Knockanure Notes – 17th April, 2011

WISHING all a Happy Easter, welcome to all who make a special effort to visit us at this time of year.

YOGO Classes began at Knockanure Centre on Friday 15th April from 8pm to 9.30pm , details from 087 2700 518.

Watch out on May 1st on Radio Kerry, as the members of Listowel wheelchair group will be interviewed by Sean Hurley, Knockanure Community Centre hosted the event.

Easter Egg Hunt was held at the Centre on Sunday last.

ST PIO Prayer meeting was held at Listowel Church on Thursday 14th April at 7pm.

COMHALTAS; Entries for the Fleadh must be paid up members, contact the local secretary Bridget McCarthy after 5pm 087 6457 610. Comhaltas will celebrate their 60th Anniversary at Tullamore from April 29th to 1st of May.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 8th April 2011. Jackpot was E7,800 , numbers drawn were 7-17-18 and 26, No Winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Ian Dillon Listowel; John Joe Barry, Knockanure; Gavin & Ally Buckley, Duagh; Peg Moloney, Ballylongford; Margaret Geraghty, Feale Drive; Marian Chawke, Athea; Bar Prize Angela Sheehy; This weeks Jackpot E7,900.

Lotto Results 15th April Jackpot E7,900, Numbers Drawn were 4-10-25 and 28, No Winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Cathal and Joe Sweeney, Kilmorna; Ronan Kerin, Ballygrennan; Con Lynch ,Gortdromagouna; Angela Sheehy, Moyvane; Ann Stack, c/o Teresa Collins; Kim Heffernan, c/o Kevin’s; Bar Prize Richard Quinn;This Weeks jackpot E8,000
We wish all our supporters a very Happy Easter.

DRAW: Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure held their annual Easter Draw on April 15th 2011 in Knockanure Community Centre. Prize winners were: First Prize – Luxury Easter Hamper; Siobhan Kelly, Upper Athea. Second Prize – Easter Egg Hamper: Donal O’Sullivan, Upper Athea. Third Prize; Easter Bunny- Michael Murphy. Sellers prizes of Easter Eggs to Lesley O’Sullivan, Ciara O’Sullivan, Cathal & Seanie Sweeney. Children’s Prizes of Easter Eggs won by; Lucy Keane, Cathal Sweeney, Tara Enright, Paddy McElligott, J.J. O’Sullivan, Cian Murphy, Rachel Greaney, Thomas Gould, Amanda O’Connor, Jack Goulding, Lauren O’Sullivan Mahoney & Adam Flavin. Best Sellers Prizes of Easter Eggs won by: Ciara O’Sullivan, Patrick Brosnan, Ollie Moran, Thomas Gould, Marie Kennelly, Lauren O’Sullivan Mahoney. Spot Prizes were won by: Siobhan Kelly, Athea, Pat Mannix, Tadhg O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Ciara O’Sullivan, Upper Athea, Grace Mannix, Ethan Benham, Bunagara, Nora Broderick, Coilagurteen, Keira Large, Trien, Patricia Cronin, Rathmore, Dermot Clancy, Knockanure, Ned Moran, Keylod, John Doherty, Sharon Barry, Carrueragh, Eric Barry, Carrueragh, Jer Mulvihill, Mary Murphy, Cahirciveen, Noreen McGrath, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Noreen O’Connell, Ahalana, Patrick Brosnan, Coilagurteen, Pats Doody, Teresa Flavin, Glouria, Lisselton, Mary Horan, Tralee, Mike O’Connell, Decor Shop, Listowel, Alanna Donegan, Kilbaha, Patrick Hanrahan, Kilbaha.

Thanks to the following who kindly gave Spot Prizes: Dan O’Connor, The Cellar Bar, Abbeyfeale, Garvey’s Supervalu, Listowel, Speedy’s Bar, Moyvane, Newtownsandes Co-op, Noel Stack, Stacks Butchers, Moyvane, Amber Filling Station, Gerard Donegan, Kilbaha, Brouder’s Garage, Athea, John & Elizabeth Brosnan,  Maggie Large Fitness, Greaney’s Spar, Noreen Moran, Keylod, Tom Roche, The Village Grill, Moyvane, Knockanure G.A.A., Marie O’Connor, Jims’ Bar, Duagh, Larry O’Connor Hardware, Duagh, Tom Gleeson, Building Contractor, Joe Horgan, Horgan’s Nurseries, Trien, Holly’s Gala Foodstore, Moyvane, Molly Nolan, McElligott’s Shop & Brosnan’s Bar, Moyvane, Siobhan & David McElligott, Knockanure,  Fitzgerald’s Filling Station, Listowel, Knockanure Community Centre.

Thanks to the pupils and parents for selling & all who bought lines/cards, School Teachers & Parents Association for organising the Draw and Knockanure Community Centre for use of the hall.

KYDS Photography Class, details from 068 23744.

IRISH and Maths course for 9 to 14 year olds, details from 066 714 2268.

GAA: Ladies Training began on Monday 11th April at the Moyvane Pitch at 7pm for U8s, U10s and U12s girls.

EVENTS: Easter Sunday dawn Mass in Tarbert at 5.30am, Soup Kitchen in Tarbert starts at 11am on Good Friday; Community Bus to Listowel every Tuesday, book with 1890 528 528; Toastmasters meeting on Wednesday, April 20th, starts at 8.30pm at the Desmond Complex Newcastle West; Radio Production Course, Contact Dearbhla on 068 32444 (Mon–Thurs) or Adrienne on 069 66296; Construction Employers are meeting at Manor West Hotel on Wed. 20th April at 8pm; Start your own food business talk will be given at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on 20th April starting at 11am, details from 087 6386 501; Models and Craft Day at the Arms Hotel on Easter Sunday from noon to 6pm; Craft Fair at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Easter Sunday, more from 087 6211 752; Easter Monday leisure cycle in aid of Brothers of Charity organised by Athea Motorcycle Club; Listowel Family Resource Centre,  For details on the Social Networking Course, Carers’ Group meeting and Easter Camp for children, please contact 068 23584; Mallow Racing and Bank Holiday festival runs from April 23rd to 25th; Motor sport, April 29th Killarney International Rally; Ras Mumhan will be in Kerry on Good Friday; Pan Celtic competitions in Dingle from 26th April to May 1st; Fleadh by the Feale runs from 28th April to May 2nd, more from 068 32655; Young Entrepreneur Awards night at Malton Hotel on May 5th; Bolivia is proposing a United Nations treaty giving “Mother Earth” the same rights as humans; Simcha Jacobovici claims that there is evidence that the nails used at the crucifixion have been discovered; King James Bible issued 400 years ago; Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan may soon release the 1926 census.

BUSINESS as usual at the local butchers shop in Moyvane while renovations are in progress.

MARRIAGE of Niamh Fitzgerald of Steeple Road, Tarbert and Niall Behan of Moyvane took place at St Mary’s Church, Tarbert on April 16th 2011, the reception was held at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare.

BEDS: Accommodation required for Writers Week,  Please contact Norella at 068 23294.
 DEAFHEAR.IE will visit the Citizen Information Centre, 35 The Square, Listowel, on Friday, 13th May, from 10am to12.30pm.

BRAIN: People in the early stages of dementia may not be able to tell the truth from lies and sarcasm from sincerity, according to a recent study.  

NOTES: If you want to read last weeks notes which were missing from the Kerryman , visit or

TADHG Kennelly’s season start with Sydney Swans delayed for another week, he was not listed on the team that played against Geelong last weekend.

TRAIL Walk   on Sat. June 18th from Rathkeale  to Abbeyfeale.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 20th The Tinkers Curse, play by Michael Harding; Tuesday 26th , O Sullivan Beara by Aidan Dooley and on Thursday 28th Ger Woulfe Quartet, more from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: 19th, 20th and 21st nMotion Dance Festival, details from 066 712 3055.

TINTEAN: Sharon Shannon on Easter Sunday night, details from 068 28003.

WALK: Annual Good Friday Walk in aid of Hospice is taking place on 22nd April, from St. Patrick’s Hall, at 11am.  Sponsorship cards are available from Kay at 087 6975682, Julie at 087 6210742 or JK Sports Shop, William St.  Ballybunion 10k race is on Easter Saturday April 23rd. Walking group will meet in Athea at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall every Thursday at 7pm   For more information contact Elaine on 061 49 6463; Abbeyfeale walkers meet at the Town Park every Thursday at 7pm, contact Elaine on 061 49 6463.

ALL Schools break up for holidays on Friday 18th April, Schools will re-open on Tuesday, 3rd May. Nice to see the Green Flag flying high beside Knockanure School, the windows of the school are decorated with children’s artwork also.

GREEN: A National Bioenergy Conference, co-organised by SEAI, Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food will take place at the Tullamore Court Hotel on Wednesday, 20th April 2011.

ABBEYFEALE Vocational School commemoration booklet, has a fine selection of photographs and articles include, Michael Culhane of Glin gives a vivid description of his student days 1964 `65, he sends his good wishes to present principal Tommy Barrett another Glin man. Mary Kenneally O Sullivan now a Principal herself recalls her memories teaching from Jan. to June 1977 in Abbeyfeale, the first day she arrived the school was closed due to snow. Michael Crimmins also pays tribute while former teacher Joe O Keeffe writes on the schools sporting history, the early days they contested Kerry teams and students were packed into small cars for transport to events. Dan McAuliffe of Duagh was a past pupil of the school, there was great contest betweens the Vocational Schools for the VEC Shield which now resides in Abbeyfeale, countless athletes did their best annually over 30 years to win this treasure. In 2004 the Vocational School Team U 14 won the County Title in hurling , the first time ever that an Abbeyfeale Hurling team won a County Final.

Sixteen past students also gave snippets of their thoughts on their school days at the Vocational.

John Relihan a past pupil and well known Chief came for a day to the school to share his skill in 2010 .

Abbeyfeale Church of Ireland graveyard adjoins the school and a short history of the church is included, it was erected in 1812 from grant of £800 it was abandoned in 1920s. The church was attacked in Feb. 1822 and considerable damage was caused. In 1886 Mr O Connor was rector and Ewen Roark was buried in graveyard there in 1858 he was aged 64years.

FAR EAST April issue has a special mention of the late Fr Tommy O Hanlon who died in Pakistan on 6th June 2010.

BLESSED: Twenty-two martyrs of the Spanish Civil War and a priest beheaded during the French Revolution will be declared “blessed” by the Church shortly.

WE have an obligation not only to love each other but also in our love to make ourselves as loveable as possible so that it is easy for our sisters and brothers to love us. William of Saint Thierry.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. Adoration, Athea on Holy Thursday at Altar of Repose from 9pm to 11pm.

DEATH took place recently of Joe Stack son of Jack Stack and Delia Nolan of Moyvane South, he is survived by his family in New Jersey and siblings , John and Eddie in Moyvane, Eileen at Kilbaha,  Maurice Upper Athea and Mary in America. Joe was predeceased by sisters Joan and Noreen. Mass for Joe Stack was celebrated at Moyvane Church on Monday April 10th  by his cousin Fr Joe Nolan assisted by Fr Lucid and Fr Dillon, Hymns and music was provided by Gerard, Stevie and Alana Donegan.

DEATH took place on April 7th 2011 of Ann O Dwyer Sheehan Ballygrennan, Listowel and formerly of Sneem and Tralee. Ann is survived by her husband John Sheehan, sister Catherine, brothers James and Bobby. Following Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday April 10th 2011, Ann Sheehan was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel. Mass for Ann was celebrated at Knockanure Church on Tuesday last.

ANNIVERSARIES; Teresa Dunne, Tim Flaherty, Ellen Stack, Mairead McGrath, Paddy Flavin, Sean Ahern, Br. William Pat Shine, John McCabe, Madge Heaney, Dan Keane, Nora O Connor Carr, Jimmy Crowley, Br. Angelus Keane, James Kennelly, Mass on Wed. 20th at 7.30pm for John Shanahan; Mass on Holy Saturday at 9pm for Charles, Mary and Chris Finan; Mass on Easter Sunday in Knockanure at 10am for Nora Kelly and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for John Scanlon and deceased members of the Scanlon Family.

HOLY Thursday Mass in Knockanure at 7pm and Moyvane at 8pm.

GOOD Friday  Stations of the cross Liturgy of the passion at 3pm and Stations in Knockanure at 7.30pm and Moyvane at 8.30pm.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill, and Ann Maria Kennelly; 11am Mass David Murphy and Noelle Nolan; Knockanure Margaret Carmody and Mary Fitzgerals.

COLLECTION for Kerry Mission Outreach on April 30th and May 1st.

CHRISM MASS:  due to take place on Tuesday, April 19th in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 7.30pm.
LIVE TV on  RTE1:  Good Friday at 3.00pm:   Holy Saturday 11.00pm from Tralee Church
 RETREAT Centre Ardfert On Wednesday, April 20th, from 3pm – 8pm,  with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and some quiet time for prayer and reflection.  There will also be a PowerPoint presentation of the Stations of the Cross.  From 8pm – 9pm, they continue with Prayer around the Cross and a Taize Prayer Experience.  All welcome.
DIVINE Mercy Sunday, Devotions for the Feast of the Divine Mercy will take place in St. John’s Church Tralee on Sunday, May 1st at 2.40pm.  Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday.
AWARE: contact loCall Helpline – 1890 303 302
KNOCK  on Sunday, May 1st (Mercy Sunday) bus leaving Tralee at 7.30am, Contact 066 7180123.
 MEDJUGORJE  Pilgrimage, 28th May departing from Cork. . Contact Breda King 7122267
 CHOIR: Handel’s Messiah on Sunday April 17th 2011 was performed in Listowel Church by the Kerry Chamber Choir & Orchestra, directed by Aidan O’Carroll.

PASTORAL Area Council for Listowel district held a meeting at Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday 14th of April 2011. The Listowel District is composed of parishes of Listowel, Moyvane/ Knockanure, Lixnaw/ Irramore, and Duagh/Lyre. It is planned to hold Diocesan Gathering in Killarney in September and the International Eucharistic Bell is coming to Kerry on 16th of November 2011 and it will be taken to most of the churches over a two week period. Youth Ministry Study course is also being planned it will involve study at weekends for two years and is accredited to St Mary’s University College, Belfast.

MISSAL: New Missal will replace the current one on the First Sunday in Advent.