Knockanure Notes – 18th December, 2011

HAPPY Christmas and a successful New Year to all our readers,

The younger generation have many of their friends abroad and the older generation will miss the majority of their friends who have passed on, people in hospital, nursing homes and living alone would like us to darken their door.

SCHOOL Variety show in Knockanure Community Centre on Friday 16th December, Called ‘The Night before Christmas’ performed by students of Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure, a host of top local entertainers joined in after the children’s show. Much time and effort was put into the event, it is great for Parish Spirit to see the work of all on stage and the great many in the background who made the night memorable.

FUNDRAISER for the Nano Nagle School Tour in Mairead’s Bar on Friday 23rd December at 9.30pm. Music by Gabriel Fitzmaurice and the Bog Hole Boys. Spot prizes galore. Everyone welcome.

SAMARITANS Annual Collection will take place as usual on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24th/25th at Knockanure Church, you are asked to support this worthy cause.

CHOIR; Knockanure Choir will hold a Christmas Mass practice at 8pm on Tuesday 20th. All members are requested to attend.

ACTIVE Retired day held on 12th Dec. 2011 in Knockanure was attended by 85 people. The organisers would like to thank all for their support, people who gave spot prizes, some of which will be distributed at the next outing. Wishing all a Happy Christmas and good health in 2012.

ST JOHN’S: on Dec. 21st , Christmas Concert with Denise Wren’s Music School and on Thurs. 22nd D J Curtin and Mark Leen, details from 068 22566.

GREYHOUNDS: Kingdom Cup at Ballybeggan 26th and 27th Dec. Abbeyfeale coursing 28th and 29th Dec.

TRAIL: Great Southern Trail walk from Newcastle West to Rathkeale starts at 1pm on Dec. 27th.

DEATHS in 2009, which were drug related, amounted to 638, alcohol accounted for 40% of the deaths.

OLDEST Licensed physician in Ohio is 100 years old and he only drinks wine on Passover.

NEW Moon on Dec. 24th. Nine farmers per 1,000 are under 35 years in Ireland; in EU two thirds of farmers are over 55 years; It is claimed that over 40 million people in EU are at risk of food poverty.

WIND Farm Proposals and information afternoon was due to be held at the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Dec. 20th.

CONGRATULATIONS to Celia Lawlee who is continuing her shop whish was opened by her grandfather William Collins a hundred years ago. A photo of Joan Mai Collins and her class taken c 1930 at Listowel Convent is on

JOURNALS: Most of the local journals; Knocknagoshel Advocate now in its 28th edition;  The Kerry Magazine 22nd edition; Science in Schools issue 21; Ballyguiltenane and many more, are now available.

DEPRESSION:  Weekly meeting for sufferers of depression and bi-polar disorder takes place in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church, Tralee  every Tuesday at 8pm.  Call Kate on 087-2993142 or their main office on 01-6617211 for details.

BALLYGUILTENANE Journal, 34th edition with 150 pages is packed with the work of local contributors, thanks again to Tom O Donoghue and helpers. Among the articles, Eileen O Brien gives an account of a trip to Japan,  Trains at times carry three times their capacity and school children begin early in the morning, no problems with discipline; Tom Aherne, talks to 88 year old Bridie Kiely, tells us about the Sheehy Brothers, Sean Finn and Shanagolden; Ann Gardiner climbs Galtymore; Snippets of History from Moyvane and Knockanure are also included; Memorials to the dead at Grosse Island Canada are recalled; Joe Quille has an information page, which includes a list of people who never went to college; The late Paddy Faley is remembered by several of his family and friends; Bishop O Dwyer of Limerick is recalled by Sean O Cearnaigh; Tim griffin illustrates article on Monks Road Journey; Louie Byrne has poems and articles; Glin Emmets are recalled; Who needs Oil according to Donal O Connor; George Langan continues  with his history of the Langan Family from last year; Other articles on the Griffin Family and famous Irish singers in British Charts and much more.

GOD: To experience God is love; we need to have been loved by others.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Eucharistic Adoration Listowel, Sunday from 3 to  6pm and will take place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. Abbeyfeale, Adoration continues every Tuesday and Friday from 8am to 10pm.  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6 to 8 pm.

COLLECTION for Sacristan Margaret will be made again this year on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Your contribution last year was very much appreciated. Margaret carries out her duty as Sacristan on a voluntary basis; she received no pay from the parish.

MASS: Listowel Christmas Day Mass 9.00 a.m. & 11.00 a.m, with Listowel Parish Choir & 12.30 p.m with Listowel Parish Folk Group. Mass Duagh, Sat 24th at 9pm and Sunday 25th  Mass at 11.30am.

DEATH took place unexpectedly of Con Shine of Glin Road, Moyvane on 14th December 2011, he is survived by his sister Bridie Shine. Requiem Mass for Con Shine was celebrated by Fr Lucid P.P. at Moyvane Church on Sunday 18th December 2011, Elaine Foley assisted by Laura Stack sang the hymns. Con was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard, Knockanure , surrounded by family and friends on a mild December day. Con was born August 1936, was son of Dan Shine of Moyvane and Nora Stack of Skehenerin. His mother died when he was 3 years old, his step mother was Liz Flaherty.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kevin Barrett, Nancy Daly, Fr William Murphy, Sr Basil McAuliffe, Michael Collins, Jer Horgan, Ted Brosnan, Kitty Bowden, Nora mai Broderick, John Joe Sheehy, Paddy Healy, Bridget Finucane, Hannie Quinn; Mass on Wed. 21st at 7.30pm  for Sheila & Ned Buckley; Mass on Thurs. 22nd at  7.30pm for Catherine Fitzmaurice, Months Mind; Mass on Fri. 23rd in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Hanna Quinn; Mass on Sat. 24th Christmas Eve in Knockanure 7.30pm for Mrs Kathleen Buckley and the 9.00pm Mass in Moyvane is for  Denis & Nora Hanrahan & the deceased members of the Hanrahan Family; Mass on Sun. 25th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Kitty Bowden and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is For the People of the Parish;

VISITING Priests will be available for Confessions on Tuesday 20th December at 8pm in Moyvane and at 7.30pm in Knockanure.

COMMUNION Rounds for Christmas on Friday 23rd with Knockanure in the Morning and Moyvane in the Afternoon. No Communion Rounds on the First Friday in January.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Fiona Kennelly;

11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 24th Dec. Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald; 25th Dec. Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

FIRST Communion Class continued with the Do this in Memory of me Programme on Sunday last.

THANKS to our Parish Priest Fr Lucid who is on duty day and night to care for our spiritual needs, all the helpers deserve our appreciation also as they greatly contribute to the smooth running of the Parish.