Knockanure Notes – 21st January, 2013

COMMUNITY CENTRE; Knockanure, January 2013.

Yoga Classes ( 10 weeks)  at Knockanure Community Centre on Wednesday evenings from 9th January 7.45pm -9.00pm. (10 week course 90 euro pay in advance otherwise pay as you go 10 euro) Qualified Hatha Yoga Instructor. Distress, Unwind and relax.  All levels welcome. contact Noelle on 086 8619043 or

Dancing classes at Knockanure Community Centre on  Monday evenings from 14th January 2013
time 8pm to 9.30pm. Dances to include waltzing,foxtrot,quick step, and jiving. Beginners welcome.
Contact Norella @ 087 9906221. or the centre on 068 49799.

Commit to Fit for 2013, New Year …. New You….
Push yourself !  No one is going to do it for you! Join me in my Aerobic and Body Conditioning Fitness Classes
every Tuesday morning @ 10am and Thursday evening @ 8pm in Knockanure Community Centre, and get motivated to exercises. Starts Tuesday 8th January 2013.Ring Maggie on 087 9866533.

Active Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.
This social day runs every second Monday of each month.
The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 11th February 2013
Come and enjoy a 4 Course meal with music and dance. 10 euro.  All welcome. Ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome just come along.

PADRE PIO  Devotions will take place in Listowel Church on Thursday24th January  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

SOCIAL; Moyvane GAA Club are holding their social in The Arms Hotel, Listowel on Friday, January 25th at 8pm.

RECORDING: Best of luck to the Moyvane Ballad Group Lisa Mulvihill, Amiee Lindsell, Laura Stack, Margaret Mulvihill and Lisa Stackpoole who will travel to Dublin on Thursday 24th for the recording of their first televised show which will be aired on TG4 in February.   

DRINK: Sunday 27 January – A Day of Support & Reflection for recovering alcoholics and family members.  10 am – 5 pm.  Brendan Comiskey SS.CC.  For bookings tel: 066 7134276.

CAO closing Date, February 1st. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2013 is: ‘Catholic Schools in the Community of Faith: Sharing the Good News. Catholic Schools Week 2013 will begin on Sunday January 27th  2013 and end on February 3 2013.

LOCAL born teachers, Ms. Emer Prendiville, and  Mrs. Margaret Watters were in charge of the Athea pupils at the recent RDS science fair.

KNOCK, bus leaves Tralee at 6am on 2nd February, details from 066 7180123.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 23rd,Irish and Scandinavian Music; 25th The Bard of the Yukon; Monday 28th, exploring the myths and stories of the 1834 Ballyeigh Faction Fight; Tuesday 29th , drama with St John’s Youth Theatre, more from 068 22566.

FULL Moon on the 27th January.

DANCE: Afternoon Tea Dance. A once off Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance will be held at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale Sunday 27th January from 3-6pm.

WALK: Annual walk in aid of Rathfredagh Chesrire Home starts at 10am on Sunday on January 27th at Barnagh, you can do the shorter walk which begins at 11am from Courtenay Lodge NCW, details from 069 83273    085 1636609
[email protected]

CITIZENSHIP; President Obama plans to overhaul the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for the more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. Obama and Senate Democrats will propose the changes

THOUGHT; “True non-judgemental is a logical impossibility. To forbid or exclude a value judgement is to assume, unconsciously, that the highest value is to have no values”.
John White

N.C.W. Bereavement Support Group is holding a ‘Celebration of Light’ for those bereaved by suicide on Sunday, January 27th at 4pm. in the NCW Church.

DEATH: Mike Joe Stack of Toohanna,  Lisselton born January 12th 1910 died 16th January 2013. Survived by his wife Margaret. Mike Joe always had affection for Knockanure as his grandmother was Catherine Stack of Carrueragh, Knockanure she married Tom Stack  of Ballyconery, Lisselton on 2nd February 1861. Catherine was daughter of Tom Stack. Requiem mass for Mike Joe Stack at Ballydonoghue Church on Friday 18th January 2013, burial in St. John’s Cemetery, Ballybunion.

Fr Pat Scanlan, from Lisselton, County Kerry died peacefully in hospital on 15th January 2013. Pat usually called Padraig by his local friends, was ordained in 1954 and was originally assigned to Nigeria. He subsequently moved to Kenya, where he continued to work in Eldoret and then Kitaled dioceses until his return to Ireland just over a year ago. In his retirement he enjoyed the visits of very large numbers of friends and family including large number of contacts from his Kenya days.

Father Patrick Scanlon, deeply regretted by his first cousins the Hanrahan families, his relatives, friends, neighbours and his Kiltegan family. Fr. Patrick is pre- deceased by his sister Joan and his brothers Michéal and Liam. Requiem Mass for Fr. Patrick at St Patrick’s Chapel on Friday 18th January 2012, followed by Burial in the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Cemetery. His parents were Cait Hanrahan and Paddy Scanlon.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Jim Flaherty, Fiona O Connor, Jer Long, Fr John Hayes, Paul Stack, Mary Linnane, Peggy Finucane, Dick Stack, Fr Pat Ahern, Peggy Fitzgerald, Fr Pat Corridan, Michael Mulvihill, Margaret Flaherty, Mary Dalton, Brother James Stanislaus Leahy, Tim Guiney, John S Kennelly, Maureen Moran, Declan Lyons, Margaret Lynch, Cathal Kennelly, Nora Ita Hunt, Mass on Fri. 25th at 7.30pm for  Denis McEnery, Months Mind; Mass on
Sat. 26th at 7.30pm for Dick Stack; Mass on Sunday 27th in Moyvane at 11.00am for Helen Roche; Mass on Tues. 29th at 7.30pm for Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly;
11.00am Katerina & Andrew Kellighan; Knockanure: Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.
Collectors for Feb. Vigil Jimmy Collins & Brid Flavin,
11am Richard Stack & Seamus Roche; Knockanure Cathy Kennelly.

PASTORAL AREA:  Meeting of the representatives of the Parishes  Listowel/Lixnaw/Duagh & Moyvane will meet in Listowel New Meeting Room on Thursday night next 24th January at 8.00pm.

TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF FAITH  Fr. Séamus O’Connell will give two nights’ presentation on Luke’s Gospel. On Friday Feb 1st, Fr. Seamus will take the theme: Opening Luke’s Gospel as a Story of Faith and on Friday Feb 15th, he will explore Jesus in Luke: Our Saviour Today. Each evening will begin with Mass @ 6.15 pm. followed by refreshments, followed by his exploration of the Gospel from 7.30 – 9.30pm. The evenings will take place in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock St. Tralee, and the cost is €5 per night. If possible, please bring a Bible or the Gospel of Luke with you. For more information, or to book a place, please email [email protected] or tel. 064-6632644.

FATIMA 2013 KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE 9th to 17th May, 2013 (8nights). Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring, Ballybunion. Contact Premier Travel Ltd, 021-4277700 or Maureen Harty, 066-7131328.

MARRIAGE: A Marriage Encounter Weekend is designed to enrich a couples relationship. Whether they are married only a short time or for many years. It is for all couples. For more information contact Marriage Encounter on 021-4381511.

Great credit is due to Lillian and Domhall for compiling the journal. Kieran Murphy writes on depressing times. There is a Tribute in verse to Tom and Ann Ahern on their 50th anniversary. Peg Prendeville remembers Clounleharde NS which opened in 1884 and closed in 1967, they are having a reunion this year. The magazine has a great number of photos, the principal contributers were Peg Mulvihill, Kathleen Mullane, Liz Murphy and Mary Kelly. All the Athea Parish organisations give a rundown of the activities. Pat Brosnan recalls, how Athea has changed, as usual several of his songs and poems are also included. Tom Ahearne writes about Glensharold Bridge and also about school folklore collection. Kate O Brien born 1897 is recalled by her cousin.
Seanie Hanrahan’s travels are described by Kathleen Mulline. Johnny Quaid inured his back at age 17 years in 2006 and he gives us an update on events since. John Liston writes on Irish Heritage. Damien Ahern offers his services to local organisations and describes his involvement in the community. Patrick Fitzgerald recalls great Irish songs, or are they, he gives origins and performers, the Titanic, Why O Why and favourite films, are other subjects covered by him. George Langan continues the story of the Lynch Family and Faleys of Glasha.
Joe Quille , compiled Here and There. Life Remembered by Alma and Eoin O Connor , this is only a sample of articles, the front cover carried a picture of the famous Western Star Ceili Band.