Knockanure Notes – 15th March, 2009

ST PIO Prayer Group will meet at Listowel Church on Thursday 19th March. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm. Which will be followed by exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.

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ST JOHN’S: Thursday 19th An Evening with Freddie White; Friday 20th Aesop’s Fables suitable for children; Tuesday 24th, a film called My Winnipeg; Wed. 25th The Kruger Brothers who perform American folk, country and bluegrass music; Jim Clancy photography exhibition began on March 16th, more information from 068 22566.

SEANCHAI: Literary Programme, Writing for Theatre directed by Miriam Gallagher is on 4th and 5th of April , Writing a Novel directed by Martina Devlin runs from 25th to 26th of April, if you want to join contact 068 22212.

DRAMA: Athea Drama Group will stage their latest production The Curse of Joss Ward in Athea on March 18th, 19th, 22nd, 26th, 28th and 29th.

TRAIL: Great Southern Trail group invites you to a night of nostalgic old Railway films from the Irish Railway Record Society Collection at Newcastle West Library on Friday 27th March at 8.15 p.m. to celebrate the Barnagh to Newcastle West extension of the Trail.

STAMPS: Used stamps can be sent to St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

SHOW: fund-raising fashion show in aid of Tarbert Comprehensive School on the 25th March. Committee members will be calling to houses shortly and your support is asked to help the school.

KDYS are running a one and half day mechanics course on Wednesday 18th March in the KDYS, Listowel and Saturday 21st March in FAS in Tralee. Open to all who is over 16 and interested in cars or pursuing mechanics as a career. For more information, please call the KDYS on 068 23744.

COURSE to qualify for Beach Lifeguard will be held shortly details from 087 6304 535.

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Daffodil Day is on is on its 22nd year and takes place this year on March 20th.

MOTHERS Day March 22nd.

RAMBLING House in Finuge will continue at Sheehan’s Thatched House on Friday 20th of March’09. Time 9pm. Singers, Story Telling & Musicians all welcome. Light Refreshments served.

TRIP: Day Trip, Sunday 19th April, `09 to Mullingar to see the statue erected of the late Joe Dolan and afterwards go to visit his grave, also Belvedere House and Gardens, details from 087 9845102.

PRES Family Centre Parents information drop in Wednesday mornings from 9.15am. to 10.30am. An informal drop in service for parents to access information on parenting issues & local services.

LARTIGUE was open for St Patrick’s Day and will also be open for Mothers Day on March 22nd.

AFTERNOON Tea Dance in aid of WL102fm to be held at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse in Abbeyfeale on Sunday, March 29, Doors open 2.30pm with dancing from 3-6pm.

KNOCK: Bus will travel to Knock for Mercy Sunday n April 19th details from 066 7180 123.

KATHY Sinnott MEP will attend a public meeting in the Courtney Lodge Hotel, Newcastle West on Thursday next, March 19th from 8pm on ‘Keeping the Balance in the Current Economic Crisis? Local European Affairs’ and will outline how people can get Europe working for them, more information from 021 2429788.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kerryanne Finucane who received a bronze medal at the recent Culture Corner Community Games talent final held at Abbeydorney.

GAA: March 22nd Kerry v Westmeath in football and Kerry play Laois in hurling; on the 29th Dublin v Kerry in football and Antrim v Kerry in Hurling.

STUDY is being is being conducted by UCD students to find the attitude of farmers towards bio-energy crops, results will be available at the UCD bioenergy site, or e mail [email protected]

CLOTHES Collection will be held at Athea on Wednesday March 18th before noon.

BIRTHDAYS were celebrated by the following recently by Bobby Stack, Maura Nolan, Paula Stack, Esther Foley and Joe O Connor celebrated his 87th birthday..

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice has just launched his latest book called G.F. Woz Ere.

TADHG Kennelly visits Knockanure School to share his football talents with the children, a fine display of the children’s art which was executed under the direction of Mrs Brennan, is now on display at the school.

CANVASSERS are now calling to homes and looking for our vote. Last year the Council spent over E4 million on overtime and another E2.62 million was spent on mileage and subsistence.

EVENTS for March: Going Strong will have their afternoon at the Top of the Town in Athea on the 18th starting at 3pm; Official Opening of the extended Athea N.S. takes place on March 22nd, details from 068 42333; Comhaltas County Board meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel at 8pm on Thursday March 19th ; Listowel Gael Scoil children will be competing at Siamsa on Thursday 19th in Coirm Gael Linn Drama Festival; FAS have a big exhibition at Croke Park from 18th to 23rd; Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex on the night of March 18th; Boys Choir from Oregon will perform at St Mary’s Church of Ireland on arch 24th at 8pm; West Limerick Singing Club Concert will be held at Fr Casey’s Clubhouse on Friday March 27th at 8pm; Rugby, Wales v Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on March 21st; Soccer, Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria on the 28th; Racing in Cork on 22nd; Lecture on recent excavations will be given by Lar Dunne at Tralee Library on Thursday March 26th at 8pm; Circuit of Kerry Rally will be held on the 29th; Summertime starts on the 29th; Good Friday walk in aid o Kerry Hospice is on April 10th;

THANKS to Tom McEllistrum for his help in negotiating a substantially reduced fee to the ESB for an electrical connection to the Moyvane Grotto.

60 YEARS AGO in Kerry: Population 70,113 males and 63,780 females. 28,814 Children attending Primary School in 1931 and in 1941 there were 20,763 attending primary schools. Free milk given to 26 children in Listowel Urban area and 261children in Listowel Rural got free milk. Deaths of infants under one year in 1949 were 119. Epidemic diseases caused 39 deaths; principal diseases were whooping cough and measles. Total number of infectious diseases notified was 726. 11 cases of typhoid fever notified, no typhus fever notified. 48 cases of diphtheria occured in 1939 and 7 cases in 1947. 14 cases of Syphilis treated. Deaths from cancer 143 exceeded deaths from TB. No work done on Ballybunion water supply due to delay in securing pipes. 10 houses are to be completed at O Connell’s Avenue by July 1950.

Local Midwives in 1949 include; Miss Ann Kearney Newtownsandes, she took up duty in 1949; Jane Desmond Athea; Hannah Crowley Athea; Mary Holyoak, Listowel; Joan Barrett, Listowel; Doreen and Nora M. Chapman of Listowel; C. M. Broderick, Duagh; Kathleen C Power, Duagh; Deborah Stack, Duagh; Bridget O Brien, Ballylongford; Miss Jane Brosnan of Moyvane transferred to County Hospital; Mrs Catherine Donovan, retired. Details above was taken from Kerry Health Report for 1949.

DEATH took place on Tuesday March 10th `09 of Betty Goulding nee Flaherty, of Keylod, Knockanure. Betty was born to Matt Flaherty and Ann Loughnane at Knopogue, Ballyduff. Betty was predeceased by her husband Jack who died in 1995 and is survived by daughters Doreen Corridan, AnneMarie Deavy, Rosalish Murphy and Corita and sons John and Matt; Requiem Mass for Betty Goulding was celebrated at Knockanure Church on Thursday March 12th by Fr John Lucid, Fr Tom McMahon and Fr Michael Cussan. Corita , Rita and David Goulding comprised the choir who sang and played to perfection. Following Mass Betty Goulding was laid to rest at Old Knockanure Churchyard in the family’s ancestral grave surrounded by her sorrowful family and friends. Betty’s siblings included Sr. Grace in California, Mary Ellen Thompson, Eileen Amos, Nance Boyle, Bridget Dalton, Kathleen, Patrick and William.

Death took place on Tuesday March 10th `09 in London of Margaret (Peg) Hodsoll nee Keane aged 96 years, late of Carrueragh. Peg was daughter of Hannie Hanrahan and Dan Keane. Peg was predeceased by her sisters Lil and Mary and is survived by sons Frank and John, Brother Dan at Coilagurteen and sisters Joan and Teresa in Australia, Funeral arrangements later.

Death took place on March 12th of Mary O Keeffe nee Scanlon of Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale, following Requiem Mass at Abbeyfeale Church on Saturday March 14th `09 which was celebrated by Canon Liston assisted by Canon Neville, Mary O Keeffe was laid to rest at Reilig Ide Naofa, Abbeyfeale. Mary was born at Duagh and is survived by her husband Ned, sons Edward, Mike and Tom and daughter Maura Stack who lives in Moyvane.

THOUGHT: Givers can be divided into three types: the flint, the sponge and the honeycomb. Some givers are like a piece of flint – to get anything out of it you must hammer it, and even then you only get chips and sparks. Other are like a sponge – to get anything out of a sponge you must squeeze it and squeeze it hard, because the more you squeeze a sponge, the more you get. But others are like a honeycomb – which just overflows with its own sweetness. That is how God gives to us, and it is how we should give in turn, anonymous.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maureen Kinnane, Dan Joe Murphy, Fr John Beasley, Mairead Lyons, Mossey O Connor, John Flaherty, Br. Canice Collins, Margaret O Connor, Mararet Hanrahan, Mary Babe White, Joe Collins, Willie Shine, Sr Teresa O Connor, Elizabeth Buckley, MASS for the week; Mon. 16th at 7.30pm for Patrick Hughes; Tues. 17th St. Patrick’s Day 10.00am Knockanure Private Intention; Moyvane at 11.00am Catherine Mulvihill ; Wed. 18th 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Thurs. 19th 7.30pm John Holly; Fri. 20th 7.30pm Johnny Stack; Sat. 21st 7.30pm Kitty & Willie Shine; Sun. 22nd 10.00am in Knockanure for Mary Carmody.

STATIONS of the Cross Moyvane will be on Thursday nights after 7.30pm Mass. This Thursday the Liturgy Group will lead us in the Way of the Cross. Stations of The Cross Knockanure on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Bridget McCarthy;11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson Knockanure 10.00am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald. The I.C.A. will serve teas at the Bingo in the Marian Hall on Thursday 19th March. This is in aid of the Cancer Society. Please support this worthy cause. The next ICA meeting is Wednesday 18th March at 8pm.

MEDJUGORJE Pilgrimage depart from Kerry 1st May 2009,contact Kay O’Connor at 064 33625 or mobile 087 7821753.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm. Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday, Abbeyfeale day and night week days during Lent. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary to pray for priests takes place every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Bon Secours Chapel.

ATHEA: During Lent morning weekday Mass is at 9.30am. Benediction on Sunday evenings at 7.30pm also and on Monday and Friday evenings the Stations of the Cross takes place at 7.20pm before evening Mass.