Knockanure Notes — 12th April, 2015

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement at Knockanure Community Centre was on Monday 13th April 2015.

DANCING: Zumba Latin Dance will start in Knockanure Community Centre on 14th of April 2015 from 10 am.  Everyone welcome.  Bring plenty water and your smile.
For more information please call 068/49799.

LISTOWEL CLUSTER AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL are meeting in Duagh Presbytery on Thursday night next 16th April at 8pm.

INTERNET: Course will include; farm payments, registering calves online, paying your motor tax online, using email and more besides. For further details contact (068) 23584.

SYMPATHY  is extended to Fr. Paddy Bowen on the death of his sister Mary Kelly, in Ballingarry

ANNIVERSARIES: Kate Flaherty, Art O Beolain, Sr. Virgilius Flavin, Sr. M Paul Bunce, Jerry O Driscoll, Peter Carmody, Brendan Carr, Paddy O Connor, Bridie Liston, Lily O Connor, Imelda Collins, Ita Danaher, Michael Cunningham, Margaret Sheehy, Dawn Murphy, Hannah Sheridan, Rena McAuliffe, Tom Walsh, Tade Collins, Joan O Connor, Chris O Connor, Davie Dillon, Maighread McGrath, Paddy Flavin, Sean Ahern, Richard Stack, Kathleen Reidy, Mike Greaney, John Kennelly. Mass on Tues.  14th at 7.30pm for Joanie O’Connor, Mass on Fri. 17th at 7.30pm Months Mind for Nora Scanlon & her late husband Jack, Mass on Sat. 18th at 7.30pm for Richard Stack, Mass on Sun.     19th 11.00am for Michael Greaney.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers:  Vigil  Michelle Corridan, 11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure  10am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.
Collectors for May:  Vigil Ita O’Connell & Eddie Flaherty,  11am Julia Stack & Eileen Roche; Knockanure  10am  Jeremiah Kennelly.
Meeting of the Finance Committee on Tuesday 14th at 8pm in the Presbytery.

YOUTH 2000 IRELAND Youth retreat in St Brendan’s College, Killarney, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2015.

THE ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP meet at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday April 13th at 12.30pm.

PARENTING A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY? on Wednesday, 15th April 2015 12.00noon – 1.30pm. at Listowel Family Resource Centre.

LATIN MASS—celebrated in the Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee at 1.30pm on Sunday 19th April 2015.

MASS: in honour of St. Padre Pio will be celebrated in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church at 6.30pm on Tues. April 14th. All Welcome.

KERRY GENERAL HOSPITAL will be hosting a FREE public information evening on Bowel Cancer and Stoma Care Awareness on Monday 20th April, 2015 from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Presentations begin at 7.00pm sharp. All welcome.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will meet in the Parish Meeting Room Listowel on Monday 13th April at 7.30pm.

KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting a concert in aid of Kerry Hospice called “Voices for Hospice” in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church on Sunday April 26th at 7.30pm.

LIMERICK  County Fleadh  Cheoil takes place in Glin over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

HISTORY TALK: A lecture entitled ‘New Archaeological Discoveries along the Western Seaboard’ by Michael Gibbons, Author, will take place in Tralee Library, on Tuesday 14th April at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

NATIONAL PIONEER BALL: Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Co Cork on Saturday April 18th. For further information contact 027 63384 or 086 3642619.

KNOCK: The first official Pilgrimage to the newly refurbished Basilica will take place on Sunday the 26th of April, 2015.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Dreams Weekend with Fr Eugene McCaffrey OCarm. Friday 1st May 7pm to Sunday 3rd May 2pm,  Booking: 066-7134276.

CLEAN UP: Kerry County Clean Up Day 2015; As part of this initiative Moyvane Development Ass. are having a Parish Clean Up, including The Village, next Friday Evening April 17th starting at 7pm. Meet centre of Village. Everyone Welcome.Bags are being provided by KWD .Contact 087 6309851 or 49298 to order bags & to arrange for rubbish collection from your area.

THOUGHT: Learn to hold thy tongue; five words cost Zacharias forty weeks of silence, from Thomas Fuller.

REFERENDUM: Regarding the forthcoming May 22nd Referendum which seeks to redefine marriage, a Public Meeting will be held in the Malton Hotel, Killarney on Thursday 16th April at 8.00pm

WAR ; Speech of Mr M J Nolan at meeting in Tralee to relieve distress because of war, reported in Kerry Weekly Reporter 26-9 1914 P10. Speech of Mr M J Nolan, Chairman of meeting in Tralee to relieve distress.  Chairman said the met to discharge a twofold duty one of mercy and charity, the other a debt of honour to the wives and families of those who were fighting our battles against would be rulers and oppressors of not only England and Ireland, but of Europe. The Kaiser seemed determined to plant his iron heel not only on France and Belgium but also on England; and although we Irish had some old complaints against England which thank God are about to be remied. There was no use in thinking about or reopening old sores. Now that Home Rule is practically law. They were of a necessity called upon to protect themselves, their duty was now quite plain, they were bound to support England as far as they possibly could. They may in the past find serious reason to find fault with the English government, but for some time that has been altered and in the future when they had the management of their own affairs it would be their own fault if the laws were administered to their own satisfaction’ There is one regiment at the front, the Munster Fusiliers which is made up of their friends, relatives and neighbours and certainly after the glory they have won for themselves and for Ireland, they were not going to forget their wives and families. Some of these brave men  who went out full of heart and hope would alas never return others will come back maimed  and unable to support either themselves or their families and it was their duty to see that dependants would at least not want of necessities of life. There was one outrageous act which the Germans perpetrated without any justification, namely the burning of Louvain, which should stir up every Irishman to look for revenge. Louvain was dear to Ireland and the Irish hearts, as many of Irelands sons received their education there; and the burning of the noble university and library, with its priceless and valuable books; would he was sue, stimulate every Irishman to crush the perpetrators of that sacrilegious act.

Under the altered circumstances of affairs he called upon every Kerryman to do his duty to his country and help as best he could to crush German tyranny and spoliation. It was their duty to appoint a committee to help  to relieve any distress which might arise in consequence of the war. Mrs Fitzgerald said there is a committee at present appointed in Tralee, she also said that committees also existed in Killarney, Listowel and Dingle.

Gusky has noted 1,821 names of soldiers in a mine. About 40% are Australian, with most of the others identified as British. Fifty-five are Americans, and 662 have yet to be traced.

BEST WISHES to Joan and Kevin Kiely of Moyvane who won E15,000 in the recent Saturday night game “Million Euro Challenge”

DIRECTOR Gerard Barrett born 5 July 1987, Knockanure,  Kerry.
Was on Late Late Show on April 10th 2015 promoting his latest film ‘Glassland’  in cinemas from April 17th 2015.

After school Gerard attended Tralee IT where he studied Film, TV and Media. Also worked and trained in Radio with Kerry Radio.

Gerard Barrett won the IFTA Rising Star Award at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards in Dublin for his debut feature ‘Pilgrim Hill’. Previous winners of the award include Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan.

In 2012 at the age of 24, his debut feature film ‘Pilgrim Hill’ premiered at the Galway International Film Festival in Ireland and immediately garnered critical acclaim, with critics calling the film “a masterful debut from a first time filmmaker”. He won the Bingham Ray Best New Irish Talent Award at the Festival and the film won the Irish Times Best Film of the Festival. The film was then personally selected by Tom Luddy to have it’s World Premiere at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. Gerard  was also selected as the Great Expectation at the Festival, an honour bestowed to such filmmakers as Alexander Payne.

In January 2014,Gerard Barrett shot his second feature film ‘Glassland’ in Dublin, starring Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Toni Collette. ‘Glassland’ had it’s Irish premiere in July 2014 at the Galway International Film Festival and won Best Film garnering unanimous critical acclaim.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Cuzzocrea

Just before Gerard Barrett’s  film Glassland competed in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance. His next job is from Denver & Delilah Films and Foundation Features to write and direct a drama based on Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness. Dakota Fanning is set to star as Cahalan in a drama that details a young woman’s terrifying descent into insanity.

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