Knockanure Notes – 17th February, 2008

ST Pio Prayer Group will meet at Listowel Church on Thursday February 21st at 7.15pm, all are welcome.
SOCIAL: Athea Parish Social will be held at the Gables on Feb. 29th, starting at 8pm.
COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure News: Meal for the elderly will be held on Monday 18th from 1pm to 3pm, details from 068 49250; Yogo Classes begin on Friday Feb. 22nd at 7.30pm, enrolment on the night; Art and Craft Classes start next week, details from 068 49438.
ACTIVE Retirement Group in Listowel is holding a Tea Dance in the Arms Hotel on Sunday March 2nd at 3pm, music by Stephen Donegan.
Computer Tutor will teach you, details from Jenny at 087 2655267.
COAT was taken by mistake after the Moyvane GAA Social, It was a black pen stripe jacket, please contact me, at 068 49401 for your own jacket which is waiting for you.
JOB: Community Employment Scheme Vacancy, A vacancy has arisen – 19.50 hours per week – with Moyvane Development Association on the Fas Scheme. Apply in writing to: The Supervisor, Community Employment Scheme, The Bridewell, Tarbert Co Kerry.
Talk on “Miss Sandes” Soldiers Homes will be given at Tralee Library by Bryan McMahon on Tuesday Feb. 26th at 8pm.
WRITERS Week closing date for competition entries is Friday Feb. 29th ’08, they are also looking for accommodation for visitors to Writers Week, details from 068 21074.
PLAN: Listowel Town Plan can be discussed at the Council Office Listowel on Thursday 21st from 1.30pm to 7pm.
SOCIAL: North Kerry Pioneer Annual Social takes place on Friday 29th Feb. at 8pm at Kirby’s Lanterns Hotel, music by Oliver & Tony. Tickets can be obtained from Michael Liston or Mary Kearney, The Village.
ENABLE Ireland Flag Day will be held in Tralee on Thursday and Friday 21st and 22nd Feb, details from 066 712 8220.
CLOTHES: Friends of Asthma were due to collect clothes at The Bridge Road Listowel Car Park on Tuesday 19th Feb, from 9am to noon
ALZHEIMER’S respite is being provided each Thursday from 10am to 2pm, details from 068 23584.
CONFIRMATION Ceremony will be held at Duagh on Tuesday 26th Feb. at 3.30pm.
MEETINGS: Public meeting on the future of the Health Services in Kerry takes place at the Grand Hotel on Thursday 21st of Feb. At 8.30pm; Meeting to organise the second Feile Lios Tuathail will be held at Seanchai on Wednesday 20th at 6.30pm; Education Disadvantage will be discussed at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd of Feb.; Friends of The Parkinsons Group held their meeting on Monday Feb 18th at the Old Kennedy Home, details from 068 22086; Women’s Group meet at the Old Kennedy Home on Tuesday Feb. 19th at 8pm; Listowel Downpatrick Town Twinning Committee meet on Tuesday 19th at Seanchai, time 7pm; Glor na nGael Group meet at the Arms Hotel on Tuesday 19th Feb. at 6.30pm.
MATER Heart Badge appeal continues till Saturday Feb. 23rd.
HEARING: Outreach Service will be held at Seanchai on Thursday 21st of Feb. from 1pm to 3pm, details from 064 20052.
EVENTS: Community Games Arts Competition was held at the Marian Hall on Sunday last; Rambling House in Finuge is open on Friday 22nd of Feb at 8.30pm, all are welcome; Athea Going Strong Group will meet at the Top of the Town on Wednesday 20th at 3pm; Table Quiz in aid of Nano Nagle School will be held at the New Kingdom Bar on Friday 22nd of Feb. at 9pm, all are welcome; Toastmasters meet at the Desmond Complex on Wednesday Feb. 20th at 8.30pm, details from 087 4146 732 ;Hunting Festival is taking place during the week, Knocknagoshel Wed 20th, Thursday 21st Tournafulla Friday 22nd they meet at the Railway Bar Abbeyfeale, Saturday 23rd Feb. Tarbert; Irish Night will be held at Clounmacon Community Centre on Friday Feb. 29th starting at 9.30pm; Country Music Awards Night sponsored by WL 102, will be held at Rathkeale House Hotel on Feb. 25th at 9pm; Bus travels to the House of Prayer in Achill every Saturday, details from 066 7147 494; Gathering Traditional Music Festival will be held in Killarney from 20th to 24th of Feb.; Buffet and Dance will be held at the Lanterns on March 1st in aid of Fr Tommy O Hanlon’s Mission Project; Fair-trade fortnight begins on Feb. 25th; Tralee Credit Union exhibition is on display in Kerry County Library, from February 20th to March 7th ; Scor na bPaisti will be held at Asdee Community Centre on March 2nd starting at 5pm; Fashion Show in aid Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association will be held on March 12th at the Lanterns, details from 068 43501; Daffodil Day is on March 7th, details from 1850 60 60 60, distribution of daffodils takes place at the Arms Hotel on Wednesday Feb. 20th at 8pm , help welcome.
ST JOHN’S: Thursday and Friday 21st and 22nd Surviving Santa Ponza a comic drama, with Pakie O Callaghan and Frank Twomey; Thursday 28th, Essence an evening of classical favourites.
DRAMA : Abbeyfeale Drama Group present The Field at Fr Casey Clubhouse on 24th, 25th and 26th of Feb.
Kerry Drama Festival begins at Castleisland on Feb. 29th.
PHOTOS of local graveyards and gravestones are on view at
SET Dancing: West Limerick Set dancing Club workshops will be held at Rathkeale House Hotel on Feb. 29th and March 1st and 2nd.
FULL Moon on Feb. 21st; We are after many lovely fine spring days with a touch of frost at night, the daffodils are just beginning to open and the furze bush is almost in full flower. Total eclipse of the Moon takes place on the night of Wednesday and Thursday 20th and 21st Feb. Diary of Thomas Hearne, dated 19th Feb. 1716 tells us that they had the most severe winter since 1683; it began on Dec. 10th 1715 and continued to Feb. 23rd 1716; John Wesley wrote in his diary 23rd Feb. 1745 “I have never had a journey like this between wind and hail and rain and ice and snow and driving sleet and piercing cold”.
IT Tralee Rag Week was held recently among the students who done the 270 foot bungee jump for charity was local girl Alana Donegan.
RUGBY: On Saturday Feb. 23rd , Ireland v Scotland; Wales v Italy and France v England.
LARTIGUE Museum is nearing completion and they are seeking railway memorabilia to exhibit.
BEST Wishes to Michael and Mary Ellen Flaherty of Keylod who recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding.
BEST wishes to Tony Buckley who celebrated his birthday at Flynn’s Bar on Saturday night last, a great night of music and song was presented in his honour.
CONGRATULATIONS to Marian Walsh a prominent member of the Kerry Association in Dublin who was recently appointed to head the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit. Marian is from Tullamore and her sister Liz lives in Knockanure.
THOUGHT: “Now let me say that the next thing we must be concerned about if we are to have peace on earth and good will toward men is the non-violent affirmation of the sacredness of all human life. Every man is somebody because he is a child of God…Man is more than a tiny vagary of whirling electrons or a wisp of smoke from a limitless smoldering. Man is a child of God, made in His image, and therefore must be respected as such…And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.” Martin Luther King Jr.
VOTERS List 1964 `65 for Kilmeany: Jeremiah (Junior) and Mary (Junior) Brosnan; John and Julia Costelloe; Vincent and Margaret Mary Dillon; Patrick D. and Bridget Flavin; James and Mary Ellen Hennessy; William Hickey; James and Kate Hunt; Joan, Michael, Hannah and Timothy Keane; Joseph, Nellie and May Keeffe; Denis, Ellen, John and Mrs Molly Lane; Timothy, Hannah and Mary Leahy; Bridie Lynch; Margaret and Joseph McElligott; James, William and Nora Moore; Margaret (Edmond), Catherine, William, John, Michael and Nora Murphy; Bridie, Sheila and Patrick Nolan; John (Junior), Hannah, John, Nora, Thomas A. and William O Connor; Sheila, Cornelius and Sheila O Keeffe; Ellie, Catherine and Bridget Scanlon and Johanna Sweeney.
HISTORY: The Quarter Sessions held for Tralee District was reported in Chutes Western Herald of January 30th 1828; Among these tried included John Dannihy and Patrick Shinners for assault on Lieut Samuel Collis; Garrett Cotter assaulted Catherine Lynch; Catherine Cotter assault on Hugh Connor; James Reardon assault on John Malloney; Maurice Flynn rescuing cattle from Cornelius O Connor; Maurice brick assault on Con Griffin; James Roche and Garrett Fleming rescuing cattle from Tangney; John power assault on Nora Brosnan; John Huggard assault on Stephen Sullivan; John Carmody rescuing cattle taken by John Collins under decree; Peter and Thomas Nowlan, Michael Barrett and Patrick charged with riot and unlawful assembly in Listowel, penalty 3 months imprisonment and to pay among them 3 guineas expenses of prosecution. Died in Killarney January 23rd 1828 Rev Abbe Griffin aged over 100 years, he was for many years a canon in the Cathedral Church of Cambray.
RELIGIONS: Sunday, February 24th at St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street at 8pm. An opportunity to celebrate with an hour of readings, music, & prayer from the major world faiths: Hindu, Islam, Buddhist, Bah=E1’=ED, Judaism & Christianity as we look in particular at the theme of hope within these great religious traditions, everybody is welcome.
ARDFERT: Reflect and pray with the Retreat Team on 3 Tuesdays from 8pm – 10pm on February 19th and 26th, and March 4th, Phone 066 7134867.
Trocaire Boxes are available at all Church’s for anyone who want to contribute to improving services in the developing world.
ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm, Knockanure Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday; Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm; Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday. Adoration in Abbeyfeale open day and night.
STATIONS of the Cross in Moyvane on Tuesday after 7.30 pm Mass and in Listowel Stations each Friday during lent after evening Mass.
DEATH took place on Wednesday February 6th `08 of Eddie Walsh of Tullamore, Listowel, following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church; Eddie Walsh was laid to rest at John Paul 11 Cemetery, Listowel. Eddie is survived by his wife Hannie Madden, son Stephen, daughter Geraldine, son in law Garry, daughter in law Louise, his siblings Marie Walsh of Barragougeen, Moyvane; Diarmuid Walsh Tullamore, Listowel, and Josie McNamara of Ahanagran, Ballylongford, also survived by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. God keep him in the palm of his hands.
DEATH took place on Friday 15th `08 of Ian McCarthy of Dromin Green, Listowel, son of Jim McCarthy and Eileen Halpin of Derrindaff, Duagh, he is survived by his parents Jim and Eileen, brother James, sister Maria and fianc=E9 Louise, Ian is a nephew of Mary Flavin of Kilmeaney.
ANNIVERSARIES: Martin Whelan, Bob Behan, Michael Scanlon, Maurice Walsh, Pierce Mahony, Molly Kissane, Sean Bradley, Cormac O Leary, Mary Scully, Michael O Connor, Mary Carroll, Michael Kelliher, Ned White. Masses for week beginning Monday Feb. 18th Jack and Tom O Connor; Tuesday for Finbar Carmody; Wednesday for John Carmody; Saturday 23rd for John and Hannah Foley and deceased members of the Foley Family, all above masses at 7.30pm.
Station will be held at the home of Paddy and Kathy Kennelly for Knockanure Village at 8pm on Thursday 21st Feb.
Mass for the People of the Parish will be celebrated on Friday 22nd at 9.15am.
Sunday 24th Mass at 10am in Knockanure for Dan O Connor and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Mairead Moore.
LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 15th Feb.; Jackpot E6,200, No Winner Numbers Drawn 5-19-20 and 21.
Lucky Dips; Nora Moore, Kilmorna; Pauline Woods, Knockanure; Peg Moloney, Tullahinell, Ballylongford;
Richard Horgan, Kilmorna; James Nyles; Dublin Joe, c/o Kevin’s; Bar Prize Ann Woods; Next weeks Jackpot E6,300.