Knockanure Notes – 19th July, 2009

GRAVEYARD Masses: Monday 3rd August in Ahavoher at 8pm; Tuesday 4th August in Old Knockanure at 8pm and on Wednesday 5th August at Murhur at 8pm.

CEMETERY Mass at Gale Cemetery in Lisselton is on Thursday July 23rd, any families in Knockanure have graves in the cemetery including Willie Finucane who wrote many songs about local events.

BUS to Lough Derg on Friday August 7th, details from 068 31232.Locals were among a crowd from every County in Ireland at Lough Derg last weekend, people from several nationalities were also present to experience the challenging weekend, the weather was lovely and the midges were absent.

KNOCK Summer Youth Festival, 23rd to 26th July at Our Lady’s Shrine in Knock A bus from Kerry will be leaving Friday afternoon the 24th of July for Knock, contact Carmel Sullivan: 027-73037 or email [email protected] before Tues. 14th July; Coach to Knock on Monday 10th August for the visit of Sr. Breege McKenna. Coach departs Tralee 7.00am. Contact 066-7180123.

POLAND: Pilgrimage to Poland from September 13th – 20th, Spiritual Director: Fr Brendan Walsh. Contact 066 7131328 .

COLLECTION: The Kerry Branch of the National Council for the Blind wish to thank the collectors and very generous subscribers to its recent Church Gate Collection. The amount collected was: Moyvane E587.34 and Knockanure E130.05.

VINTAGE: Annual Vintage Day in Athea on Sunday July 26th.

COMPUTERS: Places are still available for Computer Camps and the ECDL Start Program for 5 to 16 year olds to be held during July and August in Tarbert Community IT Access Centre. For further information, please call into the Centre or telephone 068 36938.

SEISIUN summer show at the Arms Hotel on Wednesday nights at 9pm and the Templeglantine Seisiun is on Thursday nights they continue weekly till August.

LISTOWEL Castle entertainment on Thursday 23rd July from 11.30am, with A Children’s Puppet Show. Admission is free.

FEILE Lios Tuathill Will hold an Irish night in the Horseshoe Bar Listowel on Thursday 23rd July form 9.30pm.

KERRY Education Service Is looking for volunteers tutors to help adults with literacy difficulties. Initial tutor training course is provided. Please ring Mary on 068 23866.

KDYS: The next Trip for all teenagers is on Thursday 23rd July Power boating in Foynes for more information contact 068-23744.

SOCCER: Athea United soccer camp which is on from July 27th to 31st at the Vales in Athea. Boys and girls from 7-15 years are eligible. Head coach Conor Nestor will run the camp with four others. Contact Pat Mulvihill, local co-ordinator on 087 7934417.

St JOHN’S: Wednesday 22nd The best of traditional music with Liz O Riordan and Pat Connery; Friday 24th, July Summer Dance and Drama class present their show What Happens Next; Tuesday 28th The best of traditional with Paddy Keenan and Tommy O Sullivan; exhibition this month Drawing Studies, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Tearmann runs to 25th of July, details from 066 7123 055.

NEW Moon on July 22nd. We have plenty of broken weather now. This month marks the 40th anniversary of the first steps on the moon. Note, The Apollo computers had less processing power than a modern mobile phone, there was no outer handle on the lunar module. NASA wiped the original moon landing tapes but they are giving digitally enhanced footage. The International Space Station can be seen every night until July 23.

BEST Wishes to Neilus Stackpool who has qualified for the All Ireland discus throwing which will be held in Athlone.

Congratulations to Fr Vincent O Connell of Graigue who celebrated the golden jubilee of his ordination recently, he played at midfield when Duagh beat Moyvane in the North Kerry Senior Championship final in 1960.

VOLUNTEER information available at

BOOK: About the Irish in the American Civil War called Green, Blue and Grey, written by Cal McCarthy was recently launched in Killarney.

REPS4; The close of REPS4 to new entrants will affect thousands of farmers over the coming years, apart from the loss of money to the local economy, EU grant money which would be useful for our balance of payments will also be lost.

SCAM: telethon held in Greece raised $1.67 million for a Christian Palestinian hospital that never existed.

EVENTS for July: Vintage rally in Athea on Sunday 26th; Crossroads dancing at Finuge every Friday night; Concert at Church of Ireland in Killarney at 8pm on July 25th , guests Caliente Choir U.S; Sunmmer Soccer Schools information is available at 1890 653 653Entries are now being sought for the Kerry London Association Person of the Year, details on the Associations website; Buy a Bus Eireann Family ticket to Dublin and visit the Zoo free;

RACING in Limerick on the 26th, but the Galway races which begin on the 27th of July will be the big attraction for people from all over the country.

Motor racing, Limerick MC Autotest runs on July 25th and 26th and Kerry MC Rallysprint is on Sunday 26th.

HELLO Kerry can be contacted at 066 7147 389, from 9am to 1pm.

LONDON Irish Rifles during the war years from 1942 were in Cape Town, Bombay, Kirkurk, Cairo, Algiers, Tunis, Rome, Florence, Trieste, Austria and more. They were reformed as a Territorial Regiment since 1947; their HQ was at Kings Road Chelsea. They were recruited mostly from men with Irish blood. The London Irish Rifles were established in 1859; among the early recruits were Lord Palmerstown later Prime Minister, Samuel lover author of Handy Andy. During the Franco -Prussian War, forty men and an officer paid their way to France to fight with the French, the last survivor of the group died in London in his mid 90’s . They server in war one in France starting in 1915 and were known as the Footballers of Loos following their first action where they took a football over the top. Some also saw service during the war in Salonca, Macedonia, Egypt, were at the capture of Jerusalem, and fought the Turkish counter attack to take back Jerusalem. History of the regiment was published in 1949.

CROAGH Patrick Reek Sunday July 26th; The tradition of pilgrimage to the mountain goes back over 5,000 years. It was on the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441.

ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

CATECHESIS: Maryvale Institute, Courses in the Catholic Faith for Adults: – The Certificate in Catechesis is for anyone interested in developing his or her faith for the sake of explaining it to others. Course can be followed from home. Contact Sr. Felicitas Email: [email protected]

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary wife of M.D. Wren died 21st July 1909 aged 47 years, buried at Knockanure; Joe O Connell; Kathleen King; John Griffin; Denis Corridan; James Godley; Jackie Lyons; Willie O Dowd; Bridget Dewsaap; MASS for the week; on Tues. 21st at 8.00pm for Margaret & James Flaherty & Annie Dunford; On Wed. 22nd 9.15am for Mary Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family; on Thurs. 23rd at 8.00pm Denis Corridan; on Fri. 24th at 8.00pm for Jeremiah Mulvihill; on Sat. 25th at 8.00pm for Sean Larkin, Maurice & Mary Dowling; on Sun. 26th in Knockanure at 10.00am Mass for Edward Carmody and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for the People of the Parish.

DIED recently at Geelong, 90 year old Edward Kenna Australia’s last surviving World War II recipient of the Victoria Cross.

DEATH has taken place of Liam Fitzgerald of Moyvane, following Requiem Mass at Moyvane Church celebrated by Fr Lucid on Sunday July 19th `09, Liam Fitzgerald was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard.

READERS: Vigil Una Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson;11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

PRIESTS: Bishop Bill Murphy extends an invitation to the annual dinner for priests who are home from abroad which will be held in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney on Thursday, July 30th at 6.30pm, contact 064 6631168 by Monday, July 27th .