Knockanure Notes – 15th November, 2009

ST Pio Prayer Group meeting will take place on Thursday 19th November. Starting with the Rosary at 7.15pm, followed by Exposition & Benediction.

DANCE: Afternoon Dance at Knockanure Community Centre will take place on Sun. 22nd Nov. between 2.30 – 5.30pm. Admission free, raffle will be held on the day. Music by Stevie Donegan.

COOKERY Classes in Knockanure for Two Nights only. Starting on November 26th & finishing on 3rd December at 8pm. For details ring 068 49799 – 068 49250.

LOTTO: Knockanure G.A.A. are holding an Irish Night at Flynn’s Bar Knockanure on Saturday 21st November, Everybody welcome. Lotto Results 13th Nov. Jackpot was E6,300, numbers drawn 3-19-27 and 29, No Winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Goretti Kennelly, Knockanure; Dublin Joe, c/o Kevin’s Bar; Brian Keane, Greenville, Listowel; Joe Horgan, Trien, Kilmorna; Peg Finucane, Abbeyfeale; T. Reidy, Feale Drive, Listowel; Bar Prize Henry Finucane; This Weeks Jackpot is E6,400.

PREMIER: Taigeen’s Farewell, by Finucane Films A gripping story of romance and greed with Francis & Patsy Kennedy, Billy Keane, John Sheehan, John Bosco McMahon, Eileen Cronin and 60 extras will be screened at The Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion, on Friday 20th November, 2009. Doors open at 7.00pm, commencing at 8.00pm, sharp.

MOYVANE Festival events have been re-scheduled to the Weekend of 27th/28th and 29th Nov. The Inter Pub Talent Competition takes place on Friday 27th. The ‘Boro Buffet’ on Sat 28th and on Sunday 29th “The Vintage Rally” with Kiddies activities in the Community Centre; Seanchai talk on Farm Women Drive Tractors Too will be held on Nov.23rd;

C=E9iL=ED At Clounmacon Community Centre Friday 20th November at 9.30pm. All welcome.

ST MICHAEL’S Churchyard Committee Are holding a meeting in St. Patrick’s hall on 18th Nov. at 7.30pm.

FAMILY Resource Centre Listowel: Carers Group meet for Coffee and a Chat at the centre at 12pm. on Friday 20th for a hour. The group hopes to organize relaxation and fun events – taking time out and looking after one’s self as a carer.

ALZHEIMER’S Day Care Respite continues at the Centre on Tuesday & Thursday, 10am. to 2pm, Contact Bridie on 068-23584/0868556431.

YOUTH Cafe In Listowel is holding a Sponsored Family Fun Run on Sunday 22nd November at 1pm. with former Olympian runner Jerry Kiernan.

FEILE Lios Tuathail evening of Irish Music, Song & Dance will be held in The Shebeen Bar, Lower William St, on Thursday 19th Nov.

TUTORS: training for volunteer tutors to teach English to new migrants in Tralee town area is commencing on Wednesday, November 18th in Moyderwell Primary School as part of the F=E1ilte Isteach Programme & in association with Tralee Primary Care Teams. Interested volunteers should contact Angela or Monica at 066 7199730.

HEART: HeartBeat, a support group for people who are affected by heart health issues and their families is organising a traditional Thanksgiving Banquet to celebrate Thanksgiving 2009 on Thursday, November 26th in the Killarney Park Hotel. Wine reception from 7pm – 7.45pm and banquet follows at 8pm. More information from 085 1773910 or e-mail [email protected]

EVENTS for Nov.; Athea Going Strong will meet at the Top of the Town this Wed. 18th from 3pm to 6pm; ICMSA were due to meet at the Mermaids on Tuesday night 17th Nov. details from 087 9980 727; Listowel Famine Graveyard rosary will be said at 3pm. every Sunday in November; Pioneer Social will be held at the Castle Heights Hotel in Killarney on Friday night Nov. 20th , details from 064 6631 451; Scor County Semi-Final will be held at Abbeydorney on Friday night Nov.20th at 7pm; Nano Nagle Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Nov. 27th , more information from 068 21942;Sunday 22nd Nov. `09 marks the 89th year since Bloody Sunday at Croke Park, a special event will take place to mark the day; National Awards in the Community games will be held at Ballinasloe on Sunday 22nd;

ICA Fun Day will be held at St John’s Centre in Tralee on Nov. 21st starting at 10.30am, details from 066 712 8438; North Kerry Harriers will be at Ballyduff on Sunday Nov.22nd; Ceol an Gheimhridh competition takes place on 27th and 28th of Nov. Set dancing in Lixnaw and Music and Singing at IT Tralee; Duagh Variety Concert will be held at Tintean in Ballybunion on Friday Nov. 27th;

ST JOHN’S for Nov.: Wednesday 18th , Duo Chagall, featuring classical favourites with Gillian Williams and Arun Rao; Thursday 19th Isla Grant and Al Grant; Friday 20th play about Patrick Kavanagh; Tuesday 24th C.D. launch featuring many locals, proceeds in aid of recent St John’s extension fund, Thursday 26th Many Young Men of Twenty, more information from 068 22566.

NEW Moon was on Nov. 16th, The International Space Station will be visible in Irish skies till November 26th . The lack of lithium in our sun, gives astronomers a way of finding stars with planetary systems.

JOBS: FAS Lifeguard and Leisure attendant course will be held in Tralee, 0667126 444, FAS Clinic in Listowel on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Income in the agricultural related activities in Kerry amounts to about E1 million per day. Every year fewer people are making a living from farming, the people who leave farming are taking the jobs which the rest of the population badly needs.

DANDELION: Scientists say that a genetically modified strain of the Russian dandelion plant, is suitable for large-scale rubber production, the natural latex is useful for making catheter tubing and surgical gloves.

UPSET: Many people are upset at the inflated wages of Kenny and Ryan who earn over E12,000 for every week of the year, whether they are working or idle. The director General of RTE is given E 441,000 for his title.

GREAT to hear that the Presentation and Mercy Sisters are to be commemorated shortly in Listowel by a special sculpture, we must never forget the Trojan work that these dedicated women did for us in hard times.

WALK: Carers held their International walk in Jordan this year from 23rd to 31st of October`09, among the walkers was local woman Margaret Carmody. The highlight of the trek was a visit to the Rose Red City of Petra which was carved out of the rock 2,000 years ago. Other sights include Jerash an old Roman City, a Mosque, Jordan where John baptised, the Dead Sea where you could float, Crusaders castles, 4.000 year old rock drawings and the place where Moses was buried.

DANCE: The 25th annual dance hosted by Newcastle West and District Friends of Milford Hospice will take place on Friday, November 20th at the Devon Inn, Templeglantine, with music by James O’Callaghan.

PLAYER: David Goulding is a member of the Ballyduff Minor Football team that defeated Tarbert in the final of the Division 2 North Kerry Minor Football Championship at Finuge last month. Both parents of David Goulding were born in the Parish.

EVENTS: National Dairy Conference will be held at the Malton Hotel in Killarney on Thursday Nov. 19th; Share Farming and Partnership farming conference `09 will be held at the Horse and Jockey in Co Tipperary on Nov. 26th;

KERRYMAN extracts; November 13th 1909, Marriage at Killorglin Church of Dr. Michael O Sullivan of the Square, Listowel and Mollie C O Sullivan daughter of the late Michael O Sullivan and Mrs D O Donovan of the Square Killorglin. Rev. M. McCarthy O Connor P.P. Ballymacelligott uncle of the groom officiated, assisted by four other priests, the bride was attended by her cousins Monica McCrohan and Mai Curtayne , the groom was attended by Dr. McNamara, after the reception the couple left in a motor car for Dublin, then travelled to London, Rome and Switzerland. Concert was held at the Temperance Hall in Newtownsandes under the auspices of the Sacred Heart Total Abstinence League on Sunday last, the Rev. P Garvey Presided, also present were Rev T >J. LyneC.C. Newtownsandes and the Rev. P.J. Brennan C.C. Duagh, the hall was crowded and abstainers were prominent. Fr Garvey in his powerful rich baritone sang the Wests Asleep, Miss Broderick sang Romany Lass, Fr Brennan sang When You and I are Dead, six little children sang Down in a Deep and Shady Bed, they were trained by Mrs O Callaghan. Other songs, My Old Kentucky Home Good Night and Home Sweet Home. Miss Annie Nolan sang Aileen Alannah. Priests sang, I Saw from the Beach. Misses May O Callaghan and Ellie Kearney sang A Little Tin Soldier. Four year old Nora O Callaghan brought the house down when she sang, There is a nice little Clock .Messrs Cronin and Casey of Knockanure contributed greatly with their Gramophone and Messrs Connor and Lynch exhibited step dancing. Lighting was by 100 candlepower lamp presented to the society by Mr J. McKenna of Listowel. Mr Keating presented the staging. The completion and equipment of the hall was principally due to Tom P Culhane Sec. Timothy Scanlon of Leitrim, Dan O Connor, Maurice Walsh, Pat Bunce, John Moloney, Joseph Enright, Dan Keating, Michael Garvey, John O Connor, John O Connor Junior, and John Mahony. A concert was held at Castledrum, it started at 4.45pm and Fr T O Shea Presided. Died in New York Michael Francis Morrissey aged 56 years leaving a wife Hanora O Mahony and four children, they had a dry goods store at Allentown, PA and later in New York, Hanora was sister of John O Mahony of Brosna.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Dillane, James Walsh, Mary Ahern, Catherine Brosnan, Mary Rose Carrig, Mai Quinlivan, Peg Reidy, Sr Veronica O Neill, Sr. Mary Brendan O Connell, Billy Barry, Sr. Maria Kissane, Joe Scanlon, Ellen Hanrahan, Sr. Mary Tarrant, Sr. Imelda O Connor, Nora McMahon, Kitty Murphy, Mary Leahy, Michael Scanlon, Eileen Connell, Michael Lucid, Tom Stack, John Fitzmaurice, Tom Reidy, Ann Looney, Kathleen Buckley, Mary O Sullivan, Eugene Sullivan, Peter Lewis, Bridget O Connor, Paddy Hurley, Hannah Griffin, Agnes Fitzgerald, Mamie Kennelly, Mary O Mahony, Bridie Pace, Eileen O Donoghue, Robert Stack, Eddie Carmody, Fr John O Flaherty, Pat Scanlon, Martin J Sheehy, Padraig Tydings, Ned Bunce, Mass on Tues. 17th at 9.15am for Dan & Mary Nolan, Mass in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Liam Sexton, Months Mind; Mass on Wed. 18th at 9.15am Richard Sheehan; Mass on

Thurs. 19th in Knockanure at 7.30pm for November Intentions especially all who died during the past year; Mass in Moyvane on Fri. 20th 7.30pm for November Intentions especially all who died during the past year; Mass on Sat. 21st 7.30pm for Jerry Galvin, Months Mind; Mass on Sun. 22nd at 10.00am in Knockanure For the People of the Parish and the

11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Patrick Scannell, Moher

DEATH took place on November 8th of Margaret Deenihan, nee O Connor of Dooncaha, Tarbert, she was predeceased by her husband Stephen and children Michael and Agnes. Margaret Deenihan is survived by sons John, Stephen and Anthony, daughters Mary, Hannah, Liz, Helen and Margaret, following Requiem Mass at Tarbert Church on Wednesday November 11th, Margaret Deenihan was laid to rest at Kilnaughtin Cemetery, Tarbert. Margaret was born at Trieneragh Duagh. DEATH took place of Mary Kennelly of Glashnacree, and late of Lyrecrompane and Enfield, London. Requiem Mass at Lyrecrompane Church on Tuesday November 10th `09. was offered for Mary Kennelly who was laid to rest in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh following Mass.

DEATH took place on November 11th `09 of Grace Mary Brosnan, nee Normoyle of Knocknagorna, Athea, late of Carrigkerry and Flax Bourton, Somerset. Grace Mary is survived by her husband Pat son Sean, daughters, Sheila Walsh, Breda Burr and Tina Andrews , Following Requiem Mass at Athea Church on Saturday November 14th `09, celebrated by Fr Bowen, Fr Mullane and Canon Kelly Grace Mary Brosnan was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea, her husband Pat said a few words at the graveside.

DEATH took place on November 2nd `09 in his 98th year, of Geoffrey Hartnett of Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale, husband of the late Mina Wren of Tarbert; survived by his daughters Mary, Joanne and Margaret, son Mike, brother Ned in Kanturk .Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Thursday November 5th Geoffrey Hartnett was laid to rest at Reilig =CDde Naofa, Abbeyfeale. He was born at Knockatoon, Rockchapel, came to Abbeyfeale as a driver for O Neill’s Bakery later delivered milk from house to house. Mina’s sister was married to Reidy with the garage in Abbeyfeale.

DEATH took place recently in London of Ellen Houlihan nee Ahern, both her parents were Ahern and natives of Moyvane, Ellen and her husband Johnny lived in Moyvane before going to England. Ellen Houlihan who was in her 90’s was predeceased by her husband Johnny and is survived by her children and Sister Nora Roche of Moyvane.

SUDDEN Death of Billy Heffernan of the Hell Road Knockanure took place on November 13th `09, he was son of Patrick Heffernan and Nell Keane, his siblings include Joe, Mary Ann, Tom and Mike, Funeral arrangements later.

DEATH took place on Saturday November 14th `09 of Tom Meehan of Balla, Clonoulty, Co. Tipperary at the age of 78 years, he is survived by his wife Teresa, children Eilish and Liam, his on D. J predeceased him following an accident in April `09. Tom is survived by sisters Kit, Liz and Joan and was predeceased by brothers Dan, Bill, Denis and Paddy. Tom Meehan was son of Tom and Elizabeth Meehan of Kilmorna.

DEATH: Camillo Cibin who died on October 25th `09 was aged 83, is survived by his wife, Maria, and their three children, was a Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great. He was the papal bodyguard who caught Mehmet Ali Agca who was being held by a nun and others after trying to assassinate Pope John Paul 11 on May 13th 1981,in 1982 he was also involved in saving the Pope at Fatima from an attack. His Parish Priest encouraged him to join the papal guards.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre day for all bereaved will be held on Saturday 21st November from 10am. to 5pm. Facilitator Sr. Moya Hegarty. For further information please ring the Ardfert Retreat Centre on 066-7134276.

FATIMA Home the Annual Mass for patients who died during the year will be celebrated in Fatima Home Chapel, Oakpark on Saturday, November 28th at 3pm. Relatives and friends invited.

NIGHT Vigil at Knock, bus leaves on Monday, December 7th. departs Tralee at 4pm, details 066 7180123.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Abbeyfeale, Tuesday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Extra Holy Hour during Advent at Listowel Church every Thursday from 8pm to 9pm.

FEAST of the Presentation of Our Lady Nov. 21st and the following day Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King.

MASS: Newcastle West Church are to have a Mass with special emphasis on involving young people of post primary school age, a monthly youth mass at 12.30pm on the last Sunday of each month is planned, beginning on November 29th.

THOUGHT: Worry looks around; Sorry looks back, Faith looks up.

LOSS: ‘Coping with Loss & Grief’. A talk will be held in the St John’s Parish Centre Tralee on Wednesday, November 18th at 8pm, all welcome .

CURA Talk at all Masses in Listowel Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November.

Confessions in Moyvane before and after the Vigil Mass. No confessions on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm. Confessions before Mass in Knockanure.

READERS: Vigil =DAna Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson; 11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure Ann Stack & Brenda Clancy.

SOULS: In Our Mass for the November Intentions people are requested to collect a shrine candle at the rear of the church and place it on a table on the front of the Altar on Thursday 19th in Moyvane, and on Friday 20th in Knockanure at 7.30pm.

FOUND in Moyvane Church a pair of red gloves. Owner can have them by calling to the Sacristy or the Presbytery.

ICA Annual Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday 29th November at the Marian Hall, 2pm – 4pm. A great afternoon of fun for everyone. There will be the Bric-a Brac sale and a book sale. You can sample some home baking by I.C.A. The most important event of the day is when children can visit Santa and get a parcel from him.

ICA shopping trip to Cork on Wednesday 2nd December, Bus will be leaving the Village at 7.00am sharp.

The North & East Kerry Development our second seminar is arranged for 16th November 7.15pm – 9.30pm in the Seanchai Centre Listowel. The title of this evening is ‘Talking with your Teen’ and will be facilitated by PJ Hartnett (HSE), Fr. Pat Moore, Mike Moriarty (Student) and N. & E. K. D.

VOCATION: Carmelite Life on the weekend of Dec 4th – 6th. For more information, please contact Sr. Teresa, Carmelite Monastery, Tallow, Co. Waterford 058/56205.

Day of recollection/Meditation with Fr Pat Murray SCA in the Desmond complex, Newcastle West on Nov 28th Theme is ” A baby power within powerlessness” The Bethlehem Baby’s defenceless presence.
The Lectio Divina, studying the Advent Scriptures readings will begin in Abbeyfeale on Monday the 30th Nov for 4 weeks at 8pm.

MEMORY Tree is now being erected at Knockanure Church where the names of our friends can be attached.