Knockanure Notes – 21st November, 2007

ST PIO Prayer Meeting in Listowel on Thursday Nov 22nd starting at 7.15pm.

COMPUTER Classes on Wednesday nights,

Parent and Toddler Group, details from Maggie at 087 9866 533 DANCING: on Friday 23rd Nov with Johnny Barrett at Knockanure Community Centre.

COOKERY classes are held in the Community Centre, Knockanure on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm.

DVD and Video of the opening of Knockanure Community Centre is now available from Leo Finucane and committee members.

LARTIGUE Monorail, Listowel are seeking items of interest relating to the two railways which ran from Listowel, i.e. the Lartigue 1888 to 1924 and the Limerick -Kerry line 1880 to 1973 for inclusion in the Lartigue Heritage Centre. Items are being sought on a permanent loan basis, further information from 068 22212.

GAA: The Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Championship Quarter Finals; Finuge v Brosna at 1.45pm in Moyvane on Saturday Nov 24th followed by Beale v Ballyduff; Finuge is the venue on Sunday Nov 25th for the St Senan’s v Desmonds at 1.30pm to be followed by Tarbert v Duagh match.

FAR East magazine this month has an article on the 20 years of civil war in Peru in which over 69,000 lost their lives, 80% of the dead were country people.

FULL Moon is on Nov 24th, great autumn weather is on everybody’s lips often days are as mild as August, and very little rain was failing till last Saturday. Most of the trees are bare a few have multicoloured leaves still, suitable for collection as souvenirs, only haws and rosehips are left in the hedges, the sloe is long gone due to disease this year. Winter visitors from the north include swans, geese, ducks waders, Redwings, Fieldfares, Curlews and Starlings are scarce this year. Lizards, bats, hedgehogs and badgers will be hibernating shortly.

NOBEL Prize winner Georges Charpak teaching initiative for young children, details from Science questions are answered at , links European centres of education.

STARS: David Moore will talk about the stars on Newstalk on Wednesday 21st from 10pm to midnight and Dave Fanning will have a programme on astronomy on Nov 22nd from 7pm to 8pm on Radio 1. Armagh Planetarium has reopened after a E5 million refurbishment programme. Comet Holmes has become as bright as the North Star, it is a million times brighter than usual and nobody knows why. The Comet Holmes visits our sky every 7 years. Leonid Meteor shower peaked on Saturday last, a very bad night for star gazeing.

COMPUTER: For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life, this offer applies to America. ORPHANS: Seventeen Europeans were arrested last month in Chad for trying to fly 103 children they claimed were orphans from Darfur.

EVERY Village had a Christmas Concert before the television came, the lack of local stage presentations is loss both to the Parish and the actors and performers, who are often talented but have no opportunity to display their abilities.

HISTORY: Voters List for Lissaniska, Newtownsandes 1966-67; Michael and Teresa Bambury; Maureen, Nora and Michael Buckley; Laurence, Ellen, Joseph, Margaret, John and Michael Collins; Mary Connor, Bridie and James Costelloe; Philip Donovan; William Dowd, Mary, Jeremiah and Ellen Enright; Margaret, William, Mary Joseph, Thomas and Margaret Finucane; Denis and Nancy Flaherty; John Flavin; Catherine (William) and William (Francis) Keane; Eileen (Timothy), Timothy (Jim), John (Tom), Mary (Mrs John) Timothy(James), Ellen May and Elizabeth Leahy; Michael and Molly Manning; John Senior, John Junior, Bridget and Peggy McElligott; Nora, William, Dan, Catherine (Miss), John, Anna , John J, Kate and Daniel Joseph McMahon; Timothy Murphy; Edward and Margaret Moran; David and Ellen o Connor; Daniel Riordan. Country people are great for attending funerals; when Mrs Kerry Keane of Ballabawn House, Knocknagoshel was buried in October 1907, locals attending included G Stack, Kilmorna, Miss Dora Stack and Mick Keane; When Thomas Sheahan aged 30years of the Paddocks, Lixnaw died after attending a fair in Listowel in September 1901, he was survived by his mother and sister, wreaths were sent by many including Mrs F Slattery of Tralee, Miss Stack of Kilmorna and Miss Stack of Lixnaw, Fr Behan attended. From 1692 to 1693 more than 150 ‘witches’ were arrested and jailed in Salem, Mass., Drake found the potato in Chile on Nov 28th 1577; Allen, Larkin and OBrien hanged 24th Nov. 1867; Bush’s Family Tree; Distant relatives Include John Kerry, Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana. First World War (1914-1918).
Over 600,000 Canadians enlisted in the Canadian
Expeditionary Force; Martin H Kennelly was Mayor of Chicago from 1947 to `55; Scotland will celebrate the birth of Robert Burns in 2009 and it is expected that 8,000 clan men and women will take part in Edinburgh pageant the largest outing of the clans since 1822.

LECTURE on the Kerrymen in the Irish Transvaal Brigade will be given at Killarney Library on Tuesday Nov. 27th at 8pm.

LOURDES: Bishop Jacques Perrier of Tarbes and Lourdes indicated that for the 150th anniversary a Jubilee Year will be held, due to run from December 8, 2007 to December 8, 2008.

THOUGHT: “It’s not what people look like on the outside that counts because we don’t have a lot of control over that. It’s what we look like on the inside that makes a difference because we all have a little light that we were given on the inside, and that’s what can make us beautiful”, Capuchin Franciscan Father Tony Scannell. Habits are first cobwebs, then cables. The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken, Samuel Johnson; Laughter adds richness, texture and colour to otherwise ordinary days. It is a gift, a choice, a discipline and an art, Tim Hansel.

STATION for Gortdromagowna will be at the home of Margaret Carmody on Friday November 23rd at 8pm.