Knockanure Notes – 10th October, 2010

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Arms Hotel Listowel on Friday 19th of November, tickets available at the creamery office.

SOCIAL Day; Knockanure Community Centre  Social Day for the Active Retirement was due to be held at the Centre on  Monday 11th October.

CHIROPODIST will be at the Marian Hall in Moyvane on Sat. Oct. 16th at 11am, book with 068 49472.

SEANCHAI: Creative Writing Classes for children was due to commence at the Seanchai Literary Centre, Listowel on Sat. 9th October, they are also providing space to exhibit work of local artists. Business Week event will be held on Monday 18th Oct. at 7.30pm  details 068 22212.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 13th Kerry School of Music celebrate their 30th anniversary; Thursday 14th The Best of Traditional with We Banjo 3; Fri. 15th Francis Kennedy & the Gleannaphuca Ramblers; Tuesday 19th Mark McKnight Organ Quartet, details from 068 22566. Johnny Carroll on Thurs 28th.

HOSPICE Christmas Cards painted by local artists will be available again this year.

BLOOD Transfusion donor clinic will be held at Fr Casey’s GAA clubhouse in Abbeyfeale on Wed. & Thurs. 20th and 21st of Oct. from 6pm to 9pm each evening.

BUSINESS Week begins Oct. 18th, A Rural Enterprise Seminar will be held at Seanchai on Oct 18th, details from 066 7183 502.

ENERGY Minister Eamon Ryan has told us that Wavebob Ltd has secured a grant of E1.83 million from the US Department of
Energy. Bord Gáis is also to invest €1.8m in Wavebob Ltd.

The Countries first geothermal electricity generating station is  to be built in Dublin, they have already spent over E160.000 boring a deep well.

A biomass plant at Rhode, Co Offaly is expecting farmers to supply them with material to burn.

GAA: Knockanure GAA, Community Centre and Vintage Club made a presentation to Breda Lane on Saturday night Oct. 9th `10, to mark her playing in the Senior Ladies All Ireland Semi-Final, Gerard Greaney on behalf of the local GAA club made the introduction and Fr Tom McMahon gave a short speech stressing the community aspect of the occasion, photos were taken after which tea and sandwiches were available for all. The public spirit of the local ladies in providing the food and catering is greatly appreciated.

MATCH: The next Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Championship match will be played at Finuge on Oct. 16th at 2.30pm.

I.C.A. Line Dancing classes at the Marian Hall, Moyvane, every Tuesday at 8.30pm. The Annual Christmas Shopping Trip to Cork is on Wednesday 1st December. Book your seat on the bus now with Eileen Roche on 068 49337.

FESTIVAL: Moyvane Development Association Annual Village Festival takes place over the October Bank Holiday weekend. This year we are hosting a Small Business Trade Fair / Farmers Market on Sunday 23rd. Display space is Free, but as space is limited booking in advance is essential, at 068 49298 or 087 2733305.

COMPUTER classes in Athea for over 55s start Oct. 12th , time 6.30 to 8.30pm.

COLAISTE  Íde in Dingle the only all Irish boarding school in the country for girls will hold open days on the 16th & 17th October between 12 – 5 o’clock on both days more information from 066 9151211.

VISA: American Diversity Visa Lottery now open, closing Nov. 3rd 2010.

RTE Radio are looking for Irish abroad to interview them, details from [email protected]

EVENTS: Irish Rambling House will perform at the Devon Hotel on Wed. Oct. 13th, their next performance will be in England at the Derby Irish Centre Wed. Oct. 20th ; Bingo in the Marian Hall every Thursday night; Medjugorje Prayer meeting was held at St Patrick’s Hall Listowel on Monday night last Oct. 11th; Listowel Farmers Market every Friday from 9am to 2pm; Coffee Morning in aid of Young Priests Society will be held at the Mermaids Restaurant from 11am to 1pm on Fri. Oct. 15th , also Bric-a-Brac and raffle; Anti Human trafficking Day Oct. 18th;  Dairy Show at Green Glens Arena in Millstreet on Sat. Oct 16th; Kerry Branch of Mental Heath are holding a conference at the Carlton Hotel in Tralee on Oct. 16th, registration at 9.30am, details from 087 1604417; Information evening on mental health will be held at the Arms Hotel on Sat. Oct. 16th at 8.30pm, all are welcome; AGM of Kerry Scor Group will be held at Na Gaeil Clubhouse Oakpark, Tralee on night of 14th Oct;  Afternoon of Prayer at Scartaglen Church on Oct. 17th at 2.45pm; The annual reunion dance of Abbeyfeale and District in London takes place on Saturday October 16th  at St. Augustine’s Hammersmith; Active Retirement Group in Abbeyfeale meet at St Ita’s Hall on Wed. Oct. 13th at 3pm; Fashion Show in aid of Limerick Lourdes Pilgrimage will be held at the Devon Hotel Templeglantine on the 14th of Oct.; Set Dancing Weekend at the Arms Hotel from 15th to 17th Oct. more from 066976 3059; Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Group will be in Lixnaw on Thursday Oct. 21st at 8pm; Toastmasters group meet at the Desmond Complex in NCW on Oct. 20th at 8.30pm; Moyvane Vintage and fun day will be held on Sunday Oct. 24th; Opening Dairy Sale at Listowel Mart on Wed. 27th Oct.; Ceili in aid of cancer research will be held at Fr Casey Hall Abbeyfeale on Oct. 23rd; O Keeffe Traditional Music Festival in Castleisland begins Fri. 22nd Oct.; Exhibition at Glin Library of pictures taken at Fleadh and coursing during the 1980s and 90s;  Race Night at the Gables in aid of the Athea Motorcycle Club is on 22nd of Oct. ; Dublin City Marathon is on Oct.25th;  Cork Jazz Festival from 23rd to 25th Oct.;  Cycle in aid of Kerry Adolescent Counselling Services will take place on Saturday, October 23rd.  This is organised by the Tralee Rotary Club.  For information, contact Jim 086-2581217; Ballybunion Food and Craft Fair is on Oct. 31st, more from 087 2910 586; West Limerick Singing Weekend in Abbeyfeale from 5th to 7th of Nov.; Open Days at Abbeyfeale Day Care Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday each week, Contact 068 51850. Keep fit classes in Duagh, details from 086 3707 917;

PARENTING Course will be held in Duagh, details from 087 2954 703.

CARDS: Progressive 41 card drive will be held at Listowel Emmet’s Clubhouse every Wed. at 9pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Katrina Vaughan of Moyvane and James Culhane of Glin who were married recently in Moyvane Church by Fr Gunn assisted by Fr Lucid. Best man was Liam Culhane, groomsman was Jamie Vaughan. Bridesmaids, Maria and Jackie Vaughan. Flower girls Lauren Culhane and Chloe Kennelly. Shea Culhane was pageboy. Katrina is daughter of James and Rachel Vaughan and James is son of Jimmy and Helen Culhane.

CONGRATULATIONS to Paula Stack of Moyvane South and Philip Lyons of Derry, Listowel who were married at Moyvane Church on October 8th 2010 by Fr Pat Moore and Fr John Lucid. Best man was Dan Lyons and groomsman was Michael McGrath. Bridesmaids were the Brides sisters Joanne and Yvonne. Pageboys were Dan and Kean Lyons. Flower girls, Lauren Duffy and Rachel O Connor. The reception was held at the Malton Hotel Killarney. The bride was daughter of John Stack and Mary Hanrahan and the grooms parents were Dano Lyons and Mary Cahill. Gerard, Stevie and Alana Donegan provided the music in the church.

BEST Wishes to Linda Kennelly of Moyvane who recently celebrated her 21st birthday.

BEST Wishes to Gerard Collins who will celebrated his 82nd birthday on  Oct. 16th.

THANKS: Knockanure Vintage Club would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Vintage Day. A donation has been made to Crumlin Children’s Hospital, The Healy Family, Glin & the local Community Centre.

The Parents Council of Murhur National School, Moyvane wish to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. Amount raised was E845.84.

COMPREHENSIVE School Tarbert Parents Association are having an information evening at the school on Wed. 13th Oct. at 8pm, guest speaker Mairead  Sullivan.

GOOGLE Street View may help attract tourists, some will be disappointed as there is not a sight of a traditional thatched cottage, great boon to our friends abroad as they can visit home whenever they like.

LATE LATE Show last weekend had a very talented young Abbeyfeale singer, Adam O Sullivan, he delighted the listeners with his performance, and you would never imagine he had a serious brain operation a while ago. His grandmother Eileen Looney is from Knockanure and her husband Denis O Sullivan is from the Thatch Bar Lisselton.

HANDWRITING according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, strengthens the memory, facilitates cognition, and increases the child’s ability to generate ideas.

2nd WOMAN in Cabinet: In his first year as Taoiseach in 1960 Charlie Haughie appointed Marie Geoghan Quinn a native speaker of Irish from Conamara as Minister for the Gaeltacht, she was the first woman in cabinet since Countess Markievicz who was minister in First Dail in 1919.

HUNGER: 1980 was a time of hunger strikes, The Republican prisoners in Long Kesh and Armagh called off their hunger strike just before Christmas. Gwynfor Evans threatened hunger strike if the fourth Welsh TV station was abandoned. Donal O Morain promised to go on hunger strike in 1982, if the government did not revamp its teacher training policies in relation to the Irish language. To sort things out the Minister for Education Mr Wilson issued a White Paper on Education, the first such paper since 1922.

UK  National Archives has made accessible 1,000 Royal Navy Medical Officers’ Journals.

SAINT: October 1975 Blessed Oliver Plunkett who died at Tyburn in 1681 was canonised. 15,000 Irish pilgrims and 50,000 from all over the world joined in the celebrations in Rome, The Taoiseach and about 200 relations of St Oliver were present, also there was he future Pope Cardinal Wyzinsky. It is claimed that Catholics and Protestants made up the false evidence given at the Trial of Oliver Plunkett. At a special ceremony in Drogheda about 900 disabled people from all over the country attended a ceremony to mark St Oliver’s canonisation.

FIRST labour government of NSW was sworn in on 21st Oct 1910 and Kristina Keneally M P the present and first woman Premier of NSW will be keynote speaker at the Labour Centenary Dinner later in the month.

MISSION Sunday Oct. 17th ; 30,000 volunteers and  Missionaries from Ireland  served around the world in 90 countries in the last century. In the 60s there were 7,000 missionaries abroad, at present there are about 1,700 serving.

WORLD Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations’ 2010 Centenary Assembly was held from October 5th to 12th in Jerusalem.

LAUNCH of book of paintings from Brenda Fitzmaurice combined with poems from Mary Kennelly at Mairead’s Bar on Fri. Oct. 22nd at 10pm, it is called “From the Stones”

BOOK: Prayers of Our People a collection of prayers from Limerick will be launched at Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on Oct. 14th at 7pm.

YOU’LL never conquer great heights if you cannot conquer fear, & you’ll never conquer fear if you cannot learn to trust! Says Brian Houston.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Cyril Tobin, Harry Stackpoole, Bishop James Collins, Annie Flynn, Bridger Dalton, Paddy Horgan, Margaret Shine, Michael Hartnett, John Mahony, Pat Stack, Michael Burke, Tommy Reidy, Danny Enright, Pat Stack, Maggie Enright, Kitty Greaney, Fr. Mundy Stack, Mass on Thurs. 14th at 8.00pm in Knockanure for Eileen Goulding; Mass on Fri. 15th at 8.00pm for Johanna Connelly & the deceased members of the Windle Family; Mass on Sat. 16th at  8.00pm for Danny Kearney & the deceased members of the Kearney Family; Mass on Sun. 17th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Liam Sexton & the deceased members of the Sexton Family

ROSARY will be recited before Mass in Knockanure and Moyvane during the month of October.

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

MEETING of the Parish Finance Committee in the Presbytery on Tuesday 12th October at 8.30pm.

READERS: Vigil John Corbett; 11.00am Jerry Duggan;

Knockanure 17th October Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

LATIN Mass at the Dominican Church Tralee on Sunday 17th Oct. at 1.30pm.

LIFE in the Spirit Seminar will be held at Millstreet Parish Centre on 17th Oct. from 3pm to 4.30pm and continues on the seven following Sundays.