Knockanure Notes – 12th September, 2010

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure, Health and Beauty Classes begin on Tuesday 21st Sept. details from 068 49250.

JOB: North East Kerry Community CE Scheme Ltd.: A vacancy has arisen on the scheme for an administrator at Knockanure Community Centre. To apply, please submit CV to The Supervisor, North East Kerry CE Scheme, The Bridewell, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Vacancy will arise shortly for a Community Employment worker in Clounmacon.  Please send C.V. to Des Buckley (Supervisor), Tarbert Bridewell. FAS Evening Courses details from 066 7126 444.

MUSIC: Guitar Lessons for Beginners every Wednesday evening at 6pm. All welcome, Information from (087) 2884869.

FAMILY Resource Centre Listowel  are having a Parenting Course beginning early October.  Computer Classes beginning shortly.  The Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group will hold a meeting on Tue., 14th Sept., at 7.30pm.  Telephone 068 23584 for details.

SAINT PIO prayer Group Meeting will take place on Thursday 23rd September. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm,will be followed by Mass and exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. Feat Day of St Pio is on Sept. 23rd; he was ordained in 1910 and said his last Mass on 22nd Sept. 1968.

Bus to Knock in honour of St Pio on Sept. 19th, details from 069 62306.

 RACES: Listowel Races continue to the 18th admission E20, students E12.

AUTO Immune illness Support Group will meet at IT Tralee on Friday Sept. 17th at 8pm, details from 086 405 5070.

INFORMATION: The Listowel Conference of The Saint Vincent De Paul Society is finalizing a history of its activities since its foundation in 1937. If you come across any information, no matter how small please contact Michael Dillane, Tel 068 21596.

SKELLIGS Pilgrimage  On Saturday, September 18th starting at 9am in Portmagee church with adoration, rosary, Divine Mercy, Holy Souls Chaplets, Mass on the island,  Contact Jacqueline on 087 2890523.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 15th a Gypsy Jazz Band from Canada; Thursday 23rd a play by John McKenna called Breathless an on Tue. 28th a film called Nowhere Boy set in Liverpool in 1955 about young John Lennon, details from 068 22566.

FUND: Fr. Jerry Roche memorial Fund   dance in the hall in Athea on Saturday night, September 18th organised by Tommy Hogan, Stevie Donegan has given his services free for the night.

George Soros will give Human Rights Watch $100 million.

NIALL: Mormon Joseph Smith Jr., is descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages according to DNA teats.

 RECORDS of the Victorian poor in workhouses are online, from authorities in England and Wales.

HEALTH: Countless stories about misdiagnosis have been circulating for years; people were powerless to make it public because of fear of retribution. About a quarter of people who suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance spend a decade or more complaining to doctors before receiving an accurate diagnosis, according to a poll.

DRAMA School with Tracy Bolger & Anne Looney. classes:  6-8 years on Tuesdays from 6-7pm and 13+ years from 7.15-8.15pm. Places also available in 9-12 years class on Thursdays from 7.15-8.15pm. Classes start on Tuesday, September 14th and Thursday, September 16th in the Meadowlands Hotel. Registration will be held on September 13th from 6-8pm in Meadowlands Hotel. Contact  Tracy at 086 3642649

 SAMARITANS:  Information evening will take place at 43/44 Moyderwell on Wednesday, September 15th at 8pm and a Selection evening on September 22nd.  Contact 7122566.

STUDY Skills Programme, For Parents:  Mondays, September 13th, 20th or 27th.  For students:  Tuesdays, September 14th, 21st or 28th.  These will take place at the Education Centre, Dromtacker.  For further information, contact 7195999 or [email protected]

CANCER:  Kerry-Cork Health Link bus to Cork University hospital. For those wishing to avail of this free service please contact us on 066-7195560 between 9.30am. to 2.00pm. Monday to Friday or through the website at

 SHOPS: I am told that there is 11 shops to let in Abbeyfeale from  O Connell’s the Barber to the Fire station and over recent years 28 shops have closed their doors in the town centre.

EVENTS: Wrenboy Competition in Listowel on Friday 17th at 8.30pm; Ballybunion country music festival Sept. 10th to 20th; Set Dancing Adult Set Dancing with Timmy Woulfe begins on Monday 20th September in the Marian Hall, Moyvane. Beginners at 8.00pm. All dancers at 8.30pm; The I.C.A. are to  plant a tree to mark the centenary year on the outskirts of the Village of Moyvane on the Glin Road on Tuesday 14th September at 7.30pm; Moyvane School of Taekwon-Do Irish Sports Council Recognized Instructors Ms Sara Dillon I Degree Black Belt and Mr James Mahoney I Degree Black Belt at the Marian Hall every Saturday at 1pm. All welcome, Contact 087 137 4399; Coffee Morning in aid of Kerry Hospice is due to be held at many venues on Sept. 16th , a concert in aid of the Hospice will be held at the Church of Ireland on Sept. 23rd at 8pm; Organic Week continues till 19th of Sept.; Support Group for autoimmune illness will meet at IT Tralee North Campus on Friday Sept. 17th from 8 to 10pm; Afternoon of Prayer at Scartaglen on Sunday Sept. 19th at 2.45pm; Bus to the ploughing Championship at Athy on Wed. Sept. 22nd leaving Listowel at 6am, details from 087 9096 916; A coach will depart from Abbeyfeale to the Ploughing Championships on Wednesday, September 22nd  at 6am. Contact Peg on 068 31232 for details; Coach from Duagh to the Championship, details from 068 45162; The annual walk in aid of the work of Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in Sudan too place on Sunday last Sept 12th.If you would like to help, donate to Credit Union Account in Abbeyfeale; Best wishes to    Suzanne Rowley, Kilmorna, Listowel who won E100 in the WL102 draw recently; Limerick Junior Ladies will play Louth at Croke Park on Sept. 26th; Legion of Mary  pilgrimage to Knock to celebrate Rosary Sunday will take place on Sunday, October 3, contact 068 31232; Women’s Group Meeting at Respond Community Centre John B Keane Road on Sept. 29th at 8.30pm, details from 068 23429; Racial Justice Sunday was on  Sept. 12th; Culture Night will be held at several venues including Seanchai and St John’s;  on Fri. Sept. 24th; Garry McMahon Singing Weekend in Abbeyfeale runs from Nov. 5th to 7th, Gabriel Fitzmaurice will perform on the first night at Fr Casey Hall; Emmets 50k cycle takes place on Sunday Oct. 24th starting at 11.30am; Estuary Rugby Club train every Sunday at 10.30am, details from 087 6327 109; 6 day trip to Dublin and district, details from 087 7674 832;  40 Days for Life begins in London from 22 September to 31 October. A constant vigil will be keep outside the Marie Stopes abortion clinic in central London, 24 hours a day, for 40 days;

RECORD: The Israeli Embassy in Australia paid for a computer centre to help Aboriginal folk record their oral history;

FRAUD losses on credit, debit and ATM cards amounted to E16.7 million in Ireland in 2009.

EARTHQUAKE: The Earthquake at Christchurch in NZ took place while the O Connell Family were celebrating the golden jubilee of their wedding, they tell me that much of the hype about the event was media, old houses with chimneys were worst affected, chimneys are now banned. Ancestors of the O Connell’s are buried at Knockanure Old Cemetery.

CHURCH: Sr. Lucy Troy became the First Superior General of the Union of Presentation Sisters on Aug. 12th 1976, the Union had 2.000 sisters in ten countries. On Sept. 9th 1976 the four church leaders in Ireland made a statement in support of the Women’s Peace Movement.

KERRYMAN of August 7th 1920 contained many reports on the disturbed state of Ireland. North Kerry Sinn Fein court had a number of case reported including, Connor v Moore allegations of abusive language and stealing porter from railway, Moore and Connor bound to the Peace. Carmody summonsed Mrs Sheehan for abusive language, both were car owners. Scanlon and Connor summonsed John Connor for breaking windows, Kelly was witness. An ex soldier  was sued by woman for child maintenance, the defendant would go to jail before he would pay 5s per week maintenance. Several were also summonsed for not sending children to school. Nine young girls from Newtownards District went missing during the past week. Excursion trains to be run shortly, pre war fares expected. Railway outlook, some say they are about to close down, official and labour circles still have confidence that they will return to normal. Strict searches of passenger luggage at all British Ports since last week. Devotional poem by M J Leahy is published. Military patrol streets in Castleisland, several shots fired, no injuries. Irish Bulletin reports that 130 Irish Magistrates have resigned. Several RIC in Killorglin have resigned. 600 troops in Bantry. Bonfires blaze along coast to welcome Dr Mannix, who was refused permission to land in Ireland. Thee men were nominated for Presidency of the Gaelic League at their Ard Fheis in the Mansion House. Death took place of Mrs T Lawlor of Ballyduff on July 31st 1920, she was one of the oldest in the Parish. Chief mourners were, husband Mr T Lawlor, Jer and Tim Lawlor sons, Mrs J Herbert daughter, Mr Jeremiah Lawlor brother, Mrs D O’Connell niece and many more. Died Mrs E Corridan of Listowel among the clergy were Fr M Keane of Newtown, Rev S Horan of San Francisco, Rev E Walsh do, Rev John O Brien, Fr Sheehy USA. Chief mourners were Tom Corridan husband, Paddy and Jack sons and Mai daughter, deceased brother William Dalton LGB and John P Dalton Senior School Inspector. Relations included, Daltons of Carrigkerry, O Connell’s of Clash Athea, McAuliffe Abbeyfeale, Connor Coolkeragh, Fire at Dingle Co-Operative store, origin not known. Kenmare notes report that a woman had her hair cut; she was warned several times about keeping certain company. A woman named Sullivan gave birth to 2 girls and a boy, all are well. Renaming Streets in Killarney. Public Bodies and Irish. Kerryman of August 14th 1920 reports celebration in honour of Dr Mannix held at several places including, Gneeveguille, Abbeyfeale, Ballybunion, Killarney. William Collins of Aughrim House resigns Commissioner of the Peace John Creagh Hartnett JP also reigned. Constable John O Hanlon of Kerry shot in Clare. Fire at Shanagolden Creamery.

POPE will visit Great Britain from 16th to 19th of Sept. plans of the Pope’s exact movements prior to the Mass at Cofton
Park were left in a pub according to news reports.

ADORATION: This week, Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, No Adoration this Wednesday in Moyvane; Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm. Listowel Adoration Chapel will  close for the week of the Races. Open again on Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd September.

CLONFERT: Bus will travel to Padre Pio Evening of Prayer with Eddie Stone at Clonfert on Thursday Sept. 23rd, leaving Newcastle West at 1.30pm, details from 069 82010.

WE can be assured that, whenever our minds become darkened through self-condemnation, fear or tormenting guilt, we are living outside the realm of God’?s “love,” for God’s perfect love “casts out fear” (1 John 4:18) says Francis Frangipane.

DEATH took place on September 6th 2010 of Tom. Ned Fitzgerald of Knocknasna. He is survived by his wife Sheila , son Eamonn, daughters Marian, Doreen and Eileen. Following Requiem Mass at Abbeyfeale church on Thursday September 9th Tom Ned Fitzgerald was laid to rest at Reilig Ide Naofa Abbeyfeale. Tom Ned was in his 50s and the only son of Edward Fitzgerald and Margaret Moloney, his second cousin Maura O Connell played a lovely tune on the concertina in his memory at the Mass. Tom has many relations in the district from the Moloney and Keane side of his family.

DEATH took place on September 8th 2010 of Sheila Barry nee Buckley of Ballingown, Lisselton. Sheila is survived by her husband Michael sons, Michael, Tim, Kevin and Pat, Brothers Fr. William, Bobby at Derry and Tim in Ballybunion and Sister Betty Moloney at Listowel, Peggy O Connell, Josie and Mary in Ballylongford. . Following Requiem Mass at Ballydonoghue Church on Saturday September 11th , Sheila Barry was laid to rest At St John’s Cemetery Ballybunion. Sheila was daughter of Tim Buckley and Hannie Cahill of Derry, Listowel; she was a great supporter of the Annual Ballydonoghue Magazine.

DEATH took place on September 12th 2010 of Fr. Joseph Walsh a Mill Hill Father aged 86 years. He was son of Mary Hanrahan of Kilbaha and Mossie Walsh of Leitrim East, Moyvane. Fr Walsh was ordained in 1949. He is survived by his sister Peggy in Donegal. Following Requiem Mass in Dublin, Fr Joseph Walsh was laid to rest at Bohernsbreena Cemetery, Dublin.

DEATH has taken place of Josephine Walsh nee Relihan of Inch Listowel, following Requiem Mass at Ballydonoghue Church on September 10th 2010, Josephine Walsh was laid to rest at Gale Churchyard, Lisselton.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Shanahan Kennelly, John Collins, Pat Kennelly, Catherine Sullivan Courtney, Kitty Denihan, Nora Galvin, Eamon Riordan, Bridie Moloney, Sr. Annunciata Curtin, Geraldine Daly, Ned Moran, Liz Kelliher, Hugh Goulding, Tim Flaherty Joe Moloney, Mai McMahon, Sr. Johanna Leahy, Fr Denis O Sullivan, James Dower, Sr. Agatha Stack, Mai Costelloe,  Mass on Tues 14th at 8.00pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin; Mass on Sat. 18th at 8.00pm for Sr. Martina Scanlon

Confessions before the Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

THANKS: The Holy Ghost Missions wishes to thank the parishioners for their generous support

READERS: Vigil John Corbett; 11.00am Jerry Duggan;

Knockanure 12th Sept. Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald

MEDJUGORJE Anniversary Mass and Reconciliation, Rosary, and Adoration at St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Wednesday 15th September at 7.30pm, All are welcome.

SISTERS: Carmelite Monastic Weekend Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th October for single women aged 22 – 38. St. Joseph’s Carmelite Monastery, Tallow, Co. Waterford. Phone 058 56205. [email protected]

LOURDES: October 2nd – 7th,   Direct flight from Kerry Airport.  Spiritual Directors:  Fr Kieran O’Brien and Fr Brendan Walsh.  A few spaces are still available.  Contact Sol Travel, Tralee on 066 7185940.

 CHURCH:  Listowel Pastoral Area Listening Night will take place on Tuesday 21st September in the  Seanchaí Centre at 8pm. The Diocesan Pastoral Council is organizing tAhese gatherings to enable us to listen to one another at this time in our Church’s history and to move forward together. ; Annual Coffee Morning is coming up after Races in the Mermaids. Anyone wishing to host a coffee morning or evening in their homes or business contact Kay on 087 697 5682 or Julie on 087 621 0742 for details. Coffee and biscuits will be supplied. Thank you for all your support for this worthy cause.

MANY went to the Blessed Well in Ballyheigue for Our Lady’s Birthday more went on Sunday last. The committee in charge of the well should be thanked for recent improvements and maintaining the surrounds.