Knockanure Notes – 11th January, 2009

MEAL for the Active retired group was due take place on Monday January 12th in the Knockanure Community Centre, details from 068 49799.They are also organizing Night Classes.

CLASSES: Community Centre Knockanure Drama Classes for N.S. children will commence on Friday next 16th January, all are welcome. Parent & Toddler Group meet every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. New members welcome, contact 068 49799.

ST PIO Prayer meeting will be held at Listowel Church on Thursday 15th of Jan. starting at 7.15pm, all are welcome.

COMMUNITY Games Moyvane / Knockanure meeting will be held in the Marian Hall on Wednesday 14th January at 8pm. All members are asked to attend as events and dates will be available at this meeting.

C.C.E. The local Comhaltas Branch had an Irish Night at Speedy’s Bar in Moyvane on Dec. 30th, many musicians and singers attended.

DANCING with Timmy Woulfe began again in Moyvane on Monday night Jan. 12th.

ST JOHN’S January `09: Tuesday 13th a film in association with Access Cinema called Caramel, it is set in Beirut and on Friday 16th the West Limerick Knockaderry Drama Group presents The Factory Girls; Monday 19th Special Consensus a Chicago Country and Bluegrass Group; Friday 23rd Causeway Comprehensive School presents Big Maggie; Photographic exhibition of last years events runs for the month of January.

RTE Quartet and guest artist will be at Siamsa for a special show on Wednesday Jan. 28th at 8pm, details from 066 712 3055.

GOOD News: Twenty fundraisers from Goodyear Tyre Company are on a journey to Timbuktu, bringing supplies to charities in Africa

1911 Census on line is a boon to anyone searching for their ancestors, visit

INAUGURATION of the new American President Obama is a joyous occasion for African Americans; One of his proposals is to end Earmarks, a device used by some to get money for pet projects. Let us reflect also on the words of Martin Luther King “I’m always happy to see a relevant ministry. It’s alright to talk about ‘long white robes over yonder,’ in all of its symbolism. But ultimately people want some suits and dresses and shoes to wear down here. It’s alright to talk about ‘streets flow with milk and honey,’ but God has commanded us to be concerned about the slums down here, and his children who can’t eat three square meals a day. It’s alright to talk about the New Jerusalem, but one day, God’s preacher must talk about the new New York, the new Atlanta, the new Philadelphia, the new Los Angeles, the new Memphis, Tennessee. This is what we have to do.”

MINERALS: It is estimated that every American use 840 tons of minerals in their lifetime, it goes like this, 730 tons of stones, gravel and sand, 30 tons of cement, 15 tons of iron ore, 9 tons of both phosphate rock and clay, 2.7 tons of bauxite and so on, the rest can be found at

BEST Wishes to Dan Leahy of Piltown on his 90th birthday which he celebrated recently, Dan was born at Leahy’s Nursery.

MARRIAGE of Emma Leahy and Paul Colgan took place in Athea Church recently; the ceremony was performed by Fr. Ciaran O Carroll a cousin of Paul. Bridesmaids were Deirdre Kingston and Maura Leahy; Best men were John Colgan and Simon Byrne. Emma is daughter of Jim and the late Mary Leahy of Woodview, Athea.

MARRIAGE took place recently of Carol Collins and Aidan Woulfe the ceremony was performed by Fr Sean Sheehy of Clounmacon assisted by Fr John O’Shea. The bridesmaids were Donna, Michelle and Jackie Collins and Maire Woulfe and Evan O’Connor. The best men were Declan Woulfe, Gearoid Collins, John O’Connor, Conor Gannon and Sean Hartnett. The flower girl was Nadine Forrest. The Bride is daughter of Jim and Hannah-Mai Collins of The Nurseries, Upper Athea and the Groom is son Bridget and Noel Woulfe of Mill Farm, Templeglantine. Carol and Aidan will spend their Honeymoon in Australia and New Zealand

NEWTOWN Athletic beat Ballyhar Dynamos 5 to 4 in Moyvane recently, scorers for Newtown were Brian Stack, Cal Flynn and John Foley.

JOBS: We see spectacular loss of jobs constantly at present, but we are like the King with no clothes, nobody is willing to admit or say that we are paying ourselves two much for the work we are doing. The EU have Marie Curie Actions which may be of use to students, they can be contacted at 00 800 6789 1011, beware mobile operators charge for this number.

F=C1S Community Employment Scheme at the Ballyloughran Leisure Centre. Positions available are in the Leisure Centre, Accommodation, Grounds and Maintenance. For further information please contact 068 47222.

Haemochromatosis Support group welcome contact from patients and especially those diagnosed recently. For further information contact Denise Mc Auliffe on 0878298461 or 061 228306.

THANKS: Samaritans would like to thank all who contributed and helped with their collection at Christmas, they can be contacted at 1850 60 90 90 or 066 7122 566.

SATURN: The American mission to Saturn and its moon cost 2 billion dollars, full details at

MOBILE Library will visit Moyvane on Wednesday 14th and 28th of Jan from 10am to 11am.

GAA are celebrating their 125th Birthday this year and TG4 are giving us a 10 part documentary on the GAA the first episode was on last Sunday Jan. 11th at 3.45pm. GAA Season ticket can be bought on line. The initial charge is E75 and many more charges will follow. If you are a good supporter an All Ireland ticket is guaranteed.

EVENTS: Medjugorje Prayer meeting will be held at St Patrick’s Hall on Monday night Jan. 12th at 8.10pm; Careers Fair will be held at he Brandon Conference Centre on Tuesday 13th of Jan. from 9.15am to 2.30pm; Spring Farm Machinery Show will be held at Millstreet on Tuesday Jan. 13th; IT Tralee have information evenings on 14th and 15th Jan. at 7pm, details from 066 7145 638; Fill up your CAO on line at cheaper rate which is available before January 20th `09; Feast of St Ita will be celebrated by our Limerick readers on Jan. 15th; Cardinal Brady will speak at the Malton Hotel, Killarney on Jan. 13th at 8pm; Charity Night in aid of Research at Crumlin Children’s Hospital will be held at Whelan’s Bar Newcastlewest on Jan. 15th at 8.30pm; Munster Final of Scor na nOg will be held in Mallow on Jan. 18th; Rugby, Munster v Sale Sharks at Thomond Park on Jan. 16th at 8pm; Snooker Munster Club Championships will be held in Killarney from 16th to 18th of Jan.; Day of support and reflection recovering alcoholics and their families will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Sunday Jan. 18th beginning at 10am; Annual North Kerry PTAA Social will be held at the Lanterns on Friday January 23rd; Fundraising Supper Dance in aid of WL102 will be held at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sat. January 24th; World Religion Day Jan. 18th ; Causeway Comprehensive School will celebrate its Golden Jubilee on Jan. 17th `09, details from 066 311 97; Traditional Music and Set Dancing Weekend will be held at Ballyroe Heights Hotel from Jan. 23rd to 25th, details from 066 712 6810; Listowel Community Centre have exercise Classes, details from 068 22244; North Kerry 2008 Championship Final will be played at Moyvane on Jan. 25th between Listowel and Duagh; Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society AGM will be held on Tuesday Jan. 27th ; Holocaust Memorial Day Tue. Jan 27th;

Fair for Irish goods will be held at the RDS from 18th to 21st of January; The 12th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from January 16th to 20th, the main events take place at Kings College; Irish Central Bank have issued 5 million 2 euro coins to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Euro.

CENSUS for 1911 is now available at,

Take care to check out the districts list as Keylod, Kealid, is spelled Kealic in the returns.

1911 Census index: For Gortdromagowna; Carmody, Nash, Fitzgerald, Flaherty, Kennelly, Sullivan, Barry, Cunningham, Lynch, Costelloe, Kelly, O Connor, Stokes, Brennan, Meehan, Buckley, Broderick, Woulfe, Clifford, Hunt, Taylor, Sexton, Keane, Ahern, Hennessy and Hanlon; Index for Kealid (Kalic), Harding, Mulvihill, Nolan, Ahern, Carmody, Casey, Enright, Goulding, Cronin, Kelly, Moore, Nash, Mangan, Buckley, Cleary, Murphy, Carroll, Hanrahan, Kennelly, Dunne, Fitzgerald, Heffernan, Costelloe, Sheehy, Riordan, Moran, O Connor, Flaherty, Nash, Barry and McCarthy; Index for Lisaniska, O Connor, Leahy, Horgan, Corridan, Mulvihill, Enright, Dowling, Kelly, McMahon, Buckley, Scanlon, Keane, Flaherty, Quinlan, Costelloe, Whyte, Finucane, Murphy, Kelliher, McElligott, Dillane Sweeney, Collins, Mulvihill and Sheehy.

HISTORY: St Martin died 1639; In 1709 seven hundred families from Germany came to settle in Ireland; 1739 -40 frost caused famine in Ireland; Listowel Guardians decided on 15th Jan. 1849 to establish an infant school at the workhouse; Jan. 14th 1844 the trial for seditious conspiracy of Daniel O Connell began, he was sentenced to one year imprisonment, it was later quashed by the House of Lords; St Michael’s College opened 16th Jan. 1879; 16th Jan. 1909 Shackleton finds magnetic South Pole; 16th Jan. 1969 the first transfer of crew in space by the Russians; First Dail met on January 21st 1919; Martin Luther King born 15th Jan. 1929; Next year the ICA will celebrate their centenary, local woman Jill McCarthy is involved in planning the event; Jan. 4th 2009 marked the 2 birthday of Louis Braille; Jan. 6th 1839 was the night of the Big Wind; Jan. 1969 Moyvane Players went to the Abbey Theatre to present Duirt Bean Liom; Jan 13th1919 Paddy Callaghan N.T. began teaching at Knockanure School, it was also his birthday on his way to Knockanure from Dingle he attended a Republican Dance in Tralee on Jan. 11th 1919, Paddy was a great friend of Irish Teacher Tom Donoghue who became a T.D. later. A pupil of Paddy Callaghan told me about how they learned Irish debating subjects at school; the system enabled him to glory in the language for the rest of his school days and beyond.

DIED recently the man of three century’s, the oldest man in Ukraine, Mikhail Krichevsky he was just two months short of his 112th birthday, he fought in the First World War and spent most of his life in the mining industry.

PRAYER: Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday Jan. 18th starting at 2.45pm.

FAITH: Diocese of Kerry will run a series of talks commencing on Tuesday, February 3rd in the Parish Centre Tralee from 8pm to 9.30pm, each Tuesday night, for four weeks with different speakers on what is the connection between the Sacraments and life, and between work and life, between values and life and the Psalms and life.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm.Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary to pray for priests takes place every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Bon Secours Chapel. TALK on St. Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles’ will be given by Fr Pat Crean-Lynch in the Parish Centre Tralee on Wednesday, January 28th from 8.30pm – 9pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Gregg, Sheila Broderick, Sheila Walsh, Mary O Brien, Pats Lane, Nancy Fitzgerald, Mairead Mullane, Sean Mahony, Sean Murphy, Margaret Brick, Fr Mort Daly, Martin Sheehy, Con Clancy, Pat Flaherty, Dr. Con A O Connor, Mai McCarthy, Eileen Kennelly, Sean Culhane, John Dillon, Mass on Thurs. 15th 7.30pm for Jack Lynch, Bridget & Michael Campion & Catherine Molloy; Mass on Fri. 16th at 7.30pm for Philip, Noel and Nora Kennedy; Mass on Sat. 17th at 7.30pm for Sean Culhane; Mass on Sun. 18th at 10.00am in Knockanure For the People of the Parish and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Ned Moore. Mass for Michelle Foley was celebrated in Knockanure Church on Sunday last a large crowd attended, Elaine Foley singing of the hymns touched the heart of all of us.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan and Knockanure 10.00am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.