Knockanure Notes – 22nd January, 2012

SAINT PIO Prayer meeting will take place on Thursday 26th January  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction, mitten of Padre Pio will be at the Prayer Meeting.

THANKS: The Senior Citizens Committee would like to thank everyone who made our Christmas party so enjoyable. The Newtownsandes Co-Op for sponsorship of the Band and the Development Committee for the wine and all the local Business people who gave spot Prizes. We would also like to thank those who provided entertainment on the day. We wish you all a happy and healthy New Year.

A Special Word of Thanks to those who helped with the Christmas Tree and Crib: Mike Walsh, Tom O’Connor, Jacqueline Stackpoole, Tom Walsh, Mary Kennelly, Bridgette Hogan, Mary Mulvihill, John Corbett and Eileen Roche.

A.G.M. of the Liturgy – Parish Pastoral Council will be held in the Marian Hall on February 8th at 8pm.

Moyvane Ladies Football Club would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to their collection last weekend.

ALARMS: Senior Citizens & Community Alert: It has come to our attention that Grant Funding for Telecare Alarms may be available to us. Any Senior Citizen interested in having an alarm installed, please contact Maurice O’Connell on 49369 or Kay O’Hanlon on 49488 as soon as possible. So we can submit names or numbers of those who wish to avail of this Service.

MACRA; It’s not just for farmers! It’s for any young person looking to try something different & meet new people. Macra is looking to revive a club in the North Kerry area and are having their 1st meeting in Molly’s Pub, Moyvane on Friday night January 27th @ 9pm. For more information please contact Kevin Leahy, County Chairperson 087 7837447.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 24th – Fri 27th  Kids Want To Drum. Kieran Gallagher of Kada Kaboom Arts presents an outreach series of Drumming/Percussion/Music appreciation workshops for 10 local schools; Wed 25th Sarah Savoy And The Francadians, A  four-piece Cajun dance band from Louisiana playing Country & Bluegrass on Fiddle, Base, Guitar, Button Accordion, Washboard and Saxaphone; Thurs 26th , Shortcut To Hallelujah , A hysterical drama set during the run up to the Mayo/Kerry All-Ireland Football Final, The play was written by Mick Donnellan and is presented by Truman Town Theatre, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. Sat 28th, Many Young Men Of Twenty John B Keane’s classic play on poverty, love and emigration in Ireland in the 1950’s.  Presented by Feohanagh/Castlemahon Players, Limerick, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Oliver runs from 25th to 28th Jan. details from 066 712 3055.

PTAA: North Kerry Pioneers are holding their annual dinner dance at the Golf Hotel Ballybunion on Friday 10th February at 8pm. Music by Dave Lawlor. Tickets available from all committee members including Marie Mc Enery 087 6492080, Bobby Johnson 087 2950260, Mary Heaphy 066 7132529, Mary Kearney 087 9444798 or Annemarie Tydings 087 9613865. Anyone who is due a silver or gold pin please contact Marie Mc Enery 087 6492080 or Bobby Johnson 087 2950260 to order and these will be presented on the night.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 20th Jan. 2012 Jackpot E1,900, numbers drawn were 1-21-28 and 31, No Winner. Lucky Dips went to the following;  Ellen Sleamon; Mattie Dillon c/o Listowel Agri; Michael Lynch, Abbeyfeale; Ann McGrath, Glin; Margaret Geraghty, Listowel; Bill White, c/o John Barry; Bar Prize won by Gerard Greaney; This weeks Jackpot E2,000.

EVENTS; Listowel Community College.  Enrolment for night classes at the school Effective everyday, writing, Tiling, Car maintenance, Yoga, Pilates, Local History, Irish, Art, Computers basic and Intermediate: High Society, film for retired will be screened at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, February 1st at 2pm;
Kerry Adolescent Counseling Service is starting a Bereavement Support Group for young people, commencing on Friday, January 27th from 3.30pm to 5pm, age 15yrs to 25yrs,  contact 066 7181333; Racing in Limerick on 25th Jan;  Ardfert Retreat Centre, Wednesday 1st February from 8 to 9.30pm. Consecrated Religious Life an invitation to celebrate religious life through ritual and prayer. Address by Bishop Bill Murphy and House Team; Reflect on the legacy of John Moriarty – poet, mystic and storyteller.  This is taking place at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday the 7th of February from 8 to 10pm, facilitated by Mick Joyce; Talk on children’s grief will be held in NCW on Jan. 30th, details from 069 79113; Card Drive at Frank Sheehy Park every Wed. Night; Bingo in Moyvane every Thursday night; North Kerry Senior Scor competition will be held in Asdee on Sat. Jan. 28th at 7pm; Catholic Schools Week runs from 29th Jan. to 4th Feb.; Walk in aid of Cheshire Home from Barnagh to NCW on Sunday Jan. 29th start 10am, details from 069 83100, or [email protected] ; Spike Players, Knocknagoshel will stage a 3 act  comedy, ‘Wigs on the Green’  in the Community Centre Knocknagoshel on January,  27, 28, and 29 and February 4 and5 next at 8pm,  Contact 087 1801118;
West Limerick Resources will be offering a training programme to community groups  to develop their own website, contact Suzanne on 069 79114; Lixnaw Irish Music festival is on 4th and 5th of Feb. details from 066 7132 462; Kerry Association London next meeting on Jan 25th at the Kingdom Bar, Kilburn High Road; Closing date for entries for Writers Week is march 2nd; Trip to Man Utd at Easter, details from 087 689 7712;

CAO closing date Feb. 1st 2012. Maths at primary school info at

WRITING: Over 200 pages of creative writing by students from Kerry Education Service Schools is between the cover of O Mo Peann Fein, it is well worth a browse, Gabriel Fitzmaurice was writer in Residence at Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai. Students from Listowel who contributed include, Megan Fealey, Celine Leahy, Jonathan Casey, Hattie Du Praz, Gavin Stack Emma Ryan and Jack barrett.

SEPTIC Tanks, water meter, household tax and preservation of bogs can be considered as the governments, more jobs programme.

ATHEA Journal 2011, number 23 contains as usual many articles of interest to the wider community outside Athea. Dr Kieran Murphy talks about the HSE and the cut that does not bleed, among his remarks, he observes patients being carried around in ambulances for treatment miles from their homes, one improvement is the reduction of deaths from Heart attacks are down from 54% in the 70s to 36% at present, closure of respite units and new units not opened because of staff embargo. Tom Aherne writes about saving turf , Wrenboys and Music and Song from Mangan’s Glen. Anne Denihan writes about unusual family. Joe Quille has again composed a wide variety of Odds ad Ends, including rules for rearing delinquent children.  Extract from the Leader on the rededication of Athea Church in 1987. Athea Drama Group, GAA, Athea UTD, Athea Golf, Community Games and Comhaltas organisations are well covered.  Pat Brosnan recalls working in England and dancing in Derby in the 1950s. George Lanagan continues with his album and gives insight into the Lynch Family tree, Grorge also has poetry and pays tribute to fellow poet Paddy Faley who died Oct. 2011.Paddy is also remembered by Peg Prendeville. Raymond Fennelly writes All in a Game. North Kerry Reaching out Heritage Project is also highlighted. Tom Fitzgerald describes the Barnagh Tunnel finished in 1880. Pa Fitzgerald submits historic letters from 1856 . Domhnall de Barra , recalls a change of a lifetime, illustrated by many photos. More photos and stories from Patrick Fitzgerald on page 74. Dan Keane is also remembered, going strong at 92. David O Riordan recalls musicians and singers from the past. Extract from West Limerick Journal on servant boys and girls is also in included in the Athea Parish Journal.

IRISH: Almost 35 million people currently living in the US claim Irish ancestry, in 2010,  the numbers of Scotch-Irish are no longer available. They will be classed in “Other groups” category.”

RICK Santorum US Presidential Candidate; all of Santorum’s children are home-schooled by his wife Karen and the family is committed to holistic medical treatments, health food, and Christian-inspired learning.

ST ITA also known as the Brigid of Munster is associated with the parish of Kileedy and is one of the co-patrons of the diocese of Limerick. January 15th was her feast day. St Bridget feast Feb. 1st, Candlemas Day Feb. 2nd and St Blaise feast Feb. 3rd, he was martyred in  316AD.

THOUGHT: Robert Moore author believes that the Weakling and Tyrant shadows work in tandem with each other. It’s very rare that a man is ruled by one and not the other. Underneath every blustering Tyrant is a scared Weakling. And underneath every cowering Weakling is a Tyrant waiting to explode.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale on Tuesday and Friday 8am-10pm and on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6-8pm.  Listowel  on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

DEATH took place recently in Chicago of Jim Kennelly of Moneen, Lisselton, he is survived by siblings, Paddy at home and Eileen O Grady in Chicago and was predeceased by John in England, Mary B Dillon in Ballybunion and Sr. Anne Maria of the Presentation Convent in Lixnaw.

DEATH on 12th December 2011 of  Sr. Mary Kevin (Josephine) Enright of Holy Child Convent, Stable Lane, Off Harcourt Street (formerly of Tarbert, remembered by her Holy Child Sisters, her family, sisters Aquin and Rosalie (MSHR), Margaret (Buckley) and Breda (Cronin), brothers Jerry, Danny and Tommy, Sr. Enright was predeceased by her brothers Fr. Tim C.S.Sp. and Jimmy. Funeral Mass was celebrated on 14th December 2011 in the Carmelite Church, Whitefriar Street, followed by Burial in Deansgrange Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy Finucane, Dick Stack, Fr Pat Ahern Ballyline, Michael Mulvihill, Peggy Fitzgerald, Margaret Flaherty, Mary Dalton, Tim Guiney, Maureen Moran, Declan Lyons, Margaret Lynch, Cathal Kennelly, Nora Ita Hunt, Fr J Downey, Bridie McElligott, Helen Roche, Fr Michael Leen, Michael O Regan, Months Mind mass on Tues. 24th  at 7.30pm for Jack O’Brien; Mass on Thurs. 26th at 7.30pm  for Maureen Sheehy, Months Mind; Mass on Fri. 27th at 7.30pm for Jeremiah & Jenny O’Carroll; Mass on Sat. 28th at 7.30pm for Martin & Mary Mulvihill; Mass on Sun. 29th at 10.00am for Mary Enright and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Connie Shine.

MARK’S  Gospel as a Story of Hope, led by Fr.  Séamus O’Connell on Fri. Feb. 3rd, 7.30 pm to 9.15 pm and Sat. Feb 4th, 10 am to 1 pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd., Killarney, phone 064 66632644.

A meditation group will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday February 2nd  from 7.30-8.30pm. For further details contact on (068) 23584.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly; 11.00am Joe & Colin Enright; Knockanure Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

GOD: Whom do you seek? We seek God, Single young women attracted to the Dominican way of life are welcome to attend any of the following weekends in 2012. 10-12 February, 9-11 March, contact 041 9838524: [email protected]

Monastic Weekend: Next weekend 10th -12th February 2012 at the Carmelite Monastery, Delgany.