Knockanure Notes – 2nd November, 2008

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.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure Community Centre will be held on Monday 10th Nov. for details ring between 9.30am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday 068 49799 or 086 8392787

SENIOR Citizens were due to meet at the Marian Hall on Monday 3rd of Nov at 7.30pm. Listowel Active Retirement Group had a Tea Day at the Arms Hotel on Sunday last at 3pm.

C.C.E. Moyvane Knockanure group will hold a meeting to discuss a class for musicians after Mass on Saturday Nov. 8th in the Marian Hall.

PIPE Band in Newcastle West, recruitment number is 087 6377 495.

AGM of Moyvane Knockanure Community Games will be held in the Marian Hall on Tuesday Nov. 4th at 9pm.

Meeting of Bereavement Group takes place at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre on Tuesday Nov. 4th at 8pm, details from 068 23429. Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group ,details from 068 31230.
ICA Annual trip to Cork is on Wednesday Dec. 3rd, bus leaves Moyvane at 7am.

FUN Day for all the family will be held in the Marian Hall on Sunday Nov. 30th from 2pm to 4pm.

FOWLERS were out before sunrise on Saturday morning Nov. 1st, the poor pheasant was frightened out of his life after all the fireworks on Friday night. There was a heavy grey frost on the ground; a quick thaw brought a lovely mild day.

THOUGHT: What is necessary is to continue to love. How does a lamp burn, if it is not by the continuous feeding of little drops of oil? When there is no oil, there is no light and the bridegroom will say: “I do not know you”. Dear friends, what are our drops of oil in our lamps? They are the small things from every day life: the joy, the generosity, the little good things, the humility and the patience. A simple thought for someone else. Our way to be silent, to listen, to forgive, to speak and to act. That are the real drops of oil that make our lamps burn vividly our whole life, Mother Teresa ;

BEST Wishes to Brendan Curtin who celebrated his 21st birthday recently.

UL recently launched a travel library which contains half centaury of works collected by Ciaran McAnally, UL have secured contracts for research for the last academic year worth E40 million.

FOSTER a child, details from 061 328 336.

EVENTS for Nov.: November Mass at KGH in Tralee on Monday 3rd at 7.30pm; Meeting to form an active retirement group will be held at St Ita’s Hall on Wednesday 5th at 3pm, details from 068 32444; Fair Day in Athea on Nov. 8th; Rededication of Lixnaw Church is on Friday 7th at 7.30pm, all are welcome; Abbeyfeale Choir practice every Wednesday at 8pm, new members welcome; Rambling House will be held at the Thatch House Finuge on Friday Nov. 7th at 9pm; Women’s Group meet at the Family Centre Listowel on Tuesdays at 8pm; Ceili will be held at Tournafulla on Friday Nov. 7th starting at 10pm;Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex on Nov. 5th at 8.30pm; West radio are having a night at the dogs in Tralee on Nov. 15th, details from 069 66200; Fair Day in Athea on Nov. 8th; Seminar on violence will be held at St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee on Saturday 8th from 10am to 1pm; Motor Rally will be held in Ballyduff area on Sunday Nov. 9th, main car park is at Banna Beach, Service area Ballybeggan Racecourse, details from 087 2606 374; Ardfert Retreat Centre on Saturday 8th Nov. from 10am to 5pm Meditation on what is love and on Sat 15th from 10am to 5pm healing service for people bereaved by suicide, details from 066 7134276; At Dominican Church Tralee Mass for Healing Sunday, November 9th at 3pm; Tralee Circus Festival Nov. 7th to 9th; Shoebox Appeal is now taking place locally; Clounmacon Annual Fashion Show will be held on Monday Nov. 17th ; Craft Fair will be held at Loughill Resource Centre on Sunday 16th , details from 069 82158; Women in business will meet at the Meadowlands Hotel, details from 066 718 3522; Science Week runs from 9th to 16th Nov..Queen of the Land takes place in Tullamore from 14th to 16th of Nov, details from ;

VOTING: Draft list of voters has just been published, we are told that we have educated workforce, yet none of them are able to fix a voting machine, surely some native programmer could set up a system using school computers.

ALZHEIMER’S day care is available in Listowel on Tuesdays and Thursdays, volunteers needed, details from 068 23584.

GRIEF and Coping with Loss, A talk will be held in the Parish Centre, Tralee on Wednesday, November 19th at 8pm, all welcome.

HEALTH: Contested medical negligence cases are rising rapidly according to recent information, in 2006 there were 334 cases and in 2007 there were 566. A story of a family who never bothered to visit a long stay relative, but complained that the patient lacked care in their eyes in final hours of life, all involved in the patients care had to spend many hours preparing statements in case of legal action. It is estimated that 650 million people live with disabilities. We have 75 trillion cells in our body and make seven million new blood cells every second.

Hugging Saint Amma will be in Dublin from 19th to 20th Nov. Details from

DAIL: All the vested interest groups are getting great media coverage of their walks on the Dail; Where is the voice of the thousands of building workers and others who are out of work and have little hope of a job because the vocal educated sector are grabbing the construction funds. Public sector jobs rose from 273,000 in 2,000 to 370,000 at present, as works are postponed and delayed what are they all doing, finding ways to keep their jobs. As oil is running out is there any point in extending airports and lavish roads.

80th Annual Lixnaw Coursing was held last weekend.

Last week half the Notes were cut, the full version is available on the Newtownsandes online site or the Moyvane site.

ENERGY: Minister for Environment, John Gormley T.D. has a new target for renewable generation of electricity of 40% this is a significant increase from the previous goal of 33%, the EU target is 20% and England’s target is 15%. ; Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia are to cut rubber production by 210,000 tons next year by knocking trees. Wood Energy information day will be held the Manor House Resort Hotel, Killadeas, Co Fermanagh on Nov. 19th `08, details from [email protected] ; The Meitheal na Gaoithe Annual Conference will be held at Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny on Nov. 14th `08, a German speaker will explain how Japan will be able to in time generate electricity by sustainable means, details from ; Energy revolution could Ireland from economic meltdown, details from energy meeting at RDS on Nov. 4th `08 [email protected]

FLOODS: Flooding of houses appear to be on the increase, some new houses were built on land known to be subject to flooding, but to see water entering houses that were safe for a generation is another story, country people were always taking gravel from rivers, but new regulations by the people who think they know what is best prevent the removal of gravel, resulting in unnecessary flooding.

Salmon in Europe are reported to be devastated by a parasite which destroys their skin, no preventive measure are being taken in this country.

KERRY Greyhound Connection put unwanted greyhounds in caring homes, details from 087982 2695.

BOOK called Living off the Land- Women Farmers of Today includes stories from Kate Carmody and Maria McEnery of Ballybunion and Eleanor Cremins of Lisselton.

SCOR na nOg Competition will be held at Mountcoal GAA Clubhouse on Saturday Nov. 8th at 8.15pm, County Semi-Final will be held in Abbeydorney on Nov. 14th, details from 068 43108.

ST JOHN’S for November: Wednesday 5th at 2.30pm, Arsenic an Old Lace a film in association with Kerry Film Festival; Thursday 6th The Mali Project. A documentary film on the travels of Irish musicians in the heart of Africa; Friday 7th A Musical Evening with Liam O Maonlai; Saturday 8th Dylan Thomas; Return Journey a play; Tuesday 11th a film called Lust, Caution, a spy film set in China; Thursday 13th The Best of Traditional at the Racket; Exhibition from 16th by Jim McKee, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA for November: Free Range Youth Theatre on Saturdays 5pm to 7pm; 4th to 9th that’s Entertainment; 7th Poets in the Doghouse; 12th Over the Rainbow, details from 066 712 3055.

FAIR: Darina Allen will officially launch the Listowel Food Fair and provide a cookery demonstration using food products from the local farmers market. Consultant Dietician Aveen Bannon will give a nutrition and healthy eating seminar on the key nutritional issues in the Irish diet. dinner will be provided at Listowel Mart on Nov. 6th at 2pm under the direction of Aveen Bannon, she will also be at Seanchai in the evening at 8pm with Professor Pat Wall.

A Farming Seminar will be held in the Arms Hotel on Thursday Nov. 6th at 8pm The National Farmhouse Cheese competition takes place on Friday morning with cheese guru Juliet Harbutt of the British Cheese Awards in attendance together with Teagasc experts Eddie O’Neill and Sara McSweeney.
This year sees the launch of the Irish Food Book of the Year Competition with a prize fund of ?1,000 for the best food book of the past year.
The winners of the Bord Bia Quality Mark Schools competition will be announced on Friday evening with prizes for individual students, teachers and participating schools.
The Home baker of the Year competition this year focuses on a Brown Soda Bread making competition.
Saturday events include cake decorating and bread making classes and morning and afternoon children’s workshops, events in local supermarkets, the good food dining circle in local restaurants and a beer tasting event.
Sunday’s annual Food and Craft market takes place from 10am to 5.30pm and the fair comes to a close with a wine tasting evening, for more information contact 068 23433 .

Food talk will be given at Horan’s Health store in Listowel on Wednesday Nov. 5th from 2 to 5pm, more information from 068 24356.

MASSABIELLE: The Story of Lourdes will take place at the KDYS Hall, Denny Street from Monday, November 17th to Tuesday, November 25th inclusive at 8pm (Matinee Sunday, November 23rd at 3pm). This is to mark the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes in 1858; production is directed by local born Fr Pat Ahern.

TALK on the Millennium Development Goals was due to take place at the Institute of Technology, Solas Building, North Campus on Monday, November 3rd from 8pm, speaker Senator Mark Daly, details from KADE at 066 7181358.

Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society will host a talk in Tralee Library on Tuesday 11th Nov. at 8pm; subject Social Structures in Post Famine Ireland.

CAR Boot sale in Newcastle West was conducted in bright warm sunshine, the stands had a great variety of goods.

LOCAL Born: Fr William Moloney took up a temporary position in 1868 in Sierra Valley where lived about 1000 people many of them Ranchers. He is noted as being the first Missionary to visit the north of Pumas County, visiting Johnsville on Deer Creek, Quincy, Indian Valley, Susanville and Honey Lake Valley in Lassen County. He was the first Priest in Lassen County. The records show that Fr William Moloney was very active on the Missions in California and Nevada .He gave 40yrs service to the Church in this area. Journies of 50 miles were common. At times he would be 100 miles from the end of the trail at Downieville where mining took place in 1880. He named his famous Horse Charley. In the mountain area of Northern California travel in winter was difficult with deep snow drifts. To travel you would need a pine board 4″ wide and 8 to 12ft long fixed to the soles of shoes a long stick was needed for balance. A priest had to be strong and fit to cope with the hardships of Missionary life. It took 6 weeks to make the circuit from Truckee to Alturas and back home again. Fr William Moloney son of Tadhg and Kate Enright born Coilagurteen, Knockanure in 1841 Ordained 1864, died Sutter Creek 1903. He was a brother of M T Moloney Solicitor General Ottawa .Inscriptions on Family Headstone at Gale Cemetery, Timothy Moloney died Nov 1st 1885 aged 93 years. Memorial Erected by their son Maurice Moloney Ottawa Ill. USA. Also remembered son John Moloney who died Jan 19th 1904 .his wife Ellen died 13th April 1908 .son Edward Moloney died Nov 5th 1872 aged 27yrs.

LOCAL Born Dr. Joseph Stokes was awarded the degrees of B.A. and B.A.I. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College Dublin in 1997. He attained his PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Dublin City University in 2003. He lectured part-time for two years in Dublin Institute of Technology Bolton Street from 1998 to 2000. In 2000 he became a member of the academic staff in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Dublin City University Ireland. He has been research active in the area of Surface Engineering since 1997. His professional achievement includes the production of coated and free-standing engineering components using the High Velocity Oxy-Fuel process. He is a member of the Materials Processing Research Centre and the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology.

SOLOMON: A smelting operation 3,000 years old has been excavated 30 miles south of the Dead Sea, there were 100 buildings and slag was 20 feet deep at the site.

NUNS for 50 years of the order of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master have operated the Vatican switchboard. The sisters handle half a million calls a year from all over the world.

DVD and a talk on Our Blessed Mother’s apparitions in Medjugorje, will be presented by Tony Murnane from the Apostolate of Mary’s Messages in Melbourne, Australia, will be held in the St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee on Monday, November 10th at 7.30pm.

MASS for all those who died in the hospital during the year will be celebrated in the Bons Chapel on Wednesday, November 5th at 7pm. Mass at the Cathedral in Killarney in memory of Monsignor O Flaherty, other events recalling the Monsignor are also taking place over the weekend, details from

DEATH took place on 25th of October 2008 of Thomas Dillon age 80 years of Listowel and Janemount, he is survived by his wife Delia Holly and brother Fr Sean Dillon. Following Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Listowel on Tuesday 28th Oct. Thomas Dillon was laid to rest at Gale Cemetery, Lisselton. Tom was predeceased by his brothers Dermot and Michael, their parents were Tom Dillon and Jane O Connor, Jane came from Gortdromagowna and was a sister to Jack Maggie O Connor, and she had another sister Nancy who married Tom O Connor of Gale Bridge, Lisselton.

DEATH took place on October 31st `08 of Denis McEvoy of Aughrim, Moyvane. Denis was son of Jack McEvoy and Kate Walsh who was a native of Barragogeen; his sisters were Hannie, Maureen, Peggy and Kitty. Denis McEvoy is survived by his wife Noreen Foley and children John, Denis, Sinead, Cathriona, Denise and Anna Marie . Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on Monday November 3rd `08 Denis McEvoy was laid to rest at Murhur Churchyard. Nora McEvoy Stackpoole aunt of Denis lived to 106 years.

Death took place in Killarney of Dr. Patrick Fuller, he was a native of Glenoe and was married to Eileen Lynch, and had Mike, John, Declan, David, Simon and Brendan, following Requiem Mass in the Cathedral Killarney Patrick Fuller was laid to rest at Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery, Killarney on Friday October 31st `08. Patrick was son of Stephen Fuller and Mai Trant and his siblings include Alice who lives in Australia, David also survives him, he was predeceased by Josephine Halloran, Noreen Godsil, Bill , Vincent, and Stephen.

Death took place in England recently of Brendan Sheehy he was a native of Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jim O Connor, Paddy O Hanlon, Fr John Shine, Bridget Mary Flaherty Desmarais, Margaret Collins, Nan Sullivan, Mick Lane, Nora Moloney, Fr Michael Slattery OMI, Mary Dillane, James Walsh, Mass on Wednesday Nov. 5th for Dan and Mary Nolan at 9.15am; Mass on Thursday 6th in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Michael Lane; Mass in Moyvane for First Friday at 7.30pm for John O Connor; Mass on Saturday 8th for Tim O Connor at 7.30pm; Mass on Sunday in Knockanure at 10am for Batt Flavin and 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Ann, Jimmy and Margaret Flaherty and Bridie Moloney.

Mass in Knockanure for November Intentions on Tuesday 4th at 7.30pm.

First Friday rounds will be made in the morning in Knockanure and Moyvane in the afternoon. First Friday Mass in Knockanure on Thursday at 7.30pm, it is also the Feast of All Saints of Ireland.

READERS: Linda Kennelly, John Corbett, Jerry Duggan, Margaret Flaherty, Kathy Kennelly and Mary Fitzgerald.

Church Notices must b in every Thursday before 7pm.

ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm. Abbeyfeale First Friday Adoration will take place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel after the 10am Mass until the 7pm Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament resumes daily on Monday 3rd Nov. from 6pm to 8pm.

Tree of Remembrance is in Abbeyfeale Church for the month of November.

INDULGENCE: The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st to 8th Nov.

ROSARY will be said at the Famine Graveyard Listowel on the Sundays of November at 3pm.