Knockanure Notes – 15th January, 2012

GARDA; A Public Meeting was due to be held in the Marian Hall on Tuesday night January 17th at 8pm re the closing of our local Garda Station and the loss of our local Garda. A petition was in circulation last weekend                      

SENIOR Citizens  meeting was held on Monday 15th January at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall.

DEFIBRILLATOR course will commence shortly at Knockanure Community Centre. Anyone interested in becoming a responder for the Knockanure area can contact the office on 068 49799. Volunteers needed to participate in this worthy cause.

A.G.M. of Moyvane GAA Coiste na Nóg will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday January 20th at 8.00pm sharp. All committee members and Coiste na Nóg trainers/mentors are asked to attend. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to be involved with the club. All nominations must be with the Club Secretary Mairead O’Sullivan 086 3689061 before Wednesday January 18th.

EVENTS: Ceili at the Railway Bar on Fri. Jan. 20th; Dance classes featuring jiving, waltzing, siege of Ennis and many more will recommence at Listowel Family Resource Centre, more details contact Listowel Family Resource Centre on 068 23584; Irish Wheelchair Association Church Gate Collection takes place this weekend January 21st & 22nd ;Toastmasters in Newcastle West meet on Wednesday, January 18th in Mc Coys Bar, from 8.30 – 10.30pm; Talk on children’s grief will be held in NCW on Jan. 30th, details from 069 79113; North Kerry Senior Scor competition will be held in Asdee on Sat. Jan. 28th at 7pm;Catholic Schools Week runs from 29th Jan. to 4th Feb.; Walk in aid of Cheshire Home from Barnagh to NCW on Sunday Jan. 29th start 10am, details from 069 83100, or [email protected] ; Fundraising will take place for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin on Saturday and Sunday, 21st and 22nd of January.  There will be a national collection weekend at Argos; West Limerick 102fm will shortly be re-opening a studio in Abbeyfeale, willing to help, contact Elaine on 069 66200;  Ardfert Retreat, Wednesday 1st February from 8 to 9.30pm. Consecrated Religious Life an invitation to celebrate religious life through ritual and prayer. Address by Bishop Bill Murphy and House Team; Reflect on the legacy of John Moriarty – poet, mystic and storyteller.  This is taking place at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday the 7th of February from 8 to 10pm, facilitated by Mick Joyce;

GAA Supporters Club 22nd Annual Social will be held at Ballygarry House Hotel on Jan. 21st;

SAINT PIO Prayer meeting will take place on Thursday 26th January  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction. From 2012 onwards St. Pio evening Mass will take place on the 4th Thursday of every month and not the 3rd Thursday. New Shrine to St Pio now at Listowel Church.

Blood donation Clinic was held At the Listowel Arms Hotel on this Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th January from 6pm. to 9pm. each evening.

GROW:  12-step programme of support, friendship and recovery may help you.  Meetings are held every Wednesday night at CDP Centre, Rock St at 7.30pm.  For further information, check website at or phone 0214277520.

SHORT Story competition run by RTE Radio 1,Dublin 4, closing date 20th Jan. 2012.

I.C.A. in Listowel are compiling a history, if you want to help contact Frances at 068 21525 or Mary at 068 23678.

CAO closing date 1st Feb. next, UL are celebrating their 40th year and are giving 40 new students E2,000 scholarship. Barcelona agreement and Lisbon Strategy want students to begin early study of at lest two foreign languages. It is claimed that Americans work 50% more than European comrades.

ARMY; Ireland’s Military Archives are available online for the first time. The Archives, which are held in Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines.

DEATH of Bridie Gallagher brings back memories and her visit to Listowel Hospital in 1960 to the delight of the patients, she must have a special interest in the sick as she had polio as a child which in later years gave her a limp. Bridie performed in Listowel and she is remembered singing at Ballybunion in July 1969.

TINTEAN: Panto, Snow white and the Seven Dwarves on Jan. 21st at 8pm.

ST JOHN’S: Thurs 19th, David McSavage. In 2009 he devised, wrote and starred in the six part TV series, The Savage Eye on RTE. Fri 20th. Brendan Shine In Concert ,A trip down memory lane with favourite hits from days gone by. Tues 24th – Fri 27th  Kids Want To Drum. Kieran Gallagher of Kada Kaboom Arts presents an outreach series of Drumming/Percussion/Music appreciation workshops for 10 local schools; Wed 25th Sarah Savoy And The Francadians, A  four-piece Cajun dance band from Louisiana playing Country & Bluegrass on Fiddle, Base, Guitar, Button Accordion, Washboard and Saxaphone, details from 068 22566.

BEST Wishes to Emer Prendiville of Carrueragh who was conferred at Mary I with a Masters in Education Honours Degree.

BEST Wishes to Mike Joe Stack of Lisselton who recently reached the age of 102 years. One of his ancestors came from Carrueragh, Knockanure. A cousin of Mike Joe was Air Chief Jimmy Stack.

THOUGHT: A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon. G. K. Chesterton.

More than 3 million Catholics paraded with a statue of Christ through the Philippine capital in an annual procession on Monday Jan 9th 2012. The black wooden statue known as the Black Nazarene was displayed where Manila’s Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle led a Mass and offered prayers for victims of tropical storms and landslides over the past year.

FINDING from a 10-year study of more than 7,000 British government workers contradicts previous notions that cognitive decline does not begin before 60 years of age.

HEART, Stroke,  ring 087 27 37 077 Athea CFR Mobile on call 6pm – 8am Every day.

NEW: ultrasound could be used to improve industrial baking , researchers in UK  have got a grant of £500,000  to commercialize the technology.

CHILDREN: 22,000 children die at work or work related effects each year. ILO reports; On average, one child in every seven can be classified as a child labourer. In 2008, there were approximately 215 million child labourers, aged 5-17, in the world.  Most child labourers are working in agriculture (60.0%). There has been a 15% decrease in the number of girls in child labour.    (Source: Fides).

NIGHT Houses; Limerick Chronicle, 13 July 1786, We are assured by a gentleman just returned from Philadelphia, that the United States are scrupulously watchful in preventing Night Houses ; and as some Irish emigrants have commenced that dangerous establishment there, an edict has been published, subjecting all housekeepers embarking in that business to the severest penalties that Congress can inflict. For say the American legislators, youth is thereby initiated into all the mysteries of profligate vice ; servants pillage their masters, and the unthinking masters themselves too often bring bankruptcies on their families by frequenting these houses of infernal notoriety!

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale on Tuesday and Friday 8am-10pm and on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6-8pm.  Week of prayer for Christian Unity takes place from January 18th to 25th.

JOB: The Eucharistic Congress is recruiting volunteers for a wide range of roles such as administration, data entry, stewards, marketing, transport, meet & greet multimedia, pastoral preparation and much more!  please visit

ANNIVERSARIES: Connie Shine, Con Clancy, Michael Moloney, Pat Flaherty, Con Anthony O Connor, Jack Lynch, Mai McCarthy, Eileen Kennelly, John Dillon, Sean Culhane, Bill Horan, Mai Cunningham, Michael Murphy, John Riordan, John O Hanlon, Jer Long, Fr John Hayes, Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Jim Flaherty, Fiona O Connor, Paul Stack, Mary Linnane; Mass on Fri. 20th at 7.30pm for Ned O’Flaherty; Mass on Sat. 21st at 7.30pm for Bill, Paddy & Mary Horan; Mass on Sun. 22nd at 10.00am  in Knockanure and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is Months Mind for Con Shine.

DEATH has taken place in England of Kathleen O’Brien nee Quinn, late of Leitrim Middle.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald

CHURCH: A Meeting for the Parish Finance Committee on Tuesday 17th at 8pm in the Presbytery; Questionnaire Meeting on Wednesday 18th at 8pm in the Presbytery. Do This in Memory of Me Programme took place in both Churches last Sunday. Elaine Foley sang a wonderful selection of hymns in Knockanure Church, which were uplifting for the occasion.

ST BRIDGET: Dan Joy will give a class on how to make a Brigid’s Cross  in The Presbytery, Duagh on Tuesday  Jan. 24th  at  8pm.