Knockanure Notes – 16th March, 2008

Choir Practice in Knockanure on Tuesday March 18th at 8pm.
St Pio Prayer Group will meet in Listowel Church on Thursday 27th March at 7.15pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to the lucky player who won a lotto match 5 prize of E25,000 on Saturday March 8th `08, the ticket was bought at Holly’s Gala shop in Moyvane.
BEST Wishes to Sr. Declan Murphy celebrates 63 years of convent life this month.
EASTER Sunday March 23rd Dawn Mass in Tarbert at 6am;
ST JOHN’S: Wednesday March 19th the best of traditional with Lorcan Mac Mathuna, Joey Doyle and Barry Lyons; Friday 25th Stride and the Divia Concert; Sat 26th Beckets Outbursts; Johnny Carroll and Dessie O Halloran on the 28th of March.
EASTER Arts Festival in Tralee runs from March 21st to 24th; Food and Craft air at KYS Tralee on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd of March, time 11am to 4pm daily; French Market in Denny Street daily on 21st, 22nd and 23rd March; Beauty and Mystery of Life talk will be given at Kerry Museum on Saturday March 22nd at 4pm; Children’ Bumble Bee Festival runs from March 21st to 24th.
VINTAGE Rally will be held in Killarney on Easter Sunday.
BLOOD Transfusion Service will be at KDYS Tralee on March 31st, April 1st ,2nd and 3rd, time 3pm to 5pm and in the evenings from 7pm to 9pm each day. The service needs 3,000 donations weekly.
FULL Moon on Good Friday 21st of March, Vernal Equinox is on Thursday March 20th; The Rock Thrush was singing to his hearts content all through the recent stormy cold and showery weather; a large flock of starlings were circling around last week; most small shrubs and bushes are coming to life, daisies are getting plentiful in lawns, land is very wet, it will take some time before the cows go out again. CAP payments to farmers will be available to view online from this September.
SCIENCE: Discover Primary Science Programme closing date is March 31st, details from
Enrolment now being taken for Beginners World Montessori Preschool, Listowel for September 2008, contact Norma or Eileen @ 068 22976.

INTERNET training for farmers, details from North Kerry Together at 068 23429.
MOOREPARK will hold an open day at Ballydague Research Farm on Thursday March 27th at 10.30am.
SPECIAL Day: Muhammad’s birthday 20th March and the following day the 21st Good Friday; the Jews remember on the day the courage of Esther and for the Buddhists it is their second important day. Good Friday is International Day Against racism;
SOCCER: Newtown Athletic were beaten by their neighbours Lenamore Rovers by 5 to 1 recently, the goal was scored by Conor Flynn.
PROGRAMME for the Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents’ Association 2008 fashion show contains the names of a great number of local businesses which range from Pubs, plant hire, food markets, funeral undertakers, builders to Scientific Process Development Services.
GABHA Beag Seamas O Nuallain who was executed on the 18th of April 1808, will be remembered on this Good Friday at Gunsboro, Lisselton at 12 noon.
WALK: The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland are organising a walk along the Camino De Santiago, Spain. More information contact. Cathryn or Natasha on (01) 6781600 or email [email protected]
AL-ANON meet at Saleen Pier Clubhouse Ballylongford on Mondays; The Parish Office Abbeyfeale on Tuesdays and at the Old Kennedy Home, Church Street in Listowel on Wednesdays, all meetings at 8.30pm.
HEALTH: Mental Health Recovery Conference will be held at Charleville Park Hotel on April 18th `08, it will be chaired by Vincent Browne, details from [email protected]
RACING Fans had a great time last week with Cheltenham and to finish the week racing in Limerick on the 15th and 16th , they will need a long recess to recover.
EVENTS for March: Toastmasters meet at the Desmond Complex in Newcastlewest on Wednesday night March 19th ; Good Friday soup kitchen will be held in Lixnaw at noon; : Hospice Good Friday walk is on March 21st , starts at 11am in Listowel at St Patrick’s Hall and a walk will also be held in Tarbert , starting at 10am, proceeds in aid of the Hospice Foundation; Easter Sunday Kerry v Mayo in hurling; Easter Camp for kids will be held at Listowel Community Centre, details from 068 22244; Family Fun Day will be held in Athea on Easter Monday March 24th from 2pm to 6pm, details from 068 42665; Athea Going Strong will have their monthly meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday March 26th; Kerry Home and Garden Show will be held in Tralee on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of March; National Youth Awards will be held at Castlebar on Saturday March 29th; Bus to Knock for Mercy Sunday March 30th , details from 066 7124519. Circuit of Kerry Rally will be held on Sunday March 30th, service area is at Fels Point; Pilgrimage to Medjugorje leaves Kerry airport on May 3rd, details from 066 71 222 67;
Racing at Fairyhouse on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th; There is a worldwide campaign to turn off the lights for one hour on Sat. 29th March at 8pm; CCE North American Convention will be held from March 27th to 30th March `08 at Parsippany Hilton Hotel, NJ 07054, details from [email protected]
THOUGHT: To give God the service of the body and not of the soul – is hypocrisy. To give God the service of the soul and not of the body is sacrilege. To give God neither is atheism and to give God both is worship, Anonymous;
If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your body?’ he will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends’; Zechariah 13:6 NIV

HISTORY: More snippets from the Kerryman of March 1908; Listowel Temperance Society had a concert at the gym on St Patrick’s Day, a comedy by Brinsley Sheridan was performed, the splendid Brass Band of the Temperance Society led the parade around the town; Labour group in Tralee regretted that some shopkeepers and others did not join to make St Patrick’s Day a general holiday; Weather was bad in mid March as a GAA match had to be postponed; Thomas Burke claimed that steam trawlers had cleaned out Clew Bay, Blacksod Bay and Donegal Bays and he feared the same for Dingle where 15 to 20 sail trawlers operated for 55 years; Cost of sending a barrel of pickled herrings to Dublin was 5s 6d while the same barrel could be sent to America by Liverpool for 3s 9d; Death of Constable Thomas V Fay of Tipperary and Tralee, death of Dr F M Michael of Binghamton, his wife was Margaret Olivia Bradley of Tralee, death of Mrs Hanrahan sister of James Keane of Listowel Board of Guardians; Mrs McMahon was appointed temporary teacher at Listowel Workhouse; Lady Aberdeen got a bed for a Mr Barrett of Listowel in a Wicklow hospital; Picture of Mr John J Brassil Vice President of the Kerrymen’s Society is in the March 21st edition, Mr Brassil was aged 47, born at Alderney to Robert Brassil of Tarbert and Margaret Culhane of Glin, his brother Mathew T Brassil is in Brooklyn, By the way several from Newtownsandes lived in the Channel Islands c 1850. Beatrix Potter diary of March 16th 1883 tells us that a government office was bombed and an attempt was made on the Times office, seems to be work of Irishmen. William Holland reports in his diary of 20th March 1812, the barometer is so low the mark will not follow it, the wind so high and snow so penetrating that it is driven under the new tiling, the greatest fall of snow that he ever knew in one night.
MARCH 1963 Garda Michael O Dwyer retired, he was 12 years in Moyvane, he also served at Ballybunion, Ballyduff, Kilgarvin and Dublin; Padraig O Keeffe of Glountane died in March 1963.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS open public meeting will take place on Good Friday, March 21st at 8.30pm in Presentation Recreation Hall, Upper Castle Street, Tralee, all welcome.
AWARE contact number is 066 7128010.
CONFESSIONS: On Monday 17th Visiting Priests will be available for confessions at 8pm in both Churches, Benediction after Confessions.
HOLY HOUR: At the Sacrament of Repose on Holy Thursday night from 9-12pm. To insure Jesus is not alone at any hour. A list of times is available at rear of Church. Please spend some time and write your name on the list. Holy Thursday Church will be open till Midnight
DEATHS: Garry McMahon who was born in Listowel 71 years ago, was a man of many parts, he was well known in sport and music circles, Garry was laid to rest at Calvery Cemetery, Newcastle West on Friday March 7th `08 also on Friday 7th the death of Paddy Lysaght occurred, he was born in 1917, Paddy spent his youth in Duagh, his works include a short history of Duagh and the Feale , Paddy Lysaght was laid to rest at Springmount, Duagh. The contribution to the betterment of man made by Garry and Paddy during their life is appreciated by all.
Killed: kidnapped Chaldean Catholic archbishop was found dead at Mosul in Iraq on Thursday March 13th `08.
Death has taken place Chiara Lubich at the age of 88, on March 14 `08 founder of the Focolare movement; she died at her home near Rome.
Bomb in Lahore on March 11th `08 kills 24 and damages a cathedral and church buildings.
ANNIVERSARIES: Mairead Lyons, John Flaherty, Margaret Hanrahan, Sr. Teresa Mary O Connor, Joe Collins, Elizabeth Buckley,
MASSES for week beginning Monday March 17th for Patrick Hughes at 7.30pm; Tuesday at 7.30 for Johnny Stack; Wednesday at 7.30 for Kitty and Mossy Flaherty; Holy Thursday Knockanure 7pm and Moyvane 8pm; Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass for Willie Shine at 9pm; Easter Sunday Mass in Knockanure at 10am for Margaret O Connor and Mass in Moyvane at 11am.
Good Friday March 21st Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at 3pm, 7pm Stations of the Cross in Knockanure, 8pm Stations of the Cross in Moyvane. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Confessions: Sat. 12.00-12.30 pm and on request any time.
STATION for Gortdromagauna will be held at the home of Eileen & Jeremiah Kennelly on Friday 28th March at 8pm.
ADORATION: No Adoration on Easter Sunday in Moyvane
Adoration in Moyvane on Wednesday from 10.00am 7.00pm and Knockanure Tuesday from 10.00am 6.00pm
Readers: 7.30pm Seline Mulvihill & Bridget McCarthy
11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson
Knockanure 10.00am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack.
The Annual Memorial Mass for the deceased members of Kerry No. 1 Brigade Old I.R.A. and Cumann Na mBan will be held in The Bon Secours Hospital Chapel on Easter Monday at 9.30am.
Bishop Bill Murphy will preside at the annual celebration of the Chrism Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, on Tuesday, March 18th at 7.30pm. He will bless the oils used in the administration of the Sacraments in parishes. Priests of the Diocese will also renew
Their commitment to the priesthood, all are welcome to attend.