Knockanure Notes – 21st August, 2011

SOCIAL Day: Please note change of date for the next active retirement day at Knockanure Community Centre. The next social day for the active retired takes place on Monday 5th September. Come and enjoy a great meal followed by music and dance. Anyone wishing to attend please ring the office on 068 49799 or 087 7528626. New members would be especially welcome.

THANKS: Knockanure Community Centre; The Committee of Knockanure Community Centre would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Cake Sale  on Vintage Day, it was greatly appreciated.

AEROBIC Class; Get in shape with Tums, Bums, and Thighs, Aerobic Classes. Tone Key Areas. Every Monday – Tarbert Community Centre 8.00 – 9.00pm, Classes Starting August 29th.; Every Tuesday – Ballylongford GAA Hall, 8.00 – 9.00pm, Classes Starting August 30th; Every Wednesday – Ballybunion Health, Leisure Centre,  10am – 11am, Knockanure Community Centre 8.00-9.00pm,Classes Starting August 31st;
Every Thursday – Listowel Community Centre 8.30  to 9.30pm,Classes Starting September 1st, (No class in Listowel on Thursday 15th September-race week). For more information on any of the classes listed above, call your NCEF instructor Maggie on 087 9866533, All Levels Welcome to Attend.

LEAVING Results are now being accessed, Parents Council helpline at 1800 265 165

BEING judgmental and condemning is not one of the gifts of the Spirit. Billy Graham.

BEREAVEMENT Support Group meeting  takes place on Wednesday 31st August starting at 8p.m. at the Listowel Family Resource Centre.

JOBS: The Community Employment Scheme has the following vacancies commencing 26/09/2011. Moyvane Development: General Workers.  Moyvane Community Centre: Caretaker; Knockanure GAA/Tidy town: Caretaker  General worker. Knockanure Community Centre: Caretaker. To apply please send your CV to: The Supervisor, North East Kerry Community Employment Scheme, The Bridewell, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

EVENTS: Last Seisiun of the season will be held at the Devon Hotel on Thursday 25th Aug. at 8.30pm; Three day race meeting in Killarney begins on Aug. 23rd; Ring of North Kerry Cycle Race begins at Finuge on Sat. 27th Aug;  Singing class for children, details, from 068 36624; Set Dancing at the Devon Hotel on Aug.26th; Minister Jimmy Deenihan will launch another edition of Kerry Lore, for Maurice and Jane O Keeffe at the Grand Hotel, Tralee on 27th Aug. at 7pm; Vintage Day in Athea on 28th Aug; Herbalist Christine best will open he garden to visitors on Sunday 28th Aug. details from 066 713 2461; Free Summer Concert at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney on 27th Aug.;
  Limerick Show Aug. 27th and 28th; National heritage Week runs from 20th to 28th of Aug. special offers and events are available, see programme for details; Dingle Marathon is on Sept. 3rd; Mount Brandon Charity Walk is on Sept, 24th; Lisdoonvarna Festival begins on 2nd of Sept;

ROSE from New York, Erin Loughran has special interest for locals as her grandparents Mulvihill are from Moyvane, her grand aunt Liza Mulvihill lives in Glin.

BEDS wanted for Listowel Races details at Seanchai and at 068 23036.

TRAIL: Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr. Jimmy Deenihan T.D. will be participating in the walk from Newcastle West to Barnagh on Sunday August 28th, starting at 3pm, refreshments afterwards.

NEW Moon on Aug. 29th 2011. No global warming in this part of the world. Are our well paid experts missing something?

CONGRATULATIONS to Listowel U -15 girls who won the All Ireland at he Community Games.

BEST Wishes to John Twomey of Rathoran and Michelle O Leary of Cork who were married at Kinsale Church recently. John is son of  John and Imelda Twomey.

CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes to Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue group who celebrated their 25th Anniversary last Sunday Aug. 21st 2011.

HUNT is on for All Ireland tickets after Kerry’s win on Sunday last.

CARBOOT Sale in Listowel on Saturday last attracted a great variety of sellers ,a box of books on railways was a real treasure for railway enthusiasts.

ROSE Festival, several were disappointed that the ticket booking office was out of town. The Road Safety Authority had a very expensive outfit at a quiet corner of the Town Park. The atmosphere in the streets on Saturday last, was great, something for everyone, food, crafts, bands and lovely weather.

KNOCK: A bus load of pilgrims from the district were at Knock Shrine on Thursday last 18th Aug. 2011. The weather and pilgrimage left no room for complaint. Many were there for The Knock Novena which originally began 1977 in preparation for the Knock Centenary. From 1982 two sessions of the Novena were held, with a procession in the afternoon. An impressive procession was held on Thursday last Aug 18th 2011. The sermon, Changing Role of the Priest was read on behalf of Fr Harry Bohan , who was unable to attend himself. Many visit Knock and do not realise that the Daughters of Charity came there in 1931 to care for the elderly and sick, they have accommodation for 70 pilgrims. St Vincent de Paul have facilities at Knock also. The first pilgrimage of the Polish community in Ireland to Knock took place in Sept. 2006. Ryanair began flights from Knock Airport in 1986 and at the time pessimists predicted the downfall of both. Knockanure pilgrimage to Knock, organised by Margaret and Nuala Carmody was held on Wed. July 6th 2011.  A big new café added to Knock Museum was opened recently Aug. 2011 and parking space nearby is being developed.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 24th Bathsheba, play adapted from novel, Far from the Maddening Crowd; Thursday 25th , film made in and about Kerry from, Irish Film Institute achieve; Fri. 26th a play by Caitriona Daly called Sluts, presented by UCD Drama Society; Tuesday 30th a Feast of Folk with Mossie Scanlon and Cian O Morain; Wed. 31st, Diana Braithwaite traces blues in song and story, supported by Chris Whiteley, details from 068 22566.

SEANCHAI: From Tuesday to Saturday every week live performance at Seanchai Writers Centre at 11.30am and 2pm until end of Sept.

NEW: Goodyear’s Air Maintenance Technology will enable tires to remain inflated without the need for any external pumps or electronics.

IRAQ: On Aug. 15- 2011, bombings hit 17 cities, in Iraq from northern Sunni lands to the southern Shiite-dominated region.
Associated Press estimate, 63 people were killed and 250 injured.

EMPEROR Horhito announced Japan’s surrender On August 15th, 1945.

FRANK Snaps are wanted by the Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine committee for their next edition, details from Lisselton Post Office.

FAMILY Tree; Anyone interested in ancestry should call to Seanchai on Monday 29th Aug. at 8pm, a database is being compiled, the more contributors the better.    

DEATH took place recently of Micky Mulhern of Carrowreagh, Bridgend, Donegal, father of Kathy Finucane of Knockanure. Following Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Cockhill, Micky Mulhern was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery on Tuesday 9th August 2011.

DEATH of John Paul Diggin of Kilmore, Ballyduff took place on August 5th 2011. Requiem mass for John Paul Diggin was celebrated at S.S Peter& Paul Church, Ballyduff on August 8th, he was laid to rest at Rahela Cemetery. John Paul Diggin was father of Carmel Hudson of Kilbaha.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie O Connor, Con Sweeney, Padraig O Callaghan, Fr Michael Galvin, Etna Strong, Bridget McCarthy, Paddy Barry, Mary Olive Relihan, Jim Stack, Fr Jim Leahy, Johanna O Grady, Sr. Agatha Stack, Michael Kennelly, John Canty, Edward J Nash, Liz O Connor, Denis o Sullivan, Peggy Grego, William J Hudson, Sr. Evangelist Cantillon, Diarmuid Brandon, Tom Begley, Mass on Fri.     26th   at   8.00pm for    Fr. John & the deceased members of the Flaherty Family; Mass on Sat.       27th   at    8.00pm     for    Liam Lynch & the deceased members of  the Byrne & Lynch Families; Mass on Sun. 28th   at    10.00am, For the People of the Parish and the 11.00am Mass is for Danny Walsh.
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.

NUN aged 103 Sister Teresita has been a resident at a convent near Madrid since April 16, 1927, the day that Joesph Ratzinger was born,  she met Pope Benedict XVI who is attending the WYD. The Pope blessed a million on site at Madrid and Dawkins plans protest march in protest on Sept.17th. Read the Popes speech at newtownsandes.jimdo .

GRANDPARENTS Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, September 11th.  Chief Celebrant:  Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam.  Guest singers:  Fr Liam Lawton, Dana, Ann Marie Gibbons & Daniel Furlong.  Reflection by Kathy Sinnott.

STUDY Theology at home   Contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village. Dublin 24.  Phone  01 404 8124  or e-mail [email protected]

READERS:    Vigil ,Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan;
Knockanure,    28th  August, Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

COLLECTOTS for September: Vigil , Noreen O’Connell & Michael Liston; 11.00am,  Kitty Windle & Mary Lynch and Knockanure, Maurice Dowling.