Knockanure Notes – 21st October, 2012

PARTY: Follow the Pumpkin Trail to our Traditional Halloween Party at Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday 28th October 7pm to 9pm.   Fun and games, face painting, Disco and Lots Lots more…

BARN Dance in Knockanure Community Centre on Friday November 2nd – 9pm to 12.30 Music by Dermot Lyons.  Prizes for best dresses costumes.  Ring the centre for tickets on 068 49799.  (Proceeds to Knockanure Community Centre)

Yoga Classes to commence at Knockanure Community Centre on Wednesday 7th November 2012 from 7.45pm -9.00pm.

Qualified Hatha Yoga Instructor. Distress, Unwind and relax.  All levels welcome, contact Noelle on 086 8619043 or

ST PIO Prayer meeting will be held in Listowel Church on Thursday 25th Oct. at 7pm. St Pio prayer meeting at Lixnaw Church on Tues. Oct. 16th was well attended, people came from Tarbert, Ballybunion and surrounding districts to sing and pray, led by Fr Brick and Fr O Connell.

CREDIT Union International Day was on Thursday last, there are 13 Credit Unions in the local Chapter, with combined membership of 125,000 members.

HARVEST Thanksgiving ceremony was held in Knockanure Church recently, thanks to all involved.

FESTIVAL in Moyvane over the Bank Holiday weekend, on Sunday 28th Oct. there is a craft display; The Singing Festival in Abbeyfeale runs from 2nd to 4th of Nov.

Moyvane Village Festival: events commence on Friday 26th with the opening taking place at 8pm, music on the open air stage and the Hilarious Drag Queen Races. Our 9th Boro Buffet

is on Sat. night in The Marian Hall. Booking is essential.

On Sunday October 28th The Village Display & A Small Business Trade & Craft Fair will take place after Mass in the Community Centre. Other events include, a treasure hunt, a Dog Show, a Bonny Baby and a Glamorous Gran Competition. On Sunday evening in the Marian Hall a full night’s entertainment is in store for everyone including a one act play “Dopey Dan”.

On Bank Holiday Monday a children’s Halloween Party and Fancy Dress takes place in The Marian Hall starting at 1.30pm. A charity match for Crumlin Childrens Hospital with kick off at 3.30pm. See The Kerryman for details.

I.C.A. Moyvane are visiting the Knitting/Stitching Show at the RDS on Friday 2nd November, bus. Leaving the Village at 7.30am. For more information, contact Noreen McEvoy 087 9489613.

SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost, a vote of sympathy was passed to Maura & Oliver Moran, Keylod, on the recent death of Maura’s father Eddie Langford, Killorglin.

LOCALS Sean and Aaron Slemon will be on TG4’s Jig Gig on Nov. 4th at 7.30pm, next March they are competing in the World Dancing Championship in Boston. See them dance in youtube at

SCRAPPING Town Councils to save money, when we look back in 10 years time the changes will have the opposite.

SAORVIEW, before you buy ask dealer, can you record another channel, while you are watching a programme.

BEST Wishes to Bridie Leahy at the Nursery and Bridie Meade of Kilmorna who recently celebrated their 90th Birthdays.

ALZHEIMERS, Memory Lane Concert, Nov. 3rd at 8pm at St John’s, Listowel.

CLASSES for adults at Tarbert Comprehensive School, details from 068 36105.

CAREGIVERS Information Evening will be held at the Listowel Family Centre on Oct. 24th at 7.30pm.

TOUR of England; The twenty one member Irish Rambling house group are going to England on November 1 to entertain the exiles in Birmingham, Haringey, Harrow & Derby, more information visit

PASTORAL Area Listowel, training at St Patrick’s Hall on Tues. 23rd and 30th from 8 to 9-30pm.

AWARE: The staff of Tesco in Abbeyfeale are organising a benefit night at the Dogs to be held at Tralee Greyhound Track on Saturday, November 10. Further information from 086 1677535.
ST JOHN’S: Wed. 24th, High Plains Tradition; Thursday 25th Johnny Carroll in Concert; Fri. 26th Irish Chamber Orchestra; Tues 30th Mick Coady’s Synergy Featuring David Binney and on 30th Random Canyon Growlers, more from 068 22566.

TOUR: The Irish Rambling House concert will take place in  Birmingham Irish Centre, Digbeth on  Thurs 1st Nov.

GAA: Fr Casey’s who won their ninth county minor championship last weekend beating Ballybrown by 2-08 to 1-02.

WORLD diabetes day November 14th 2012

SET DANCE Classes for beginners will take place at the Top of the Town, Athea every Monday at 9pm and Matt McCoys Bar, Abbeyfeale every Tuesday at 9pm. Call 087-9267037 for further information.

COMPUTERS for beginners. Basic computing, Introduction to the internet, e-mail, digital photography, Skype and more. Starting on Wednesday, October 24 for 3 weeks, 2 sessions are available. 10am-12 and 12.30pm -2.30. Contact Elanor at Duagh Family Centre (068-45333) to book your place.

CO-OP; Limerick’s first workers cooperative seminar will be held at University of Limerick- Kemmy Business School on Saturday, October 27 from 1.30am – 4pm.

CLASSES: Personal Development Classes for Women will take place in the Glorach, Abbeyfeale commencing Thursday, October 18 at 7pm. For further details, please contact 085 8801217.

FULL Moon on Oct. 29th.  Clocks go back one hour on Sunday 28th Oct. European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system — the nearest to Earth. The International Space Station is now visible in our night skies, and will continue to be visible until October 30th.

WET weather continues, creating a very challenging time for intensive farmers on wet land.

TALKS: Year of Faith “Growth in Prayer“. A Series of Talks at Moyvane School for four Mondays of November from 8-9pm.

DEATH has taken place of Mary O Connor, nee Breen of Bunagara, Listowel. Mary was born at Glencar on 1st January 1921 and came to Listowel to work at Raymonds. Mary was predeceased by her husband and is survived by sons, Martin, John, Mike and Tom and daughter Marian, brothersChris and Batt and sister Eileen. Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Thursday 18th October for Mary O Connor, she was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

Death has taken place of Moira Nash nee Brosnan of Janesboro, Limerick. Moira is survived by her husband Joe, daughter Sarah, brother, John, sisters, Teresa, Nuala and Rita and mother Catherine. Following Requiem Mass at St Joseph’s Church, Limerick, Moira Nash was laid to rest in Duagh Cemetery on 20th October 2012.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jerry Galvin, Willie Harnett, Michael O Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Br Austin Shanahan, Fr James O Keeffe, Br. Dan Hayes, Matt O Connor, Darragh Hennessy, Fr Michael Stack, Teresa O Sullivan, Mary Carroll, Tony Mason, Hannah Connolly, Node Guiney, Nuala Doige, Sr. Bridget McMahon, Kathleen Scully; Months Mind Mass on Fri. 26th at 7.30pm for Paddy Fitzmaurice; Mass on Sat. 27th at 7.30pm for Michael & Stephen Kiely; Mass in Knockanure on Sun. 28th at 10.00am for Batt & Patrick Flavin and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Denis McEvoy & the deceased

members of the McEvoy Family.

KERRY General Hospital Chapel of Christ the Healer, Annual November Mass on Monday 5th November at 7.30pm.

Confessions every Saturday at 7.15pm before the Vigil Mass.
Scriptural Reflection Group meet in the Presbytery on Friday nights at 8pm. Everyone welcome.
Adoration ;Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Readers:- Vigil Michelle Corridan & Margaret Watters
11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald

THOUGHT: Outwitted

 He drew a circle that shut me out—
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
–Edwin Markham

FLU:  University of Michigan has established the largest digital collection of materials relating to the 1918 influenza epidemic in the United States.

HITLER:  Oct. 15th 1924, Adolf Hitler, leader of the German anti-Semites and defeated general of the Bavarian Beer Revolution, will not be permitted to enter Austria. If he crosses the border he will be interned and held for deportation. Hitler, was imprisoned in Bavaria, is to be deported to Austria, his former country. The Austrian government say that Hitler’s absence from Austria for twelve years means he has lost his citizenship.

From the speech, Citizenship in a Republic, 1910
By Theodore Roosevelt

The very last thing that an intelligent and self-respecting member of a democratic community should do is to reward any public man because that public man says he will get the private citizen something to which this private citizen is not entitled, or will gratify some emotion or animosity which this private citizen ought not to possess.

Let me illustrate this by one anecdote from my own experience. A number of years ago I was engaged in cattle-ranching on the great plains of the western United States. There were no fences. The cattle wandered free, the ownership of each being determined by the brand; the calves were branded with the brand of the cows they followed. If on the round-up an animal was passed by, the following year it would appear as an unbranded yearling, and was then called a maverick. By the custom of the country these mavericks were branded with the brand of the man on whose range they were found. One day I was riding the range with a newly hired cowboy, and we came upon a maverick. We roped and threw it; then we built a little fire, took out a cinch-ring, heated it at the fire; and the cowboy started to put on the brand. I said to him, “It is So-and-so’s brand,” naming the man on whose range we happened to be. He answered: “That’s all right, boss; I know my business.” In another moment I said to him: “Hold on, you are putting on my brand!” To which he answered: “That’s all right; I always put on the boss’s brand.” I answered: “Oh, very well. Now you go straight back to the ranch and get what is owing to you; I don’t need you any longer.” He jumped up and said: “Why, what’s the matter? I was putting on your brand.” And I answered: “Yes, my friend, and if you will steal for me you will steal from me.”

Now, the same principle which applies in private life applies also in public life. If a public man tries to get your vote by saying that he will do something wrong in your interest, you can be absolutely certain that if ever it becomes worth his while he will do something wrong against your interest.