Knockanure Notes – 15th August, 2010

SENIOR Citizens Summer Party at the Marian Hall on Sunday August 22nd. Come along and enjoy a 4 course Lunch at 1pm, followed by Entertainment, Dancing and Afternoon Tea. Book with Maureen 49365, Book with Ita 49569 or 087 7533027.

SAINT PIO Prayer Group Will take place on Thursday 19th August. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm. which will be followed by Mass and exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.

VINTAGE Day in Knockanure 22nd of August. The committee of Knockanure Centre  are holding a cake sale on the day, contributions of confectionary welcome.

TIDY Towns Group is having a bric a brac stall at the Vintage Day, contributions for the stall welcome.

ICA in Moyvane are going on a trip to Killarney on August 25th, details from 068 49337.

 PILGRIMAGE: The Annual Clounmacon Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Thursday 19th August, more from 068 21773.

Kerry Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is on in October, details from 064 7758 219.

SEANCHAI: Presents Summer Entertainment at Listowel Castle, Thursday 19th Tales of Mystery & Magic with Eddie Lenihan (suitable for children from 8 yrs up); Thursday 26th Children’s Drama with Tegolin Tales, Show Starts at 11.30am each Thursday.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 18th Baroque Delight Concert, Thursday 19th starting at 9.30 Musical Workshop, Friday 20th Liam o Maonlai in Concert, Wed. 25th An Evening with Andy Irvine,   details from 068 22566.

SCHOOL Survey from BOI, 30% of parents are currently saving some or all of the child benefit. 42% of parents would pay for their children’s private secondary education. Three-quarters of parents think that school uniforms are too expensive, 9 in 10 parents will purchase generic or non-branded back to school supplies. Back to school costs, call MABS Helpline at 1890 283 438 for advice leaflet.

PANTO in Listowel, for auditions contact 087 610 4224.

FLAVOUR of local musicians and singers is available on youtube at knockanurelocal site, more video and pictures of the Tommy Fleming Concert and Churchyard choir can be seen at under Church Events 2010. Some have had reservations about Tommy Fleming at the recent concert and expected a better performance from him on the night, but everyone were loud in their praise of local choirs and musicians who put in a great performance and given time could do better.

GAA: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 13th August; The  Jackpot was  E4,700 , numbers drawn were 3-7-25 and 31, No Winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Jack Murphy, Abbeyfeale; Siobhan McElligott, Lisaniskea; Fr Tom McMahon, Kilmorna; Ivan O Brien, c/o Mike Lynch; Bill Cahill, c/o Ploughman Bar; Noel/Pat, Kerry Ingredience;
Bar Prize Angela Sheehy This Weeks Jackpot is E4,800.
Well done to our own Local Girl Breda Lane on her great performance in the Quarter Final of the T.G.4 Ladies Football Championship. We wish her the best of Luck in the Semi Final.
Anybody with unwanted Clothes, Blankets, Shoes, Bags etc. Please contact 087 9305889 or 087 2715367 before 25th August.

HAPPY 91st Birthday to Hannah Sheehy nee McCarthy of Kilmorna, Hannah and Jim are married 66 years.

JOBS: IT Tralee Student Union president reports in last weeks Kerryman that graduates have no option but to emigrate. At the creamery many men tell me that they are overworked, yet over 16,000 are signing on in Kerry every week. Enterprise Board Clinic in Tralee, details from 066 718 3502.

CASKETS: American law can stop the monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Saint Benedict, La., from making coffins for sale.

The Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors told them that their sale of caskets violated state law.

 UNION: The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is the largest civil society organisation on the island of Ireland, representing and campaigning on behalf of some 832,000 working people. There are currently 55 unions affiliated to Congress, north and south of the border.

HEALTH: The HSE are cutting back on everything except lost man hours by staff. We are being warned of a new superbug from India, no drugs to treat it.

EVENTS: Leaving Cert results out on Aug. 18th; Student Grant information night at IT Tralee on Aug. 23rd at 7pm;  Listowel Livestock Weanling Show and sale is on Aug. 18th;  Outing to Glengarriff on Tuesday, August 24th,  details from 068 31232; Swimming Lessons at Glin Pier from Aug. 16th to 21st at 10am; Killarney Races from Aug. 17th to 20th; Cycle Tour of Ireland from 19th to 23rd; Rose of Tralee 21st to 25th; Ballyhahill Church has been renovated, a special Church Blessing and celebration will be held  on August 22nd at 3pm; All Breeds Dog Show at Riocht Athletic Grounds on Sat. 21st of August, Killarney Dog Show Aug. 18th ; All Ireland Fleadh in Cavan town from Aug. 20th to 22nd; Joe’s Country Kingdom’ available at every Tuesday evening from 8 10pm; ;  Climb Corran Tuathail   on Aug 28th for Milford Hospice. Volunteer wanted details from 087 9691415; Kerryhead Triathlon is on Sat Aug. 28th; Thursday 19th August is World Humanitarian Day; Heritage Week with 1,000 events takes place from 21st to 29th Aug. `10; Kilmallock Medieval Festival, Fri. 20th to Sun. 21st of August; Staker Wallace GAA Club, Bulgaden, Killmallock are holding a benefit night in aid of the Leahy family, Bulgaden, on Saturday August 21st at 9pm in Bulgaden Castle. Live music will be provided by Athea and Kilmallock musicians;
Regional Health Day at Perys Hotel, Limerick on Wednesday September 8, contact 069 84069 .

CONCERT: Listowel RFC and Kerry Parents and Friends Wish Concert (featuring The Dursley Male Choir & our own Colm “Stride” O’Brien) at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion on Friday 3rd September.

THANKS to all who helped and contributed to the ISPCC collection total raised was E688.50. Kerry Lupus Support Group would also like to thank all who helped and contributed to their recent collection. Kerry Parents and Friends would like to thank all who helped raise E831.80 at their recent Church Gate collection.

KERRYMAN July 1930, Died Con D O Connor, merchant Knocknagoshel, Mass was said by his cousin Fr Denis Lane USA, Br Joachim O Connor also a cousin. Chief mourners Mrs O Connor Widow, Dan O Connor son, Babs and Eileen O Connor, Mrs Heffernan P.O. Kilmorna, Mrs pat Collins Glasgow, Mrs T.C. Linnane Dublin daughters; and D. D. O Connor Knocknagoshel P.O. brother. Died Abroad Nora Woulfe died 29th June 1930 she as a native of Newcastle West; Sr. Mary Sylvester Hartnett of near Listowel, worked in New South Wales, entered Good Samaritan Convent in 1884, she was sister of Fr D A Hartnett and Fr T Hartnett Australia and cousin of Fr R McElligott P.P. and Rev Dr. Sheehy who attended funeral. Daniel Brosnan born in Kerry 72 years ago died Indianapolis, he as involved in the Chamber of Commerce and the Knights of Columbus and is survived by his wife four children, two sisters and a brother; Dan Mulvihill son of Mrs Nora Mulvihill of Shronoun, made new Pastor of St Patrick’s Parish , Lincoln, Kansas; Meadowing in Abbeyfeale £5 to £7.10s per acre for best meadows. Row in Ballybunion over passage near strand; Dairy Disposal Board purchased Collins Creameries at Lisselton, Coolaclarig and Ballylongford; Duagh Kilmorna bridge delay discussed at farmers meeting in Duagh. John J McDonnell a Ballylongford man became owner of big business firm Langan and Brothers Importers of New York City, he joined the firm as a boy. Richard Woulfe of Cratloe Athea has the job of providing 400 billion gallons of water to Chicago. INTO protest over use of Roman instead of Gaelic type in exams. Kerryman, Aug. 3rd 1940; Muntir na Tire held meeting in Listowel; Unveiling of tablet to four Kerry poets; War, Liquid gas may be sprayed from air; £2,500 million to be spent by U.S. on army and navy, U.S general demands conscription; 40,000 climb Croke Patrick; Why Keegan beat Fr Jones.

FIRST to join American Marines; Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman of 305 women to enlist in the Marine Corps on August 13, 1917.

FR JAMES Kissane of Moyvane had a chance meeting with the Pope in St Peter’s Square in August thirty years ago.

KISS-IN on August 14th 2010 in Times Square and buglers across America played the military funeral tune “Taps” on Saturday in the first annual national day of remembrance for the World War Two generation.

HORIZONS  on Radio Kerry, every Sunday morning at 9 o’clock; August 22nd Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy and on August 29th Fr. Dan Ahern, Finding Fiji .

HELP: 14 million people displaced by Pakistan floods.
Food crisis is threatening the lives of more than half of the population in Niger, West Africa. 1.5 million children are at risk of malnutrition.

AUTISM Action group contact number is 08774 28019.

STARS: watch the sky every night to see shooting stars.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nuala Gould, Mary Enright, Jeff Eager, Jim Flaherty, Tom Holly, John Sheahan, Willie Finucane, Catherine Broderick, Bridie O Connor, Con McSweney; Mass on Tuesday Aug. 17th at 8pm for Mossie and James Culhane; Mass on Fri. 20th at 8pm for Michael Kennelly and deceased members of the Kennelly family; Mass on Sunday 22nd in Moyvane at 11am for Joan O Connor.

DEATH took place on August 7th 2010 of Mary Theresa  (Tessie) O Connor, nee Mahony of Moyvane South. Tessie was predeceased by her husband Dan and only brother Mossie who died in 1992 and she is survived by her daughters Kathleen, Mary and Breda. Tessie was born at Bauragoogeen to John Mahony and Mary (Con) Kennelly in 1928, she lost her father as a child. Requiem Mass for Tessie O Connor was held in Moyvane Church on Tuesday 10th of August 2010, it was celebrated by Fr Lucid and Fr McMahon.Fr McMahon married Tessie and Dan in 1957. Stephen Donegan played the organ and sang the hymns. Tessie O Connor was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard beside her husband Dan who died in 1995 and her mother in law Catherine Keane O Connor who died aged 100 years in 1975. Following prayers at the graveside Stephen Donegan sang A Mothers Love is a Blessing.

Recent deaths; Sr. Catherine Laboure Hanlon on August 11th 2010, formerly of Tonevane at The Bon Secours Hospital, Cork,  ; Martin (Sonny) Enright, late of Meen, Listowel, following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church he was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard on August 11th 2010,

 and Sarah (Sadie) Fitzmaurice nee Quinlan, late of Cahirdown, Listowel. She was predeceased by her husband Paud and is survived by daughter Mary and son David

RESENTMENT and gratitude cannot coexist, since resentment blocks the perception and experience of life as a gift. My resentment tells me that I don’t receive what I deserve. It always manifests itself in envy , says Henri J. M. Nouwen

MASS at 10.30 in Tralee at An Phiarsig Town Park on Aug. 22nd , locals and people from around the world expected to attend.

VISITORS: Holy Ghost Fathers will preach at all masses on weekend of 28th and 29th of Aug.

Collection for Pastoral and retreat centre this weekend.

READERS: Vigil John Corbett; 11am Jerry Duggan; Knockanure 22nd of Aug. Mary O Flaherty and Siobhan Fitzgerald.

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

For a chance to take a life enhancing step this Autumn why not pay a visit to West Limerick Toastmasters Club which re-opens on Wednesday, September 1 with a free meeting at the Desmond Complex, NCW from 8.30 – 10.30pm.  Come and watch members from all walks of life and aged between 18 and 80 practice speaking in public.  Join us for a cup of tea and a biscuit and hear about the benefits of becoming a member – the fun and laughter that’s a part of every meeting, the self esteem you gain when you take that first faltering step behind the podium, the high when you voice an opinion from the floor and the affirmation that you receive from everyone present. You must be a member before you speak at a meeting so feel free to come along, sit back and relax in the knowledge that you are there to enjoy yourself. Everyone is welcome, for further information contact Donnacha on 086 8494505.