Knockanure Notes – 19th September, 2010

WELCOME to all our visitors year after year you never fail to come to the Listowel Races.

SAINT PIO prayer Group Meeting will take place on Thursday 23rd September at Listowel Church. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm, followed by Mass and exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. Feat Day of St Pio is on Sept. 23rd; he was ordained in 1910.

SCHOOL: New pupil’s at Knockanure National School this year include, Lucy Keane, Nicola Kennelly, Ciara O Sullivan, Aisling Doody, Seanie Sweeney, Lauramai Leahy and Sarah Barrett. Pupils leaving to continue their education, Padraig Dowling, Richard Sullivan, Carol Clancy and Tommy Stack.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 23rd a play by John McKenna called Breathless; Friday Culture Night starts 6.15pm with a full programme and on Tue. 28th a film called Nowhere Boy set in Liverpool in 1955 about young John Lennon, details from 068 22566.

SEANCHAI will have an evening of drama for Culture Night Sept. 24th, details from 068 22212.

SAMARITANS:  Information evening will take place at 43/44 Moyderwell, a Selection evening for volunteers on September 22nd.  Contact 066 7122566.

SEI have promised 43 organisations E9 million under the National Energy Efficiency Fund.

BOOK: New book on Richard Crosby who made a balloon flight in 1756 will be launched in Dublin on Sept 24th.

POPE: The visit of the Pope to England seems to have put many reporters into a jealous mood, as they know very few love them, as for the Pope countless people cherish him. Some so called commentators put the reformation at 600 years ago. Locals in Great Britain were among the crows cheering the Pope.

DRINK: Telegraph reported that 20 subsidised bars in Westminster were closed for the Popes speech in Westminster Hall where St Thomas More faced charges of high treason in 1535.

YOUTH: World Youth Day in Madrid 2011, information available at 01 8897 623.

VOLUNTEERS needed to go out socially with special needs adults on a Wednesday night.  For  information, contact Catriona on 087 9230291.

Training programme is due to start in Athea Monday, September 27th for 12 weeks for unemployed men more from 068 32444 Closing date for receipt of application is  September 23rd.
Transition Town Tralee Environmental Conference is taking place on Wednesday, September 22 at Carlton Hotel, Fels Point, Tralee. From 8pm to 10pm.
CHERNOBYL Group is seeking new host families for the summer of 2011.  An information meeting will be held in Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday, September 23rd at 8pm.  Contact Joan on 086 1538532.

CANCER Support Group is holding an information evening at the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on September 23rd.  There will be talks on Breast disease and Prostate cancer. The focus of the evening is early intervention. All welcome. For further information, please contact 066 71 95560 or

  YOUTHREACH is now recruiting young people, aged between 15 and 18, who are out of school but interested in further education.  Contact KDYS Youth Centre at (068) 23744.

CLASSES: Listowel Community College registration nights for night classes Sept. 27th and 28th from 10am to 3pm and 7.30pm to 9pm each day.

SCHOOL Site with information useful for parents

 [email protected]

BEST Wishes to all who got their  Junior Certificate exam results.

FASHION Show in aid of Swaziland Mission will be held at the Arms Hotel on Sept. 28th, details from 068 21500.

SOCIAL: The local Creamery Social is back again on Fri. 19th of Nov. `10.

EVENTS: Culture Night will be held all over Kerry on Sept. 24th, details of local events at; Adult Set Dancing with Timmy Woulfe began on Monday 20th September in the Marian Hall, Moyvane. Beginners at 8.00pm. All dancers at 8.30pm; Moyvane School of Taekwon- at the Marian Hall every Saturday at 1pm. All welcome, Contact 087 137 4399; Bus will travel to Padre Pio Evening of Prayer with Eddie Stone at Clonfert on Thursday Sept. 23rd, leaving Newcastle West at 1.30pm, details from 069 82010; Climb of Carrauntoohil  fundraiser will be made by Ballybunion Basketball Club on Sat. Sept. 25th; : Dancing Classes   resumed on Tue., 21st Sept., at 8.15pm, in the Clounmacon Community Centre;The annual Coffee Morning is being held on Friday 24th September, in the Mermaids, at 10.30am;  Guitar Lessons for Beginners every Wednesday evening at 6pm. All welcome, Information from (087) 2884869; a concert in aid of the Hospice will be held at the Church of Ireland on Sept. 23rd at 8pm; Women’s Health Seminar was due be held at the Arms Hotel on Tue Sept 21st at 7.15pm;  Latest date for entry for the Sporting Brain of Kerry is Sept. 27th `10, details from 087 2048 677; ;Rehearsals for Abbeyfeale choir resume on Wednesday 22 at 8pm in the church. All members are requested to attend and new members are welcome ;Shane Healy  benefit dance has been organised for Saturday, September 25th;  Traditional Music sessions in aid of Trocaire will be held from Sept 23rd to 29th , details from 1850 408 408; Limerick Junior Ladies will play Louth at Croke Park on Sept. 26th; Ceili at the Gables Athea on Sept. 25th; ICA Autumn Federation Meeting at Castlegregory on Sept. 26th at 2.30pm; Charity Climb of Mount Brandon takes place on Sept. 24th; Ballydonoghue GAA Club will launch their new web site at the Thatch Bar on Sept. 24th;  Kerry Chamber Music Festival from Sept. 28th to Oct. 3rd; Kerry Autism Action Group meet at the Abbeygate Hotel on Wed. Sept. 29th at 8.15pm, details from 087742 8019; Legion of Mary pilgrimage to Knock to celebrate Rosary Sunday will take place on Sunday, October 3, contact 068 31232; Women’s Group Meeting at Respond Community Centre John B Keane Road on Sept. 29th at 8.30pm, details from 068 23429; Garry McMahon Singing Weekend in Abbeyfeale runs from Nov. 5th to 7th, Gabriel Fitzmaurice will perform on the first night at Fr Casey GAA Hall; Horse fair in Ballinasloe from Oct. 2nd to 10th, the fair go back to the gatherings of the High Kings of Tara;

MARK Twain remarked, A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

TIDY Towns: Moyvane got 250 marks and Knockanure got 238 marks in the Tidy Towns competition, thanks to all who do their bit, some daily pick up items thrown away by less than genteel individuals.

DEPT. of Agriculture have made a U turn and withdrawn 2,500 letters sent to farmers with fragmented farms.

RACES in Listowel this year again was very lucky with the weather. Generally there was little concern about wind or rain, many of the women wore party dresses both day and night. The lack of entertainment at night encouraged drinkers to hang around pub entrances. The Wrenboy night was lovely, with a tinge of frost around midnight, the three batches were a delight, it is sad for some of our seniors that standing for a long time causes discomfort. Jerry Fish concert on Saturday night was poorly attended; the relief band attracted a bigger crowd. But anyone who persevered with Jerry Fish and his band were well rewarded, he brought some of the audience on stage to complement him and he joined the crowd in the street entertaining and singing and used bonding activities and in the end stood in for photographs with fans.  

KERRYMAN of Sept. 4th 1920, Headlines; Terence McSwiney a poem called A Memory. Masses in Tralee for Lord Mayor. Ordination of Rev. Francis Joe O Connell the youngest priest in America, he was son of Professor Maurice O Connell of St Michael’s College , Listowel. Mrs Eamonn de Valera in New York. Belfast riots, 18 dead and 200 wounded. Shark attacks Dublin painter while he was swimming. Motor and Motorcycle races at Inch Strand. Sept. 18th 1920; Lord Mayor Worse. 300 less Magistrates in the country due to resignations. Tralee Parish Court was very active. Emigration in August amounted to 1711 this year, last August 1919 emigration was 219. Prohibition on American liners landing at Cove. Kerryman of Sept. 25th 1920; Lord Mayor of Cork collapses, message from Mayor, to Irish people,  “We forgive”. Price of Kerryman to increase to 3d. Ambush near Abbeyfeale. Two barbers arrested in Listowel, they were not natives to the County, they worked for Mr Quigley.

UNEMPLOYMENT in Ireland in 1983 was 200,000 and forecast to rise to 250,000 in 1984.

CHURCH: Survey released Aug. 1975 showed that 91% of Catholics go to mass at least once weekly. International Women’s Year in 1975 was marked by a sermon in every church on Sept. 7th on the Christian Ideals of Womanhood. Archbishop Ryan remarked that he was receiving annulment requests at the rate of one per day. In Sept. 1975 about 3,000 attended the National Conference of the Charismatic movement at the RDS, Cardinal Suenens delivered the address.

MASS in St Brendan’s Church Tralee on Fri. Sept. 24th at 7.30pm to mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Church. Fr Tom Hickey who is well known in the Parish and in Drama circles was the first curate in the church, Fr Tom is now celebrating his Diamond Jubilee.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O Connor, Pat Scanlon, Tom Kennelly, Kevin O Donovan, Bridget O Connor, Thomas Neville Stack, Mary Joe Cronin, John Joe Cronin, Joe O Flaherty, Alphonsus O Kane, Pat Joe Stokes, John Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Maeve Goulding Michael Kiely, Ned & Mary Ellen Stack & the deceased members of the Stack Family & Ned Scanlon; Mass on Thurs. 23rd at 8.00pm for Stephen Brosnan,

& the deceased members of the Brosnan Family; Mass on

Fri. 24th at 8.00pm for Nellie O’Connor; Mass on Sat. 25th at 8.00pm for Brendan O’Carroll

DEATH took place on September 15th 2010 of Mary Vaughan nee Sheehan of Upper Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. Mary is survived by her husband Seamus, sons Joe, Myles, Richard, James and Thomas, daughters Margaret Dalton, Carmel Reidy, Sheila O’Riordan, Helen Ryan, Catherine Enright, Joan Mairé Hasset-Hartnett, Breda Foley, Áine Reidy, brothers Tom and Jimmy, sisters-in-law Helen and Teresa, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, Mary was  pre- deceased by her daughter-in-law Nora, siblings John and Myles. Requiem Mass for Mary Vaughan was celebrated in St. Bartholomew’s Church Athea on Friday September 17th By Fr Bowen assisted by Canon Kelly and Fr Duggan. Singing and music at the Mass was provided by Marlene Enright, Joe and Jimmy Foley and Catherine Enright read a poem. Mary Vaughan was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea. A poem composed by Billy Vaughan was read at her grace side and Joe Foley played a tune. Mary Vaughan will also be remembered as a lovely writer. Mary was daughter of Dick Sheehan and Peg Thornton of Kilbaha. Her grandmother was an aunt of Bishop McAuliffe. Mary was well known for her involvement in many activities including helping adult learners and running a lovely shop, which was a meeting place for all creeds, poets, writers, thinkers or just call for a chat.

MASS in Listowel from 30th/31st October, Saturday 7.00pm (Vigil); and Sunday morning:  9.00am and 11.00am.

Confessions before the Vigil Mass on Saturdays in Moyvane.

ADORATION: Moyvane Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

READERS: Vigil Elaine Hudson;11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 26th Sept. Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.  

GRIEF: Sisters of Mercy, Children’s Grief Project, contact: 061 313037 or 087 9851733; A Bereavement Support Programme for adults will commence in St. Ita’s Hall on Thursday, September 23 at 8pm. Further information from Kathleen on 068 31232, Sheila 31741, Eileen 31322, Mary 31102, Sr. Delia 31203.