Knockanure Notes – 14th October, 2007

THOUGHT: Mary in the Bible and in the Koran

“The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.” (Luke, 1:28)

“Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah has chosen you and purified you – chosen you above the women of all nations.” (Koran, 3:42) ; “Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.” (Luke, 1.29-31) Behold! The angels said: “O Mary! Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be ?sa (Christ Jesus), the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah” (Koran, 3:45);

Congratulations to Mary Flaherty of Aughrim who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, she is daughter of the late Pat Stack of Aughrim and Margaret Flaherty of Gortdromagowna, and her siblings are Pat, Richard, John, Michael, Tim, Jim, Bridie, Hannah, Teresa and Nora.

WELL Done to Martin Stackpoole the youngest member of the Lixnaw team, he made the saves that won the County Championship for them against Kilmoyley recently, Martin has many relations in the Parish.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Glin group who raised E50,000 for Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin.

BOOK: The memories of Bertha Betty written by her between 1936 and`38 was re-launched at Seanchai on Friday night last, Bertha was born at the Square, Listowel to Ellen and Francis Creigh in the late 1900s, she died in 1949.

RESEARCH: Health Systems Research is being carried out at UL on experience of ageing, Community Mental Heath Teams and pilot studies on quality improvement framework.

BCG vaccine can prevent childhood TB, but gives no protection against pulmonary TB in adults, 1.6 million die from TB every year and about 8 million new cases are found worldwide each year.

Partnership Tralee is researching the interests of immigrants from August to November this year.

FAMILY Mediation Service is 21 years in operation so far they assisted over 14,000 couples to negotiate the terms of their separation or divorce, more information from

DIALOGUE: 2008 has been designated European Year of Intercultural Dialogue by the European Parliament and funding is now being sought to run the year. In the U.S. one in five people do not speak English at home and it is estimated that they have 37.5 million immigrants according to census 2006.

USEFUL Numbers: Senior Helpline 1850 440 444, Carers Association 1800 24 07 24 Monday to Friday, HSE 1850 24 1850, Social Welfare 1890 20 23 25, you can earn up to E200 per week without affecting your non-contributory pension. Mobility Aids 1890 277 478, Irish Heart Foundation 1890 423 787 and ACCORD 066 7122280.