Knockanure Notes – 15th June, 2008

WALK: The Kerry Parents & Friends Association along with North Kerry Walks, supported by Ogie Moran, Owen Liston and Jimmy Deenihan are holding a charity walk on Sunday 22nd June from Ahafona Cross to Ballylongford proceeds towards the purchase of much needed residential home in Listowel. For sponsorship cards or further details please contact Kathleen or Margaret in Bank of Ireland Listowel.

ST PIO Prayer Meeting will be held in Listowel Church on Thursday 19th of June, starting at 7.15pm, all are welcome to attend.

CEMETERY Mass at St Michael’s Churchyard will be held on Wednesday June 18th at 8.15pm, Mass at John Pail11 Graveyard is on Thursday July 3rd at 8.15pm, details from 068 21514.

TADHG Kennelly says that the Swans will make amends for their loss against St Kilda earlier in the season. A draft camp to get more Irish players into Australian Football will be held in August.

PILGRIMAGE retracing the early footsteps of St Paul takes place from May 24th to June 2nd 2009, Bishop Murphy will lead the walk from Antioch to Attaleia. Year beginning June 28th `08 has been named The Year of St Paul.

FIELD Outing by Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society takes place in the Parish on Saturday evening June 21st at 7.30pm, Gabriel Fitzmaurice will lead the outing.

PLAN: Kerry County Council Draft Plan will be on display from June 18th for ten weeks.

MULVIHILL clan gather at the Lanterns from June 27th to 29th, details from [email protected]

FATHERS Day History: First Fathers day said to be held in West Virginia, to remember 361 men killed in an explosion, another Fathers Day proposed by daughter of Civil War veteran, he reared 6 children after his wife died, he lived in Washington State and the Day was held in 1910. In the Nixon Presidency Father’s Day was officially recognised in 1972.

CIVIC Reception was held by Kerry County Council recently to honour Fr David Lupton and Geogie O Callaghan two great men who have worked with young people over the past 35 years in the Manchester area.

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday and Wednesday 17th and 18th of June, “Walking Away” a play about domestic abuse; Thursday 19th Agustin Maruri – Spanish Guitarist; Friday 20th Honor Heffernan and on Thursday 26th Jack and the Beanstalk, presented by students from the Training Centre, Kerry Parents and Friends, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA have National Folk Theatre Performances during June, July and August, details from 066 7127276.

FULL Moon on June 18th, Summer Solstice June 21st Festival will be held at the Gap of Dunloe from 5pm till late , details from 064 22681.

SEED:A 2,000 year old date palm seed found in the holy land has sprouted.

Marriage took place on June 6th `08 in Ballylongford Church of Jemma Lynch of Well Street, Ballylongford and Pat Joe Long of Asdee. The ceremony was performed by Fr Philip O Connell. P.P. Best man was Mike Long, groomsmen were Noel and Marcus Long and Timmy Lynch. Bridesmaids were Margaret Naughton, Orna Donoghue, Kathleen Long and Sheilanne Curtin. The bride is daughter of Pat and Eileen Lynch and the Groom is son of Mike and the late Bridie Long. The Long Family have many connections with the Parish.

The marriage took place in Abbeyfeale Church Winnie McCarthy of Abbeyfeale and Denis Lane of Kilmorna on June 6th `08. Fr O Shea P.P. and Fr Moore P.P. officiated. Best man was Patsy Lane; groomsmen were Dan and Johnny lane. Bridesmaids were Ann McCarthy, Lisa McCarthy and Bridget Murphy, Pageboy was Joshua Daniel.

BEST Wishes to Donie Enright an apprentice welder who is competing in the National Skills Competition at DIT.

ESTUARY AC does their training every Tuesday evening at 6pm in Moyvane Sports field. Among their athletes who competed with distinction recently include, Stephenie Collins; Tara Finucane; Jamie Kelly; N. Stackpoole; R. Barron; T. Sullivan; Julie Prendeville; Grainne Heaphy; Aisling O Connor; Yvonne, Aoibhne , Edel, Billy, Mike and David Joy; Rachel ,Lindsay, Martin and Murty Moriarty; Roisin Considine; Eadaoin, Muirne and Niamh Wall.

SCHOOL: Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit was at Knockanure N.S. last week, the aim of the Unit is provide information and education to young children. On Wednesday last the children joined school children from other small schools in a sports day in Ballylongford, they had a day off for the referendum on Thursday, two pleasant and relaxed officers were at the Knockanure Poling Booth, the school was nicely decorated with various posters and information leaflets, even a letter from our President is on display. Scholars have a great time with another day off for a school planning day on Friday last.

Knockanure Parents and toddlers Group did a walk in Listowel Town park for Enabe Ireland on Thursday June 5th `08, they will shortly end their course at the Knockanure Community Centre which is going on for the past five weeks.

FILM Festival run by Samhlaiocht for the past 9 years is seeking entries , details from

COURSE in Community Care will be held in Listowel, details from 068 23429

REFERENDUM: Now that the voting is over, it is time to sack the Referendum Commission as most people were only confused by them.

HEALTH Workers are complaining how did the old St Catherine’s Hospital cope with a small staff and the people were living in harder times.

KGH : Night at the dogs organised by Friends of Kerry General Hospital takes place in Tralee on July 4th.

Parking charges at Kerry General Hospital is now E2 per hour and E10 per day, the first 20 minutes is free.

SHOP: New shop is being opened at The Kingdom Mart by Kingdom Care who cater for about 230 elderly people in the County, details from 066 7121 938.

BOOK: Gerald O Carroll author of The Pocket History of Kerry will sign copies of his book at Newcastle West Bookstore on June 19th from 4pm to 5pm.

BOOK: The Essential Gabriel Fitzmaurice, autographed copy is available at Holly’s Food store in Moyvane.

SAD to hear of closure of long established businesses, the latest is Kiely Electrical who employed 50 people. The firm opened in Killarney in 1973.

KNOCK Summer Youth Festival will take place from July 24th – 27th at Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock, Co Mayo for 18-35 year olds. For more information and to book your place, contact 094 9388100 or check out

OPEN Air Mass: Tralee Town Council is organizing a Garden Festival in the Town Park next weekend. As part of this event, the 12 noon Mass next Sunday (June 22nd) will be celebrated in the Town Park (weather permitting).

REFLECTIVE Therapy for over 65s will take place at Kerry Counseling Centre, D17 Edward Court, Edward Street on Wednesday nights, June 18th and 25th, and July 2nd from 7pm-9pm. Contact Colleen or Georgina at 7122931.

YOUTH Day will be held in Sydney next month when young people from all over the world will take part in events, the relics of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati who was a member of the Dominican Third Order will be at Sydney.

EVENTS: Social for helers at Listowel Church will be held in the Arms Hotel on Tuesday 17th June starting at 8pm; Castleisland Races runs from June 21st to the 22nd; Kerry Fleadh Cheoil will be held in Killarney from 20th to 22nd of June; Garden Festival in Tralee runs from 20th to 22nd of June; Jumble Sale and Fair will be held at St Mary’s BNS in Abbeyfeale, the annual sale is on June 20th from 10am; Street Steppin Group will meet every Tuesday in Abbeyfeale Town Park at 8pm; Royal Ascot began June 17th; Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Racing will be held at Relihan’s Inch on June 29th; Kilflynn Vintage Tractor Run in aid of Alzheimer’s Society takes place on Sunday June 22nd; Traditional Irish Night will be held at the Church of Ireland in Killarney on June 21st at 8pm,details from 087 2814550; Taisce AGM will be held at Dublin Castle on Saturday June 28th `08; International Refugee Day June 20th; Clounmacon Annual outing is on Friday June 27th, details from 068 21773; Abbeyfeale outing to Galway, details from 068 31232; Athea Motor Cycle Racing Club are holding their event on June 28th and 29th; Motor Cycle enthusiasts are fundraising for St Luke’s Hospital in Tralee on June 28th; Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna runs from 27th to 29th of June; Walk in aid of Nano Nagle Summer Camp begins at the Marian Hall Moyvane on Sunday June 29th starting at 6.30pm, sponsorship cards are available from Moyvane ICA; GAA Summer Camp details ; Multi Sports Camp will be held at Tarbert Comprehensive School from 7th to 11th of July; Ballyloughran House Outdoor and Adventure Activity Camp details from 068 47222; KDYS Camps details from 068 23744; Abbeyfeale Teen Camp details from 086 207 5060; Listowel Community Centre Camp details from 068 22244;

Ceili will be held in Tournafulla on Friday June 20th starting at 10pm; Teagasc Bio energy exhibition will be part of their Farmfest Days which will be held at Mellows Athenry Centre from 19th to 20th June, more information from 023 63393 of E [email protected] ; Euro 2008 final ,Munster Football final and Irish Derby all on June 29th; Indoor Market will be held in Athea on June 29th from 2 to 5pm; Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony racing will be held at Relihan’s Inch on June 29th;

LOTTO ; Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 13th June 08 , numbers drawn 1-6-26-28, no winner of Jackpot of E7,900 .
Lucky Dips went to; Aoife Walsh, Gortdromagowna ,Moyvane;
Michael Lynch, Moyvane; Kathleen Carmody, Kilmorna; Kirsty Enright, Keylod; Ned Costello, Lisaniskea; Sabrina Waugh, Bandon, Co Cork; Bar prize Ann Mulvihill; Next Weeks Jackpot E8,000.

CYCLE the Ring of Kerry for charity, details from 087 220 9655.

ICA: Moyvane ICA will have an outing to Killarney on Tuesday July 22nd, details from Eileen Roche or Marie Walsh.

LOCAL born Matt McMahon was interviewed on Radio Kerry on Sunday morning last.

TRAIL: At 7pm this Friday[June 20th] all are welcome to assemble at Barnagh Lay-By [N21 ,4 miles West of Newcastle, Co. Limerick] for a 6 mile Summer evening jaunt; visiting the 128 year old Railway tunnel and then traversing mostly minor roads to mediaeval Glenquin Castle which will be open for climbing, weather permitting . For road safety please bring a VISIBILITY VEST and perhaps a small torch for the tunnel. Return transport will be provided from Glenquin to Barnagh at 10pm.

SUCCESS: The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man, who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider – and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation – persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.” -Alexander Graham Bell.

1798: Elizabeth Richards who lived near Wexford kept a diary of events surrounding the 1798 Rising; May 26th 1798 she reports that sullen melancholy was expressed this day in the countenance of every individual of the lower class, caused by the banishment of their Priest Dixon and ten men found guilty of disloyalty, May 27th windows of house barred, many reports of danger, Bagenal Harvey, and others on suspicion of disaffection to the government, 200 men of the North Cork Militia cut to pieces; On the following days she recorded defeat of Kings Troops in Enniscorthy, murder of women and fear for their safety, Donegal Militia arrive at Wexford, Wexford falls, rebels demand food, people who swore allegiance on Sunday joining the rebels now, threatening letter demanding land or £700, Fr Corrin assured protestants that they would not be massacred, reports that 10,000 were marching from Dublin against the rebels; Monday June 11th entry tells the dreadful news that about 100 Protestant men, women and children were burnt to death in a Barn at Scullabogue ; June 13th Bagenal Harvey resigns and his place taken by a priest called Roach, weather finest seen in Ireland; June 20th rebels driven from their camp confirmed by fleeing rebels, 11 English ships of war could be seen in the harbour, weather cold and blustery night; June 22nd more troops march into Wexford, all morning we listened to the shrieks and complaining of female rebels, they almost turned my joy to sorrow.

DEATH took place on June 13th `08 of Peg McElligott nee Enright of Lisaniska, Knockanure; Peg was born at Templeathea 67 years ago to Michael Enright and Liz Enright and married Jack McElligott in 1961, Peg was predeceased by her husband Jack and is survived by her children Mary, John, Mick, Margaret, Betty, Tom and Siobhan, siblings Jack, Tom, Patsy, Joan and Nellie, following Requiem Mass in Knockanure Church celebrated by Fr Lucid and Fr McMahon her neighbour, Peg McElligott was laid to rest beside her husband Jack on Sunday June 15th `08, he predeceased her in 1993 aged 57 years. Stephen Donegan sang both at the Church and at the graveside in Ahavoher.

Death has taken place of Liam Barry of Knockanure and Windsor, his remains will leave Lyons Funeral Home at 7.30pm on Wednesday June 18th `08 for Knockanure Church, Requiem Mass for Liam will be celebrated in Knockanure Church on Thursday 19th at noon.

ANNIVERSARIES: Ned Cronin, Maureen Moore, Bridget Stack, Bridie O Connell, Myles Kearney, Kathy O Donoghue, Pat McElligott, Joe lynch, Tom Keane, Sr. Elaine McElligott, Thomas O Callaghan, Months Mind Mass for Noreen Sweeny will be held in Knockanure Church on Tuesday June 17th at 8pm; Wednesday Mass in Moyvane at 8pm for John P. and Ellen O Connor; Thursday Mass at 8pm for Denis, Nora and Michael Moloney; Friday Mass at 8pm for Joe and Mary Lynch, Saturday Mass at 8pm for Con O Connor, Sunday June 22nd Mass at Knockanure at 10am for Denis Flaherty and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Denis and Bridie Nolan and deceased members of the Nolan family.

READERS: Linda Kennelly, Catriona Collins, Jerry Duggan, Margaret Flaherty, Kathy Kennelly and Mary Fitzgerald.

Collection for the education of priests yielded E732.80.

ADORATION: In Moyvane on Sundays 4 to 5pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Knockanure 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday 6pm to 8pm.