Knockanure Notes – 18th April, 2010

THANKS: Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure  Easter 2010 Draw took place in the school on March 26th 2010. The committee wish to thank the Knockanure schoolchildren and their parents for a job well done in selling cards/lines. Thank you  to the adults and businesses who sold lines/cards, the teachers  & school staff for their organisation & Garda Mike Sheehy for overseeing the draw on the day, plus Knockanure Development Association for their kind donation.

The following were approached, on this occasion, and kindly gave spot prizes and we wish to thank them: Gerry & Anne Woods, “Flynn’s Bar”, Knockanure; Siobhan & David McElligott, Knockanure; Mr. Gerard Greaney, Knockanure G.A.A;  Knockanure Parent & Toddler Group; T.G. Signs 7 Graphics, Moyvane;  Fastfix Doors, Moyvane; Speedy’s Bar, Moyvane; Tom Roche, The Village Grill, Moyvane; Mike & Brenda Kennelly , Kennelly’s Hardware, Moyvane; Garvey’s Supervalu, Listowel; Charlie Cantillon, Fitzgerald’s Filling Station, Listowel; Robert Moloney’s, Listowel; Mr. & Mrs  O’Connor, O Connor’s Bar, Duagh & Tara Moore, Hip Hop Dance Class.

PRIZE Winners were as follows: 1st prize of luxury Hamper, Mark McAuliffe Kilmeaney Kilmorna; 2nd prize of Large Easter Egg, Maggie Large, Trien, Kilmorna; Third prize of Easter Bunny went to M. Long, Asdee East.

Sellers prizes of Easter Eggs to Niamh McAuliffe, Ryan Large and Tommy Stack. Kiddies prizes of Easter Eggs won by: Aishling McAuliffe, Darragh Reidy, Jamie O’Connor, Christopher Keane, Richard O’Sullivan & Shane Winter.

Best Sellers prizes of Easter Eggs was won by the following, Darren Doody, Rachel Greaney, Thomas Gould, Cathal Sweeney & Ollie Moran.

Spot Prizes  were Easter Eggs, Whiskey, Vodka, Boxes of Sweets , Easter Egg Hampers, Hip Hop Dance Lessons, Old Spice Hamper & Travel Bag.

Winners were: Stephen Roche, Gerard Donegan, Sinead Doody,

J.J. O’Sullivan, Robbie Scanlon, Conor Hogan, Mark Rowlands,  Kathleen O’Mahony, John Matthews, Shane O’Sullivan, Jack Goulding, Megan Large, Pauline Patterson, Dermot Clancy, Toni McNamara & Evan Flavin.

CONFIRMATION at Moyvane Church on Thursday last was a special day for all, it is also the last big church occasion where family and friends can celebrate together before the young people enter the adult world. Thanks to everyone who put so much work into the preparation for the day.

INFORMATION Day on April 22nd from noon to 7pm at Listowel Community College for people considering going back to education, more information from 068 23429, or visit

ORGANIC Vegetable growing course will begin at Abbeyfeale on April 28th , details from 087 6866450.

E-TOWN project for Tarbert is a welcome idea to encourage country projects. Now at a time of recession could some of the proposed E3 million be spent in say Listowel to test the water in case the Tarbert venture is less than fruitful.

LNG: A government department is considering a foreshore licence for LNG for two years, the officials want to appear to be doing something, but to the promoters are saying that the project is not welcome.

BEST Wishes to Shane Tierney son of John and Noreen Tierney of Athea who rode his first winner at Ballybunion point to point, the horse was called after his grandfather Matthew Tierney.

VISIT: The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Mr. Pat Carey, TD visited the Great Southern Trail on Friday, 16th April, his Press Secretary is Tadhg Ó Gairbhí, a native of Rathkeale.

CYCLE from Portugal to Dublin is being undertaken by Eugene O’Leary over 42 days, arriving at Howth on May 26th, he aims to raise E20,000 for our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

PILGRIMAGE: Night Vigil at Knock Friday May 7th , bus leaves Abbeyfeale at 5.30pm, details from 068 31232. Medjugorje Pilgrimage from May 7th – 14th, Details from  066 7122267. Lough Derg Pilgrimage June 5th to 7th, details from 068 31232.

RETREAT Centre Ardfert;  Tues. 27th to  Thurs. 29th April, a Retreat incorporating the personal and ancestral journey with Fr. Jim Cogley. Residential and non-residential places available, booking contact 066-7134276.

EDUCATION: Did you leave school without qualifications? Would you like to try adult education? Intensive Tuition Course starting shortly in Listowel for a small group (men and women) on Monday and Tuesday for 3 hours. Maths, Computers, Driver Theory, Health & Beauty and English are some of the topics that will be covered. Contact Mary 068-23866.

PHOTOS: Convent Primary School is compiling an exhibition of photos of past pupils taken at the School. Please send copies to the school with your name and date of picture.

BEST Wishes to Cillian O Sullivan of Kilmorna who recently celebrated his 21st birthday with family and friends at the Horseshoe Bar.

SEANCHAI: Writing Poetry 24th and 25th, details from 068 22212.

SIAMSA; 21st and 22nd of April, Johnny Patterson, the singing Irish Clown by Little John Nee; Tribute Concert to Professor Fleischmann will be held on Sunday April 25th at 8pm. Traditional Fiddle’ player Aoife Ní Bhriain will be the guest artist, local born Fr. Pat Ahern is the Director, details from 066 7123 055.

ST JOHN’S: Weds 21st: A Music Network tour featuring Xuefei Yang – guitar and Natalie Clein – cello; Thurs 22nd:An Evening of Irish Stories, poetry and Traditional Concertina Music with Batt Burns, Seanchaí- Humorist-Author, and Sean O Dwyer (Béara) ; Fri 23rd: Dick Gaughan, one of Scotland’s foremost folk balladeers; Sat 24th:The Dublin Male Voice Choir

With guest soloist Brian Hoey – Tenor and musical director, Peter Mc Brien. A fundraising event for the recently constructed extension to St. Johns; Mon 26th:Film Club – The Black Balloon

An Australian film directed by Elisa Down. In association with Access Cinema.

HEALTH: A public information evening will take place on Thursday, April 22nd in Meadowlands Hotel at 7.30pm.  Speaker:  Dr David Buckley.   Guest Speakers:  Mr Kevin Murray, KGH and Anne Murphy, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Colorectal Cancer, CUH.

Parkinson’s  talk will take place on Tuesday, April 27th at Seanchai Centre, Listowel at 7pm.  Speaker:  Mags Richardson, Specialist Nurse. Phone Jerry 087 9785438 or Mary 087 2935787.

Organ Donor information is available at 1890 456556.

BRIDGE: The closure of the bridge near Abbeyfeale mart attracted great attention, people were visiting the scene all day to view the bridge and admire the river, half a dozen council workers were at the ready to start strengthening the foundations, the weather being perfect and the water low. But they had to wait all day for the man with the polished shoe to come and give directions. Many were concerned for some time about the condition of the foundations and some months ago a channel was made along the centre of the bridge to lay a pipe.

PLANE: Limerick City may soon have regular sea plane flights if planning hurdle can be overcome.

EVENTS: Listowel Library are promoting Britannica online, for primary school children, details from the library; Nominations for Inspirational Life Awards close on 30th of April, details from 086 664 4406; Teen Spirit two will take place at  INEC, Killarney on Wednesday & Thursday, April 28th & 29th at 8pm.  Over 150 teenagers involved, more information from 087 6961851 or visit ;  Forestry options information will be available at Teagasc Centre Austin Stack Park, Tralee on Thursday 22nd April at 7pm; Eigse Michael Hartnett will be held at Newcastle West from 22nd to 24th April; Irish Heart Foundation Skipathon 2010 from 19th to 23rd of April, 1,000 schools are taking part; Thursday 22nd of April Earth Day; Ardfert Vintage Rally is on April 25th; Maynooth Seminary open day, St. Patrick’s College, Co. Kildare. Consider a vocation to the Catholic Priesthood. No booking necessary 25th April Good Shepherd Sunday. Commencing ,14:30 details from De Dannan” Concert on Sunday 2nd May in the Convent Hall, Abbeyfeale more information from 068-31109; The centenary of Derryquay National School (1910 – 2010) will be celebrated on Saturday, May 1st.  An open air Mass will be celebrated in the school grounds at 2pm; Monday, April 26th is the 24th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster;

 MARRIAGE took place recently of Niamh Kelly and  David Ryan  at Listowel Church, the bride is daughter of Kieran and Breda Kelly of Ballygologue Road, Listowel and the groom is son of John and the late Norma Ryan of Bunagara, Listowel, Fr. O Connor performed the ceremony.

MUSEUM costing E11 million was recently officially opened at Glasnevin Cemetery, Daniel O Connell will be the first subject of the many forthcoming exhibitions which will be held at the museum.

RECESSION: We talk about recession think of our ancestors who according to Arthur Young and others who found in 1760 where a Dairyman for his trouble of milking cows and caring for them only got a cabin a garden of an acre and grass of one cow, all the butter went to pay rent and another payment was charged for buttermilk, he had to survive on profit from half the calves and pigs fed on skim milk; Potato land in Limerick cost £4 to £5 an acre with a cabin, the grass of a cow cost 40 shillings to 50 shillings; labourers got 5 pence a day and if they worked for a year they would only earn the of  an acre to grow their potato crop, people who grew oats and potato had also to pay tithes, while the dairyman was exempt from this tax. Other taxes included, Parsons Tithes, hearth tax 2s , the Right Boys wanted to Priest to accept 5s for marriage, 1/6d for baptism, 2s for Stations. General failure of crops in 1817 caused famine, then the principal banks failed in 1820 and more crop failures in 1821 brought people to a very distressing position.

CARDINAL Conway and the other northern bishops issued a statement on April 14th 1975 on the sectarian murders, 30 people had been assassinated between February 8th and April 14th 1975, on April 23rd 1975 a call was made by the Inter-Church meeting for the immediate release of all detained without trial in Northern Ireland and cooperation among the Irish Churches to remove the Republic’s claim to jurisdiction over Northern Ireland. Trocaire Lenten collection amounted to £620,000.

Dublin diocesan development fund in its first year amounted to £555,000, the funds helped nine new parishes including provision of schools.

LARGEST Voluntary organisation of social concern in Ireland is St. Vincent de Paul; it operates in 132 countries and has over 1 million members working voluntary worldwide.

THOUGHT: Do not let your peace depend on what people say of you, for whether they speak good or ill of you makes no difference to what you are. True peace and joy is to be found in Me [Jesus] alone. He who is neither anxious to please nor afraid to displease men enjoys true peace, Thomas a Kempis

ADORATION Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Listowel, Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday.

DEATH: A book of condolence should be opened in every parish to offer solidarity to the Polish People on the tragic death of their president, his wife and senior public figures.

DEATH took place on April 12th `10 of Michael Lyons of Lower Derry aged 80 years. Michael was predeceased by his wife Mairead Mulvihill who was a native of Coilagurteen. He is survived by his son Michael and daughter Patricia, siblings, Mary, Josie, Ann and Kit. Following Requiem Mass at Listowel Church on Thursday April 15th, Michael Lyons was laid to rest at St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH has taken place of Joan O Connor of 24 Barrack St., Castleisland and Glin Road, Moyvane; Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on Saturday April 17th 2010, Joan O Connor was laid to rest at St Stephen’s Cemetery Castleisland.

DEATH took place on April 14th 2010 of Nora Windle , Caherslee, Tralee and formerly of Aughrim, Moyvane. Nora was survived by her brother Mick. Following Requiem Mass on Sunday last in Moyvane Church Nora Windle was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tim Flaherty, Ellen Stack, Mairead McGrath, Paddy Flavin, Sean Ahern, John McCabe, Br. William Shine, Madge Heaney, Dan Keane, Nora Carr, Jimmy Crowley, Br. Angelus Keane, James Kennelly, Hannah Connell, John Joe Moloney, Richard Tobin; Mass on  Fri. 23rd in Knockanure at 8.00pm for Laurence & Ellen Collins: Mass on Sat. 24th at 8.00pm for Jim Cunningham and the deceased members of the Cunningham Family; Mass on Sun. 25th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Timothy, Hanna & John Flaherty and the deceased members of the Flaherty Family and the

11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for  Brendan Carr who died recently in England.

STATION for Moyvane Village at Peggy Enright’s home on Tuesday April 27th at 8pm.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill; 11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 25th April Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.