Knockanure Notes – 11th December, 2011

SHOW: Variety show in Knockanure Community Centre on Friday 16th December at 8pm Sharp. Called ‘The Night before Christmas’ performed by students of Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure, Followed by a host of top local entertainers.

MURHUR National School, Moyvane Presents the Children in a Nativity/Variety Concert on Friday 16th at 7.30pm. Free Admission. LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 2nd Dec. 2011, Jackpot was E11,200, numbers  drawn 11-12-30 and 32.Winner Gabriel Fitzpatrick Kilquane Rathkeale Co Limerick. Bar Prize went to Joe Enright.

MEAL for active retired at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 12th December. Mass  at 12 o’clock, ring Mary on 068 49799.

PRESENTATION on behalf of the people of Knockanure will be made to our retired Sgt Mike Sheehy in the Community Centre Knockanure on 15th December at 8.p.m. Everybody welcome.

BENE Merenti Medal was recently presented to Mrs Sheehan at Mass in Moyvane church. Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated by Fr Lucid assisted by former Parish Priests of the Parish, Fr. Nolan and Fr. Fleming. Moyvane choir sang a selection of hymns. Family members, friends and Knockanure Sacristan congratulated Margaret Sheehan following the ceremony; Shane Hanrahan gave a few words congratulating Mrs Sheehan on receiving the medal from the Pope for her pleasant and dignified attention to duty over many years, both in Moyvane and before that in England. ICA ladies and helpers provided tea and refreshments.

TURF Cutters Association will hold an information meeting at the Mermaids, Listowel on Thursday Dec. 15th at 8pm, more from 068 21732 or 087 418 65 97.

EVENTS: Going Strong, Christmas party at the Top of the Town in Athea on 14th Dec. Mass at 12.30pm;  Eirgrid are having a public consultation day in Duagh on Dec. 14th from 2pm to 7pm; Bazaar at Tintean on 18th Dec from 4 to 7pm; Afternoon of prayer at Scartaglin Church on Sunday 18th Dec. at 2.45pm.

ICMSA Meeting due to be held in Moyvane on Tuesday 13th Dec. at 9pm.

ADD/ADHD and co-existing conditions workshop in St. Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale on Wednesday December 14, 2011, details from, Clare on 068 32444 or Mary on 087 9382883.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 14th, A Christmas Variety Concert from Killocrim N.S.; Thurs 15th and Fri. 16th , children’s show at 10an and Noon; Mon. 19th The Santa of Oz, performed by St John’s Youth Theatre; on Dec. 21st , Christmas Concert with Denise Wren’s Music School and on Thurs. 22nd D J Curtin and Mark Leen, details from 068 22566.

SONGS of the Boro was launched at the Marian Hall on Fri. Dec. 9th, proceeds go to Crumlin Hospital. All the contributors to the CD were in attendance and we got a sample of their contribution, many of the songs and recitations would be lost were it not for the dedication of  all involved. The ICA and local ladies provided refreshments at the launch.

BOOK: Jimmy Deenihan recently launched his book, called Sporting Life. Kay McDonnell, nee Normoyle, has launched her book “The Matter of Life” ,  Billy Keane was MC.

SIAMSA: Dec. 17th, New Voices Programme and on 18th Kerry School of Music, for more contact, 066 712 7276.

JOURNALS: Lyreacrompane and District, Ballydonoghue Journal and Ballyguiltenane  Rural Journal are now available, details next week.

THANKS: to all those who contributed to the recent Enable Ireland Collection which amounted to E550.51. This money is used for support services to children in Kerry. Thanks to all who contributed so generously to the Concern Church Gate Collections. The amount raised in Moyvane was E863.32. The staff and students of Tarbert Comprehensive School would like to thank those who helped with the collections.

TRAIL: Israel has completed a 10-year project to build a Gospel Trail to follow Jesus’ footsteps from Nazareth to Capernaum.

PRESIDENTS Awards, details from

NEWSAPERS: Sixty-five million historic newspaper articles, covering  events over the last 300 years, are now  available from  the British Library. Extracts from Newspapers in the British Library; Cork Examiner 13th Oct. 1841, Fr Mathew arrives in Newtownsandes;  Portsmouth Evening News 6th Nov. 1886, a man named Carmody robbed, police have names of three men; Glasgow Herald 8th July 1885, Scotch bankrupt, Newtownsandes; Perry’s Bankrupt Gazette 1 Dec.1838, Newtownsandes; Cork Examiner 2nd Aug 1843, Great Repeal Demonstration in Glin, Newtownsandes, Ballylongford, headed by Fr Long and Fr McCarthy and six carriages;  Buck’s Herald 26th March 1870, Mr Vesy Foster Fitzgerald received threatening letter, on Friday two strangers called to his house; London Standard of 10th April 1845, railway line Newtownsandes to Tralee, no engineering difficulties; Nottingham Evening Post 20th Jan. 1934, grim tragedy in Ireland, Newtownsandes; Freeman’s Journal of 24th March 1862 Mr Sandes gives field to priest for Church; F J of 31st march 1880 , Irish National Land League Report;  F J. of 25th Feb. 1886, article on Landlordism in Kerry, stories of Rack rent and oppression; F J. of 20th Feb 1899, The movement for unity, appointment to carry out the objects; F J. 2nd Sept. 1856, PP Newtownsandes deacon in attendance, Dr Ryan Limerick, Dr Murphy Cloyne, Dr Kenny of Ross, also bishop of Kilfenora;  F J. of 10th Dec.1853, List of subscribers to fund from Newtownsandes; F J. 22nd Feb. 1887, State Prosecutors, Newtownsandes event 25th Oct. 1886, Mr Dillon spoke for himself, none of the transgressors were present; F J. 8th Jan 1846, State of the Country, Newtownsandes; F J. 11th Jan. 1882, Political Prisoners Fund, Fr Burke PP Newtownsandes; F J. of 2nd March 1883, O Connell Memorial Church fund Newtownsandes, Fr Casey Abbeyfeale and others; Freeman’s Journal of 26th Sept. 1895, Agricultural Co-Operative Society , Newtownsandes;  Pall Mall Gazette 16th Nov. 1886, Can Irish Rents be Paid.

TYRES: Bridgestone has developed an airless tyre that is said to be more environmentally-friendly and an alternative to present day tyres.

ROAD Closed from Gortaglanna to Athea for repairs.

MEDJUGORJE Prayer Meeting  on Monday 12th December at 7.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.

SAINT  PIO  Prayer Meeting will take place on Thursday 15th December  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary Mass and Benediction at Listowel Church.

PENITENTIAL Service in Listowel Church on Monday 19th  December at 8.00pm. it will include a Solemn celebration of Reconciliation. / Confession.

YOUTH RETREAT organized by Youth 2000 for 16 to 35 year olds will take place at Newbridge College, Co Kildare from 16th – 18th December,  Contact 01 675 3690 or 085 8289231.

SAMARITANS Collection will take place on December 24th/25th.  

CAROL Service  will take place at Bon Secours Hospital Chapel on Thursday, December 15th at 7.30pm.  All welcome. Christmas Carols in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Saturday, December 24th  at 8.30pm by St. John’s Gregorian Choir.

LATIN MASS  will be said at The Dominican, Holy Cross Church, Tralee on Sunday, December 18th at 1.30pm.

CHRISTMAS FAIR:  will take place in St. John’s Church, Ashe Street , Tralee on Saturday, December 17th from 10am – 4pm.  All welcome.

CAROL Service will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert the 18th December at 7pm, All welcome .

ENROLMENT Ceremony for Knockanure First Communion children was held recently at Knockanure Church, posters and artwork of pupils and teachers were on display. The children sang hymns and all joined in to applaud them at the end of a lovely ceremony.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Eucharistic Adoration Listowel, Sunday from 3 to  6pm and will take place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. Abbeyfeale, Adoration continues every Tuesday and Friday from 8am to 10pm.  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6 to 8 pm.

MEMORIAL: Minister Jimmy Deenihan unveiled a memorial in honour of Fr. Jerry Roche at Athea Church on Sunday last 11th Dec. 2011, a large crowd attended; Moyvane and Knockanure were well represented at the event. The day was showery, but the unveiling took place between the showers as many of the acknowledgements and stories about Fr. Jerry were told in the church. A book on his busy life would be welcome.   

DEATH took place on December 3rd 2011 of Dr Jim Brosnan of Spa Road, Dingle, he is survived by his  wife Kitty, sons Dr. Conor, Barry and Seán, brother Jerry in Moyvane. Requiem Mass for Jim Brosnan was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Dingle on Tuesday 6th December 2011, he was laid to rest at St. Brendan’s Cemetery, Dingle. Jim Brosnan was born at Moyvane, son of Con Brosnan and Catherine Walsh, his siblings Mick and Eileen predeceased him. Dr. Jim won All Irelands in 1953, ’55 and ’59, he made 50 appearances for Kerry and was also GAA County Board chairman. Jim Brosnan started practice in Dingle in 1959.

DEATH of Pat Hayes of Gortnaminch, Listowel, took place on 3rd December 2011, aged 59 years. Pat is survived by his wife Pauline and children, Ann-Marie, Sean and Margaret, sisters Maretti, Honor, Alice, brothers Declan, David, Edmond, Max and George. Requiem Mass at Listowel Church was celebrated on Tuesday 6th December 2011, following Mass Pat was laid to rest at St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. Pat was son of Mary Trant and Sean Hayes and was predeceased by his brother Fr John who died in Kenya.

DEATH took place in Dublin recently of Breda Thomas nee Cunningham. Breda was daughter of Brian Cunningham and Noreen Keane of Kilbaha and she had siblings Dick, Donal, Joan, Peg, John Chris and Brian.

ANNIVERSARIES: Martin Mulvihill, Bridie O Donnell, David O Brien, Danny Dunne, Liam Scanlon, Patrick O Connor, Denis McEnery, Sr. Rose Twomey, Jack Flavin, Bridget Moran, Sr. Anthony Joseph Mulvihill, Elizabeth Mary Murphy, Sheila Buckley, P J Nolan, Eileen Tierney, Fr Dan Mulvihill, Willie Mulvihill, Patrick Flavin, Marie Galvin, Fr Liam Ferris, Mass on Tues. 13th Knockanure at 7.30pm for Jack Carmody; Mass on Fri. 16th 9.15am for William Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family; Mass on Sat. 17th 7.30pm for Pats Joe Mullane; Mass on Sun. 18th 10.00am for  P.J. Nolan.

READERS; Vigil, Elaine Hudson ;11.00am Jerry Duggan & Jane Flynn ; Knockanure, 18th Dec. Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

COLLECTION for Sacristan Margaret will be made again this year on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Your contribution last year was very much appreciated. Margaret carries out her duty as Sacristan on a voluntary basis; she received no pay from the parish.

DO This In Memory Programme on  Sunday 18th .