Knockanure Notes — 14th February, 2016

FASHION SHOW in aid of Knockanure Community Centre will be held at the Arms Hotel on 19th Feb. At 8pm, details from 068 49799.

CLASSES: Free computer classes for beginners in Knockanure Community Centre, if interested please call 068/49799.Dates to be arranged.

ENROL: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure :  Any parent wishing to enrol a Junior Infant pupil in this school for school year 2016-2017 is invited to call to the school this week between 9.30 – 12.30 to collect an enrolment form.  The completed forms must be returned to the school by the 16th of March.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on 16th Feb. at 7.30pm. The witness will be given by  Fr. Kevin McNamara.

CONGRATULATIONS to Knockanure children who came 3rd in the Listowel Credit Union Quiz recently. Taking part were Katie Keane, Tadhg O Connor, Rachel Horgan and Megan Large.

THANKS to all who supported the 30 days 5K. run, which was a very successful undertaking.

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF MURHUR N.S:  The school would appreciate any old school class photos from 1975 onwards.  Please contact the school if you have any photos.  All photos will be returned safely.

GAA Knockanure AGM: Officers Elected for 2016. Presidents: Jackie McMahon, Fr. Tom McMahon, Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan, Fr. Kevin McNamara. Chairman, Ger Greaney; Secretary, Willie Joe Leahy;
Assistant Secretary, Cathy Finucane; Treasurer, Anne Woods; P.R.O, Helen O’Connor; County Board Delegate, Paudie Flavin; N/K Board Delegate, Billy Lynch; Scor Officer, Catherine Keane; Youth Officer, Johnny Greaney.

LOTTO: Draw Knockanure Friday 12th Feb 2016. Numbers Drawn 26 – 11 – 30 – 05
No Winner. Lucky Dips went to: Diarmuid Lawlor, Ballybunnion; Tom O’Connor, Woodford, Listowel; Henry Finucane, Lisanskea; John Dillane, Cork Line, Brosna; Henry Finucane, Lisanskea; Next week’s jackpot will be 12,400 euro.

CONGRATULATIONS; The wedding of Mairead Leahy and Neil O’Shea took place in New York City on the 9th of January 2016. New York City provided the perfect setting for a lovely occasion. Mairead is the daughter of Kerry native Mike Leahy (Willie Joe’s brother). Mike eloped to New York some years ago and is frequent visitor to Kerry. We wanted to wish Mairead and Neil many congratulations and every best wish for the future. Willie Joe, his wife Eileen and two daughter travelled for the occasion and met with family to celebrate the wedding.

EARTH Week Project on Biodiversity (Diocese of Kerry) An information meeting will be held in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room on Wednesday 17 February at 7.30pm, to explain the project

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL BINGO FUNDRAISER will take place on Sunday 28th February at 2pm at Tarbert Comprehensive School.  Books are available to purchase at the school office or can be purchased at the door.

DEATH took place recently of Joan Bowes, Tipperary, mother of Deirdre Roche Glin Road.

DEATH has taken place of Nora Mary (Nan) Stack, Queen of Peace Centre, Rathgar, formerly of Rathfarnham, Dublin and Carrigkerry in her 100th year. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Church of  Annunciation, Rathfarnham on Wednesday 3rd February 2016. Nan Stack is survived by her sister Maureen Egan, Ballinvulla, Ardagh, nieces and nephews. Nan was predeceased by brothers Tom, owner of Stacks Lounge Bar, Carrigkerry and Liam in Dublin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jack Quaid, Patcheen Mulvihill, Micky Reidy, Billy O Sullivan, Bill Fitzmaurice, Peggy Gordon, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Pat Hudson, Maighread Moore, Pat J Kennelly, Dan Connor, Peg Leahy, Eileen Larkin, Sean Og O Ceallachain, Dan Green, Seamus McDermott, Sr. Berchmans Murphy, Elizabeth Sweeney, Maureen Lyons, Tom Relihan, Molly Kissane, Sean Bradley, Emmet Leahy, Mary Scully, Michael O Connor, Carmel Hynes, Kathleen Flavin.

MASS Moyvane for Lent. Mon 15th at 10.00am, Lenten Mass with Reflection. Tues 16th at    10.00am, Stations of the Cross with Fr. Kevin, Holy Communion/Blessing after Stations.
Wed 17th at 7.30am, Lenten Mass and at 7.30pm for Dan O’Connor. Thurs 18th at 10.00am       Lenten Mass with Reflection.  Fri 19th at 7.30pm for  Emmet Leahy. Sat 20th at 7.30pm for James Fitzmaurice. Sun 21st at 11.00am  for Jack & Mary Guiney & sons William, Jim & John also for Dec members of the Enright Family.
Mass Knockanure; Mon 15th at 7.45pm. Tues 16th at 7.30pm. Thurs 18th at 7.00pm, Mass and Stations. Fri 19th at 7.30am. Sun 21st at 10.00am for Timothy & Martha O’Sullivan.

YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES continued on Monday evening in Knockanure Community Centre at 7pm.

LOURDES HELPERS:  Liam Corridan, Murhur and Thomas White, Athea, both are past pupils of Tarbert Comprehensive School, will go as helpers to Lourdes this September.
A lovely ceremony was held in Moyvane church for Day of the Sick, Fr. Sheehy celebrated Mass assisted by Fathers, McNamara, O’Connor, Walsh and Brick. The choir sang many hymns, anointing of the sick and anyone who needed a blessing, were encouraged to avail of the opportunity presented to them. Much work was put into decorating the Sacred Space in the Church.

PUBLIC MEETING FOR GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES.  To respond to and discuss issues affecting communities in Kerry held Wed. 17th in the Arms Hotel, Listowel at 7.30pm.  All are welcome.

SMARITIANS:  An information evening for new recruits Manor West, Tralee, Thurs 18th Feb at 8pm.

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE on Friday 19th Feb. at 9pm.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE on Sunday 21st February at 2.30pm. in the Arms Hotel.

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE AGM  will be held in the centre on Wednesday 2nd March at 7.30pm.

LISTOWEL BAZZAR AGM Friday 19th Feb. at 7.30 in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

SIVE:  Staged by the Abbeyfeale Drama Group in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse beginning Tuesday, February 16 and continuing its run on February 18, 20/21/23/25/27 and finishing on Sunday, February 28.

ATHEA DRAMA:  Rehearsals are progressing very well for Athea Drama Group’s upcoming production of ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’ which will be staged at Con Colbert Hall Athea on February 25th, 27th, 28th & March 3rd, 5th and 6th.  Directed by Oliver McGrath,

LISTOWEL WILL HOST THIS YEARS FLEADH NA MUMHAN (MUNSTER FLEADH) from 12th to 17th July. A public meeting will be held in Christy’s The Well, The Square Listowel on Monday 22nd February at 8pm.

RAMBLING House will take place in the Seanchaí Centre on Thursday February 25th from 9.15 pm.  Admission is free to this informal evening of traditional music, song, dance & storytelling.

SMART ‘FARMING’ SMARTPHONE COURSE: geared towards farmers using their smartphones starts on 23rd February in Tralee Community Development Project, Rock Street, Tralee ,from 7.30pm– 9.30pm, Phone 066 7120877 to book your place.

KERRY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES public event at The Ashe Hotel, Maine Street, Tralee on Thursday 18th February  from 10am – 1pm. Guest speaker Michael Ryan will speak about Recovery Principles as well as his own experience of recovery from mental ill-health.

VOLUNTEER: Coffee Morning on Sunday 21st February after 11. o’clock Mass in Barretts, Glin on behalf of Katie Wallace, who will take part in the Volunteer Ghana programme, operated with SYTO.

TROCAIRE BOXES are available for collection at the back of the Church.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 17th , Bottom Dog Theatre present Language Unbecoming a Lady, by Myles Breen. Thursday 18th, The Kilkenny’s. Friday 19th Cloumnacon centenary film.From 23rd to 28th Widows Paradise, presented by Fealside Players, more from 068 22566.

THE ROBERT BARRY DANCE: will be held at the Listowel Arms Hotel Sat. night Feb. 20th.

SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES:  Every Tuesday night in the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale from 8-9pm for beginners and advanced from 9-10.30pm.  All welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE:  The monthly NCW car boot sale and Indoor Market in aid of WL102fm takes place at the Community Centre on Sunday, February 21.  Contact 06966200/0876866450 for more details.

GATHERING in Killarney from Feb. 17th to 21st, this is the 17th year of the event.

RALLY: Munster Rally for Life will take place in Cork on Saturday February 27th, assembling on The Grand Parade, Cork at 2pm, more from 085 8555095

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE: will take place in Ballsbridge, Dublin on 19th/20th/21st Feb ( 086/0669203.

LATIN MASS will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee at 1.30pm on Sunday 21st February.

LOST: Phone lost between Gails GAA Football Field and Athea Village. If found please ring 068/23269

GENEALOGY Showcase will be held at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on March 4th at 7.30pm.

IFA County Executive AGM on 24th Feb. at Manor West at 8.30pm.

ICA Federation Kerry meeting at Muckross Community Centre on 28th Feb.

TRIP TO SCOTLAND: Edinburg Monday, 27th June to Friday, July 1st 2016 with Maureen Harty, phone 066-7131328.

GAS: An existing  operational gas pipeline crosses the railway line near Croagh and an obvious route for a connection to Listowel is along the old railway.

Sunday, February 14 – The Strand Bar, Strand, Co. Limerick (The South Tipperary Harriers). Monday, February –15 Walsh’s Bar, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry (The Macroom Foxhounds).
Tuesday, February 16– Lyons’s Bar, Scartaglin, Co.  Kerry (The Stonehall Harriers & the Desmond Foxhounds).  Memorial Meet for John O’Connor Wednesday, February 17 – Cryle View Bar, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick (The Carraigshane Harriers). Thursday, February 18 – The Goalpost Bar, Tournafulla, Co. Limerick (The Rooves Bridge Harriers & The Rockfield Harriers).  Friday, February 19  – DP Lyons Bar, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick (The Sliabh Luachra Harriers, The Killtevan Harriers & The Minerock Harriers) Memorial Meet for Jackie O’Grady.  ALL MEETS AT 11.00 a.m. Food kindly sponsored by publicans.
Hunting is on foot and the quarry is fox –
Enquiries: Doug McGuinness (Hon. Sec. Abbeyfeale Harriers) 087 6829044 or Paddy O’Grady 087 6258933.

DRAW:  National Club Draw run by Croke Park for all clubs around the country is being run again this year. The draw will take place on Friday 11th March at Croke Park.

OLD PAPERS: Irish Examiner 1841-current, Thursday, 19 September, 1929; Page: 6

Harvesting Tragedies. While working threshing machines at Listowel, a labourer named Stack was killed, while at Mayfield , Cork, Michael Hassett received shocking injuries in similar circumstances.
Note Mr Stack was from Moyvane and was feeding a thresher for Mr O Connor who was said to have been using a tractor to operate the machine, designed for horse operation.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 07 August, 1937; Page: 15

LISTOWEL LABOUR CLUB’S DEMANDS. Relief Work and Abolition of Rotational System.
At a general meeting of the Listowel Branch of the Irish Labour Party. held on Saturday night last, Mr. Patrick Eade, presiding, the following resolution, proposed by Mr. J. Reidy, Charles St., and seconded by Mr. F. Foley, Ballybunion Road, was passed unanimously: “That as a great number, of men who are unemployed and tenants of the new houses find it difficult to pay weekly rents of 3/6 and 4/5 without having a day’s employment, notwithstanding the fact that a grant of £720 is available for the town of Listowel, we call on the Commissioner to carry on the relief work as soon as possible. “We also expect that the men who will be employed will receive a full week’s work as we demand that the rotational scheme be abolished and the standard rate of wages paid.” It was also decided to organise Labour Clubs in all outlying districts in the near future and to ask Headquarters for the aid of an organiser and that the monthly meetings of the Club be held on the last Saturday of each month.

TRALEE’S WEATHER,  July, 1937.
Total rain, 5.88″. Average, ’32-’37 Inch. 4.03″. Rain Days (.01″ and over)—21 days. Heaviest fall in-24 hours. l.71″ — July 2nd.  Average daily max. temperature — 65.1 degrees. F. Average daily min, temperature— 52.9 deg. F. Mean temperature of Month—59.0 deg. F.; average, ’32-’37—60.5 deg. generally unsummerlike. though it was not quite so wet and so cool as July, 1936. There were only four days of summer warmth (over 70 deg. in shade). July 1st. l7th, 30th, 31st. The night readings were normal, but the day maxima were well below the average.
Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 18 June, 1955; Page: 17

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