Knockanure Notes – 11th September, 2011

SCHOOL: Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure are holding a Church Gate Collection at Masses in Moyvane on Saturday 17th September and Sunday 18th September 2011. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
All pupils and staff in Scoil Chorp Chriost are well settled back now. The School is looking beautiful with its spacious new extension and freshly painted grounds. Eleven new Junior Infants have started this year; Aoife Walsh, Caoimhe O Sullivan, Clodagh Donegan Ward, Kelly Enright, Cian Halton, Fionn Stack, Aaron Flavin, Aaron White, Ben Sweeney, Ethan Benham, Harry O Connor. All pupils and teachers have been very busy decorating the school in the county colours and are looking forward to Sam’s return to the Kingdom. John Barry, caretaker, must be commended for putting up all the green and gold buntings and flags. Mrs Donegan’s class made up slogans for the All Ireland Final. These are a few of them; The Kerry team are beyond their teens, but they will lick Dublin’s young jackeens; The Dublin colours are cold and blue, but The Kerry colours are gold and true; The Kingdom will win, we’ll put the Dubs in the bin!. Ciarrai Abu.

LOTTO Results for 9th Sept. 2011, Jackpot E10,000, Numbers Drawn were 3-4-11 and 17, No Winner. Lucky Dips went to; Marguerite Woods, Knockanure; Eamon Dunlea, Ballylongford;
Doreen O Flaherty, Moher; Ted Halpin, Duagh; James Collins, Purt; C.S. c/o Ploughman Bar; Bar Prize Patsy Lane; This weeks Jackpot E10,100.

FUNDRAISING Night at the dogs in aid of extension to Tarbert Comprehensive School PE Hall will be held on 12th Nov. It is being organised by the school Parents  Association, Details from 087 117 666 5.

GAA held a collection at Masses on Sunday last, many homes, schools and business premises have the Kerry colours flying urging on out team.

MUSIC: Set Dancing at the Marian Hall for children on Wed. at 6pm; Comhaltas Classes at the Marian Hall begin on Sat. 24th at noon, all welcome; Line Dancing at the Marian Hall on Wed. 21st Sept. at 8pm. Ceili Classes have resumed at the Gables on Monday nights at 9pm; Music Lessons at Glorach Theatre, details from 066 712 5690.

EVENTS: Races and festivities continue in Listowel, the highlight for many is the 52nd All Ireland Wrenboy Competition on Fri. Night Sept. 16th; ICA meeting in Moyvane was held on Sept. 13th at 8pm; Coffee Morning in aid of Milford Hospice will take place on Thursday, September 15th in the Con Colbert Hall from 9.30 am; Rural Women’s Group meet every 2nd and 4th Wed. of the Month, details from 068 23429; Moyvane GAA Video Race night at Brosnan’s Bar on Sept.15th; Family Resource Centre Listowel Alzheimer’s Carers Group meet on Sept. 13th from 7.30pm and the Carers Support Group meet on Mon. Sept. 19th at noon, details from 068 23584 ; Pilgrimage to the Skelligs  On Saturday, September 17th starting at 8.45am in Portmagee Church, Contact Jacqueline on 087 2890523;  Bingo in Moyvane every Thursday night; Mental Health Information evening at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Sept. 15th ;Organic Week runs from Sept 12th to 18th; St Pio Pilgrimage to Knock Sept. 18th; Healing Service at Scartaglen Church on Sun. Sept. 18th at 2.45pm; Rural diversification options course will be held at the Woodlands Hotel starting Sept. 27th, details from 069 61444; Mount Brandon Charity Walk is on Sept, 24th; Honda 50  run begins in Castleisland at 11am on Sept. 25th; Nolan Clan will meet at Leighlinbridge, Carlow on Sept. 24th, details from [email protected] ; National Day of Volunteering is on Fri. Sept. 30th, details from 066 7117 966; National Ploughing Match at Athy from 20th to 22nd Sept, bus details from 087 9096 916; Guided tours of the Old Library of the Irish College Paris on Sept. 17th at 2pm, includes presentation of its treasures three illuminated manuscripts dating from c.1500.

TURF Cutters in Moanveanleagh Bog are disappointed that the government is forcing them off the bog. During the war the County Council had boats removing turf from the banks. It would be interesting to know the names of the people and the real reason for the ban.

KERRY HOSPICE:  Annual Coffee Morning will take place on    Thursday 22nd Sept. at 10.30am. in the Mermaids.

ST JOHN’S; Thursday 22nd, Fonn Aniar , the best of Irish folk from the west,   details from 068 22566.

WRITERS; Seanchai are having writing workshops, starting Sept. 24th and 25th; Oct 8th and 9th and again on Nov. 5th and 6th, details from 068 22212.

TIDY Towns; Congratulations to all who were making an effort to make our locality looking well. Knockanure received 239 marks, they got 7 out of 10 marks for general impression. The judges noted in waste reduction, that a survey revealed that one thirs of food purchased was discarded, rather than consumed.

ALZHEIMER Awareness evening  at the Malton Hotel, Killarney on Wednesday, September 21st from 7pm – 9pm. For further information, phone 021 4972504.

BRIDGE Club open day  at Bridge Centre, opposite Stoker’s Lodge, Tralee on Saturday, September 17th from 2pm – 5pm, All welcome.

TRIP to Donegal, Giant’s Causeway and more, departing Sunday September 18th and returning on Friday September 23rd , Contact  087 7674832 . Three Day trip to cycle and walk old railways and visit historic places in Mayo and the West, From Sept. 26th to 28th, enquire before Sept. 3rd, [email protected]

CHURCH: Twenty masked men destroyed the altar, confessionals, and vestments in a parish in the Indian state of Kerala on the evening of September 4th 2011.

ENTRUST yourself to the doctor, and he will open the eyes of your soul and your heart. Who is the doctor? God, using his word and his wisdom, Theophilus of Antioch.

SEAI and   REIO; The Wind Energy 2011 – Planning, People and Environment Conference takes place in Bewley’s Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Thursday 22nd September 2011.
The European Commission has reserved several hundred million euro for environment research to help address major challenges such as climate change. E150 million Co. Clare wind farm has been approved by An Bord Pleanála.

OUR Leaders and media have given a very weak response to recent huge job losses, where is the strong action against fly by night corporations. Farmers are facing Quota restrictions on production, will the EU give us a chance to recover with one of our best card.

30 YEARS Ago, local man Leo Finucane filmed The Colleen Bawn with a huge cast of locals, it took a year and a half to produce.

STARS: Californian astronomers have found the closest, brightest supernova of its kind in 25 years,  21 million light years from Earth to the left of the last two stars in The Plough’s handle,  visible using a large pair of binoculars.

NSW: Assisted passengers with Knockanure, Co. Kerry as origin who arrived in New South Wales on 29th Nov. 1864; John Breen, born 1839; Daniel Brown, born 1844; Arthur Brown, born 1845; Edward Connors, born 1841; John Conrick, born 1832; Dominic Diver, born 1836; John Edmond Stone, born 1847; Dan Egan, born 1838; Pat Fahy, born 1832; Malachi Farrell, born1846; Richard Kennelly? Born 1835; Martin Flanagan, born 1839; John Flynn, born 1855; John Fogarty, born 1840; Martin Fogarty, born 1844; John Foley, Born 1845;  ? Gale, born 1849; George Gear, born 1843; Pat Gleeson, born 1838; Henry Godfrey, born 1849;John Gormley, born 1846; Pat Guinan, born 1842; Tom Hannan, born 1838; Martin Hansbury, born 1843; Pat Hennessy, born 1843; Tom Hogan, born 1852; James Houghan, born 1845; Tom Keating, born 1836; Martin Kelly, born 1835; William Kelly, born 1844; Pat Kenna, born 1838 and John Kesgho, born 1837. Names compiled from list on, the majority of above names were never heard of in Knockanure.

BALLYHEIGUE was crowded for the feast of  Our Lady’s Birthday, many locals attended, the afternoon was warm and beautiful.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, no adoration on Wed. in Moyvane. Knockanure Adoration, Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Athea, continue each Thursday from 10am to 11pm.
An information meeting on Eucharistic Adoration in the Dromhall Hotel, Muckross Rd. Killarney on Sat. 17th Sept from 10.00am  to 12.30pm.

VOCATIONS:  Sunday, September 25th is Priesthood Sunday.  contact Vocations Director, Fr Liam Lovell on 087 1640967 or
e-mail:  [email protected]

AWARE:    Meet every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the back of St. John’s Church, Tralee.  Helpline – 1890 303 302.

DEATH took place on September 9th 2011 of John Patrick Ryan of Skehenerin, Listowel,  and formerly of Ahanagran. He was predeceased by his wife Sheila Synan and is survived by his sister Margaret and brother Maurice,  sons Patsy, Johnny, Brendan and Billy, daughters Kathy, Maura, Sheila, Breda and Olive. Following Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday September 11th John Patrick Ryan was laid to rest at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH of Ned Stack of Cahirdown, Listowel, took place on Sept. 9, 2011. Ned is survived by his wife Nora, son William, daughter-in-law Catherine, grandson Noel, brother Tom, sisters Sr. Gertrude, Sr. Margaret and was predeceased by his brothers Danny, John, Liam and Pat. Following Requiem Mass at Listowel Church, Ned Stack was laid to rest at John Paul II Cemetery, Listowel on September 12th 2011.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Mulvihill, Mick Connell, Fr Joe Walsh, Mary Shanahan Kennelly, John Collins, Sr. Anthony O Connor, Pat Kennelly, Catherine Courtney, Kitty Denihan, Nora Galvin, Eamon Riordan, Mary Vaughan, Bridie Moloney, Sr. Annunciata Curtin, Fr. Theo O Sullivan, Geraldine Daly, Ned Moran, Elizabeth Kelliher, Hugh Goulding, Tim Flaherty, Joe Moloney, Mai McMahon, Sr. Johanna Leahy, Sr. Regis Kennelly; More than 1000 people, who were either Irish by birth or by descent were lost on Sept.11th 2001; Mass on Tuesday 13th at 8pm for Ned, Mary and Ellen Stack and deceased members of the Stack Family and Annette Scanlon; Mass on Sat. 17th at 8pmfor Dan and jack Quinn and deceased members of the Quinn Family; Mass on Sun. 18th at 10am for the People of the Parish and the 11 am Mass is for Hanora and Michael Galvin and deceased members of the Galvin family of Barragougeen.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett;11am , Amanda Coulson and Aine O Connor; Knockanure Sept. 18th Gerard Leahy and Brenda Clancy.

CHOIR Listowel needs new members, details from  Sr. Consolata at 087-2420935.

LATIN MASS:  will be celebrated at The Dominican, Holy Cross Church on Sunday, September 18th at 1.30pm.