Knockanure Notes – 19th January, 2009

COMMUNITY Centre: Intermediate Computer Classes starting at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 26th January 2009 at 8pm for eight weeks. Aerobic/Yoga Classes starting on Wednesday 21st at 8pm for eight weeks – Limited places available, for enquires about classes, please contact Patricia at the Community Centre on (068) 49799 or 086 8392787. Parent and Toddler Group meet every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. New members welcome .

SEWING Class with dress designer Karen Moriarty will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday Jan. 29th at 8pm, entails dressmaking, alterations and the use of he sewing machine, details from 068 49799.

TEA Dance Come along and spend your Sunday afternoon with us on the 25th January at the Knockanure Community Centre where we are holding a “Tea Dance” from 3pm to 6pm. Music is by Stevie Donegan and admission is ?5. Spot prizes welcome.

ST JOHN’S: Monday 19th Special Consensus a Chicago Country and Bluegrass Group; Friday 23rd Causeway Comprehensive School presents Big Maggie; Tuesday Jan. 27th Film called Mongol based on the man who would be known later as Genghis Khan. Outreach Programme foe local schools continues till Friday Jan. 23rd, details from 068 22566.

MOBILE Library will visit Moyvane on Wed. 28th of Jan from 10am to 11am. Tralee Library has all the back editions of the Irish Press. The library could save a lot of money for everyone by going paper free and also help the environment.

TALK on St. Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles’ will be given by Fr Pat Crean-Lynch in the Parish Centre Tralee on Wednesday, January 28th from 8.30pm to 9pm.

MEDICINE and tablets which are surplus to peoples needs can be handed into chemist shops between Jan. 26th and March 8th `09.

BEST Wishes to Mary Collins of Dirreen on her 103rd birthday, in her teaching days Mary often went through the fields to school, changing her shoes at the school gate.

NICE to hear that students from Tarbert Comprehensive School received awards at the recent Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS. Tarbert Comprehensive School night classes details from 068 36105.

THOUGHT: I believe the hard hearted, most cross grained and most unloving Christians in all the world are those who have not had much trouble in their life, and those that are the most sympathizing, loving and Christ like are generally those who have the most affliction. The worse thing that can happen to any of us is to have a path made too smooth. One of the greatest blessings the Lord ever gave us was a cross says Charles Spurgeon.

FDA in the U.S. is targeting the quality of rubber gloves for medical use to reduce the spread of infection.

EVENTS for Jan.: Annual North Kerry PTAA Social will be held at the Lanterns on Friday January 23rd; Fundraising Supper Dance in aid of WL102 will be held at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sat. January 24th; North Kerry 2008 Championship Final will be played at Moyvane on Jan. 25th between Listowel and Duagh; Emmets Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Sat. Jan. 31st; Moyvane G.A.A. meeting for all GAA members will be held in the Marian Hall on Wednesday 21st January at 8pm;

Ploughing Match will be held in Abbeydorney on Sunday Jan. 25th and in Ballyheigue on Feb. 1st; Walk in aid of Rathfredagh Cheshire Home begins at the Devon Hotel on Sunday Jan. 25th at 10am; Oiche Cheoil will be held at the Devon hotel on Saturday night Jan. 24th; Holocaust Memorial Day Jan 27th, we must be ever on our guard because vested interests will use every ply, even the New President of the U.S. is being pushed by moneybags to sign the death warrants of the defenceless; Rugby, Munster will be playing on Saturday the 24th at 3.35pm; All Ireland Snooker Championships will be held in Killarney from 22nd to 25th Jan.; Racing in Limerick on 25th and in Thurles on the 29th ; AGM of Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society will be held on Tuesday Jan. 27th ,they will have a lecture in Listowel on Feb. 26th; Fianna Fail will hold their 72nd Ard Fheis at City West Hotel Saggart, Co Dublin on 27th and 28th of February, resolutions and nominations must be in before Jan. 23rd; Amnesty International have trek in Vietnam from 12th to 21st of March , details from 01 4784 505;

KDYS are holding classes on Childcare, Guitar and dancing, details from 068 23744.

MONEY: Tourism Ireland are to spend E47m in promoting this Country in 2009. Despite the recession some are still planning multiple foreign holidays, even though their County needs them.

FAS Helpline for job seekers 1850 66 77 66, if you worked in England you may be entitled to some extra cash.

CAO: Have a start made on your on line CAO form before Jan. 20th to avail of reduced fee.

ENERGY Efficient Buildings, how low can we go conference will be held at Ardilaun Hotel in Galway on Wednesday Feb. 4th and on Thursday 5th a study tour will be made, details from 023 886 3393.

CHRISTMAS Tree collection in association with South West Bins continues at the Listowel Civic Centre till Friday Jan 23rd.

NEW Moon on the 26th of Jan. It is also the start of the Chinese New Year. Heavy wind and rain made Saturday last a very unpleasant day for outdoor workers. A big stretch in the day is noticeable on a fine evening. Broken and mild weather over recent days is encouraging nature to come alive again.

VENUS will be close to the Moon on January 30th and February 27th; The International Space Station with 3 astronauts on board will be visible crossing the sky every evening from January 21st to February 4th. IT Tralee is to start Astronomy Classes on the 27th of Jan. `09.

PIONEERS: Munster final of the R=E9ad=F3ir=ED Pioneer talent competitions takes place in Coachford on Sunday 25th of January at 2pm, all welcome.

CEILI: The monthly Ceili at The Gables started again on Friday January 16th with music by Sliabh Luachra.
DANCING: There will be dance classes every Monday evening from 6pm to 7pm in the Memorial Hall Athea for 7 to 15 year olds. Classes on hip-hop and modern dance and for both boys and girls, contact Sara on 086 1703053.

TOASTMASTERS: West Limerick Toastmasters meeting in the Desmond Complex, Newcastlewest on Wednesday night January 21st, their outing is on over the weekend of January 30th and 31st details from 087 4146732.

ANGLERS in Abbeyfeale will hold their AGM on Sunday 1st February at 3pm in the Fr. Casey GAA Clubhouse .

TADHG Kennelly is said to be on his last season with AFL. Tadhg now aged 27 is planning to return to playing GAA in Kerry after spending 10 years in Australia.

NEWSPAPERS: Irish Times of Jan. 2nd 1923 reports on the army in Kerry, the capture of a Thompson machine gun, six rifles and two webly revolvers two soldiers killed near Castlegregory, a car the property of John Galvin of Listowel was recovered. December 18th 1922 there were 33,250 claiming unemployment Benefit in the Free State, while in the North of Ireland there were 261,000 covered by the Insurance Act, the percentage unemployed covered by the acts was 19.75%.

Kerry Evening Post in January 1959, gives an account of the English National Debt, in 1688 on accession to the throne of William 111 the National Debt was £ 660.000, end of Spanish War 1749 it was £78 million; 1786 three years after the American War it was£268m; after the 1798 Rebellion and Foreign Wars £462m; 1814 at the close of Bonaparte war £865m; Local news, Market in Tralee Jan. 1859, wheat 2/6+ per peck of 2.5 stone; oats 10d+ per stone; First Flour 2 shillings per stone; Indian Meal no demand nominal price £8-10s per ton; Potatoes 4.5d+ per stone; Beef 4d per lb. Butter at Cork First Quality 114s, Fifth Quality 60s. Castleisland Fair a few Springer’s made £26 and a good colt made £26; The KEP had unfavourable comment to make about The Guild of the Young Men’s Society of the Immaculate Heart of Mary which was spreading all over the Country. Secret Societies in Belfast, Kerns and members arrested, Sullivan the informer in Cork and Kerry was also involved at Belfast. A man named Cox from Ballylongford was robber after selling stock at fair, pickpockets robbed £25 from a small farmer named Michael O Connor of Tramore?, the culprits were caught; Died aged 18 years Francis Shaughnessy he had taken alcohol, died Thomas Gallwey British Council in Naples for 25 years, he was uncle of Thomas Gallwey of Killarney; Rev John Langford secured an Harmonium for Tarbert Church; Three Limerick ships lost at sea, among the seamen named were J. Connelly and J. Peek of Beale; Report on horrible and cruel execution of French Bishop in China, also a comment on infanticide in China.

An English force of 1707 soldiers and 67 officers went to attack the Zulus on 22 Jan 1879; the Zulus numbered 20,000 killed all the soldiers. The Zulus Lost in July 1897.NOTES: At times the history and thought section of the notes are cut, the full version of the notes are available on the Moyvane and Newtownsandes sites.

DEATH took place on January 9th 2009 of Ned Gould of Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, he is survives by his wife Nora McCarthy, children John, Denis, Jim, Mary, Ned, Tony, Margaret, Carmel, Helen, Rose, Liz and Angela. Following concelebrated Requiem Mass at St Bridget’s Church Duagh by Fr Pat Moore, Fr Tom McMahon and Fr Paul Dillon Ned Gould was laid to rest at Springmount Cemetery Duagh on Sunday January 11th 2009. Ned was son of John and Ellen Gould.

DEATH has taken place of Michael Fitzgerald Lacca, Duagh on January 14th 09, Michael is survived by his wife Eileen, son Eamonn, daughter Mary, sisters Sr. Hilary, Sr. Eileen, Sr. Alexis, Margaret, Rosaleen and Nora and brother Jet, at to Duagh. Requiem Mass at St. Bridget’s Church was celebrated for Michael on Saturday 17th of January, Michael Fitzgerald was laid to rest at Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

DEATH took place suddenly of Eddie Cunningham of Moyvane on January 14 `09, he is survived by his brothers Maurice and Pat, sister Mary. Requiem Mass for Eddie Cunningham was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Saturday January 17th `09, following requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Lucid P.P., Eddie Cunningham was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard on a very wet and blustery day. Eddie was son of Billy Cunningham and Johanna O Connor, both his parents died in the mid 1980’s. Eddie had a great interest in the Irish language, a regular cyclist and no better man to discuss any subject.

DEATH: Mary Theresa Collins of Lower Dirreen died on January 15th `09 , she was aged 103 years, Mary was a teacher at Kilbaha School for many years and also worked in Athea schools. Following Requiem Mass celebrated in by Fr. Bowen and Fr. Kelly in St. Bartholomew’s Church Athea on Saturday January 17th `09, Mary Theresa Collins was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea. Mary Theresa was aunt to Denis, Jim, Tom and Maura Barrett.

DEATH took place also on January 15th `09 of Mickey Liston of Knocknagorna, Athea, following Requiem Mass in Athea Church on Sunday 18th of January `09 Mickey Liston was laid to rest with his ancestors at Knockanure Old Churchyard. Mickey was a great storyteller and was known far and wide for his talent, he now rests in Knockanure with many great people including Paddy Drury and Sean O Histon.

Mrs. Josie Rahilly, Lyreacrompane, died recently.

CHANGE: Be the Change Symposium – to stand for an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on our planet. The event is on Saturday, January 24th from 10am to 4pm. Speaker: Marcella O’Connell, details from 066 7134276.

FATIMA Pilgrimage from May 9th – 14th . Spiritual Director – Fr Noel Spring. Details (066) 7131328. Flight from Cork Airport.

AWARE will get a talk on Tuesday, January 20th from Dr Eamon Shanahan on depression in the Grand Hotel at 8pm, all are welcome .

GLOBAL issues will be discussed in Limerick on 26th February 2009Details from email [email protected] PRAYER Service for Christian Unity Week will be held in St. John’s Church, of Ireland, Ashe Street, Tralee on Sunday, January 25th at 7pm. Homilist: Fr Padraig Walsh. All are welcome.

RELIGION: Diocese of Kerry will run a series of talks for 4 weeks commencing on Tuesday, February 3rd in the Parish Centre, Tralee from 8pm to 9.30pm. Each Tuesday night, different speakers will give a talk on what is the connection between the Sacraments and life, and between work and life, between values and life and the Psalms and life. For further information, contact the Parish Centre, Tralee by January 27th.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bill Horan, May Cunningham, Michael Murphy, John Riordan, Catherine Carmody, Jer Long, Fr John Hayes, Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Paul Stack, Sr. Goretti Stack, Peggy Finucane, Fr Pat Corridan, Michael Mulvihill, Mass on Fri. 23rd at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Sheehy Family; Mass on Sat. 24th 7.30pm for Dick Stack; Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul on Sun. 25th Mass at 10.00am for Mary Enright at Knockanure and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Ned O’Flaherty, READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Bridget McCarthy ;11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 10.00am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald .