Knockanure Notes – 16th November, 2008

GAA: Knockanure GAA is holding a Race Night at Flynn’s Bar on Friday Nov. 21st at 8.30pm.
JEWELLERY Party will be held in Knockanure on Nov. 26th at 8pm.
CCE: Ceol an Gheimhridh will be held at IT Tralee on 28th and 29th of November, if members of CCE want to compete contact local secretary Bridget McCarthy at 068 49489.
MASSABIELLE: The Story of Lourdes continues at the KDYS Hall, Denny Street, Tralee to Tuesday, November 25th at 8pm (Matinee Sunday, November 23rd at 3pm). This is to mark the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes in 1858; production is directed by local born Fr Pat Ahern.
ST JOHN’S for Nov.: Thursday 20th Preston Reed guitarist; Saturday 22nd The Kerry Ramblers, the Ballydonoghue Comhaltas Show; Monday 24th to Saturday 29th The Chastitute by John B Keane with local cast.
GLORACH Theatre in Abbeyfeale will stage the story of Bernadette starting on Nov. 20th and continuing for three nights, details from 087 1383 940;
ARDFERT Retreat Centre Nov. 22nd 10am to 5pm a day of reflection for recently bereaved people; 23rd Nov. 10am to 5pm a day of reflection for long term bereaved; Four Tuesdays Preparation for Advent begins on Nov 25th , details from 066 7134 276.
GRIEF and Coping with Loss, A talk will be held in the Parish Centre, Tralee on Wednesday, November 19th at 8pm, all welcome. Console will host the Annual Christmas Celebration of Light for those Bereaved through Suicide on Sunday the 30th of November 2008 in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare at 4pm, visit or ring Damien at 01 6102638 for full details.
SMOKE Alarms are being installed locally, they are maintenance free as the battery is said to last for 10 years.
BUS will travel to Knock on Sunday December 7th, leaves Tralee at 4pm, more information from 066 7124519.
ICA Annual trip to Cork is on Wednesday Dec. 3rd, bus leaves Moyvane at 7am.
BEST Wishes to the following; Anita Hughes who celebrated her 21st birthday in Moyvane recently; to Julie Fitzmaurice of Moyvane who won E6, 000 in the Moyvane GAA Lotto; to Peg and Joe Heffernan of Duagh who celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary; Nora Carr of Moyvane who has just celebrated her birthday; Best of luck to James Barry who is the new organiser for the No Name Club, he can be contacted at 085 715 3337.
JOBLESS figures are raising rapidly, 4,439 staff at a government department last year took 65,000 days off sick. EU Costal Regions generate over 40% of EU gross domestic product, visit Eu maritime affairs site for more. Tony Blair recently accepted a teaching post at Yale University.
Before jobless figures get worse could the government remove red tape and dump unnecessary regulations that serve to wither present jobs bit by bit. Civil servants will drag their feet but the government must move for all of our sakes. Great to see Listowel Boys School producing their own Christmas Cards and Ballyguiltenane School recently launched their fundraising calendar.
LOCAL Born Frank O Dowd got his first job as Shaper 1979 at the Golf Course at Ballybunion. This course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Senior, while working on this project, Frank’s ability for the shaping of greens and fairways was recognized by the Robert Trent Jones organization he joined them in 1980 . Frank spent the next eight years learning all aspects of golf course construction and design, along with grass maintenance, throughout the USA, Europe and Asia, completing over 20 golf courses world wide. Then In 1988 he joined Intercity Construction as vice president, a general contracting company in New York City. While studying Business Administration in College by night, then in 1992 he set up the Intergolf Group which now works on projects worldwide.
KOSTAL which employs 800 at Abbeyfeale are cutting working hours, Denny in Tralee are leaving off their last 25 workers, they had about 300 employed 10 years ago,
GOING to Australia, visit
AGM of the Aqua Dome will be held on Nov. 27th `08, to date since they opened in 1994 over 3 million have used the facility.
COLLECTION in aid of the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church, Cahirciveen restoration fund will take place on November 22nd/23rd at all Churches.
COMMUNITY Games: If you want to join please contact 086 3547 675.
WRITERS and artists are being invited by Kerry County Council for job opportunities, details from their Arts Office.
AUTISM: Research EU magazine has a special report on autism in no 57 July edition, details from [email protected]
TEETH: Dr Marie Cook has been pained to care for the 1,000 on the Kerry dental waiting list, It is reported in the press that two specialist dental people were doing paper work since their appointment.
EVENTS: Blood Donor Clinic will be held at Ballybunion Community Centre on Nov. 20th, details from 1850 731 137; Children’s Day Nov. 20th ; Nelius O Connor Traditional Music Festival runs from 21st to 23rd of Nov.; Farmers Market in Abbeyfeale and Listowel every Friday morning; RTE Symphony Orchestra will be at University of Limerick on Nov. 19th ; Irish Dinner Night will be held at IT Tralee on 26th Nov. at 6.30pm, details from 066 7191 806, Energy Roadshow is expected to be held at IT Tralee on Nov. 20th; Athea Going Strong group will meet in Athea on Wednesday, November 19th, from 3-6pm; Bazaar will be held at the Boys School in Listowel on the nights of Nov. 28th and 29th ; Pallaskenry open day Nov. 27th, Clonakilty open day 28th Nov.; Teagasc Dairy Conference will be held at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork on 26th of Nov., Nano Nagle Social is on Friday Nov. 21st details from 068 21942; Annual Pioneer Social will be held at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday Nov. 21st; wine tasting course each Thursday night, starting on November 20th to December 11th will be held in the Memorial Hall Athea, call 087 2763583 for more information; Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex on Wednesday Nov. 19th at 8.30pm; Argentina play Ireland on Sat. Nov. 22nd starting at 2.45 pm at Croke Park; 45 Card Game will be held at Raheenah on Tuesday Nov, 25th, starting at 9pm; Sale of Work at Templeglantine on Sunday Nov. 30th ; Monthly meeting of Kerry Fibromyalgia Group commenced again at St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Oct. 7th, details from 086 1607 355; Alternative Therapy open day will be held at Ballyloughran on Nov. 30th;Draft bye laws for cemeteries will be on view at libraries till Dec. 12th `08; Hearing into the 26km pipeline from LNG terminal to Foynes starts at the Arms Hotel on Dec. 1st `08; Abbeyfeale Parish Christmas Party Farewell night for Fr Leo McDonnell will be on 6th December in Fr Casey’s GAA Club House; Day of Recollection and Meditation with Fr Pat Murray S.C.A. will be held in the Desmond complex Newcastlewest on Sat 29th Nov. more information from 069/77562;
Health & Beauty for unemployed women, a 6 weeks course starting Wed. 12th time 7-9pm in Abbeyfeale and Names are been taken also for a first aid course before Christmas details from Mary O’Connor at 068/32444
KERRYMAN Snippets from November 21st 1908: Great progress was being made by Kennedy Brothers in building the County Hall, sorry to report an accident at the site injured James O Sullivan who fell from scaffolding; Boherbee Fife and Drun Band won silver cup in Limerick competition; Speeding car report from Listowel frightened horse and injured Mrs McCarthy of Ballyoneen; GAA notes report Munster Final Dec. 6th will be held in Cork, Kerry v Waterford in football and Kerry v Tipperary in hurling, Kerry footballers are of the Dublin tomorrow Saturday to play Mayo on Sunday, special fare to Dublin 7s and 6d, Thomas B Galvin a Kerryman gives advice to the team, Austin Stack presided at County Board meeting cash on hands by the Board £5-1s and 8.5 pence, last fixture in Tralee nett profit 6s and 9d, Lispole and Listowel are to play on Dec. 6th or 13th , ref Mr Cronin. Royal Humane Society awarded testimonial to Edward Collins chemist who rescued a little girl from drowning. Famous Conway O Connor has started his dancing classes. Funeral of a young man called Tom Galvin of Ballyrehan, his family include parents Michael and Mrs Galvin nee O Shea of Clounmacon, siblings Sr Mary Jerome in Dublin, John, Mike, Jeremiah, Lizzie, Margaret and Sarah. Tom Galvan’s uncle was Tom O’Shea of Clounmacon and Denis and Michael O’Shea of Bedford. Uncle in law was Tom O’Connor of Galebridge. Aunts, Babe O’Shea and Bridget of Clounmacon. Mrs Dillon of Janemount, Mrs T O’Connor of Gale Bridge. Cousins, Miss Jo and Lilly Dillon of Janemount. Mrs Matt Kelly of Galebridge. Miss Bridie O’Connell, Mr D O’Connell RDC and Mr J O’Connell RDC, E O’Connor RDC of Tullamore? James Cain of Church Street, Listowel, Mrs Matt O’Connor of William Street, Listowel, Patrick Keane of Church Street, Dan Keane of Pollough, Patrick and Mrs O’Connor and Miss O’Connor of Coilbee, Mr T O’Connor of Galebridge sent a wreath. Many more names are mentioned.
SLAVE: Frederick Douglas born a slave in 1818, his master’s wife helped him to begin reading but when her husband heard of it he said If you give a nigger an inch, he will take an ell. A nigger should know nothing but to obey his master – to do as he is told to do. Learning would spoil the best nigger in the world.if you teach that nigger. how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave. Douglas later became the best known African American of his time he established the first black newspaper. Penalty for reading and writing first offence whipping with cow hide, 2nd whipped with cat o nine tails and the 3rd time forefinger cut at joint and 39 lashes. Where were our newspapers then?
More details from the Federal Writers Project of the 1930’s.
William Cooper and a delegation from Australian Aborigines League protested at the German Embassy in Melbourne about the cruelty to Jews by the Nazi government on Dec. 6th 1938. Where were our boys.
GOOD News: Waste tyres are to be used in shoes; Russian Dandelion root may be used to produce green rubber; Firestone provides free shipment of donations in its ships travelling to Liberia; Circumcision is said to reduce the risk of spreading HIV by 60%; Bus Eireann have two coaches in Kerry with wheelchair access.
VIOLENCE: 16 Days of Action opposing violence against women begins on Nov. 25th and continues till 10th of Dec. details from 1800 341 900, or visit , this is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
ROAD Safety site for young people alled , report tells us that 198 children under 14 died on the road, and 885 more seriously injured between 1997 and 2006.
SCHOOLS are invited to Doodle for Google and produce a St Patrick’s Day homepage, work must be in before Dec.12th.
ROSARY will be said at the Famine Graveyard Listowel on the Sundays of November at 3pm.
THOUGHT: Compassion, my dear Brothers, is preferable to cleanliness. Reflect that with a little soap I can easily clean my bed covers, but even with a torrent of tears I would never wash from my soul the stain that my harshness toward the unfortunate would create.” St. Martin De Porres
BAZAAR in Tralee will take place from Friday to Sunday, November 28th to 30th at K.D.Y.S. Hall.
HEALTH Awareness day will be held at Rochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown, Cork on Sunday November 23rd from 12 noon – 5pm. Free workshops and lectures on diabetes, asthma and heart health. 021 4274229
HOSPICE 4-mile Christmas walk will take place on Friday, December 26th in aid of the Palliative Cancer Unit, Tralee departing from Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Lower Rock Street at 11.30am Leader Fr Sean Hannifin, details from Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor at 087 9833075 everyone welcome.
Christmas newsletter in Abbeyfeale needs items for inclusion, send to [email protected] before Nov. 30th.
DEATH has taken place of Michael Lucid of Meanus, Castleisland he is brother of our Parish Priest Fr John Lucid, many from the Parish travelled to Castleisland for the removal of Michael Lucid on Thursday 14th November and the following day attended Mass for his safe journey home.
Death took place recently of Mary Ahern nee White of New Street, Abbeyfeale who was born in the second decade of the last centaury; Mary was predeceased by her husband Patsy and is survived by her daughters Helen and Joan, sons Ned and Mossie who lives at Garrygloss, Athea. Following Requiem Mass in Abbeyfeale Church Mary Ahern was laid to rest at Reilig Ide Naofa on Sunday 9th of November `08.
DEATH on November 4th 2008 of Donal Riordan of Dublin and Wicklow Town, son of Kathleen and Eddie Riordan and brother of Pauline and Brian; following Requiem Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Whitegates, Wicklow, Donal Riordan was taken to Glasnevin Crematorium.
DEATH has taken place of Mamie Kennelly of Kilbaha, Moyvane, she was daughter of Martin Kennelly of Barragogeen and Johanna Heffernan who was a native of Lisselton. Mamie was 91 years last February and was predeceased by her husband Jimmy Kennelly and her brothers Michael of Barragogeen and Dermot Kennelly of Shanaway Tarbert. She is survived by her children Myra, Ina, Tim, Martin, Christina, Seamus and Mike. Requiem Mass for Mamie Kennelly was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Monday November 17th `08; she was laid to rest beside her husband Jimmy Kennelly in Murhur Churchyard.

ANNIVERSARIES: Agnes Fitzgerald, 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, Liam Flaherty, Con Riordan, Mass on Wednesday 19th at 9.15am for Tom and Katie Mangan, Mass on Friday 21st at 7.30pm for Patrick Scanlon, Mass on Sat. 22nd for Johnny Meade at 7.30pm, Mass for Feast of Christ the King at 11am in Moyvane on Sunday 23rd for Liam Flaherty.
NOVEMBER Intentions Mass in Knockanure on Tuesday at 7.30pm and in Moyvane on Thursday at 7.30pm.
READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 10.00am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.
ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm.

Death took place on Nov. 14, 2008, of Tom Stack of Charleville, he was born at Ballyhahill and is survived by his wife Peg Danaher, daughter Norah Butler, sons Mort, Tom and Garry, following Requiem Mass at Holy Cross, Charleville.on Monday 17th November he was laid to rest in the local cemetery. Toms children have many relations in the Parish and in Duagh. Tom and Peg had a pub and restaurant in Charleville for many years.

CONGRATULATIONS to two Gortdromagowna women who received their degrees recently; Caroline Carmody got an Honours Degree in Auctioneering and Evaluation from Limerick Institute of Technology, Caroline is daughter of Mary and John Carmody; Goretti Kennelly received an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carlow Institute of Technology, she is daughter of Eileen and Jer Kennelly; Goretti and Caroline are past pupils of Knockanure N.S. and Presentation Convent Listowel.

BEST Wishes to Knockanure GAA Scor Group who won with their short play at Scor na nOg County Semi-Final in Abbeydorney on Nov. 14th, they now have a place in the County Final of Scor which will be held in Killarney in early December, among the group were Donnchadh Woods, Diarmuid Kennelly Tady, Kerry Ann and Tara Finucane, Kathy Finucane produced he show; more information from 068 43108.

Congratulations to Joan Kennelly who received her MBS in Safety and Health at Work degree at Dublin City University on Nov. 11th `08, she is daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Kennelly

LOTTO Results for Knockanure GAA for 14th Nov. `08, Jackpot E10,100 the numbers drawn were 2-6-10-18, Jackpot won by Mary Hanrahan of the All Star Bar in Moyvane. Lucky Dips went to the following; Jade McMahon, Athea; T. Reidy, 81 Feale Drive, Listowel; Norella Molyneaux, Knockanure; The Wren Family, Tournafulla; Brid Enright ,Moyvane South, Moyvane; Ronan Kerins, Beenanasbug; Bar Prize John Joe Barry; Next Weeks Jackpot E1,500.