Knockanure Notes – 20th July, 2008

SEISIUN will be held at the Arms Hotel on every Wednesday night and at the Devon Hotel on Thursday nights at 9pm.

KNOCK Youth Festival from July 24th – 27th for 18-35 year olds. For more information contact 094 9388100, Athea Parish trip to Knock takes place on July 24th, details from Helen Browne; Monday, August 11th a bus will leave Tralee at 7am for the visit of Sr. Briege McKenna to Knock, details from 066 7124519,

SENIOR Citizens were loud in their praise of the great day they had in Athea recently, it was attended by people from the surrounding districts also.

CEMETERY Masses: Ahavoher Monday August 4th; Knockanure Tuesday August 5th ; Murhur on Wednesday 6th of August; Lisselton July 21st , Killahenny July 23rd, Gale July 24th, Duagh July 24th at 7.30pm; Kilnaughtin July 25th , St Mary’s Tarbert August 1st and Lislaughtin Abbey on August 6th; photos of local cemeteries can be viewed at

INTERNET: Eircom have promised to have broadband in Moyvane Post Office by end of 2009 no doubt that will be 2010.

TICKETS for the Damien O Carroll Fund will be sold in the district over the coming weeks.

DNA Data bank of the O Connors is being compiled, details from 087 2220 734.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 23rd , Romantic Love Songs from the 18th and 19th centaury; Thursday 24th Andy Irvine and his Australian friends and on Friday 25th St John’s Summer School present their end of term production, directed by Steve Sparks, details from 068 23485.

SEANCHAI Friday afternoon entertainment continues over the coming weeks.

SIAMSA for July: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Oilean; Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Tearmann and on Thursday July 31st Clann Lir, details from 066 7123 055.

TINTEAN: Summer Camps for August, information from 068 28003; August 10th Paschal Brennan with special guest Johnny Carroll.

JOBS: Many are worried about the future of their jobs, farmers are being forced to abandon farming because of regulations and the fear of more regulations to come and come they will in order to keep the person in the office in their job. Many projects are held up by red tape it is time the government, cut corners and give encouragement to the adventurous.

VOLUNTEERS wanted for Listowel Youth Caf=E9, details from 068 23744.Host Families required for international students, more information from 087 7663 772.

GARDA Reserve interviews will be held in August, closing date for receipt of application is August 6th `08, details from 1890 449 999.

FUNDRAISING Event for Fr Chris O Donnell Building Fund will be held at the Rambling House Carrigkerry on Tuesday July 22nd .

Clothing Collection will be held at Listowel Supervalu Car Park on Monday 28th of July up to 12 noon.

BIRTHDAYS: Tommy Power celebrated his 78th ,Esther Sirc celebrated her 60th and Kilmorna girl Kathleen O Keeffe celebrated her 30th birthday recently.

THANKS: The Kerry Branch of the National Council for the Blind wish to thank the collectors and very generous subscribers to its recent Church Gate Collection. The amount collected was ?596.41 for Moyvane and ?149.48 Knockanure .

GOSPEL: Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship will hold an outreach meeting at Killarney Heights Hotel on Friday night July 25th at 8.30pm. The main speaker on the night will be Fr. Philip. All are welcome. For details phone 064 35629.

IT: Community I.T. Access, has a few remaining vacancies for their Computer Summer Camps for children from ages 5 -15, in their centres in Listowel and Ballybunion. For further details please call 068 28888 or 068 21999, Tarbert 068 36938.

KDYS are holding a Disco at The Klub, Market St. Listowel on Thursday July 24th from 8.30pm to 11.00am. Open to all teenagers.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 18th July, no winner of Jackpot of E8,400 , numbers drawn were2-9-11 and 17 .Lucky Dips went to the following; Willie Buckley, Moyvane; Reidy Family, Upper Athea; Matthew McMahon, Lisaniskea; Marita Scanlon, Duagh; Helen O Brien ,Scrahan Duagh; Joachim Woods, Knockanure; Bar Prize Anthony Mulvihill; Next Weeks Jackpot E8,500.

WANTED: Information on Surgeon John McDonough Stokes who died in Preshawar during the Indian mutiny, he is remembered just inside the door of Listowel church.

LIMOUSIN Open Day on July 26th will be held at the farm of Tim and Doreen Corridan of Fedamore, Doreen is from Knockanure.

EVENTS: Indoor Market will be held in Athea on July 27th; Athea Vintage Rally and entertainment is on Sunday July 27th; WL102 , are having a show at Rathkeale Hotel on Monday 28th of July, starting at 9pm, four country music artistes including Patrick O Sullivan, Declan Aungier, and Dermot Lyons promise a great night of dancing, doors open at 8pm; Tradfeile will be held in Athea from August 1st to 4th; Tarbert Cul Camp begins on 28th of July, details from 068 36544;Abbey Heritage Project display continues at Abbeyfeale Library till August 4th; Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society will visit Ardfert Cathedral on Sunday July 27th at 2.30pm; Swimming Classes will be held in Ballybunion on July 28th , details from ;Ardfert Vintage Military machinery, vintage Fords and air show will be held on Sunday July 27th; Spraoi Traditional Concert will be held at St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney on Saturday July 26th; Racing in Limerick on July 24th and the Galway Festival begins on 28th; West Limerick group are going to Lourdes on July 31st, details from 069 62306; Thousands will climb Croagh Patrick on Sunday July 27th, some are climbing for charitable causes; Dan Paddy Andy Festival and Sean McCarthy Festival run from August 1st to 4th ; Leslie Home in Tarbert is open to the public for about four hours daily Monday to Friday;

Puck Fair is on from August 10th to 12th; Youth 2000 Festival will take place near the ancient ruins of the Clonmacnois monastic site in Co Offaly for young people aged 16 – 35 from Thursday to Sunday, August 14th to 17th, buses available from around the country. Contact 01 675 3690 or check website ;

Centenary of Scouting in Ireland will be marked by 10,000 scouts from home and abroad at Punchestown Co Kildare, beginning on August 2nd and ending on August 10th `08, visitors day is on Wednesday 6th.about 300 from Kerry are attending. Listowel had a scout Jamboree beside the river Feale from July 28th to August 10th in 1948.

Green Buildings one day workshop with Andy Wilson will be held in Dublin in November, details from 01 6745 773.

Newtownsandes Creamery have recently installed environmentally friendly heating system, using specially designed heating elements and night rate electricity, the system replaces the old 1965 boiler.

TARBERT Parish celebrated the 175 anniversary of the building of St Mary’s Church last weekend.

NEW Notes correspondent for Moyvane is Anna Maria Kennelly, contact her at 068 49351

APES: The Spanish parliament voted to support the right to life and freedom of apes recently, the vote has no force in law.

E71 million is available for he back to education allowance this year.

HISTORY: Kerry Evening Post for July 4th 1908; several names are mentioned in a local government board inquiry, including Mrs Enright, Thornton of Charles Street had meat, Mrs Cregan of Church Street had whiskey for sale, Jeremiah Keane was also a shopkeeper in Listowel; Dr Clancy was locum for Ballylongford for 24 years without a complaint; Miss Laide was appointed mid-wife for Tarbert; Night nurse complained of the indignity of being searched on arrival at the workhouse; Not appointing an engineer would save 2.5% on outlay amounting to £3- 5s per cottage, an architect/ engineer would cost between £1,100 and £1,200 , an expensive ornament; Tralee Women’s Health Association got letter from Isabel Aberdeen, they were also informed about upcoming lecturers; Dingle man Alfred St John Kennedy was fined for speeding in Dublin; Brilliant display of the borealis in the heavens on Wednesday night, 1870 and 1884 were also notable years for the brilliant display; Denis Reidy the defeated candidate in the Castleisland election accused J. K O Connor of bribery; Constable Diamond died suddenly in Tralee; Prices at Dingle fair, Springer’s £10 to £13, two year olds £7-10 to £8-10, Bonham’s £1 -£1 2s; Fashionable wedding of Alan Ferguson and Amy Kathleen Harrison, after the wedding they boarded a special train to catch the mail train for London then on to Australia and Japan.

OIL: Saudi Arabia allowed in 1933 Standard Oil of California to search for oil, in 1944 several oil companies worked in partnership under the name Aramco, in 1980 the Saudi government began to buy out the company and renamed it Saudi Aramco in 1988. The first tanker of Saudi oil left in May 1939, the royalty was $1 per ton of oil.

OLYMPICS: As we approach the Beijing Olympics, we could recall with pride the Irish Olympic team of 1932 who practiced in Ballybunion; few know that Jack O Connell tailor of Patrick Street, Listowel made their tracksuits.

THOUGHT: How easy it is to blame others for our unhappiness, but we are only unhappy when something other than Christ has become our life. The husband or wife, who has Christ as their life, comes to their spousal relationship already satisfied. They do not come continually looking to be made happy by another person’s attention; they bring Christ’s life to their spouse, Francis Frangipane; Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing, Mother Teresa.

DEATH: Requiem Mass for Aidan Holly of Tarbert was celebrated in Tarbert Church on Monday July 14th`08 by Fr Nolan assisted by four priests two of whom were army Chaplin’s, the Tarbert choir and solo singer and the army salute at the mass contributed to the solemn occasion, many wept during the service for Aidan who left a void in the lives of so many. A guard of honour was provided by his friends and the army all were visibly downcast, the army band played during the removal to the nearby St Mary’s cemetery and a salute was given, the close co-operation of mourners and the army was noticeable. Aidan was son of Marie and Con Holly and his siblings are Orla, David and Connor.

Death took place on July 17th `08 of Martin Keogh of Killoughteen, Newcastlewest; he is survived by his wife Teresa Brosnan a native of Kilmorna, son Jason and daughter Denise , following requiem mass on Saturday 19th at Newcastlewest Church Martin Keogh was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.

Death took place on July 17th `08 of John Joe Lane a native of Finuge, his wife Catherine predeceased him, and John Joe is survived by his son Dannie, daughters Joan, Kathleen and Nora. John Joe Lane was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard following requiem mass in St Mary’s Church, Listowel, his grandmother Lawlor was born at Kilbaha, Moyvane. John Joe was in his 90’s and was well able to discuss his family tree up to recently.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joe O Connell, John Griffin, Denis Corridan, James Godley, Jackie Lyons, Willie Dowd, Bridget Dewsnap, Eileen Nolan, Paddy Scanlon, Kit Dee, Thurs. 24th 8.00pm Paddy Ahern ;Fri. 25th 8.00pm Denis Corridan ;Sat. 26th 8.00pm Jackie Lyons; Sun. 27th 10.00am James, John & Nora Sexton Ahavoher on Monday 4th August at 8pm;

READERS: Vigil Una Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10.00am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack.

Collection for sick and retired priests yielded E356.20.

COLLECTORS for August Vigil Eileen Collins & Julia Fitzmaurice 11.00am Celia Thornton & Padraig Buckley; Knockanure Margaret Carmody .

POPE: The visit by the Pope to Australia got a begrudging coverage from our media, only for the internet we would have missed the fact that 500,000 people greeted the pope as he sailed around Sydney Harbour and that 200,000 attended Mass at Randwick Racecourse for the final mass of WYD , a group from Abbeyfeale were in attendance.