Knockanure Notes – 11th July, 2010

ST PIO Prayer Group meeting will be held on Thursday 15th July. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm, followed by Mass and exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. Medjugorje Prayer Group  were due to meet on Monday July 12th at 8.10pm in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel, New people always welcome.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place on Monday 19th July 2010. If attending, please phone the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.30pm. Monday to Friday. Anybody wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc). Please contact the office at 068 49799 or Mobile No. 086 8392787.

DEAFHEAR: will hold a drop-in service on Friday, July 16th at Tralee Library from 11am to 1pm.

HSE South’s Farm & Rural Stress Helpline  1800 742 645  is open daily from 6.00pm – 10.00pm

CLOTHES and shoes will be collected at Moyvane Church Car park on Sat. July 17th from 10am to 4pm, proceeds in aid of caring for elderly in Kerry.

COLLECTION: The Multiple Sclerosis Society would like to thank all those who contributed so generously to their collection recently. Collection for the society for the blind was held on last weekend , money collected amounted to E142.74, thanks to all who contributed.

HELP: The Listowel & North Kerry Community Drug Initiative works with young people between the ages of 12 – 21 years who are experiencing problems in their lives due to drug/alcohol misuse. Need family support or information about drug/alcohol misuse, service or support groups. This service is free and confidential. Contact Ger Lowe, KDYS Community Drugs Worker, KDYS Youth Centre, Upper Church St, Listowel. Tel 068 23744 Mobile 087 9263803.

THANKS to the children of Murhur N.S. who recently collected E415 for Bóthar na nGabhar. Thanks also to Emma at Holly’s Gala for sponsoring the Easter Eggs.

PETS: The Library on Listowel will host a workshop facilitated by the Dog Trust for pet owners on Tuesday 20th July at 11am. Molly the Dog will be in attendance. The workshop will last about an hour, all are welcome. Telephone 068-23044.

ST JOHN’S: Friday 16th a night to celebrate local women called Come Walk in my Wellies; Tuesday July 20th Songwriters in the Round, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA, Kerry’s Got Talent show Sunday 11th , 18th and 25th of July.

SEISIUN at the Arms Hotel on Wed. nights and continue each Wednesday night afterwards at 9pm. Seisiun at the Devon Inn is on Thursday night’s .

BUS from Knockanure to Listowel every Tuesday morning, book with 1890 528 528; Bus from Listowel to Ballybunion every Thursday Departing at bus stop near Listowel Arms Hotel at 11am. Returning at 4pm.

THOUGHT: Never reprimand anyone while you feel provoked over a fault that has been committed, Escriva; Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter, Samuel J. Hurwitt.

EU 2020 strategy include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% compared to 1990 levels or by 30%, if the conditions are right; increase the share of renewable energy sources in our final energy consumption to 20%; and a 20% increase in energy efficiency. Organic College at Dromcollogher open day July 18th.

FRUIT: Blackcurrants, goose berries, strawberries and gooseberries are in plentiful supply at present, the blackbirds are having a feast.

AFRICA: A group from the Parish are at present preparing to travel to Africa to build houses, your support would be appreciated.

GOLDEN Jubilee celebrations for Fr. Brendan O Callaghan on Thursday night last at the community centre brought out a host of talented performers. Following Mass, presentations were made to Fr Brendan and Fr. Tom McMahon, some short speeches and reminiscences of Knockanure over 50 years go, then entertainment began with a few stories from Dan Keane. Gabriel, Gerard and Joe ably assisted by Miss Finucane provided the music. Maureen danced a jig and Julia danced The Highland Fling to the delight of all. Songs were sung by Eddie, Philip, Jerry, Margaret, Sean, Christy and Fr Tom. The school musicians played the Valley of Knockanure, a new generation developing their talent. Refreshments were provided by local volunteers. There is no hope of ever having a Golden Jubilee celebration to the priesthood in the next 50 years in Knockanure, so the night was very special as it was also the first golden jubilee held at the Knockanure Community Centre. Photos on and knockanurelocal at youtube.

EVENTS: Duagh Night Vigil ay Knock , details from 068 45333; The Athea Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Thursday July 29th. You can book at the Sacristy, Athea P.O., JP Collins or Brouder’s Shop; Racing in Killarney from July 12th to 15th; Munster Fleadh in Kenmare from 15th to 18th of July; Lough Derg Pilgrimage from 16th to 18th July, details from 068 31232; Billy Keane will have live theatre at his pub every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer months; Cross Road Dancing in Finuge every Friday night; Bingo at Devon Hotel on July 14th at 8.30pm; Water Safety Classes at Glin Pier from July 19th to 24th starting at 11am; Afternoon of Prayer at Scartaglen Church on July 18th at 2.45pm; Tarbert Historical tour of Limerick is on July 18th, details from Patrick Lynch; Nationwide on RTE, July 21st will give the story of the Colleen Bawn who was killed in 1819, Glin born Tom Donovan is among he contributors;  Charity football match in aid of Alzheimer’s Society will be held at Abbeyfeale on July 16th at 7.30pm, details from 087 9360 421; Know Your Neighbour weekend is on from July 24th and 25th; Vintage radios can be seen in Listowel, contact 068 21652 for details;

 Joe Dolan Reunion weekend at INEC July 16th to 18th;  Duagh Cemetery Mass on July 22nd at 7.30pm; Marathon in aid of Marie Keating Foundation will be held at Killarney on July 17th; Bus  on Monday August 9th leaving Tralee for Knock, for the visit of  Sr. Briege McKenna.   Contact  066 7180123; Entertainment outdoors at the Seanchaí Centre Thursday 22nd July and every Thursday during the summer at 11.30am. Admission free, details from 068-22212;   Lourdes Pilgrimage from 2 to 7th September, 2010 led by Bishop Bill Murphy. Some places including the hospital still available, Contact 064 7758219; Grandparents from all over Ireland will go to on Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo on Sunday, September 12th for the third annual National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage , details from 098-24877 or 087 2882008 [email protected]; Spraoi concert at 2pm at Deenagh Lodge Killarney on July 17th; Kerry Film Festival is looking for entries, details from 066 712 9934;

BEST Wishes to Canon Linnane of Listowel on his retirement and welcome to Fr Declan O Connor the new Parish Priest of Listowel.

NEW Irish representative on the European Economic and Social Council is now a bird watch man, whatever his background he will have to learn speedily to protect the economic interests of this Country. We know that hundreds of butcher shops were closed by EU regulations and thousands of farmers are being put under pressure from supermarkets who have the purchasing power and EU regulations which distract farmers from their work , while achieving cosmetic results.

FOOTBALLER, James O Donovan a Limerick player could be considered a Knockanure man as his grandmother was Agnes Leahy of Lisaniska.

WEDDING: Best wishes to Caroline Hughes of Moyvane and Ger O Sullivan of Skibbereen who were married by Fr. Lucid P.P. at Moyvane Church on July 3rd 2010. The bride is daughter of Patrick and Noreen Hughes and the groom’s parents are Pat and Una O Sullivan. Best man was Kevin Connolly, groomsmen were Frank Stafford, Stephen McCarthy and Donal Courtney. Bridesmaids, Hughes sisters, Sharon, Anita, and Jacinta and Elaine Scarlet. Flower girls Josephine Hughes, Dion Pierce and Abbi O Sullivan. Pageboys Darren Hughes, and Sean Pierce.

KNOCK: A bus took pilgrims from the district to Knock last week; it was a lovely day with a cool breeze, not a day for sitting on benches. There was sadness in many of our hearts as we remembered Eileen Goulding who died suddenly recently, she organised the bus for us for many years. A visit to the Knock Museum gives an insight in the past and a chance to see many articles associated with the shrine. Knock Parish leaflet carries the usual notices including pilgrimages to Lough Derg, Lourdes and Medjugorje. St Catherine Laboure Holiday home in Knock for senior citizens charge E35 for B&B.  

FINUCANE and associated names taken from Church Records;

Jeremiah Lyons born March 1876 son of James and Joan Lyons  of Kilmeaney ;Edmund Flavin born May 1901 son of Pat Flavin and Nora Lyons of Carrueragh; Michael Flavin Kilmorna born 1895 son of Pat Flavin and Nora Lyons; Dan Lyons of Duagh born April 1844 to Tim Lyons and Anna Pierce; Jer Pierce Lyons born Duagh March 1899 son of John Lyons and Nora Walsh;  Patrick Finucane born Oct. 1895 son of Michael Finucane and Bridget Carmody of Knockanure; Marriage 1876 of John Collins and Nora Finucane of Knockanure, father of the groom Dan Collins and father of the bride Michael Finucane;   
Michael Finucane born Beenanasbig 1884 son of James Finucane and Mary Diggins; Mary Finucane of Kilmorna born 1895 daughter of Pat Finucane and Ellen O Connor; Tom Finucane Kilmeaney 1835 son of Mick Finucane and Nora Stack; Dan Finucane Kilmeaney born 1836 to Pat Finucane and Mary Dillane; Tom Finucane Kilmeaney born 1842 son of Tom and Mary Finucane; Bridget Finucane Kilmeaney daughter Tom and Mary Finucane in 1843;Tom Finucane Duagh born 1887 to Robert Finucane and Han Buckley; William Lyons Duagh born 1876 to John Lyons and Catherine Donoghue; William Lyons Duagh born 1873 to John Lyons and Mary Shine; Mary Buckley Kilmeaney born 1823 daughter of Tim Buckley and Margaret Finucane; James Finucane of Knockanure married in 1884 Mary Diggin of Moybella in Ballybunion; Mary Finucane of Gale born 1859 to Michael Finucane and Mary Callaghan;

Malachi Finucane Ballybunion born 1826 to Tom Finucane and Ann Donnell; Mick Finucane born Moybella 1845 to Tim Finucane and Mary Feenaghty; Ellen Finucane Farrenpierce born 1847 to John Finucane and Mary Ahern; Married Ballybunion in 1851 James Finucane and Mary Kelly Ballydonoghue; Married Ballybunion Dan Finucane and Mary Buckley of Galey in 1862; John White born Afoula 1847 to John White and Dora Finucane;  James Finucane born 1846 to Michael Finucane and Mary Callaghan Ballybunion;
 Dan Collins born 1878 Ballydonoghue to John Collins and Nora Finucane; Pat Hunt born 1857 Ballydonoghue to Henry Hunt and Ellen Mahony; Margaret Finucane born 1836 Ballybunion to Tom Finucane and Margaret griffin; Marriage of John Finucane and Mary Scanlon of Inchamore , Fr McCarthy celebrant; Marriage in Ballylongford 1826 of Malachi Finucane and Ann Donnell.

 A SISTER from the Convent of St Elisabeth the New Martyr in Belarus will give a talk at the 10am Mass in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Thursday, July 15th , Belarus items will be on sale after mass.

ADORATION  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm,

Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

ANNIVERSARIES: John Stack, Mary Murphy, Fr Dan Daly, Vanda Horgan, Bridie Sheehy, Pat Joe Stack, Jim Sullivan, Lily Mai Sullivan, Sean Sheehan, Julia Walsh, Nan and Michael Flavin, Aidan Holly, Mossie Ahern, Sr. Consuela Moloney, Ted McElligott, Pat Sweeney, Patrick O Flaherty, Paudie Scanlon, John B Cunningham, Mary Dee, Margaret Flaherty, Sean O Connor,

Mass on Tues 13th at 8.00pm for Mrs. Kit Windle; Mass on

Thurs. 15th in Knockanure at  8.00pm for Matt & Bridget Costelloe; Mass on Fri. 16th at 8.00pm for Ellen & Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha; Mass at Knockanure on Sun. 18th at 10.00am for Nora & Michael Flavin and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for  Fr. Jimmy Kissane.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Anne Marie Kennelly;

11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 18th July, Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

POPE at General Audience on July 7th last told his audience that Duns Scotus as a great contributor to Christian thought.