Knockanure Notes – 20th April, 2008

The Social Day at Knockanure Community Centre for the Actively Retired including meal was held on Monday 14th April, a lovely afternoon was had by all who attended.
Knockanure Community Centre Committee are organizing a draw to clear the outstanding debt on the Community Centre, tickets will be available from the committee. The centre cost over E500,000 to develop.

COMMUNITY Alert meeting will be held at the Marian Hall on Wednesday April 23rd at 9pm, all members asked to attend.

CREATIVE Writing for older people will be facilitated by Gabriel Fitzmaurice at the library in Listowel on 6th, 13th and 20th of May `08, time 11am to 1pm, everyone welcome.

Volunteering on short term projects in 50 countries, details from [email protected]

ICA; The next knitting evening in Moyvane takes place on Tuesday 29th April at 8.30pm, everybody welcome, Suggestions for a memorial to Kit Ahern are now being considered.

KDYS are now enrolling for their Summer Camps for all 10 – 13 year olds. The week long camps will take place during July in Moyvane, to enroll please contact KDYS Listowel, Upper Church St., Listowel at 068 23744.

BEST Wishes to Ruth O Keefe of Kilmorna who recently celebrated her 30th birthday.

POETRY: Dan Keane Poetry Competition in association with Writers Week and the Kerryman is open to all National School students; please send entries to Dan Keane at Coilagurteen, Moyvane, Co Kerry before April 25th `08.

Kearney=92s window continue with their display of memorabilia.

BEDS: Writers Week committee are seeking accommodation for their visitors who will be in Listowel from May 28th to June 1st`08, details from 068 23294.

MEAL: Taste of Kerry meal will be held at IT Tralee on April 24th , profits going to local charities, details from 066 7191820.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 18th April Numbers Drawn 4-11-15-28, Jackpot was E7,100 no winner. Lucky Dips went to the following; Dublin Joe, c/o Kevin Broderick=92s; Dan Enright, Trien, Kilmorna; Peg Moloney, Tullahinnell, Ballylongford; James Connolly, Trien, Kilmorna; Tom Twomey, c/o Kingdom Bar; Mark Dempsey, Lisgreed, Croom, Co Limerick; Next weeks Jackpot E7,200.
Membership is now being collected by the GAA club. Anybody who wishes to become a member please contact any club member.

LABOUR Party National Collection at church gates will be held this weekend.

ST JOHN=92S: Friday 25th Stride and the Diva in Concert and on Saturday 22nd Beckett=92s Outburst, the funny side of Beckett, details from 068 22566.

GLORACH will have two plays Blackwater by J. B. Keane and Panic in Nutgrove by Brian Bairead each night from Thursday April 24th to Saturday 26th, details from 087 1383 940;

TRADITIONAL: Feile Lios Tuathail will host an evening of Traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance in The New Kingdom Bar, Church Street, Listowel on Thursday 24th April, commencing at 9.30pm. All welcome.

RETREAT: Youth Retreat (ages 16 =96 35) will take place at St Brendan=92s College, Killarney from Friday =96 Sunday, April 25th =96 27th. Theme =91Go, be my witnesses=92. Phone Eamon on 086 9972539. Details:

PILGRIMAGE to Lourdes with Bishop Murphy takes place in September, details from 064 58219.

KNOCK: A night vigil to Knock will take place on Friday 2nd May. Relics of St Theresa will be in Knock on May 4th, Details from Peg Murphy at 068/31232.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage begins on May 31st, details from 068 31232, Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm.

PROTEST: Several busloads of people with an interest in the future of agriculture travelled to Dublin on Thursday April 18th `08, the protesters were good humoured and many were resigned to the fact that decisions will be made at the WTO talks in favour of the big corporations and little heed will be given to the concerns of the individual producer on the ground. Bit by bit our agricultural base is being made smaller and smaller, the check in the post will be used by the people who chart our lives to get their own way.

PENSIONS: Closing date for submissions on pensions following the green paper, is May 31st `08, details from [email protected]

GUIDE for Major Emergencies is being sent to all homes, like all free booklets it will be in the bin for the next collection, the contents of the booklet may be valid, but in the present climate where green is important, the spending of over E2 million on the booklet and having it recycled or dumped calls into question our green policies. Because of some inter Union rule the lights are on in Knockanure Village for a long long time. If the health service and all the other government agencies are operating anti green policies the people should know about them. The E7million that the government spends on car parking is only the tip of the iceberg, as we all know at many public buildings, staff only car parks are provided, if there was a charge and less car parking space available people would share cars and use a greener method of going to work.

EVENTS: ; Tarbert=92s struggle for the land League and Home Rule will be the subject for a lecture given by Patrick Lynch at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Saturday April 26th at 8.30pm; Eigse Michael Hartnett will be held in Newcastle West from April 24th to 26th, details from 061 496 300; Rambling House continues in Finuge on Friday April 25th at 9pm, all are welcome; Punchestown Racing continues till April 26th; Seminar on employment law will be held at the Arms Hotel on Wednesday 26th April starting at 12.30pm; Ballybunion Point to point will be held on April 27th about 180 horses will take part in the meeting; Jeanie Johnston will visit Dingle on April 30th; Fleadh by the Feale runs from May 1t to 5th, Sharon Shannon will play at the Convent Hall in Abbeyfeale on May 4th `08, the Best of the West CD will be launched at Fr Casey Clubhouse on May 4th at 3pm; Indoor Market will be held in Athea on May 4th from 2pm to 5pm; Belfast Marathon is on May 5th `08; Mini Marathon will be held on June 2nd , if you want to run for the Multiple Sclerosis Society contact 1850 650 950; Overeaters Anonymous meet at St Senan House Listowel on Tuesdays at 7.30pm; Confirmation Pledge will be made in the Church in Listowel at the 7.30pm Mass on Saturday 26th of April; Rally of the Lakes runs from May 2nd to 4th.

WALKING: The Annual Cuckoo Walking Festival will be held as usual on the May Bank Holiday week-end in Tarbert. The festival launch will take place in the Bridewell on Friday 2nd May 2008 at 8.30 pm. A full programme of walks have been organised for the week-end . The entire programme can be accessed by visiting our website at

WALK in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation will take place in Tralee on Sunday May 4th starting at the Brandon car park.

Charity Walk in aid of MS will start at Lyreacrompane at 1.30pm on May 11th.

KADE in Tralee are organising a positive African photo competition, pictures will later be displayed at Tralee and Killarney Library.

NATURE: Killarney National Park are having a spring school from 25th to 27th of April, details from 064 35960.

JOBS: Marks and Spencer=92s are to open in Killarney on May 9th, with 79 jobs, Shannon Gas terminal, Listowel Mart site and the Stag factory site are now ready for development.

RETREAT: A reflective evening through music and scripture led by Padraig McIntyre will take place at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday, April 24th from 8pm =96 10pm. A short walk will be included, weather permitting, more information from 066 7134276.

AWARE: The Tralee Aware group offer support for those who are sufferers of depression, and for their families and friends every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John=92s Church, Contact 066 7128010; A freephone helpline open 6pm =96 10pm daily targeted specifically at farmers and people who live in rural areas, details from 1800 742 645.

ALZHEIMER=92S Tea Day is on Thursday 1st of May, more information from 284-6616 or visit

TRAGEDY: An incident recently following a flash flood in a North Island river in New Zealand drowned six students and a teacher from Elim Christian College.

THOUGHT: The real test of a saint is not one’s willingness to preach the gospel, but one’s willingness to do something like washing the disciples’ feet – that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God, Oswald Chambers; Human compliments are like perfume. Smell them, enjoy them while they last. Please don’t drink them; they will poison you, Anonymous.

NOTES: Snippets from Moyvane Knockanure notes in the Kerryman for March 1982; PTAA Talent competition was held in the Convent Hall, Listowel; Macra had Superstars Competition; Moyvane Minor Football Board held their inaugural meeting; Moyvane Senior team beat Shannon Gaels; Moyvane were due to play Duagh on March 14th 1982; Recent Deaths, Hugh Goulding of Knockanure, Bridger Mahony of Cahirdown, John P Mulvihill of Lower Aughrim and Denis McElligott of Moyvane; Marriage took place of Catherine Flaherty and Patrick Dowling, Liam Hanrahan married Mary Stackpoole; AGM of Fine Gale was held in Moyvane on March 23rd 1982; 24 hour fast for the mentally handicapped at Beaufort was held on March 26th 1982; ICA held a Fashion Show at Monty=92s , the Guild were shown slides of Europe and An Grianan by Mrs. Mary O Connor; The final of the Patsy Lawlor Cup step dancing competition was held in Killarney on March 30th 1982 and three turf cutting machines were operating in the Parish. Other local news in the Kerryman of March 1982 included, Mrs Nora Brosnan of Lacca East went to Australia to visit her family, Athea GAA bought Sports field, Annual visit of a group from Beaufort took place at Monty=92s, Famous landmark house called Collis was knocked in Duagh, it was first owned by Robert Dillane and his wife Maryanne Silke, death took place of Richard Lyons of Derry, Tommy Shanahan of Kilcolgan, Davy Dore of Clash, Thomas W Barrett of Knocknagorna, Patrick Sheahan of Lower Dirreen and Mrs. Eileen Lane Dillon of Listowel.

CHURCH repairs are about to begin, we were told by the architect Mr. Scott that the Church he had planned for us was maintenance free, his words sound much like the creators of the Titanic, in hindsight.

VOCATIONS Information from Vocation Director Fr. Liam Lovell, Kilmoyley, 066 7133169 or Deputy Vocation Director Fr. Michael Moynihan, Castleisland 066 7141241.

ADORATION for 40 hours will be held at The Parish Church in Listowel with The Grey Friars of Moyross – Friday 9th to Sunday 11th May. Volunteers required to spend an hour in Adoration. Phone Ena on 086 0562472 or Margaret at 087 2278599.

ADORATION: In Moyvane on Sundays 4 to 5pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Knockanure 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday 6pm to 8pm.

Deaths of Listowel natives; John Moore, Michael Breslin, Sarah O Connell and Donie O Carroll.

Death has taken place suddenly of Sean Ahern of Moher Cross, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora O Connor Carr, Jimmy Crowley, Br. Angelus Keane, James Kennelly, Hannah Connell, John Joe Moloney, Kit Moore, Nora Kelly, Kit O Mahony, Mass on Tues. 22nd 8.00pm Teresa Dunne & all the deceased members of The Dunne Family; Wed. 23rd 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Thurs. 24th 9.15am Private Intention Fri. 25th 8.00pm Gerard McEnery; Saturday 26th Mass at 8.00pm for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody and Sunday Sun. 27th Mass in Knockanure at 10.00am for Timothy & Bridget Conway and11.00am mass in Moyvane is for John Scanlon, Inchamore.

STATION: Sat. 26th 10.00am Stations for Murhur, Moyvane & Claar at the home of Eileen Collins.

Diocesan Collection this weekend 3rd & 4th May for the Kerry Mission Outreach.

COLLECTORS for May; Vigil Mass Ita O=92Connell & Eddie Flaherty; 11am Julia Stack & Eileen Roche; Knockanure Jeremiah Kennelly.

READERS: Vigil Linda Kennelly & Catriona Collins11.00am Jerry Duggan & Margaret Flaherty. Knockanure 10.00am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack.

Popes visit to America was a great occasion for Catholics and Americans to ponder on the spiritual side of life.

Details of a few of Pope Benedict=92s many speeches can be found in the Newtownsandes on line site at pages Day in History and Church Leaflet.