Knockanure Notes – 21st February, 2010

COMMUNITY Centre in Knockanure has opened a Physiotherapy Clinic this is a branch of the Famous First Steps Rehabilitation Centre in Patrickswell. Anybody interested in making an appointment for physio – please contact the centre on 068-49799 between 9am. to 1pm. Monday to Friday or mobile 087 7777 600. Also computer classes at the Centre, details from the office at 068 49799.

WALK for Knockanure Community Centre was held on Sunday last Feb. 21st, all gathered at the Centre and headed over the Gortdromagowna road, full of fun and banter, Dan Keane arrived just as the walk began and Mick Finucane a man with many relations in the parish was there to give his support, Jimmy Deenihan TD was in his usual athletic fitness rearing to go at the off. Several brought their dogs, ranging from small terrier to big white huskies. Hope to have pictures on in the Community Centre Album section.

HUNT was also in Knockanure on Sunday last, the day was cool with good sunshine, snow which fell on Saturday added to the scene of a large number of horses and riders traversing the locality. Small shot of the hunt is on knockanurelocal on youtube.

ARUS Mhuire Nursing Home AGM: Will be held at the home on Thursday night 25th at 8pm. New members are welcome.

EDUCATION: One to one help with reading, writing spelling and numbers. Private tuition arranged at a time to suit you, is free and confidential. Group tuition in English Computers and Fetac Modules levels 1-4. New courses starting this term are Tiling, Caring for Children, Options for men., Budgeting. phone Mary on 068-23866 email: [email protected]

COAT: A ladies grey high collar winter coat lost at the Moyvane G.A.A. Social on Friday 5th February. If found, please return to the Lanterns Hotel, or to any G.A.A. committee member.

ST JOHN’S: Lartigue Players present Lovers Meeting from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th Feb., more information from 068 22566.

DRAMA: Athea Drama Group continue with their performance in Athea of Unforgiven by John McDwyer on Feb. 25th 27th and 28th, begins at 8pm each night.

FURY Brothers and Davey Arthur will perform at Siamsa on Sat. March 6th , details from 066 7123 055.

TINTEAN: Friday March 5th Ceol Chiarrai present Spirit of Ireland; March 7th Derek Acorah, a spiritual medium, details from 068 28003.

TALKS on six Fridays will be held at Castleisland Church beginning on Feb. 19th at 7.30pm, more from 066 714 1241.

DYSLEXIA: 4 week Seminar on Dyslexia during the month of March (3rd, 10th, 15th, 23rd). This seminar is directed at Parents of children with Dyslexia at Primary, Post-Primary and Third Level. Siobh=E1n MacGarry will be at the Education Centre, Dromtacker , Tralee, details from 066 7195000.

NALA National Adult Literacy Agency, details from 1800 20 20 65 or

HAITI: Bring and Buy day At X-istance Youth Caf=E9 to raise funds for Haiti. Bring unwanted Christmas gifts, books cds, video games etc to sell on Sunday 28th Feb. from 1pm. to 4pm. For more information please contact the KDYS on 068-23744.

BEST Wishes to Aine nee Collins and Diarmuid O Riordan of Athea on the birth of their daughter Aoibhinn.

Best Wishes to Michael Greaney of Kilmeaney who celebrated his 21st birthday in Moyvane recently.

WHEELCHAIR Association celebrated their 50 anniversary in Kerry recently.

SCHOOLS had their Mid-Term break last week, in New Zealand they are discussing pick and match schools, one school for English another Maths.

TO MARK International Women’s Day, It is proposed to hold a one day festival in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Sunday March 7th to showcase and celebrate women from all walks of life , details from Brenda on 069 66290 or email [email protected].

EVENTS: Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association Fashion Show will be held at the Lanterns on Feb. 24th at 8pm; ICMSA are due to hold an information meeting at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 23rd of Feb. at 8.30pm;Clounmacon ICA are holding an Irish Night on Friday Feb. 26th , tea served, music by Steve Donegan; Going Strong in Athea meet on Feb. 24th from 3 to 6pm; Dance Classes in Duagh School Hall every Wednesday night at 8.30pm, beginners welcome; One day conference on Autism will be held at the old Fels Point Hotel on Saturday Feb. 27th , details from 087 742; Scor na bPaisti North Kerry Finals will be held at Mountcoal GAA clubrooms on Sunday Feb. 28th at 6pm; North Kerry Harriers Hunt Ball will be held at the Devon Hotel on Feb. 26th, details from 087 29000 50; Talk on arthritis will be given at the Manor West Hotel on Friday 26th Feb. at 7.30pm, all are welcome; 8th Gathering Traditional Festival runs at the INEC from 24th to 28th of Feb.; West Limerick Set Dancing Club 18th Annual Workshop runs at the Devon Hotel from March 5th to 7th, details from 069 76327; The INEC, Killarney presents the ‘Help for Haiti Concert on February 24th , featuring Mary Black, Bagatelle, Seamus Begley & Friends, Mary Coughlin, Dublin City Ramblers to name a few; Comhaltas have 50th celebrations at Ballyheigue on Sunday March 7th at 3pm, Comhaltas County Social at Ballyroe Hotel on March 12th, Comhaltas Tour of Britain continues till Feb. 27th, details from Comhaltas site; Lecture on Archaeology will be given at Tralee Library at 7.30pm on 25th Feb.; Desmond Fitzgerald will give a talk on the Knights of Glin at Tralee Library on Tuesday March 9th at 7.30pm;

WALK for Life Education Centres in Kerry will be held in Listowel on Sunday March 21st.

FULL Moon on Feb. 28th ; frost at night continues, but land was dry and some cattle were out. Snow and frost was unusually severe last weekend, no sign of the rock thrush singing from the tree tops this year, lack of agricultural work over the winter period denied them food. Wildlife protection restrictions on destruction of hedges and uncultivated land begins on March 1st; SPACE Shuttle Endeavour crew are installing oxygen generation and water recycling equipment which was recently delivered them.

ECO Unesco Young Environmentalist Awards closing date is Fri. Feb. 26th, details from

DUMP: Till March 12th chemist will take in out of date medicine.

WL102FM Third Annual Awards night will be held at the Devon Hotel on Monday March 1st ,starting at 8.30pm, an impressive list of performers will attend.

ICA National Conference will be held at the Brandon Hotel on March 6th, entertainment evening on March 5th.

CONFERENCE by Fine Gael delegates will be held at the Malton Hotel on March 19th and 20th.

ACTING Course will be held at the Carlton Hotel Tralee on March 13th an 14th , details from [email protected]

RYANAIR are flying new routes to Spain and Portugal in March, the high profile debate about jobs at Dublin Airport, is a symptom of what is probably happening all over the country, people in high and low places can set traps. It was good to hear that MEP Joe Higgins gave his pension of E9,600 to help people close to his heart. Public Sector workers are discussing putting a candidate forward for the next election; it would be interesting to see how many would vote for them. Staff at KGH are paid E72 million annually, hospital income E2 million.

ST MICHAEL’S College can be proud of their contribution to education and football over the past 130 years; former pupils of the college have won 57 All Ireland senior medals. One of the most senior past pupils of St Michael’s is local man John Murphy.

PILGRIMAGE to Northumbria from Kerry begins on May 28th, details from 066 915 2476.

IRISH College in Rome sample index of letters; 26th July 1856 letter from D. Moriarty Killarney to Kirby on matrimonial dispensations, indulgences to be gained in Knockanure and Murhur, a request to have St John the Baptist made patron of Tralee; 29th Nov.1880 letter from M. J. McDonnell PP, VF Listowel with and address adopted by his Deanery in sympathy with the Holy Father; Application dated 9th Nov. 1854 for plenary indulgence for Listowel Church on feast of St John the Baptist; Letter dated 22 Jan. 1858 reports that the Redemptorists are giving a mission at Ballylongford; 27 November 1837 letter from William Kirby [brother], Limerick, to Kirby: Dr. Kirby recovered from serious illness. Nephew got habit in Mt. Mellery. General home news and politics; 19 July 1857, letter from Sr. M. Teresa Fitzgerald, Presentation Convent, Killarney, to Kirby: Thanking Dr. Kirby for obtaining permission to establish devotion to the Sacred Heart. Petition from the superior of the Presentation monastery of Killarney. Writer’s brother is getting married to Miss French of Derrynane, granddaughter of the great Daniel O’Connell.

Many more can be seen on line at Pages/ArchivesCatalogues/Kirby

MULVIHILL: This letter appeared in a recent Mulvihill Clan Newsletter; Grandfather was Jeremiah Mulvihill married to Sarah Clancy – she was from Limerick but they lived in Listowel. My great-grandfather was Cornelius Mulvihill from near Moyvane who was disinherited when he married Annie Slattery from Waterford. (He was 40 and she was 16). They had 14 children, my grandfather being the only one to stay in Ireland. I have no knowledge of how they fared during the famine, but certainly in my great-grandfather’s time (early 1900s and before), they were huge landowners out in Moyvane or Ballylongford or where they lived. Did they profit from the deaths of their neighbours? I am not sure. They may have always owned that land, because I know some Cunningham people returned from the States before the famine so maybe they had bought the land way back. Thanks and take care, Elizabeth Stack, Co. Kerry and New York City.

THOUGHT: No matter how disappointed you are feeling or how much you are hurting, know that every heartache and loss has within it the seeds of opportunity, Dick Innes.

DEATH took place at Ballinasloe on Feb. 13th 2010 of Christina Melody nee Cunningham, born at Kilbaha, Moyvane to John Cunningham and Kitty McCoy. Christina was predeceased by her husband Mick and daughter Teresa and is survived by her son Gerry, sisters Cathy, Ann, Mary and Phil, brother Timmy. Following Requiem Mass at St. Killian’s Church, New Inn on Tuesday 16th February 2010, Christina Melody was laid to rest in Killaan Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Katie Mary McGinley nee Williams who went to England at a young age, following Requiem Mass at Knockanure Church on Tuesday February 16th 2010, Katie Mary McGinley was taken by horse hearse to Ahavoher graveyard; it was her wish to be laid to rest close to her native place.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Carroll, Mary Scully, Michael Kelliher, Ned White, Mary Stack, Neilus Lynch, Breda Clifford, Eamon Sweeney, Joan Buckley, Marie O Callaghan, Jim O Connor, Michael O Donnell, Mary Foley, Mary Carmody, Jim Leahy, Peg Connor, John O Sullivan, Con Shanahan; Mass in Tues 23rd at 7.30pm for John, Catherine & Patrick

Carmody; Mass on Wed 24th at 9.15am for William J. O’Connor Dore; Mass on Thurs 25th at Knockanure at 7.30pm For the People of the Parish ; Mass on Fri. 26th at 7.30pm for Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal Rourke; Mass on Sat. 27th at 7.30pm Connie Shine, Months Mind; Mass on Sun. 28th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Mary Enright and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Marie O’Callaghan.

MUSIC: Fr Pat Ahern will lead a music workshop on Wed., 24th Feb. in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee at 8.00pm. Music for Lent, Holy Week, & Easter. Parish Choirs welcome.

ADORATION Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Listowel, Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday.

LENT: Mass on Thursdays in Knockanure during Lent, Stations of the Cross after Mass.Stations of the Cross after Mass in Moyvane on Fridays during Lent. The Liturgy Group will lead the Stations on Friday 26th in Moyvane.

READERS:Vigil Seline Mulvihill ;11am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 10am Ann Stack & Brenda Clancy.

PARENTS of children and adults involved in Church Ministries are asked to attend a meeting at Moyvane School on Thursday 4th of March at 8pm.

Pastoral Area meeting was due to be held at the Marian Hall on Tuesday Feb. 23rd at 8pm.

TROCAIRE Boxes are available at every church, money is used to help families like one in Rwanda who have to live on E1.07 a day and feed eight children.