Knockanure Notes – 2nd March, 2008

BEST Wishes to the students from both Knockanure and Moyvane National Schools who received their Confirmation in Moyvane Church on Monday 25th of February `08. This year new Principals Mrs Donegan and Mrs Madden were in charge of preparing the students for this special memorable event in the children’s lives. Bishop Murphy complimented all who were involved in preparing the children for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Moyvane Choir were in their usual best on the day, we all hope that all confirmed will continue to be part of the living Catholic community. Thanks to our Parish Priest Fr Lucid, who carries a very busy schedule and still copes with emergencies and all the extra unexpected that happens every now and again.
DRESSES: First Communion dresses for a charity in Eritrea can be left at the Old Kennedy Home in Church Street, Listowel, contact Bride Mulvihill.
PHOTOS of Duagh, Listowel, Murhur and Old Knockanure, Newcastle West graveyards can be seen at
THOUGHT: The purpose of fasting is to loosen to some degree the ties which bind us to the world of material things and our surroundings as a whole, in order that we may concentrate all our spiritual powers upon the unseen and eternal things. Ole Kristian O. Hallesby
ENERGY: Sustainable Energy Ireland’s Renewable Energy Information Office is hosting a study tour to the forthcoming 12th International Conference on Passive Houses, in Nuremberg, Germany which takes place on 10-13 April 2008.
IBTS: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service information line for people who may be concerned about the lost C/D in New York is 1850 731 137, apologies by the head of IBTS when the horse has bolted is of little value. So called private data held by various organisations is often a sham, details are usually leaked from individual to individual.
GRANTS of E12.5 million will be used by higher education institutions in Kerry and Limerick to deliver further education to the people of Kerry, Limerick and Clare.
JOBS: Listowel and Tralee Chamber of Commerce, IT Tralee and Kerry Technology Park representatives are going to America to encourage investment in Kerry. More jobs in the farming sector will be lost following the present WTO talks, as Ireland is a big exporter of food; we have the most to loose.
We were told that jobs will be lost following the loss of the Shannon/Heathrow Slots, no news of a replacement for the Cork to Swansea ferry yet and tourist season is approaching. The opposition are more interested in water under the bridge than working for the here and now.
BOOKLET: Memorial and list of men who died in the First World War is to be erected in Killarney, the list of deaths will be available in Killarney Library, if you want to add names, details from 064 33329.
Commemorative booklet to mark 30 years of IT Tralee was launched recently.

HISTORY: 350 Irish pilgrims on February 6th 1993 left the North Wall in Dublin to begin their trip to the Eternal City to congratulate Pope Leo X111 on the golden jubilee of his episcopate. While 350 went on the actual pilgrimage over 1,500,000 associates of the pilgrims were enrolled to show their love for the Pope. The pilgrims got a great chance to see Europe in their travels from Dublin to London, then Brussels to Lucerne to Milan to Ancona with a visit to Loretto then Rome. While in Rome the visited the Audience Chamber where the Pope met each pilgrim individually. The pilgrims also visited several places in Rome and vicinity and of course they came home by a deferent route, arriving in London on March 2nd 1893, it being also the eighty third birthday of the Pope. It took just over 12 hours to travel from London to the North Wall where they were royally treated. Among the pilgrims were Mrs G. McElligott of Mount Rivers, Listowel; Very Rev. T Nolan Lixnaw; Rev F. Hurley, C.C. Newcastle West; James Pegum, Glin; St John and Miss F Donovan of Tralee; H. E. O Brien, Blennerville and Very Rev. W. O Callaghan Adm., St John’s, Tralee. A full account of the pilgrimage was published in 1893 by Rev. J Nolan in his book History of the Irish National Pilgrimage to Rome. Fr Nolan was Special Correspondent of the Irish News and Belfast Morning News .
Hitler wanted to have complete control of young people so home-schooling has been illegal in Germany since 1938 and his law continues to the present day.
Recent Survey in America claims that one-third of Americans who were raised Catholic has lost the faith.
ESTUARY AC will train every Tuesday at the Moyvane Community Centre from 6pm to 7pm
EVENTS: Abbeyfeale Drama Group present The Field by John B. Keane at the Fr. Casey GAA Clubhouse at 8pm continues on the following nights March 6th and 8th; Nights of Reflection will be held at Abbeyfeale church on March 10th and 17th ;
Fashion Show in aid Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association will be held on March 12th at the Lanterns, details from 068 43501; Daffodil Day is on March 7th, details from 1850 60 60 60, Kerry County Council will hold a clinic at the Council Offices in Listowel on March 10th from 2pm to 4pm, the following will be in attendance Arts, Heritage and Irish Officers and the County Archaeologist, details from 066 7183 815; Fairtrade Fortnight continues till March 9th; Hospice Good Friday walk is on March 21st , starts at 11am in Listowel at St Patrick’s Hall; Jimmy Deenihan will mark his nomination to the Senate by Garrett Fitzgerald 25 years ago on March 7th`08 at the Arms Hotel; Car boot sale in Newcastle West on Sunday March 9th , proceeds in aid of West Limerick Radio; International Women’s day March 8th; Cheltenham Festival begins on March 11th; Toastmasters in Newcastle West meet at the Desmond Complex on Wednesday March 5th at 8.30pm; Clounmacon ICA will have a guest speaker to talk about grants for the elderly on the night of March13th, all are welcome; Information night on diabetes was held at the Heights Hotel, Killarney on Sunday last March 3rd, details from 066 716 1644; Rambling House was due to be held at Sheehan’s House in Finuge on March 2nd ; Mock Exams continue at Tarbert Comprehensive School till March 13th; John F. Leslie walk reopens on March 4th; Seminar on breeding, handling and showing ponies will be held at the Woodlands Equestrian Centre, Faha, Killarney on March 8th starting at 9.30pm; Good Friday walk in aid of the Hospice Foundation takes place on March 21st; Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group held a meeting at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre on Tuesday 4th of March at 8pm, details from 068 23429;
Events leading up to St Patrick’s day include; Maidhe Dainin O Se will be at Seanchai on March 6th; Puppet Show at St John’s also on March 6th at 2.30pm; Talk on the Flight of the Earls will be given at Seanchai on March 13th by Padraig O Concubhair.
Seanchai will have a talk from Cork born poet and writer William Wall on Thursday March 7th starting at 8pm.
ST JOHN’S: from 7th to 12th The Anniversary a comic farce.
SIAMSA: Tralee Musical Society presents Back to the 80’s from March 11th to 16th, details from 066 7123055.
EASTER Arts Festival in Tralee runs from March 21st to 24th; Food and Craft air at KYS Tralee on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd of March, time 11am to 4pm daily; French Market in Denny Street daily on 21st, 22nd and 23rd March; Beauty and Mystery of Life talk will be given at Kerry Museum on Saturday March 22nd at 4pm; Children’ Bumble Bee Festival runs from March 21st to 24th.
PILGRIMAGE to Fatima will leave Kerry Airport on May 11th `08, details from 066 7131328.
NEW Moon on March 7th ;Armagh Planetarium will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Sat. March 8th; Nationwide Moon watch will be held on March 12th and the worldwide campaign to turn off the lights for one hour on sat. 29th March at 8pm is receiving support.Nature; The daffodils are in full bloom, small trees and shrubs are showing signs of live.
RUGBY: March 8th; Ireland v Wales and Scotland v England and on March 9th France V Italy.
Kerry Drama Festival continues at Castleisland till March 7th, details from 066 714 1135. Lartigue Theatre Company will present a comedy called The Anniversary at Siamsa on Tuesday and Wednesday 18th and 19th of March, details from 066 712 3055.
RADIO Mass on Sundays on RTE will change from medium wave to long wave from March 24th.
PARISH: If you want o feature your Parish in the Kerryman, please contact 068 53102 for more information.
PRAYER: World Day of Prayer is on March 7th.
Bus to Knock for Mercy Sunday March 30th , details from 066 7124519.
DEATH took place on February 26th `08 of Matt Danaher of Brickhill, Cratloe, Co Clare. Matt was born at Woodcliffe, Ballyhahill to Matt Danaher and Nora Daly( Nora who was a native of Duagh). Matt Danaher is survived by his wife Noelle, children Pauline, Grainne, Tim, Matt, Maeve and Caitlin brother Monsignor Mort, Sisters Jo Heffernan, Peg stack and Anna Smithwick. Following Requiem Mass at St John’s Church Cratloe on Thursday last Matt Danaher was laid to rest at Craughaun Cemetery. Matt Danaher was predeceased by his siblings Monsignor Leo, Pat, Mary O Sullivan and Rena Shaughnessy.
Death took place during the week of Margaret Flaherty, Dooncaha, Tarbert.
Anniversaries: Michael Flynn, Dan McAuliffe, Tom Lyons, Sidney Snow, Jack Leahy, Maurice O Connor, Michael Mossie O Connor, Mary Casey, Mick Flavin, Catherine O Connor, John Dunford, Sony Laurence Hartnett, Sr. Majella Flaherty, Michael Shanahan and Murt Daly.
Masses for Week beginning Monday March 3rd ; Monday at 7.30 for Eamon Sweeney; Tuesday at 9.15am for William Dore O Connor; Wednesday at 7.30pm for Richard Sheehan; Thursday Mass in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Timothy and Mary Murphy; Friday at 7.30pm for John Holly; Saturday at 7.30pm Months Mind for Timothy Guiney; Sunday 9th Mass in Knockanure at 10am for Nancy and Jack McMahon and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for James Beaton.
FIRST Friday rounds will be made in Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.
Collection this weekend for Emigrant Services.
READERS: Una Fitzmaurice, Elaine Hudson, Paul and Anthony Kiely and Aileen Stack.
ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm, Knockanure Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday; Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday. Adoration in Abbeyfeale open day and night on weekdays.
STATIONS of the Cross in Moyvane Church after Mass on Tuesday nights.
LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 29th Feb `08 Jackpot was E6,400, No Winner, numbers drawn were 1-7-16-18. Lucky Dips: Maggie Kennelly, Old School Road; Nancy Curtin, Tournafulla; Mags Whyte, Lisaniskea; Mary Kennedy, Main Street, Abbeyfeale; John Dore, Clieveragh, Listowel; Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure; Bar Prize went to Pat Mulvihill; Next Weeks Jackpot E6,500