Knockanure Notes – 11th April, 2010

SAINT PIO Prayer Group will meet On Thursday 15th April at Listowel Church, it will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm and will be followed by exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. St. Pio of Pietrelcina’s remains will be moved into the new church, adjacent to his current resting place on April 19th 2010.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure was due to take place on Monday 12th April, details from  068 49799.

NANO Nagle after 25 years of teaching believed that people who taught school only for the money earned, were not the proper people to take care of poor children, only people with true zeal could undertake the task.

MEETING: Senior Citizens Committee Meeting on Tuesday April 13th at 7.30pm.Moyvane I.C.A. Knitting meeting on Tuesday 13th April at 8.30pm, everyone welcome.

AA Convention will be held at the Brandon Hotel on 16th , 17th and 18th of April.

NIGHT Vigil at Knock Friday May 7th , bus leaves Abbeyfeale at 5.30pm, details from 068 31232.

EVENTS: Talk by Sean Foley on Asperger’s will be given at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Wed. 14th April; Course for women will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre beginning on April 15th at 10am, more from 087 6110 356; Ceili At Clounmacon Community Centre on Friday 16th April at 9.30pm. Music by Donie Nolan & the Céilí Band; Medjugorje Monthly Prayer meeting on Monday April 12th at St. Patrick’s Hall at 8.10pm. Medjugorje Prayer meeting at the Parish Office Abbeyfeale on Wed. April 14th at 8pm. Medjugorje Pilgrimage from May 7th – 14th, Details from  066 7122267;  Inspirational Speech contest takes place in the Devon Inn on Wednesday, April 14th,  Bill Doyle and Pat O’Connor were chosen to represent the West Limerick Toastmasters club; GAA Congress April 16th and 17th;Mock Wedding open to all will be held at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee on April 17th; IBEC are having a meeting at the Manor West Hotel on April 14th , details from 01 6051 690; Abbeyfeale Rag Meeting will be held at the Dromtrasna Grounds on Sunday, April 18 with the first race starting at 10.30am; Golf Classic at Ardagh Golf Club on April 6th in aid of St Ita’s Community Hospital, details from 069 66555; Widows Association National AGM will be held at Killarney from 18th to 22nd of April; Car Boot sale in Newcastle West on Sunday April 18th; Afternoon of prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday April 18th starting at 2.45pm, all are welcome; Rural Planning and urbanisation issues will be discussed at Irish Rural Dwellers AGM meeting in the Manor Inn, Killorglin on April 19th at 8.30pm;  National Spring Clean continues during April; Bus leaving Moyvane for Punchestown Races on Tuesday 20th April, For further information, contact Eileen on 068 49337 ; New Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs will visit the Great Southern Trail on Friday April 16th; ; Eigse Michael Hartnett will be held at Newcastle West from 22nd to 24th April; Irish Heart Foundation Skipathon 2010 from 19th to 23rd of April, 1,000 schools are taking part; Thursday 22nd of April Earth Day; ICA walk in aid of cancer research will be held at Killarney on Sunday April 19th starting at 2.30pm; Limerick County Council in association with the Irish Peatland Conservation Council and Flynn Furney Environmental will be hosting a free Waste Prevention Event in the Courtney Lodge, Newcastle West on Tuesday, April 27 at 7.30pm; Maynooth Seminary open day, St. Patrick’s College, Co. Kildare. Consider a vocation to the Catholic Priesthood. No booking necessary 25th April Good Shepherd Sunday. Commencing ,14:30 details from

DARKNESS into Light Charity  Walk on May 8th starting at 5am, details from 086 866 1651.

BEST Wishes to April O Carroll of Moyvane South who celebrated her 18th birthday recently.

SEANCHAI: Short Fiction workshop will be held at Seanchai on April 17th and 18th ; Writing Poetry 24th and 25th, details from 068 22212. Leo Cullen Will give a reading at the Seanchaí Literary Centre, Listowel on Saturday 17th April at 8pm. For further information and bookings contact on 068 22212, [email protected].

ST JOHN’S; Weds 14th: A Lover’s Complaint, Presented by La Compania Theatre Co; Argentina; Thursday 15th ,Till The Tenth Generation, A documentary film by Gerry Gregg and Plaxis Pictures on the Holocaust. Toni Reichental, a survivor, will also give a talk; Fri 16th: Fine Girl, Ye are – The Kilkennys, a retelling of the story of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and Cathal McCabe will give an introduction; Sat 17th & Sun 18th:   Dacent Savage, A comedy written and directed by Ger Barrett and presented by The Unemployed Theatre Group, Listowel. The cast features: Derek Dalton, John Naughton, Sean Mc Donald, James Allman, Muiris Stack, Seamus Keane, Tom Rahilly, Fiachra McKeever, Anita Barry, Joanna Carmody & Emer O’ Neill; Tues 20th:The Best of Traditional with  The Alan Kelly Quartet, Supported by Music Network.

 TINTEAN; St Paul’s Choral Group from New York will perform on Friday April 16th in aid of Nano Nagle School, details from 068 28003.

SIAMSA; 13th to 18th , All Shock Up; 21st and 22nd Johnny Patterson; Tribute Concert to Professor Fleischmann will be held on Sunday April 25th at 8pm, local born Fr Pat Ahern is the Director, details from 066 7123 055.

CONCERT: Kerry Choral Union presents a concert to provide housing for Haiti with guests Duhallow Choral Society, on Sunday, April 18th in St Brendan’s Church, Tralee at 8pm.

Concert; Los Altos High School Main St Singers, USA concert will take place at St. John’s Church, Ashe Street, Tralee on Saturday, April 17th at 8pm.  Proceeds in aid of Enable Ireland, Kerry, more from 087 7609768.

COMHALTAS, latest date to become a member is April 17th.

CONGRATULATIONS to Nicky McAuliffe who has spent 40 years teaching traditional music.

BEST Wishes to Noreen and Donal De Barra who celebrated their 40 wedding anniversary recently.

SR. CONSILIO Coffee Morning is due to take place on Tuesday 13th April from 10am. to the Mermaids;

PLANNING for the new gas fired generator at Tarbert, will cost thousands in planning costs to upgrade the plant to a cleaner fuel, seventeen different official departments had to be notified, surely someone could find a way to cut some of the red tape.

NEW Moon on April 14th , some recent dry weather may bring some relief to stock owners, Sunday last was beautiful and Sunny,  grass is still very scarce, hardly a daisy to be seen in pasture land. Abbeyfeale had a very big cattle mart on Saturday last. Several trucks of bales both big and small were on offer, while the many casual traders in the grounds had vegetable, plants, tools, clothes and even pies for sale.

DAWN Chorus at 6am is improving week by week; the Cuckoo is hopefully the next addition to the chorus.

DEMORALISED: The public have little sympathy for certain people with secure jobs talking about being demoralised by a cut of less than 20% on the boom bloated pay packets while thousands of workers, unemployed and these in business struggle, is it right that people could earn E200 for a few hours work per day.  E29 million worth of recently built hospital beds are idle, because of the high cost of staff, the union demands are in effect reducing jobs.

ROADS are going from bad to worse, are the materials used on the roads fit for purpose, they seem to have a short shelf life. Thanks to the Council for the recent road repairs near the water pump at Keylod.

SCHOOLS have reopened after their Easter Holidays, Knockanure N.S. have a fine display of artwork on the school windows.

HAPPY Retirement to Ned O Callaghan who has spent nearly 30 years teaching at St Joseph’s Secondary School, Abbeyfeale, he will celebrate at Fr. Casey Club House on Friday night April 16th

DIARY of Roland Davies April 2nd 1690; Parliament has voted to supply his Majesty with £1,200,000, but resolved rot yet on how to raise it. The Danes are almost all in Ireland, which so disheartened the Irish that King James issued a proclamation that no man should report that they were landed on pain of death: John Wesley in his diary April 5th 1790, reports the Mr Sellers has a Newfoundland dog and a old raven who have fallen deeply in love with each other and never desire to be apart, the bird can bark like the dog and hoards food for the dog when he is away; Francis Kilvert in his diary, April 7th 1872  wrote Colonel Pearson gave us some of his Crimean reminiscences, most of the English officers could speak French. Hardly one of the French officers could speak English. The Russian officers could speak both French and English fluently. A French officer came one night to tell old General Brown about an attack the following day, the French man was grimacing and bowing trying to pass on his message, but the old General could not understand a word of what was being said, eventually to get rid of the Frenchman he ordered that he be given a glass of sherry and sent on his way. Perhaps a hundred lives depended on the message.

GOOD FRIDAY: Kerryman of April 4th 1925 reports that exemption was granted at Listowel court to 41 traders in Listowel to open on Good Friday from 11am to 5pmwhish was market day.

SHROUD of Turin will be on exhibition till April 15th 2010. The Holy Shroud was transferred from Turin during World War II to keep it out of reach of Adolph Hitler, according to a Benedictine priest. Monks in Avellino, Italy stored the relic until 1946.

OLDEST man in Ireland Jon Guerin of Lixnaw and Ballyeigh aged 110 years according to the Kerry Evening Post dated 18th April 1900.

FIRST Woman to fly solo from England to Australia was Amy Johnson on 24th April 1930.

SPACE:  Discovery Shuttle had 3 are women on board; former high school teacher, women robotic arm expert and a Japanese woman. Space Flight Engineer on board the Space Station is also a woman; this is the first time that four women were in space together.

STUDY by Cornell University found that people often feel buyer’s remorse when they purchase something, in contrast after a hike or a game of softball in the park; there are rarely negative feelings with these experiences.

FREE education information for people with Type 2 Diabetes will take place in Tralee for 6 weeks commencing on Wednesday, June 16th, contact the HSE Community Dieticians on 064 6670763.

INFORMATION Day on April 22nd from noon to 7pm at Listowel Community College for people considering going back to education, more information from 068 23429, or visit

ADORATION Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Listowel, Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday

 Marriage Enrichment Weekend will be held at Lake Hotel, Killarney from April 16th – 18th.  For information contact 064 6644319 ;

DIVINE Mercy Sunday devotions in Abbeyfeale Church attracted a large crowd on Sunday afternoon last; despite the long devotions most stayed to venerate the Divine Mercy picture after the ceremonies, Canon Neville played a big part in the event, he was ordained in 1952 and recounted the journey of the Church since then in his sermon.

LATIN Mass will take place at Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday, April 18th at 1.30pm.

OBERAMMERGAU: pilgrimage from September 21st – 28th with highlights of Bavaria & Tyrol, more from 066 7125898.

BISHOP: Confirmation Ceremony in Moyvane at 2pm on Thursday April 15th.

ANNIVERSARY: Teddy Conway, Fr Tom Moore, Sgt Maurice Walsh, Mick Stack, Kate Flaherty, Bishop William Walsh, Thomas f Culhane, Art Beolain, Sr. Virgilius Flavin, Sr. M Paul Bunce, Gerry O Driscoll, Peter Carmody, Mrs Teresa Dunne, Peg Enright McEnery, Michael Cunningham, Fr Tom Moloney, Hannah Flavin Sheridan, Madge Horgan, Tom Walsh, Tade Collins, Aero Lyons; Mass on  Tues 13th at 8.00pm for Patrick & Catherine Hanrahan in Knockanure; Mass on Wed 14th at 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 15th at 9.15am for Bridget & Bernard Shields; Mass on Fri. 16th at 8.00pm  for Margaret Sheehy; Mass on Sat. 17th at 8.00pm for John Shanahan; Mass on Sun. 18th at 10.00am for Nora Kelly nee Kennelly in Knockanure and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Dawn Murphy.

MONTH’S Mind Mass in Abbeyfeale Church for Mary Ann Collins, nee Kennelly will be celebrated on Saturday 17th at 11am.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan, 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan, Knockanure 18th April Patricia & Andrew Rogan

COLLECTION for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin this weekend.

RETREAT for engaged and recently married couples  in Roscrea from  16th to 18th April 2010, supported by Youth 2000 & the Pallottine Fathers, details (085)7216617.