Knockanure Notes – 2nd January, 2011

SOCIAL Day for the Active Retired takes place in the Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 10th January 2011. If attending, please ring the secretary Mary at 068 49799 or 087 7528626 between 9.30 – 1.30 Monday to Friday.

Anybody wishing to book the centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc). Please contact the Office 068 49799.

FITNESS: Aerobics and Body Conditioning Classes at Knockanure Community Centre continue on ed. 12th Jan. from 8pm to 9pm, contact Maggie on 087 98 66533.

CINDERELLA: Listowel Pantomime Group presents Cinderella at Listowel Boys School, Nightly performances at 7.30pm from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th January. Matinee performances at 2pm Saturday 8th and Sunday 9thJanuary,  booking through St. Johns Theatre 068 22566.

TINTEAN will screen Harry Potter films from Jan 2nd to 7th.

EVENTS: Women’s Christmas Jan. 6th; Horse Fair in Listowel Jan 6th; Youth Awards Night for Moyvane will be held at the Lanterns Hotel on Sat. Jan. 8th ;Athea Credit Union reopens Jan. 6th at 6.30pm; Toastmasters will meet on Wednesday, January 5th in the Desmond Complex NCW from 8.30 to 10.30pm; Christmas Panto Mother Goose at Siamsa From 4th to 8th Jan.; Listowel Mart opening 2011 sale Wed. Jan.12th; BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition takes place at the RDS from Jan. 11th to 15th, details from 1800 924 362; Snooker Masters Jan. 9th; Sony Open Golf, Jan. 10th;  Rugby, Munster V Glasgow Warriors on Jan. 7th; McGrath Cup football Jan. 9th Kerry V ITT;  Comhaltas County Board meeting is on 18th of Jan.; Scor Sinsear North Kerry Finals will be held  at Asdee on Jan. 22nd at 7.30pm;  Clounmacon Community Centre Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Jan. 29th; Session in Spirituality, Counselling and Related Fields will be guided by Dr. Ann Kelliher on January 29th and 30th, 2011at  Vienna Woods, Cork.

OCD Support Group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Meadowlands Hotel from 8pm – 9.30pm,  next meeting Thursday, January 6th.
 AWARE   Support Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm.  Next meeting January 5th, Contact 1890 303 302.

MINISTER for the Environment has banned hunting of birds due to the severe weather, about time he put guidelines in place to enable landowners farm in a manner that would feed countless birds and prevent them starving when land is frozen.

BEST Wishes to Mike Joe Stack who will be 101 on Jan. 12th 2011.

BOOK: Fr Tony Gaughan, a priest with many relations in the locality, has a new book on the way detailing the clergy during the Penal Times in Dublin.

WORK: Eures created in 1994 is a network of employment services in the 31countries in EU/EAA region, they have more than 800 advisers. The first Newsletter from the Irish EURES Network was issued last month, in the issue they concentrated on jobs in Norway where the wage before tax is among the highest in Europe, unemployment rate there is 2.7%, E13 for a bowl of soup in a supermarket café, full meal in restaurant E20 to E60, time for lunch is 30 minutes.

PROMOTION of small business gained Kerry European Entrepreneur Region of the Year 2011. The way defenceless people were left to cope with the cold spell and its aftermath did not show much entrepreneurial skills by people who should know better. Last Thursday a fire engine, water tank and a big gang of men had plenty of time to provide water to Tralee Garda Station, while distressed elderly only got deaf ear.

STARS: Mairead Curran and Elaine Foley Scarlett were in Anything Goes. Mairead is a teacher in Moyvane national school she was playing the Piano and Elaine was singing. They qualified in Cork at the open auditions in late August and then went to Dublin of the Regional auditions with John Creedon in October. Then they performed their way from place 200 to 50 to 22 down to 16, which was a great achievement. Locals Kieran Flavin and Tara Finucane also competed in Anything Goes.

BEST Wishes to Junior Griffin who has been created the first honorary life member of Munster Badminton Association.

DIVINE Mercy”; A weekend trip from Friday 18th February to Sunday 20th February to the Divine Mercy Conference in the RDS Arena is been organised for the West Limerick/North Kerry Area, contact  087 4147001.

CRIB at Duagh Church is attracting much attention; they have a pair of goats, lambs and a black Ass, a few fowl, Christmas Trees and also the traditional crib which is open to all visitors, great credit is due to the people involved in organising and maintaining the unusual Crib.

NEWS is created for consumption when they think we are going to swallow it.

NEW church matrimonial courts became effective in Ireland on Jan 1st 1976, four regional courts replaced the old system where every diocese had their tribunal. Fr Thomas McNamara a native of Rathluirc founder of the Irish Centre in Camden Town died on Jan. 6th aged 59 years, the Centre was celebrating its 21st anniversary in 1976. In the North of Ireland in 1971 there were 142,511 people who gave no religious denomination for themselves in the Census, there were 477, 912 Catholics, 405, 717 Presbyterians and Church of Ireland had 71,235 members.

BARE: Virginia Woole wrote in her diary Jan. 5th 1918; Had tea at Atkinson’s where one may have no more than one bun. Most of the butcher shops are closed; the only open shop was besieged. You can’t buy chocolates or toffee, lowers cost so much that I have to pick leaves instead, we have cards for most foods. Drapers are the only abundant shop windows, the other shops have empty tins and cardboard boxes. The general table is pretty bare, for 6d you could get enough paper to light a weeks fires.

LAND: A big crowd attended an I.N.L open air demonstration in Newtownsandes on Oct. 25th 1887, groups from Listowel, Tarbert, Ballylongford, Ballybunion, and Abbeyfeale and from several other local districts attended. Two brass bands played at the event which was chaired by the President of St Michael’s College Re. D. R. Harrington. Resolutions passes including changing the name of Newtownsandes to Newtown Dillon; Condemnation of the actions of heartless local landlords, who offered abatements which are only a mockery; They promised to support every tenant by every lawful means.

Special court in Listowel on 25th Oct. 1887 John Foran, his mother Margaret and sister Ellen were charged with assaulting a bailiff while seizing cattle of Denis Foran of Bunagara, defendants got a month in prison.

Parliamentary question 22 March 1886 from Edward Sanderson claimed that John Foran could not find a coffin for his wife in Ballylongford of Listowel, but Mr Sandes humanity procured one for him.

Parliamentary question 23 Feb. 1887, from Mr P O Brien, Monaghan, asked about 8 men, brought before the court in Listowel last Saturday charged with Moonlighting in Castleisland on the 12th last, the men claimed they were going to a wedding, they were bound to the peace for a year.

DATES: Act of Union Jan. 1st 1801; Dan Boland born 1st Jan. 1881; Con Greaney born 1at Jan. 1912; Roosevelt freedom speech given Jan.6th 1941; James Joyce died 13th Jan. 1941; Skin Test for TB developed 1891;

WORK with all your might, but never trust in your work. Pray with all your might for the blessing in God, but work at the same time with all diligence, with all patience, with all perseverance. Pray, then. And so on, all the days of your life. The result will surely be abundant blessing. Whether you see much fruit or little fruit, such kind of service will be blessed. George Muller.

RAIN:  Natural rubber prices have been rising due to constant rains in central Kerala and the Malabar region.

DEATH took place on Christmas Day 2010 of  Hannie Quinn, nee Reidy, she was born 89 years ago at Beenanasbig  to Paddy Reidy and Bridget . Hannie was predeceased by her husband Ned, son Timmy & daughter Birdie. Bridie is survived by her family, Tom Quinn, Beenanaspug; Pat and Annette Quinn England;  Ned and Christine Quinn ,Coalisland; Mick and Noreen Quinn, Pilgrim Hill; Jim and Bridie Quinn, Beenanaspug; Joan and Dan Griffin, Coole West; Mary and Jer Keane, Pilgrim Hill;  Kathleen Healy, Charleville;  Jack and Martha Scanlon, Shannon;  Tim and Yvonne Scanlon. Hertfordshire. Requiem Mass for Hannie Quinn was celebrated in Knockanure Church on Wednesday 29th of December 2010 by Fr. John Lucid assisted by Fathers, Jim O Leary, Larry Madden, Richard King, Tom McMahon and Fr Anthony from India. Music and hymns were provided by Margaret O Carroll, Domhnall de Barra and Jim Quinn. After mass Hannie Quinn followed by her sorrowful family, relations and friends was taken to Holy Cross Cemetery Athea to be laid to rest. Ned Quinn husband of Hannie came from Knockanair, Athea.

DEATH took place on Christmas Eve 2010 of Dr. Michael Brosnan who was born at Moyvane son of Con Brosnan and Kitty Walsh; his siblings were Jerry, Jim and Eileen.

Michael Brosnan died at his home in Blackheath, London and is survived by his wife Caroline, son James and daughter Kate; his son Michael predeceased him in 2006. A guard of Honour was provided for Michael by his comrades, Requiem Mass for Michael was celebrated by a dozen priests at Ballybunion Church on Sunday January 2nd, he was laid to rest beside his son Michael in the nearby St John’s  cemetery Ballybunion.

DEATH took place recently of Timmy Dillon of Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, he was born at Rathea 96 years ago and came to Pilgrim Hill where his aunt Hannah lived to be over 100, her husband was also Dillon, the Kerryman carried a picture and details of the great 100 birthday event at the time. Timmy Dillon was predeceased by his wife Nora Dowd a native of Knockanure, she died in November 2008, Nora and Timmy are at rest at Springmount Cemetery Duagh. Timmy is survived by his sister and relations and was laid to rest following Mass at Duagh Church on January 30th 2010, Fr Moore and Fr McMahon recited the graveside prayers.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jimmy Lyons, Dr. Roger O Connor, Francis Thornton, Denis Mulvihill, James Curtin, Jerry Lyons, Christopher O Connor, James Culhane, Pat Galvin, Tom Roche, Paddy Dore, Michael Buckley, Dan Shine, Kit Leach, Tom Francis, Eddie Holly, Michael McMahon, Nora Flynn, Sr. Joan Hartnett, Maureen Hartnett, Mick Barrett, Nellie Kelly, Ned Moore, Bishop Michael McAuliffe, Ned Gould, Mass on Tuesday 4th Jan. at 7.30pm for Mick and Mary Moloney; Mass on Thursday 6th at 11am for Pidge Holly; Mass on Friday 7th at 7.30pm for Patrick, Jerry and Brendan Galvin & Josephine Walsh; Mass on Sunday 9th at 10am in Knockanure for Michelle Foley and Michael Keane and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for John Gregg and deceased members of the Hanrahan Family.

HOLY Day Thursday Jan. 6th Feast of the Epiphany Mass as on Sundays. First Friday January 7th. Late Mass in Listowel Church on the Holyday at 1.10pm. Mass in Listowel Church for Theresa Bambury on Wednesday evening at 7pm , Vigil of the Epiphany.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4 to 5pm; Wed. 10am to 7pm and Knockanure on Tuesday from 10am to 6pm.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett; 11am Amanda Coulson & Ciara Healy; Knockanure Patricia and Andrew Rogan.

COLLECTORS for Jan.; Vigil, Eddie Flaherty & Michael Scanlon; 11am Eddie Stack & John Ahern; Knockanure Margaret Carmody.

LATIN Mass will be celebrated at Dominican Church Tralee Jan. 16th at 1.30pm.

FEAST Jan 6th The Epiphany; Baptism of the Lord Jan. 9th; St Ita Jan. 15th.
 FATIMA Pilgrimage:  May 9th  to 16th. Spiritual Director – Fr Noel Spring. Details from  066 7131328.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi during Easter Week, details from 064 7758 219.

BOMB exploded in front of a Coptic church in Egypt as a crowd were leaving after New Years Mass, 21 were killed. Egyptian police have arrested 17 suspects.  

THANKS: Fr John Lucid in his statement for the new year thanked all who supported the Church and himself during the past year, all the Eucharistic Ministers, the Altar Servers, Readers, Sacristans, Choirs in both Churches, Liturgy Group, Collectors, team who count the money, Finance Committee, all who erected the Crib and decorate the Church, a special thanks to Parents and helpers in the Do this in Memory of me programme.