Knockanure Notes – 10th January, 2010

WEATHER: Due to the unpredictable weather, events are being cancelled and changed at short notice, check before you travel.

Some people are wearing socks on their shoes and claim that they are helpful. Think about putting some heat into the attic, due to insulation attics are now very cold causing pipes to freeze, be ready when the thaw begins to switch off the water as burst pipes will cause damage. We are thankful for all who did their bit and continue to help during this big freeze.

SOCIAL day was due to be held in the Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 11th January 2010 has been cancelled.

WALK; A sponsored walk for the upkeep of the Knockanure Centre will be held on Sunday Feb. 21st at 2pm. Sponsorship cards and details available from the centre at 068 49799/ 068 49250 or any member of the committee. A donation will also be made to the Irish Guide Dogs Society.

VISIT: Many people are visiting their neighbours during the severe weather, as the roads are very dangerous, people have more time to ramble and do the odd job for each other where necessary.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 14th Steve Balbi in Concert; Friday 15th King of Kilburn High Road, presented by Knockaderry Drama Group; Exhibition of pictures taken at St John’s during 2009 will be on view during January. The Master is back at St John’s from 21st to 23rd Jan, For more information contact St. John’s on 068-22566.

BORO Queen Contest will be held at the Marian Hall Moyvane on Jan. 16th at 8.30pm.

SOCIAL: North Kerry Pioneer Social will be held at the Lanterns Hotel on Friday Jan. 22nd, begins with Mass at 7.30pm; Clounmacon Annual Social takes place at the Arms Hotel on Jan. 30th ’10; Kerry GAA Supporters Club Social will be held at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sat. Jan. 23rd, details from 068 48116; Abbeyfeale GAA social will be held at the Fr. Casey Clubhouse on Jan. 30th , meal at 9pm; Kerry Comhaltas Social at Ballygarry House Hotel on March 12th .

LEAVING Cert. ’10 one day course in Higher Level Irish will be held in the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service Centre, Killarney on Saturday January 23rd. Tel. 087-2600412 for Application forms/Enquiries, book before January 18th.

CAO form online before Jan 20th is E35, extra charge apply beyond this date.

CLOTHES Collection for education in Kitui ,all types of clean dry, ladies, gents, and children’s clothing, also bed linen, curtains, towels & shoes. Collection will take place on Thursday 14th January before 12 noon on the day at the Bridge Rd, Car Park.

Textile Recycling banks are in position at Gould’s Shop Kilmorna and Mulvihill’s Garage Moyvane.

TRIP to Dublin: February 28th. 2010. Leaving the Courtney Lodge, Newcastle West at 8am, details from 087 9845102.

THOUGHT: You can shed tears that I have gone or you can smile because I have lived, In Memory of Richard Gostage.

US have 973,000 charities who collect more than the US government gathers in taxes. CEO of the Boys Scouts has a salary of $1.5 million.

BIRDS are swarming to feeding tables over the past weeks during the hard weather, mostly Blue Tits and house sparrows but a few goldfinches are calling also.

FARMING: The recent heavy frost, cold wind sleet and snow caused many problems for farmers, including slippery yards, frozen pipes, cleaning yards which were frozen solid, milking machines and coolers were also causing problems, not to mention farmers having to work everyday under harsh conditions. Some cows were out last week for a few hours per day. It is reported that 30,000 farmers are waiting for REPS payments. Hard frost in times past was used by farmers to do many types of work, this activity provided pickings for wild birds, now birds starved by regulations which were supposed to protect them. Listowel Mart reopens Wednesday Jan 13th ’10; Seminar on Farming, challenges for a new decade will be held at the River Island Hotel Castleisland on Thursday night Jan. 14th next; IFA, AGM was due to be held at Manor West Hotel, Tralee on Monday 11th of Jan, ’10.

HAPPY 21st Birthday to Christina Stackpoole she is daughter of Tom and Margaret.

Happy 80th Birthday to Martin Scanlon of Coolaclarig.

BEST Wishes to Mike Joe Stack of Lisselton on his 100th birthday, Mike Joe always had affection for Knockanure as one of his ancestors came from Carrueragh a few generations ago.

CONGRATULATIONS to Paula Heaphy of Ballylongford who recently married Barry Gerathy in Killarney. Paula is daughter of Nodie and the late Michael Heaphy.

WEDDING: Marriage too place recently at St Bartholomew’s church Athea of Collette Hunt daughter of Hilda and Ned Hunt of Coole East Athea to Garda Ger Comerford of Castlecomer. The ceremony was conducted by Fr Dan Bollard assisted by Fr. Bowen PP.Athea. Bridesmaids were Mairead and Rosita Hunt. The best men were Seamus and Tadhg Comerford. The flower girl was Emma Corr and the page boy was Simon Comerford.

EVENTS: Upskilling exhibition will be held at the Gleneagle on Jan. 11th starting at 11am; BT Young Scientist exhibition is on at the RDS from Thursday to Saturday this week; Our neighbours in Limerick will be celebrating the feast of St. Ita on Jan. 15th; Car Boot sale at Tralee Mart every Sunday till March 28th; Traditional Music and Set Dance Festival weekend will be held at Ballyroe Hotel from Jan. 22nd to 24th; Hospice Walk which was postponed due to the bad weather will now be held on Sunday Jan. 31st; Panto in Killorglin from Jan. 25th to 31st; Rebecca Storm will perform at Abbeyfeale Church on Friday January 29th ’10; Garda fundraising night in aid of Nano Nagle School will be held at the Arms Hotel on Friday Jan. 29th ’10; Farm Machinery Show on 12, 13th and 14th Jan at the Green Glens, Millstreet; Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Wednesday, January 20th from 8.30 to 10.30pm, new members welcome; Munster Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh will be held at Cappamore on Sunday Jan. 24th ’10; AGM of the North Kerry Football Board will be held at the Mermaids on Monday Jan. 25th at 8.30pm; Munster Final of Scor na nOg will be held at Mallow on Jan. 31st starting at 2.30pm;

STROKE: Ask the person to smile, speak a sentence, raise both arms and stick out their tongue all in succession, any change from their usual ability suspect a stroke.

SECRET: Kerry County Council claim that they have to keep the price they pay for land secret, sellers of land will easily find whatever information they need, if they pay for it.

CORK University Hospital; all those attending the Out Patients Departments in the hospital will be seen in order of their appointment time and not on a first come first serve basis as was previously the case.

HSE have accepted that the standards of hygiene at the Maternity Mid Western Regional Hospital is poor. What did the inspectors mean by reporting on the need for appropriate segregation of staff food storage and patient food storage?

SURNAMES in Keylod on Census night 1911; Harding, Mulvihill, Nolan, Ahern, Carmody, Casey, Enright, Golden, Cronin, Kelly, Moore, Nash, Goulding, Mangan, Murphy, Carroll, Hanrahan, Kennelly, Dunne, Fitzgerald, Whyte, Heffernan, Costelloe, Sheehy, Riordan, Flaherty, Moran, O Connor, Barry, Manaher, McCarthy. Margaret Cleary and Bridget Buckley were sisters living together in the Village of Knockanure. Mr Harding was a relation of Ned The Lady Mulvihill both their mothers were Carmody.

GRIFFITHS List of householders for Keylod in 1850; Michael Connors, John Sandes, Patrick Keane, Tom Moore had vacant house, Rev James O Sullivan had the Church and a tenant John Byrne with a schoolhouse, Mary Dillane, Thomas Moore, Catherine Connors, John Moran, William Sandes, John Golden, Bartholomew Connors, Michael Nash, Thomas Langan, Michael McCormick, Jeremiah Dillane, Catherine Lindsay, Ellen Enright, Michael Golden, John Kelly, Edmond Dillane, James Dore, Ellen Mulvihill and John Stokes.

1958: The Dept. of Education intended to change the term physical training to physical drill in the rules for secondary schools. Cumann na Mean Mhuinteoiri were proposing in 1958 to give a salary of £600 to their General Secretary. By the way the charge for Bed and breakfast at the International Hotel Bray in 1958 was 19s6d.

DEATH took place recently of Tsutomu Yamaguchi at the age of 93, a Japanese man who survived two atomic bombs the first bomb hit Hiroshima on August 6th 1945 and the second bomb hit Nagasaki where he had taken refuge after the first bomb on August 9th 1945.

DEATH took place on January 6th ’10 of Tom Francis of Keylod, Moyvane and late of Lahesrought, Ballybunion. Tom is survived by his brother Sean and sister Sr. Fintan. Following Requiem Mass at St Teresa’s Church Ballydonoghue on Friday January 8th 2010, Tom Francis who spent over 50 years in Knockanure Parish was laid to rest at Killahenny Cemetery, Ballybunion.

DEATH took place on January 6th 2010 of Kit Leach nee O Keeffe, of Cratloe East, Athea. Kit is survived by her husband Mick, daughters Helen and Kate, son Michael, grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Following Requiem Mass at St. Bartholomew’s Church Athea on January 8th ’10, Kit Leach was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea. Kit was daughter of Joe and Ellen O Keeffe.

DEATH took place on January 6th 2010 of Brendan O Sullivan South Cappa, Foynes and late of Church Road, Ballybunion, following Requiem Mass at Ballybunion Church on Sunday January 10th ’10, Brendan O Sullivan was laid to rest in the adjacent Cemetery.

Death has taken place of Ger Dillon of Glenderry, Rathea, following Requiem Mass in Rathea Church on Sunday January 10th 2010, Ger Dillon was laid to rest at Springmount Cemetery Duagh.

Death has taken place of John P McElligott of Ballyegan, Lisselton, following Requiem Mass at Ballydonoghue Church on Monday January 11th 2010 John P McElligott was laid to rest at John Paul 11 Cemetery Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES; Paddy Mannix, Fr Tom O Sullivan, John Gregg, Sheila Broderick, Sheila Walsh, Mary O Brien, Pats Lane, Mairead Mullane, Sean Mahony, Sean Murphy, Timmy Nolan, Margaret Brick, Fr. Mort Daly, Martin Sheehy, Eddie Cunningham,

Michael Fitzgerald, Mary Teresa Collins, Mick Liston, Con Clancy, Pat Flaherty, Dr Con A O Connor, Mai McCarthy, Eileen Kennelly; Mass on Fri. 15th at 7.30pm for Jack Lynch, Michael & Bridget Campion &Catherine Molloy; Mass on Sat. 16th at 7.30pm for Bill, Paddy and Mary Horan; Mass on Sun. 17th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Teresa & Michael Bambury and the

11.00am Mass in Moyvane is Months Mind for Peg O’Connor.

PRAYER: Afternoon of prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Jan. 17th at 2.45pm, Janice and Moss Carrig will attend.

EWTN is on Sky EPG 769 contact 061-394400 for further information.

LATIN Mass will be said as approved by Pope Benedict on Sunday, January 17th at Dominican, Holy Cross Church, Tralee at 1.30pm.

DEPRESSION: You are invited to hear about depression from Roger Harty and local AWARE group members and a HSE Psychiatric Nurse at the Grand Hotel, Tralee on Tuesday, January 19th at 8pm, All are welcome.

The HSE South’s Farm & Rural Stress Helpline – 1800 742 645 is open daily from 6.00pm – 10.00pm and is staffed by professionals who offer callers a listening ear, support and advice.

TALK on The Blessed Trinity and what we mean and why we believe in the mystery, will take place at Bon Secours Meeting Room, Strand Street, Tralee on Tuesday, January 12th at 8.30pm.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

READERS: Vigil =DAna Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson; 11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10am Anne Stack & Brenda Clancy.

Diocesan Collection amounted to E737.70.

HELP: Abbeyfeale and District Search and Rescue will take calls from people in the locality who have not been able to get to town to do shopping, contact 068 30431 for further information. ACCORD: offers one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, separation support, psychosexual counselling, fertility awareness and natural family planning service, details from 066-7122280.