Knockanure Notes – 10th April, 2011

SOCIAL Day; for the Active Retirement was due to takes place at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 11th April, 2011. More information at 087 7528626. Thanks to all who were involved in the recent sponsored walk,  E300 was donated to Irish Dogs for the Disabled.

YOGO Classes begin a Knockanure Centre on Friday 15th April from 8pm to 9.30pm , details from 087 2700 518.

TREASURE Hunt; Easter Egg Hunt at Knockanure for children on April 17th from 2pm to 4pm. Entertainment  with Kids Party Club, Puppet Show, Disco with DJ Funky and Magic Tricks, more from 068 49799.

WHEELCHAIR Society of Listowel had a get-together at Knockanure Community Centre on Wednesday April 6th 2011, they had a meal and were entertained by locals and Sean Hurley from Radio Kerry compiled a programme which can be heard on May 1st.

ST PIO Prayer meeting will take place at Listowel Church on Thursday 14th April at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction, all are welcome.

COMHALTAS; Entries for the Fleadh must be with the local secretary Bridget McCarthy not later than Thursday April 14th, all entrants must be paid up members, contact after 5pm 087 6457 610.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 8th April 2011. Jackpot was E7,800 , numbers drawn were 7-17-18 and 26, No Winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Ian Dillon Listowel; John Joe Barry, Knockanure; Gavin & Ally Buckley, Duagh; Peg Moloney, Ballylongford; Margaret Geraghty, Feale Drive; Marian Chawke, Athea; Bar Prize Angela Sheehy; This weeks Jackpot E7,900.

FOOTBALL: Ladies Training start on Monday 11th April at the Moyvane Pitch at 7pm for U8s, U10s and U12s girls, Registration on the night. All welcome.

EVENTS: Medjugorje Prayer Meeting was due take place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Monday 11th April at 7pm;  Annual poetry festival in remembrance of Michael Hartnett takes place in Newcastle West  from 14th to 16th April, details from; Fashion Show  for mature women will take place at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday, April 13th at 3pm;  Migraine Information Evening in the Malton Hotel, Killarney on Thursday, April 14th from 7pm. The keynote speaker is Dr Desiree Fernandez of the Mallow, Headache/Migraine Clinic, more from 1850 200 378;

 Easter Sunday dawn Mass in Tarbert at 5.30am; Community Bus to Listowel every Tuesday, book with 1890 528 528; Craft Fair at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Easter Sunday, more from 087 6211 752; Day trip to Powerscourt House and gardens on April 17th, details from 087 9845 102; Mallow Racing and Bank Holiday festival runs from April 23rd to 25th; April 12th, marks the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin;

COMHALTAS will celebrate 60th Anniversary at Tullamore from April 29th to 1st of May.

AGM of Active Retirement Ireland will be held at the Gleneagle hotel on Wednesday April 13th. Active Retirement Trade and Tourism Show will be held at the INEC Killarney on 12th April from noon to 7pm.

BUSINESS: Enterprise Ireland will hold a seminar at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday 14th April, more from 061 77 7039; Start your own food business talk will be given at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on 20th April starting at 11am, details from 087 6386 501

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday 12th to Sat. 16th , local cast present a comic drama called Looking for Love by Jimmy Keary; Tuesday 19th Film Club – Seraphine is story of French painter and on Wed. 20th The Tinkers Curse, play by Michael Harding, more from 068 22566.

PLAY: St Michael’s College students present The Field” by John B. Keane on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th April in St. Michael’s College at 7.30pm.

SIAMSA: Shannon Stage School present musical at Siamsa 14th and 15th of April and on 19th, 20th and 21st nMotion Dance Festival, details from 066 712 3055.

GLORACH Players production will take place on  April 15th and 16th , Please contact 087 1383940 .

WALK: Annual Good Friday Walk in aid of Hospice is taking place on 22nd April, from St. Patrick’s Hall, at 11am.  Sponsorship cards are available from Kay at 087 6975682, Julie at 087 6210742 or JK Sports Shop, William St.

 WANTED volunteers  for St Michael’s Churchyard to clean up areas of dumping throughout the graveyard and to do some necessary maintenance work.

FULL Moon on the 18th of April,  watch the Moon up to 19th and see, Earthshine”,  light reflected off the Earth and shone onto the Moon. People with telescopes and binoculars will see craters, valleys and mountains on the  Moon. The blackthorn is in full flower, grass growth has improved with the rain, no frost at night has encouraged all plants to come alive again, except hedging and some palms that were severely damaged during the winter.

RTE  is looking for applications for the second series of its science adventure show The Mountain. Participating teams will be required for one day and the series will be filmed on location in Carlingford, Co Louth, in May.

 ALL Schools break up for holidays on Friday 18th April, Schools will re-open on Tuesday, 3rd May.

GREEN: A National Bioenergy Conference, co-organised by SEAI, Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food will take place at the Tullamore Court Hotel on Wednesday, 20th April 2011.

 Tesco UK has installed four wind turbines to power three of its grocery distribution centres.

HE who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. St Basil.

DUAGH National School celebrated the 40th anniversary of their opening on Friday last; it was an open day for all to view their school, display of photographs and memorabilia. They have an outstanding set of trophies, reflecting their completive character. A healthy lunch box promotion exhibit was in a tent beside the school, sad to say there was no sign that items were being sampled.

MAGAZINE:  Abbeyfeale Vocational School Commemorative Magazine gives us an insight in the activities of a great school from 1951 to 2011. The newspaper accounts of the opening of the school recounted, it cost £14,000 to build and equipment and furniture cost another £6,000, there were five teachers and 40 students enrolled in 1951. The first Munster Fleadh held in Abbeyfeale in 1953. Reveille at 186 page magazine was published by the school in 1970 to wide acclaim. Vocational school Mega Mag, started as small in house publication in 1998, then in 2002 they changed to a more substantial book which was published at Christmas, it contained competitions, stories from grandparents and Mrs O Flaherty wrote of her past experiences of Christmas.

Abbeyfeale Cinema which closed in early 90s is recalled in the recent booklet, first pictures shown in Abbey Ballroom by Tom Tobin and Charlie Browne. Then in early 40s Danny Tobin erected the Abbey Cinema and modern screen added in 1950, various organisations rented the hall for dances and brought celebrity stars. The Commemorative Booklet has a host of pictures from 1950s onwards of staff, students and football teams, some notable pictures include recipients of Rural and Social Science diploma from UCC, Abbeyfeale Cabaret Group who performed on TV and at many local events in 1965 and `66 and Liam Flynn who won first prize in the International Youth Year Competition, he praised his teacher Joe O Keefe for his dedication. Padraig O Cearbhaill who was former principal wrote in 1982 of his first day at the school in 1951, he recalled  his first contact with a parent and student, the support of people, staff, clergy, Conradh na Gaeilge, Macra na Feirme, ICA, Glor na nGael and other Gaelic associations and promoters, symposiums and discussions and much more. Padraig was familiar with many of the old travelling Irish teachers who worked in the early days of the revival, which included his father.

FAR EAST April issue has a special mention of the late Fr Tommy O Hanlon who died in Pakistan on 6th June 2010.

BLESSED: Twenty-two martyrs of the Spanish Civil War and a priest beheaded during the French Revolution will be declared “blessed” by the Church shortly.

CHOIR: Palm Sunday, 17th April, the Kerry Chamber Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of Aidan O’Carroll, will perform Handel’s Messiah, at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, at 8.00pm.

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. Holy Hour on Sundays in Athea from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

RETREAT at Ardfert; Weekend of Prayer and Meditation – inspired by the work of Anthony de Mello SJ -Fri. 13th to Sun.15th May with John Callanan SJ. Booking 066-7134276; e.mail: [email protected]  .

TALK: Sr. Mary McKearney from the Medical Missionaries of Mary spoke at all Masses in the Parish on the 9th & 10th . Sr. Mary recalled her experiences on the missions and spoke of the essential help given which missionaries give to people in various localities to bring some comfort to them. As life can be very hard for many in developing countries, more information from

 ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. M Paul Bunce, Jerry O Driscoll, Peter Carmody, Brenan Carr, Teresa Dunne, Kit Bartishel, Gabriel Kennelly, Ellen Dell, Teddy Conway, Fr Tom Moore, Sgt Maurice Walsh, Michael Lyons, Mick Stack, Kate Flaherty, Tom F Culhane, Art O Beolain, Sr. Virgilius Flavin, Peg Enright McEnery, Michael Cunningham, Fr Tom Moloney, Dawn Murphy, Hannah Sheridan, Rena Mcauliffe, Madge Horgan, Tom Walsh, Tade Collins, Joan O Connor, Chris O Connor, Mass on Monday 11th at 8pm for recently deceased Joe Stack; Mass on Tuesday 12th at 8pm for Margaret Sheehy; Mass on Wed. 13th at 7.30pm for Teddy and Eileen King; Mass on Thursday 14th at 8pm for Joanie O Connor, Stations after Mass; Mass on Friday 15th in Knockanure at 8pm for Laurence and Eileen Collins, Stations after Mass; Mass on Sat. 16th at 8pm for Sean and Aggie Ahern; Mass on Sunday 17th in Knockanure at 10am for John, Timothy and Hannah Flaherty and decease members of Flaherty Family and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Jim Cunningham.

DEATH took place recently of Joe Stack son of Jack Stack and Delia Nolan of Moyvane South, he is survived by his family in New Jersey and siblings , John and Eddie in Moyvane, Eileen at Kilbaha,  Maurice Upper Athea and Mary in America. Joe was predeceased by sisters Joan and Noreen. Mass for Joe Stack was celebrated at Moyvane Church on Monday April 10th at 8pm. Joe loved to come home when possible to meet family and friends who appreciated his company.

EUCHARISTIC Ministers training is on Monday 9th at 8pm in Moyvane School, new ministers welcome.

CONFESSION in Listowel with visiting priests on Monday 18th April at 7.30pm and in Moyvane on Tuesday 19th at 8pm.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan; 11am Paul and Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 17th April Margaret Carmody and Mary Fitzgerald.

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