Knockanure Notes – 15th May, 2011

FIRST Communion ceremony was held at Knockanure Church on Saturday May 14th. It was a great day for Niamh, Ollie, Ryan, Cian and Gavin and their families. Memories of days like these will last a lifetime. Thanks to all who had an input into the occasion? The church both inside and out was tastefully decorated. Following the ceremony the children were looking forward to a full day.

QUEEN of the May procession will be held at Knockanure on Sunday 22nd at 3pm.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 13th May 2011; Jackpot E8,200 Numbers Drawn 5-7-13 and 16, no winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips; Jason Heaphy, c/o Kevin’s; Bill White, c/o John Barry; Morgan Sheehy, Duagh; Eamon Stack, Knockanure; Evan Somers, Duagh; Michael Reidy, Athea;
Bar Prize John Joe Barry; This  Weeks Jackpot E8,300.

EVENTS: The next session of the Going Strong will take place at the Top of the Town, Athea on Wednesday,  May 18th from 3-6 pm; Open Day for people looking for jobs will be held at the Arms Hotel from 10am to 3pm on May 19th; AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op will be held on 25th of May ; Car Boot Sale in aid of Cancer Society will be held at Nolan’s Car park , Listowel on Sunday May 22nd from 8am to  2pm, more from 087 6147 914;  Estuary AC training on Wednesdays from 6 to 7pm;  ICA National AGM will be held at Portlaoise on May 21st; Tarbert Historical Society bus tour is on May 22nd, leaving Tarbert at 1.30pm; May Fair at Dromcollogher May 22nd;  Kerry Tourism Show at the Malton Hotel Killarney on May 19th; First Communion in Athea Church on Sat. 21st of May; St Pio Pilgrimage to Holy Cross is on May 29th; Women’s Marathon in Dublin on June 6th, details from 086 1505 315; Walk and cycle on  Saturday 18th June will  celebrate both the twenty years since the establishment of the Great Southern Trail Action Group and the recent extension which now enables the Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale section of the old  Limerick-Tralee railway to be used for cycling/walking;15th May was International day of the family – a worldwide U.N. dedicated day; Sinn Fein commemoration in Gortaglanna took place on Friday last, Speaker on the night  Toiréasa Ferris.

MAY is the month for older people, the library have a programme of events, Oakland’s Nursing Home Derry, Listowel are running an exhibition till the end of May, local musicians and choir will perform there on May 20th, details from 068 21 173.

GRANDPARENTS tea party  at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday May 26th between 3-5pm, details Listowel Family Resource Centre on (068) 23584.

BEDS: Accommodation required for Writers Week,  Please contact Norella at 068 23294.

COUNTY Fleadh takes place at Causeway from May 27th to 29th.

KDYS Summer Camps details from 068 23744.

COUNTY Fair: Overall Beef Champion was won by Matt Goulding and the Overall Dairy Champion was won by Timmy and John Kirby. It was a great day out to meet people of every trade and profession and some with none. One stand had advice on snoring and breathing through the nose gave many benefits including better teeth. There were very little healthy whole foods available. Chips and burgers were in brisk demand.

See knockanurelocal on youtube for a snippet of show.

CONGRATULATIONS to 86 year old Fr Tom Hickey who recently won an award at the All Ireland Drama Festival. He has spent a lifetime winning awards for his work in the various parishes he served in.

FEILE Siamsa Tire runs from May 20th to 22nd.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 18th , presentation from transition year group, directed by Chris Fitzgerald; Thursday 19th The Bonfire Band from London; Fri. 20th Traditional with Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne and Sean Tyrell;  on Sat. 21st a play by local writer Gerard Barrett called the Job is back again and will be presented by the Unemployed Theatre Company and on Tuesday 24th a film called Julie and Julia, details from  068 22566.

LAUNDRY for elderly are seeking volunteers to help with washing & ironing. If any one is interested please contact Julie on 087-6210742 for more information.

DEAF-HEAR:  A drop-in service will take place on Friday, May 20th at Tralee Library from 11am to 1pm.

RADIO; We will miss the voice Sean og O Ceallachain giving the GAA results, he began broadcasting over 60 years ago taking over from his father also a broadcaster. Sean Og was born at  Newcastle West when his father worked there.

GAA: Paddy Kennelly son of Stan helped Dunderry overcame the Wolfe Tones in the Meath MFL Div 4 final played at Sean Newman Park Bohermeen recently.

CYCLE: Athea group of friends are to cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head a distance of 640kms in aid of Aislinn Treatment Centre, the cycle starts on 13th of June 2011.

INFANTS: ceremony for the naming of babies/children who have died as a result of miscarriage, stillbirth or sudden infant death will take place in Newcastle West church on Wednesday, May 25th at 8.15pm. All are welcome to attend.

DATES: Royal Dublin Society founded 1731; May 5th 1821 Napoleon died;  First Bons Secours sisters came to Dublin  on 6th May 186, among the group was the first Irish sister to join the order, she was daughter of an Captain in the English army who was guarding Napoleon in 1815; Sisters of Mercy came to Listowel on 8th May 1883 to run the Workhouse it was built in1841;   Maurice Walsh born May 2nd 1879 at Lisselton; 8th May 1911 Bishop Anselm E J Kenealy arrived in Simla, he was ordained Bishop in Rome in Jan. 1911; Early May was departure date for ships to Australia from 1801; Pope John Paul declared Padre Pio Blessed on May 2nd 1999; Attempt on the life of John Paul was made on 13th May 1982, he went to Fatima 19 years later in thanksgiving; 12th and 13th May 1931 first National Pilgrimage to Lourdes occurred; Feast of St Brendan May 16th; John Henry Newman born 1801; Sean Lemass died May 11th 1971; May 11th 1981 North Kerry Milk Products opened by Ray McSharry; Mother Theresa left for Loretto Convent in North India on 24th May 1931; De Valera introduced a bill to abolish the senate on 30th May 1934, Senate abolished 19th May 1936. Freemans Journal reports on 24th May 1923; Arrested irregulars Batt Wren Toureendonnell, two miles from Athea, two armed irregulars arrested in Ballybunion, Maurice Sheehan  and Michael McNamara, there is a long list of arrests all over the country including an arrest in Sligo for gelignite.

BAND: The Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band has been in existence for six years, featuring Margie Mulvihill (flute/whistle) John Reynolds (fiddle), Patty Furlong (accordion) and Frankie McCormick (banjo) and most recently joined by Margie’s daughter Erin Loughran on fiddle.

TO love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance. Jean Vanier

LOUGH Derg Pilgrimages; June 4th to 6th , June 28th to 30th, July 29th to 31st, August 12th to14th, Details from Peg at 068 31232.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm.

PADRE  Pio: Fr. Eremlindo De Capus Personal assistant of Saint Padre Pio will concelebrate Mass in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Tuesday 31st May at 8.00pm. Fr. Eremelindo will bring with him one of Saint Padre Pio’s stigmata mittens, and will also give individual blessings following the Mass. No St Pio devotions on Thursday May 19th in Listowel Church.

DEATH took place on May 10th 2011 of Michael Dowling of Derry,Listowel, he was born at Shanaway, Tarbert 77 years ago to Maurice Dowling and Mary Broderick who was a native of Knockanure. Michael was predeceased by his wife Maureen McCarthy and brother Hillary and is survived by daughters, Muriel, Geraldine, Ann and Imelda, Sisters Eileen, Moira Larkin in Knockanure, Margaret Mulvihill, Moyvane and Therese.

Requiem Mass for Michael Dowling was celebrated at St Mary’s Church, Listowel on May 12th 2011 by Canon O Connor assisted by nine priests, many musicians and singers, participated in the Requiem Mass. Several tributes were paid to Michael the parent, farmer and community activist. Few remember that Michael attended a woodwork class in Listowel 55 years ago, even then he was showing signs of being a leader.50 years ago he was a fit young man at Macra field evenings, where he was a good contestant at the pillow fight on the pole. Michael Dowling was laid to rest in St Michael’s Cemetery beside his wife Maureen who died in October 2009. Many lingered around the grave reminiscing and listening to some tunes provided by his sorrowful friends. Music in tribute to Michael can be found at knockanurelocal site on youtube, or Knockanure Album on Photobucket. Now is the time to collect material and photographs associated with Michael and have them published in his memory.

ANNIVERSARIES; Dick O Connor, Bea Leahy, Sean Sullivan, Tony Cronin, Danny Curtin, Mai Quinn, David Kennelly, David Dillon, Kathy Barry, Matt Danaher, Nora Moloney, Dermot O Brien, Mass on Tuesday 17th at 8pm for Dan O Connor, Mass on 18th at 8pm for Michael Dore, Mass on 19th at 8pm for Jimmy Kennelly, Mass on 20th in Knockanure for David Kennelly and Maureen Ahern, Mass on Sat. 21st at 8pm for Seamus Flaherty and deceased members of the Flaherty Family, Mass on Sunday 22nd in Knockanure at 10am for Nancy Flaherty and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for John and Peggy Collins and deceased members of the Collins Family.

ROSARY before Mass in Knockanure during May.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill and Ann Maria Kennelly; 11am Mass, David Murphy and Noelle Nolan; Knockanure May 22nd, Margaret Carmody and Mary Fitzgerald.

EXAM Mass will take place on Friday 3rd  June 7.00pm. in Listowel  Parish Church.

VOCATIONS Information Evening will take place on Friday, May 20th at 7pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee contact Vocations Director – Fr. Liam Lovell. 087 1640967, or [email protected]  Mission Sunday collection in Kerry Diocese amounted to just over E58,000.
PLAY: A play written and performed by Eleanor Glenn is
touring Ireland as part of the preparations for the 2012 Eucharistic Congress.  The Kerry performance on
Thursday, May 26th at 7.30pm in Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church, Tralee, all are welcome..
AFRICAN Drumming and music  will take place in the Parish Centre Tralee on Sunday, May 29th from 2pm – 5pm.  contact 066 7127918.
PADRE PIO Pilgrimage to Holy Cross, Co Tipperary   will take place on Sunday, May 29th.  Coach departing Tralee at 8.30am, contact 087 6361023.