Knockanure Notes – 13th July, 2008

TRIP: Bus to Knock from Knockanure on Tuesday July 22nd leaving Listowel at 7.45am, coming to Knockanure and Moyvane. Contact 49580 for details.
ACTIVE Retirement Day” in Knockanure will take place on Monday 14th July 2008. If attending please ring the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30am to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday. Anybody wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc). Please contact the office on 068 49799 or Mobile No. 086 8392787.
SAINT Pio Prayer Group will meet at Listowel Church on Thursday 17th of July starting at 7.15pm, all are welcome.
Day Trip to Fota Island on Monday July 21st, details from 087 9845 102.
ICA outing to Killarney comprising of shopping, dinner and an evening of entertainment with Liam O’Connor, bus leaves Moyvane at 2.00pm on Tuesday 22nd July; Glin ICA recently launched a book on their history.
SENIOR Helpline 1850 440 444.
Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island is on Sunday July 27th.
SEISIUN will be held at the Arms Hotel on every Wednesday night and at the Devon Hotel on Thursday nights at 9pm.
BUS will leave Athea for Croagh Patrick on Sunday July 20th , details from 087 2632 096. Bus for Lough Derg leaves on July 18th , details from 068 31232.
LOURDES: West Limerick group are going to Lourdes on July 31st, details from 069 62306
BUS to Ballybunion from Listowel leaves the Square at 11am and 3.30pm every Tuesday, details and booking at 1890 528 528.
KNOCK Youth Festival from July 24th – 27th for 18-35 year olds. For more information contact 094 9388100 or check out The new church in Knock was blessed on July 18th 1976; it has a capacity of 5,000. Monday, August 11th a bus will leave Tralee at 7am for the visit of Sr. Briege McKenna to Knock, details from 066 7124519, bus from Tarbert to Knock leaves on July 22nd, details from 068 36166. Athea Parish trip to Knock takes place on July 24th, details from Helen Browne.
YOUTH 2000 Festival will take place near the ancient ruins of the Clonmacnois monastic site in Co Offaly for young people aged 16 – 35 from Thursday to Sunday, August 14th to 17th, buses available from around the country. Contact 01 675 3690 or check website
KDYS trip to Dublin on Tuesday 22nd July to visit The National Aquatic Centre and Shopping. Leaving KDYS Listowel at 7am and returning at 10pm. Cost of trip is ?20. Open to all teenagers.
VOLUNTEERS wanted for Listowel Youth Caf=E9, details from 068 23744.
HOST Families required for international students, more information from 087 7663 772.
WORLD Youth day concluding mass will be celebrated by the Pope on July 20th in Sydney.
ST PETER’S Basilica is 600 feet long and the dome is 450 feet high, it has 24 altars, 20, pass through the main part of the church daily and it takes 75 men to keep the Basilica clean.
Great credit is due to the few who quietly collect discarded items along the local roadside. Others with no shame will throw rappers and cartons out their vehicle windows right in front of you knowing well they are immune from any sanction.
TRY this and see what happens, lift your foot making clockwise circles, then draw the number 6 in the air.
GARDA Reserve interviews will be held in August, closing date for receipt of application is August 6th `08, details from 1890 449 999.
OLD Boiler and chimney which was installed in 1965 at Newtownsandes Creamery was removed last week.
ENERGY Costs are soaring, the Energy Regulator chairman made a very poor defense of his position on Newstalk on Sunday morning last, he even said that he will reach the ministers targets, who set the targets for the minister. It is time for changes, where is the opposition?.
FOOTBALLER: Choose the best farm footballer in the past 60 years and send name to [email protected]
CEMETERY Masses: Lisselton July 21st , Killahenny July 23rd, Gale July 24th, Kilnaughtin July 25th and St Mary’s Tarbert August 1st.
FULL Moon on July 18th, for the past month the weather was going from bad to worse, St Swithins Day July 15th, despite the weather their are plenty of local places to visit including Ballybunion on the few fine days, Knockanore and Knockanure Churchyard have extensive views of the local countryside, Listowel several art galleries and the castle; Tarbert House, John F Leslie Woodland Walk, Tarbert Lighthouse, Bridewell and ferry, Glin Castle, Carrigafoyle Castle, Lislaughtin Abbey, a visit to all the local ancient churchyards and churches and a stroll around the many minor local out of the way roads would give a fresh insight into country living. Views of Knocknagoshel Bible Garden at
LADY: Sneem Family Festival which runs from 23rd to 27th of July have a novel competition, carry your lady over the finishing line and you may win a trip to Finland, the course is over 250 meters long, details from 087 7936 177.
WTO decisions may be made in Geneva on July 21st, everyone with an interest in agriculture will be watching.
TINTEAN: Brendan Grace July 20th; Shannon Star Stage School begins on July 15th, Film on Ballybunion every Monday at 3pm; Mobile Cinema will visit on July 28th, details from 068 28003.
SIAMSA for July: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Oilean; Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Tearmann and on Thursday July 31st Clann Lir, details from 066 7123 055.
ST JOHN’S: Thursday 17th The Ploughboys from Australia play Celtic/folk/ ballad and country; Wednesday 23rd , Romantic Love Songs from the 18th and 19th centaury.
SEANCHAI: The Seanchai Centre, Listowel will commence a series of Summer Lunchtime Entertainment on Friday 18th July at 2.15pm with ‘Irish Tales of Mystery & Magic from renowned storyteller Eddie Lenihan. Admission free and all are welcome.
ADULT Basic education is available, details from 068 238 66.
EVENTS: Tarbert community will be marking the 175 anniversary of their church from July 18th to 20th; Work continues every Sunday morning from 10.30am to noon at St Mary’s Churchyard Abbeyfeale, view the cemetery at ;Display of the works of Rolf Hook will be on show at the Lartigue museum from July 18th; Racing ; Athea Awards Night will be held at the Gables on July 19th; Killarney continues till 17th , Tipperary runs from 19th to 20th , Limerick is on the 24th, and the Galway races begin on July 28th; British Open begins on July 17th; Organic Open Day at farm of John Forde, Knockatullera, Newmarket on Wednesday July 16th at 7pm; Athea Senior Citizens outing to Killarney is on July 17th, bus leaver Con Colbert Hall at 9.30am, details from Mrs M Collins; Tour of North Cork farms takes place on July 18th, details from 087 29 666 35; Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday July 20th starting at 2.45pm; Cottage Art Gallery, Indoor Market will be held in Athea on July 27th; Ballybunion exhibition will be opened by Owen McMahon on July 18th at 7.30pm; Abbey Heritage Project display continues at Abbeyfeale Library till August 4th; Munster Fleadh will be held in Kenmare on the 19th and 20th of July; Athea Vintage Rally and entertainment is on Sunday July 27th; WL 102 are having a show at Rathkeale Hotel on Monday 28th of July, starting at 9pm;Tradfeile will be held in Athea from August 1st to 4th; Tarbert Cul Camp begins on 28th of July, details from 068 36544; Children’s Soccer Camp will be held in Athea from July 21st, details from 087 793 4417; Swimming Classes will be held in Ballybunion on July 28th , details from ;
BEST Wishes to Declan Finucane of Clounprohus who celebrated his 50th birthday recently, congratulations also to Sr. Bridie Collins of Abbeyfeale and Nigeria who has just celebrated her golden jubilee.
WOMEN over 65 are invited to take part in documentary, and relate their story, details from
GREEN Awards, closing date for schools is October 3rd `08, details from
SAMARITANS are holding a fundraising event on July 24th, details from 066 7122 566.
WHO have presented the Irish Food Safety authority with an award they are the second to receive this type of award the first recipient was the Queen of Thailand. Press reports that 200 people in France got sick after eating Irish mussels; other scares, contamination of guar gum from India, fish from Fiji and sunflower oil from Ukraine.
KERRYMAN of July 1978 Notes; Ballybunion congratulates Liston and Moran who were on the winning Kerry team; Fine weather brought big crowds to the seaside both day and night; Meadowing in Knocknagoshel made £27 per acre, floods brought shoals of white trout up the river, Fr John Joe O Connor ordained; Dingle mart suck calves £55 to £124, corncrake also plentiful this year in Dingle; Moyvane/ Knockanure Notes had an appeal for accommodation for the Fleadh which will be held in Listowel from 25th, 26th and 27th of August 1978, Siamsa Tire officially opened by Jack Lynch, Fr Pat and Sean Ahern associated with Siamsa since its beginning, ICA had brilliant sunshine for their outing , Community Games flame lit by Ml. Scanlon of Aughrim, medals were won at the games by N. Larkin and R. Groarke; deaths: Willie O Connor of Ballybunion and England, Martin O Sullivan (Stokes) Ballyduff, Willie Dillon of Asdee and Lisselton ad Han Buckle nee Buckley of Coolaclarig.
John B Keane born 21st July 1928.
Politics: Local born Tony O Callaghan was elected chairman of Listowel Urban Council in July 1988 and in July 1983 there was a big celebration to mark 60 years in politics of the McEllistrim Family.
IT: Community I.T. Access, has a few remaining vacancies for their Computer Summer Camps for children from ages 5 -15, in their centres in Listowel and Ballybunion. For further details please call 068 28888 or 068 21999, Tarbert 068 36938.
COLUMBAN Missionaries were established in 1918; Some Kerry priests who served with them include Frs. Dan Ahern, Tom O Hanlon, Paddy Dore, Patrick Blanchfield, Jack Dennihy, William Hannifin, Jim Fleming, Derry Reidy, Maurice Horgan, Mick Howe, Michael McCarthy, Charles Meagher, Padraig Murphy, John O Connell, Owen O Leary, Dick O Sullivan and Pat Scully.
THOUGHT: We can say, “Blessed is night, for it reveals to us the stars.” In the same way we can say, “Blessed is sorrow, for it reveals God’s comfort.” The floods washed away home and mill, all the poor man had in the world. But as he stood on the scene of his loss, after the water had subsided, broken-hearted and discouraged, he saw something shining in the bank which the waters had washed bare. “It looks like gold,” he said. It was gold. The flood which bad beggared him made him rich. So it is oftimes in life, Henry Clay Trumbull.
DEATH has taken place of Breda Walsh nee Helly of Derry, Listowel; she is survived by her husband Michael Walsh and brother Michael who lives at Knockdown, Athea. Breda was predeceased by her sister Maureen Costelloe and parents Paddy Helly who came from Ardrahan and Tess O Sullivan who was a native of Finuge. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church Breda Walsh was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery on Tuesday 8th of July `08. Breda was aged 48 years and married Michael Walsh in 1992.
Death took place on Monday July 7th `08 following an accident at Direen Athea of Jeremiah Carmody; he was son of Roger Carmody and Mary Moran who recently came to live on their farm at Direen. Jeremiah siblings are Nora, Roger, Maeve, Claire, Denise and John. The Carmody family came from Meen, Listowel and the Moran family is from Lenamore, Ballylongford. Requiem Mass in Athea Church on Thursday July 10th `08, was celebrated by Fr Madden P.P. Athea assisted by Fr Sheehy a native of Clounmacon and Fr. O Connor C.C Listowel, Maeve Denison sang the hymns and a guard of honour was provided by Jeremiah Carmody’s friends in pouring rain which continued long after he was laid to rest with his grandparents in St Michaels Churchyard in Listowel.
MASS for Joe Dolan was celebrated in the Cathedral Killarney on Saturday last at noon, the church was thronged, people were standing because the seats were full, some found space in front and around the tabernacle, hymns were sung by Joe Dolan’s niece assisted by a wonderful singer who was a friend of the family, the organist at the Mass was outstanding. Fr Darcy was chief celebrant, he shared many bits and pieces about Joe and entertainers he had contact with, sadly many have passed away. The diverse congregation were in excellent mood and thankful for the opportunity to pay tribute to their favourite singer. Some waited in Killarney till the evening for the Joe Dolan remembrance show.
Recent deaths: Diarmuid O Sullivan, Lenamore, and Aidan Holly of Tarbert.
ANNIVERSARIES: Sean Sheehan, Julia Walsh, Nan Flavin, Mossie Ahern, Sr. Consuela Moloney, Julia Walsh, Pat Sweeney, Patrick O Flaherty, Paudie Scanlon, Margaret Flaherty, Sean O Connor, Masses for the week ;Tues. 15th at 8.00pm Knockanure Months Mind for Margaret McElligott ; Wed. 16th at 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Thurs. 17th 8.00pm Knockanure Pat Lynch & the deceased members of the Lynch Family, Carrueragh; Fri. 18th 8.00pm Pat Sweeney; Sat. 19th 8.00pm James & Margaret Flaherty, Glin Road; Sun. 20th 10.00am in Knockanure for Edward Carmody & the deceased members of the Carmody Family.
READERS: Vigil Linda Kennelly & Catriona Collins; 11.00am Jerry Duggan & Margaret Flaherty; Knockanure 10.00am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.
ADORATION: Moyvane on Sunday from 4pm to 5pm , Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure on Tuesday 10am to 6pm.

From Tony Snow

To love is to place others before you and to make their needs your priority. Do it. When you put somebody else at the center of the frame, your entire world changes, and for the better. You begin to find your own place in the world. When you’re drawn into the lives of others, you enter their problems, their hopes, their dreams, their families. They whisk you down unimagined corridors, toward possibilities that had been hidden to you before. So resolve to do little things for others. You don’t know where they’re going to lead but then again, you don’t have any idea where your life is going to lead. When I was your age, I had long hair, a beard and thought of myself as a socialist. You are going to pinball all over the place, from experience to experience, job to job. And I want you to remember that you’ve got company. And that if you engage them with heart and mind, with faith and energy, you are going to find yourself on a cresting wave. It’ll carry you forward and it’ll push you under water from time to time. And some day in the dim and distant future, when you’re looking back at it, you’re not going to think about your car or your career or your gold watch. You’ll think about a chewed-up teddy bear you had as a baby or maybe your child’s smile on a special Christmas morning. The only things that are sure to endure are the artifacts of love. So go out and build as many as you can.

From New Advent

(12 Jul 08 – RV) Pope Benedict XVI spoke with reporters travelling with him to Sydney, Australia for World Youth Day, 2008. We have this report…

An Australian journalist who asked what hopes the Holy Father has for the future of the Church in Australia, where the journalist said society is profoundly affected by secularism and indifference toward religion.

Pope Benedict responded, saying Australia shares in the successes and failures of the Western World, but that the desire for Himself that God put in the heart of every human being can never be completely suppressed or extricated

Religion is always present in the world, and will be always present because God is present in our hearts.

As with the in-flight press conference on the way from Rome to the United States this past April, reporters were anxious to know whether and what Pope Benedict plans to say regarding the clerical sex abuse crisis.

Up PBXVI down under.

Pope Benedict said paedophilia is “incompatible” with being a priest, and that “It is essential for the Church to reconcile, to prevent, to help and to see guilt in this problem.”

Being a real priest is incompatible with this sexual abuse because priests are in the service of our Lord.

The Holy Father also discussed the need for citizens and politicians to be better stewards of creation, saying he hopes to raise consciences about climate change.

Pope Benedict left Rome on a special Alitalia flight with Vatican officials and journalists aboard.

The plane departed from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport Saturday just after 10 a.m. Rome time, and is scheduled to land roughly 20 hours later.

At 10 days and The trip is the longest of the Holy Father’s papacy, and centres on World Youth Day events, which include an all night vigil service and an open-air Mass on the weekend of Sunday the 20th.

We spoke with World Youth Day, Sydney’s principal organizer, auxiliary bishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher.

I think, in Australia, people who don’t yet know Pope Benedict very well, are going to experience similarly the warmth of this father-figure, and many of them in fact are searching for a father figure in their lives – this man, who, on Christ’s behalf and his own, loves them, and is there to embrace them, and to teach them with that wonderful mind that he brings to his pontificate, so I think they will encounter something very special in seeing Pope Benedict close up, and hearing him teach them.

Other highlights of the Holy Father’s trip include a scheduled visit to Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel, dedicated to Australia’s first Blessed, whose cause for canonization continues, a biblical via crucis that will see the Holy Father lead the first station, and Mass in the Sydney cathedral with Australia’s bishops, seminarians and religious novices.

Pope Benedict returns to Italy on July 21.