Knockanure Notes – 17th May, 2009

ST PIO Prayer meeting will be held at Listowel Church on Thursday May 21st starting at 7.15 pm with rosary Mass and Benediction. Special Mass will be held in Listowel Church on Tuesday evening June 2nd, a Franciscan Friar who was a companion of St Pio will attend and have his mitten and crucifix to bless all, the Priest will spend a few days in the locality before going home to meet the Pope who will be visiting San Giovanni.

HOLY Cross Pilgrimage in honour of St Pio will be held on Sunday May 31st, bus will travel through Listowel, details from Mary McEnery at 066 713119.

PROCESSION in Honour of Our Lady was held in Knockanure last Sunday. The rain remained tame during the ceremony; even bright sunshine broke out for a few minutes. The rosary was recited at the Grotto and hymns were sung as people walked to the church where a talk on Our Lady was given by Fr. Finucane, Fr Lucid and Fr O Callaghan recited prayers and petitions, the Knockanure and Moyvane Youth choirs assisted by visiting singers sang several songs in praise of Mary, the evening concluded with Benediction. A lot of behind the scenes work went into organising the event.

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday 19th a presentation by students from Kerry parents and Friends training centre; Wednesday 20th The Eblana Ensemble, Friday 22nd a comedy called I Miss Communism, Tuesday 26th , Listowel Players present Sive, Thursday 28th Writers Week events. Exhibition by Active Retirement Groups continues till May 24th, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Tearmann runs from 18th to 30th of May excluding 22nd, 24th and 29th.

EU have a mountain of laws, a recent regulation allows travellers to the EU to bring with them up to 2 kilograms of honey, live oysters, live mussels and snails.

VTOS study information is available at Listowel Community College.

SHAME on the Irish media for their begrudging coverage of the visit and speeches of the Pope in the Holy Land.

EVENTS: Listowel Library have an Exhibition on James Joyce till end of May; Tuesday May 26th another Oral Hearing on LNG Gas Pipeline will be held at the Brandon Hotel starting at 11am; Going Strong in Athea will be on Wednesday May 20th from 3 to 6pm. All are welcome at the Top of the Town; Fleadh Nua in Ennis runs from 17th to 25th of May; Equine Workshop will be held at Woodlands Equestrian Centre Killarney at 6.30pm on Thursday 21st; Annual Mayfair at Dromcollogher Sunday May 24th; Afternoon with Janice & Moss Carrig, on Sunday, May, 24th at 3pm in St. Brendan’s Church, Rock Street Tralee; Writers’ Week runs from May 27th to 31st `09; The Active Retirement Group in Ballybunion will display their works at Tintean on Sunday May 24th at 3pm, details from 068 25769; Lough Derg pilgrimage begins on May 30th, details from 068 31232; Gaelscoil Listowel are launching a book at the Library on Thursday May 28th at 7pm; About 30 children from Kerry are taking part in the Community Games Finals in Athlone this weekend;

GAA pictures are being collected for an exhibition at Paidi’s bar in Ventry, details from [email protected] closing date end of May.

WALK on Dingle Way will take place on Saturday, May 30th. This 55km trek is broken into 4 stages from Tralee to Dingle. For further information, visit

AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op takes place at the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Wednesday May 27th at 8pm. Con Nolan, Robert Nolan and John Scanlon retire and are eligible for re-election, the Co-op employs 12 people. Every cent paid per litre costs the Co-op E200,000 per year.

CALL Out charge of E100 was demanded by a serviceman working for a local double glaze company to repair a faulty catch which was just over a year old.

NEWTOWN Athletic playing for the Henneberys Sports. Reserve Cup beat St Bernard’s 1-0, Cathal O Connor scored in the final minute of the game.

NEW Moon on May 24th, more rain last weekend sent animals back into housing again at night; some animals did not eat a bite of grass so far this year. Patrick Hanrahan of Kilbaha planted maize under plastic last week. The International space station will cross our sky till May 24th. Scientists tell us that 100 million tons of a neutron star would fit in a teaspoon.

HEALTH: Cost of health care is rising fast in the U.S. when they started Medicare in 1965 there were six working age people per recipient, at present the ratio is four to one and getting worse. Many of the recipients are said to be living in luxury and depriving the young of medical care.

FOSTER Carers for children and young people in Kerry are currently being recruited by the Health Service Executive South. Information evening will take place in KDYS, Upper Church Street, Listowel on Wednesday 27th May from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

HEARING: will be holding an outreach service in the Family Resource Centre, Upper Church Street, Listowel on Thursday 21st May from 2 to 4pm.

FREE Preschool for children in 2010, details from 1890 303 3039.

NANO Nagle Special School which caters for 64 children recently got E10,000 from the AIB, the new special school opened last year cost E2.4 million.

BUS to take cancer patients to Cork details from 066 719 5560.

WEDDINGS: Fr. Lucid P.P. married Noreen Greaney and Steve Denihan at Moyvane Church recently. Best man was Kieran Denihan, groomsmen Denis Kiely and Micheal Sheehan. Bridesmaids were Marguerite and Aoifa Greaney and Marie O Donnell. Flower girl Ciara Carmody, pageboy Ronan Woods. The Bride is daughter of Mike and Betty Greaney of Leitrim Middle and the groom is son of Stephen and Josephine Denihan of Tarbert.

Siobhan O Sullivan of Coilbee and Conor O Shea of Coolagown were married recently in Listowel Church by Canon Linnane. Bestman was Patrick Kelly; groomsmen were Connie McKessy, Tony Walsh and Robert Brosnan. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth O Sullivan, Marie O Sullivan Doyle, Kathleen O Sullivan Doyle and Trish Brown. Flower girls Amy and Ella Doyle, Ann Daly and Lilly O Shea. Pageboys were Dean and Alan Doyle and Jack Daly.

THOUGHT: The most miserable prison in the world is the prison we make for ourselves when we refuse to show mercy. Our thoughts become shackled, our emotions are chained, the will is almost paralyzed. But when we show mercy, all of these bonds are broken, and we enter into a joyful liberty that frees us to share God’s love with others, Warren W. Wiersbe.

AA can be contacted at 066 7127820 or 087 0522911 for information or advice.

LUCKY: Steve Mientus and Capt. Kevin Kennelly two Chicago fire-fighters, fell 20 feet into a smoke-filled basement and eight hours later were back at their station with only a few scratches.

WELCOME news Eircom have brought broadband to our local Post office in Moyvane, time will tell of the quality and cost of the service.

KERRY Group say that milk amounts to only 5% of their business, it would not cost them a great amount to increase the price of milk, to keep farmers in business and jobs in Kerry.

THANKS: Members of Fianna Fail wish to tank all who contributed to last Sundays Church Gate collection, Brian Cowan was due to visit Glin at 4.30pm and Listowel at 5.15pm on Monday last May 18th.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jack Goulding who won a prize at the recent County Show in Tralee.

BEST Wishes to Margaret Carmody who is busy getting things ready for the summer season at the Golf Hotel.

HISTORY: Trial at the Old Bailey of Edward Stack and Constantia , the wife of Isaac Wood on 3rd June 1772. They were charged for stealing a chest of drawers, value 3 l. an eight day clock with japaned case, value 5 l. a feather bed, value 40 s. two pillows, value 3 s. one coffee mill, value 1 s. two china bowls, value 3 s. a set of castors, value 5 s. two copper saucepans, value 3 s. and one chocolate pot, value 2 s. the property of Charles Kierman , Feb. 19th .The witnesses were called but did not appear. Both acquitted.

Cecilia wife of Edward Stack on 14th January 1768, was indicted for stealing two pair of linen sheets, value 27 s. one china tea-pot, value 5 s. two china bowls, value 3 s. two woollen blankets, value 16 s. and two linen pillow-cases, value 2 s. the property of Thomas Macquire , in a certain lodging room let by contract. Full details and hundreds of cases and the last statements of men and women before their execution give us an insight into how people lived in times past. Visit for more details

DEATH took place on May 8th `09 of Tom Scannell of Skehenerin, aged 90 years, his wife Nora O Connor predeceased him, he is survived by sons Michael, Patrick, James, Thomas and Francis, daughter Elizabeth Walsh, and Sister Margaret Dillane. Tom Scannell was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard following Requiem Mass at Listowel Church on Monday May 11th `09. Parents of Tom Scannell were Elisabeth McMahon of Gortaglanna and Mick Scannell of Bunagara and his siblings were Jack Scannell and Margaret Dillane.

Death had taken place at Johnston U.S. of Sr. Martina Woulfe of Upper Purt.

ANNIVERSARIES: Danny Curtin, David Dillon, Catherine Barry, Nora Moloney, Dermot O Brien, Nancy Ellis, Mass on Mon. 18th in Knockanure at 8.00pm for David Kennelly & Maureen Ahern; Mass on Tues. 19th at 9.15am for the People of the Parish; Mass on Fri. 22nd at 8.00pm Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty; Mass on Sat. 23rd at 8.00pm for Seamus Flaherty & the deceased members of the Flaherty Family; Mass in Knockanure on Sun. 24th at 10.00am for David Dillon & the deceased members of the Dillon Family and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Peggy Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family.

ORDINATION of Sean Micheal Maher of Smearla Bridge takes place in Boston on Saturday May 23rd.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

ROSARY will be said at Knockanure Church on Tuesday evenings during May; The Rosary will be recited before Mass in Moyvane during the month of May.

Clounmacon Grotto on Friday nights at 8pm . Rosary each evening at 7.30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale.

READERS: Vigil, Deirdre Scanlon & John Corbett; 11am Jerry Duggan & Margaret Flaherty. Knockanure 10am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

ROSARY Rally at Knock will take place on Saturday, June 6th Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Coaches leave Tralee at 7am, more information from 066 7124519.

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage from Abbeyfeale to Knock on Sat. 6th June to mark the centenary of the birth of Father Peyton the Rosary Priest, details Peg Murphy at 068 31232.

EXAM Mass will be held in Listowel Church on Saturday May 30th at 7.30pm.

CANCER Support Group will meet on Wednesday 20th at the Arms Hotel at 8.30pm;

RETREAT at Ardfert May 22nd to 24th, on how to understand yourself and others, details from 066 713 4276.

FAMINE Commemoration letter from the Bishops of Ireland was read at all Churches last Sunday, we are asked to remember all who are deprived of sufficient food. The First Annual National Famine Commemoration was held in Skibbereen on Sunday last.