Knockanure Notes – 18th September, 2011

BEST Wishes to Presentation Sister Carmel Beasley who recently celebrated her 10th birthday, her sister Sr. Enda is in Drishane, her brothers Michael, Jimmy and Fr. John Joe , have passed away.
EVENTS: Genealogy Heritage open meeting was due to be held at Seanchai on Tues. night Sept. 20th; A Legion of Mary Pilgrimage will travel to Knock on Sunday, September 25, contact 068 31213; Line Dancing at the Marian Hall on Wed. 21st Sept. at 8pm. Ceili Classes have resumed at the Gables on Monday nights at 9pm; Set Dancing Classesat Marian Hall on Monday 26th September, beginners at 8.00pm and all dancers at 8.30pm; Set-dancing  classes began at Clounmacon, Community Centre, on Tue., 20th Sept., at 8.15pm; dancing class at the Community Centre, New St. Abbeyfeale on Friday, September 30th from 9 to11pm; Listowel Emmets 41 Card Drive commences on Wed., 21st Sept., at 9.00pm in the Clubhouse; Walk will take place on Sunday, September 25 to raise funds for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in Sudan. Sponsorship cards available from Triona Tobin, Mairead Daly, Carina Prendeville or the Credit Union. Abbeyfeale; Sustainable Energy of Authority of Ireland’s Renewable Energy Information Office  have a Wind Energy 2011 – Planning, People and the Environment conference at Bewley’s Hotel, Ballsbridge on Thursday 22nd September; Toastmasters meet at Newcastle West, the next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 21 from 8.30 to 10.30pm, details from 086 849405;

Blue Sky Day will be held at the Brandon Conference Centre on Sept. 23rd from 8.45am to 1pm, details from 066 719 1990; Rural diversification options course will be held at the Woodlands Hotel starting Sept. 27th, details from 069 61444; Mount Brandon Charity Walk is on Sept, 24th; Honda 50  run begins in Castleisland at 11am on Sept. 25th;  Fun Day at Athea Football Pitch on Sunday 25th Sept, from 2pm to 5pm; Kerry Autism Action Group meet at the Abbeygate hotel on Sept. 28th at 8.15pm; The college coach to Cork has resumed and will return on Friday at 6.15pm; :  Public meeting & launch of Podiatry Service will take place at Ballygarry House Hotel on Monday, September 26th at 8pm. Chair:  Kieran O’Leary, CEO, Diabetes Ireland, All welcome;

TENDERS  are invited for alternations to Paved Area at Knockanure Church. Closing date for completed tenders will be on 18th October, 2011.

SAMARITANS will be recruiting new volunteers shortly at 43-44 Moyderwell, Tralee. There will be an Information Evening on Wednesday 28th September at 8pm, More information on 066 7122566.

KERRY HOSPICE:  Annual Coffee Morning will take place on    Thursday 22nd Sept. at 10.30am. in the Mermaids.

ALZHEIMER Awareness evening  at the Malton Hotel, Killarney on Wednesday, September 21st from 7pm – 9pm. For further information, phone 021 4972504.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 16th Sept. Jackpot E10,100, numbers drawn were 6-15-21 and 24, No Winner.
Lucky Dips went to the following;  Margaret Flynn, Knockanure; Richard Horgan, Kilmorna; William Fitzgerald, Abbeyfeale; Tady, Tara & Kerryann, Lisaniskea; Margaret Geraghty, Listowel; Mary Barry, Knockanure; Bar Prize Tom Connolly; This Weeks Jackpot E10,200.

ST JOHN’S; Thursday 22nd, Fonn Aniar , the best of Irish folk from the west; Friday 23rd is Culture Night; Tuesday 21st Film Club- Little White Lies,   details from 068 22566.

WRITERS; Seanchai are having writing workshops, starting Sept. 24th and 25th; Oct 8th and 9th and again on Nov. 5th and 6th; a weekend dedicated to George Fitzmaurice, from 23rd to 25th September, more from  068 22212.

MATCH: Kerry’s loss is sad for us, but is gain for the GAA and Dublin.  Several locals were spotted on TV  up at the match. Margaret Carmody was on Radio Kerry reminiscing and Karol Trench was singing.  

FUNDRAISING Night at the dogs in aid of extension to Tarbert Comprehensive School PE Hall will be held on 12th Nov. It is being organised by the school Parents  Association, Details from 087 117 666 5.

BIG Crowds attended Listowel Races from Wednesday last till they were cancelled on Saturday. Weather though showery at times, was tolerable. Best dressed lady was won by Maria Murphy a daughter of Christy and Imelda Murphy of Bedford, last years winner was Catherine Keane and the 2009 winner was another local woman Olivia Buckley. Wrenboy night was reasonably attended, the shows were entertaining and lively, one heavy shower around 9pm, scattered everyone, but the traditional follower of the wren returned to watch some talented performances. A note of sadness this year as we remember Michael Dowling.

DAN Keane celebrated his birthday on 17th Sept. he was born in 1919. He received many birthday cards, Dan is still helping people find their ancestors.

SOME local Church Records on the internet.
Jer Carroll married Mary O Gorman in 1889; Dan O Carroll born 1896 to Jer Carroll and Mary OGorman; John Golden born 1898 to Hugh Goulding and Bridget Fitzgerald; Pat J O Sullivan born 1903 to Dan Sullivan and Ellen Herlihy; Catherine Leahy born 1909 to Tom Leahy and Elizabeth Keane; John Griffin Lyrecrompane married Mary Mulvihill of Knockanure in 1872; Philop Danaher of Athea married Mary Woulfe of Knockanure in 1874; Jer Carroll married Margaret Lynch of Lisselton in 1898; James Hunt married Debora Dillane of Lisselton in 1899; Joan Moran born 1811 to Michael Moran and Catherine Moloney; Catherine Horgan born 1886 to John Horgan and Mgt Driscoll; Elizabeth born 1896 to Tom Cronin and Mgt Kissane; John Keane, Ballygrennan married Joan McMahon in 1882; John Stack Athea married Mary Stokes in 1889; Tom O Brien Purtmarried Mgt Leahy in 1891; Tom O Donnell Tarbert married Sarah Nolan in 1895; Mce Gaire married Mary Costelloe in 1901; Ml White Moyvane married Bridget Fitzgerald Knockanure in 1904.

THOUGHT: The more we trust, the more reasonable we find it to trust. George Macdonald

NEW Moon on Sept 27th; Heavy cold rain during last week will melt away grass and cattle will damage pastures. Rats are beginning to move indoor as winter is approaching. Astronomers using ESO’s  exoplanet hunter Harps have announced  50 new exoplanets, including 16 super-Earths have been identified.

VOCATIONS:  Sunday, September 25th is Priesthood Sunday.  contact Vocations Director, Fr Liam Lovell on 087 1640967 or
e-mail:  [email protected]

AWARE:    Meet every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the back of St. John’s Church, Tralee.  Helpline – 1890 303 302.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. Adoration in Athea, continue each Thursday from 10am to 11pm. On September 11 in 1226, the first adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for laity took place in Chapel of the Holy Cross in Avignon, it continued for 566 years till the French Revolution.

NEW Missal; The Liturgy Groups of Listowel Pastoral Area are   meeting with Frances Rowland of the Diocesan Pastoral Team regarding the “Introduction of the New Missal”, at St. Patrick’s Hall, on Monday night, Sept. 19th, from 8.00pm to 9.30pm.

Fr Denis O Sullivan OMI, James Dower, Sr. Agatha Stack, Mai Costelloe, Mai Broderick, Michael O Connor, Pat Scanlon, Tom Kennelly, Kevin O Donovan, Jerome Murphy, Anna Buckley, Bridget O Connor, Tom Neville Stack, Mary J Cronin, John J Cronin, Maurice McKenna,  Donie Relihan, Joe O Flaherty, Alphonsus O Kane, Pat Joe Stokes, Fr Pat Maher, John Joe Kennelly, Maeve Goulding: Mass on Thurs. 22nd at 8.00pm for Nellie O’Connor; Mass on Fri. 23rd 8.00pm for Charlie Brosnan & the deceased members of the Brosnan Family, Barragougeen; Mass on Sat. 24th at 8.00pm for Brendan O’Carroll;

MEETING of Liturgy Group will meet in the Presbytery on Wednesday 21st at 8.30pm.

RELIGIOUS Education Congress will take place in the Brandon Conference Centre from Friday – Sunday, October 7th – 9th. For details, see  Closing date for bookings is Friday, September 23rd. Check site above about, September 25th – October 4th,  Diocese of Kerry Earth Week in your parish.

READERS: Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan;
Knockanure 25th September, Patricia & Andrew Rogan.