Knockanure Notes – 19th April, 2009

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for last week; numbers drawn were 4,5,15 and 16, no winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Trish Rogan, Lisaniska; Dublin Joe c/o Kevin’s; Ann Sheehy, Duagh; Padraig Brosnan, Kilmorna; Billy Moloney, Moyvane; Eddy Flaherty, Moyvane; and Bar Prize went to Mary Barry. Next weeks Jackpot is E3,400.

MEDJUGORJE Visionary will visit Tralee on April 24th, programme for the day, 10.30am to 6pm Eucharistic Adoration (Main Altar). Mass as usual at 6.10pm; 6.30pm Confessions; 7pm Rosary; 7.30pm Concelebrated Mass, after Mass Marija from Medjugorje will give a talk, Pilgrimages to Medjugorje from Kerry leave on May 1st details 087 2890 523 and the second pilgrimage leaves on May 3rd, details from 064 33625.

BLOOD Donor Clinic will take place from Monday to Thursday April 20th to 23rd from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm each day at the Brandon Hotel.

SEANCHAI: Writing a Novel directed by Martina Devlin runs from 25th to 26th of April, if you want to join contact 068 22212.

ST JOHN’S On Tue. April 21st a German film called Emma’s Bliss; Wednesday 22nd Mick Flavin Variety Show; Friday 24th a band from New Mexico called Bayou Seco; Wed. 29th Pierre Bensusan a noted American guitar player and the exhibition by Maurice Hannon continues, details from 068 22566.

TINTEAN: The Shannonside Stage School will present their show on Friday April 24th.

OPUS 96 Chamber Choir presents Bless This House, a fundraisings concert in aid of St. Brendan’s church (roof renovation fund) on Sunday, April 26th at 8pm at St Brendan’s Church, Special guests include Kay Lynch.

CURTIN Clan Association holds its 6th Clan Gathering from 23rd to 26th April 2009 at the Devon Inn Hotel, details from 068 44751;

HAPPY 90th Birthday to Paddy Faley, Paddy has recorded with his pen and camera countless events he has witnessed over the years.

CONGRATULATIONS John and Jack Goulding of Knockanure who won the Reserve Champion award at the recent Kerry Friesian Bull show at Castleisland, Tim Kennelly bought the bull for E1,700 at the sale.

GROW: Community Mental Health meets every Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Day Care Centre, Boherbee at 8pm. Contact: Una Chambers, 087 2389461.

EVENTS: ; Special Olympics collection will be held on Friday April 24th ,details from 068 57710; A Table Quiz for Special Olympics will be held at the Anglers’ Rest Finuge on Friday night April 24th; Labour Party National collection at Church Gates this weekend; Eigse Michael Hartnett will open at Newcastle West on Thursday April 23rd; Afternoon Tea Dance will be held at the Fr Casey Hall on Sunday April 26th; Kerry Gold Chase at Punchestown is on Tuesday April 28th, local dairy farmers got half price tickets; Teen Spirit Concert will be held at the INEC on April 30th, 100 young people will be performing, details from ; Closing date for membership of Comhaltas is April 24th; Munster Final of Scoraiocht na nOg will be held at Templeglantine on Friday April 24th starting at 7.30pm; “Tralee: Our Town” Exhibition will be held on April 24th & 25th at the Brandon Hotel, voluntary, community or charitable groups wishing to exhibit or participate in the exhibition please email [email protected] ; GRA Conference will be held in Killarney on the 28th and 29th of April; Irish Rural Dwellers Association will hold their conference in the Brehon Killarney on April 22nd and 23rd starting at 9. 30am each day, many prominent speakers will attend; Conference on the art and science of compassion, kindness and mindfulness will be held at Hotel Europe, Killarney on 27th and 28th of April, details from ; President Obama will speak at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on April 23rd to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

CEILI will be held at Clounmacon Community Centre on Friday April 24th , music by Donie Nolan, tea served also.

HOST Families wanted from Sept ’09 to May ’10, details from 087 766 3772.

OPEN Sunday the Garden Centre at the Parents and Friends in Listowel, details from 068 22977.

CUL Camp information is now on the Kerry GAA website.

GREAT to see local girl Breda Lane deservedly praised in the Kerryman for her skills with Kerry Minor Ladies team.

NEW Moon on the 25th, Saturn can be seen in the evening till end of June, Jupiter can be seen in morning, the recent broken weather forced some farmers to house cattle again.

TG4 are looking for versatile farmers for a contest, details from 085 1359 222. Swallows have been seen in Kilbaha, all ears are waiting for the singing of the Cuckoo.

LIBRARY exhibition in Tralee; ‘If I was a Blackbird’, an exhibition on the lives of singer Delia Murphy and her husband, former Irish Ambassador to Australia, Dr T J Kiernan continues till end of April.

SEI’s Energy Show will take place in the RDS on 29th and 30th April. They will have over 160 exhibitors. One Irish financial institution saved 11 million pages of A4 paper by putting their Annual Report on line, what would the government and schools save with proper use of the internet.

KNOCK Summer Youth Festival “You are the Light of the world” from 23rd to 26th of July 2009 at Our Lady’s Shrine Knock, Co. Mayo. Strictly for 18-35years, details from Knock Catholic Youth Festival, Youth Ministry Office at (094) 9375035, Shrine Office (094) 9388100, Mobile (087) 6927850.

LITTLE Flower Relics will be in Killarney Cathedral on the 28th and 29th of April. In preparation for in preparation for the bi-centenary of the birth of Don Bosco to be celebrated in 2015 his relics will shortly begin a tour of the five continents.

PRESENTATION Bi Centenary Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated by Bishop Bill Murphy in St. John’s Church Tralee on Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm. All welcome.

VOCATIONS: An open day for all men discerning a vocation to the Catholic priesthood will take place at Maynooth Seminary, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth on Sunday, May 3rd at 2.30pm.

PRAYER: Day of Prayer for Ireland will be held at the Church of the Resurrection in Killarney on Saturday April 25th starting at 10am, details from 066 7125 462.

CHARITY: Australian Actor Hugh Jackman is offering $100,000 to your favorite charity; all you have to do is write 140 words telling him why, details at Twitter realhughjackman

RECESSION beating training is being provided at Athea N.S. where children will be taught by parents to sew and cook.

OVEREATERS 12 step program, details from 087 749 7611, the support group meet every Tuesday at Senen House, Listowel from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

CHARGING: Doctors and servicemen are still charging Celtic Tiger price which goes straight into their pocked, no receipt, tax or levy can be calculated.

GREAT Southern Trail has been a great success following the recent upgrading of the route which now extends from Ardagh to Abbeyfeale .All walkers and cyclists are welcome. Almost E1,000,000 has been spent on the 17 mile route to date.

BOYS: Male mice with the MIS hormone explore their environment more extensively than females. Male mice without the hormone are less likely to explore. When the hormone is absent in male mice, they behave more like females.

INFORMATION Wanted on John Paul Fitzmaurice born on 28th Jan. 1875 to Tom Fitzmaurice a carpenter and Maura Gregory of Listowel.

COMPLETE Canadian Census 1851 to1916 Coming Online in June `09. Irish Famine Migration to New Brunswick 1845 to 1852 with 23,318 records, details from

FISHERIES Awareness Week will begin on Saturday April 25th

SNIPPETS from the Irish Times: April 23rd 1859, Oliver Fitzmaurice J.P. died at Duagh. May 14th 1859 County Kerry election held on Tuesday last on the platform were a large number J.Ps and gentry, Sir W. Godfrey proposed Mr Herbert who has represented Kerry for a long time, several others also proposed. Oct 8th 1860, it was proposed to spend £600,000 on a pier in India, the projector of the work was Mr D. J. Kennelly. 29th May 1863 The Central Committee for Relief of Distress gave Duagh 20? . 15th Nov. 1876 Railway Company had a list of townlands in Kerry and limerick which will be subject to compulsory purchase order. Sept. 20th 1878, Mr R. P. Blennerhasset M.P. on Thursday last delivered his Annual Address to his constituents at Ballylongford a large crowd of attended, among the people on the platform were Fr J. Burke PP Newtownsandes, Rev J. Barton CC Newtownsandes, Rev J. Foran CC Listowel, Rev P O Connor San Francisco, T. Scanlon Newtownsandes, T. J. Rahilly Ballylongford. Aug. 25th 1880, a group from Lisselton looking for bail following the entering a house at Moybella , taking a gun and assaulting the inmates. Sept 2nd 1886, the shocking murder of Patrick Flahive in Ballyheigue. December 20th 1924, Mr B. O Shea Head Constable RUC died ; Sergeant Hayes transferred from Athea to Newcastle West; Garda J Abbey at Newtownsandes; Sergeant J Sheehy transferred from Limerick to Athea. Oct 4th 1902 £80 stolen from house in Newtownsandes and a cock of hay burned. June 8th 1906 The Chief Secretary made a visit to Kerry, Mr Flavin M.P. introduced to him a delegation who wanted to extend the railway from Listowel to Tarbert, it would cost £96,000, local man M. J. Nolan J.P. V.C. MCC was in the delegation. Dec. 7th 1912 Thomas Lyons of Islandanny died from compound fracture to his thumb several arrested in connection with his death, Sergeant M.J Ryan made the latest arrest in Newtownsandes.

POPE: Details of the proposed visit of the Pope to the Holy Land can be viewed at

Pope Benedict celebrated his 82 birthday last week.

THOUGHT: I recalled the words John Paul II spoke down the street at the United Nations: “We must not be afraid of the future. It is no accident that we are here. Every human person has been created in the image and likeness of the One who is the origin of all that is. We have within us the capacity for wisdom and heroic virtue. With these gifts, and with the help of God’s grace, we can build . . . a civilization worthy of the human person, a true culture of freedom, a culture of life. “Quote recently used by Archbishop Dolan of New York; What would you call a person who sees the needs of others and refuses to help? a bad Samaritan.

SCIENCE: The University of Akron OH were the first in the world to have an academic course in rubber chemistry 100 years ago. American study revealed that wastewater from treatment plants, containing estrogens were capable of feminizing fish. Researchers at the University of Illinois recently found a way of using ordinary aluminium foil to give light. Spending on science and technology research in Ireland has been increasing by 14% over the past decade and the government is committed to continue spending increases over the next 6 years, the public have a right to know where the money was spent.

DVD of the story of Lourdes directed by local born priest Fr Pat Ahern is available at Tralee Parish office.

DIED: Dr. Thomas Dillon President of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California, was killed on 14th of April `09 in a car accident while on a trip to Ireland, his wife Terry was injured.

DEATH took place on April 17th `09 of Tade ( Heck) Collins of Ballaugh, Cratloe, Abbeyfeale. He is survived by his son Tim, daughters Eileen, Joanie and Mary, his wife Mai predeceased him. Following Requiem Mass in Abbeyfeale Church on Sunday April 19th `09 Tade Collins was laid to rest at Reilig =CDde Naofa. Tead was son of Dan Collins and Mary Woulfe of Port, Abbeyfeale and his siblings were Jim, Nell May O Donnell and Dick who died in 1982 and is buried in the Old Cistercian Churchyard in Abbeyfeale.

DEATH took place suddenly on April 16th `09 of Johanna Sheridan nee Flavin who was a native of Glenagrga, Athea, and lived at Hamilton Drive, Nenagh and Sheridan’s Bar, Nenagh and 11 Avoca Avenue, Bray, Hannah is survived by her husband Des, daughters Claire Manning and Lorraine Mitchell, her mother Mary, brothers Pat, Willie, Timmy, Mike, Francis, Dan, and Thomas, sisters Mary, Nora, Geraldine, and Karina, her father Bill predeceased her. Following Requiem Mass at St Mary of the Rosary Church, Nenagh, on Sunday April 18th ’09, Hannah Sheridan was laid to rest with her ancestors at Kilfergus Churchyard, Glin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Br. William Patrick Shine, John McCabe, Madge Heaney, Dan Keane, Jimmy Crowley, Br. Angelus Keane, Hannah Connell, John Joe Moloney, Kitty Moore, Nora Kelly, Mass Thurs. 23rd 8.00pm in Knockanure for Laurence Collins; Mass on Fri. 24th 8.00pm in Moyvane for Mossie & James Culhane; Mass on Sat. 25th 8.00pm for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody; Mass in Knockanure on Sun. 26th 10.00am for Ellen & Vanda Horgan, Kilmorna and11.00am in Moyvane is for John Scanlon, Inchamore & the deceased Members of the Scanlon Family.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. 40 hours Adoration will be held at Listowel from Friday May 1st to Sunday May 3rd .

READERS: Vigil Deirdre Scanlon & John Corbett; 11am Jerry Duggan & Aisling Flaherty; Knockanure 10am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

Confessions on Saturdays from 12 -12.30pm and on request.

TROCAIRE Boxes can be handed in at the Church during mass times or sent direct to Maynooth Co Kildare. More information from

NOVENA to the Divine Mercy was held in Abbeyfeale Church on Sunday last, the church was full; many were arriving before 2.30pm and were still around at 5pm. All took part in the singing, Stations of the Cross, Novena Prayers, confessions and mass, a god number from Knockanure/ Moyvane Parish attended. Among the leaflets available were at the dood of the church were details of Limerick Pastoral Areas and the local Legion of Mary newsletter which had all the news deaths, drama, centenarian and champion dog Sandy Sea.