Knockanure Notes – 14th December, 2008

Children from Knockanure School put on a show for the wheelchair association on Wednesday last. They also have a fine display of their art on the school windows and the Christmas tree is up also.

VISIT friends both at home and in hospital over the coming days, they would love to recall their thoughts with us.

CHOIR practice at this time every year is another reminder that Christmas is almost here. All members of the choir will practice for the Christmas Eve Mass on Monday Dec. 22nd at 8pm.

CONCERT: Murhur School is holding the School Christmas Concert on Friday 19th December at 8pm in the Marian Hall.

ST PIO Prayer meeting will be held at Listowel Church on Thursday Dec. 18th starting at 7.15pm, all are welcome.

NANO Nagle School fundraising night will be held at Mairead’s Bar in Moyvane on Friday 19th of Dec. at 9.30pm. The money raised will go to send the senior class at Nano Nagle School to Spain for a holiday; your support will be appreciated.

PLANTS: Christmas Plants are now available in our Garden Centre at the Kerry Parents & Friends, Cliveragh, Listowel; The Garden Centre is opened Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.

SCHOOL: Chorp Chriost Knockanure School Board of Management passed the following Votes of Sympathy; To our Parish Priest, Fr John Lucid and Family, Castleisland on the death of his brother Michael; To the Brosnan Family of Coilagurteen on the death of Mrs. Hannah Griffin of Blane, Athea.

The Board of Management also thanked Mr. Mark McAuliffe for his service to the board and wishes Mark, Margaret and Family every happiness at Kilkenny. Listowel Boys School have surplus school desks to take away.

PARTY held at the Community Centre on Tuesday last was a real Royal Occasion for all who attended, the helpers and committee deserve out thanks for their sterling work.

CAROL Service will take place in Bon Secours Hospital Chapel on Wednesday, December 17th at 7pm. All welcome.

TRIP: Listowel Downpatrick friendship group will celebrate their 25th anniversary next year, the Listowel group will spend 14th, 15th and 16th of March in Downpatrick, details from 068 21400

POST: Latest date to post cards to England and Europe is Dec. 18th, delivery staff are working under stressful conditions due to the weather.

REGULATOR recently forced the ESB to turn off the Christmas Lights in Bandon because bits of paperwork were not in place.

REFUSE: The Council advertisement and special offer on refuse collection is unusual in the fact that it has very little Irish; it is a case of the shamrock being smothered by the laurel.

BLOOD Donor Clinic continues till Thursday, December 18th from 3pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9pm each day at KDYS Hall, Denny Street.

FREE: Is it time that charges were made for all the free services being provided by the government, as things stand the so called free services is a code name for poor service.

RTE cancelled their New Year Show from Galway because it would cost them E180,000, did they pump up the price to keep the event in Dublin, it should be their duty to spend some of the License money in the Provinces.

OPEN Day to discuss the Listowel Town Plan will be held on Wednesday 17th from 1pm to 6pm, as the planners have plans that were thought up during the boom, it is now time for all of us to keep an eye on what is happening, before white elephants arrive.

GRAVEYARDS: People are asked to be alert to the new bye laws being proposed by the Council in relation to Graveyards, latest date for submissions is Dec 19th, check at the library for details.

AWARE helpline 1890 303 302, Aware course called ‘Beyond the Blues’ begins in Jan. details from 068/32244

GAA Lotto Results for 5th Dec.`08, Jackpot was E1,700 Numbers Drawn were 4-10-11-26, No Winner of Jackpot.Lucky Dips went to the following; Noel Mc Elligott, Greenville, Listowel; Paddy lynch, Gortdromagouna; Mary Horgan, Kilmorna;
Sharon Heaphy, Dirha East, Listowel ; Micheal Woods, Knockanure; Aoife / Michael, c/o Michael Lynch and Bar Prize went to Paddy Wallace.
Lotto Results for 12th Dec. `08, Numbers Drawn were 2-5-14-19, No Winner of E1,800 Jackpot.
Lucky Dips went to O Sullivan Family, Lisaniskea; Thomas Moran ,Lyreacrompane;
Michael Reidy ,Athea;Jim Gould ,Kilmorna; Tom Harley, c/o John Barry; Pauline Woods, Knockanure; Bar Prize went to Micheal O Connor.Next Weeks Jackpot E1,900
Next Weeks Draw takes place on Thursday 18th Dec.
The Committee would like to thank everybody who supported their recent Irish Night
Results Of Draw; Mobile Phone Sponsored by Kerry Phone Centre, Sean Foley Moyvane; Bottle of Whiskey Sponsored by Flynn’s Bar, Mary Buckley; Box of Chocolates Sponsored by Knockanure N.S. Joan Kennelly; Bottle Of Whiskey Sponsored by Gerard Greaney, Joan Kennelly; Voucher for Woodlands Hotel Micheal Woods; Box Sweets Sponsored By Jim Gould John Carmody; Gift Set Sponsored by Trant’s Pharmacy Dan Enright;
Bottle Whiskey Sponsored by Knockanure N.S. Micheal Woods;
The Committee would like to wish everybody a Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2009. We wish to thank everybody for their wonderful support and for supporting the Lotto during 2008.
GAA Annual Church Gate Collection will be held on the weekend of Dec 20th-21st.

CONGRATULATIONS to Liz O’Sullivan of Athea who was this years Munster Ladies Football Club Person of the year. On Monday last Dec. 8th `08 at Croke Park she achieved the All Ireland Person of the Year.

BEST Wishes to Margaret Kennelly of Knockanure who celebrated her 90th birthday last week, Maggie can recall stories from her grandfather Enright who was born before the Famine.

ST JOHN’S for Dec.: Wednesday 17th The Drifters; Stoleaway Players present A Doll’s House on Friday 19th ; St John’s Youth Theatre present Scrooge/ The Naughty Christmas Elves on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd, Tuesday 30th A Thomas Lyndon Memorial Foundation event; details from 068 22566.

Aras Mhuire artists have some of their artworks on display in their big sitting room and of course the talented John Murphy of Knockanure can be proud of his well executed framed painting. Michelle O Donnell was their tutor.

JOURNALS: Athea Journal is now available; I got a copy of the Lyre Journal during the week, among the articles is a tribute to several who passed away recently, we all knew the late Bridie Sheehy who continued with the Kerryman notes following the death of her husband John Joe . Bridie was aged 73 years and daughter of Michael and Nora Barry of Pallas she was mother of local woman Hannah Mai Collins. Register of electors for 1926-27, the 1911 census, War 1 casualties, Kerry County Directory and Kerry Priests1838 is useful material for historians. A snippet, Margaret Buckley was 100 years and Con Donoghue was Postmaster in 1911. Among the many photos is one of John Joe Sheehy who worked at Sing Sing Prison. 50 years of Lyre Church is recalled, list of Duagh Schools, diary of years since 1952, Bishop Murphy in the bog, Dail Questions one related to the wounding and later death of soldier James Byrne at Kilmorna on October 13th 1922, other interesting articles include Duagh man at Waterloo, the people who lived near the Spur river and much more.

Christmas event was held at the Brandon Hotel on Sunday last, sponsored by Radio Kerry about 50 businesses had exhibits there .

CHANGE coming in Royal succession law introduced in 1701 to secure the Protestant succession after the overthrow in 1688 of the Catholic King James II of England and VII of Scotland.

EXTRA burden: John Gormley has welcomed the agreement at the Poznan climate talks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020. 1.5 million Dwellings in this country use 40% more energy than the European average and cause 11.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. It is hard to believe this figure for CO2. Eamon Ryan recently announced a E9 million fund for sustainable housing including, micro-generation of renewable electricity.

PENSION: you may be entitled to a British Pension or an increased British Pension and arrears backdated to pension age. The deadline for the above is 6th April 2010, phone 0044 191 2182550.

First subscription trunk dialing call was made in England in Dec. 1958.

STAMPS can be left in special box in Listowel Church.

WALK: A 4-mile Christmas walk will take place on Friday, December 26th in aid of the Palliative Cancer Unit, Tralee departing from Kirby’s Brogue Inn at 11.30am. Leader: Fr Sean Hanafin, cards available from Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor – 087 9833075.

VISA: Details of American Visa available at

To process a Visa it may take up to three months and sometimes longer. You must make an appointment for an interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate, submit an application for passport, and supporting documents at the interview, and then the application will be reviewed and processed.

THOUGHT: In heaven, God will not ask us why we sinned; He will ask us why we didn’t repent, anonymous; Lord Longford: Speaking of Myra Hindley, Yes, perhaps there’s some truth in that. Forgiving her has proven difficult, very difficult, not for what she’s done to me, that’s neither here nor there, but for the terrible crimes themselves. Forgiveness is the very cornerstone of my faith, and the struggle to deepen my faith is my life’s journey. In that respect, she has enriched my spiritual life beyond measure, and for that I will always be grateful to her. If people think that makes me weak or mad, so be it. That is the path I have committed to, to love the sinner but hate the sin. Assume the best in people, not the worst. Believe that anyone, no matter how evil, can be redeemed, eventually.

EVENTS for Dec.: Olive Stack is holding her 10th anniversary exhibition at present; Youth retreat takes place at Newbridge College from 19th to 21st, details from 01 6753 690; Afternoon of Prayer starting at 2.45pm will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday 21st, guest speaker John Delaney; Open Day to discuss the Listowel Town Plan will be held on Wednesday 17th from 1pm to 6pm; Tintean will have a Children’s Christmas Concert on Friday Dec. 19th; North Kerry Harriers will have a Novice Day in Ballybunion on

Dec. 26th and they will be in Ballylongford on 28th

WINTER Solstice is on the 21st, Full Moon on Friday last 12th it a was a day of continuous rain. Full Moon was located in the constellation Gemini. The Gemini meteor shower was at its best from Friday evening until Monday morning.

Using a double natural “magnifying glass” with the ESO’s
Very Large Telescope, astronomers were able to observe the
the disc around a black hole 10 billion light-years away.

DEATH has taken place of Tom Relihan aged 76 years of Carrueragh, Knockanure. Tom was son of Jeremiah Relihan who came from Knockadirreen, Duagh and Ann Larkin who was also from Duagh. Tom is survived by his sister Bridie Leahy who lives at Clounmacon. Following Requiem Mass concelebrated by Fr Lucid, Canon Linnane and Fr Tarrant (a cousin) Tom Relihan was laid to rest at Springmount Cemetery on Wednesday December 10th `08. Elaine Foley sang the hymns and accompanied herself on the guitar, she sang Going Home with great tenderness and feeling as Tom was leaving the church to go to Springmount where generations of his family are resting. The Relihan Family were in America and bought the O Brien farm at Carrueragh for £700, Jeremiah Relihan died a young man leaving his wife Ann and two children.

Death has taken place of Peggy Scanlon of Pollough.

ROADS: 38 deaths took place on the roads last December and no doubt a great number were also injured some will have to suffer for the rest of their lives. A survey of over 1.000 drivers revealed that one in eight had fallen asleep at the wheel.

AIDS: 6,000 children daily worldwide loose a parent to AIDS, now 15 million children have lost a parent to the condition. AA Information is available at 066 7127820 or 087 0522911.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jack Flavin, Bridget Moran, Sr. Anthony Joseph Mulvihill, Mary Murphy, Sheila Buckley, P. J. Nolan, Eileen Tierney, Bridie O Donnell, Fr Dan Mulvihill, Willie Mulvihill, Kevin Barrett, Fr William Murphy, Tues. 16th 7.30pm Mass for William Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family; Mass on Wed. 17th at 9.15am Private Intention; Mass on Thurs. 18th 7.30pm for Thomas, Alice & Kay Hanrahan; Mass on Fri. 19th 7.30pm for Henry Stackpoole; Mass on Sat. 20th at 7.30pm for Teresa & Pat Joe Mullane; Mass on Sun.. 21st 10.00am in Knockanure for Richard & Jeremiah Horgan, Eileen & Jerry O’Donoghue.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan and Knockanure 10.00am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack.

MEDJUGORJE group will meet in the Abbeyfeale Parish Office on Wednesday night at 8pm. All are welcome.

ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm.Listowel Eucharistic Adoration takes place in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday between 11am. & 9pm. and every Sunday during Advent between 3pm and 6pm; Athea on the Sundays of Advent from 2pm to 5pm; Abbeyfeale 6pm to 8pm Mon to Fri.