bosco at 2pm and 4pm; Tuesday 10th Film Club, Summer a film about a working class hero who cares for his alcoholic friend and reflects, more information from 068-22566.

TOUR of England; Rambling House Concert group of entertainers continue their English tour, details of venues from .

GAA exhibition continues at Tralee Library till Nov. 14th. International Series at Croke Park between Ireland and Australia is on Nov.15th.

HISTORICAL Lecture by George Rice wil be given at Tralee Library on Tuesday Nov. 10th at 8pm, details from 066 7121 200.

GREAT News for researchers Bishop Murphy is to allow greater access to church records and kennellyarchive have thousands of pictures taken over the past 50 years online, the full Knockanure/ Moyvane Confirmation class of 1960 and some local weddings can be viewed on the site. and Knockanure.myphotoalbum also have thousands of pictures relating to Moyvane and Knockanure and district. A great number of the people photographed on the above sites have passed, let us all work together to preserve their memory.

EXPENSIVE limestone slabs are being laid just across from the Tourist Office in Killarney.

OPEN Evening & Enrolment for September 2010 in Presentation Secondary School, Listowel on Wednesday 4th November, 2009 from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. For further information, please contact the School Secretary at 068 21452.

RSA have set up a dedicated web site at to provide information for everyone.

EVENTS: Garry McMahon weekend in Abbeyfeale runs from Nov. 6th to 8th, more information from 087 6594 668; Scor na nOg will be held at Asdee on Nov. 7th , starting at 7pm; Food Fair in Listowel from 5th to 8th of Nov.; Toastmasters will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, November 4th at the Desmond Complex from 8.30 to 10.30pm. Everyone is welcome; The Irish Stammering Association has a self-help group in Killarney for adults. Next meeting in the Malton Hotel, Killarney on Thursday, November 5th at 8pm. 41 Card in Fr Casey Clubhouse every Friday night at 9pm; Ceili will be held at Tournafulla on Friday night Nov. 6th; Racing at Limerick on Nov. 8th and 9th ; School boys boxing between Ireland and England is on the 6th and 7th of Nov.; Hugh O Flaherty memorial weekend will be held in Killarney from Nov. 6th to 8th, one of the highlights is a presentation to the recently released aid workers at the Killarney Plaza Hotel on Nov. 7th; Fundraising concert for the Monsignor Hugh O Flaherty fund is On Friday 6th Nov. at the INEC in Killarney. Featuring The Liam O’Connor Show and others, more information from 064-6671555; Abbeyfeale United 25 anniversary dance will be held at the Devon Hotel on Sat. Nov. 21st; Mini Stages Rally will be held on Nov. 15th Ballyheigue Car park is the service area; Knockdown Athea Branch of the Abbeyfeale and District Man Utd Supporters Club will be going on their trip to see Man Utd v West Ham in Old Trafford. The match is scheduled for February 27th 2010; Ceol an Gheimhridh set dancing competition will be held at Lixnaw and the music and singing competitions will be held at ITTralee at the end of Nov.; Daniel O Connell’s tomb has been restored to its original perfection and is again open to the public at Glasnevin; A 4-mile Christmas walk, dedicated to the memory of Bill Kirby, will take place on Saturday, December 26th in aid of the Pallative Cancer Unit, Tralee departing from Kirby’s Brogue Inn, at 11.30am, Leader, Fr Sean Hanafin.

OCD Support Group which meets on the 1st Thursday of each month in a room at the Meadowlands Hotel from 8pm – 9.30pm, Next meeting Thursday, November 5th .

Eating disorder support group, local contact information 068 31019.

BUILDERS: Nearly 30 Kerry volunteers are going to South Africa with the Niall Mellon builders from Nov. 6th to 13th.

JOURNALS: Parish Journals editors are preparing their Christmas editions, looking forward to the fruits of the labours.

BEST Wishes to Ursula Enright of Moyvane who recently graduated in Nursing from ITTralee. Congratulations also to Emer Prendiville B.Ed. of Carrueragh who was presented with the Carlisle and Blake Medal and Bridget McCarthy B.Ed. of Kilbaha who won the Gold Medal having got first place in Gaeilge at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. Ursula, Emer and Bridget are former pupils of Moyvane N.S. PRESENTATION: Oliver McGrath out local agricultural advisor was recently presented with the Golfer of the Year Award from Athea Golf Society by Domhnall de Barra.

SENIOR Help line is a listening service for older people call 1850 440 444, open from 10am to 4pm and from 7pm to 10pm, Volunteers wanted.
VOLUNTEER Fair will be held on Saturday, November 14th in the Desmond College Newcastle West, contact Paul on 069 79079 or email [email protected] A great pity that schools generally ignore the talent of locals some of whom have experienced live and work in every corner of the globe.

RECORD: The world’s largest plate of hummus was recently made by Lebanese chefs.

STAR: Astronomers have found light from a star that exploded 13 billion years ago, just after the start of the universe.

HOUSE: One day theoretical workshop on Sunday Nov. 8th from 10am to 5pm, with Andy Wilson will look at simple house design, construction and cost E 20,000, with the emphasis on very low cost construction using natural and recycled materials, more information 01 674 5773.

SelfBuild Show will be held at Millstreet from 6th to 8th Nov.

GREAT to see all the wind turbines being erected just across the border in Athea, reduction in red tape should bring cheaper and more sustainable power to our country, which badly needs a new form of patriotism.

KERRYMAN 1909: Oct. 16th 1909 reported a 50% increase in the number attending various classed attending Tralee Technical Instruction school; Listowel court had many charged with being drunk, at a later court Patrick Drury was described as a good customer, cant keep him from getting drunk, transfer of licence from Miss M Hartnett, William Street to Mr T Walsh, Miss Mary Namack got transfer of licence from Mr James Walsh house in Church Street once occupied by the late Patrick Hennessy; Death in Cork of Rev J Larkin P.P. Lixnaw, died suddenly John J Harnett son of John Harnett and Ellen Galvin and brother of William Harnett a native of Abbeyfeale, died in New York, Hannah Dunn nee Curtin wife of Denis Dunn of Castleisland; Cattle Fair prices in Listowel, calves 20s to £4-10s, yearlings £5-5s to £7- 10s, three year olds from £9 to £11, milch cows from £10 to £15, lambs from £1to £2 each, beef 50s to 56s per cwt, lamb 6d to 7dper lb. Kerryman on Nov. 6th 1909, Sunday last exciting match between Craughdarrig and Ballybunion, score Craughdarrig 2-7 and Ballybunion 0-4; Death of Crimean Veteran Thomas O Connor aged over 80 years, he served in the old 88th Regiment in the Connought Rangers, also served in India, was on pension of 1/6 per day, he died in Tralee Workhouse. Death of Mr Patrick Moran a native of Dromerin, Listowel, he was brother of Mr E Moran UDC, Mr John Moran Sub-manager Cleary and Co. Dublin, Chief mourners were Mrs Moran (Mother), Edmond, Denis and John brothers; Mrs Eggleston, Mrs Leahy, Mrs faley, Mrs Scanlon, Mrs Whelan and Miss Ellie Moran sisters, among the wreaths was one from the Young Ireland Society. Sympathy was expressed to Vice Chairman Thomas O Connell of Listowel Old age pension committee on the death of his wife, outrage was expressed also at the painting of Hay Grabber on the wall of Canon Davis house. Thomas Downes a candidate for clerkship at Cahirciveen was described as the great grandson of the Liberator, he also volunteered to fight in the Boer War.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Abbeyfeale, Tuesday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

MASS Will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 6th at 7.30pm. for young people touched or affected by Suicide or otherwise unexpected tragic death of a family member or friend. Older people who would wish to attend are most welcome. This Special Mass is being organized by the Area Pastoral Council of Listowel, Duagh and Lixnaw Parishes. It will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.

RETREAT Centre Ardfert: Saturday, November 14th from 10 a.m. to 5. p.m. Healing service of light for all those whose loved ones died by suicide. Facilitator: Sr. Una Boland.

MEMORY: An 88-year-old woman in Colorado Springs who walks laps around a nursing home in memory of her dead husband has hit 10,000 miles.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr John Sheehy, Mary Agnes Barrett, Tim O Connor, Donal Riordan, Paddy O Hanlon, Fr John Shine, Bridget Mary Desmarois, Margaret Collins, Nan Sullivan, Nora Dillon, Mick Lane, Nora Moloney, Dan Kearney, Mairead Walsh nee O’Donoghue, Mary Carr, Mass on Thurs. 5th in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Michael Lane; Mass on Fri. 6th at 7.30pm for Fr. John Shine & the deceased members of the Shine Family; Mass on Sat. 7th 7.30pm for Tim O’Connor; Mass on Sun. 8th at 10.00am For the People of the Parish and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Maimie Kennelly

MASS The Annual Mass for patients who died during the year will be celebrated in Bon Secours Hospital Chapel on Wednesday, November 4th at 7pm. Relatives and friends invited.

DEATH took place of Maureen Dowling nee McCarthy, Derry Listowel. Maureen is survived by her husband Michael, daughters Muriel, Geraldine, Ann and Imelda. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Sunday November 1st `09 Maureen Dowling was laid to rest at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH took place of Patie Wren on October 18th `09, he lived at Carrigkerry and Clounleharde and was at St Ita’s Hospital for many years. Patie always enquired about the people he knew in Knockanure long ago when and his father walked to fairs in Castleisland and further a field, he had a farm on the Kerrykyle Glensharold area which was once owned by a Mrs Kennelly.Fr Madden said the Requiem Mass for Patie Wren, he was laid to rest at Kilfergus Churchyard.

THANKS to our Sacristan Margaret Carmody who erected Our Lady’s Altar for the month of October.

THOUGHT: Let me use disappointment as material for patience: Let me use success as material for thankfulness: Let me use suspense as material for perseverance: Let me use danger as material for courage: Let me use reproach as material for longsuffering: Let me use praise as material for humility: Let me use pleasures as material for temperance: Let me use pains as material for endurance, John Baillie .

MASS for All Souls on Mon. 2nd for Moyvane at 9.15am November Intentions and Knockanure 7.30pm November Intentions; Mass on Wed. 4th at 7.30pm for November Intentions.

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

Confessions on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm and on request.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Bridget McCarthy; 11am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure Patricia & Andrew Rogan. Readers meeting was due to be held on Tuesday night November 3rd in the Lanterns Hotel.

COLLECTORS for Nov; Vigil Jack Shine & Miles Kearney

11.00am Con Noonan & Den Hanrahan; Knockanure 10.00am Helen O’Sullivan.

I.C.A. is celebrating Mass for members, deceased members and their families in the Marian Hall. We encourage past members to join in this Celebration. All Parishioners are welcome to attend, Mass at 8pm on Tuesday10th November.

ICA Annual Shopping Trip to Cork takes place on Wednesday 2nd December. Bus will be leaving the Village at 7am.

THANKS: The North Kerry Eagles Special Olympic Club wish to thank all those who contributed to our recent Church Gate Collection held recently. The amount collected E792.00 between Moyvane and Knockanure. ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Abbeyfeale, Tuesday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

HOAX: Media claim that the Pope condemned Halloween was a hoax by an English paper; It was copied by lazy reporters around the world.