Knockanure Notes – 19th October, 2008

HALLOWEEN Party for National and preschool children only will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Friday 31st of October at 7pm, please contact the office at 068 49799 or Mobile 086 8392787 for more information.

BEST Wishes to Pat and Sharon Sweeney of Knockanure who have taken over Kelly’s Butchers shop in Tarbert.

ROSARY will be said before mass in Knockanure and Moyvane church during October.

WALK: Margaret Carmody is again participating in a walk in aid of the Carers Association, to date she has contributed E10,000 , Margaret is seeking sponsorship at present for her walk at the end of October`08.

ST PIO Prayer Group were due to meet at Lixnaw Church on Tuesday 21st October at 7.30pm.

PROTEST: The Widows Association will be in Dublin protesting on Wednesday Oct 22nd, bus from Listowel to Limerick train, details from Ina Bunion.

BEST Wishes to the Ballydonoghue Comhaltas Group of 16 who will leave for their American Tour on Wednesday 22nd `08.

ICMSA are holding a meeting at the Mermaids in Listowel on Thursday 23rd of October at 8.30pm, details from John Dowling at 087 7630 336 or Anne Marie Keane Cotter at 087 8155637.

SUMMERTIME ends on October 26th.

MOYVANE Village Festival on Bank Holiday Weekend; Under 18 Disco will be held at the Community Centre on Friday from 9pm to midnight on Oct. 24th; Usual supper Boro Buffet is on Saturday night at 8pm on Oct. 25th; Vintage day on Sunday 26th; Hunt in Moyvane on Monday October 27th at 1pm will be preceded by GAA under age football blitz at 10am, more information from any member of the committee.

ENGLISH Tour: Rambling House Concert will be performed at St Patrick’s Hall Leamington Spa on Oct 30th; Haringey Irish Centre London on Oct 31st; The Salvatorian College Hall, Harrow Weald on Saturday Nov. 1st and on Sunday Nov 2nd they are at the South Birmingham College Theatre, more information from 068 48 353,

ACTIVE over 55 who want to keep active and alert and who enjoy getting out and about, will start in Abbeyfeale in early November. West Limerick Community Development Project will help the club to get started by organising a series of meetings for those who are interested to come together and talk about what they would like to do, details at the CDP Centre in The Square, Abbeyfeale or phone 068 32444.

MARRIAGE took place on Friday October 17th `08 at the Church of Christ Prince of Peace, Fossa , Killarney of Nollaig McCarthy of Finuge and Eoghan McEnery of Carrueragh and Listowel. Canon Linnane of Listowel and Fr Brick of Lixnaw officiated at the ceremony. Chief Bridesmaid was Carmel Breen, Bridesmaids Caitriona McCarthy and Melissa McGowan. Best man was Cathal O Connor; Groomsmen were Joe O Keeffe and Philip Lyons. Readers Jimmy Brown, Martha McEnery, Edel Moran, Bridget O Connor, Sara Brown, Muireann McEnery, Pat Joe O Sullivan, Elizabeth Thornton, Denis McElligott, Noel Lyons and Liam Roche, music was provided by The Trinity Gospel Choir. Eoghan is son of Helen and Johnny McEnery. The reception was held at the Cahernane Hotel, Killarney, entertainment was provided the Lightening Strikes Band, Disco and other singers and musicians.

Marriage took place in Knockanure Church on October 18th `08 of Mary Goulding and Enda Murphy, the celebrant was Fr Lucid assisted by Fr Moore, Best man was Kieran Murphy, Groomsmen were D. J. Murphy and James Murphy. Chief Bridesmaid was Noirin Goulding; Bridesmaids were Eleanor and Nicola Goulding. Flower Girl Chloe Goulding, Page Boy Cian Murphy. Reception was held at the Lanterns Hotel.

Readers: Daniel Goulding, John Murphy, Marina Cahill, Sarah Quinn, Sinead Chami. Hymns were sung by Elaine Foley. The Bride is daughter of Eileen and Hugh Goulding of Knockanure.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 22nd at 7.30pm, Sleeping Beauty presented by the European Ballet Company, London; Thursday 23rd The Best of Traditional with Conal O Grada, Maeve Donnelly and John Blake; Friday 24th An evening with Kieran Goss Trio Live on Tour and on Tuesday 28th I’m Not There , a film inspired by music, details from 068 22566.

OPERA Concert will be held at Ballyseedy Home and outdoor living centre on Sunday October 26th at 8pm,performers include Bryan Carr and Kay Lynch, details from 066 7122 305.

KADE News at they promote Development Education, they plan to have a Primary School Cluster day on Nov.5th and 6th, details from 066 7181 358. Tarbert Comprehensive School have links with an African school in Burkina Faso. IT Tralee at their North Campus will have a development debate on Nov. 3rd at 8pm.

BUDGET: The media hype over the budget is only all wind for a few days; some individuals will have to make changes which will last a lifetime because of the present situation. We hear of no moratorium on junket trips, courses and conferences which would save millions, staying on the job rather than trotting here and there may help the public image of civil servants. Announced by politicians in NZ, Tax cuts and wage rises plan to save New Zealand from the global recession. INTERNATIONAL Rules series begins in Perth on Friday, October 24th, final Test will be held in Melbourne on October 31. Australia won in 2006, Tadhg Kennelly said chasing and tackling was key to Ireland’s hope of winning this year. The Irish have former rugby international, Trevor Brennan helping with training.

EARLY Voting in the American election, both in person and by mail; Arizona Oct. 2nd; Indiana Oct.6th; Alaska Oct. 20th; Virginia Sept. 25th; many States allow voting 30 days before election.

CLOTHES Collection will be made at mid- day on Thursday 30th at Listowel GAA pitch gates, Ballybunion church gates; collection on Friday 31st at Moyvane church car park and at Tarbert, Asdee and Ballylongford near the bottle banks.

HEALTH and Safety in the workplace week continues till Oct. 24th, as most people are injured outside the workplace, the initiative is preaching to the converted; Vested interests and the opposition are making ordinary pensioners worried about their medical card as everyone knows only people in high incomes will be affected by the changes and they have insurance already to protect them. It is strange that First Responders are not automatically notified when the 999 call is made to an Ambulance, as all country people know how long it takes from call out time to treatment time.

WORK Access Ltd. Is a Limerick based company, funded by Fas and set up to help people with disabilities to gain employment. They assist with C.V. preparation, interview techniques and job applications… As they are Fas funded there will be no cost for the service. For further details contact David Ryan, on
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EVENTS for October: Comhaltas Tour of Ireland will perform at Lixnaw on Wednesday Oct. 22nd; Knocknagoshel Halloween Festival is on Oct. 26th ; Listowel Halloween Parade begins at the library at 6pm on Friday Oct. 31st, more information from KDYS at 068 23744; Athea Drama Group AGM was held on October 16th in the Hall, everyone welcome to join especially newcomers. Dublin City Marathon is on October 27th; Thursday 23rd October, a meeting in the hall Athea at 8 o’clock to make arrangements for a presentation night for Fr Larry Madden; On Friday 24th Oct. Athea Community First Responder Group are holding a Quiz at the Top of the Town at 9pm.

Boxing at the INEC starting at 7pm on Sunday Oct. 26th; United Nations Day Oct. 24th; Patrick O Keeffe Festival runs from 24th to 27th Oct.; Cork Jazz Festival which attracts 1,000 musicians from 30 countries runs from 24th to 27th Oct.; MS Readatron reading began on 17th October, details from 1850 650 950; IT Tralee reunion will be held on Nov. 1st at the Earl of Desmond Hotel, details from 087 8061 162; Horse Fair in Castleisland on Nov. 1st; Fine Gael will celebrate 75 years of its history at the Green Isle Hotel Newland’s Cross, Dublin on Nov. 1st from 2pm to 5pm, details from 01 6184 286 or contact Jimmy Deenihan. Craft Fair will be held at Ballybunion Community Centre on Nov. 2nd from noon onwards; All Night Vigil will be held in Ballyduff Church on Nov. 4th; Kerry Film Festival runs from Nov. 1st to 8th;

Fair Day in Athea on Nov. 8th; Motor Rally will be held in Ballyduff area on Sunday Nov. 9th, details from 087 2606 374;

LANDLORDS of Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Pierce Crosby got lease of 21 years in 1722, it was renewed to Sir Maurice Crosby in 1739 and 1746; William Talbot got the lease in 1768 and renewed till 1801 then leased to Richard Fitzell, Blacker got the lease in 1824 renewed in 1836, renewed again in 1843 to St John Blacker Douglas. Wages of labourer in 1850 was 5 pence per day, in 1841 about 45% of farms were 1-5 acres; population of country was about 8 million.

TRADES: Paddy Finucane was a Saddler in Listowel, the collar was started with a strip of leather 5.5 feet long and 7.5 inches wide, rye straw was used to pack the collar, the straddle bridge was cut from elm wood and a channel was made for the back band. Paddy Finucane continued the business which was began by his father J.P Finucane. Blacksmith Billy Behan was born at Bunagara, he done his apprenticeship without pay with Jack Murphy starting in 1929, Billy took over Wilmot’s forge in 1944. There was a time when smiths made an repaired all agricultural implements, he also made all the iron items needed in house building; Shoemaker Joe Hickey was born in 1904 was apprenticed to Pats Harnett of Church Street, Listowel when he was aged 14 years, he changed to Moss Connor of Charles Street in 1918, during the Civil War he spent some time in jail where he made shoes for he prisoners, his last pair of shoes were made in 1967.

THOUGHT: The habit of judging is so nearly incurable, and its cure is such an almost interminable process, that we must concentrate ourselves for a long while on keeping it in check, and this check is to be found in kind interpretations, Frederick W. Faber; In a way I wish I could take to heaven my old, tattered Everest and Jennings wheelchair. I would point to the empty seat and say, “Lord, for decades I was paralyzed in this chair. But it showed me how paralyzed You must have felt to be nailed to Your Cross, Joni Eareckson Tada.

KYOTO: Data released by the UNFCCC in November `07 show greenhouse gas increases in Spain amounted to +53%, Portugal +43% and Ireland +26%.

REACH Directive controls the use and disposal of chemicals in Europe, it cost the council thousands of Euro to clean up some rubber material in Tralee, while at the same time tyres deposit countless tons of the same material on our roads and no complaint. The EU are also promoting and paying for research into nanoparticles which may be capable of invading both plants and animals and cause unknown and impossible to quantify side affects.

MISSION in Abbeyfeale continues till October 25th , about 230 volunteers help with Abbeyfeale Church works, 12 priests will be at the Mission on Wednesday night 22nd Oct.. Visitation of sick and housebound will be made on Wednesday and Friday. Church Choir resumed practice on Wednesday last, new members welcome. Six from Abbeyfeale went to this year World Youth Day in Australia. Mission Sunday was on the 19th of October over 1100 dioceses in mission territories are dependent on the Mission Sunday collection.

FLU: Clean your computer with antibacterial wipes. Wash Your Hands, The vaccine is important; Humidifiers can be helpful to keep nose moist, drinking enough water, exercise can help you avoid the flu, eating right, Sleeping enough, hand-to-hand contact is one of the best ways of spreading the flu, Rubbing your eyes, nose and eating your nails is to be avoided, make sure your hands are clean, use a fork, cigarette smoke can inflame the membranes of the nose.

YOUTH Club Registration will takes place Monday 20th Oct. from 7pm to 8pm, all teenagers must be accompanied by a Parent. To run the Club Successfully Parental Support is needed. New Leaders are required.

CHIROPODIST will attend the Marian Hall on Thursday October 23rd at 2.30pm, book with Eileen Quinn at 49472.

DRESS Making Classes will takes place at the Knockanure Community Centre from Thursday 6th November for six weeks. Anyone interested in attending please contact Patricia on 068 49799 or 086 8392787.Knockanure Community Centre wishes to thank all those who supported our recent dance especially the sponsors. We would also like to thank all those who contributed to our Church Gate Collection and thank all for their generosity and support.

THANKS: North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Club would like to thank the people of the Parish for their generous contribution to their recent Church Gate collection which yielded E 942.

COMHALTAS: Moyvane/Knockanure C.C.E. A.G.M. takes place on Wednesday 29th October at 8.30pm at the Marian Hall. We appeal to adults and parents of children involved in music and dancing to attend the meeting and support the Branch which is in danger of closing.

DEATH took place recently of Paddy Horgan of Moybella , Lisselton, Paddy was aged 93 years himself and his brother John were the oldest set of living twins in Kerry for many years, following Requiem Mass in Ballydonoghue Church Paddy Horgan was laid to rest in Lisselton Churchyard on Saturday 11th October `08.

Death took place in Newcastle West of Michael Burke, he is survived by his wife Maura Broderick a native of Knockanure, children Bridget, Lenora, Patrick, John and Michael.

ANNIVERSARIES: Irelands First Cardinal Paul Cullen died 24th Oct. 1878, Nora Hunt Barrett died 16th Oct. 1941, her husband was a writer, Sr. Ambrose Buckley, Ellen Woods, John Connell, Frank Thornton, Jack Dunne, Willie Hartnett, Michael O Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Fr James O Keeffe, Brother Dan Hayes, Matt O Connor, Fr Michael Stack, Teresa O Sullivan, Mass Thurs. 23rd 8.00pm for Johanna Connolly, Upper Aughrim; Mass on Fri. 24th 8.00pm for Dan Kearney & the deceased members of the Kearney Family; Mass on Sat. 25th 7.30pm Fr. John Shine & the deceased members of the Shine Family; Mass on Sunday at 10am in Knockanure for Peg Osmond nee Flavin on October 26th .

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 10.00am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

Marathon: A 13 year old boy with diabetes ran in the Atlantic City Marathon on Sunday Oct. 19th `08 to raise funds for diabetes research, to date helped by friends they have raised $250,000.

POVERTY line in America is an annual income of $17,000 for a single person and about $29,000 for a family of four. Officers on Skid Row have been busy writing 1,000 citations each month for “crimes” such as entering a crosswalk after the light begins to flash, drinking a beer inside a tent, and even flicking cigarette ash on the street. These citations carry hefty fines. When poor and homeless people can’t pay them, the citations turn into warrants and eventually lead to arrest, more from