Knockanure Notes – 12th December, 2007

ST PIO Prayer Meeting will be held at St Mary’s Church Listowel on Thursday night December 13th Rosary begins at 7.15pm.

CHIROPODIST: Senior Citizens Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall on Saturday 15th December at 11am, for appointment book with Eileen Quinn at 068 49472.

CONCERT: Christmas Concert: An Evening of Festive Music at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Wednesday 12th December at 8pm. in Aid of North Kerry Day Care Centre. Featuring Kerry Chamber Choir & Orchestra & Kerry Children Choir directed by Aidan O’Carroll and Adoramus Choir Kenmare directed by Frederik Laumus. Guest Soloists” International Soprano – Miriam Murphy & International Bass Baritone – Neil Baker. Tarbert Christmas Concert will be held at the Lanterns on December 16th, at 7.30pm; Ardfert Gospel Choir will hold a Concert at St Brendan’s Church, Ardfert on Dec. 16th starting at 8pm.

LOCAL: Knockanure Development Association would like to thank everyone who supported their recent dance, a special word of thanks to the two families who sponsored the band.
A cake icing demonstration with Breda Foley will be held in the Community Centre Knockanure on Tuesday night December 18th at 8pm, everyone welcome.
A Christmas Flower Arranging Class with Kathleen Barrett will be held in the Community Centre Knockanure on Wednesday night December 19th at 8pm, all are welcome.

Great to see so much local talent perform at the showing of the Dan Keane tribute film on Friday last.

CHRISTMAS lights and decorations are transforming many front lawns into grand displays, which will admired and discussed over the Christmas season.

SPAM is a fact of life with anyone who operates a mobile phone or computer, on Saturday last a man lost all his credit when he tried to make use of a false special offer, also Maureen Haughy’s name is being used by another scam operator.

HSE have a leaflet on advising the elderly to keep warm, experts tell us that the flu virus is more stable when the air is cold and dry, it was found that the virus transmits best at 20% humidity and at 80% humidity the flu is not able to transmit itself.

DVD: Local man Leo Finucane has launched a Dan Keane Tribute DVD and Video, recently. Garry McMahon has launched a new album of his songs at St John’s Theatre on Saturday last, proceeds in aid of St Gabriel’s Centre, Limerick. Thade Gouran songs are revived in a new CD which was launched in Duagh last week. “A Tribute to Dan Keane” is available in DVD and Video and available at Hollys and Nolans, Foodstores Moyvane and also from Finucane Films (087) 6955721.

BOOK: Princes of Pigskin- A Centaury of Kerry Footbalers written by Joe O Muircheartaigh and T J Flynn, mentions Con Brosnan and Dr Jim Brosnan several times, also among the 100 footballers discussed are Bob Stack, Jimmy Deenihan, Tim Kennelly, Mick Finucane, Stephen Stack.

BOOK of Kerry which was compiled by Sean Quinlan is now available locally, it covers from early times to the coming of the Normans to Kerry and contains nearly 500 photographs, other volumes are to follow, details from

BIRDS: Finding Birds in Ireland- the complete Guide , written by Eric Dempsy and Michael O Cleary, is now available;

SIGHT: Scientists hope to be able to correct short-sightedness in children with special contact lenses, soon.

EU is forcing 75 of its former colonies to agree to new trade rules, forcing them to open their markets to predatory tactics of powerful corporations; we see what happened to our own manufacturing businesses. The EU stance will in the end produce more asylum seekers in Europe.

VOTE: Venezuela’s a country of 26 million people barely rejected their President Chavez’s proposals to make Venezuela a socialist country and allow him to run for re-election indefinitely.

ADVENT Wreath: Three purple candles symbolize penitence and solemnity, a pink one represents hope, and the white “Christ Candle,” lighted on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, stands for a joyful celebration of Jesus’ birth.

THOUGHT: The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything, Anonymous; The spirit of Christmas is annual; the Spirit of Christ is eternal. The spirit of Christmas is sentimental; the Spirit of Christ is supernatural. The spirit of Christmas is a human product; the Spirit of Christ is a divine person. That makes all the difference in the world, Stuart Briscoe; When we cannot tell what to do, when we cannot understand what is going on around us – let us be calmed and steadied and made patient by the thought that what is hidden from us is not hidden from Him, Frances Ridley Havergal.

RECYCLE: Kerry County Council are giving a waste collection free of Service Charge during December and January, details from 066 718 3562.

EVENTS: Farmers Market is held every Friday morning at the Square Listowel; Abbeyfeale Heritage Project have an exhibition at present in the Abbeyfeale Library;

GAA: The Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship Semi-Final between Castleisland and Tarbert will be held at Ballylongford on December 16th.

The Rambling House continues at Sheahan’s Thatch House, Finuge. Next session is Friday night 14th December at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

BADMINTON: Moyvane Badminton Invitation Tournament for Division, 2,3,4, and 5 took place recently.

REPORT from Bord Bia tells us that by 2020 we will have a more limited range of foods due to weather conditions, healthier eating will end heart disease and over weight, eating clubs will be organised to eat rich food, because it will not be available at public eating houses, new crops will be grown due to climate change. What did it cost Bord Bia to produce this report.

JOURNALS: Ballyguiltenane and Ballydonoghue Journals are now available. Knocknagoshel Then and Now which was published recently tells the story of how Judy O Sullivan Bowers searched for her ancestors, after a long search she found the birthplace of her great-grandfather at Loughfouder. Deaths that occurred 100 years ago and who attended their funerals makes interesting reading, among these reported on include Kerry Keane, Miss Alice B O Connor, Pat McCarthy NT Duagh, John Toomey who fell from a car bringing machinery for Brosna Creamery. Other articles include Fealsbridge ambush 1923, West Limerick Football Championship 1907, Abbeyfeale beat Templeglantine, and a list of Past Presidents of New York Kerrymens Association.

HISTORY: In 1223 St Francis began the custom of the Christmas Crib, when he asked the people of Greccio, Italy to come to a cave outside their Town and re-enact the first Christmas; Cort=E9s and his men arrived on shore of Mexico on Good Friday, April 22, 1519, He and his soldiers never entered into a major battle without having their confessions heard and Mass said. Cort=E9s carried blessed medals of both St. James the Apostle and Mary. Many of his soldiers had rosary beads. Little did Cort=E9s or his men know when they arrived that the natives sacrificed an estimated one out of five children at their temples. When Our Lady appeared to St. Juan Diego and left her picture on Diego’s cloak, a big conversion began, 9 million Aztecs were baptized by 1540 and millions more were added within twenty years. Countless cures and interventions are attributed to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Every year 20 million visit her Basilica in Mexico City.

Recent report from Bagdad: The Rev. Canon Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” estimates that 90 percent of Iraq’s million Christians have either fled or have been murdered by Islamic extremists during the religious civil war, most of the men of his parish. “They are mainly killed. Some are kidnapped,” says White. “Here in this church, all of my leadership were originally taken and killed.” Their bodies were never recovered. “

TRIEN Voters list for 1966-67:Jeremiah, Mary and Hannah Brosnan; Thomas, Bridie, Nora and Bartholomew Flavin; Richard, Ellen and Timothy Brendan Horgan; William, Bridget, Timothy William, Hannah and Mary Leahy; John McElligott; Ciss McEnery; Mary Senior and Timothy Scanlon; Michael, Julia, Belle, Kathleen and Donie Sullivan. Sluicequarter Kilmorna voters: Mary and Hannah Dillon; Patrick and Betty Doody; Ellen and James Gould; John, Elizabeth and James Horgan; Daniel and Margaret Lane; Patrick and Margaret McCarthy; Hannah and John Joe Moloney.

READERS: Una Fitzmaurice, Elaine Hudson, Paul and Anthony Kiely, Bernie Walsh and Ciaran Lane.

ALZHEIMER’S Support Group Party will be held at the Family Centre in Church Street Listowel on Tuesday Dec. 11th at 7.30pm.

Clounmacon Senior Citizens Party will be held on Friday Dec. 14th, beginning with Mass at 8pm.

Craft Fair and exhibition will be held at Seanchai Centre on Sunday Dec. 16th all are welcome.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 7th Dec. `07, the Jackpot was E5,400, no winner, numbers drawn were 2-3-11 and 23. Lucky Dips went to the following; Tom Cahill, Mountcollins; Mossie Henchy, Lisselton; Jeremiah Horgan ,Kilmorna; Con/Helen Brosnan, Mountcollins; Henry Finucane, Lisaniskea; Pat O Connor, Keylod; Next Weeks Jackpot E5,500.

EMIGRATED: Edmund Dinneen went to America, his father Timothy is buried at Knockanure. Edmond had three sisters. Bridget Dinneen married Cornelius Mulvihill in 1862 and Catherine Dinneen married Roger Mulvihill in 1857.

The third sister, Mary, married Patrick Enright of Tarbert in 1860. A brother, John Dinneen, was living in Glenalappa in 1892, two other brothers, Dan and Michael, emigrated.