Knockanure Notes – 13th September, 2009

RACES in Listowel will attract thousands to the district, hope all will have a safe and enjoyable week, the Wrenboys on Friday 18th will be another great night of music, fun and an opportunity to meet friends from far and near.

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure: Aerobic Classes will be commencing at the centre on Wednesday 30th September, 2009.Yoga Classes start at the Centre on Thursday 1st October, 2009. Anyone interested, please contact Patricia on 068 49799 or 086 8392787 for further details. A deposit is required in advance for all classes. These classes are sponsored by Kerry V.E.C. and are specifically for the unemployed or people on low incomes.

Afternoon Tea Dance will beheld at the Community Centre Knockanure on Oct 4th from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Stevie Donegan will supply the music, details from 068 49799.

DRAMA Classes for National School Children will recommence at the centre on Friday 25th September, 2009 at 6 pm. Admission E18 for six weeks.

Knockanure Parent and Toddler Group meet every Thursday from 10am to 12pm, all are welcome, details from Eileen at 087 2950 869.

SAINT PIO Prayer Group will take place on Thursday 24th September. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm, will be followed by Mass and exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. Wednesday 23rd is the feast of St. Pio.

JEWELLERY Party organised by Kathleen Barrett will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Friday evening the 25th of September from 7pm, On the night she will have an arrangement of Costume jewellery from three different brands names Shira , Absolute and Chanson and a selection of hand bags and Xmas ceramics will also be available all are welcome. Kathleen Barrett runs a garden centre in Knocknagorna . Athea, called Valley View Heights.

SHANNONSIDE Noname Club has been an invaluable resource and asset to the local youth of the area since its foundation 5 years ago. But in order for it to continue the organization urgently need parent involvement in its running. Otherwise, it will discontinue, which would be of great loss for our youth. As a result of this development, present members are now inviting any prospective future volunteers to attend an open meeting on Tuesday 22nd of September at 8pm at the Lanterns in Tarbert to decide the club’s future.

LOTTO Results for Knockanure GAA for 11th Sept, Jackpot was E5.400 Numbers Drawn were1-3-9-29, no winner.
Lucky Dips went to the following, Sharon Heaphy, Dirha East, Listowel; Marie Kelly, Feale Drive, Listowel; Fergus O Keeffe, Kilmorna; Paddy Lynch, Gortdromagouna; Michael Carmody, Duagh; Maurice Molyneaux, Knockanure; Bar Prize Micheal O Connor; This Weeks Jackpot is E5,500, Draw will be held on Thursday Night 17th Sept. due to Listowel Races.

JOB: A vacancy has arisen for a caretaker at the Marian Hall for 19.50 hours a week. Please apply in writing to The Supervisor, The Bridewell, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

HOSPICE: Coffee Morning for the Hospice is on Sept. 17th, anyone wishing to host one in their own home please contact Kay 0876975682 or Julie 0876210742 for details. Coffee & Biscuits provided.

EVENING Classes at Tarbert Comprehensive School, details at 068 36105 / [email protected]

CONGRATULATIONS to all the boys and girls who received Junior Cert results on Wednesday 9th September ’09.

SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by Listowel Credit Union, closing date Sept. 25th `09.

RETREAT Ardfert Centre: Saturday 26th Sept. day (10am. – 5pm.) with John Feehan “Rocks are His written word” … God’s revelation in the early history of the earth, details from 066 7134276.

HOSPICE ANNUAL: Coffee Morning or evening anyone wishing to host one in their own home please contact Kay 0876975682 or Julie 0876210742. Coffee & Biscuits provided. Thank you for you’re on going support.

COMMUNITY I.T. ACCESS: Will be commencing their Autumn Computer Courses on Monday 21st September. The schedule of courses will be as follows: Basic Computers, Intermediate Computers, Advanced Computers, Internet/email, Pre-ECDL, ECDL Advance ECDL, Equalskills, eCitizen, Computerised Accounts, Personal Development, Career Coaching, Digital Photography and Web Design. 1 to 1 tuition is available in all our centres or in youth own home for those with limited mobility. Special rate apply for the unemployed another disadvantaged groups. Places are limited, so it is advisable to book early, as we operate strictly on a come first basis. For further information, please call us on 068-21999/068-36938 or email us at [email protected]

SIAMSA Auditions, Friday 18th Sept. from 6.30pm. To 8.30pm. in Teach Siamsa Finuge.

LAST Call Project; A play and workshop for 15-18 year olds at Siamsa Tire from September 13th to October 3rd, contact Siamsa on 066 7123055.

ST JOHN’S: Sunday 20th , Cherish the Ladies an American Trad Group; Wednesday 23rd the Carducci Quartet; Tuesday 29th is the opening night of the Master by Brian Mac Mahon, it marks the centenary of his birth, the play continues till Oct. 5th, details from 068 22566.

VOLUNTARY group for adults with special needs, meet on Wednesday nights during the school term for social activities. They are currently seeking helpers. If you are interested, please contact Fiona at 086 3786403

EVENTS: Details of the proposed gas turbine for Tarbert was due to be given at the Comprehensive School Tarbert on Tuesday Sept. 15th between 4.30pm and 9pm; Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday Sept. 20th from 2.45pm; ISS will be visible over Ireland for a few minutes every night till 22nd of Sept; Walk in aid of cancer society will be held on Mount Brandon on Sept. 26th starting at 11am; Camera Club, information at 087 907 4972 or email [email protected];

Listowel Youth Caf=E9 Pool Tournament begins on Thursday 24th September at 6pm; Annual St Pio Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday Sept. 20th; Farmers Market in Listowel and Abbeyfeale every Friday from 9am to 2pm; Ploughing Match begins in Athy on the 22nd; World Heart Day walk Sept. 27th, Irish Heart Foundation number 1850 364 364; Teagasc are organising demonstrations in Conifer Thinning, be at the Devon Hotel before 11am on Wednesday September 16th, busses leave for demonstration from 11 to 12.30pm;

GAA : Tickets for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 20th are in short supply; All Ireland 125 Quiz will be held at Croke Park on Friday Sept. 18th , details from [email protected] .Bus leaves Listowel for the match at 7.20am, details from 066 7180123.

CLASSES in Piano, Violin, Viola, ‘Cello, Double Bass, Concert Flute, Traditional Flute, Tin Whistle, Recorder, Clarinet. Saxophone, Drum Kit, Guitar, Ballet, Modern Dance and Singing will be given at the Glorach Theatre Abbeyfeale contact 066 7125690.

RENT a harp or pipes for classes, details from 08607 38268.

NEW Moon on the 18th; 40 years after Pete Conrad and Alan Bean set foot on the moon, a high-resolution picture taken recently show footprints and equipment,left by the men. At long last we have glorious weather and long may it continue. It was a disturbing sight to watch a herd of hungry cows bellowing for grass in a wet bare field at the beginning of September, suddenly high pressure changed everything. Round Bales are being made of any available fodder, in preparation for an expected long winter.

FOOD: A Seminar was held in Brussels called Keeping an eye on Your Food, to mark 30 years of the rapid alert system for food and feed. Over the past few years it received 7.000 notifications annually. The food safety authority booklet warns about transmission of diseases from pets to humans, pets should not be allowed to lick faces and hands should be washed after contact with pets and their food, and their advice continues in more detail.

FLU: News reports say that there is a strain of swine flu that is resistant to the Tamiflu drug.

TIDY Town Competition results were announced last week, the local Tidy Town group got praise and a few suggestions for improvement, signpost to the GAA field and a reduction in the speed of traffic through the Village, were among the suggestions, full details at

ENDEAVOUR Programme designed to encourage people to start a business, closing date for entries is Sept 25th `09, details from .

DANCE Record: For the first time Tralee has been invited to take part in Culture Night along with 12 other cities and towns across the country. The aim of Culture Night is to provide a new and imaginative way for people to participate in cultural life in all its diversity, free of charge and free from time pressures. Culture Night we are challenging the people of Tralee, Kerry, Munster and beyond to set a Guinness World Record for the longest Irish dancing line ever formed. 10,037.

RECORD: Britain’s longest married couple, Frank and Anita Milford met at a YMCA dance in Plymouth, Devon, in 1926 and they married two years later. Their advice for a long marriage was, “give and take” and making up after rows with a kiss and cuddle. Both were 101 years old when Frank died last week. September 5th marked the 40th anniversary of the day when California’s Governor Ronald Reagan signed the US, first “no-fault” divorce law.

GLIN Day Care Centre re-opened on Thursday September 3rd for locals, they had a lovely day and looking forward to the next, contact the office on 068 26033.

PLOUGHING Championships will take place this year in Athy from September 22 to 25. A bus will travel up from Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, September 23rd, contact Peg on 068 31232.

TOASTMASTERS meeting will be held at the Desmond Complex on Wednesday, September 16th, new members are welcome.

CENSUS 1901 database file now has 300,000 individuals
for seven counties Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Wexford and Westmeath.

PUBLIC Sector waste is well known to all who are involved, but who wants to rock the boat on others. All proposed spending of taxpayer’s money should be put openly on the web for the public to see and make their observations.

Lisbon Treaty booklet in Irish and English is another waste of paper; it would be easy to have a register of people who want their correspondence in Irish only. But where is the will.

KERRY Flags are sprouting up all over the County; the local National school have a fine display, inside and outdoors.

SCHOOL: The Jesuits in Limerick are celebrating 150 years of teaching in the City. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission, suspended the licence of two teachers also voted to investigate at least seven educators in three other elementary schools for their part in what state officials say was a ploy to change students’ answers on fifth-grade math tests in summer 2008 to improve their scores and avoid federal sanctions.

HISTORY of Irelands School Inspectorate 1831 to 2008 compiled by Tarbert man John Coolahan is now available.

NEWTOWNSANDES: Sample of names from Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon Co., KY: Gregory, Ellen, wife of George Gregory, of New Townsans, County Kerry,

Ireland, d. Nov. 4, 1871 age 65 years 6 mos. Gregory, Ellen, wife of George Gregory, b. in County Kerry, Ireland, d. June 1, 1884, age 45 ; Gregory, George, b. County Kerry, Ireland, d. May 18, 1914 age 80; Gregory, Margaret, dau. of Ellen and George Gregory, 1873; Gregory, Thomas 1877-1903;

Griffin, Bridget, wife of John Griffin, of the Parrish Mayfayte, County Limerick, Ireland, July 3, 1865 age 30;

McQuinn, Bridget, d. Sept. 2, 1854, age 9 ;

McQuinn, Catherine, b. in County Kerry, Ireland, d. Dec. 15, 1884, age 75;McQuinn, Catherine, 1809-1885 (wife of James McQuinn; McQuinn, Cornelius, child of James McQuinn (father of Newtown Sans, County Kerry, Ireland) child d. Nov. 1, 1858, age 16 ; McQuinn, James of Newtown, Sans, County Kerry, Ireland, d. May 13, 1861, age 63 ; McQuinn, James, 1798-1861; McQuinn, Margaret, d. Sept. 3, 1854, age 2 years 6 mo.; Walsh, John, 1820-1896; Welsh, John R., native of Newton Sandy, County Kerry, Ireland. d. Sept. 24, 1865, age about 53. Erected by son Patrick Welsh; Welsh, Patrick, 1834-1896

Welch, John, native of Co. Kerry, Ireland, 1856-1886

Welch, John M., native of County Kerry, Ireland 1839-1889

Welch, Julia, a native of Co. Kerry, Ireland. 1848-1914

Welsh, Willie, son of J. H. and J. Doyle, 1889-1889

(Note: Four Welsh records on one stone)

Welsh, John 1842-1903; Welsh, Mary 1843-1912 ;

Welsh, Elizabeth, b. June 1, 1857, d. Aug. 18, 1938 ;

Welsh, Margaret, 1860-1942; Welsh, Mary, dau of T. & B. Welch, b. Oct. 10, 1866 d. Sept. 20, 1877; Welsh, Timothy, b. Mar. 15, 1825 d. Mar. 6, 1908; Welsh, William, born in county Limerick, Ireland, Mar. 15, 1850 d. Mar 11, 1885; Welsh, Bettie, 1872-1906, Compiled by Eades Family.

FACT: Domestic violence in the U.S. results in more injuries that require medical treatment than rape, auto accidents, and muggings combined.

DEATH took place on September 7th `09 of Nora (Ciss) McCarthy of Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna. Nora was born at Knockanure Village 98 years ago to Ellen Moore and Seamus Ahern; she was predeceased by her husband Jack and daughter Kathleen. Nora was survived by her children, Eileen, Mary, Peg, Noreen, Lizzie, Jimmy who died a few hours after his mother, Danny, Philomena, Nuala, Anna-Mai, Theresa, Joseph, Marian and Carmel and sister Aggie. Requiem Mass for Nora McCarthy and her son Jimmy was con- celebrated in Duagh Church on Friday September 11th by Canon Linnane, Fr. Moore, Fr. McMahon, Fr. O Shea and Fr. O Donnell, Family Members sang the hymns. ,Ciss McCarthy and her Son Jimmy McCarthy were laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard Knockanure beside Jack McCarthy who died in 2001 aged 86 years, Jack was husband of Ciss and father of Jimmy. Nora (Ciss) McCarthy nee Ahern, had siblings Catherine, Moll, Sony, Bill and Brenda all deceased. At the graveside Michael O Brien played a farewell tune and the Valleys of Knockanure, which was beautifully sung by a family member.

MONTHS Mind for Ellen Collins was held at Knockanure Church on Monday 14th at 8pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Kennelly, Catherine Sullivan Courthey, Kitty Denihan, Nora Galvin, Eamon Riardon, Bridie Moloney, Sr. Annunciata Curtin, Geraldine Daly, Ned Moran, Elizabeth Kelliher, Hugh Goulding, Tim Flaherty, Joe Moloney, Mai McMahon, Sr. Johanna Leahy, Fr Denis O Sullivan OMI, James Dower, Sr. Agatha Stack, Michael O Connor, Pat Scanlon, Tom Kennelly,

LAST Sunday was Racial Justice Sunday. Its aim is to enable local congregations to engage with issues of racial justice both in their worship and Christian witness.

REDEDICATION of St. Carthage Church, Brosna by Bishop Bill Murphy will take place on Friday, September 25 at 8pm.Then on Sunday, September 27th, the St. John’s Tralee Gregorian Choir directed by local born Fr. Pat Ahern will present a choral recital to celebrate the Rededication of the Church. Mass on Tues. 15th at 8.00pm for Hanna & Michael Galvin & the deceased members of the Galvin Family, Barragogeen; Mass on Sat. 19th at 8.00pm for Nellie O’Connor, late of Glin Rd; Mass on Sun. 20th at 10.00am for Jack Leahy, The Nurseries in Knockanure.

READERS: Vigil =DAna Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson;11am Paul & Anthony Kiely Knockanure 10am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.
TIME of Vigil Mass, a suggestion has come to leave the Vigil Mass on Saturday nights at 8pm during the Winters Months, you views wanted.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; No Adoration in Moyvane on Wednesday 16th September; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.