Knockanure Notes – 13th May, 2012

OPENING: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure : The official opening/blessing of the new extension at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure will take place on Friday evening May 18th at 7.45 p.m. Everybody is welcome to attend.

QUEEN of the May Procession take place at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Sunday 20th May, 2012 from 2.20pm to 3.30pm. A day of Devotion, Benediction, Music and Hymns. Taking part on the day will be Knockanure Choir. Music by Maire Begley O’Shea and Stevie Donegan. All welcome.

ALERT: Knockanure Community Alert/Neighbourhood Watch meeting  takes place at The Community Centre on  Thursday night 17th May, 2012 at 8pm. All members are asked to attend and anyone who missed out on the first meeting, are welcome to come along. The committee would like to see as many parishioners as possible involved in the caring and sharing in the welfare of our community.

CHERNOBYL Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance will be held in the Community Centre, Knockanure on Sunday May 20th from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Music by Stevie Donegan, Contact 086 3090948.

FIRST Communion celebrations were held in Knockanure Church on Sat. May 12th 2012. Fr Lucid said the Mass, Stephen Donegan played the Organ, the children and choir sang a variety of hymns, lovely posters, flowers and inspirational slogans decorated the church. A great day for the children, Parents, grandparents and friends, there was sunshine also, which added to the occasion. Best wishes to J J, Emmet, Darragh, Reece, Katie and Rachel who received their First Communion. Thanks to all who spent many hours making the preparations. Volunteerism is alive and fruitful.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 11th May 2012. Jackpot E3,500, numbers drawn were 6-8-13 and 23, No Winner. Lucky Dips went to following;  McMahon Family Trien; F. Chute, N.K.M.P.; A & E Harley, c/o John Barry; Mary Holland, c/o Teresa Collins; Nelius Clancy, Knockanure; John Joe McCarthy, Caherhayes; Bar Prize, Jackie McMahon; This Weeks Jackpot E3,600.

DAUGHTERS: family in Charlottesville, Virginia has six living generations of daughters. The eldest is 111-year-old Mollie Wood (b. 1901) and the youngest is 7-week-old Braylin Higgins (b. 2012).

EVENTS: Afternoon of  prayer will be held at Scartaglin Church on Sunday May 20th at 2.30pm; ; Feile Siamsa Tire 2012 runs from 18th to 20th May; Clare – Burren Slow Food Festival – Friday 18/19/20 May centred in Lisdoonvarna;  Harnett Reunion organisers have a meeting in St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale on May 24th, details from 087 2500929; West Limerick Toastmasters meeting will be held on Wednesday, May16 at 8.30pm in NCW;

LOCAL Pictures at Knockanure 2012 on and on youtube at Knockanure local.

HAPPY 21st birthday to Ciaran Sheehan who celebrated the occasion on May 11th.

MARATHON: Women’s Mini Marathon. Locals Hannah Enright and her sister Mary will run in this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon on June 4th. All proceeds raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Respite Care Facility at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further details on the facility and the marathon are available from Bridie on 086 8556431.

BLOOD donation Clinic. Listowel 21st/22nd May & Abbeyfeale 28th/29th May. Recruitment for bone marrow registry will take place in Abbeyfeale on May 29th.

GARDEN FÉTE: Kerry Parents & Friends garden fete will take place on Sunday, May 20th from 12.30pm – 4.30pm at their garden centre, Listowel, Enquiries to (068) 22977.

BOOK: A Priest with many relations in the locality Fr Gaughan recently launched his latest book, The History of the Archdiocese of Dublin, many Dublin priests have relatives in this the district.

WRITERS Group in Abbeyfeale will accept new members. For more information, please call 068 32444.

GAMES: Moyvane / Knockanure Community Games evening on May 17th in Con Brosnan Park at 5.30pm.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Girls Football Fundraiser; All unwanted clothes, shoes, textiles, curtains. Collection date is Thursday 17th May, at the Moyvane Community Centre, anytime until 4pm.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 16th , Triur , the best of traditional; Fri. 18th, Fruitcake, Della Donan recalls her past, featuring Mary McEvoy,  more from 068 22566.

BAND: The Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band are among the entertainers on the Folk’n Irish Cruise which is due to sail in the Carribean in Feb. 2013.

NEW: “O’Halloran’s Nursery” have new building which has a  tea/coffee shop, outside picnic area and animal area.

COUNTY Show on a cool sunny day attracted a reasonable crowd. All the usual exhibits were there, sod turning by the Loy Association attracted a few curious on lookers, it is a skill which is a thing of the past for most people.

WIND Turbines are planned for Kilbaha North, Gortdromasillihy and Tubbertoureen, in these times the best interest of the Country comes before personal taste.

WEATHER: Daniel Broderick aged 45 years told Patrick Marron about weather signs, collected by Paddy Callaghan at Knockanure school in 1937; Good weather expected when clouds appear far away. A rainbow in the evening. The east wind. The swallows flying high. The weather glass rising. When you are unable to hear the train at Kilmorna. Bad weather signs; The clouds appear near. A rainbow in the morning. A halo around the moon. The sun setting pale in the west. The wind whistling in the keyhole. The Southerly winds. The crows flying low. The sea guls flocking inland. A batch of hens coming together and pecking themselves. The swallow skimming along the land. Distant hills appear near. The ants are flying. The spiders roaming about. The window covered with small bees.

GREEN: Since 2008, Goodyear has not sent any manufacturing waste from its 53 factories to landfills.

JAPAN: According to the United Nations, By the end of this year, there will be 200,000 less Japanese, and by the year 2050, Japan will have lost nearly a quarter of its population.

NEW MOON on May 21st, cold wet weather continues at time of writing, some cattle are in by night for the longest period in living memory. The latest type of fertiliser bags are a danger as the corners come apart unexpectedly.

ASTEROID: March 16th, 2880, a 1.1km asteroid will hit the earth with an energy of 100 million tons of TNT.

WHITE House Visitor’s Office, confirmed that, a “baby that has not yet been born” must be included in the overall count of guests in a White House tour.

OIL: Riverbank, CA – Green EnviroTech Holdings announced that its recycled tire and plastic to oil samples surpassed all of the required specifications and qualifications required by refineries enabling the oil produced to be sold commercially as crude oil.

HOLIDAY: Portugal will stop giving workers a day off for Corpus Christi and All Saints’ Day and will also eliminate two civil holidays.

PHOTOS: Rural photo collection, full details see:

LOUGH DERG:  The first pilgrimage for the season takes place from June 2nd to 4,  Contact 068 31232 to book.

THOUGHT: Guard against an extreme into which some people fall who, in their desire to speak evil of no one, actually uphold and speak well of vice. Francis de Sales.

MISSION in Duagh continues till 18th May 2012.

TALKS on the Eucharist in Moyvane School, Wednesday 16th May 8pm – 9pm; The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharistic, Wednesday 23rd May 8pm – 9pm; Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Eucharistic Spirituality, Wednesday 30th May 8pm -9pm, details from: Andrew or Katerina Kellighan: 086 3680141 / 086 3679878.

ROSARY;  The I.C.A. will recite the Rosary each Tuesday evening for the month of May at the Grotto, Moyvane at 7.45pm.  Rosary Clounmacon will take place every Friday evening at 8pm for the Month of May. A Few still visit the Blessed Well in Knockanure.

COLLECTION:  M.S. Society church gate collection will take place on May 19th and  20th.

COURSE in Pastoral Ministry, details available from your Parish Priest or Frances Rowland, at 064-6630538, or [email protected]

LATIN  Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, May 20th in The Dominican, Holy Cross Church at 1.30pm.

PILGRIMAGE to Holy Cross Abbey  on Sunday, May 27th leaving Tralee Bus Station at 8.30am.   Contact 066 7180123.

FIRST Holy Communion in Moyvane Sat.19th at 11am.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Guiney, Martha O Sullivan, Catriona Houlihan, Sr. Ignatius O Grady, Michael Collins, Jimmy Kearney, Paddy Meehan, Tim Shanahan, Mary Finnegan, Eileen Behan, Eamonn Cotter, John Flaherty, Dick o Connor, Bea Leahy, Sean Sullivan, Tony Cronin, Danny Curtin, David Dillon, Catherine Barry, Sr. Loreto O Connor;   Tues. 15th at 7.30pm for Michael Dore; Mass on Wed. 16th at 7.30pm For the People of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 17th in Knockanure at  7.30pm for David Kennelly & Maureen Ahern ; Mass on Fri. 18th at 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor, 1st anniversary; Mass on Sat. 19th at 7.30pm for Seamus O’Flaherty; World Communications and Ascension Day,  Mass on Sun. 20th at 10.00am for Noreen Sweeney and 11.00am Mass is for Ned Sheehy.

ADORTION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly; 11.00am Catherine Kelligan & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure Sunday 20th May, Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.