Knockanure Notes – 11th October, 2009

SAINT PIO Prayer Group meeting takes place on Thursday 22nd October. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm, which will be followed by Mass and exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.

MEDJUGORJE Prayer meeting was due to be held on Monday 12th October at 8.10pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall. All welcome.

SINGING Classes with Mary Mulvihill will begin on Tuesday 13th October at Sheehan’s Thatched House, Finuge, from 5 to 6pm. Register on the night, for more details contact Mary on 087 6228766. Private tuition is also available by appointment.

PERSONAL Development Seminar will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Oct. 19th from 8pm to 9.30pm, everyone welcome, free admission.

CHARITY Walk in aid of the Carers Association will be made again this year by Margaret Carmody, Sponsorship and donations welcome.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 9th of Oct., Numbers Drawn were 14-15-18 and 29, no winner of E5,800 Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Mattie Dillon, c/o Listowel Agri; Noel / Pat c/o Micheal O Connor; Nora Lane, Beenanasbug; Margaret Geraghty, Listowel; D. J. Moloney, Lacca East, Kilmorna; Tony Hannon, Ballygologue, Listowel;
Bar Prize Fergus O Keeffe; This Weeks Jackpot is E5,900.

TRIP to Tullamore Irish Dew Heritage Centre and Clonmacnois takes place on Sunday 25th Oct., details from 087 9845102.

ST JOHN’S for October; Tuesday 13th Film Club: I’ve Loved You So Long; Wednesday 14th A Play: On The Black Hill; Thursday 15th Louis Stewart Quartet; Friday 16th Kerry School of Music Concert; Wednesday 21st Brendan Grace, more information from 068-22566.

CONRADH na Gaeilge and Glor na Gael will meet at the Arms Hotel on Wednesday 14th October at 8pm, all are welcome.

RAMBLING House at Sheehan’s Thatch House, Finuge on Friday 16th October ’09 at 9.00pm. Story Telling & Musicians welcome. Light refreshments served. All are welcome.

BEST Wishes to Namoi O’Brien who will shortly compete in the World Championships Kick Boxing competitions in the 13 to 18 yr old division in Spain. She will also compete in the Golden Belt Title under the international Kickboxing Federation in Scotland. Training takes place at Listowel Community Centre, details from 068 22244.

RECYCLE your old mobile phones, ink cartridges, used batteries and stamps; bring them along to Knockanure National School any school day between 1pm and 3pm.

KDYS Listowel are running a Halloween Camp from October 27th to October 31st for children aged 10 to 13 years. Register before 16th October. For further information on Camp, contact KDYS at 068 23744.

KDYS Youth Centre in Killarney is hosting Kerry Comhairle na nOg meting at 5.30pm on Oct. 16th, 087 780 1575.

CHILD Health and Development information morning will be held in the Meadowlands Hotel on Tuesday October 20th from 10am – 1pm. Parents/carers of children under 5 are welcome and admission is free. HSE professionals and voluntary bodies will provide relevant information on services available. Guest Speaker: Ms Sharon Condon, Community Consultant Paediatrician. Entertainment for children will include story telling & face painting. Sam Maguire Cup will also attend details from Peggy Horan on 064-6623150.

GAA Lecture; The Kingdom’s Place in Gaelic Sporting History – celebrating 125 years of the GAA, This will take place at Tralee Library on Tuesday, October 20th at 8pm. Speaker: Fr Tom Looney, Historian & Member. All welcome

FILM: “The Valley of Knockanure” will be screened in the Marian Hall on Monday 26th October at 8pm as part of Moyvane Village Festival. The film was written and directed by Ger Barrett a native of Knockanure.

ROAD Safety Week continues till Oct 18th.

SERVICEMEN are the Celtic Tiger, people are complaining of shoddy work and charges, many unemployed are capable of doing the work, just ask around.

NEW Moon on October 18th, after the long dry spell we got some very heavy rain last week, most of the blackberries are now inedible, haws, rose hips and alder berries are pentiful.

EVENTS for October; FAS will have an E-Learning course at Listowel Library, starting on Oct. 20th;Soccer, on Oct 14th Ireland play Montenegro at Croke Park; Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday Oct 18th starting 2.45pm; West Limerick PTAA Annual Social will be held at Rathkeale House Hotel on Oct. 16th;Credit Union Day Oct 15th; World Food Day is on the 16th; Community Games Awards night at the River Island Hotel on Friday Oct. 16th; 10k Mini Marathon will begin at the Brandon Hotel on Sunday Oct. 18th at noon; Black Tie Ball in aid of Kerry Stars Special Olympics will be held at the Malton Hotel on Friday Oct. 23rd, details from 087 12 400 46; Abbeyfeale and District Association London reunion will be held on Oct. 17th at St Augustine’s Catholic Club in Fulham Place Road; National Animal Week, visit the Donkey Sanctuary at Liscarrol where you can see hundreds of asses.

FASHION Show in aid of WL102fm will be held at the Courtney Lodge, Newcastle West on Friday, October 16th , details from 069 66200.

OVER 65s can get high visibility vest again this year from local chemist shops.

MEDIA are rightly complaining and puffing about politicians expenses, what about the huge bill paid to commentators who only talk about others from their ivory towers. They devour the licence fee which is supposed to produce home programmes, while small stations like WL 102 have to be constantly fundraising to stay afloat.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane footballers who recently won the Intermediate Championship Cup, they beat Clounmacon in the final.

BEST Wishes to Thomas Broderick who recently graduated from Maynooth, he is now teaching at Celbridge, Tom is son of Tom Broderick and Eileen Lane of Kilmorna.

CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Tom Hickey of winning first prize in the Drama for Primary Schools category in this years Oireachtas Competition which is in its 112th year, Fr Tom was very active in drama when he was a curate in this Parish.

HAPPY 40th Birthday to Kay O Sullivan of Lower Athea, Kay is daughter of the late Dick Stack of Moyvane South and Sheila O Keeffe.

BOOK: The third volume of the Great Book of Kerry is now available, Sean Quinlan of Ballyduff has spent many years working on the project.

ANGLING Season is now over, it was very poor.

DISASTERS: India has a million people affected by floods, Philippines typhoon affects 3.9 million, Typhoon in Vietnam leaves 300,000 in need, Earth Quake hits Western Sumatra and tidal wave devastate shore of Samoan Islands and we complain about small things.

CLOTHING Collection on Thursday October 15th at Athea Bottle Bank before 12 noon in aid of the Hope Foundation. PROTEST: IFA Tractorcade to highlight Farm Income Crisis was due to be held in Limerick on Monday, October 12th, they Assembled at Grasslands Depot, Dock Road at 11.30am.

NEWTOWNSANDES site at geocities is closing down; the new site is at

KERRYMAN: Of August 28th1909, has an advertisement from St Brendan’s in Killarney who have scholarships of £10 raising to £15 in the second year, it states that a student who has a good knowledge of Irish and Mathematics can hardly fail to receive a scholarship; Other items in the paper include the sale of creamery plant and machinery at Derrico near Ballyduff on Sept. 2nd 1909; GAA Tournament, Football and hurling in aid of Ballyheigue Church on Sept. 5th 1909; Suffragettes had a meeting at Hudson’s Bridge in Dingle, Mrs Cousins Treasurer of the Irish Women’s Franchise League spoke for 45 minutes; Editorial in the Kerryman remarked on the lack of amusements at our health resorts. Kerryman of 25th Sept. 1909 reports murder of water bailiff, there is a second murder in the October edition; Pierce Mahony a former member of the Irish Parliamentary Party was accused of evicting a Kerry tenant, but it was his son Cork Herald in Dublin Castle who done the deed; District Inspector McAuley who was retiring was described by Mr McElligott as one of natures gentlemen; Listowel court, Mathew James a corner boy was fined 10s 6d for abusive language, Mary Mournane fined 2/6 for abusive language, Jer Galvin of Ballyhennessy summonsed for assault, case dismissed, Gowran of Knocknacrohy failed to pay rent.

MONSTRANCE was presented to Fatima Sanctuary by Bishop Finbar Ryan on behalf of the people of Ireland on Oct. 7th 1949, it was made of donated jewellery was 42 niches high, 17 lbs weight, had 1,750 jewels, 450 pilgrims were with Bishop Ryan on the pilgrimage.

LOOKING for relations of William Stack b. Moyvane 1863, died Elphin Co. Roscommon 1895, his father was John he married Mary Ellen Barry born1864 at Ballingar, Co. Roscommon. They had 4 children 1890-94, John William, Mary Francis, Richard Eugene, Hanoria Josephine.

THOUGHT When God takes something from your grasp, He’s not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.

MISSION Sunday Oct. 18th, at present there is about 1981 Irish missionaries abroad.
ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Abbeyfeale, Tuesday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm. PARENTING Course is being held at the Duagh Family Centre for 8 weeks, on Wednesday from 10-12noon enquiries to 087 9114869
LOSS and Recovery seminar will be held at the Ardfert Retreat centre on Wednesday, October 21st from 10-4.30pm, led by Fr. Jim Cogley.

DEATH: has taken place of Thomas Trench of Ballindine, Co. Mayo on Oct. 7th `09, he is survived by his wife Rita, children John, Martin, Paula, Thomas, Sabina, Jarlath and Chiara, his sisters Mary, Lilly and Claire. His daughter Louise predeceased him. Requiem Mass for Thomas Trench was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Ballindine on Friday October 9th `09. Thomas was father-in law of the well known Comhaltas singer Karen Trench of Listowel.

DEATH took place on October 9th `09 of Pat Nolan of Ballygrennan and Charles Street, Listowel. Pat is survived by his wife Lily Horgan, son Pat and daughters Celine and Lisa, all his siblings Denis, Mary and Sheila predeceased him. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Monday October 12th `09 Pat Nolan was laid to rest at St Michaels Churchyard Listowel. Pat Nolan was son of Pat Nolan creamery manager at Kilmorna Creamery and Bridie Brosnan also a native of Kilmorna.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Shine, Michael Harnett, John Mahony, Pat Stack, Michael Burke, Danny Enright, Pat Stack, Maggie Enright, Kitty Greaney, Fr Mundy Stack, Mass on Tues. 13th at 8.00pm for John Collins, Months Mind; Mass on Thurs. 15th at 8.00pm for Johanna Connelly & the deceased members of The Windle Family; Mass on Fri. 16th at 8.00pm for Dan Kearney & the deceased members of the Kearney Family; Mass on Sat. 17th at 8.00pm for Sr. Martina Scanlon, Kilmeaney, Months Mind ;Mass on Sun. 18th in Knockanure at 10.00am For the People of the Parish ant the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael & Marian Curtin, Moher. Confessions on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm and on request.

READERS: Vigil =DAna Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson;11am Paul & Anthony Kiely. MASS Rock at Keelacloghane Wood, Milltown on Sunday, October 18th at 3.30pm, Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Murphy for the beatification of Fr Tadgh Moriarty O.P., Fr Conor McCarthy P.P. and Fr Dermot Francis O’Sullivan OFM (Martyrs). Rosary at 3.10pm, In the event of heavy rain, the Mass will be celebrated in Milltown Parish Church.

HOSTAGE: Ecumenical Service of Hope in Solidarity with Sharon Commins and Hilda Kawuki marking 102 days in captivity will be held at the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, on Tuesday 13th October at 6:30pm.

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