Knockanure Notes – 20th September, 2009

SAINT PIO Prayer Group will take place on Thursday 24th September. It will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm, will be followed by Mass and exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. Wednesday 23rd is the feast of St. Pio.

CHIROPODIST: Senior Citizens Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall at 11.00 o’clock on Saturday 26th of September. Please ring Eileen Quinn on 068 49472 for appointments.

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure: Aerobic Classes will be commencing at the centre on Wednesday 30th September, 2009.Yoga Classes start at the Centre on Thursday 1st October, 2009. Anyone interested, please contact Patricia on 068 49799 or 086 8392787 for further details.

Afternoon Tea Dance will beheld at the Community Centre Knockanure on Oct 4th from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Stevie Donegan will supply the music, details from 068 49799.

DRAMA Classes for National School Children will recommence at the centre on Friday 25th September, 2009 at 6 pm.

Knockanure Parent and Toddler Group meet every Thursday from 10am to 12pm, all are welcome, details from Eileen at 087 2950 869.

JEWELLERY Party organised by Kathleen Barrett will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Friday evening the 25th of September from 7pm, On the night she will have an arrangement of Costume jewellery from three different brands names Shira , Absolute and Chanson and a selection of hand bags and Xmas ceramics will also be available all are welcome.

FUN CLUB: Knockanure fun Club Go-Karting trip takes place on Saturday Oct. 3rd , bus leaves the Community Centre at 1pm and returns about 6pm, over 8s only, details from 087 93 4751.

Modern Dance Classes In Knockanure every Monday night from 7pm to 8pm, details from 087 3199 716.

LITURGY Group Meeting in the Presbytery on Wednesday 23rd September at 8.30pm

NEW Pupils at Knockanure National School include, Cahal, Jamie, Niall, Megan, Keira, Klaudia, Aisling, Toby, Tadhg, Lauren, Katie and Tara.

SCHOOL: Studies show that kids whose parents volunteer in the classroom end up having higher grades and staying in school longer.

MATCH: A big crowd from the Parish went to the All Ireland, apart from supporting Kerry many of us are related to Tadhg Kennelly as his grandmother is Margaret Hudson Kennelly who was born at Kilbaha. Kerry’s win meant that bit extra to us. Supporters from Tasmania to Alberta were shouting up Kerry.

LOTTO Results for Knockanure GAA draw for 18th Sept., Jackpot was E5,500, Numbers Drawn were 15-18-20 and 21, No Winner; Lucky Dips went to the following: Amanda O Connor, Keylod; Gerard Buckley, Knockanure; Fr Tom McMahon, Lisaniskea; Mary Hanrahan, Moyvane; Paddy Wallace, Knockanure; Nora Moore, Kilmorna; Bar prize was won by Micheal O Connor .This weeks Jackpot is E5,600.. READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan; 11am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 10am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

VOLUNTEER and work in projects dealing with social and justice issues, contact Colette at Vitaores Christi (Travellers for Christ). email: [email protected]

EVENING Classes at Tarbert Comprehensive School, details at 068 36105 / [email protected] . Evening Classes at Listowel Community College, details from 068 21023. Karate classes in Abbeyfeale, details from 086 3265 411.

SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by Listowel Credit Union, closing date Sept. 25th `09; Millennium Partnership Fund for Disadvantage Access to Third Level Education, details from 068 23429. Now is the time to consider entering the Young Scientist Exhibition also.

RETREAT Ardfert Centre: Saturday 26th Sept. day (10am. – 5pm.) with John Feehan “Rocks are His written word” … God’s revelation in the early history of the earth, details from 066 7134276.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 23rd the Carducci Quartet; Tuesday 29th is the opening night of the Master by Brian Mac Mahon, it marks the centenary of his birth, the play continues till Oct. 5th, details from 068 22566.

DARRA Project: Moyvane Development Association recently
attended an information meeting on the project.
It is aimed at Small Medium Enterprises or anybody with ideas about setting up a business in the Tarbert, Ballylongford & Moyvane area, Shannon Development in association with the
Tarbert Development will hold an information meeting at Kirby’s Lanterns Hotel on Monday 28th September at 8 pm, all are welcome.

GRAMOPHONE Society was due to meet in the Parish Centre Tralee on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7.30pm.

ANGLERS: The Abbeyfeale Anglers’ Association will be holding a social at the Fr. Casey GAA pavilion on Saturday, October 10th. Meal time 8.30 PM

AGE ACTION needs volunteers ‘Positive Ageing Week’ 25 Sept – 3 Oct, for more details on 01-475 6989 or

BEREAVEMENT Support Programme will commence at St. Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale on Thursday, October 1 from 7.30 – 9.00pm. All are welcome, please contact any of the following for more information: Kathleen 068 31262, Mary 068 31102, Sheila 068 31741, Eileen 068 31322, Sr. Elizabeth 068 51984 or Sr. Delia 068 31203.

EVENTS: Walk in aid of cancer society will be held on Mount Brandon on Sept. 26th starting at 11am; Camera Club, information at 087 907 4972 or email [email protected];

Listowel Youth Caf=E9 Pool Tournament begins on Thursday 24th September at 6pm; World Heart Day walk Sept. 27th, Irish Heart Foundation number 1850 364 364; Classes in Piano, Violin, Viola, ‘Cello, Double Bass, Concert Flute, Traditional Flute, Tin Whistle, Recorder, Clarinet. Saxophone, Drum Kit, Guitar, Ballet, Modern Dance and Singing will be given at the Glorach Theatre Abbeyfeale contact 066 7125690; St Vincent de Paul information night for volunteers will be held at Fels Point Hotel on Wed. Sept.23rd at 8pm; Jim Power will talk about the economy at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday Sept 24th , details from 066 7126 333; Bus to the Ploughing Match, details from 068 45162; Astronomy Ireland classes at IT Tralee begin on Oct 8th `09; Details of writing workshops at Seanchai, contact 068 22212; Moyvane Badminton Club with about 50 senior members, have practice sessions in the Moyvane Community Centre every Monday and Wednesday from 8 to 10pm; KDYS meeting for volunteers will be held in Listowel on Sept. 30th at 8pm, details from KDYS; Membership Days of North Kerry Harriers will be held at St Senans GAA Clubhouse on 27th Sept, and 4th of Oct., time 2 to 3pm;

DANCE Record: For the first time Tralee has been invited to take part in Culture Night on Friday Sept. 25th along with 12 other cities and towns across the country. Culture Night, challenge is to set a Guinness World Record for the longest Irish dancing line ever formed. 10,037.

REDEDICATION of St. Carthage Church, Brosna by Bishop Bill Murphy will take place on Friday, September 25 at 8pm.Then on Sunday, September 27th, the St. John’s Tralee Gregorian Choir directed by local born Fr. Pat Ahern will present a choral recital to celebrate the Rededication of the Church.

RENT a harp or pipes for classes, details from 08607 38268.

JOBS: The U.S. are to charge a duty of 35 percent in the first year, 30 percent in the second and 25 percent in the third on passenger vehicle and light-truck tires from China, to save American jobs. China is to look into the alleged dumping of American auto and chicken products in their country. On September 12th `09 Lanxess AG, Germany, celebrated the invention of synthetic rubber by chemist Fritz Hofmann 100 years ago.

GLIN Day Care Centre welcomes people from the district to visit them, they have spent E3 million on their facilities, details from 068 26033.

RACING and the fine weather was the most common topic of conversation last week in the district, few thought about the service providers, farmers and turf savers who were working at fever pitch. A lovely band was playing in Market Street on Thursday night, pity so few bothered to listen to them, as everyone was tapping their toes even an elderly woman with her stick denied her age with the gigging of her feet. Friday night was again full of excitement as several wren groups brought out the spirit of times past to amuse and cheer us all. Photos taken during Race Week are on Knockanure.myphotoalbum and youtube site at knockanurelocal.

BLOOD donors are wanted at the Fr. Casey Clubhouse on Monday and Tuesday 28th and 29th Sept. from 6 to 9pm each day.

WARNING: Bouncing a check is a criminal offence in Dubai and you could be jailed according to news reports, 90% of its population are foreigners.

HOSPICE Coffee Morning Will takes place on Friday 25th Sept. at 10.30am in the Mermaids.

BEST Wished to Dan Keane who celebrated his Birthday on September 17th, he was born in 1919. Dan still takes part in many cultural events.

BEST Wishes to the Limerick Ladies GAA team in their All Ireland Final televised on Sunday, September 27.

THOUGHT: No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

ENVIRONMENT: This country and the EU are constantly placing extra environmental regulations on their people, while they allow another group build nearly 240 nuclear reactors around the world between now and 2030, in Belgium more than half the electricity consumed at present is of nuclear origin; who talks about the 100,000 tons of radioactive waste dumped into the Atlantic up to 1982.

OIGE Irish Youth Hostel Association have Multi Activity breaks as well as Ecology Field Study and River Study programmes in the 4 Star Killarney International Hostel. Combining education with fun and adventure, they offer a range of School Tour/Multi Activity, contact Eamonn on 064-6634092or visit or

HISTORY: As we celebrate the races in, let us not forget that they were held in |Moyvane in 1857, before moving to Listowel, part of the Island Course in Listowel was owned by the Connell, Sullivan and Leary families; Bishop John E Fitzmaurice the 4th Bishop of Erie Diocese was appointed on Sept. 19th 1899, he was born at Moyvane in 1840; John McCormick became an American Citizen in 1919; Fitzmaurice and McIntosh left Baldonnel in the Princess Xenia on Sept. 16th 1929 trying to fly to America, bad weather forced them to abandon the attempt , so they landed at Ballybunion, attracting crowds of onlookers; During the Second World War 43, 000 from the South and 38,000 from the North fought and worked on the British side; Convict Ships for Australia departed our shores at the start of September to take advantage of Trade Winds; Michael Fitzgerald aged 59 years died on September 7th 1899 from injuries received in a riding accident at Kumara, New Zealand, he had relations at Coolkeragh; Bon Succours Sisters came to Tralee on Sept. 8th 1879; Cromwell and his army laid siege to Drogheda on Sept. 11th 1649; List made on 14th Sept. 1799 of people who supported and were against the Union with England was published in the Limerick Chronicle in January 1800;

ALL IRELAND: Kerry V Louth played in the All-Ireland Gaelic Football Final of 1909. It was the first time Louth were Leinster Champions since 1887, half time Kerry 1-03 to Louth 0-3, Kerry won 1-9 to 0-6. Kerry Team were; T. Costello (Captain), M. McCarthy, F.J. Cronin, C. Healy, J. O`Sullivan, M. J. Quinlan, T. Rice, D. Breen, R. Fitzgerald, P. Dillon, C. Murphy, E. Spillane, J. Skinner, J. Mullane, J. Kennely, B. O` Connor and J. McCarthy. The attendance was 15,000.On their way to the All Ireland Kerry beat Tipperary, then played Limerick in Listowel, score 2-18 to 1-02.Kerry had a disputed match with Cork which was given to Kerry following an objection, but Kerry insisted in playing Cork again and beat them on November 7th in Cork City. Before winning the All Ireland in 1909 Kerry had lost two All Ireland finals in a row.

2009 National Ploughing Championships take place on the lands of Eamon and Willie Fennin, Cardenton, Athy Co Kildare on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th September `09.The National Ploughing Association was founded in Athy in 1931 and the first ever National Championships was held in Coursetown, Athy.

DEATH took place on September 9th `09 of Peg Moran nee Sheahan of Toureendonnell, Athea, she was predeceased by her husband Danny and is survived by sons Patrick and Henry, daughters Noreen, Maureen, Eileen, Mair=E9ad and Alice and sister Mary. Following Requiem Mass in Athea Church on Saturday September 12th Peg Moran was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea .

DEATH has took place on September 13th `09 of John Collins son of the late John and Margaret Collins of Glin Road, Moyvane. John is survived by his sisters Kathleen, Mary and Maudie, brothers Paddy, Michael and Jimmy. Following Requiem Mass at Moyvane Church on Wednesday September 16th John Collins was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard beside his father John who died in 1994 and his mother Margaret, nee Galvin who died in 2004.

DEATH took place of Dan Leahy on Sept. 11th `09; he was born at Beenanasbig, Knockanure and had a nursery at Fiddown, Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Dan was predeceased by his wife Betty and is survived by son Donal, daughters Antoinette, Mary and Claire, Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption, Piltown on Monday September 14th Dan Leahy was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery . Dan Leahy was son of Timothy Leahy and Bell Danaher and his siblings were, Paddy, John, Sr. Johanna, Bia, Tim, Tom, Philip and Elizabeth.

DEATH took place on September 17th `09 of Sr. Martina Mary Scanlon of ‘Bethany’, Dalton Street, Claremorris. Requiem Mass for Sr. Martina Mary Scanlon was celebrated at St Colman’s Church, Claremorris on Saturday September 19th `09, Sr. Martina was laid to rest at St Colman’s Cemetery. Sr. Martina Mary Scanlon was born at Kilmeaney, Knockanure to Mike Scanlon and Bridget Hanrahan of Lower Aughrim, her siblings include Tim, Sr. Brendan, Kathleen, Ellie and Julia.

Death occurred Sept. 11th `09 of Gertrude Baines the oldest living woman at the age of 115; she was born at Shellman Ga., and died at Los Angeles.

Death has occurred of Rachel Krishevsky, who died on Sept. 12th `09 aged 90 years, had 11 children, 150 grandchildren, and is said to have about 1,400 descendants, Rachel lived in Jerusalem.

TRAGIC Accidental death on Friday last of Declan Power has brought shock and sadness to all who heard of the death, sympathy is extended to his family and all involved in the accident.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kevin O Donovan, Bridget O Connor, Thomas Neville Stack, Mary Joe Cronin, John Joe Cronin, Joe O Flaherty, Alphonsus O Kane, Pat Joe Stokes, John Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Maeve Goulding, Michael Kiely, Paddy Moran, Denis Holly, Mass on Thurs. 24th at 8.00pm for Ned and Mary Ellen Stack & the deceased members of the Stack Family & Ned Scanlon; Mass on Sat. 26th at 8.00pm for Stephen Brosnan and the deceased members of the Brosnan Family, Barragogeen; Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 27th at 11.00am for Brendan O’Carroll.

Confessions on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm and on request.

VOCATIONS to priesthood or religious life if interested you are invited to an evening of prayer and reflection on Sunday, October 4th from 2pm – 5pm at Pallottine College, Thurles. Contact Fr Pat Coffey on 086 2427728 or e-mail [email protected]