Knockanure Notes – 14th March, 2010

HAPPY St Patrick’s Day to all our readers at home and abroad, everyone can now either join or watch the parades in any part of the world. St Patrick’s Day Intercultural celebration will take place at the Brandon Hotel on Wed. March 17th from 2pm to 5pm.

COLLECTION: A Church Gate Collection will be held in Knockanure on Sunday, March 21st 2010 in aid of the newly formed Scoil Chorp Chriost Parents’ Association. Your support would be much appreciated. The Parents Association are having an Easter Draw on Friday March 26th in the School, parents and children are at present selling ticket, your support welcome.

SAINT PIO Prayer Group will meet on Thursday 18th March, Starting with the Rosary at 7.15pm, followed by Mass, exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.

PARADE: St. Patrick’s Day Annual Parade organized by Gl=F3r na nGael, will take place on Wednesday 17th March and start this year at 1.00pm in Listowel, It will go up William St., over Charles St., and back to the Square by Court House Rd., and Church St.

ICA: Moyvane ICA will sell daffodils on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of March in aid of the cancer society.

RAMBLING at Thatched House Finuge, on Friday 19th March 2010. Time 9pm. Musicians & Singers are all welcome. Light refreshments served.

WALK on Sunday 21st March starts at 2.30pm, please go to the starting point at the Listowel Arms Hotel, by 2.15pm. It is a 5 kilometer walk in aid of the Harold Project, a children’s charity.

CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel Rowlands, Jerry Clancy, Maebh McEvoy and Darren Doody of Knockanure National School who came joint 3rd in the Credit Union Quiz which was recently held in Killarney.

ST JOHN’S: Sat. 20th Fundraiser for the Thomas Lyndon Foundation, Classics by Candlelight, Tuesday 23rd film, Sunshine Cleaning, Thursday 25th Shetland song and tunes, details from 068 22566.

SCOR: Munster Final of Scor Sinsear will be held at Tintean Theatre on Sunday March 21st at 3pm. Best wishes to the Moyvane Ballad Group who are competing on the night.

WRITER and researcher Timothy O Neill Lane born 1852, will be remembered at a special event at Templeglantine on Thursday March 18th at 8.30pm, all are welcome.

NO Sale at Listowel Mart on March 17th.

DEDICATION: The new Munster Council Chairman Moyvane man Sean Walsh has dedicated many years to the GAA, first his own club then development officer for Kerry and later was Kerry county board chairman for 10 years and spent the last three years as vice chairman of the Munster Council.

The HSE Tralee/Castleisland/Farranfore primary care teams invite you to a meeting in the Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday, March 25th at 7.30pm sharp. Guest speaker on the night will be Carina Corridan, HSE South Community Dietician who will discuss healthy eating advice for people with heart problems. All are welcome.

KDYS youth club games will be held in Killarney on March 21st about 25 clubs are taking part in the event.

BEST Wishes to Timmy Kennelly and Mike Flavin who celebrated their birthday recently.

BEST Wishes also to Jaclyn Vaughan who has opened a boutique in Ash Street Tralee.

NO Frost over recent nights may encourage some growth, blackcurrants are begging to shoot, daffodils are a month late so far, and the countryside was never so brown according to elderly locals.

EVENTS: Tea Party in Ballylongford Community Hall on Sunday March 21st at 2.30pm; Work Information day for people seeking work will be held at Carlton Hotel in Tralee on Tuesday March 23rd from noon till 7pm; The International Space Station will pass over us in the night sky till March 19th, six astronauts are on board, and it is as big as a football pitch; Cheltenham Festival runs from 16th to 19th of March; Car boot Sale in aid of WL 102 will be held at Newcastle West on Sunday March 21st; Afternoon of prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday March 21st at 2.45pm; North Kerry Harriers are in Beale on March 21st; Daffodil Day March 26th; Aslan will perform at Tintean Theatre in a fundraising night for Athea Road Race Club on march 27th; Sat. 27th fashion show at Ballybunion Health and Leisure Centre; Adult First Aid classes will take place in St Ita’s Hall starting on Wednesday March 24, details from 087/2324740;

Master Classes for singers, details from Kerry School of Music at 066 712 5690; Clonakilty Agricultural College open day Tuesday March 23rd starting at 11am, details from 023 8832 500; The American Holocaust Museum recently reported the it had 30 million visitors so far; Athea National School are displaying a photo gallery of past pupils in the school;

READING Aids for slow readers are available at Listowel Library.

SPAM: Symantec says junk email accounted for 89.4 percent of all email traffic it analysed in February.

THOUGHT: You want to make a difference in your world? Live a holy life: Be faithful to your spouse. Be the one at the office who refuses to cheat. Be the neighbour who acts neighbourly. Be the employee who does the work and doesn’t complain.
Pay your bills. Do your part and enjoy life. Don’t speak one message and live another. People are watching the way we act more than they are listening to what we say, Max Lucado.

KERRYMAN Jan 1910 extracts; Fr Casey fund amounted to £932 and 18 shillings; Average cost of erecting cottage on one acre was £118-15 in 1906, the average Cottage rent was £2-10s ; Springer’s at Listowel Fair made £17 and milking cows made £18-10s; Mr Michael J Flavin made a long election speech, his supporters are also quoted. Nominations for North Kerry Parliamentary contest were from men with many local relations and connections namely, Mr T Neville Stack who came from Carrueragh and lived in London, described as a newspaper publisher and journalist, he was proposed by Gerald Leahy Stack JP Chemist of Market Street Listowel and was seconded by Edward J Stack J P Draper William Street. Mr Flavin had several councillors in his party including Woulfe, Nolan, Kennelly and Trant, he was proposed by Canon Davis and seconded by Edward Moran Draper Market Street Listowel.

Court case, child away from school, mother said he had calf fetters and fatty glands, ask the policeman who saw them says Mrs Keane. Sgt Maher of Newtown charged Tom Fitzgerald of Lyrecrompane with being intoxicated in charge of a horse and of driving furiously. Death occurred of Mrs Shanahan wife of Edward Shanahan of Clandouglas , she was a sister of Bishop Mangan of Kerry. 56 yds long and 4ft wide concrete footpath cost £13.

ADORATION Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Listowel, Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday. Perpetual Adoration has begun for the weeks of Lent in Abbeyfeale Church.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Shanahan, Sr. Stanislaus Kennelly, Maureen Kinnane, Dan Joe Murphy, Fr John Beasley, Johnny Stack, Mairead Lyons, Mossy O Connor, John Flaherty, Br. Canice Collins, Margaret O Connor, Margaret Hanrahan, Mary White; Mass on Tuesday March 16th at 7.30pm for recently deceased Tommy Gallagher who died in England; Mass for St Patrick’s Day n Knockanure at 10am for Kitty and Mossy Flaherty and the 11am in Moyvane is for Kate Mulvihill; Thursday 18th Mass at 7.30pm in Knockanure for the people of the Parish, it will be followed by the Stations of the Cross; Mass in Moyvane at 7.30pm on Friday 19th for Mairead Moore; Mass on Saturday 20th at 7.30pm for Cormac O Leary;

Mass on Sunday at 10am in Knockanure for Jack and Nancy McMahon.

DEATH took place on March 6th 2010 of Anna O Reilly, nee O Connell born over 70 years ago to Tom O Connell NT and Molly nee McMahon NT of Glin Road, Moyvane. Anna lived with her husband and family at Castleknock, Dublin, she is survived by her husband Louis and children Anita, Brendan, Louise, Jim, John and Philip, brother Maurice, sisters Mairead, Kitty, Jo, Maisie, Bess and Dympna. Following Requiem Mass at St. Bridget’s Church, Blanchardstown on Tuesday March 9th `10 Anna O Reilly was laid to rest at Mulhuddart Cemetery. Molly McMahon was a native of Gortaglanna, Knockanure.

DEATH took place on March 5th 2010 of Mary O Hanlon; she was born 80 years at Acres, Ballyduff to John O Hanlon and Nellie Scannell who came from Duagh. Mary ran the The Feale Bar, Ballybunion for many years. Mary is survived by her brother Tadgh, sister Kathleen. Following Requiem Mass at St. John’s Church, Ballybunion on March 8th Mary O Hanlon was laid to rest at in Killehenny Cemetery, Ballybunion.

TALKS at Castleisland Church on Friday nights until March 26th at 7.30pm. The talk this week is Coping with Unemployment. Speaker Don Devaney, Psychologist.

Talk on March 18th in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre Tralee from 8pm to 9.30pm by Dr Patricia Kiernan, presently lecturing in the Department of Religious Education in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will present the night on how we connect faith and family in our daily lives.

PREPARE for a job, visit the Carlton Hotel in Tralee on March 23rd from noon till 7pm, details from 066 718 3680.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre, Moyvane are going on retreat on Sunday March 21st, details from 068 49401. Lenten Journey advice will take place on Thursdays, March 18th and 25th from 8pm to10pm, more information from 066 7134276. Evening for Ministers of the Eucharist: Tuesday 23rd from 8 – 10pm. facilitators Tara Kavanagh. Enneagram Workshop: weekend 26th – 28th March with Barbara McNamara MMM (residential and non-res. places available). Booking essential for both: Tel. 066-7134276 or email: [email protected] .

STATIONS of the Cross in Knockanure on Thursday night after Mass and in Moyvane on Friday Night after Mass.

HOUSE Station volunteers needed for Spring Stations.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan, 11am David Murphy and Noelle Nolan; Knockanure, 17th March Anne Stack and Brenda Clancy, March 21st Patricia and Andrew Rogan.

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MANY people are outraged at the way a writer in Times last week made false allegations against the Pope, the future Pope was working in Rome at the time the incident happened in Germany.