Knockanure Notes – 22nd April, 2012

FITNESS: Buggy Fitness Classes for Mums and Babies/Toddlers continues every Thursday in Listowel Town Park at 12 Midday, If wet class will be held indoors in the Community Centre. Contact Maggie on 087 9866533. New mums welcome. Aerobic and Body Conditioning Classes continue every Wednesday in Knockanure Community Centre at 8pm. Don’t miss outo on this opportunity to get healthy. Ring Maggie on 087 9866533. All levels Welcome.

ST  PIO  Prayer Meeting will take place on Thursday 26th April  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

EVENTS: Kerry Choral Union will perform at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on 29th April at 8pm; Limerick/ Kerry Charity Cycle  begins in Athea on Sunday 29th April; Walk by the windmill is also in Athea on 29th April details from 087 6172 436; A one day Conference on Autism at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Sat. 28th April, details from 066 719 8832; Tai Chi workshop at Listowel Library on Fri. May 4th at 11am; Sunday, April 22nd was the 42nd observance of Earth Day More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world;

ST JOHN’S: Wed, 25th Sunday morning Coming Down written by Mick Donnellan; Thursday 26th An Evening with Juliet Turner, Fri. 27th , a selection of music presented by Listowel Community College; Exhibition of paintings this month is by Catriona Moran, her mother Margaret is from Knockanure,  more details from 068 22566.

GLORACH Theatre Abbeyfeale, a comedy,  Anyone Could Rob a Bank by Tom Coffey, will take place at the Glórach Theatre, performances on April  27th and 29th.

SIAMSA:  An American in Paris will be screened at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, May 3rd at 2pm for the active retired. Tralee Musical Society present,  Aida featuring Elton John’s  rock-pop-gospel score, directed by Oliver Hurley from April 25th to 29th.  For  more contact 066 7123055.

VOLUNTEER Abroad information day,  To book a place please contact Doireann on 01-4783490.

BEST Wishes  to Donie Lyons of Drumreask who recently celebrated his 70th Birthday .

SET CEÍLÍ  at Clounmacon Community Centre on Friday 27th April at 9.30pm. Music by: Donie Nolan everyone welcome.

POETRY: Eigse Michael Hartnett, which takes place in Newcastle West, from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th April.  President Michael D Higgins, who will deliver the formal address on opening night at The Courtney Lodge Hotel.

FLEADH: The 18th Annual Fleadh by the Feale which will be held in Abbeyfeale from Thursday, May 3rd to Monday 7th.

CONGRATULATIONS to Joseph Stokes a native of Knockanure who has been appointed head of mechanical engineering at DCU.

GAA: Paddy Kennelly recently played with the winning Meath Minors who beat Longford, Paddy is son of Stan and cousin of Tadhg Kennelly and Paddy Curtin.

BEST Wishes to the local U12 girls team who won the North Kerry Division 3 League recently.

FUNDRAISER: Moyvane Girls Football are collecting  shoes, textiles, curtains, (no duvets/pillows), but everything else. Old mobile phones also accepted. Collection date is Thursday 17th May, anytime until 4pm at the Community Centre, Moyvane.

Moyvane /Knockanure U15s Community Games Badminton Team are going to the All Ireland Final in Athlone on Sat. may 26th and are looking for your support.

ICA: Many thanks to all who contributed to the daffodil collection of E1,575.  Rosary will be recited each Tuesday evening for the month of May at the Grotto, Moyvane at 7.45pm. Everyone is welcome.

WINNER of this years Jack Goulding  Memorial Shield at Castleisland mart was the Harty Family.

WEATHER is causing hardship to both man and beast, many have cattle indoors again and dairy cattle prices have dropped. Swallows were flying over Listowel on Wednesday last and were seen in Knockanure on Thursday.

GREENWAYS Report on Local Railway walk:

AGM of Listowel Cancer Support Group will take place on Wednesday 16th May at 8pm. in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel.

ANAM CARA  Bereavement Talk at St John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee.  On Wednesday, 25th April 2012, at 7.30pm.  the guest speaker for the evening is Brid Carroll, her talk will cover “Coping with loss after the death of your Child”.

1861 CENSUS: Tarbert natives in England 1861 Census. Michael Hennessy born 1823, in Alderney, CI; Mary Booth b 1831in Hampton shire; Ann Coffey b 1833, spouse Pat Coffey in Devon; Kate Finucane ,b 1833 in Devon; Robert l Kennedy b 1834 in Hampshire; Mary Lynch b 1823 lived in Surrey; Mary Madigan b 1821, spouse Dan Madigan in Lancashire; Edward McEwin b 1839 Royal Navy; Margaret Minham b 1825 , spouse George Minham in Hampshire; Richard O Connell b 1843 Tarbert, Clare in Royal Navy; Mary  Paris b 1850 in Essex; Mary Ann Paris b1837 spouse John Paris in Essex; Bridget Westrop b 1794, residence Bedfordshire.

Passport USA: Arthur Harley Marshall Clergyman born Tarbert 22nd Sept. 1879 son of Arthur Marshall left Queenstown 1899, wife Ida Alice Marshall born Ohio 1880. They lived at Galveston, Texas; Tom Leahy, born 15th Aug. 1883 at Ballydonoghue, Tarbert, date passport issued 10th May 1913, extension 6 months;

DRAFT Cards USA: Tarbert natives on the 1942 Draft include, Henry J Anthony, Peter Bennett, Tim J Buckley, Wm Butler, Pat J Collins, Kieran Coolahan, Tom F Dunne, Denis Egan, Pat Enright, Ed J Fitzmaurice, Joe F Healy, Dan Keane, Ml Lavery, R J Mangan, Pat E McElligott, Joe P O Connell, Ml O Connor, Pat J O Connor, Pat O Connor, Dan PO Connor, Tim J O Connor, A F Tanner and Ml J Wren.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Listowel Annual 40-Hour Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, 27th April, with Mass and will end with the 11.00am Mass on Sunday, April 29th. The   Friars   of   Moyross will attend from Friday 27th April to Sunday 29th April.  Adoration for vocations will be held at the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney on 29th April at 5pm.

CONFIRMATION Ceremony was performed by Canon O Connor in Moyvane Church on April 19th. Congratulations to all involved. It was a memorable day, after all the preparations, all can now relax and be glad. Thanks to Fr Lucid, Parents Teachers, preparation team and choir. 5th and 6th Class from Knockanure Scoil Chorp Chriost who received their Confirmation, Maedbh and Tadhg McEvoy, Marie Kennelly, Christopher Keane, Lauren O Sullivan Mahony, Amanda O Connor, Grace McElligott, Cian Rogan, Adam and Evan Flavin, Conor Horgan, Eric Barry. May the Holy Spirit guide  and bless you always.

LOURDES: Limericks Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes  takes place every year from June 21st to June 26th, with direct flights from Shannon airport.

DEATH took place on April 14th 2012 0f Birdie Liston of  Pound Cross, Loughill.   Birdie is survived by   brothers Danny and Michael in Moyvane. Requiem Mass for Birdie Liston was celebrated in Loughill Church by Fr O Leary PP, on April 16th. Birdie Liston was laid to rest in Loughill Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Kathleen Reidy (nee Coffey) of Upper Athea and late of Muckross, Killarney
Kathleen is survived by sons TJ, Stephen, daughters Catherine, Margaret, Sharon, Alex, brothers Raymond, Dano, Maurice, sister Peggy. Following Requiem Mass at St Bartholomew’s Church, Athea  on Thursday 19th April 2012, Kathleen Reidy was laid to rest in  Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH occurred on April 17th 2012 of Davi Dillon, Shronebeirne, Kilmorna. Davie aged 89 years is survived by his brother Tom and was predeceased by his sisters Kate and Nell and his brother Mick who  died in 2002. Following Requiem Mass at St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh on April 19th Davie Dillon was laid to rest in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh. His father was Jack Dillon and his mother was Relihan of Kilcara, she died when Davie was  a young lad.

DEATH occurred of Jule Lane nee O Brien of Rea, Kilmorna and late of Purt, she would have reached her 100th birthday in 6 weeks time. Jule was predeceased by her husband Dan Lane who was a native of Brosna and is survived by her sons, Denis, Tady, Edward and Dan, and daughter Bridie O Connor. Requiem Mass for Jule Lane was celebrated in Duagh Church by Fr Moore and Fr McMahon, she was laid to rest in Springmount Cemetery Duagh.

DEATH took place on 19th April 2012 of Richard Stack of Clounbrean, Moyvane. Richard is survived by his wife Hannah, son Richard and daughters Anne, Patricia and Margaret. His siblings Mike, Tim, Han, Theresa and Mary survive him. Richard was predeceased by siblings, Pat died 2008, John, Jim, Bridie and Nora who died over a year ago.Richard born1929 was son of Paddy and Margaret Stack of Moyvane. Richard Went to England and married Hanna Flaherty in 1953, they came back to Ireland in 1981. Requiem Mass for Richard Stack was celebrated in Moyvane Church by Fr Lucid on 22nd of April 2012, several family members took part in the ceremony. The Mulvihill Family sang the hymns; Kieran Flavin, D Healy and Tim Flaherty played tunes both at the church and graveside. Cousin Joan Cronin sang a lovely farewell song as the remains were leaving the church.

DEATH took place on April 14th 2012 in Newbridge of Lily O Connor aged 86 years, wife of the late Mike O Connor a native of Gortdromagowna. They are survived by their only son Pat O Connor who spent his holidays in Knockanure in his youth. Lily was laid to rest in Rathfarnhan Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannah Connell, John Joe Moloney, Richard Tobin, Kitty Moore, Nora Kelly, Kit O mahony, Michael O Connor; Mass on Wed. 25th at 7.30pm for Tom, Ellen & Jack Sheehan ; Mass on Fri. 27th at 7.30pm  for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody; Mass on  
Sat. 28th at 7.30pm for Michael Mulvihill; Mass on
Sun. 29th  at  in Knockanure at 10.00am for Dick Stack, Months Mind and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Gerard McEnery.

MEETING: The Liturgy Group/P.P.C. will meet in the Presbytery on Thursday 26th at 8pm.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett; 11.00am, Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure Sunday 29th April Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

COLLECTORS for May; Vigil, Ita O’Connell & Eddie Flaherty
11.00am Julia Stack & John Hanrahan; Knockanure 10.00am Jeremiah Kennelly .

THOUGHT: “If we believe that tomorrow will be better,
we can bear a hardship today.” Thich Nhat Hank