Knockanure Notes – 10th May, 2009

QUEEN of the May Procession takes place in Knockanure on Sunday May 17th starting at 3.30pm, this year we will remember Spiritual Needs and Consolation. The ceremony will be conducted by Fr Lucid, Fr. McMahon and Fr. O Callaghan assisted by the Knockanure Church Choir and Moyvane Folk Choir, all are welcome.

FIRST Communion Mass was celebrated by Fr Lucid P.P. in Knockanure Church on Saturday last May 9th`09. Congratulations to Leona, Lauren, Amanda, Darragh, Tadgh, Cian, Adam, Evan, Conor and Brian who received their First Communion, they were supported by their families, friends and relations, the church was full and the choir with Stephen Donegan on the organ added to the occasion.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 1st May, numbers drawn were 1-2-5-10, No Winner of E3,500 Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Phil Walsh, Listowel; Sharon Heaphy, Listowel; Richard Horgan, Trien; Liam Collins, Duagh; Bridie Bambury, Listowel;
Con Scanlon, Listowel; Bar Prize Margaret O Sullivan;
Lotto Results for 8th May, Jackpot was E3.600, numbers drawn were 5-15-17 and 26, No Winner. Lucky Dips went to the following: Tom Moran, Lyre; Jim Greaney, Kilmorna;
Michael Cronin, 17 Bridge Road, Listowel; Dolly Stack, Listowel; Eileen Cronin, Moyvane; Con Lynch, Gortdromagouna; Bar prize Paddy Wallace; Next Weeks Jackpot is E3.700.

BLESSING of Knockanure GAA Pitch and dressing rooms took place on Sunday last May 10th, the blessing was performed by Fr. Lucid, Fr. McMahon and Fr. O Callaghan, Fr Tom recalled the old days when they played matches on several different local fields and the hard fought Parish League. All the deceased players and helpers were remembered. The First Communion class got a special presentation and Jackie McMahon was presented with a remembrance plaque. Refreshments were served in lovely sunshine while children had fun in the field. GAA celebrated their 125th anniversary on May 10th every club put on something special for the day. Day long activities were held in Listowel and Ballydonoghue pitches. In Newcastlewest Library every West limerick GAA club have items in a 38 folder display.

GORTAGLANNA: 88th Commemoration of the Gortaglanna Tragedy takes place on Sunday May 17th , assemble at the Bridge at 6.30pm, speaker Jerry Savage.

FUN CLUB: Knockanure Fun Club at the Community Centre began on Monday 11th of May `09 and will continue on the second Monday of each month from 5pm to 6pm, all are welcome. Nintendo, W11, Playstation 1 and 2, Match Attax, Card Swapping, Table football, Air Hockey and Table tennis. Bring your own hand held games. Why not come and check it out. Active Retirement Day in Knockanure was due to take place on Monday 11th May, more information from 068 49799

BEST of Luck to Special Olympics athletes Tom Windle, Johnny Mulvihill and Edward Twomey who will be competing on Saturday May 16th in the Munster regional Finals at the Mardyke in Cork.

COMHALTAS: Entries for the County Fleadh must be given to the Branch Secretary Bridget McCarthy at 068 49489 by Thursday 14th May. Those intending to take part in the County Fleadh must have their subscription paid.

SEMINAR will take place on Friday, May 15th at 7.15pm and Saturday, 16th at 10.15am at Presentation Convent Primary School Hall, Mart Lane, Castleisland. Topics include: addiction, suicide, relationships, our faith in challenging times, the importance of unity and coping with unemployment. All speakers are experts in their fields. Special guests: Anne, the Lay Apostle and Sr Consilio. Seminar concludes with concelebrated Mass. All welcome. Contact Tom Or Kathleen at 7142300 or 086 1982188.

ST MICHAEL’S College are re roofing the school at a cost of E195.000, upgrading their pitch at a cost of E50,000 and giving free laptops to 1st years.

CEILI Band called the Pride of Moyvane is based on the Martin Mulvihill Branch of Comhaltas in New York and Margie Mulvihill is chairperson of the Branch. Margie has a host of relations in this Parish and locality.

CHOIR: The Youth Choir in Moyvane Church deserve our grateful appreciation for the wonderful performance at Sunday morning mass.

BEST Wishes to Garda Michael Queally has retired after 37 years Garda service, Michael spent many years at Moyvane Garda Station, he is married to Noreen and has daughters Valerie, Michelle, Maeve and Clodagh. Guards who retired recently in Abbeyfeale include Willie Galvin, Jerry O Sullivan, Gerard McCarthy, Jerry Lawlor and Pat Walsh.

HAPPY Retirement to Tony Mulvihill who was delivering letters in Lisselton for the past 26 years, his father Jin came from Moyvane. Tony and his wife Bridget will shortly travel to Australia to visit family members.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 14th The Best of Traditional; Friday 15th end of year concert by Priscilla’s School; Tuesday 19th a presentation by students from Kerry parents and Friends training centre; Wednesday 20th The Eblana Ensemble. Exhibition by Active Retirement Groups continues till May 24th, details from 068 22566.

MARIAN O Sullivan of Knockanure celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday night last in Moyvane, she is daughter of Pat and Helen O Sullivan.

SIAMSA: San am Fado runs from May 4th to 16th excluding Friday 8th and 15th and Sunday 10th, Film called Waking Ned will take place at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, May 14th at 2pm, for retired people, details from 066 7123055.

CANCER: Prostate Cancer Information evening will take place at Fels Point Hotel on Thursday, May 14th from 8pm to 10pm, details from 066 7195560.

FLU Prevention advice: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, Wash your hands often, keep away from people with flu symptoms, If you have a cough, wear a mask and isolate yourself, rest, drink lots of fluids, and eat well.

ARTHRITIS information number 1890 252 846.

WEATHER: The Environmental Protection Agency, say that our future weather to be much the same as the predictions of National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Met Eireann, they forecast a 2 degree increase in average temperature in 100 years time, what we all know is that they are unable to tell us next weeks weather at present. What did it cost the taxpayer to compile these reports.

SCAIRBHIN na gCuach was always with us and probably will be there for generations to come, but this year it is slow ending.

WALK on Dingle Way will take place on Saturday, May 30th. This 55km trek is broken into 4 stages from Tralee to Dingle. For further information, visit

HOLIDAYS: Despite the weather take an Irish holiday this year, for an escorted bus tour four nights in a hotel, bed and breakfast and dinner all for E240.

IDA blame infrastructure for their failure to find new jobs for Kerry, planning and regulations are a big hindrance for both small and big employers,

NCW Bereavement support group are holding a celebration of light for those bereaved by suicide. The ceremony will take place on Friday 15th @ 8.15pm

THOUGHT: Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know, Charles Kingsley. FREEDOM: A home schooling family in Ohio were held a gunpoint while the Department of Agriculture, the county health department, and the police spent hours searching their house because it was claimed they were selling health food without a licence.

GLUTEN: Dr. Jun Wei a researcher reports that one-third of all people with schizophrenia show “high levels of antibodies against wheat gluten,”

FIRST Irish Shamrock plants were grown in space in May 1996.

HISTORY: Combination Acts 1799 and 1800 made membership of a trade union a criminal offence; unions became legal in 1871. Padre Pio was declared Blessed on May 2nd 1999. Maurice Walsh was born at Lisselton on May 2nd 1879. Ulster have a list of Irish who married at the Parish of Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, Scotland from 1720 to 1846, a surprising number of Kerry and Limerick people are recorded. Sample, Bernard of Ballygar, Falvey of Faha, Blennerhasset of Tralee, Twiss of Kerry, Stack of Ballycoury, Fitzgerald and Dartnell of Rathkeale, Massey and Scanlon, married 1791, Thomas Edward Hunt married Mary Mahony daughter of Pierce Mahony in 1797, Martin Connell Ceagh M.D. married Miss Lacy in 1800, John Copley married Stack in 1803 witness John Stack of Ballyconry, Hogg married Sargent in 1807.

EVENTS: Blood Donations are due to be taken at the Arms Hotel on Monday and Tuesday May 11th and 12th from 6 to 9pm each day; Seminar on Energy was due to be held at Tarbert Comprehensive School on Monday night May 11th, Tuesday May 26th another Oral Hearing on LNG Gas Pipeline will be held at the Brandon Hotel starting at 11am; Friday 15th of May at 6.30, WL102 will have a programme discussing the works of poet Michael Hartnett; KDYS are organising a six week drug information course, details from 068 23744; Master Art Class will be held at the Arms Hotel on Sat. May 16th starting at 10am; St Joseph’s Secondary School Abbeyfeale are having a victory celebration at the GAA Clubhouse on Saturday May 16th; Sunday May 17th Geoff Hunt will lead a walk from Templeglantine Church at 9am along the railway track to the old Devon Road station , contact Geoff on 087 7656439; The annual Athea Vintage Rally will take place on Sunday May 17th; Fleadh Nua in Ennis runs from 17th to 25th of May; Drishane Convent celebrate their centenary on 16th; Kerry ICA AGM on May 17th ; Downe Syndrome Ice Cream Sunday May 17th , details from 1890 37 37 37; Afternoon of prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on May 17th at 2.45pm; Afternoon with Janice & Moss Carrig, on Sunday, May, 24th at 3pm in St. Brendan’s Church, Rock Street Tralee; Nano Nagle school had a great variety of stands at their market on Sunday last and Ballybunion had a crowded super French Market in lovely sunshine.

FBD have closed their office in Listowel.

DEATH took place in Brussels of Marguerite O’Connor of Derrynane Beg, Caherdaniel on May 3rd 2009, Marguerite was born 23 years ago to David and Mary and has siblings Sarah, Michael Joseph and Gabrielle. Her grandmother was Margaret Healy. Following Requiem Mass at St. Crohan’s Church, Caherdaniel on Friday May 8th `09 Marguerite O’Connor was laid to rest at Coad Cemetery. Marguerite has a great number of relations in the Parish. Her grandparents were Sarah Nolan of Carrueragh and Michael O Connor of Tarbert.

DEATH took place on Tuesday May 5th `09 of Delia Langan nee Lynch, Delia was in her 93rd year and was predeceased by her husband Edward Langan and is survived by her sons Pat, George and Eddie, brothers Dan and Tom and sister Joan. Following Requiem Mass in Athea Church on Thursday May 7th celebrated by Fr Bowen assisted by Canon Kelly, Delia Langan was laid to rest at Holy Cross cemetery, Athea beside her husband Edward who died on the 24th of August 1979.Margaret Carroll sang the hymns in the church. Delia lived all her life at Glosha, Athea and was daughter of George Lynch and Nora Barrett.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Higgins, John Flavin, George Fitzmaurice, Mary Dunfort, Mary Hudson, William Flaherty, David Dillon, David Foley, Noreen Sweeney, Ned Sheehy, Catriona Houlihan, Sr. Ignatius O Grady, John Guiney, Martha O Sullivan, Michael Collins, Paddy Meehan, Tim Shanahan, Mary Finnegan, Eileen Behan, Dick O Connor, Bea Leahy, Sean Sullivan, Mass on Wed. 13th at 9.15am for Deceased members of the Galvin Family; Mass on Thurs.14th at 8.00pm for Jimmy Kennelly; Mass on Fri.15th at 8.00pm Michael Dore; Mass on Sat.16th at 8.00pm for James Cunningham & the deceased members of the Cunningham Family, Kilbaha; Mass on Sun.17th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Noreen Sweeney and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Ned Sheehy. Mass for the People of the Parish on Tues. May 12th 8.00pm.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

ST PIO Pilgrimage to Holy Cross in Tipperary is on Sunday May 25th.

ROSARY will be said at Knockanure Church on Tuesday evenings during May; Clounmacon Grotto on Friday nights at 8pm . Rosary each evening at 7.30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale.

RETREAT at Ardfert, Evening of Reflection for those who participated in Guided Prayer weeks will take place on Wednesday, May 13th from 8pm – 10pm. All welcome. LITURGY Group meeting will be held in the Presbytery on Wednesday 13th at 8.30pm.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Bridget McCarthy; 11am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson. Knockanure 10am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

SCHOOL: Our Lady’s School of Evangelisation, Knock, Co. Mayo are now inviting applications for Sept. ’09. For more details, telephone 094 93 88245 / 087 2351294.

FEAST of St Brendan May 16th, a pity our Patron Saint is ignored.