Knockanure Notes – 12th October, 2008

ROSARY will be said before mass in Knockanure and Moyvane church during October.

WALK: Margaret Carmody is again participating in a walk in aid of the Carers Association, to date she has contributed E10,000 , Margaret is seeking sponsorship at present for her walk at the end of October`08.

BRA World Record is being attempted by Knockanure and Duagh women in aid of cancer care; they hope to enter the Guinness Book of Records by having the longest string of bras in the world. Send in bras before Oct. 17th to Knockanure and Duagh Community Centres.

OPEN Day at Limerick third level colleges on October 14th and 15th , they will have a shuttle bus service every half hour between colleges. This year about 12,000 students with special needs applied for accommodations at state exams and about 3,600 students with disabilities are studying at third level colleges in Ireland.

FAITH: Diocese of Kerry will run a 6 week course, beginning on October 7th =E2=80=93 November 11th in the Parish Centre Tralee from 8pm =E2=80=93 9.30pm. Each Tuesday night, different speakers will give a talk and discuss some of the questions, The speakers are from All Hallows College Dublin, Mary Immaculate College, and the dioceses of Kerry and Cork and Ross.. For further information or to book a place by September 30th, please contact Frances Rowland on 064 30538 or email [email protected]

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 10th Oct 08, numbers drawn were 6-14-17-21 no winner of Jackpot worth E9,600 .Lucky Dips went to the following; Con Lynch ,Gortdromagowna; Pat Savage and Noel, Pallas Lixnaw;
Willie Guiney, c/o Kevin=E2=80=99s; Oliver Ralph, Thurles, Co Tipperary; Angela Sheehy, Aughrim Cross, Moyvane; Richard O Connor, Keylod; Bar Prize Kieran Lane; Next weeks Jackpot E9,700; Knockanure G.A.A. are holding a Race night in Flynn=E2=80=99s Bar Knockanure in November.

BUDGET severity is on most peoples lips, but look at this, AIG Insurance, which was recently bailed out, were after spending $400,000 on pampering their executives, spa treatments alone cost $23,000. Could we cut out some of the pampering, no chance as the pampered will see after each other.

EVENTS: Asdee races will be held at Litter Strand on Sunday Oct.19th ; Toastmasters meet on Wednesday Oct. 15th at the Desmond Complex at 8.30pm and on Oct 18th at the Devon Hotel Toastmasters from Killarney, Tralee and Newcastle West will compete; Writers Group meet every second Wednesday at Seanchai, last meeting October 8th, details from 068 22212; Kerry women with epilepsy can hear a talk at the Manor West Hotel at 6.30pm on October 17th , details from 066 7119 507; Conference for young people organised by Brainwave will take place on Saturday, October 18th at the Metropole Hotel, Cork from 9.30am =E2=80=93 4pm. For further information, contact Una Barry at Brainwave Kerry Office at 066 7119507; Ardfert Retreat Centre on Saturday 18th from 10am a Day for Married Couples, details from 066 7134 276; Art Group meet at the Family Centre in Listowel on Fridays from 10am to noon, details from 068 21927; AGM of Abbeyfeale Community will be held at 9pm on the 22nd Oct. in the GAA clubhouse; Knocknagoshel Halloween Festival is on Oct. 26th ; Listowel Halloween Parade begins at the library at 6pm on Friday Oct. 31st, more information from KDYS at 068 23744; Cork Jazz Festival which attracts 1,000 musicians from 30 countries runs from 24th to 27th Oct.; MS Readatron reading begins on 17th October, details from 1850 650 950; Abbeyfeale and District Association London are holding a re-union dance on Oct. 18th at St Augustine=E2=80=99s Social Club Hammersmith; Marriage Enrichment Weekend will take place at the Lake Hotel, Killarney second weekend of November, more information, contact 064 44319 or 087 6670418; Comhaltas Tour of Ireland will perform at Tournafulla on Tuesday Oct. 21st and at Lixnaw on Wednesday Oct. 22nd; Official launch of Community First Responders will take place at the Gables on Monday 20th Oct at 7pm; Listowel will have a defibrillator course run by the Red Cross on Saturday Nov. 8th, details from 087 7624 686; Bereavement Support programme in Abbeyfeale details from Sr. Delia at 068 31203; Dublin City Marathon is on October 27th; Patrick O Keeffe Festival runs from 24th to 27th Oct.; Fine Gael will celebrate 75 years of its history at the Green Isle Hotel Newland=E2=80=99s Cross, Dunlin on Nov. 1st from 2pm to 5pm, details from 01 6184 286 or contact Jimmy Deenihan. Craft Fair will be held at Ballybunion Community Centre on Nov. 2nd from noon onwards; All Night Vigil will be held in Ballyduff Church for the dead on November 4th; Kerry Film Festival is on the first week of November;

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure Community Centre took place on Monday the 13th October 2008, more information from the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday.

Athea Going Strong will meet at the Top of the Town on Wednesday Oct.15th from 3pm to 6pm all are welcome.

BEST Wishes to the Abbeyfeale United Ladies on their All Ireland success in the FAI Junior Challenge Cup they beat St. Mochta=E2=80=99s , score 3-1.

FOOD: South Kerry Development Partnership have launch a feasibility study on market opportunities for organic food, without high power sales organic and locally produced food will make no inroads into the market which is dominated by heavily advertised big brands. Look at the apple crop which is allowed to rot on the trees and on the ground and nobody seems to mind, even the health experts who should know better turn a blind eye. Listowel Food Fair begins on Nov. 6th .

HOSPICE Christmas cards will again be available this year. National treatment purchase fund has help treat 120,000 people up to the present.

TRAIL: Liam O Mahony is seeking your assistance to progress the opening of the five miles of old railway between Newcastle West and Barnagh, as a cycle/walkway. Funding totalling almost 600,000 euro is available for this and other improvements to the Trail but is subject to approval by the elected Councillors of Limerick. The County Council have invited submissions from the public expressing your support for the project and stating your name and address. The letter must be with the Council by Thu.16th October and send letter to Community and Enterprise Section, Limerick County Council, County Hall, Dooradoyle Co. Limerick.

ST JOHN=E2=80=99S for October: Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th from 2pm to 4pm daily The Bards Legacy, a three day event exploring music in the nineteenth centaury; Tuesday night 14th Touching Distance a dance production; Wednesday 15th My Gentle Harp; Moore=E2=80=99s Irish Melodies and on Saturday 18th at 8.30pm , Ballydonoghue Comhaltas Farewell Concert, the performing group of 16 will leave on Wednesday 22nd for America; Exhibition this month is work of young people from all over Ireland, details from 068 22566. Susan Hitching will hold an exhibition art class at St John=E2=80=99s on Saturday Oct. 18th from 10am to noon. Tuesday 21st Oct Th Well of Saints/ The End of the Beginning, two plays presented by Big Telly Theatre Company and on Wednesday 22nd at 7.30pm The Sleeping Beauty presented by the European Ballet Company, London, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA will have an evening with Mary Black on Oct. 19th , details from 066 712 3055.

CONCERT: Rambling House Concert will be held in Duagh on Saturday 18th Oct. starting at 8.30pm, more information from 068 48 353, in their tour of England they will perform at St Patrick=E2=80=99s Hall Leamington Spa on Oct 30th; Haringey Irish Centre London on Oct 31st; The Salvatorian College Hall, Harrow Weald on Saturday Nov. 1st and on Sunday Nov 2nd they will perform at the South Birmingham College Theatre.

CHORAL Celebration for World Mental Health Day will be held at St Brendan=E2=80=99s Church, Tralee on Sunday, October 19th at 8.15pm.

LOCAL woman Jill McCarthy is Co- chairman of the Kerry ICA Centenary Committee, Jill and Co-chairman Bridie Goodwin will present their plans for 2010 celebrations to the Winter Federation meeting shortly.

DIARY Of Sir VERE Hunt (1761-1818) of Curragh Chase tells us he was at Bruff fair on 18th October 1814 where he met many friends in Bennett=E2=80=99s Inn complaining about the fall in the price of fat cattle, the best fat cows were making twelve guineas each, leaving the fair on his way to Tipperary he saw a fine threshing machine belonging to De Courcy O Grady, a spring broke in the vehicle he was travelling in so he had to return to Bruff, stayed at John Bennett=E2=80=99s house which a pond near the hall door with wild fowl in abundance and perfectly tame including were duck, mallard, cooter, etc. Standy Bennett is about to publish a book of poems; Next morning October 19th 1814 he eat a hearty breakfast of cold roast beef, eggs, toast bread, butter and tea, John Bennett related all the local news including the fall of rates, the elopement of tenants, break-up of half gentlemen, stilling of putteen , disobliging bankers, security of money and tax increases, after putting on a clean shirt, buying a pair of spectacles and a pair of sleeve buttons he left for Curragh Chase near Adare. His only son Sir Aubrey de Vere was a poet. REUSE and recycle is the mantra of the environmentalists, but the government and the EU laws are generally designed to increase tax intake.

THANKS: The Parents Council of Murhur National School, Moyvane wish to thank everyone who supported the Church Gate Collection last weekend which amount to =E2=82=AC933,57.

COLAISTE Ide Open days for new students (an all Irish post primary boarding school for girls) will be held on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th from 12 noon =E2=80=93 5pm. Assessments for scholarships will also be held at 2pm on Saturday, more information from the Principal at 066 9151211.

FEAST Days in October; 14th Feast of Tabernacles commemorates time spent in the desert by the Jews on their way to the Promised Land; World Rural Women=E2=80=99s Day Oct 15th, details from 068 44233; 16th International Credit Union Day and UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty;19th Mission Sunday.

TYRES: Natural rubber prices have dropped 20% recently, every $0.01 change in natural rubber prices makes a $9 million impact on Michelin balance sheet; Alliance Recovery, located in Wilmington, Delaware, has developed a method of using waste tyres to generate electricity.

BALLYBUNION had a beautiful day at the seaside last Sunday yet very few went to the trouble to be there.

BISHOPS Synod in Rome regulations are that delegates are expected to be at every session. If you want to be excused, they must report to the General Secretary. A surprise, in a nearby chapel is Stations of the Cross in mother of pearl, a gift from Yasser Arafat to John Paul II.

MISSION in Abbeyfeale from 18th to 25th of October. MASS will take place at Keelacloghane Wood, Milltown on Sunday, October 21st at 3.30pm for the beatification of Fr Tadgh Moriarty O.P. and his contempories Fr Conor McCarthy PP and Fr Dermot Francis O=E2=80=99Sullivan OFM (Martyrs). Celebrant : Fr Dan O=E2=80=99Riordan. Preacher: Fr Pat Moore. Rosary at 3.10pm. In the event of heavy rain, the Mass will be celebrated in Milltown Parish Church.

TALK: Jesus and the Mystery of Giving A talk by Dr Anne Primavesi will take place at Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cork on Saturday, November 15th from 9.45am =E2=80=93 1.30pm, details email [email protected]

DEATH has taken place of Peg Osmond nee Flavin of Carrueragh daughter of Dan and Bridget Flavin, she was sister of Patsy, Michael, Mary, Noreen, Bridget, Joan, Phil and Teresa. She is survived her only son Christopher. Peg Osmond will be laid to rest in England on Wednesday 15th of October `08.

Death took place of Vincent Moloney of the Square, Listowel on Wednesday October 8th, following requiem Mass in Listowel church, Vincent Moloney was laid to rest at St Michael=E2=80=99s Churchyard.

Death has occurred of Bill O Regan, Mass for Bill will be held at Listowel Church on Saturday 18th October at 11.30am, his father was a harness maker in Listowel.

Death took place in London of Eileen Brown nee Somers of Billeragh, Listowel, Eileen was predeceased by her husband over two decades ago, she is survived by three sons, one daughter and four grandchildren, Eileen Brown was laid to rest on Wednesday October 15th `08 in a North London Cemetery. Eileen was a sister of Lily McMahon of Lisaniskea.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Mahony, Pat Stack, Danny Enright, Kitty Greaney, Fr Mundy Stack, Peg Connor, Mary Kennelly, Michael Harnett, Mass on Thurs. 16th at 8.00pm for Deceased members of the Dunne & Curtin Families; Mass on Fri. 17th at 8.00pm for Margaret Shine; Mass on Sat. 18th at 8.00pm for Dan & Jack Quinn; Mass in Knockanure on Sun 19th at 10.00am for Michael & Julia O=E2=80=99Sullivan, Trien and the 11.00am Months Mind Mass in Moyvane is for Mrs Marie Walsh; READERS: Vigil =C3=9Ana Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10.00am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack.

ADORATION: Moyvane on Sunday from 4pm to 5pm , Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure on Tuesday 10am to 6pm.

BUS for pilgrims who are going on the St. Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Rome leaves the Arms Hotel on October 13th at 10am.

MEDJUGORJE Prayer meeting was held at St Patrick=E2=80=99s Hall Listowel on Monday 13th Oct `08.

Copies of the leaflet Priesthood in Kerry are available at the Church.

Mission will take place in Abbeyfeale from the 18th =E2=80=9325th Oct. Mass each morning at 7pm & 10am ; Services each evening at 8pm.; Blessing of Babies on Sunday 19th @ 3.30pm; Anointing of the sick and elderly on Sat 25th at 11am; Rite of Reconciliation on Wed 22nd at 8pm.;

2nd century Christian hall found in Israel confirms that Christians worshiped Jesus as God then.

Pope Benedict recently sent a message to a networking site which keeps World Youth Day participants in contact; the site has 35,000 members.