Knockanure Notes – 22nd August, 2010

VINTAGE Day was held in Knockanure on Sunday last, the Village was looking well on the day with flowers at Goulding’s Corner, at the Grotto and several houses having flower boxes and flower beds. The local Tidy Towns Group has been working now for over a dozen years. The day was perfect for the vintage just now and again a little light rain, acres of exhibits were on display, supporters came not alone from all the local counties, some travelled from England a few from America. All the usual stands had their display of items lovingly restored. One exhibit was making butter from cartons of cream and another producing from a few long rushes and a small stone a baby’s rattler, a beautiful ornament. Special mention to the young lads who a miniature farm display complete with soil and fully equipped. Several competed in the children’s sports, a tradition in Knockanure for countless generations. Great credit to the organisers, sponsors and patrons for a job well done. NEW Warning lights have recently been erected at the local National School, the grounds are in great shape. Artwork is painted on the inside of the perimeter wall, in full view from the school grounds, but hidden from passing motorists. COMPREHENSIVE in Tarbert reopens on a phased basis from Friday August 27th, fully open on Wed. Sept. 1st. SEANCHAI: Presents Summer Entertainment at Listowel Castle, Thursday 26th Children’s Drama with Tegolin Tales, Show Starts at 11.30am on Thursday. ST JOHN’S: Wed. 25th An Evening with Andy Irvine; Thursday 26th, an American Civil War story called Three Feathers and a Butterfly; Fri. 27th Choke Comedy Group and on Saturday 28th opening of photographs of Dillon Boyer, details from 068 22566. SIAMSA Presents Oilean on Aug. 31st at 6.30pm, details from 066 712 3055. CONCERT: Listowel RFC and Kerry Parents and Friends Wish Concert (featuring The Dursley Male Choir & our own Colm “Stride” O’Brien) at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion on Friday 3rd September. TOASTMASTERS Club re-opens on Wednesday, September 1 with a free meeting at the Desmond Complex, NCW from 8.30 – 10.30pm. Come and watch members from all walks of life and aged between 18 and 80 practice speaking in public. You must be a member before you speak at a meeting so feel free to come along, sit back and relax in the knowledge that you are there to enjoy yourself. Everyone is welcome, for further information contact Donnacha on 086 8494505. ELVIS: Emerald Elvis was at St John’s Listowel on Mon Aug. 15th 2010, it was a great night, as Michael Jackson impersonator was unable to attend, Mark Leen entertained to crows with a great many of Elvis songs. Elvis recorded 698 songs an American who was on his way to Glengarriffe happened to attend the show, remarked, it gave him a greater appreciation of the King. The audience ranged from 10 to 90 and all were well pleased HERITAGE Week with 1,000 events continues to 29th Aug. `10, list of special offers and events at the library or ring 1850 200 878. NIGHT Vigil at Knock on Sept. 3rd, details from 068 31232. Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday Sept. 12th. Coach leaving Tralee at 7.30am. Contact 066 7180123. MARRIAGE Bureau at Knock, Co. Mayo. Phone 094 -9375960 or visit . SKELLIGS Pilgrimage On Saturday, September 18th starting at 9am in Portmagee church with adoration, rosary, Divine Mercy, Holy Souls Chaplets, Mass on the island, Contact Jacqueline on 087 2890523. HOLY Land Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage led by Bishop Bill Murphy from October 13th – 22nd 2010. A few seats have become available due to cancellations. Further details are available from Janice O’Sullivan, 064 77 58219 . CONGRATULATIONS to Sheila Kennelly who recently won a tidy sum in the Lotto and to Anne Finucane who won a TV at Holly’s Shop in Moyvane last week. STROKE Suport Group next meeting on Thursday, August 26th at 7.30pm in Meadowlands Hotel. There will be an input from a HSE Physiotherapist. The meeting will also elect a committee for the coming year, All welcome. EVENTS: Climb Corran Tuathail on Aug 28th for Milford Hospice. Volunteer wanted details from 087 9691415; Kerryhead Triathlon is on Sat Aug. 28th; Racing at Galway from 28th to 30th of August; Listowel Rugby Club celebrating their 110th Anniversary on 3rd, 4th and 5th of September 2010; The annual Beal na mBlath Commemoration was on Sunday, August 22; AGM of Athea Community First Responders Group on Sept. 3rd from 7.30pm to 9pm; Dingle Half and Full Marathon on Sept. 4th; Regional Health Day at Perys Hotel, Limerick on Wednesday September 8, contact 069 84069; 100 birthday of Mother Theresa, the American government are to issue a 44 cent stamp in her honour; Members of local groups were invited to Rose of Tralee Tea Dance in the KYDS Hall, Denny St., Tralee on Monday, August 23 from 3 to 5 p.m; Templeglantine Heritage Week; This comprises a Photographic display and various exhibits including reconstructed ancient Cist grave and recital of local traditional music and song. Venue: Halla Inse Bhan, Templeglantine on Friday Aug. 27th at 8pm; Walk Or Cycle The Great Southern Railway Line on Sunday 29 from 3.00 to 6.00pm , Concludes with tour of Barnagh tunnel. Assemble at the Old Station House Bishop Court, Newcastle West Town Centre ; Our Lady of Fatima Annual Pilgrimage to Holy Cross on Sunday, August 29, further details at 064 6631405. or 087/2533714; 2010; Rose of Tralee Contestants were at the Lanterns on Friday August 20th; FULL Moon on August 24th, Weather lovely and growthy, plenty mist and rain and a little sunshine. Blackberries are now ripe, some trees and hedges are beginning to show their autumn leaves. Big crop of haws and sloes on the way this year. ESO’s Very Large Telescope, European astronomers have for the first time demonstrated that a magnetar, an unusual type of neutron star was formed from a star with at least 40 times as much mass as the Sun. CANCER: Ms Schonberger an adviser on hereditary breast cancer says 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer is inherited. “Ninety to 95 percent the result of the interaction of mostly unknown environmental factors and the specific individual make-up of the woman.” TRADE: The Trade Justice Group has been campaigning for the past seven years against the EU’s unfair trade deals known as Economic Partnership Agreements. SEAI’s Renewable Energy Information Office in association with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), are hosting the eighth, See The Light Conference on Thursday, 9th September, at Croke Park, Dublin; PLANS are being made to upgrade One million residential, public and commercial buildings in Ireland by 2020. ANGRY New Zealand cyclist took video of dangerous driving by motorists and handed them to a local TV Station and police. CONGRATULATIONS to the Goulding Family Ballyduff on their Hereford cow winning Female Champion at Tullamore Show recently. WATCH out for the biography of Thady O Gorman Kerry’s first All Ireland winning captain 1903, in the Kerryman shortly, he had close relations in Knockanure. NICE to see the children’s artwork promoting rubbish reduction, in shop windows in Moyvane. HELP Group; Dyslexia and Dyspraxia parent support group meet on First Friday of the month in Listowel, details from 068 23584. BITS From Kerryman of August 6th 1960; Primary Cert is a revealing test; 5,000 blocks a day made in Ardfert. Death took place of Patrick Trant of Behins. New York Queen of Kerry picked as hostess of Puck Fair, she came 3,000 miles. Mass XRay to visit Kerry. Kerry and Galway to meet in All Ireland Semi-Final on Sunday. Killarney reservoir is leaking 270.000 gallons per day. Robert Emmet went to France in 1800 looking for help from Napoleon. July rain heaviest for 50 years caused havoc to hay crops. Welcome sunshine came after rain. Ballybunion pipers were at Ballyheigue Feis. Tarbert Carnival Queen was Josephine O Dowd. Moyvane Notes 90% of hay saved, a few have turf out of the bog, (bogs wet). Potatoes good, some black ones. Oats still green, but standing up well to the weather. Peg and Ita Collins of Glin Road home on holidays from Detroit. Donie Buckley came home to visit his mother Mrs Michael Buckley of Moyvane. Miss Kathleen Stack home to visit Mr and Mrs Tom Stack of Gortdromosillihy. Miss Mary Graham of New York made a visit to Mrs J Culhane of Moyvane. Kerryman of August 13th 1960. Globe trotter Michael Carroll came home after 25 years to visit his mother at O Connell’s Avenue, Listowel. Tom James also of Connell’s Avenue was home. Miss Catherine Brown of Boston visits Mr & Mrs James Moriarty of Leitrim Middle. Bryan McMahon and J. B. Keane had plays at Dublin International Theatre Festival. Soldiers preparing to leave for the Congo among them was Jerry Enright from Tarbert. Free chest x-ray in Ballylongford on August 15th, the unit to visit Moyvane on Thursday 18th Aug. 1960.Dan Ahern and Michael Murphy were at Moyvane sports. Among the prize-winners at Ballymcelligott Sports were Maurice Connell, Dick Sheehan and S Guiney all of Moyvane. Biggest Pig Fair yet.. Kerryman Aug. 13th 1960 Accordion Band played at Listowel Town League, musicians included, Bunny Dalton, Matt Kennelly, , Jack Larkin, Tim Sullivan, Maurice Sheehan, Sean Cahill and Timmy Brosnan. HELP: New legislation addresses minerals used in cell phones and laptops that fund conflict in Congo. China’s Gansu province had a deadly landslide, assistance needed for flood victims in Pakistan. WILDLIFE Project exhibition at Listowel Library is great for anyone who has and interest in birds, fish and flies, a fine selection of photographs and descriptions of each are on view. HORIZONS on Radio Kerry, every Sunday morning at 9 o’clock on August 29th with Fr. Dan Ahern on Finding Fiji . HOLY Ghost Fathers will preach at all masses in the Parish on weekend of 28th and 29th of Aug. The Congregation of the Holy Spirit is celebration their 150th anniversary in Ireland. Their magazine for Aug./ Sept carries a long article on Haiti and the devastation caused by the earthquake. NEWMAN: John Henry Newman born 1801; Ordained in Church of England 1824; Leads group for reform of Anglican Church in 1833; Joined the Catholic Church in 1845; Launches Catholic University in Ireland 1852 ; Made a Cardinal in 1879 and died August 11th 1890. ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm. WHEN you slight this or that person, though gracious; that is, look over them, and shun them for their poverty in this world, and choose rather to have converse with others, that possibly are less gracious, because of their greatness in this world, you deal with the sin of pride, says John Bunyan. ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy O Callaghan, Ethne Strong, Paddy Barry, Mary Olive Relihan, Jim Stack, Bridie O Connor, Fr. James Leahy, Joan O Grady, Sr. Agatha Stack, Michael Kennelly, John Canty, Edward Joe Nash, Liz O Connor, Denis O Sullivan, Peggy McElligott, William J Hudson, Diarmuid Brandon, Dan Ahern, Mass on Tues 24th at 8.00pm for Bridie McCarthy & the deceased members of the McCarthy Family; Mass on Sat. 28th at 8.00pm for Liam Lynch & the deceased members of the Byrne & Lynch Families; Sunday 29th Mass in Knockanure at 10am for Dick, Peg, and John Sheahan; Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 29th at 11.00am for Danny Walsh . MEJOGORJE Prayer meeting took place on Monday 23rd August at 8pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall. There will be no meeting for the month of September. VOLUNTEER: Viatores Christi has aimed since 1960, to respond to needs overseas and at home by giving people an opportunity to share their lives and skills with those in need. People from all backgrounds take part , details from [email protected] or Tel. 01-8689986 READERS, Vigil Elaine Hudson ;11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 29th August Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald The Dominicans are offering a full study programme, accredited up to BTh level, designed especially for lay people who may have no previous academic experience but who wish to learn more about their faith. Contact us at The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24 Tel. 01 4048124 [email protected]