Knockanure Notes – 16th August, 2009

SAINT PIO Prayer Group meeting on Thursday 20th August at Listowel Church. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm, followed by Mass and exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.

VIATORES Christi : A lay missionary volunteer association recruits, trains and sends people to work in areas of need in Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America as well as parts of the USA and Europe. An information evening will be held on Wednesday 26th August ’09 at 7.30pm in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee.

BEST Wishes to Marie Flavin Glenagragra and Mickey Brouder Templeathea who were married in Athea Church recently by Fr Madden former P.P. of Athea. Best men were Noel and Frankie Brouder and Sean Flavin. Marie had her sisters Anne and Carla and Mary Adams as bridesmaids. The flower girl was Ciara Walsh and the page boy was Martin Foley.

PILGRIMAGE: Thousands of Muslims are expected to visit Mecca during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins on August 21st.

SWINE Flu; Some schools abroad are using bleach to clean desks while using anti-bacterial soap in the toilets to try and control the spread of the flu. Palestinian health minister has to pay $8 for swine flu vaccine, are the richer countries and drug companies prepared to help millions of poor get treatment if they need it.

AUDITIONS: Inside Out Theatre Co. will be holding auditions for the world premiere of a new play called. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever There are roles for adult men and women but boys around the age of 8-12 are especially needed. Please contact Priscilla Donovan to schedule a reading at her home in Tarbert. 068-3624 or 087-760-5551.

VINTAGE Day in Knockanure on Sunday last was a great day out for all, plenty to occupy a person, from Hand knits, various edibles, sports, and displays from carbide lamps to a grand display of threshing machines. Great credit to all the voluntary workers in preparing the field organising the exhibits, thanks to the McElligott family and sponsors for a day that satisfied everybody including many visitors from abroad. It is hoped to have video footage on youtube at Knockanurelocal and pictures on

SUICIDE Prevention Helpline 1800 742 745 open daily from 6pm – 10pm .

STUDY: The Dominicans in Tallaght are offering a theology programme specifically for lay people, offered by distance learning. This means that one can study for a certificate, diploma or degree in theology, details from 01 404 8124/7 or e-mail [email protected]

ADVOCACY support to people with an intellectual disability is independent and confidential and available to people aged 18 and over from North or East Kerry. Contact Advocacy Service, Sliabh Luachra Office, Island Centre, Castleisland at 066 7142586.

ACCOMMODATION for September ’09 Listowel Races anybody willing to provide accommodation for the races please contact Meadhbe on 068 23036 or call into The Seancha=ED Centre, The Square, from Mon – Fri between 11am to 4pm.

EVENTS for August: Farmers Market in Listowel and Abbeyfeale every Friday from 9am to 2pm; Crossroads dancing at Finuge every Friday night; Open Air Dancing at Dan Paddy Andy memorial on Sunday 23rd from 2 to 5pm; Weanling Show and Sale at Listowel Mart on Wednesday 19th; Clounmacon Pilgrimage to Knock on the 20th, details from 068 21773; Racing in Killarney continues to 21st ; Rose festival from 21st to 25th; All Ireland Fleadh in Tullamore is from 21st to 23rd; Dog Show in Castleisland on the 22nd; Ring of Kerry tour on Thursday, August 27 , details from 068 31232; Heritage Week events run from August 22nd to 30th, booklet on events available in all libraries; Trip to Westport and District, details from 068 27570; Ferns Youth Festival will be held on 29th at 7pm, details from [email protected]; Kerry Autism Group meet on the last Wednesday of the Month at the Abbeygate Hotel at 8.30pm;

WALK: Barna Tunnel Evening walk from 7pm to 8pm on Sunday August 23rd and 30th, meet at Barna Gap about four miles from Newcastle West on the Abbeyfeale Road.

FUN Day will be held in Knockdown Athea Kileaney AFC pitch on Sunday August 23rd at 12.30pm in aid of The Friends of St Ita’s and Great Ethiopian Run to eliminate blinding due to trachoma, further information from 068 34527 or 087 2303918.

GAA is hosting a photographic exhibition on 125 years of Kerry GAA in association with the Kerryman, viewing at Seanchai from 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily.

All Ireland semi-final tickets for the match against Meath on August 30th are available from club secretaries.

JOBS: Visit

MUSIC Classes with Denise Wren, details from 087 2412 712.

VOLUNTEERS Wanted by Kerry Education Service; Volunteer tutors to help adults with literacy difficulties. Initial tutor-training course is provided. Please ring Mary on (068) 23866.

PART Time firemen are wanted, details from 066 7183 814.

DEAFHEAR are having an outreach event at the Listowel Family Centre at Upper Church Street on Thursday August 20th from 2pm to 4pm.

MARY Robinson will be the guest speaker at the commemoration of the 87th anniversary of the death of Micheal Collins in Beal na mBlath on Sunday August 23rd at 1pm.

SIAMSA: Clann Lir continues to 22nd ;24th to 31st San am Fado, excluding Sunday 30th , more information from 066 712 3055.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 19th The Jeff and Vida Bluegrass Band; Thursday 20th The Best of Traditional with Sliabh Notes; and on Wednesday The Wider Wisdom of Auld Ones, details from 068 22566.

PHOTO entries are being sought by Samhlaiocht Chiarrai for their October Exhibition, enter before August 28th.

BOOK: Gabriel has another book called In Praise of Football available locally.

BEST Wishes to Diane Bambury of Ballyconry and James Sheehy of Kilmorna who were married recently by Fr Moore P.P. Duagh assisted by Fr. John O Shea. Dan Enright was Best man and groomsmen were John Ahern and Jason Kelly. Bridesmaids were Marie McLellan, Deirdre Bambury and Norrette Bambury. The Bride is daughter of Tom and Bridie Bambury and the grooms parents are Tom and Eileen Sheehy of Pilgrim Hill.

CONGRATULATIONS to Margaret Enright daughter of Peg Horan and the late Michael Joe Enright of Moyvane and John Ahern of Leitrim Middle son of John Ahern and Nuala Flaherty who were married at Moyvane Church recently by Fr John Lucid P.P. Moyvane. Edward Ahern was best man and groomsman was Don Shine. Bridesmaid was sister of the bride Kathleen Lynch and Fiona Barrett. Flower girl Caoimhe Lynch and pageboys were David Lynch and Michael Fogarty.

FEST: Milwaukee’s Irish Fest claims to be the world’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture, showcasing more than 100 entertainment acts annually at the four-day, 16-stage event at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Lake Michigan , website:

SCHOOL: There is no standardised date for the commencement of the school year. Survey reveals that more than half of parents say they are planning to volunteer at their children’s schools this year which is an increase of 20% over last year. Details of standardised holidays during the school year are available on

The Department of Education guideline issued to schools and colleges on swine flu is available on the website .

NEW MOON is on August 20th, the weather is still very unsettled and people are striving to have the turf home before ground conditions become impassable.

HOTELS all over the country are putting up signs like change of management and change of cook.

HISTORY: Reports from Kerryman May 1909, On 20th April 1909 Annie McCuaig nee O Brien died, she was born in Dublin July 1824 and was a waiter at O Neills in Fitzwilliam Sq. where O Connell had his meals, she witnessed on Sept. 9th 1844 a little lad come up to Dan and kissed his hand, this brought tears to the Liberators eyes. Listowel Board of Guardians refused to pay Dr. Dillon £5.5s for assistance he gave to Dr. Buckley in a midwifery case in Tarbert, Mr Dore an officer of the Board was involved in organising the help. Mr Boland proposed a tax on bachelors over 30 years ;The June editions1909 carried report on Listowel Fair where there was a downward tendency of 10shillings per head in store cattle Yearlings were making £4 to £6, Three year olds £8 to £10, Springers £12 to £15.10, calves made 30shillings to £3. Sympathy was expressed t M J Nolan on the death of his wife; James Nolan of Tralee died, mourners include Mrs Hegarty daughter, Mr B Nolan son, D. J Nolan nephew, and Mrs T Mangan niece. Mrs Daniel Danaher of Killarda died her cousins included Woulfe, Dillon and McSweeney. Death of Pat J Wren ho was buried at Lislaughtin he was survived by Michael Wren brother, Mrs W Wren Tarmons and Mrs M Denihan Beale sisters. ; July 1909, £3,000 gift was available from Carnegie towards Tralee Library, protest reported about frozen pig meat coming from China, Death of Mr D Keane who taught in Derry, Ennis and Tralee, chief mourners were W Keane N.T. brother Listowel, M Keane and Isaac McMahon uncles, J Keane, Denis Keane, Dan Keane, W Keane, D J Keane architect and James Cain cousins also the death of James Carmody Ballylongford, survived by parents and brothers and cousins Enright and Foley. More July deaths, Maurice Woulfe Kilteen former Guardian aged 86 years, Tom Stack Ballygoughlin. Marriage of Miss Nellie Downes and Mr Clement Hopkins. John O Reilly of Listowel and New York travelled on the Luisitania as due to tour Ireland and Europe. Mr O Neill of Abbeyfeale gets £4,000 from an American cousin. Mr Bleriot crosses the Channel to Dover in 23 minutes.

THOUGHT: When we make a true commitment to walk in love, it usually causes a huge shift in our lifestyle. Many of our ways – our thoughts, our conversation, and our habits – have to change says Joyce Meyer.

DEATH has taken place of Nellie Collins nee O’Flaherty of Lisaniskea, Knockanure and late of Glenalappa, Moyvane on Aug. 12th 2009. Nellie was predeceased by her husband Larry and is survived by her sons Frank, Jim, Patsy, Maurice and Michael, daughters Kathleen, Eileen and Margie, Requiem Mass at the Church of Corpus Christi, Knockanure on Saturday 15th celebrated by Fr Lucid P.P. assisted by Fr O Callaghan and Fr McMahon a neighbour of Nellie. Family members took an active part in the Mass and the Flaherty Family sang the hymns. Following Mass Nellie Collins was laid to rest in the Collins ancestral graves beside her husband Larry at Murhur Churchyard. Nellie was born on July 4th 1920 to Jim Mick Flaherty of Glennalappa and Kate Ahern of Athea, she married Larry in 1947 and was married or 54 years, her siblings include Joan, Bridget, Margaret, Kitty, Michael, Mossie, Jimmy and Denny. Jim Mick Flaherty was fond of planting and grafting apple trees, cultivating fruit trees and flowers, he even had a sheltered seat from where people could sit and view the countryside.

Death has occurred of Mary Mai Stack of Writers Grove Hospital Grounds, late of Moyassa. Requiem Mass for Mary Stack will be said at Listowel Church on Monday August 17th at 1.00pm. Mai was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard. Death has taken place of Jack Dalton of Glenagower, he is survived by Majella and Mike Dalton of Glenagower. Following Requiem Mass in Athea Church Jack Dalton was taken to his last resting place at Holy Cross on Sunday August 9th `09 at by a Horse Hearse.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Sheahan, Mary Enright, Jim Flaherty, Tom Holly, Willie Finucane, Catherine Broderick, Bridie O Connor, Padraig O Callaghan; Mass on Tuesday 18th at 8pm for Paddy Ahern; Mass on Friday 21st at 8pm for Pat Sweeney and Liam Fitzgerald; Mass on Saturday 22nd at 8m for Michael Kennedy; Mass on Sunday at 11am in Moyvane for John and Nora Brandon and grandson Christy O Connor.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday.

READERS: Vigil in Moyvane on Saturday at 8pm Una Fitzmaurice and Elaine Hudson; 11am in Moyvane on Sunday Paul and Anthony Kiely; Knockanure on Sunday at 10am Brenda Clancy and Anne Stack.