Knockanure Notes – 18th August, 2013

DISCO: Knockanure Community Centre, End of Summer Holidays Back to School Disco at Knockanure Community Centre on Saturday 24th August from 9pm to 11pm.  DJ Excel.
Refreshments provided.  Adults Supervision on the night,  Enqueries to 068 49799.

PADRE PIO EVENING MASS: will take place on Thursday 22nd at 7.00p.m.  beginning with the Rosary followed by mass and Benediction.

COLLECTION: Kerry Emigrant Support Services Annual Collection will be held at all Masses in Moyvane & Knockanure on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th.

THANKS to Fr Lucid, Fr O Callaghan the choir and voluntary helpers who helped make the graveyard masses a memorable experience.
Moyvane /Knockanure Graveyard Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous contributions to the collections at all Masses. A special word of thanks to Tom Moore, Seamus Clancy and Mike Brosnan for the use of their fields for Parking and to Leo Finucane for the use of the Carpark.

GREAT to hear local men in the media on Sunday last; First we had Fr Nolan and Fr Moore on Horizons, then Fr Ahern with his music and choir contributed greatly to the TV Mass from St John’s in Tralee.

VINTAGE DAY in Knockanure on Sunday last was a great day out for all the family. Thanks to the organisers, competitors, exhibitors, volunteers, patrons, sponsors and Seamus Clancy for the field.

CLOTHES Collection in aid of Kingdom Care, who care for the elderly in Kerry, at Moyvane Church Carpark on Saturday 24th August from 9am – 4.30pm.

WEDDINGS: Marie O Keeffe of Kilmorna and Michael Brosnan of Athea were married by Fr Moore in Duagh Church on 9th August 2013. Bestman was Thomas Brosnan, groomsmen were David and John Brosnan. Bridesmaids were Kathleen Costelloe, Siobhan Murphy and Catherine Lane. Flower girl. Isobel O Keeffe, Pageboy was Gearoid Brosnan. The bride is daughter of Con and Marie O Keeffe and the groom is son of Michel and Eileen Brosnan.

The marriage took place in Moyvane Church of Teresa Heffernan of Moyvane and Patrick Casey of Macroom on 10th August 2013, Fr. Lucid PP officiated. Best man was Liam McCulla, groomsmen were Michael and Liam Heffernan. Bridesmaids were, Caroline Saccard, Maggie Heffernan and Justine ferris. Flower girls, Hollie Heffernan, Emma Monaghan and Sarah Saccard. Pageboys, Jack Monahan and Alex Saccard. The bride is daughter of Maurice and Teresa Heffernan and the groom is son of  Hannah and the late Billy Casey.

LOTTO RESULTS for 16th August 2013; Jackpot E9,800 Numbers Drawn were 4-15-17 and 19, No Winner.
Lucky Dips went to; Mary O Sullivan, Ballylongford; Neil Brosnan, c/o Kevin’s Bar; Jack O Connor, Moyvane; Donie Fitzgerald, Duagh; Jack O Connor, Moyvane; Bar Prize, Michael Meehan; This Weeks Jackpot E9,900.

ACCOMMODATION OFFICE for Listowel Races is open from Monday- Friday 11:00- 13:00 and 14:00-16:00. Let us know if you are available to provide accommodation for Listowel Race week.  Located in the Seanchaí Centre, contact us on 068- 23036 or 068- 23037.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC will take place on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th August in the Listowel Arms Hotel from 6pm. to 9pm. 3000 units of blood are required every week. 1,000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their life.

LEAVING Cert students have a busy time ahead of them, preparing for a new life at college, make good use of the heritage you were immersed in at home, it will stand the test of time.

BEST Wishes to John Joe Barrett of Lower Athea on his recent retirement from Athea Credit Union. John Joe in his youth went to America and was drafted into the American army during the Korean war. Returning home worked as a tradesman. He was a founder member of Athea and District Credit Union in 1968.

BUS to Knock on Thursday, August 22nd from Abbeyfeale, preacher Fr. Gerry Fitzpatrick, Carmelite Monastery, Derry. Further details, tickets from Sean Broderick or Peg Murphy 068 31232.

HERITAGE WEEK runs from 17th to 25th August, details at the library.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Sheahan, Mary O Mahony, Fr James Leahy, Johanna O Grady, Peg Keane, Geraldine Dillon, John Hudson, Willie Finucane, Catherine Broderick, Margaret Crowley, Bridie O Connor, Con McSweeney, Padraig O Callaghan, Fr Micheal Galvin, Ethne Strong, Bridget McCarthy, Paddy Barry, Mary Olive Relihan, Jim Stack, Sr. Agatha Stack, Mass on Sat. 24th at 7.30pm  for John Hudson; Mass on Sun. 25th 10.00am  in Knockanure For the People of the Parish and the 11.00am mass in Moyvane is for Danny Walsh.

CHURCH NEWS:Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Wed. 10.00pm to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm
Readers:- Vigil Elaine Hudson, 11.00am Jerry Duggan;
Knockanure, 10.00am Mary O’Flaherty
Collectors for Sept. Vigil Noreen O’Connell & Michael Liston,
11am Mary Lynch & Kitty Windle; Knockanure Maurice Dowling.

SEE VINTAGE DAY at knockanurelocal on youtube

ST JOHN’S: Wed 21st “Auditions,  Zoe’s Auditions”

Award winning off Broadway comedy written by Suzanna Geraghty; Fri 23rd An Evening with Don Baker and on Sat 24th

Thank You For The Musicals. Theatretrix, present two summer school presentations.  Directed by Jo Jordan and Valerie Burke. more from 068 22566.

THOUGHT:  Every action you choose to make – no matter how small – has a positive or negative effect on the world around you. Every action you choose not to make, no matter how small  has a positive or negative effect on the world around you. You hold the potential of being a catalyst for good or for evil today.
Katherine Walden

MARCH: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, Saturday 24 August 2013 in Washington, DC.

SALARY: Enda Kenny’s chief of staff, Mark Kennelly, and one other special adviser were both paid €156,380 last year.

FAIR: The annual Milford Hospice Fair is fixed for Sunday 1st September at the UL Arena in the UL Campus. Milford Care Centre is a 10 minute walk away from there. The organizers would appreciate your support for this most deserving cause.

SHOW: Limerick Agricultural Show 24th and 25th August.

LOUGH DERG: The outgoing Prior of St Patrick’s Sanctuary on Lough Derg has said he will miss the many people who form ‘the Lough Derg family’ as he moves on from a role he has held for twenty-three years.

“DROWN HALF OF THEM.” NZ Tablet 22 July 1881

The Nun of Kenmare relates this incident to an English paper. She writes “An Irish landlord who has just been evicting his tenants for not paying the rent, which they could not pay, was expostulated with by a poor man with a very large family. How can I pay rent, sir,’ he said, when I cannot feed my eleven children  ‘Go drown half of them in the boghole,’ was the reply. This was no hearsay or imagination ;it is a matter of fact. The name and place was published in the Freeman’s Journal a few days ago. And I may add I have heard scarcely less brutal expressions myself. Surely there is only a degree less in humanity in turning men and women adrift on the roadside when, after a famine in which they have been fed by public charity, they cannot pay rent and feed their children. But there are, thank God, humane landlords in Ireland if there were not it would soon be turned into one vast desert, for human life would become almost extinct for want of sustenance, and emigration or the workhouse would complete the destruction of the Irish people. A priest, who has a large parish in the poorest part of South Kerry, told me yesterday that only for the patience of Lord who owns nearly all that district, that nearly every soul in his parish would be in the workhouse. Many of them owe four years’ rent, but he added God knows how long he may be before he evicts them.’ The late famine was preceded by bad years, and that is a circumstance too often overlooked. These people, honest, hard-working, and truly pious, had been in the habit of going to England every year, and by often working eighteen hours out of the twenty-four, had earned their rent their land could never have paid it and fed them even on the poorest fare. But this work in England has failed our people of late years. I do not know why, probably you, sir, could tell your readers the cause of the fact there is no doubt. This landlord, having both, honesty and common sense, does not evict the people, though naturally they live in constant fear of it, and hundreds have emigrated.”