Knockanure Notes – 18th May, 2008

ST PIO Prayer Group will meet at Listowel Church on Thursday May 22nd at 7.15pm, all are welcome.
ST Pio Pilgrimage to Holy Cross takes place on Sunday May 25th.
LITURGY Meeting will be held at the Presbytery on Tuesday Night May 20th at 8.30pm.
PROCESSION: This year’s Listowel Eucharistic Procession takes place on Sunday 25th May, the feast of
Corpus Christi. The Procession will take place after 12noon Mass approx. 1p.m. The Procession will go through William St., Market St., Convent St. and into Greenville as far as Ashfield where it will turn around and proceed back to the Hospital Grounds where Benediction will take place, all are welcome.
KNOCK Rosary Rally is on June 7th, details from 066 712 4519.
ROSARY will be said at Knockanure and Moyvane Churches on Sundays in May before Mass, Rosary at the Grotto in Clounmacon every Friday during May at 8pm.
DAY of Reflection will be held at Courtney Lodge Hotel Newcastle West on Saturday May 24th from 9.30am to 5.30pm, details from 069 77562, Fr Pat Murray S.C.A will preside;
LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 16th May Jackpot was E7,500 No Winner, numbers drawn were 2-4-12-15
Lucky Dips went to the following: Noel McElligott, Listowel; Sean Moriarty, c/o Kevin’s; Pat Sheehy, Duagh; Ger Horgan, Kilmorna Micheal O Connor, Keylod; Patricia Lynch, Knockanure; Bar Prize Gerard Greaney; Next Weeks Jackpot E7,600
POWER will be cut by the ESB on Thursday May 22nd in the Gortdromagowna area from 9.30 to 17:00.
EVENTS for May ; FBD Ras arrives in Tralee on May 21st and leaves just before 11am on the 22nd , the race continues till 25th; ICA AGM will be held at Clounmacon on Sunday May 25th at 2.30pm; Information Evening on the priesthood will be held at Ardfert retreat Centre on Friday May 23rd at 7pm , details from 066 7141 241; National Drugs Strategy meeting will be held at Fels point Hotel on Tuesday May 20th from 7 to 9.30pm; Munster Motor Cross Championships will be held at Milltown on the 24th and 25th of May; Bus leaves for Lough Derg on May 31st, details from 068 31232; Bus to the House of Prayer in Achill, details from 066 7147 494; AGM of North Kerry Harriers will be held at the Railway Bar in Ballybunion on May 27th at 9pm; Bodhran Championship Festival will be held at Milltown from May 30th to June 2nd, details fro 085 7739 553; UCC Business Programme information night will be held at Tralee Library on Tuesday May 20th from 6pm to 8pm, details from 021 4205 102; ICA Centenary Committee Meeting will be held at St John’s Parish Centre in Tralee on May 28th at 7.30pm; Racing in Tralee on the 24th and 25th of May; Racing in Listowel on June 1st and 2nd; Horse and Pony racing will be held at Relihan’s Inch, Kilcara on June 29th; Writers Week runs from May 28th to June 1st; Arts and Crafts Fair will be held at Seanchai on Sunday June 1st from 11am;
BOOK: The Joy of Boyhood Years by John Lyons will be launched at Causeway Comprehensive School on Saturday May 24th at 8.30pm.
Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s new book will be launched at Writers Week by Weeshie Fogarty at the Plaza on Friday May 30th at 12.30pm; the book is called The Essential Gabriel Fitzmaurice.
KDYS are planning Summer Camps and trips, the first outing is Go Karting at Kilcolman on Tuesday 10th of June, details from 068 23744.
AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op takes place in the Marian Hall on Wednesday May 28th at 8pm.
Hi-Vis: 20% of road accident deaths are pedestrians, so the credit union are sponsoring Hi-Vis vests to help in reducing deaths and injuries, visit local credit union offices for the high visibility clothing; Health and Leisure Centre in Ballybunion costing 5.2 million is now an added attraction at Irelands premier beach;
AID: Africa Day will be celebrated at Dublin Castle on Sunday May 25th, Irish Aid is funding the event; Irish Aid is to give UCD about E1.5 million to investigate poverty reduction in developing countries.
SAD to hear that Fatima nursing home in Tralee is to be sold as a going concern, the Dominican Sisters set up the home about 40 years ago.
VISIT our friends in retirement homes, when the fine weather comes we are inclined to forget them. Local Active retired Groups had a great time last week they had a day in Knockanure on Monday followed by another great day in Glin on Thursday last.
OLDER People: Various events are being run in May to encourage and highlight the activities of older people, Say No to Ageism Week runs from 19th to 23rd of May, booklet on activities is available at the Library or ring 1890 50 60 60.
HOSPICE: Kerry Hospice Sunflower Day will take place on Friday & Saturday, June 13 & 14th. This is a very important fundraising event for the Hospice, Sunflower Day raised E44,538 in Kerry last year.
AWARE group offer support for those who are sufferers of depression, and for their families and friends every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church in Tralee, Contact 066 7128010.
WALK: John F Leslie walk in Tarbert is held each Wednesday evening at 8pm.
LAND Prices: People were amazed to hear that 120 acre farm at Dromlought made E2.3 million recently, a local man remembers the farm being bought for £3,000 about 60 years ago, granted banks of turf was on some of the farm at that time.
IRISH Night organized by Feile Lios Tuathal will be held at Christy’s Pub on Thursday May 22nd starting at 9.30pm, all are welcome.
HISTORY: Extracts from Kerryman of May 16th 1908; Lettry from America reports on the centenary celebrations of the founding of the New York Diocese, dignitaries attending one of the ceremonies included Cardinal Logue of Ireland and Cardinal Gibbons, The Papal Deligate, ten archbishops, 30 bishops, 100 monsignors and provincial of orders, over 1,000 priests from all over USA and Canada. 50,000 Members of Catholic societies were at a parade. When the New York diocese was established in April 1808 there were only four priests in all off New York State and eastern part of New Jersey, in New York only one church a carpenters shop, the catholic population was c 15,000.
In 1908 the picture had changed dramatically, there was one Archbishop, nine bishops, 2,710 priests, 1546 churches, 583 Parochial Schools with over 250,000 pupils and the Catholic population had risen to 3 million. The letter goes on to say that Nationalists in America were making sure that England would not benefit from a new treaty now going before the American Senate, the Treaty was already passed by France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Russia and other European Countries. Death took place on April 15th 1908 of Sr. M Augustine Barry who was born in Killarney on March 7th 1838; she entered a convent in Belgium in 1860. Sr. Augustine and four companions went to Buffalo in 1863 and founded St Mary’s Order which has now spread from coast to coast. “Scelig’s” background and ancestry is discussed in the Caherdaniel Notes; Tralee Feis and exhibition is advertised for June 18th and 19th, the promoters were organising a Limerick competition the last line of which was Feis of Tralee, the programme included, music, lectures and exhibition stands. The Listowel Feis organisers were Miss N. O Shea N. T.; Miss O Connell N.T.; P. M. McMahon; J O Mahony N.T.; W. Keane N. T.; P. O Connor N.T.; R. O Shea N. T.; J. O Carroll N.T.; T. Molyneaux N.T.; M Keane N. T.; M. Dore; T Corbett G. T.; M. Griffin N.T.; T. F. Cotter Hon Secretary and Mr P. McMahon was in the Chair. GAA Notes included match to be held on June 7th 1908 between Dublin Kickham’s the All Ireland Champions and a Kerry combination in football and Limerick Young Irelands were to play a Kerry selection in Hurling.
THOUGHT: When life becomes difficult, when it doesn’t seem as if God is providing for our needs, when we’re not getting what we want when we want it, we have a decision to make. We can hold onto our faith and trust that God has an answer in mind, or we can gripe and moan and complain and let our souls become embittered. Expecting an oasis, but finding a bitter stream? Don’t lose sight of the grace of God. – (Beside A Quiet Stream) Penelope J. Stokes.
NEWTOWN Athletic recently beat Castlegregory 1-0.
LOCAL Man Tommy Barrett has opened his new plant and tool hire business at Tarbert. Tommy stocks equipment for building, agricultural and domestic sectors of Kerry and Limerick. The Tarbert outlet is an addition to his base in Listowel. John O’Connell of Kilpadogue and football fame will manage the Tarbert Branch. For further information please phone John at 068-29934 or Tommy at 087 6960231.
Local man Gabriel Fitzmaurice will lead a field outing of The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society members around Moyvane and Knockanure on Saturday June 1st at 7.30pm, beginning at Moyvane Church.
St JOHN’S: Friday 23rd a play called Flesh which explores sex trafficking, Thursday 29th at 11am Sunday Miscellany, at 1pm Melody, 3.30pm Hugo Hamilton, 5.30pm Diarmaid Ferriter and at 8.30pm Marred to the Sea.
FLEADH Nua in Ennis continues till Monday May 26th, details from
ACTIVE: The ‘Street Steppin’ programme aims to encourage women to become more physically active in a supportive and social environment. It is an adult only programme (under 16 years only if accompanied by an adult) and is aimed at all levels of fitness. The walks begin again on Monday 26th at 8pm from the Town Park, Abbeyfeale, all are welcome.
PASSIVE houses are to become the standard in the European Union from 2011.A passive house is a highly insulated and completely draught-proofed dwelling with an extremely low annual heating bill, development of passive houses in Ireland is currently being constructed in The Village at Grange, Killerig, Co. Carlow. You can view these houses at the Launch Day which takes place at Ramada Hotel, Killerig, Co Carlow on 24th May.
CIVICUS World Assembly will be held from June 18-21 in Glasgow, it is a forum for international civil society representatives to get together, exchange ideas, experiences and build strategies for a just world, contact [email protected].
REFERENDUM will be held on June 12th, between now and then streams of unwanted paper will be coming in the front door and going out the back door to the rubbish bin. With the Greens in government they had a chance to halve the paper, by giving individuals an opportunity to indicate the language they would prefer on election material.
VOTE For Listowel Youth Caf=E9 and they could receive a E10,000 grant from the AIB Better Ireland Programme, just text LISTOWEL followed by C to 53099.
DEATH has taken place of Noreen Sweeney (nee Flavin of Carrueragh, Kilmorna. Noreen is survived by her children Joe, Pat and Breda, her father Pat Flavin, siblings Denis, Catherine, Mary and Bridie. Requiem Mass for Noreen was celebrated on Thursday May 15th in Knockanure Church celebrants were Fr. Lucid assisted by Fr McMahon, Stevie Donegan sang the hymns and family members done the readings. Noreen Sweeney was laid to rest beside her husband Patrick J Sweeney who died on 27th August 1978. Also remembered on the gravestone are William Sweeney who died in 1819 and Joseph P Sweeney who died in 1974 and his wife Catherine who died in 1936. Noreen Sweeney was daughter of Pat Flavin and Bridie Lynch.
ANNIVERSARIES: Danny Curtin, David Kennelly, David Dillon, Catherine Barry, Nora Moloney, Dermot O Brien, Nancy Ellis, Bridie Doody, Michael Murphy, Mass on Tuesday May 20th for Con J. Mulvihill at 8pm, Mass on Thursday at 8pm for Timothy and Julia Flaherty, Mass on Friday at 9.15pm for the people of the Parish, Saturday Mass at 8pm in Moyvane for Seamus Flaherty and deceased members of the Flaherty family, Sunday 25th Mass in Knockanure at 10am for David Dillon and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Margaret Collins and deceased members of the Collins family.
ADORATION: In Moyvane on Sundays 4 to 5pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Knockanure 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday 6pm to 8pm.
READERS: Linda Kennelly, Catriona Collins, Jerry Duggan, Margaret Flaherty, Kathy Kennelly, and Mary Fitzgerald.
Apartment accommodation can be got for E20 per night at Medjugorje, details from
CORPUS Christi Procession will be held in Abbeyfeale after 7pm Mass on Saturday May 24th. Congratulations to the 63 first communicants who received their first Communion in Abbeyfeale Church on Saturday morning last May 17th.