Knockanure Notes – 19th September, 2007

ALL IRELAND: Kerry had another great win, Saturday and early Sunday morning droves were leaving the Parish to soak in the atmosphere of yet another All Ireland final. Soaking in the rain was forgotten, by most except some students who had poor drying facilities in their flats. The Clare County Board in 1947 put a motion before Congress that the All-Ireland football final of 1947 would be played in New York as a commemoration of the 1847, the motion was passed. Teams travelled by Skymaster and by the ship Mauritania. The All Ireland match was played at the Polo Grounds in New York, score Cavan 2-11 Kerry 2-07. The teams came home by boat to Southampton taking eight days, the plane trip over took 29 hours. The Kerryman of September 1947 gives good coverage to the event.

HISTORY: Voters list 1966-`67 for Carhooeragh, Moyvane: John, Patrick and Ellie Broderick; Maurice and Ellen Dowling; William and Katie Fitzmaurice; Johanna Griffin; Catherine and Patrick Hanrahan; Dan, Bridget and Lily Keane; Sean, John, Kit and Moria Larkin; Margaret, Patrick, Daniel E and Ellie Leahy; John and Catherine Moloney; Catherine and Michael Mulvihill; Michael (Junior), Maria, William and John Murphy; Michael, Bridget, John and Nora O’Connor; Robert and Kathleen Stack. List for Carhooeragh, Kilmorna: John Barrett; John and Margaret Buckley; Mary and Nicholas Costelloe; Patrick and Bridget Doody; David, Mrs Ellen, John Joseph, and Ellen M Dore; Bridget and Daniel Flavin; Willie and Nora Looney; Pat (Junior) Lynch; Michael Madigan; John McMahon; Thomas (Con), Sarah, Catherine and Thomas Joe Nolan; Margaret Lyons; Thomas and Annie Relihan; Moira, John, James and Catherine Sheehan; William Garret, Mary Garret, Maurice, Mary Agnes, Edmond, Mary Edmond, Eileen, Bridget, William Edmond and Bridger Edmond Stack; Patrick Joseph, Joseph E, Hannah E, Chriss, Joseph and Catherine( Mrs Joe) Sweeney.

Kerry Evening Post of September 2nd 1857 reports that there is hardly a family in Great Britain that has not a relation in India. The paper continues reports from their August editions on the Indian rebellion, places mentioned include Futterpore, Lucknow, Delhi, Agra, Sealkote, Hyderabad, Nagpore, North-western Province. List of Europeans who escaped to Hooshingara, account of massacres at Jhansi, Delhi people committed great atrocities against Sikh and Punjambee who happen to fall into their hands. Punjab still tranquil, Calcutta quiet and Bombay tranquil.

Nana Sahib defeated at Cawnpore July 16th 1857 by Brigadier General Havelock , but Sahib escaped to another town. 30,000 soldiers are on their way to India. Died on July 7th 1857 Captain Francis Spring of the 24th Regiment near Lahore, his wife who was in India, was daughter of Colonel Day .Cholera is raging all over the hills from Almoragh to Cashmere, along the Ganges, The Jumma etc, whole villages have been deserted in the interior, people preferring to die in the jungle.

THOMAS Edison born near Cleveland, Ohio, in 1847, he only went to school for three months, his teacher had a poor opinion of him.

Tunnel was recently found under the City of David it was designed as drainage canal. During the Roman siege of the walled city, Jews could use it to escape to the Judean Desert. Jewish New Year of 5768 was recently celebrated by them.

THOUGHT: Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble. It empties today of its strength; I had feelings of fear about the future…The devil kept on whispering, “It’s all right now, but what about afterward? You are going to be very lonely”….And I turned to my God in a kind of desperation and said “Lord, what can I do? How can I go on to the end?” And He said, “None of them that trust in Me shall be desolate.” That word has been with me ever since. Amy Carmichael; We are left with a choice: Become Christ like or gradually shrivel into superficial hypocrites: Angry people who have stopped walking with God, who blame others for our bitterness, Francis Frangipane; Anyone who is not lost on the rapturous awe at the power and glory of the mind behind the universe is as good as a burnt out candle, Einstein’s. “Entry to work in the field of God should be given by God and people are free to respond to the grace of God. It is the He who moves all not we”, Monsignor. Sharma of Nepal.

MARRIAGE took place at St Brendan’s Church Tralee on Friday Sept 7th `07 of Breda Flaherty daughter of Doreen and Timmy Flaherty of Moher, Moyvane and Brendan Finucane son of Eithna and Brendan Senior Finucane of Piermount, Tarbert, Fr Francis Nolan officiated. Best man Glen Fitzmaurice, groomsmen Gerard Brown and Pat McInerney. Bridesmaids were, Sheila O Flaherty, Aoife Donnellan and Emma O Connell. Flower girls were Maura O Neill and Olyn McInerney and Pageboy Austin McInerney.

RESEARCHERS in Auckland NZ are to get $150,000 grant to test the effects of smoking on peoples voice; More are trying to find a cure for the Ebola Virus in the Congo and the Marbury virus in Angola which is causes severe and often fatal hemorrhagic fevers; ; Michelin are spending E30 million on developing an energy saving tire.

ROADS: Annual Conference of local government engineers was held some time ago at Tullamore, it was disappointing that the head of the Garda Collision Investigation Unit did not attend; the title of the conference was Engineering Road Safety.

AIRPORT: Kerry Airport will have 17 flights to London per week from November, Shannon’s loss is Kerry’s gain.