Knockanure Notes – 16th May, 2010

SAINT PIO Prayer Group will meet at Listowel Church  on Thursday 20th May.  It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm. which will be followed by exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.

PROCESSION: Annual Queen of the May Procession will take place in Knockanure Church on Sunday 23rd May at 3pm. Guest speaker Fr. Broderick. Flowers and Candles welcome for May Altar to Our Lady.

CLASSES: Aerobic Classes will commence at Knockanure Community Centre on Wednesday 9th June at 8pm. For details of classes contact Maggie on 087 9866533.

Pre-school – Moyvane – Some free ECCE places still available for September 2010. Morning session only 9.30- 12.30. Contact Katie Fitzgerald 087 6492097.

SENIOR Citizens Committee Meeting was due to be held on Tuesday 17th at 7.30pm.

Senior Citizens Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall, for appointment, ring Eileen Quinn, phone 068 49472.

TIDY Towns Committee in Knockanure appeals for full participation in this year’s Competition which will be judged from June 1st. Anyone who would like to sponsor a shrub or a tray of flowers would be welcome to get in touch with the Committee. Many volunteers around the country pick up and dispose of cans and rubbish which are dumped from cars at night, some like to dispose of evidence before reaching their abode.

DISPLAY: Kearney’s Window now have a Guinness memorabilia display; Knockanure School have students work on the windows welcoming summer, thanks to their art teacher who is also painting a mural.

FILM: Several in the locality are contributing to a film being made on the river Feale and its environs.

GAA: Congratulations to Moyvane Minors who won their Division County League Final against Tarbert recently. The team and parents wish to thank Dan Flavin and Jerry Fitzmaurice, for all they have done for this team over the past 10 years.

KDYS Listowel are holding two summer camps this summer, 7-9 year olds 19th July – 23rd, 10 – 13 year olds 26th – 30th  For more information, please contact KDYS Listowel 068 23744.

EVENTS: AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Wednesday May 26th at 8pm; Athea Going Strong get together will be held on Wednesday May 19th from 3pm to 6pm at the Top of the Town Athea. All are welcome; John F Leslie Woodland Walk is held every Tuesday evening at 8pm starting at the Bridewell in Tarbert.

Summer Soccer School details available at 1890 653 653; Committee is being formed to commemorate Fr Jerry Roche, details from [email protected] ;Toastmasters Night at Newcastlewest on Wed. May 19th; Feile Siamsa Tire 21st, 22nd and 23rd of May; Killarney Mini Marathon starts at 3pm on May 23rd; FBD Ras runs from 23rd to 30th; Killarney and District MC Autocross 23rd and 24th; Photo Competition organised by Samhlaiocht, closing date May 28th, details from ; Computer classes in Athea National School on Friday evenings , more information from 087 2627 698; Evening of prayer and reflection for these touched by cancer at Ardfert retreat Centre on May 19th, details from 066 7134 276; women’s mini marathon which takes place on the bank holiday Monday June 7th in Dublin; Confirmation in Athea on Friday June 4th; Cordal Car Boot Sale May 23rd; Horse Fair and Market in Brosna on May 29th; The Famine was commemorated at Murrisk in Co Mayo on Sunday last; Country Music Station at ;

PHOTO:  Listowel Library  Is hosting a photographic exhibition until the end of September, showcasing images of birds and animals taken in the Listowel area. If you would like to submit a photograph for the exhibition please contact the library on 068-23044 or [email protected].

ICA was established in May 1910 and now has 15,000 members; it will be a very busy year for Moyvane born Kerry County President Noreen McEvoy. A Special Mass and presentation was held for Noreen in the Marian Hall on Tuesday last. The Foley and Mulvihill families and others provided the entertainment. Food was also served. Next meeting of the Guild was due to take place on Tuesday 18th May at 8.00pm at the Marian Hall.  ICA has an exhibition in the library in Tralee at present.  ICA are to exhibit on  June 3rd at Abbeyfeale Library. Old photos, memorabilia, crafts pertaining to ICA past and present. The National ICA, AGM will be held on May 26th at the Woodland House Hotel, Adare from 10.30 to 4pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tady Finucane who came second in the boys U18/19  Shot in the County Championships which were held recently in Castleisland.

Congratulations to Maggie Large of Trien, Kilmorna, who successfully passed all her N.C.E.F. exams in Health & Fitness in The University of Limerick recently.

Best Wishes to Norella Molyneaux who recently won the Moyvane Club Lotto valued at E5,800.

Congratulations to the Goulding Family who had prizewinning cattle at the recent Kingdom County Show.

Ten Years ago locals Tara and Selena Mulvihill won the All Ireland singing titles at the Oireachtas Finals.

SHOW: County Show was a great family day out on Sunday last, there was something for everyone, even people with restricted mobility could sit in the sunshine and observe. No sign of the recession at the show that the media are constantly moaning about.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 19th a play by Myles Breen called Language Unbecoming of a Lady; Thursday 20th The Best of Traditional with Caladh Nua; Wednesday 26th Veronica McSwiney and the Chopin Story, details from 068 22566.

TINTEAN will host Tommy Tiernan on Friday May 21st.

PILGRIMAGE: St Pio Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Co Tipperary takes place on Sunday May 30th, bus leaving Tralee at 8.30am.  Bookings:  066 7124519.Lough Derg Pilgrimage June 5th to 7th, details from 068 31232; Pilgrimage to Iona, also visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Lough Lommond, Lough Ness & Inverness, from May 29th to June 5th , ring 066 7131328 for more information; Walk in the footsteps of St Paul, this will take place in Turkey from September 24th – October 8th.  Spiritual Director:  Dr Joseph Nolan.  For information, contact Niamh O’Malley at 01 8235448.

WORK: St. Michael’s Cemetery needs people for grass cutting, mowers and strimmers available. Contact Mike Cronin 068 24994.

IDA Plan to create 100,000 jobs by 2014. Foreign companies to date have created 140.000 jobs directly and indirectly. At present 1,670 companies are in the Employment Subsidy Scheme helping to keep 100,000 jobs. Red tape and regulations hinder small scale job creation and retention.

UNIVERSITY: It is reported that 33% of Leaving Cert students are bared from University because of their low standard in mathematics. EU report in 2006 found that the price of academic journals rose in some cases by 300% between 1975 and 1995.

eCall system is to be implemented by the government, it automatically calls an emergency number when a car is involved in a serious crash, costs about E100.

CLOTHING Collection on Tuesday 18th May, Listowel: Supervalu Carpark, Tarbert: Outside Primary School, Ballylongford: beside Recycling banks and Ballybunion: Supervalu Carpark, before 12 mid day.

TODDLE for Barnardos on Wednesday, May 19th  in Abbeyfeale Town Park. Race starts ar 11.30am followed by a Teddy Bears Picnic till 1pm. Contact 068 32444 for further information .  

CHOIR: The Irish Youth Choir aged 18 to 28 practices at University of Limerick campus with 150 singers. Applicants must be available from Saturday, June 26 to Sunday ,July 4 inclusive. Details from, or 061 234823.

STROKE: The HSE Tralee/Castleisland & Farranfore Primary Care Teams invite you to attend the Kerry Stroke Support Group meeting in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, on Thursday 27th May at 7.30pm. Guest speakers on the night will be Mairead Brosnan, HSE Community Welfare Officer  and Brian Carmody who will give a personal account of his journey after a stroke. more information from Dolores at 066 7195635. funded by the HSE will be offering a free hearing screening in The Square, Listowel on Friday 21st May from 10.30am to 3pm.

WEBSITE: Listowel Boys School New Website see photos old and new at :

Hear the Cuckoo singing visit Youtube on Knockanure Local site.

   GERMAN Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, are hosting an official Irish party to the forthcoming 14th International Passive House Conference in Dresden on the 28th-29th May 2010.

FIRST:  Federal prosecutor Renee Harris Toliver will become the first African-American to sit on the federal magistrate bench in the Northern District of Texas.

BORN 100 years ago in Moyvane Parish; Mary Catherine Stack born 11 November 1910 daughter of Garrett Stack and Ann Enright of Moyvane; Michael Kennelly born 2 January 1910 of Newtownsandes son of Martin Kennelly and Bridget Shine,;

Miles Thornton born 17 January 1910 of Kilbaha son of Miles Thornton and Mary McAuliffe.  Daniel Hanlon born 21 January 1910 son of Michael Hanlon and Catherine Lyons of Murhur;

Catherine Moore born 24 February 1910 daughter of William Moore and Margaret Flaherty of Kilmorna;  John Fitzmaurice born 5 March 1910 son of John Fitzmaurice and Nora McEvoy of Glenalappa;  Thomas Roche born 3 March 1910 son of Michael Roche and Mary Conway of Moyvane;

Nora McGrath and Mary McGrath  born 19 March 1910 daughters of James McGrath and Elizabeth O Connell of Newtown; John Fennell born 19 March 1910 son of Michael fennel and Nora O Brien of Leitrim; Myles Kearney born 25 March 1910 son of Miles Kearney and Margaret Culhane of Newtown;  Jeremiah Enright born 25 March 1910 son of John Enright and Nora Driscoll of Tubbertureen; Bridget Mary Leahy born 1 April 1910 daughter of Timothy Leahy and Bridget Danaher of Beenanasbig; Michael Shine born 15 April 1910 son of Patrick Shine ad Mary Mulvihill of Gortdromosillihy;  

Michael McEnery born 22 April 1910 son of John McEnery and Ann Liston of Tubbertoureen; Nora O Brien born 24 April 1910 daughter of Michael O Brien and Mary Kennelly of Barragogeen;  Patrick Nash born 5 May 1910 son of Patrick Nash and Margaret Moore of Gortdromagowna;  

Mary Ahern born 13 May 1910 daughter of James Ahern and Nora Moore of Gortdromagowna; Henry Collins born 16 May 1910 son of John Collins and Nora Windle of Newtownsandes;

Martin Hanrahan born 26 May 1910 son of Jeremiah Hanrahan and Nora Sheehy of Gortdromosillihy;  Nicholas Windle born 31 May 1910 son of Nicholas Windle and Mary Hanrahan of Aughrim;  Bridget Flaherty born 17 June 1910 daughter of James Flaherty and Catherine Ahern of Glennalappa;

Mary O Connor born  23 June 1910 daughter of Michael O Connor and Nora Fitzgerald of Keylod; Gerald O Connor and John O Connor born 24 June 1910 sons of Patrick O Connor and Nora Pierce of Keylod; Nora Brassil born 6 July 1910 daughter of David Brassil and Ellen Flavin of Aughrim;  

Patrick Mulvihill born 10 July 1910 son of Con Mulvihill and Mary O Brien of Clounbrane;  Michael McEnery born 10 July 1910 son of Denis McEnery and Mary Egan of Tubbertoureen.  

Edward Buckley born 23 July 1910 son of Laurence Buckley and Bridget Broderick of Gortdromagowna;  Julia Hanrahan born 27 July 1910 daughter of Patrick Hanrahan and Joan Flaherty of Gortdromosillihy;

FAMILY Tree; Looking for information on Moran and Hanrahan Family of Knockanure and Kilbaha  and Kennelly and Dissert Family Ballylongford.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bea Leahy, Sean Sullivan, Danny Curtin, Mai Quinn, David Kennelly, David Dillon, Catherine Barry, Matt Danaher, Nora Moloney, Dermot O Brien, Mass on Tues 18th at 8.00pm for Joan O’Connor, Months Mind;

Mass on Wed 19th at 9.15am For the People of the Parish;

Mass on Thurs. 20th  at Knockanure 8.00pm for David Kennelly & Maureen Aherne;

Mass on Sat. 22nd at 8.00pm for Margaret, Oliver & Patrick Carmody; Mass on Sun. 23rd. 10.00am for Nancy Flaherty and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for John & Peggy Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family.

YOU:  Explore the permanent and fundamental characteristics of who you really are at The Desmond Complex on Saturday, May 22nd.The facilitator is Fr. Pat Murray SCA, details from Catherine Ambrose on 069 77562.

REMEMBERING ceremony is for those who have last children as a result of either miscarriage , still birth or Sudden Infant Death. A Naming Ceremony for the healing of silent memories will be held in the Church of Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West on Friday, May 28 at 8.15pm.  

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

Eucharistic Procession, this year in Listowel, is  on Sunday 30th May  at 1pm.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill;11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 23rd May Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

ROSARY before Mass in Knockanure every Sunday during May. Rosary in Moyvane will be recited at the Grotto every Tuesday at 7.45pm. Rosary at the Clounmacon Grotto every Friday at 8pm. during May.

RADIO Mass:  The Sunday morning Mass on R.T.E. Radio 1 at 10.00a.m. will be broadcast from Listowel Parish Church, On Sundays 23rd May, 30th May and 6th June  The broadcast will be on Long Wave 252.

POPE in Fatima was joined by half a million people at his Mass and he was welcomed back by 100,000 people at St Peter’s on Sunday last.