Knockanure Notes – 20th February, 2011

QUIZ: Scoil Chorp Christ Parents Association Knockanure are hosting a Pub Quiz in Flynn’s Bar, Knockanure on Friday, March 4th 2011 at 9.30 p.m. 20 euro per table of four, Enquiries to 086 8417688  Elizabeth.

I.C.A. night out to Killarney Musical ‘My Fair Lady’ at the INEC on Tuesday the 8th March, booking with Eileen Roche at 068 49337 .

SAINT  PIO Prayer Meeting    Take places on Thursday 24th Feb at 7pm.incorporating the Rosary Mass and  Benediction.

FASHION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association will hold their Annual Fashion Show at The Lanterns Hotel Tarbert on Tuesday 8th March. Tickets available from any member of the committee, or from 087 9576 660, Proceeds to refurbish the School Science Room.

Physiotherapy Clinic at Knockanure Community Centre.

COMMUNITY Centre; A Physiotherapist attends Knockanure Community Centre weekly on Tuesday and Thursday. This Clinic is a branch of First Step Rehabilitation Centre in Patrickswell. For more information or to make an appointment Ring Sentil on 087- 7777600 or 061 320330 or contact Knockanure Community Centre on 068 49799.

WALKERS at the last Sundays Community Centre walk had a lovely mild day, just a little damp, the heavy shower was over before the off. We are all grateful to the voluntary helpers at the Centre who give of their time and energy promoting  activities  for both young and old.  

AGM of Listowel / North Kerry Branch of the Wheelchair Association on Feb. 24th at their Day/Resource centre at Ballygologue road at 8pm, All are welcome.

ARTS: Texaco Children’s Art Competition closing date Feb. 25th, in recent years over 700 Kerry pupils took part in the competition.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group open with The Man from Clare in Athea on Feb. 24th .

EVENTS: Limerick Set Dancing Club workshop will be held at the Devon Hotel from 25th to 27th Feb.; Farmers Market in Abbeyfeale every Friday from 9.30am to 1pm ; Kerry Autism Action Group meet at the Abbeygate Hotel on Wed. Feb. 23rd at 8.15pm, all are welcome; Breeding for Profit Seminar will be held at Listowel Mart on Monday 21st Feb. at 7.30pm; Fr. Casey’s GAA Club Annual Social on Saturday the 26th of February in the GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale; Stroke Support Group will meet at St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Feb. 23rd at 7.30pm, details from 087 7927 289; Trip to Lindisfarne in Northumbria July 17th to 24th, details from 066 9152 476; Cork Association Kerry Branch Victory Dinner Dance at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Fri. 25th Feb., details from 066 712 6796; Cinderella will be performed at Siamsa Tire on 26th Feb. more information from 066 712 3055; Mid Term break in secondary school 21st to 25th of Feb; Kingdom Greyhound Stadium charity event in aid of Down Syndrome Sat. Feb. 26th; North Kerry Championship replay will be held in Moyvane on Feb. 27th; Maurice and Jane O Keeffe launch their photos and recordings of great houses in Kerry at Tralee Library on March 1st at 7pm; Sounds of Kerry Concert at the National Concert Hall on March 5th in aid of Finuge Teach Siamsa; Kerry GAA Annual Coaching conference will be held at St Brendan’s College on March 5th;

COFFEE Morning in aid of Sr. Consilio Fund On Friday 25th Feb. at The Mermaids from 11am. to 2pm. Raffles, bric a brac, bargains galore.
HOSPICE: A.G.M. was due to take place on Tuesday night 22nd Feb. at 8pm. in the Mermaids.  Volunteers always needed and welcome.
PARKINSON’S Branch, Wishes to invite new members to join their committee in Listowel.  Contact Jerry at 068 22089 / 0879785438 or Mary on 0872935787.

ST JOHN’S: Weds 23rd & Thurs 24th Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love, An off-Broadway nominated hit written by Joelle Arqueros. Produced & directed by Naomi O’ Neill and features a cast drawn from the Kerry/Limerick area;  Fri 25th to Sun 27th, The Unemployed Theatre Company of Listowel returns with the World Premiere of ‘Double Team’, a new play by Gerard Barrett. ‘Double Team’ tells the story of two young hit men who take on a job that they clearly cannot handle – “They were the only two that were available, comedy from the team behind the smash hit ‘Dacent Savage’.   Cast: Shaun McDonnell, John Naughton, James Allman, Fiachra McKeever, Tom Rahilly, Derek Dalton, Muiris Stack, Seamus Keane, Trevor Corridan and many more ;Mon 28th, After Miss Julie
A version of Strindberg’s Miss Julie by Patrick Marber, presented by The London Classic Theatre, More from 068 22566.

WORK Placement programme, details from 1800 611 116.

 RADIO: Abbey Heritage are proposing to offer a Fetac Level 5 Certificate in Radio, more from 068 32444.
 AGM of the Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Racing Committee was due to take place on Tuesday, February 22nd at Leen’s Hotel at 8.30pm. New members are always welcome.
VICKA from Medjugorje was due to attend Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Tuesday, February 22nd . There will be a Rosary at 4pm followed by Mass at 5pm.
DRIVER Theory Class in West Limerick Resources Office – Abbeyfeale, contact 068 32444.
AWARDS Night, West Limerick 102 fm presents the 4th Annual Entertainment Awards Night at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine on Monday March 7th start at 7.45pm .

PARADE; St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011 in Listowel, start at the earlier time of 12.30pm.  Seán Kelly MEP will be a special guest for the occasion. Groups and bands from our twin town  Downpatrick and from Poland, Romania, Hungary, France, Portugal Latvia  and Italy will be participating.  Matt (068 21420) or Christy (087 7477372) .Organised by  Glór na nGael, Lios Tuathail . Dóchas linn Naomh Pádraig.
LONDON: The Annual London St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will take place  on Sunday March 13th. The Limerick Association will hold a St Patrick’s Dinner Dance on Saturday March 19th at the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood, Broadway, London NW2.

ST BRENDAN is being commemorated by the issue of a E10 silver coin, they are limited to 15,000, to buy one contact 1890 307 307.
CONGRATULATIONS to P J Dillon on winning IFTA Director of Photography award; he is a native of Listowel and has many relations in the Parish.

CONGRATULATIONS to John and Nuala Keane, Bunagara on the birth of their son Sean, a brother to Lucy and Blathnaid. Lucy is a pupil of Scoil Corp Chriost, Knockanure.

ADULT Learners Festival; in Tralee Library, all starting at 11am: Tuesday, 22nd: Cardmaking workshop; Wednesday, 23rd: FAS workshop – career options for the unemployed; Friday, 25th: FAS presentation on online courses; and Saturday, 26th: Jewellery making workshop, Contact 066  7121200.

JIGSAW, mentors to help young people, details from 068 23429.
STROKE Support Group is holding their next meeting St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7.30pm. Speaker: Owen Daly, Pharmacist Stroke & Medication issues, All welcome.

ELECTION: One thing is sure about the new government which will be elected on Friday is that they will eat their words. The MEPs last year spent E274 million on overseas travel and on staff allowances. The EU contribution to humanitarian food aid amounted last year to E237 million. Agenda Europa diary cost over E5 million, the editors forgot to mention Christmas in it.

OIL was found 60km off Ghana Atlantic coast three years ago and 55,000 barrels a day are due to flowing from the Jubilee well at present, the 23 million country expects a 12% growth rate.

 SUNSPOT on February 15th, exploded blasting a big cloud of charged particles to the earth on February 16th  and February 17th ; Venus  visible in the morning skies, will shortly be out of sight.  

NOLAN Listowel Church; Dermot Nolan born 16th May 1824 Gortdromagowna to Denis Nolan and Joan Kennelly, sponsors Francis Carroll and Margaret Ahern; Moyvane Church, Margaret Nolan Gortdromagowna born 27th July 1831 to John Nolan and Elizabeth Nolan , sponsors John Nolan and Margaret McCarthy; Listowel Church, Peter Nolan born 12th Nov. 1818 to John Nolan and Helen Mahony; Listowel Church, Michael Nolan born 21st Sept, 1822 to Dan Nolan and Bridget Enright;

Moyvane Church, Con Nolan Carrueragh born 20th July 1875 son of Tom Nolan and Mary Kennelly; Mary Nolan Carrueragh born 20th Jan. 1867 to Tom Nolan and Mary Kennelly; Tom Nolan Carrueragh born 25th Dec. 1857 to Tom Nolan and Mary Kennelly, sponsors Con Kennelly and Ann Kennelly;

Catherine Nolan Gortdromagowna born 8th April 1837 to John Nolan and Bridget Carmody, also Tom Nolan Gortdromagowna born 13th March 1834 to John Nolan and Bridget Carmody. Joan Nolan Gortdromagowna born 28th Feb. to John Nolan and Elizabeth Nolan. Jer Nolan Knockanure born 28th Feb. 1871 to Jer Nolan and Helen Kelly, sponsors Pat Dillane and Julia Kelly.

Marriage 28th April 1838 Tom Woulfe and Elizabeth Nolan Gortdromagowna, sponsors Tom Mulvihill and Mary McDonnell. Marriage 12th Feb. 1861 Edward Sheehy of Duagh and Margaret Nolan of Gortdromagowna, sponsors John Stack and Tom Woulfe.

MARRIAGE: (Lordsburg News) Marshall and Winnie Kuykendall of New Mexico recently celebrated their 82nd wedding anniversary; they were the national winners of a “Longest Married Couple” contest.

LETTERS: is calling for ancestral love letters, and submit them via

PRIDE makes us hate our equals because they are our equals; our inferiors from the fear that they may equal us; our superiors because they are above us. Jean Vianney.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm.

NIGHT vigil at Knock on Thursday, March 24th, the eve of the Annunciation of the Lord, details 068 31232.

DEATH: The recent sudden death of WL102fm’s popular country music presenter Mike Enright was a shock to his regular Sunday night programme listeners. Mike was also a member of Athea’s First Responders and was on call every evening from 6pm to 8am and every weekend.

ANNIVERSARIES: Cormac O Leary, Mary Scully, Michael O Connor, Mary O Carroll, Michael Kelliher, Ned White, Mary Stack, Neilus Lynch, Breda Clifford, Eamon Sweeney, Joan Buckley, Marie O Callaghan, Jim O Connor, Michael ODonnell, Mary Foley; Mass on Tues 22nd at 7.30pm for  Maurice, Mary & Hillary Dowling; Mass on Thurs. 24th at 7.30pm for Jack Lynch; Mass on  Fri. 25th at 7.30pm for Bernadette O’Sullivan ; Mass on Sat. 26th at 7.30pm for Nora Adams nee Stack, late of Upper Aughrim who died in Melbourne; Mass in Knockanure on  Sun. 27th at 10.00am for Mary Teresa Kennelly & Patrick J. Kennelly and the 11.00am mass in Moyvane is for Mairead Moore.

Confessions before the Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

LITURGY Groups of the Pastoral area of Listowel, Lixnaw, Moyvane & Duagh are due to meet on Tuesday 22nd Feb. at 8pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.

READINGS:  understanding of the readings at Mass on Sunday? Come to the Parish Centre St John’s Tralee for six Wednesday nights this Lent: March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th and 13th from 8pm – 9pm.  We will reflect on the readings and grow into a greater understanding of the riches that the Gospels have for our lives. Please contact the Parish Office by Mon. March 7th. at 066 7122522.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 27th February Ann Stack & Brenda Clancy

ROME: Beatification on May 1st. of John Paul 11 will draw crowds  of 2 to 3 million to Rome, E700 for one night stay in a hotel is being demanded for the few remaining rooms.

PARISH Day at Ardfert Retreat Centre was on Sunday last, it was a lovely social and prayerful occasion.