Knockanure Notes — 21th June, 2015

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Wednesday 1st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

PADRE PIO NIGHT: June meeting at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Thursday night, June 25th  at 7.00 p.m. including Rosary, Mass, prayers  & Benediction. All are welcome.

FREE BUS to  Listowel from the locality every Wednesday, leaving c 10am, details from 1890 528 528.

FETE: The annual Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL  will be travelling to Lough Derg on Tuesday June 30th 2015 to Thursday July 2nd 2015. Contact  on 068 21707.

RECOVERY HAVEN is delighted to announce its Annual Celebration of light. The dates and venues for Celebration of Light are as follows: Friday June 26th at 7.45pm (candles lit at 8pm) – Abbeyfeale, Ballybunion, Banna, Tarbert, Fenit.

DEATH has occurred of Nancy Enright (née Cronin) Tieraclea, Tarbert and formerly of Leitrim West on 17th June, 2015 wife of the late Jimmy Enright. Survived by her son Michael, daughters Kathleen, Patricia, Anne and Mary, sisters Mary and Kathleen, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Nancy Enright at Tarbert Church on Friday 19th, followed by burial at Kilnaughtin Cemetery.

ANNNIVERSARIES: Michael O Sullivan, Brendan Shanahan, Jim Cogan, Con Greaney, Mary Dunne, Mary Nolan, Mary Shanahan, John Culhane, Dan Flavin, Hannah Buckley, Eileen Kennelly, Bridie Long, Jeremiah O Connor, Bess Horgan. Mass on Tues. 23rd at Knockanure 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan. Mass on Wed. 24th at 7.30pm for          Tom Managher. Mass on Sat. 27th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Tom Kennelly.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil, John Corbett. 11am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure 10am, Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy
Collectors for month of July: Vigil , Kay O’Hanlon & Mary Kearney
11am, Eileen Cronin & Patricia Galvin and Knockanure 10am   Ann Mulvihill.

RALLY FOR LIFE: in Dublin on July 4th. Bus transport available from Tralee. To book a place please phone 085 142 2512.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS are hosting an  Open Public meeting to celebrate 60yrs of AA in Kerry on Sunday 28th June at 2.30pm in Listowel Arms Hotel.  Refreshments will be served after meeting.

GRAVEYARD Mass in Listowel St Michael’s Cemetery on June 30th at 8pm and Mass in John Paul Cemetery on July 1st also at 8pm.

CEMETARY MASSES: Lisselton Cemetery  on Monday June 22nd at 8pm.  Gale Cemetery Thursday 25th June 8pm.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped off from 6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre.

HEALING SERVICE AT THE WELL Lixnaw, on June 28th at 3pm. This service will consist of (1) The Liturgy of the Word (2) Anointing with the Holy Oils (3) and a Special Blessing for Carers.

EVENTS: Two weeks of swimming and water safety classes in Glin starting, Sunday July 5th and  Monday August 3rd Register on the day at 9am at the pier. Contact Iosla 087 120 9965;  Killarney Festival of Food and Music and Horse and Pony Racing in Tralee on 27th and 28th of June. Moorepark Open Day July 1st; West Limerick Singing Club at 9.30pm in the Ramble Inn; International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance at UL from 22 June to 3rd July 2015; Carer of the Year Award, closing date for entries 31 Aug. 2015, details from 01 642 4600.

HISTORY SOCIETY Tarbert,  Dublin Tour takes place on Saturday 18th July – Details at the Bridewell, Tarbert.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE will take place in the Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge on Saturday/Sunday, June 27th/28th.

SYMPATHY to friends and relatives of The six students, Ashley Donohoe (22) and Irish students Olivia Burke, Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Schuster( has Listowel relations), Lorcan Miller and Eimear Walsh (all 21), had been celebrating the 21st birthday of their friend Aoife Beary,( has Listowel relations) at an apartment in downtown Berkeley late on 15 June 2015, when the fourth-storey balcony , collapsed to the street below.

HEALTH: Diabetes Public Information Evening will be held on Thursday June 25th at 7.30pm in Fels Point Hotel, Tralee.  All are welcome.

TRIP: An outing to Mount Trenchard and Foynes led by Tom Donovan will take place on Sunday 28th June.  Meet at Parish Church, Loughill, Co. Limerick at 2.30pm.  All are welcome.

NOVENA to Our lady of Perpetual  Help was held in Limerick last week, thousands attended the nine day event, with ten sessions per day. This is the 150th anniversary of the rediscovering of the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual help. It was easy to access the event , by bus as the stop is only yards from the church.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 25th, Jim McCann’s Songs and Rare Gems. Friday 26th After Sarah Miles, a play by Michael Hilliard Mulcahy. Sat. 27th , Conal Gallen- Laugh and a half, comedy, details from 068 22566.

PLANS – When ours are interrupted, His are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always (including those minutes or hours or years which seem most useless or wasted or unendurable) “toward the goal of true maturity” (Rom 12:2 JBP).Elisabeth Elliot

LIFESKILLS PROGRAMME:  Come and join us as a First Step to Boost Your Confidence. Self Confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned & built on. Working on your self-confidence is well worth the effort!   West Limerick Resources is offering four short practical workshops to find your confident self in 1. Healthy Eating & Nutrition, 2. Personal Care & Grooming, 3. Presentation of Self—First Impression and 4. Communication & Confidence in the Newcastle West Family & Community Hub each Thursday from June 25 – July 16 from 10am—1pm.  Free of Charge and open to those in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment. Contact: Adrienne on 087 2773294 or call to the WLR office

BIG TODDLE FOR BARNARDOS: Toddlers in Abbeyfeale are getting ready for the Annual Big Toddle for Barnardos will take place in the Town Park Abbeyfeale on Tuesday, June 23 from 11am to 12.30pm weather permitting, followed by Teddy bear picnic.

GATHER BY THE FEALE SOAPBOX DERBY:  The 1st annual Soapbox Derby will take place down Abbeyfeale Hill on Saturday, July 18 from 2-6pm next during Gather by the Feale.  It will be followed by entertainment in the Festival Marquee in the Grove with No Direction, Sound as a Pound and Limerick band Hermitage Green.  Entries are now being accepted for the Derby

OPENING OF REFLECTIVE SPACE IN ABBEYFEALE:  The community is invited to the opening of Light on Stone Reflective Space in the Town Park on Wednesday June 24 at 7pm. The project has been a collaboration between the Glorach Theatre and Abbeyfeale Community Leisure Town Park.

CAMP: Listowel Family Resource Centre are hosting their annual summer camp with a wide variety of activities for the younger members of the local community.  The camp runs from Monday 6th July to Wednesday 19th August, from 9.30pm-1.30pm daily. Activities will include: arts/crafts. computers, games, cookery and much more besides.   For further details, contact Pat Lyons on (068) 23584.

FARMERS: Most of our First Cut silage is now completed. All are wondering about what happened to Global Warming. The Scottish Farmer; Publishing in Scotland Since 1893, reports the following, Considering how much total farm income has dropped – which could be around 25 to 30% in almost every sector – then we are in difficulty. Compound that with the horrendous cold, wet conditions on the west side of this little country over the past six weeks, then there is little wonder discussions round farm kitchen tables and offices are being held, in order to find ways of surviving this unexpected downturn in TFI, which is wiping out any hope of covering costs, let alone leave any margin!

SECRET police files detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising have been made available to the public for the first time, see link below.

HEALTH: Hand Sanitizer
This is also true of a number of cosmetic ingredients — for example, chemicals used in nail polish. The EU banned a plasticizer called dibutyl phthalate from nail polish due to concerns over potential endocrine-disrupting and other adverse health effects in 2004, while the FDA has not issued a regulation on its use, DBP is now found in fewer nail cosmetics sold in the U.S. Use of lead-based interior paints was banned in France, Belgium and Austria in 1909. Much of Europe followed suit before 1940. It took the U.S. until 1978 .

The FDA has asked Pfizer to stop manufacturing the arsenic-containing drug, Roxarsone, that was found in the livers of nearly half of all chicken tested. According to the Wall Street Journal.

BATTLE: Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815. The bicentennial marking the decisive clash between Napoleon’s forces and a combined army of British and Prussians.
Muiris O’Shea of Knockanure and Waterloo fame wrote of his exploits when he emigrated to Canada after the Famine of 1847.   Four of his six children died on the voyage over  but that he lived to be a ripe old age in Canada.

TRIP: Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society will have a full day outing to Cobh and Spike Island on Sunday 28th. June 2015 leaving Limerick city at 8.00am.  This should prove to be a most memorable visit which will give us an opportunity to view one of the world’s largest cruise liner ‘The Royal Princess’ which is 19 decks high and will be berthed in Cobh that day and will depart at 6pm.  The visit will include Cobh’s famous Cathedral St. Colman’s, the Titanic Memorial, Lusitania Victims burial plot, Jack Doyle the Gorgeous Gael’s grave.  We will also visit Spike Island with a viewing of the home of ‘Little Nellie of Holy God’.  The trip includes guided tours throughout.  Contact Pat O’Donovan PRO 087 9977340.

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