Knockanure Notes – 20th December, 2009

HAPPY Christmas to all our readers and friends, thanks for all the help with the notes given to me over the past years.

FROST and snow is a feature of recent weather resulting in extra accidents, a blanket of snow covered the countryside in a few minutes on Sunday morning, a few wild drivers took the opportunity to show their tricks.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 30th, Classics by Candlelight, an evening of music and entertainment in aid of the Thomas Lyndon Memorial Foundation, the show is produced and directed by Denise Wren.

THANKS: The collectors wish to Thank everyone who supported the Flood Victims Collection which amounted to E1,589.13

FIRST Children’s Concert at the Community Centre was a huge success, thanks to Mrs. Julianne Donegan, Mrs. Kiely, School Staff, Mrs. Finucane and Tara. The children were a credit to all concerned. Thanks to everyone who donated spot prizes and everyone for their support on the night.

OVER 70 people attended the Christmas Social Day in Knockanure for the active retired. It was enjoyed by all. We wish to thank everyone for their support every month. Thanks to everyone who gave sponsorship and donated spot prizes, the remainder will be used up in the New Year. Merry Christmas and Good health in 2010

RECESSION: according to press reports, Ballybunion Golf Course were paid for about 8,000 green fees rounds this year, not so long ago they had 24,000 yearly green fee rounds. Teagasc had about 1,500 staff, now they have more pensioners on their books than workers; the average staff pension is about E26,500 per year. Researchers sponsored by the EU are to receive E1.9 million over 3 years to bridge the gap between climate change scientists and costal zone decision makers. It is reported because of cut backs 44,000 who were able to receive dental treatment in Kerry under cover of PRSI will from Jan. ’10 only receive an examination; Good news is that E800,000 worth of cheese will be distributed by charities over the Christmas period.

200,000 people who had their savings in bank shares have lost nearly everything, property owners have value drop by nearly half, while people with guaranteed pensions and cash have gained during this recession.

THOUGHT: Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith, Adel Bestavros.

CALENDAR: Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure N.S. now has a school calendar with pupil’s picture, copies available from students and staff.

BOOK: Peig Sayers stories are can now be read and listened to in a CD, Peig was born in 1873.

BALLYGUILTENANE Journal is treasured by locals, among the articles this year are, This and That and another thing, by Joe Quille, the article includes excuses for speeding and the effects of alcohol on important occasions; Bridie Quille gives a list of Saints and Patrons; Louie Byrne gives a glossary of old Irish sayings, Jumping the Fire and an insight into Charlotte O Brien; John Mangan is remembered by Tom Aherne; Donal O Connor and Dr. Brendan A Barrett gives us some of their poetry; Patrick Lynch recalls his first All Ireland and a West Limerick Historical Tour; George Langan recalls his Langan ancestors; Kearney’s Bakery behind the scenes work is recalled; Tim Griffin presents a fine selection of high quality photos from both sides of the Shannon; John O Donoghue has a collection of wise words; We all knew Mickey Liston, he receives a nice tribute in the magazine, several local items are also included too numerous to mention.

Athea Journal is also available now, as usual it has many articles of interest to the wider community.

EVENTS: Golden Mile walk will be held in Listowel Town park on Christmas Day morning at 10am, details from 0877985 311; St Stephen’s Day walk in Duagh in aid of the Hospice starts in the Village at 11.30am; North Kerry Harriers Hunt in Ballybunion on St Stephen’s Day and they will be in action the following day in Ballylongford on Sunday 27th ; Kingdom Cup at Ballybeggan on the 26th and Abbeyfeale Coursing on the 28th and 29th Dec.; Racing in Limerick from 26th to 29th Dec.; Dec. 28th Limerick MCMini Stages Rally; Rebecca Storm will be in concert at Abbeyfeale Church on Friday January 29th ’10; Offices of the Department of Social and Family Affairs will be closed from Christmas Day to Jan. 1st ’10 inclusive;

LARTIGUE is open on St. Stephen’s Day and Sunday 27th Dec. from 1pm. to 4.30pm. The Lartigue Monorail & Museum has been nominated for a special LAMA award the winners of which are to be announced 30th January.

BIRTHS, Marriages and some deaths can be found at Births

SAMARITANS number is 1850 60 90 90.

KERRYMAN Dec. 18th 1909, snippets; A branch of the Irish Industrial Development Association was formed in Tralee, it was attended by priests, politicians, builders, traders, and ordinary people were welcomed to join, the society was to be non political, non sectarian, its motto self reliance.

Death took place of Mrs Charles O Hanlon of Upper William Street, Listowel, her late husband was a victualler, and she was survived by a son Michael O Hanlon and daughter Mrs Kelliher.

Death took place of James J Long who was born at Dingle and was a reporter for various papers for 50 years, he started the Kerry Vindicator in Tralee, and the paper was sold to Mr T Harrington M.P. later. Mr Long was President of the Kerry Tenants Association also. Over the years he was reporter with, Munster News, the Freeman’s Journal, in the early 60s he was the only Catholic in the Belfast Press, he served in Kilkenny and Clonmel also and was jailed for 3 months for his outspoken views on land and nationalism. Death took place at Cheshire Mass.USA, Of Maurice O Carroll aged 93 years of Irremore, he was predeceased sixteen years ago by his wife Ellen Healy of Killarney. The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland were insulted by a report in the Sinn Fein (daily) for giving publicity to the Rathmines grinder and adding their own remarks. Listowel court fined Michael O Hanlon of Lixnaw for not keeping his horse under control and not having his name and residence painted on the car. Tom Griffin had no light on his car and a woman was seeking alimony from her husband both were young. Fitzmaurice widow had a row with her in laws and also with Keane, Brennan and Quirke. One in-law was playing the concertina on the night her husband died, later a dance was also held next door to her and she was not invited, several smart comments were made during the trial. Jerh Bunyan was drunk and disorderly when he hit long John Carroll the bailiff with his umbrella, he was fined 5s. A man names Costelloe was demanding possession of a house at Banemore where an old lady Julia O Connor lived.

CHECKING gravestones for wear over the centuries may help scientists calculate pollution in the atmosphere; the project is part of a new global citizen science program called EarthTrek,

DEATH of Fr. Jerry Roche of Benmore Athea and Kenya has caused great shock to the local community; he was killed on December 11th 2009, he was aged 68 years. Fr Roche worked with St. Patrick Fathers since 1968. Fr Jerry was predeceased by his parents Edmund and Mary Roche (nee Dalton) and is survived by siblings Noel of Chicago & Athea, Patrick in Athea, Michael in Cork, Christopher in Chicago, Margaret and Nora in Athea Hannah in Dublin, Mary Ann, Eileen and Kit in Chicago. Following Requiem Mass in St. Bartholomew’s Church Athea at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday December 20th 2009, Fr Jerry Roche was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea.

DEATH took place on December 14th ’09 of Sr. Rose Twomey of the Presentation Convent, Tralee, she was born at Pallas Lixnaw. Following Requiem Mass in St John’s Church Tralee, Sr. Rose Twomey was laid to rest in Kilsinan Cemetery on Thursday December 17th ’09. Many of us who had relations in the Presentation Order knew Sr. Rose well. She had a great knowledge of deceased sisters, many of them worked in foreign lands including India and New Zealand.

DEATH took place of Fr. David McElligott on 18th December 2009, he was a native of Woodford and retired PP of Lixnaw, and he is survived by his sister Elizabeth Murphy and was predeceased by siblings, Sr. Mary, Eileen, Jim, Larry, Paul, Pat and John. Following Requiem Mass in Lixnaw Church on Monday Dec. 21st ’09 Fr David McElligott was laid to rest in the Church Grounds. Fr David in his youth attended the sports in Knockanure on the 15th of August and had many recollections, including crossing the river holding up the bike in the air in case it got wet.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr William Murphy, Michael Collins, Jer Horgan, Ted Brosnan, Nora Mai Broderick, Paddy Healy, John Joe Sheehy, Bridget Finucane, Bridie Hanrahan, Vincent Dillon, Sean Broderick, Fr Willie O Brien, Jim Kelly, Kit Ahern, Myra Downey; Months Mind Mass on Wed. 23rd at 7.30pm for Patrick Hanrahan; Mass on Sat. 26th 7.30pm for Denis & Nora Hanrahan and the deceased members of the Hanrahan Family, Leitrim West; Mass on Sun. 27th in Knockanure at 10.00am for Jack Goulding and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Maureen McSkane at the request of Peggy Sheehan.

CHRISTMAS Eve Mass in Knockanure on Thurs. 24th at 7.30pm; Moyvane at 9pm; Fri. 25th Christmas Day Mass in
Knockanure at 10.00am; Christmas Day Mass in Moyvane at 11.00am.

COMMUNION Rounds on Wednesday 23rd December, for Christmas, Knockanure in the Morning and Moyvane in the Afternoon. No Communion Rounds in January.

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

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Ann Marie Naughton

11am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan

Knockanure Xmas Eve 24th Anne Stack & Brenda Clancy

25th Patricia & Andrew Regan

27th Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald

CHURCH News at

COLLECTION Envelopes are at the back of the Church for the Annual Christmas Eve Collection for the Parish Clerk in Knockanure.

CAROL Singing before Christmas Day Mass in Knockanure, All welcome to join in.

FATIMA: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima coincide with the visit of Pope Benedict XVI from 10th – 17th May 2010, details from 066 7131328.

SAMARITANS Collection will take place in Knockanure as usual on Dec 24th & 25th. Please give generously.

STUDY Theology from home , [email protected] Or website

CHILDCARE Placement under the Government’s Early Childhood Care & Education Scheme, for info phone 068 22976.

Christmas is a lonely time for some, they wish they are over it and forget it for another year, but it will come again and again, so it is better to find a way and feel good for these who have a Happy Christmas.