Knockanure Notes – 13th November, 2011

SOCIAL Day for the active retired was held on Monday 14th November 2011 at Knockanure Community Centre. Details from 068 49799 or 087 7528626. Aerobic classes at the Centre continue every Wednesday night at 8pm. All levels welcome. Contact Maggie for further details 087 9866533.

IRISH Night; Knockanure G.A.A. are holding an Irish Night in Flynn’s Bar on Saturday Night 19th November. A great night assured. Your support would be much appreciated.

DAN Keane will be launching his book of limericks “A Kerrymans limericks” on Friday 18th November at 8pm at the Seanchai Centre, Listowel. The launching will be by Gabriel Fitzmaurice, there will be music and song on the night. All are welcome.

SAINT  PIO devotions will take place on Thursday 17th November  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary Mass and Benediction.

MEDJUGORJE Prayer meeting was due to take place on Monday 14th November at 7.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Dinner Dance November 25th.

EVENTS: Scor, County Semi will be held in Abbeydorney at 4pm on Nov. 20th and the County Final will be held at the Gleneagle Hotel on Dec. 4th at 2pm; Variety Show on Sunday night, November 20th in the Community Hall, Athea; Christmas Craft and Food Fair in Ballylongford on Sunday Nov. 20th; Film and Fashion Show at Tintean on Fri.18th Nov.; Toastmasters Club will meet at McCoy’s Bar Newcastle West on Wed. Nov. 16th at 8.30pm; Rambling House at Asdee on Fri. Nov. 18th; West Side Story at  Siamsa from Nov. 23rd to 26th; Craft Enterprise details at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Nov.18th from 9.30am to 5pm, more from 066 7180 190;  A Fashion and Make-up Taster Course will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday November 23rd from 7.30pm -9.30pm, more details contact the centre on 068 23584; Centre for Talented Youth assessment  day at Tralee IT on Sat 19th Nov. at 1.30pm, details from 01 700 5634; Creative Writers can meet Tommy Frank O Connor in the Manor Hotel, Tralee on Tuesday 22nd Nov. at 7.30pm; Coursing at Ballyduff on Nov. 19th and 20th;  Trad for Trocaire concert at the Malton Hotel on Nov. 19th, details from 064 6633 752; Charity Ceili at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Nov. 26th; Sale of Work at Templeglantine on Sunday Nov. 27th ; Yamaha is recalling some motorcycles because there may not be a proper seal between the fuel pipes for the fuel injectors; Demolition of the old mart in Listowel began last week; 2012 JFC Innovation Awards, closing date Dec. 16th 2011, entry forms from Teagasc.

ST JOHN’S: Thurs 17th, Mary Coughlan and her Band , Fri 18th Karusell – The Best of Traditional with Brian Friel from Tarbert and Kieran O’Laughlin, Sixmilebridge; Sat 19th, launch of The Best Laid Schemes, A novel by Eugene Owens; Wed 23rd to Sat 26th, play, Looking For Love, From the first time that Vivien and Denis meet in Bewleys Cafe to their wedding night exactly one year later, everything that can go wrong does go wrong with hilarious consequences.  This comic drama by Jimmy Kenny features Bernie Daly, Denis Hobson, Kim Williams, Fiona Keane-Stack, Batt O’Keefe, Sarah Harding and Chris Fitzgerald, full details from 068 22566.
CONGRATULATIONS to 4th and 5th  years from Presentation Secondary School in Listowel who won the Bord Bia Quality Mark for Schools, local student Patricia Goulding was  one of the  recipients of the award.

OPEN Night for parents and prospective First Years students who wish to enrol at Tarbert Comprehensive is Nov. 17th from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

BEST Wishes to Maurice Egan on the launch of his CD, The Holly Tree, he is a cousin of the Shanahan Family at Kilbaha.

GOLDEN Wedding anniversary was recently celebrated by Monty Leahy and Bridie Relihan, they were married at Movane Church by Fr. Fitzpatrick  and the bridesmaid was Anne Stack Dillon and best man was Timmy Leahy, both along with family and friends were at the recent celebration.

FARMERS: Cross Compliance Information meeting at the Arms Hotel on Thurs. Nov. 17th at 8pm.

PHOTOS: A Photographic Memoir by Nancy McAuliffe will be launched by Jimmy Deenihan at Carmody memorial Hall, Ballylongford on Nov. 18th at 8.30pm.

RONAN a Children’s Guide to the Aran Isles, a look at the Aran Islands through the eyes of a child, written and illustrated by Mairead Sharry O Connor of Kilmorna, is now available locally.

THOUGHT: That man is perfect in faith who can come to God in the utter dearth of his feelings and desires, without a glow or an inspiration, with the weight of low thoughts, failures, neglects, and wandering forgetfulness, and say to Him, “Thou art my refuge” George Macdonald.

EXTRA Weddings took place on 11-11-’11, there will also be a rush for 12-12-’12 next year.

LIBRARY: The Royal Society have made permanently free to access online 60,000 historical scientific papers including works of Newton, Darwin, Ben Franklin to name a few. Another two items, A Letter from Tho. Stack, M. D. to Sir Hans Sloane, Bart. Pr. R. S. &c. Containing an Account of a Woman Sixty-Eight Years of Age, Who Gave Suck to Two of Her Grand-Children; The Limerick meteorite specimen that Smitson Tennant gave to Berthollet is probably Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle sample MNHN-35, whose donor is unknown. Tennant was the first to be quoted in the scientific literature about the Limerick meteorite-more than three years before the scientist William Higgins published his account of the meteorite shower, visit link

HEALTH: Research has now shown that grip strength has proven to be a reliable indicator for quality of life at an older age. For instance, in 1999 a study concluded the following: “Among healthy 45- to 68-year-old men, hand grip strength was highly predictive of functional limitations and disability 25 years later. Senior helpline 1850 440 444. Volunteers required to answer phones for older person service, details from 068 32444. Going Strong in Athea meet at 3pm on Nov. 16th at The Top of the Town.

KNOCK Vigil Dec. 7th, details from 068 31232.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. Adoration in Athea, continue each Thursday from 10am to 11pm.

BELL: Moyvane/Knockanure Eucharistic Bell Ceremony on next Thursday 17th November, 2011. Bell arriving Moyvane 3pm and Knockanure at 4.30pm. Ceremony for Both Churches. Confirmation & First Holy Communion, Children to carry Bell in to Church, Exposition Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, Rosary, Liturgy of Word. The Eucharistic Congress Bell will be arriving in the Diocese this Wednesday 16th November. The Parish of Tarbert and Tarbert Comprehensive School will receive the Bell from the Diocese of Limerick at the picnic area on the Glin Road at 1pm. The Bell was due to be at 7.30 Mass in Abbeyfeale on Nov. 15th; Bell in Listowel on Friday, It will be present for a school assembly in the Gael Scoil at 9.00 a.m., the Boys School at 9.30 a.m. St. Mary’s Church at 10.15 a.m. Mass. It will continue to the Presentation Primary / Nano Nagle at 11.10 a.m. and Killocrim School at 11.40 a.m. when it will process onto Duagh Parish at 12 noon.. Special prayers will take place at the 10.30 a.m. Listowel Mass and students from the Presentation Secondary School, St. Michael’s College and Community College will be involved.

OUR foreign minister Eamon Gilmore said he had no intention of inviting the Pope to Ireland in 2012. Strange our minister is unable to see the economic benefit of the visit and the influx of visitors for the Eucharistic Congress. The Holy See has diplomatic relations with 176 states. The Vatican Secretary of State office was established in 1486.

ROSARY in Famine Graveyard in Listowel, every Sunday during Nov. rosary at 3pm,

SPEAKERS:  “Journeying in Hope” over three nights at the end of November. Each night as part of a prayer service a guest speaker will speak on the theme of Hope and Faith. Dana Rosemary Scallon on Monday 28th of November, Senator Ronan Mullen on Tuesday 29th and Mary Kennedy of RTE on Wednesday 30th in St. John’s Church beginning at 7.30pm.

GRIEF: ‘Coping with Loss & Grief’.  A talk will be held in the Parish Centre, Tralee on Wednesday, November 16th at 8pm.  All welcome.

PRAYER: Afternoon of prayer at Scartaglin Church on Sunday Nov 20th at 2.45pm.

WAR heroes have been honoured in Armistice Day commemorations around the world.11- 11-11 mark the 93rd anniversary of the end of the World War I. 18,000 New Zealanders  were killed during the war. Half of the 100,000 New Zealanders who served overseas in the war were wounded.

DEATH  took place on November 9th 2011 of  Mai Lane, nee Woulfe  aged 89 years of  Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, and late Cratloe West, Athea, on Nov. 9, 2011. Mai was predeceased by her husband Mike Joe and sister Phil Woulfe and is survived by  daughter Eileen, sons Paddy, Mike, Billy and Johnny, brother Timmy, sister Nora Broderick,  Coilagurteen. Requiem Mass for Mai Lane was celebrated at   St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh on the 11th of 11th ’11. Mai Lane was laid to  rest at Ahavoher Cemetery beside her husband Mike Joe Lane who died 11th October 2000 aged 80 year.

DEATH took place on November 8th 2011 of Peg Stack ,nee Shine of The Reeks, Beaufort, Killarney and formerly of Glin, Co. Limerick) Nov. 8, 2011, Peg in her mid 90’s was predeceased by her husband Pat and is survived by children Michael, Conor, June O’Sullivan and Paddy, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Requiem Mass  for Peg Stack was celebrated in The Prince of Peace Church, Fossa on 11th Nov. ’11. Peg was born at Kilbaha, Moyvane to Bill Shine and Mary Ann Kearney, her sister Kitty died many years ago, her sister Mary nursed in England and her brother Connie Bill a farmer, was a rugby player in his youth and was also chairman in the local creamery committee, died suddenly 26th April 1968.

DEATH took place unexpectedly of Michael John Waugh of Bandon, Co Cork on November 7th 2011, Mass for Mr Waugh was celebrated at St Patrick’s Church, Bandon on Thursday 10th November 2011.

DEATH took place on November 8th 2011 of William Aloysius Keane, who was born in Philadelphia on Oct. 5, 1922 to Aloysius and Florence Keane. As a child, he drew on his bedroom walls. When the family moved to Arizona in 1959,  Wil Keane  began drawing “The Family Circus,” The Family Circus,” published  in about 1,500 newspapers. He married an Australian Thelma Carne after the war. Mrs. Keane died in 2008 and he is survived by sons Jeff, Neal, Glen and Christopher; a daughter, Gayle Keane; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Imelda O Connor, Nora McMahon, Kitty Murphy, Mary Leahy, Michael Scanlon, Eileen Connell, Michael Lucid, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan, John Fitzmaurice, Tom Reidy, Ann Looney, Kathleen Buckley, Mary O Sullivan, Eugene Sullivan, Robert Corridan, Peter Lewis, Bridget O Connor, Paddy Hurley, Hannah Griffin, Mary O Mahony, Bridie Pace, Robert Stack, Eddie Carmody, Fr John O Flaherty, Agnes Fitzgerald, Mass on Tues. 15th  at Knockanure 7.30pm for November Intentions; Mass on Wed. 16th 7.30pm for Micheal Curtin & the deceased members of the Dunne Family; Mass on Thurs. 17th 7.30pm for November Intentions Moyvane; Mass on Fri. 18th 7.30pm Myles & Nora Kearney & Danny Cunningham; Mass on Sat. 19th at 10.00am for Maimie Kennelly, Kilbaha and the 7.30pm Mass is for Johnny Quinn; Mass Sun. 20th at 10.00am  in Knockanure for Richard & Jeremiah Horgan & Jerry & Eileen O’Donoghue and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Sean Broderick, Months Mind.

MONTHS Mind for Monsignor Michael Leahy a local man and former Parish Priest of Listowel, will take place on Wednesday 16th November at 7.30pm. in Hospital Chapel. Celebrant Fr. Linnane.

MISSAL: New edition of the missal will come into use from the First Sunday in Advent, Nov. 27th.

READERS: Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan; Knockanure, 20th Nov. Patricia & Andrew Rogan
Senior Citizens: Meeting in the Marian Hall on Wednesday 16th November at 7.30pm.

WORLD Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: Mass at St. Mary’s Church,  Listowel  on Sunday 20th November at 9am in conjunction with North & East Kerry Development.