Knockanure Notes – 17th January, 2010

WALK; A sponsored walk for the upkeep of the Knockanure Centre will be held on Sunday Feb. 21st at 2pm. Sponsorship cards and details available from the centre at 068 49799/ 068 49250 or any member of the committee. A donation will also be made to the Irish Guide Dogs Society.

SAINT PIO Prayer Group will meet in Listowel Church On Thursday 21st January. Rosary at 7.15pm, Mass, Exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.

GLIN Day Care Open Day for people from the parish is on Thursday Feb. 4th, you will be collected at the usual time, if unable to attend contact 068 26033.

HAITI: Quiz and monster raffle will be held at the Winners Circle Pub, Bridge St., Abbeyfeale on Friday, January 22 in aid of the Red Cross Haiti Appeal. Linda Sweeney, daughter of Marie and Patsy, Killarney Road works with the Red Cross in the Caribbean and is helping to co-ordinate their response. Lorcan Curtin will be the question master. Quiz will start at 10pm following the Munster match broadcast. Haiti suffered with four dreadful storms in 2008 and now has to cope with a devastating earthquake.

LEAVING Cert. ’10 one day course in Higher Level Irish will be held in the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service Centre, Killarney on Saturday January 23rd. Tel. 087-2600412.

ST JOHN’S: The Master is back at St John’s from 21st to 23rd Jan; Tuesday 26th Seven Brides for Seven Brothers presented by St John’s Youth Theatre; Wed. 27th Film, 35 Shots of rum; Kids Want to Drum Workshops with local schools runs from Jan. 25th to 29th; For more information contact St. John’s on 068-22566.

SOCIAL: North Kerry Pioneer Social will be held at the Lanterns Hotel on Friday Jan. 22nd, begins with Mass at 7.30pm; Clounmacon Annual Social takes place at the Arms Hotel on Jan. 30th ’10; Kerry GAA Supporters Club Social will be held at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sat. Jan. 23rd, details from 068 48116; Abbeyfeale GAA Social will be held at the Fr. Casey Clubhouse on Jan. 30th , meal at 9pm. Coursing Club Social in Abbeyfeale been put back to Saturday, January 23 at the Fr Casey GAA Clubhouse.

SIAMSA T=EDre Concert on Sunday, January 24th at 8pm with Kerry Chamber Choir & Orchestra. Director/Accompanist: Aidan O’Carroll, 066 7123055.

AWARE are looking for volunteers, details from 066 719 4713, Aware helpline is 1890 303 302.

The HSE South’s Farm & Rural Stress Helpline – 1800 742 645 is open daily from 6.00pm – 10.00pm and is staffed by professionals who offer callers a listening ear, support and advice.

IFA: The new President of the IFA John Bryan accused the supermarkets of daylight robbery in the prices they pay food producers; he wants milk prices to rise from 22c per litre to 28c.

FOOD Matters a six page booklet is sponsored by nine Councils including Kerry County Council, one snippet from publication, 27 million tonnes of fish caught globally are discarded annually, the booklet was produced by Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment, who have an office in Dublin 2.

EVENTS: Traditional Music and Set Dance Festival weekend will be held at Ballyroe Hotel from Jan. 22nd to 24th; Hospice Walk in Duagh which was postponed due to the bad weather will now be held on Sunday Jan. 31st; Panto in Killorglin from Jan. 25th to 31st; Rebecca Storm will perform at Abbeyfeale Church on Friday January 29th ’10; Garda fundraising night in aid of Nano Nagle School will be held at the Arms Hotel on Friday Jan. 29th ’10; Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Wednesday, January 20th from 8.30 to 10.30pm, new members welcome; Munster Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh will be held at Cappamore on Sunday Jan. 24th ’10; AGM of the North Kerry Football Board will be held at the Mermaids on Monday Jan. 25th at 8.30pm; Munster Final of Scor na nOg will be held at Mallow on Jan. 31st starting at 2.30pm; Bingo As normal in the Plaza, Listowel from Sunday 17th January; Aerobics classes will resume on Thursday January 21st in the Con Colbert Hall, Athea, details from Deirdre at 086 3205258;

ENROLMENT for Night Classes was due to take place at Listowel Community College on Monday 18th January, from 10.00am, until 3.00pm and from 7.30pm, until 9.00pm.

AGM of St Michael’s Cemetery Committee will be held on Wednesday 20th in St. Patrick Hall at 8pm, all are welcome.

SEMINAR entitled Reflections on a Psychology of Managing Teenagers will be held in St. Michael’s College Listowel on Thursday 21st of January at 7.00pm. The speaker will be Mr. Denis Aherne, BSc., Med., HDIP., MAIP. Denis Aherne is a former School Principal who retired to pursue a career in Applied Psychology.

SENIOR Helpline 1850 440 444 open each day from 10 to 1pm and from 7 to 10pm

TRIP to Bundoran is being organized in March to coincide with two Daniel O’Donnell concerts. For more information and booking please ring Marion on 087-2622000.

CARS: England registrations of new cars were at their lowest level since 1995, 1,994,999 new cars were sold in ’09.

SKY: The International Space Station can be seen crossing the sky at night until Saturday January 23rd .

MAN who shot Pope John Paul II will be released on 18th January ’10

THOUGHT: O God of Second Chances and new Beginnings, here I am again, Nancy Spiegelberg

BOOKS: Some years ago I found a box of books which were used by Mr Stack N.T. Brosna. Names written on various books include; Richard S Fitzgerald Inchamore House, St Colman’s College, Fermoy; Also mentioned Ellie O Connor Brosna N.S. 11th Dec. 1896?, Miss Mulcare Broguee?, Dan F Stack Brosna, James Stack P.C. Brosna 23 Aug. 1934, James Ignatius Stack Brosna, James Stack 1899, Pat McAuliffe 1847 or ’97, Mary Daly Monitoress Brosna School 1888.

The following appear to be in 6th and 7th Class, David Curtin, Brosna, John Sullivan, Denis Shine, Tom Brosnan, James O Keeffe, Michael Tobin?, Tom Murphy, Bart Murphy, Dan McAuliffe, Dan and Pat Healy and Hugh Joy.

DIARY: Louis Simond wrote in his diary on Jan. 4th 1810, The roads are full of soldiers, on foot and in carriages travelling towards Plymouth- Portugal and India supposed to be their destination, he also noted very few beggars, people appear healthy and not in rags, houses generally rough but clean, windows whole and clean not like Americans who use old hats and bundles of rags to stuff broken windows.

JANUARY: St Ita died Jan. 15th 570 and was buried in Kileedy, she was foster mother of St Brendan. Fr James Dixon arrived in Sydney Australia in January 1800 and said the first public mass in Sydney on May 15th 1803. January 13th 1800 O Connell made his first public political speech. Douglas Hyde born Jan. 17th 1860, died 1949.In January 1900 The Irish Parliamentary party unites under John Redmond; ICA was founded in 1910 and this year special events will mark their centenary. Percy French born May 1st 1854 died 24th Jan. 1920.Kerryman reports death of M.J. Nolan J.P. on Jan 31st 1920.

HAPPY Birthday to local man Johnny Murphy who now resides at Arus Mhuire.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

DEATH has taken place of Michael Enright of England and Meen, Listowel.

DEATH took place on January 6th ’10 of Eddie Holly of Cabra and Tarmons Hill, he is survived by his brother Paddy and sister Mary he was predeceased by siblings Tom, Jimmy, Michael, Billy and Johnny PC Moyvane who had a Taxi Service and shop in the Village. Eddie Holly was laid to rest at St Mary’s Churchyard Tarbert on Saturday January 9th 2010 following Requiem Mass in Tarbert Church.

DEATH took place on January 2nd 2010 of John McInerney of Tullyleague, Glin, and London he is survived by children Liam, Johnny, Steven, Lorretta and Sarah and brothers and sisters, Following Requiem Mass at Glin Church on Saturday January 16th ’10 John McInerney was laid to rest at Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.

DEATH has taken place of Con Shine of Kilbaha, funeral arrangements later.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sean Culhane, Bill Horan, Mary Cunningham, Michael Murphy, John Riordan, Catherine Carmody, Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Jim Flaherty, Paul Stack, Peggy Finucane, Dick Stack, Fr Pat Ahern; Mass on Fri. 22nd 7.30pm for Ned O’Flaherty; Mass on Sat. 23rd at 7.30pm for Dick Stack; Months Mind Mass on Sun. 24th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Kitty Bowden and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael Sheehan & the deceased members of the Sheehan Family.

NUNS: Vocation discernment weekend – February 12th – 14th, or March 12th – 14th (Friday evening – Sunday after lunch). Young women are invited to a weekend of prayer and reflection with sung liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, conferences and opportunity to meet with sisters. Contact Sr. Breda OP, Monastery of St Catherine of Siena, Drogheda, Co Louth. Tel. 041 9838524. E-mail

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Ann Marie Naughton;

11am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 10am Patricia & Andrew Rogan.