Knockanure Notes – 20th November, 2011

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery, Dinner Dance November 25th.

MARKET: Knockanure Community Centre; Indoor Market and Table Top Sale on Sunday 27th November 2011 from 2-5pm, sell cakes, crafts, jewellery, clothes ,unwanted gifts etc. To book table(s) or for more information contact Mary on 068 49799 or 087 7528626.

ALARMS: Knockanure Community Centre: A new initiative for older people living alone has just been launched with regards to  free Smoke Alarms. To avail of this service please contact Mary at 068 49799.

PARTY: Senior Citizens: Annual Christmas Party in the Marian Hall on Sunday 4th December, Mass at 1pm, followed by Dinner and Dance, Book with 068 49134.

CRAFT Year 2011; Moyvane I.C.A. are exhibiting and selling their handmade items .The crafts will be on sale at the Family Fun Day on Sunday 27th November from 2pm – 4pm at the Marian Hall. There will be the usual Jumble Sale, Cake Sale & Book Sale. Visit Santa and have your photograph taken with him.

BUS Trip to Cork is on Wednesday 30th November, Contact 068 49337.

THANKS:  E290 was raised for Trocáire at Máiread’s Bar on Friday 11th November. Thanks to all who supported the event.

RAFFLE:Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 2011 Results of Raffle. 1st Prize Trip for One on the Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2012: Winner: Elizabeth Griffin, Killeen, Gortatlea, Co Kerry. 2nd Prize Weekend for Two at the Park Hotel, Kenmare: Winner: Mary Vaughan, 14 Bru na Sinsear, Rathmore, Co. Kerry. 3rd Prize E150.00. Winner Anthony O’Mahony, Kilcolgan, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

EVENTS: Parkinson’s Nurse was due to give a Talk at the Three Mermaids on Monday 21st November at 7.30pm; West Side Story at  Siamsa from Nov. 23rd to 26th ;  A Fashion and Make-up Taster Course will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday November 23rd from 7.30pm -9.30pm, more details contact the centre on 068 23584; Ballybunion Annual Craft Fair 27th Nov. from noon till 5pm ; Wendy Dwyer, Kay Lynch and Deirdre Masterson are collectively known as The Irish Sopranos and they will perform in concert in Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday November 27 at 7.30pm;  Charity Ceili at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Nov. 26th ; Sale of Work at Templeglantine on Sunday Nov. 27th ; Moyvane Senior team are due to play Knocknagoshel on Sunday Nov. 27th; Cattle Wintering Seminar at the River Island Hotel Castleisland on Tuesday night Nov. 29th; Autism Action Group meet at Abbeygate Hotel on 30th Nov. at 8.15pm; Glin Fair at their Community Centre at 11am on Dec. 3rd; Abbeyfeale Senior Choir will join with The Kerry Chamber Choir in a Musical Celebration at the Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale on Sunday, December 11th at 7pm.

ICA Christmas party at Ballygarry Hotel on 11th Dec; Philip Enright of Abbeyfeale recently launched his CD Raised on Songs and Stories, Philip has many relations in the Parish;

MUNSTER Final; Congratulations to Lisa Mulvihill daughter of Liz and Gerard of Moyvane, she recently qualified for the Munster Final of Ceol an Gheimhridh competition.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 23rd to Sat 26th, play, Looking For Love, From the first time that Vivien and Denis meet in Bewleys Cafe to their wedding night exactly one year later, everything that can go wrong does go wrong with hilarious consequences.  This comic drama by Jimmy Kenny features Bernie Daly, Denis Hobson, Kim Williams, Fiona Keane-Stack, Batt O’Keefe, Sarah Harding and Chris Fitzgerald; Tues 29th Film Club – Chico and Rita,  An epic love story set within the splendour of Cuban culture; Wed 30th, Catalpa Donal O’Kelly’s award winning play follows the true story of a scheme to sail to Freemantle, Australia to free six fenian prisoners.  The play is directed by Geoff Gould; Four men and a Dog  are celebrating 21 years on the road. They will be in St Johns Theatre, Listowel on Thursday, December 1st. full details from 068 22566.

GLORACH Theatre; Extra nights for their Two Act plays, on 26th and 27th Nov., more from 087 1383940.

TRIP: Coach from Listowel to Downpatrick on Nov. 25th, details from 068 22212.

KNOCK: A bus will travel to Knock for the night vigil on Wednesday, December 7th. Contact  068 31232 for further details.

OPEN Day at WL102FM On Saturday, November 26th  at the Newcastle West studio’s on Sheehan’s Road from 11-12 noon and 4-5pm.

NEW Moon on Nov. 25th. Teagasc have 1590 pensioners and 1364 employees. The Leonids Meteors peaked on Thursday, November 17th .Mars was close to the Moon on November 19th . Dane Henrik Svensmark In 1997,  suggested that the sun’s magnetic field affects the earth’s climate, by shielding the atmosphere against cosmic rays, Dr. Svensmark is treated as an outsider because his theory  hinder the effort to convince people that recent climate change is man made.

LOTTO Knockanure GAA Lotto  for 11th Nov. 2011. Jackpot E10,900. Numbers Drawn  were 13-19-26 and 31, No Winner. Lucky Dips went to, Jack O Connor, Moyvane; Woods Family, Knockanure; Michael O Connor, Saleen House, Tarbert; Celine & Mark Lenihan, Athea; Billy Walsh, Moyvane; Nadine & Darragh Fitzpatrick, Listowel; Bar Prize, Margaret Clancy;

DRAMA: The Evidence I Shall Give,   A courthouse drama will take place in St. John’s Church, Ashe Street, Tralee, on Saturday, November 26th at 8pm.  This is in aid of Tralee Multiple Sclerosis Society,  To book, contact 087 3586457.

CAROLS: An evening of Christmas Carols in preparation for Christmas,  will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday, 4th December at 8pm. with Kerry Choral Union. Musical Direction: Sharon Reidy, Accompanist: Ian Sexton.

BAZAAR:  Annual Mission Bazaar for 2011 will take place on Friday December 2nd & Saturday December 3rd at Listowel Boys School Hall, 8pm to 12 midnight. each night. drop your donation into the Boys School Hall any time after 2pm on Thursday December 1st or Friday December 2nd   Mission Group will meet Wednesday 23rd at 7.30pm. in New Sacristy, Listowel.

CANCER Support Group  will meet on Wednesday 23rd November at 7.30pm, at the Listowel Arms Hotel.  Researchers suggest there may be a link between estrogens from oral contraceptives that has found its way into the environment and rising rates of prostate cancer among men. In future studies, Dr. Margel and colleagues want to test drinking water for levels of estrogens and to look for estrogenic compounds in both malignant and non-cancerous prostate tissue.

BOOKS: Jimmy Deenihan will launch at 4pm a book called The Captains Wife by Dorrit O Shaughnessy at Shaughnessy’s Pub, Glin on Nov. 27th. Sean O Faolain Weekend at Rathkeale on 25th and 26th Nov. details from 086 124 9955.

DAN Keane launched his book of limericks “A Kerrymans limericks” on Friday 18th November at the Seanchai Centre, Listowel. The launching was by Gabriel Fitzmaurice, it was a night of music, song and story telling.

LETTER in The Royal Society archives  from Bernard O Connor to Sir Charles Walgrave , published around 1740 in Paris, giving an account of a human skeleton that looks like it had been carved from a single piece of wood , the backbone was solid without joints, only part of it was available, if the rest was similar the person would be a semi circle , the bones were found in a churchyard and appear to belong to an old man. Another Paper by the Royal Society written in 1787 by Mr Jenner describes the Cuckoo in Glostershire from arrival about 17th April and leaving first week in July. No Cuckoo eggs could be found before middle of May. They put their eggs in nest of hedge sparrow, water wagtail, tit lark, yellow hammer, green linnet and whin chat, they generally put them in the nest of the hedge sparrow. A single cuckoo always remains the sole occupant of the nest, even two cuckoos are in a nest one throws out the other, He made several experiments and observations including putting discarded chicks back into the nest and finding that the cuckoo loses ability to dump chicks as it gets older and also found that he could hatch an egg under the young cuckoo. Open Access Royal Society;

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CONGRESS: A fine crowd attended the ceremonies in connection with the visit of the Eucharistic Congress Bell to Knockanure, on Nov. 17th 2011, the Bell was ceremoniously taken from the Grotto to the church led by Fr Lucid and helpers, following readings, prayers and hymns everyone got the chance to ring the bell, Fr Bernard Healy gave a short talk and mentioned a young girl who was anxious but unable to attend the 1932 Congress and is now delighted that she can make the trip 80 years later, next year. Fr Lucid thanked Margaret Carmody and all who helped in the event.   bookings from all over the world to attend the Congress, are coming in, more at  Aer Lingus International Airlines ,offering an early bird discount off flights booked before 30th November 2011, for travel between 1st and 24th  June 2012. The last Congress in 1932 saw a great influx of sightseers to Killarney following the official events.

CHRIST: “He too needed to walk by faith, needed to be filled with the Holy Spirit, needed the sympathy of loving friends, needed the strengthening that is gained by private prayer. His strong and beautiful, serene and holy life so fills the eye that we lose sight of His secret intimacy with the Father, out of which came all its beauty, all its power” G. H. Knight.

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.

ROSARY in Famine Graveyard in Listowel, every Sunday during Nov. rosary at 3pm,

SPEAKERS:  At St John’s Tralee, Dana Rosemary Scallon on Monday 28th of November, Senator Ronan Mullen on Tuesday 29th and Mary Kennedy of RTE on Wednesday 30th, beginning at 7.30pm.

RETREAT:  Weekend Retreat at Ardfert, with Fr. Brendan O’ Rourke CSSR from November 25th – 27th.  Residential & non-residential places available.   Advent Reflection nights, Wednesdays, December 7th & 14th from 8pm – 10pm.   Facilitator Margaret Culloty.  Booking 066-7134276

MISSAL: New edition of the missal will come into use from the First Sunday in Advent, Nov. 27th.

DIED in Australia recently, Elsie Byrne nee Sheehy of Meenenare.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Scanlon, Martin J Sheehy, Padraig Tydings, Ned Bunce, Michael Joe Flaherty, Liam Flaherty, Con Riordan, Mary Harnett, Mary O Hanlon, Fr. Leo Danaher, Joan Gaire, Donal Foley, Fr Michael O leary, Mairead Carmody, Canon Eamonn Dillane, Tom Woulfe, Sr. Baptist Kennelly, James Leahy, Ned Walsh, Pat Hanrahan, Michael Windle, Mass on Tues. 22nd at 7.30pm for Mike Joe Flaherty also on Tues 22nd , in Knockanure Mass at 7.30pm for our deceased; Mass on Wed 23rd at 7.30pm for Monsignor  Michael Leahy who died recently; Mass on Thurs. 24th at 7.30pm November Intentions; Mass on Fri. 25th at 7.30pm for Dan & Mary Nolan; Mass on Sat. 26th at 7.30pm for Michael & Mary Mulvihill & Maurice & Hillary Dowling; Mass on Sun. 27th at10.00am  in Knockanure for Kathleen O’Connor, Keylod and the 11.00am Mass is for Patrick Scanlon in Moyvane.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan & Noreen McEvoy ; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 27th November Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

COLLECTORS for December ;Vigil,  Brid Flavin & Kit Horan; 11.00am Marie Stack & John Scanlon; Knockanure 10.00am Siobhan Fitzgerald.

LITURGY Meeting in the presbytery on Thursday Nov. 24th at 8pm.

Collection for Knockanure Tidy Towns on 27th Nov. 2011