Knockanure Notes – 14th November, 2010

SAINT PIO Prayer Group meeting in Listowel will take place on Thursday 18th November, starting with the Rosary at which will be followed with Mass and Benediction beginning at 7.15pm.

MUSIC and Cards; Ardfert Retreat Centre: Tues. 23rd. November from  8 to10pm. Card making with Roisin Gannon PBVM. (materials supplied) Wed. 24th. November from 8 to 10pm.  Music for Advent with Adult Choirs, directed by Fr. Pat Ahern , more from 066-7134276 or E-mail: [email protected] .

FIRST Communion Class, Gavin, Cian, Ryan, Niamh and Ollie, their parents, teachers and school choir contributed to a lovely enrolment ceremony in Knockanure Church on Sunday last Nov. 14th , it is consoling to see a new generation rising up to continue the long tradition of Christian activity in the Parish.

FELTING class with Mairead Sharry O Connor at Seanachaí on Monday 29th November at 11 am. Class is Dry Needle Felting for Beginners, to book phone 087 9229778.

ICA Family Day at the Marian Hall on Sunday 28th Nov. from 2pm to 4pm, afternoon for everyone; ICA Trip to Cork on Dec. 1st, County ICA Celebration Night at Ballygarry Hotel 12th Dec. and the local guild will meet on Nov. 17th.

KNOCK; A bus will travel to night vigil on Tuesday, December 7th, contact 068 31232.

BUS from Ballylongford, Tarbert, Moyvane to Listowel, every Tuesday morning, book with 1890 528 528.

CRUSADERS: Walkers and Joggers meet & train. Mon’s and wed at 8pm & Sat at 9am. Meet at Community Centre Car Park Listowel, New members welcome.

EVENTS: Bingo in the Marian Hall every Thursday night; Writing Club meet at Saleen Pier Ballylongford every Wed. night, more from 087 976 1021; Card Game at Duagh Community Centre every Fri. at 8pm; Line Dancing at the Marian Hall every Tuesday night at 8.30pm; Knockdown Car Boot Sale on every 3rd Sunday of the month starting on November 21st at 11 am, contact Jim at 087 2077043; Inheritance seminar run by Pierce and Fitzgibbon solicitors will be held at Seanchai at 8pm on 17th Nov. all are welcome; Dairy Conference at Charleville Park hotel on Nov. 17th, where key dairy topics will be discussed; An Information session on Hearing loss on Friday, November 19th at Tralee Library from 11am to 1pm.  Learn about Hearing loss, how it can affect your life and how to manage it; Stroke Support Group will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 17th at 7.30pm in Na Gaeil Clubhouse. There will be an input from a HSE Public Health Nurse. Admission free; Abbey Singers group, rehearsing every Monday night at the CDP Office in the Square, Abbeyfeale , all are welcome, more from 086 4084401; Christmas Craft and Food Fair will be held at Ballylongford on 21st of Nov. from Noon till 5.30pm; Moyvane play Duagh in the North Kerry Championship at 2.30pm on Nov. 21st at Ballybunion; Kerry Autism Group meet at the Abbeygate Hotel at 8.15pm on Wed. 24th Nov; Templeglantine Sale of Work is on Nov. 28th;

BEST Wishes to local contestants at Scor County Semi-final which will be held at Abbeydorney on Fri. Nov. 19th at 7pm.

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Arms Hotel Listowel on Friday 19th of November.

MARRIAGE enrichment weekend in Killarney start 8pm on  26th and ends on 28th Nov at 4pm  For details and booking visit:   or phone 064 6644319.

SEAI and Teagasc are presenting an Energy Crop Information and Demonstration event on Friday, 26th November at Teagasc Oak Park, Carlow, contact Paul Dykes (SEAI REIO) 023 8863393.

FULL Moon on Nov. 21st, heavy rain and cool weather has forced most animals indoors. Future price of rubber went to a 30 year high because of concerns about rainfall in South East Asia and booming car sales in China.

GREAT to hear that Kostal is to invest E40 million to prepare their factory for new products.

AWARD: 44th Annual R&D 100 Award was won recently by NASA and Goodyear Tire & Rubber for inventing an airless tyre.

BEST Wishes to Willie Sheahan, Mike Brosnan and John Fitzmaurice who are off to work with the Niall Mellon Township Thrust.

CONGRATULATIONS to Marguerite Keane and Owen O Flaherty, both of Moyvane, who got engaged recently.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 18th , the Best of Traditional with Fidil and on Fri. 19th Stephen O Sullivan will launch his album; Tues 23rd,  Preston Reed Playing an array of guitars; Wed 24th, The Jeff & Vida Bluegrass Band from Nashville; Fri. 26th The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s classic gothic horror, adapted for the stage by Wonderland Productions, Dublin,more from 068 22566.

TINTEAN; Concert on Fri. 19th Nov. with a host of local talent; Fri. 26th Nov. a young man with many local connections, Adam O Sullivan will perform with the High Kings, details from 068 28003.

SIAMSA; Dominic Kirwan, Sun. 21st Nov. at 8pm.

BOOK was launched recently by Jerry O Carroll of Listowel called The Gathering of Souls, local woman Mairead Sharry O Connor has a lovely book called Yarns, published some time ago by Red Hen Publishers. Vote for your favorite book in the Board Gais Book Awards, details from  or from the local library, closing date 19th Nov.

GLORACH ‘Salute to Broadway – Mark 2’ will take place in the Glorach Abbeyfeale on Friday, November 26 at 8pm, details from 087 1383940.

MISTAKE: The greatest mistake is in not being aware that others are Christ. There are very many people who will not discover it until their last day.”  Archbishop Van Thuan.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre  Healing day for the Bereaved   This will take place on Saturday, November  20th from 10am to 4.40pm with Fr Frank Downes OP, more from telephone 066 7134276.

SVP: St Vincent de Paul works for people in need in 146 countries. This year they are celebrating giving support to sailors for 100 years, in the first year 1910 volunteers visited 447 ships and 13,179 sailors visited Sailor’s Home in Dublin. The Irish National President now is Mairead Bushnell. 9,000 volunteers work for SVP in Ireland at present in over 1,100 branches. The President General of SVP was elected recently; he is from Singapore and the first non-European to be elected to the position.Calls for help in Dublin have increased by 74% since 2008 while regional offices have an increase of from 20 to 30% in first time callers. Government income from national taxes in 2007 was E47.5 billon, this year tax take is expected to net about E32 billon so greater demand for help is expected.

SVP Week this year is from Dec. 5th to 12th. Vincent de Paul was captured by pirates from North Africa, got an arrow in his arm .  Chaining their prisoners together the pirates spent a week attacking boats until they had collected as much as they could carry and then went to North Africa; he escaped back to France in June 1607.

BUSH: “I haven’t had a sip of alcohol since 1986,” he said. The former President was a Pro Life supporter, the memory of his mother’s miscarriage never left him.

MASS for the American Legion will be celebrated at Rathass Church on Nov. 20th at 1.30pm, more information from 066 713 7051.

DEATH took place on 9th November 2010 of Mary Langford nee Clifford of
Bansha , Killorglin .Mary is survived by her husband   Eddie, daughters Maura, Helen and Claire and son Richard and brother Jim. Mary’s deceased siblings were  Jack Clifford and Nora Clifford. Requiem Mass for Mary Langford was celebrated at  St. James’s Church, Killorglin on Thursday 11th  November 2010 by Fr. Liam O’Brien and Fr. John Clifford O.P., Mary was laid to rest at  Dromavalla Cemetery. Mary was born at
Callinafercy, Milltown and was second cousin of Archbishop Clifford.
DEATH has occurred of Patrick Flavin of Kilmeaney, Kilmorna. Paddy is survived by his son Denis daughters Catherine and Mary. He was predeceased by his wife Bridie Lynch over 45 years ago and his daughter Noreen died over 2 years ago. Requiem Mass for Paddy Flavin was celebrated in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Thursday 11th November 2010 by Fr Lucid assisted by Fr McMahon, Stevie Donegan played the organ and sang the hymns. Fr Lucid remarked that he was cared for by his family at home to the end. Paddy Flavin was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard surrounded by his family, relations, friends and neighbours. The Family and friends of the Flavin and Lynch family then retreated to the Community Centre in Knockanure for some refreshments. Generation of the Flavin, Lynch, and McElligott families attended the Old School in Knockanure which is now the community Centre. Paddy Flavin was son of Den Flavin and Nora McElligott, he would be 99 years on Jan. 12th 2011, Paddy had one brother Jack and a sister Nora in England.  
DEATH took place on 8th November 2010 of  Liam O Connor of Rathoran Kilmorna,  formerly of Hamilton Road, Wimbledon. Liam is survived by  his
daughters Nuala and Margaret, son Kevin, brother Paddy of Islandboy, sisters Joan McCarthy in Abbeyfeale and Mary Joe in Cork.  Following Requiem Mass in St. Brigid’s Church Duagh on Friday 12th of November 2010 Liam O Connor was laid to rest at Templeathea Churchyard.

DEATH took place on October 25th 2010 of  Darragh Hennessy of Avondale, Kilrush Road, Ennis, and Beechgrove, Listowel. He is survived by his father Michael and mother Katy and brothers Shane and Adam. Following Requiem Mass in Ennis Cathedral on October 29th 2010 Darragh Hennessy was laid to rest at Drumcliffe Cemetery. His father Michael was born at Kilmeaney, Kilmorna to Nellie Hennessy nee O Connor and the late Michael Hennessy.

ANNIVERSARY: Mary O Sullivan, John Fitzmaurice, Tom Reidy, Ann Looney, Kathleen Buckley, Eugene Sullivan, Peter Lewis, Bridget O Connor, Paddy Hurley, Hannah Griffin, Agnes Fitzgerald, Mamie Kennelly, Mary O Mahony, Bridie Pace, Eileen O Donoghue, Robert Stack, Eddie Carmody, Fr. John O Flaherty, Pat Scanlon, Martin J Sheehy, Padraig Tydings; Mass Thursday 18th at 7.30pm for Richard Sheehan; Mass on Sat. Nov 20th at 7.30pm for Patrick Scanlon and the 11am Mass in Moyvane on Sun. 21st is for Maimie Kennelly.

NOVEMBER Intentions Mass in Knockanure on Tue. 16th at 7.30pm and the Moyvane Mass is on Friday 19th at 7.30pm.

READERS; Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11am Paul and Anthony Kiely; Knockanure, Ann Stack and Brenda Clancy.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday from 4pm to 5pm, Wed. from 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday from 10am to 6pm.

STRANGE: Doctors said Joseph Nguyen of Colorado was dead. His heart rate was dropping beyond recovery, and all brain activity was gone. Now family of Seminarian believe he may owe his life to Cardinal Van Thuan’s intercession, reported early Nov. 2010.

iMASS; Parish in Florida has made available an iMass video for iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

TALK: ‘Coping with Loss & Grief’.  A talk will be held in the Parish Centre Tralee on Wednesday, November 24th at 8pm.  All welcome.
  REMEMBRANCE:  World Day of remembrance for road traffic victims will take place on Sunday, November 21st in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 10.30am.  Celebrant:  Bishop Bill Murphy.  Touched by suicide remembrance, This will take place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Sunday, November 21st at 4pm organized by Living Links Kerry.  All are welcome.
LATIN Mass takes place in the Dominican Church Tralee on Sunday, November 21st at 1.30pm.

APOSTOLIC Visitation to Ireland has started, according to Vatican Radio .

MEETING: Area Pastoral Council will meet at Seanchai Centre on Wed. 17th Nov. at 8pm.

BISHOP Murphy will meet Teachers and School Bord of Management at 4pm in Seanchai Centre on Monday 22nd of Nov.

THANKS to the Pupils of Murhur School who filled shoe boxes for Croatia and Eastern Europe.