Knockanure Notes – 16th January, 2011

GAA: Knockanure GAA Irish night, music and spot prizes will be held at Flynn’s Bar on Sat. Jan 22nd; AGM of Knockanure GAA will be held on Tuesday Jan 25th at 8.30pm in the local GAA clubhouse.

ST.  PADRE Pio Prayer meeting will take place on Thursday 20th January in Listowel Church.  Beginning with the Rosary at 7.00pm and will be followed by Mass and Benediction at 7.15pm.

WALK: Knockanure Community Centre 2nd Annual Sponsored Walk will be held on Sunday 20th Feb. at 2pm, if you wish to support contact 068 49799. Aerobics and Body Conditioning Classes at Knockanure Community Centre began on Wed. Jan. 12th from 8 to 9pm. Car boot Sale at Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday Feb. 6th from Noon to 4pm, book space at 068 49799 before Feb. 3rd.

DANCING Classes with Timmy Woulfe will start at Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday Jan. 27th at 8.30pm all welcome from 14 upwards, first two nights free more from 068 49799. Dancing Classes in Moyvane resumed on Monday Jan. 10th at 8pm.
ACTIVE Retired Club resumed their meetings on Tuesday January 18th from 2.30 to 4.30pm, in St. Patrick’s Hall. New members very welcome.
CANCER  Group will meet on Thursday 20th January in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel at 8pm.  
CLASSES: Listowel Community College Classes will commence week beginning 24th January. For further information contact the Community College on 068-21023.

WOMEN: Returning to education, FETAC level 3 certificate, class Wed. and Thurs. 9.30am to 1.30pm, start 26th Jan. finish 12th May, more from 068 23429. FETAC 5 Health Care Support class, starts 26th Jan. at the Meadowlands Hotel, study every Wednesday for 24 weeks, details from 087 9096 916. Freeing Her Mind Seminar will be held at Manor West Hotel on Jan. 20th, more from 087 9096 916.

SHOES:  World footwear market is forecast to reach $195 billion by the year 2015.

MACRA Club Information Night:  21st  January at Lawler’s, The square, Listowel at 9:00pm.
 BLOOD Donor Clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel was held on  Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th January from 6pm. to 9pm. each evening.
AWARE meets every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church, Tralee.  Contact 1890 303 302 or
STRESS Reduction; An 8 week course will commence on Wednesday, February 16th in the Brandon Hotel at 7pm.  For information and application, contact Eva on 087-2712662.
DEAFHEAR.IE will hold a drop-in service on Friday, January 21st at Tralee Library from 11am to 1pm.

HUNT was held in Knockanure on Sunday last, it was great to see all the energetic young people spending an active Sunday bonding with both man, horse and the countryside on a beautiful mild day.

EVENTS: Blood Donor clinic was held at the Arms Hotel on Monday and Tuesday 17th and 18th Jan. from 6pm to 9pm; Scor Sinsear North Kerry Finals will be held  at Asdee on Jan. 22nd at 7.30pm; Closing date for entry to  Endeavour programme is Jan. 26th ; Shindig Festival will be held at Ballyroe Heights Hotel from Jan. 21st to 23rd, details from 066 712 6810; Abbeydorney Ploughing Match is on 23rd of Jan.; Positive Farming Conference in Limerick Jan. 20th and 21st, details from 066 713 9118;  Rugby, Munster v London Irish on Jan. 21st;  Clounmacon Community Centre Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Jan. 29th; Racing in Limerick on the 26th; Kerry Autism Meeting is expected to be held on the 26th Jan. more from [email protected]; A weekend trip from Friday 18th February to Sunday 20th February to the Divine Mercy Conference in the RDS Arena is been organised for the West Limerick/North Kerry Area, contact  087 4147001; Past photos of St Brendan’s College are on view at Killarney Library till end of Jan.;  4G is the next generation of mobile network, it is available in some markets in the US. The appeal of 4G is a speedy connection; Girl Guides are celebrating their centenary this year, they have 10,000 members around the country, details from ; Walk for Life in San Francisco will be preceded by an Interfaith Prayer service to be held on Friday, January 21 from 8-9pm PT at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco;

REMOVED: The words “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications, according to reports.

TEEN SPIRIT:  are recruiting singers for their new show Teen Spirit 11 which will take place at the INEC on Friday, April 1st.    For further information, contact

ST JOHN’S: Mon. 17th to Thurs. 20th  Outreach music appreciation for local schools; Thursday 20th Actions, Modern Dance Theatre and local choir; Fri. 21st Rare Oul’ Times a play on encounter between Brendan Behan and Patrick Kavanagh; Tues.25th Film Club, The Concert a French film; Weds 26th The Special Consensus an American Bluegrass Band,  details from 068 22566.

WRITERS Week are celebrating 40 years from 1st to 5th of June 2011, closing date for competitions entries is 25th of Feb. 2011, more information from 068 21074.

  FULL Moon on the Jan. 19th, many are still repairing damage caused by the big freeze, now is the time to get advice on preventing damage in future cold weather. Get builders and plumbers to put convenient stopcocks in place. After the severe frost in December, January so far has been very mild.

KENNELLY ; Patrick John Kennelly born June 1900 at Northcote Melbourne, Aus. the 5th child to John Kennelly and Mary O Dea, John was a native of Moyvane and Mary came from Clare. He joined the Labour party at 15 years and coached a football team in 1925 at Fallourn open mine and continued his interest in football and in 1947 the Richmond Football Club made him a life member. Patrick John was a clerk at the Australian Labour Party Office in Melbourne and was Labour organiser in Victoria 1930 to `46, Secretary `46 to `50, and Federal Secretary 1946 to `54. He was elected for Melbourne West in 1938 and was commissioner for public works 1945-47 in the second Cain Ministry. Patrick J was elected to the Australian Senate in 1953 and retained his seat till 1970. Patrick John Kennelly died on 12th October 1981, he was survived by his wife Jessie Milne, they married in 1930, a son and daughter also survived him, two sons predeceased him.

SHINE: John W Shine patrolman, members of the Indianapolis police force, was born in the parish of Knockanure, county Kerry, June 24, 1864, and is a son of William and Bridget (Sullivan) Shine. William Shine was a farmer but on coming to America, in 1886, entered the employ of the Indianapolis Belt Railroad company, with which he remained six years, and then retired. He and wife had born to them a family of thirteen children, of whom nine survived and resided in Indianapolis. They were, Mrs. Mary Mulvihill; Cornelius, employed at a packinghouse; William, a bartender; Thomas, an upholsterer; Katie, a dressmaker; Michael, a pork packer; Eugene, a saw maker, and Maggie, a student. The eldest of the family John W. Shine was first employed by   John Stack, a member of parliament and merchant in Listowel, County Kerry. He preceded his family two years to America, and for one year worked for D.J. Sullivan, a dry-goods merchant of Indianapolis, and was then, for six years, steward in the dining-room of the Central Insane hospital of Indiana, having under his charge about 500 patients. He was next employed for two years as assistant superintendent of the Prudential Life Insurance Company. During the two terms that Mayor Sullivan was at the head of the city administration, John Shine was a foreman on street work, and December 1st 1897, was appointed a member of the city police force. Details from Catholic Church in Indiana free on line book.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

AGNOSTICS: Amiable agnostics will talk cheerfully about man’s search for God. For me, they might as well talk about the mouse’s search for a cat, says Clive Staples C. S. Lewis.

CHRISTMAS: Indonesia’s police chief deployed more than 80,000 officers to secure Christmas celebrations nationwide, according to press reports.

NOVENA of Prayers and reparation will be held in the US from Jan 14th to 22nd  in memory of children who lost their lives since the Roe v Wade ruling.

DIED Los Angeles recently, Bishop John Ward aged 90 years. He was one of three remaining US bishops who took part in Vatican II.

DEATH has taken place of Nora Adams nee Stack on Jan. 12, 2011, aged 79 years. She was predeceased by her husband Paddy over three decades ago. Nora was Mother of John, Patrick, Margaret, Elizabeth and Maureen. Loving Mother- in-law of Bill, John, Frank, Paul, Gill and Helen.  Nana of Chris, Bec, Lauren, Katie, Lizzy, Taryn, Paddy, Natalie, Daniel, Elise, Laura, Jack and Tom. Future Grand- Nana to baby Daly. Requiem Mass for Nora Adams will be celebrated at St Peter Julian Eymard Catholic Church, Hull Road, Mooroolbarkon Wednesday 19th January 2011, Nora will be laid to rest at Templestone Cemetery, Victoria, Australia, following Mass.

Nora Adams was born at Moyvane to Pat Stack and Margaret Flaherty a native of Knockanure on June 15th 1931; she is survived by siblings Mike, Richard, Tim, Han, Theresa and Mary. Pat, John, Jim and Bridie predeceased her.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Flaherty, Con. Anthony O Connor, Jack Lynch, Mai McCarthy, Eileen Kennelly, Sean Culhane, Bill Horan, Mai Cunningham, Michael Murphy, John Riordan, Catherine Carmody, Johnny O Hanlon, Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Jim Flaherty, Fiona O Connor, Paul Stack, Peggy Finucane, Dick Stack, Fr Pat Ahern, Peggy Fitzgerald, Mass on Friday 21st at 7.30pm for Jeremiah and Jenny O Carroll; Mass on Sat. 22nd at 7.30pm for Richard Stack and Mass on Sunday 23rd at 11am is for Ned Moore.

BIBLE: Reading & Praying the Gospel of Matthew Led by Fr. Séamus O’Connell on February 4th & 5th 2011 in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. Fr. Séamus O’Connell is Professor of Sacred Scripture in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and a priest of the Diocese of Kerry, information  to register, email: [email protected] or contact 064 6632644.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan; 11am Paul and Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 3rd Jan. Siobhan Fitzgerald.