Knockanure Notes – 17th October, 2010

SAINT PIO Prayer Group meeting will take place on Thursday 21st October. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm, followed by Mass at 7.30pm and exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction after Mass.

CENTRE: Knockanure Community Centre Committee would like to thank everyone who gave generously to their recent Church Gate Collection. Your support was greatly appreciated.

A Halloween Party will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Saturday 30th October at 7pm. Presenting “Magic Moonshine” the Magician, All enquiries to Mary 068 49799.

I. C. A. Line Dancing classes at the Marian Hall at 8.30pm. Christmas Shopping to Cork is on Wednesday 1st December. Contact Eileen Roche on 068 49337.

THANKS: The North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Club would like to thank the collectors and everyone who supported our recent Church Gate Collection. Amount collected was E851.77.

FRENCH Language Classes for Young People at The Seanchai Centre, Listowel, commencing on Saturday 30th October. Junior Classes and Leaving Certificate Programme .To book or make enquiries contact Oonagh @ (087) 1689049.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane under 12 who won the North Kerry League on Sunday Oct 10th 2010, they defeated John Mitchell’s at Mountcoal Sports field. Team, Christopher Keane, Liam Leahy, Shay Leahy, Gearoid Mulvihill, Liam
Greaney, Colin Enright, Donie Stack Capt., Gavin Kennelly, Michael Collins, Jerry Clancy, Kieran Curran, Marie Kennelly,
 Jack Goulding, Thomas Moore, Jack Harris, Shane Quinn, Dillon Quinn, Myra Flaherty,  Lisa Stack, Marie
Flaherty and Shane Carmody, Trainer was Neilus Mulvihill.

BLOOD Transfusion donor clinic will be held at Fr Casey’s GAA clubhouse in Abbeyfeale on Wed. & Thurs. 20th and 21st of Oct. from 6pm to 9pm each evening.

LAUNCH of book of paintings from Brenda Fitzmaurice combined with poems from Mary Kennelly at Mairead’s Bar on Fri. Oct. 22nd at 10pm, it is called “From the Stones”

AGM of Moyvane Community Games was due to take place on Monday night Oct. 18th in the Marian Hall.

BUSINESS information event will be held at River Island Hotel Castleisland on Wed. Oct. 20th at 7.30pm; among the speakers is local man Martin Moore an Accountant, the night is organised by North and East Kerry Development.

OPEN Meeting of Tarbert Bereavement Support Group will be held in the Presbytery on Thurs. Oct. 21st at 8pm, speakers will attend,  all are welcome.

EVENTS: Bingo in the Marian Hall every Thursday night; Open Night at St Michael’s College, Listowel on Oct. 21st from 7.30pm to 9pm; Irish Rambling House next performance will be in England at the Derby Irish Centre on Wed. Oct. 20th ; Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Group will be in Lixnaw on Thursday Oct. 21st at 8pm; Family Resource Centre Listowel have an Internet Seminar on Thurs. 21st at 7.30pm, more from 068 23744; Hilary Egan is organising a bus to the Rural Women’s Conference in Kilkenny on Oct. 20th; Tralee Library are having a talk by Padraig O Conchubhair on the Fenians on Tuesday Oct. 26th at 7.30pm; Killarney Library are host to a soap Box competition on Wind Energy on Nov. 2nd at 7pm; Toastmasters group meet at the Desmond Complex in NCW on Oct. 20th at 8.30pm; WL102 fm are holding a Hooley with Joe O’Keeffe, Mike Condon and Sean Brennan on Bank Holiday Monday, October 25th in the Devon Inn Hotel; Opening Dairy Sale at Listowel Mart on Wed. 27th Oct.; Ceili in aid of cancer research will be held at Fr Casey Hall Abbeyfeale on Oct. 23rd; O Keeffe Traditional Music Festival in Castleisland begins Fri. 22nd Oct.; Abbey Singers meet every Monday Night at CDP Office Abbeyfeale, details from 068 32 444;  Oireachtas na Samhna in Killarney from 27th to 31st Oct.; Killarney National Park Education Centre Environmental Camp for 7- 12 year old from Tuesday, October 26th to   Friday, October 29th, more from 064 6635960; Race Night at the Gables in aid of the Athea Motorcycle Club is on 22nd of Oct. ; Dublin City Marathon is on Oct.25th;  Cork Jazz Festival from 23rd to 25th Oct.; Parents Plus Programme will begin in Duagh on Oct. 27th , details from 087 9114 869;  Cycle in aid of Kerry Adolescent Counselling Services will take place on Saturday, October 23rd.  This is organised by the Tralee Rotary Club.  For information, contact Jim 086-2581217; Fun Cycle by Listowel Emmets starts at Sheehy Park at 11.30am on Sun. Oct 24th; Ballybunion Food and Craft Fair is on Oct. 31st, more from 087 2910 586; Abbeyfeale Bridge club are giving bridge lessons for 6 nights details from 068 31119; Abbeyfeale Drama Group latest play Con and the Constable. Written by Brian Dennison, last scheduled performance at Fr Casey Hall on Monday Oct. 18th ;Kerry London Association dinner dance at the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood on Oct. 22nd; World Osteoporosis Day is on Oct. 20th; 140 Irish troops are to spend 6 months in Scandinavia training; International Credit Union Day Oct. 21st.

EATING,  Anorexia Nervosa/Emotional Overeating What can a family do?  An information evening for parents and concerned adults will take place on Thursday, October 28th at Manor West
Hotel from 7pm – 9pm.  training seminar for health professionals (6 hours CPD) will take place on Friday, October 29th at Manor West Hotel.   Registration 9:30am.  Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service, Balloonagh,  Tel. 7181333.
CANCER Support Group will meet on Wednesday 20th October at 8.15pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

WOMEN in Farming Group meet every second Wednesday night in the Respond Community Centre, Baile O’Dubhda, John B. Keane Rd, Listowel at 8.30pm. The next meeting will be held on October 27th, details 0879096916.

G. B. TOUR: Irish Rambling House Tour of Britain; Wednesday October 20th at  8pm Derby Irish Centre Beckett Street, details from Mary 07941621488; Thursday, October 21st at  8pm , Birmingham Irish Centre Digbeth, details from John Fitzgerald Minstrel Music, 0121 622 3763; Friday ,October 22nd  at  1.30pm ,Haringey Irish Centre Pretoria Road Tottenham N17 8DX, contact Eileen 0208 8855 099 ; Saturday ,October 23rd at  8pm , Harrow Salvatorian College Hall, High Rd Harrow Weald HA3 5EA, ring Patrick at  0208 863 0059; Sunday ,October 24th at  8pm Manchester, St Kentigerns Social Club, 36 Wilbraham Road Manchester M14 7DW, contact 0161 22 42033.

VISA: American Diversity Visa Lottery now open, 50,000 cards available, closing Nov. 3rd 2010.

CARDS: Progressive 41 card drive will be held at Listowel Emmet’s Clubhouse every Wed. at 9pm.

FULL Moon on Oct 23rd , everyone is praising the beautiful weather, long may it last. The International Space Station will be visible again at the end of the month.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 20th play by Barry McKinley called Elysium Nevada and Lost City; Thursday 21st Freddie White Returns ; Tori Sparks in Concert; Tuesday 26th Film Club, The Happiest Girl in the World, details 068 22566.

SIAMSA will have Brendan Grace on Oct. 20th; Children’s Mini Festival at Siamsa from Thurs. 28th to Sunday 31st of Oct. more from 066 712 3055.
FESTIVAL: Moyvane Development Association Annual Village Festival takes place over the October Bank Holiday weekend. Small Business Trade Fair / Farmers Market and Vintage Display on Sunday 23rd, details of Concert, Buffet, Hunt and more  from 068 49298 or 087 2733305.

BEST Wishes to Lisa McAuliffe of Lower Athea who recently celebrated her 21st Birthday.

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Arms Hotel Listowel on Friday 19th of November, tickets available at the creamery office.

ICMSA are celebrating their 60th Anniversary this year, they are holding their Social at the Carlton Hotel in Tralee on Nov. 5th.

BULLYING:  An information evening will take place at
the Education Centre, Dromtacker on Tuesday, October 19th from 7pm to 9pm.
DYSPRAXIA:  An information evening will take place on Wednesday, October 20th from7pm – 9pm, at the
Education Centre, Dromtacker, Tralee, with  Paula Moloney & Bridget Lange, Kerry Paediatric OT Service, HSE.  Contact Carol on 066 7195000 or [email protected]
 ENERGY:  A talk will take place at Carlton Hotel on Wednesday October 20th from 8pm  to 10pm on how to save energy, All welcome.

WELFARE in California, single mother and two children receive $694 per month. It is noted that since 2007 $70 million in welfare money was spent outside the state and the banks make $1.5 million per month from charges to welfare recipients.

EU: 1 in every 6 people in the world is hungry. Comhlámh, and Trócaire, believe it is high time for the EU to consider alternative trade arrangements with the African, Caribbean and Pacific  countries which support jobs, incomes and food security.

FILM Makers wanted for EU Competition, details from

FIRST World War centenary is approaching; it is time to start collecting memorabilia on these heroic men who suffered so much. Sample of young locals who died; John Barry, Knockanure, Private in the Irish Guards died aged 22 on 17th March 1917, remembered at Sailly- Saillisel Cemetery, he was son of Mike Barry and Bridget Kelliher; Denis Daly, Listowel Rank Corporal, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Age at death 26. Date of Death 26th December-1918; William Danaher, Listowel, Rank Private, Irish Guards, Age at death 21, Date of Death 19-July-1917; Michael Dee Coolard, Rank, Lance Corporal, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Age at death 28. Date of Death 20-October-1918; John Dore Listowel, Rank Private, Irish Guards, Date of Death 13-February-1916; Michael Dore, Listowel, Rank: Corporal, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Age at death: 27. Date of Death 8-October-1916; Maurice Downes, Lisselton, Rank: Sapper. Royal Engineers, Date of Death 23-March-1918; Henry J De Courcy  Born Tarbert, Second Lieutenant Leinster Regiment, Date of Death 18-January-1917, Age at
Death, 20; John C Donovan Born Tarbert, Rank, Sergeant.
Canadian Infantry, Age at death 38. Date of Death 31-May-1918; Michael Dunford born Duagh, Private Leinster Regiment. Date of Death 24-January-1917; Thomas Dillon Asdee,
Private Royal Munster Fusiliers, Age at death 27. Date of Death 15-November-1914. More from

Edinburgh University archive has accounts of Girl Guides helping M15, during First World War.  
I SAW the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, “What can get through from such snares?” Then I heard a voice saying to me, “Humility.” Anthony.

CHEQUE: The 33 miners in Chile who were rescued last week got $10,000 each from a Chilean mining executive. It was a great emotional day for all of us to see them safe. Thousands of men like them put their life in danger to provide us with commodities which are often used by speculators to feather their nest. Gold, silver, copper and diamonds all have the blood of innocent people on them.
CANADA:  First recorded thanksgiving in Canada was made by Martin Frobisher, an Arctic explorer in 1579. In 1957, Canadian parliament declared, A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October each year.

DEATH took place on  October 9th 2010 of John O Mahony of Coolkeragh, Listowel, he is survived by his wife  Noreen, sons Frank, Michael, Bill, Jer and Tim, daughters Marie, Gretta, Rosaire and Kathleen, Following Requiem Mass at Ballydonoghue Church on October 12th John O Mahony was laid to rest at  Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel.

DEATH to place at Livermore in San Francisco on October 3rd 2010 of Pat Furlong a native of Dublin and husband of Joan Fitzmaurice of Coilagurteen, Knockanure, they were married for 49 years, they have one son Brian born 1962. Pat and Joan moved to the Bay Area in 1961. Mass for Patrick Furlong was celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 2808 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland CA on Friday October 8th 2010. His siblings Nuala, John and Tony survive him. Pat was interested in music and computers.

Death took place on October 14th 2010 of Michael O Connor of Patrick Street, Listowel .Michael is survived by his brothers Thomas, Roger, Eamon, Denis and Maurice and Aunt Mrs Julia McElligott Leahy who lives in Killarney. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Sunday 17th of October 2010, Michael O Connor was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel. Michael was son of Mike the Pie O Connor of Listowel and Mary McElligott who was from Moyvane Village, his uncle Roger O Connor was a well known doctor at Tarbert.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Wren, Peg Connor, Mary Kennelly, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Sr. Ambrose Buckley, Ellen Woods, John Connell, Frank Thornton, Jack Dunne, Willie Harnett, Jerry Galvin, Michael O Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Br. Austin Shanahan, Fr James O Keeffe; Mass on Thurs. 21st at  8.00pm for Henry Stackpoole; Mass on

Fri. 22nd at 8.00pm for Gerry Galvin; Mass on Sat. 23rd at 7.30pm for Paddy & Bridget Hanrahan; Mass on Sun. 24th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Pat Lynch & the deceased members of the Lynch Family, Carrueragh

ROSARY will be recited before Mass in Knockanure and Moyvane during the month of October.

ADORATION: Moyvane Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm ; Adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to  8pm, Rosary each evening at 7.30pm.

TIME: Evening Masses will be at 7.30pm across the winter months starting on Saturday 23rd October.

COLLECTION next Saturday & Sunday 23rd & 24th October for the Propagation of the Faith

READERS: Vigil Elaine Hudson;11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 24th October Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

LITURGY Group meeting in the Presbytery on Wed. 20th Oct. at 8.30pm.

NOVEMBER: As we are approaching November it would be nice to start collecting the names and preserving pictures of our departed friends to pass on to the next generation.