Knockanure Notes – 12th July, 2009

ST PIO Prayer Meeting is on Thursday 16th July. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm, followed by Mass and exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.

Medjugorje Prayer Meting was held on Monday 13th July at 8.10pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.

OUTING: Local Senior Citizens outing to Ballybunion on Sunday July 19th . Day includes Dinner, Dancing and Afternoon Tea at the Golf Hotel. Bus departs at 12 noon from the Church Car Park. Book with Ita 068 49134 or Maureen 068 49365.

FUN Day at the Knockanure Community Centre for children on Saturday July 18th, details from the office on 068 49799.

YOUTH 2000 Summer festival at Clonmacnois runs from 13th to 16th of August, details from 086 302 5442.

SEISIUN summer show at the Arms Hotel on Wednesday nights at 9pm and the Templeglantine Seisiun is on Thursday nights they continue weekly till August.

TIDY Towns competition, flower baskets and window boxes are decorating many homes at present and every community spirited person is doing their bit to add to the reputation of the Little Village. Road margins are now full of wild flowers; people have to be extra vigilant at junctions and narrow roads, as the luscious growth also has its dangers.

CONGRATULATIONS to Shane O Connell of St Ita’s Athletic Club who won the U12 All-Ireland long jump title in Tullamore on Sat the 11th July with a jump of 4.67m.

SOCCER: Athea United soccer camp which is on from July 27th to 31st at the Vales in Athea. Boys and girls from 7-15 years are eligible. Head coach Conor Nestor will run the camp with four others. Contact Pat Mulvihill, local co-ordinator on 087 7934417.
EVENTS for July: Athea Community First Responders will be hosting its first AGM on the 17th July at the Gables function room followed by social event from 9pm onwards;

Munster Fleadh activities at Roscrea from 13th to 20th; Killarney races begin on the 13th; Crossroads dancing at Finuge every Friday night; Rugby, New Zealand v Australia on the 18th; ICA Celebrate their 55th birthday on the 19th at Ballybunion; Annual Churchyard Mass in Lisselton is on Monday evening the 20th ; Brendan Shine will perform at Tintean on 18th at 8.30pm, details from 068 28003; Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock on 19th, details from 086 3939 336; Knock Summer Youth Festival, 23rd to 26th July at Our Lady’s Shrine in Knock A bus from Kerry will be leaving Friday afternoon the 24th of July for Knock, contact Carmel Sullivan: 027-73037 or email [email protected] before Tues. 14th July; Coach to Knock on Monday 10th August for the visit of Sr. Breege McKenna. Coach departs Tralee 7.00am. Contact O’Shea’s 066-7180123; Aware group offer support for those who are sufferers of depression and for their families and friends every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church in Tralee, Contact 066 7128010; Coffee Morning at the Mermaids in aid of Sr. Consilio fund which provides residential treatment for alcohol, drug and other addictions on Thursday 16th July from 10am. to 12.30pm.. Come along and support, raffles & brick-a-brak.;

Abbeyfeale anglers report salmon numbers are low, a number of reasonably sized trout have been caught in the last few weeks;

BreastCheck is offering breast X-rays to women aged 50-64 living in Kerry. Freephone 1800454555 or visit ; Deafhear information is available at Tralee Library on Friday July 17th from 11am to 1pm; Summer Soccer Camp in Athea begins on the 27th, details from 087 793 4417;

COLLECTION: The Kerry Branch of the National Council for the Blind held its Annual Church Gate Collection on last weekend, Saturday July 11th & Sunday July 12th. COMPUTERS: Places are still available for Computer Camps and the ECDL Start Program for 5 to 16 year olds to be held during July and August in Tarbert Community IT Access Centre. For further information, please call into the Centre or telephone 068 36938.

SPACE: International Space Station is visible until July 23, it can be seen over Ireland at 10:52pm on Thursday, July 9 and at 11:16pm on Friday, July 10.

THOUGHT: If I can enjoy a joke at the expense of another; if I can in any way slight another in conversation, or even in thought, then I know nothing of Calvary love, Amy Carmichael.

UPS and downs of Dickens, Newton and van Gogh were definitely heritable says Samuel H. Barondes a neurobiologist and psychiatrist at the University of California.

TYRES with 80 percent non-petroleum based materials are now on sale in the U.S..

ONLINE: The University of Birmingham have 10,000 images from 70 Eastern manuscripts on line.

KERRY Group opened a new E50 million research centre in Wisconsin, with modern communications and a big supply of Irish graduates, could most of the research be done in Co Kerry?. The EU are recruiting fifteen Irish proofreaders.

St JOHN’S: Thursday 16th a play called Two set in a Yorkshire pub; Tuesday 21st The Kiss about a priest who had a life changing experience; Wednesday 22nd The best of traditional music with Liz O Riordan and Pat Connery; exhibition Drawing Studies, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Tearmann runs from 13th to 25th of July, excluding Sunday 19th, details from 066 7123 055.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane Seniors who won the North Kerry League Division 1 final and to Clounmacon who won their first North Kerry Division 5 Final recently.

BEST WISHES to Kathleen O Shea who has retired from the staff of St John’s Parish Tralee after 27 years. Kathleen served at the office of St John’s and worked with 45 priests including 5 Parish Priests, she was awarded the Bene Merenti medal in 1999.

SNIPPET from : The Football Feats of Jack Flavin by John Murphy. Moyvane footballer Jack Flavin was born in Aughrim and grew up when Con Brosnan was the best midfield player in Ireland from 1924 to 1932. At 19 he was on the Newtown (Moyvane) team which won North Kerry in 1928. At 20 he was on the Kerry junior team who won the all-Ireland in 1930. Two of that team also went of to greater honours –David O Keeffe and Roondy Landers. In 1931 he was of the team who won the National League and was sub the same year when they won the all-Ireland. In 1932 he was again sub in the 4 in a row win. Then politics began to rear its ugly head and a valley period in Kerry Football set in from 1933 to 1936. But back again in 1937. He was part of a forward machine which swamped Cavan in the replayed final –the other forwards were Purty and Roondy Landers, Miko Doyle, Charlie Sullivan and Tim O Leary. In 1938 he was on the Galway team which beat Kerry in a replay. In 1939 he won the National League with Galway. Still with Galway he won three more Connaught Championship medals only to be beaten twice by Kerry in the All- Ireland Finals of 1940 and 1941 –the third time by Dublin. Truly a great player, a local poet puts it better,
Mick Roche played a great game at mid-field, but Flavin was peerless. His equal is surely missing from football in Kerry today.

DEATH took place on July 5th `09 of Liam Buckley Trieneragh, Duagh , he is survived by his wife Nellie, son Michael, daughter Mary, daughter-in-law Marie, son-in-law Mike, brothers Fr. Michael C.S.S.P. and Joe, sister Maria. Following Requiem Mass at St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh on Wednesday July 8th `09, Liam Buckley was laid to rest at Springmount Cemetery, Duagh. Mass was celebrated by Fr Michael Buckley, assisted by several priests. Liam Buckley was born in Moyvane Village to Michael Buckley and Nora Shine and was predeceased by siblings Fr Denis, Con, John, Donie, Paddy, Ned and Kit.

DEATH occurred of Kit Windle nee Mulvihill on July 7th `09, she lived at Upper Aughrim and was predeceased by her husband Nicholas Bob about 28 years ago. Kit is survived by her daughter Mary son-in-law Eamon, grandchildren Katie, Jack, Sandra and Linda Lee, sister Nell, brother Pat. Following Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Lucid at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Thursday July 9th `09 Kit Windle was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Kit was predeceased by siblings Denis, Mary, Nora, and Peg. Kit Windle nee Mulvihill was born to Michael D Mulvihill and Margaret Enright on August 3rd 1920. DETAILS of 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars can be viewed at

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Joe Stack, Jim Sullivan, Sean Sheehan Julia Walsh, Nan Flavin, Aidan Holly, Mossie Ahern, Sr. Consuela Moloney, Pat Sweeney, Patrick O Flaherty, Paudie Scanlon, Fr John B Cunningham, Margaret Flaherty, Sean O Connor, Mass on Tues. 14th at 8.00pm for Tom & Ellen Sheehan; Mass on Wed. 15th at 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 16th at 8.00pm for Mossie Ahern;

Mass on Fri. 17th at 8.00pm for Willie & Julia Walsh;

Mass on Sat. 18th at 8.00pm for John Stack;

Mass on Sun. 19th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Pat Lynch & the deceased members of the Lynch & Flavin families, and the

11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for the People of the Parish. Confessions in Moyvane on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm and on request.

ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

READERS: Vigil Deirdre Scanlon & John Corbett 11am Jerry Duggan and Knockanure 10am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

ROME: President Barack Obama on July 10 `09 visited the pope and gave him a stole that was placed on the remains of St. John Neumann.

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