Knockanure Notes – 22nd June, 2008

COLLECTION Envelopes are now being distributed to all who want to contribute to the upkeep of the Parish.

ACCOMMODATION is being sought for Spanish Students, details from 087 2275 677.

Collection for Senior Citizens Group will be taken up this weekend.

GAA Subscriptions must be in before the end of the week.

LOUGH DERG bus leaves on July 1st and returns on the 3rd, details from 068 31232.

Bus to Knock on June 28th, leaves the Square at 7.45am, details from 068 21768.

BUS to Ballybunion from Listowel leaves the Square at 11am and 3.30pm every Tuesday, details and booking at 1890 528 528

CEMETERY Mass at John Paul11 Graveyard, Listowel is on Thursday July 3rd at 8.15pm, details from 068 21514. RATH Cemetery, Tralee Mass will take place on Wednesday, July 9th at 7.30pm.

DOON Ballybunion Mass will be held on July 4th at 8pm.

MEDJUGORJE 27th Anniversary; You are invited to Reconciliation, Rosary, Mass and Adoration at St. Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock Street on Tuesday, June 24th at 7.30pm. Sacrament of Confession available before Mass.

PRAYER Meeting Janice & Moss Carrick will hold a Prayer Meeting in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Sunday, June 29th at 3pm, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions also.

KNOCK Youth Festival from July 24th – 27th for 18-35 year olds. For more information contact 094 9388100 or check out

Bus to Knock on Monday, August 11th leaving Tralee at 7am for the visit of Sr. Briege McKenna. Contact: 7180123.

WALK in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital will take place on Sunday, July 13th from Brogue Inn at 11.30am. Sponsorship cards available from Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor on 7125146 or 087 9833075.

PEAK: 50 peaks all over Ireland will be climbed on July 12th `08 , proceeds in aid of Arthritis Ireland, one in a thousand children in this country have arthritis, details from 01 6618188.

SEABED Mapping information site was launched recently, details from

HEALTH: It is claimed that vigorous brushing of teeth is the most common cause of gum recession in adults. The Asthma Society claim that 470,000 people suffer from asthma in Ireland, more information from 1850 44 54 64.

HOSPITAL: Several of our friends were in hospital recently, a visit to Fatima Home would be appreciated by a lifelong supporter of all things Knockanure.

PILGRIMAGE retracing the early footsteps of St Paul takes place from May 24th to June 2nd 2009; Bishop Murphy will lead the walk from Antioch to Attaleia.

BEN Nevis Challenge in aid of various charities takes place from 3rd to 5th of October, details from 048 9043 9898.

BOG of Allen Nature Centre information is available at [email protected]

AGM of Taisce will be held at Dublin Castle on Saturday June 28th `08

MULVIHILL clan gather at the Lanterns from June 27th to 29th, details from [email protected]

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 26th Jack and the Beanstalk, presented by students from the Training Centre, Kerry Parents and Friends; Friday June 27th informal gathering of artists and audience; Saturday 28th International Dance Show, blending of dance from several nations, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA have National Folk Theatre Performances during June, July and August, details from 066 7127276.

TINTEAN: Sunday July 6th Farmers Market from 11am to 1pm; Friday July 11th Troubled Bachelors at 8pm; Brendan Grace July 20th; Shannon Star Stage School begins on July 15th, Film Showing every Monday at 3pm from July 7th; Mobile Cinema will visit on July 28th, details from 068 28003.

POETRY: Oxfam are inviting entries from poets to be included in their calendar, closing date July 15th `08 , details from

KGH : Night at the dogs organised by Friends of Kerry General Hospital takes place in Tralee on July 4th.

REFLECTIVE Therapy for over 65s will take place at Kerry Counseling Centre, D17 Edward Court, Edward Street on Wednesday nights, June 18th and 25th, and July 2nd from 7pm-9pm. Contact Colleen or Georgina at 7122931.

RACING: Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Racing will be held at Relihan’s Inch on June 29th;

ATHEA Motor Cycle Racing Club is holding their event on June 28th and 29th; Parade of old bikes will leave Athea for Moyvane and Knockanure on Friday June 27th at 7pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Newtown Athletic who finished their season with two home wins recently, they beat Shannon Wanderers and Kilflynn.

WEDDINGS: Karen Kennelly of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane and Ronan Farrell of Laurencetown were married in Moyvane Church on June 12th `08, Fr Lucid and Fr McBride performed the ceremony. Bridesmaids were Celine Kennelly and Miriam Ahern. Best man was Shane Farrelly, Connor Tracey was groomsman, Karen is daughter of Timmy Kennelly Annemarie McEnery .

The marriage took place recently in St Brendan’s Church Ardfert of Bridin Kissane of Ahalahanna, Moyvane and John Kearney of Ardfert. Fr. Crean Lynch and Fr. Lucid conducted the ceremony. Bridesmaids were Aine O Donoghue and Kathleen Lally, flower girl Ava Healy, best man Tim Kelliher and groomsman was Denis O Connell, pageboy was Micheal Kissane. The bride is daughter of Breda and John Kissane.

EVENTS: Clounmacon Annual outing is on Friday June 27th, details from 068 21773; Abbeyfeale outing to Galway, details from 068 31232 Motor Cycle enthusiasts are fundraising for St Luke’s Hospital in Tralee on June 28th; Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna runs from 27th to 29th of June; Walk in aid of Nano Nagle Summer Camp begins at the Marian Hall Moyvane on Sunday June 29th starting at 6.30pm, sponsorship cards are available from Moyvane ICA; GAA Summer Camp details ; Multi Sports Camp will be held at Tarbert Comprehensive School from 7th to 11th of July; Ballyloughran House Outdoor and Adventure Activity Camp details from 068 47222; , KDYS disco at Klub in Market Street Listowel on Thursday June 26th starting at 8.30pm; KDYS Camps details from 068 23744; Abbeyfeale Teen Camp details from 086 207 5060; Listowel Community Centre Camp details from 068 22244; The Shannonside No Name Club are traveling to Europe at the start of July; Clonmacnois Youth Festival runs from 14th to 17th August , details from 086 302 5442; Euro 2008 final ,Munster Football final and Irish Derby all on June 29th; Indoor Market will be held in Athea on June 29th from 2 to 5pm; Dance Research Forum International Conference will be held at ITTralee from June 26th to 29th, details from ; Teagasc 2030 International Conference will be held at Dublin Castle, they are hoping to create knowledge for the bio economy, attendance is by invitation only, at least they could have it on line for interested parties.

RESEARCH: According to the European Space Agency the Ozone hole has reduced by 30% in comparison to 2006 measurements; Research has shown that the larger and rounder the mothers hips are, the greater the chances of her daughter getting breast cancer.

COMPOSTING demonstration will be held at the Farmers Market in Listowel on Friday June 27th starting at 10am.

OIL: Passenger numbers at Heathrow between 1980 and 2003 grew by 65%. It is estimated that one hectare of willow could give the same energy as 4,500 litres of heating oil. We are seldom told that Oak Park research on willows came to a halt when the plants died due to disease.

TOURIST Office in Listowel has a wide variety of leaflets on local holiday adventures.

CYCLE the Ring of Kerry for charity, details from 087 220 9655.

ICA: Moyvane ICA will have an outing to Killarney on Tuesday July 22nd, details from Eileen Roche or Marie Walsh.

MUSIC: The Young Musical Friends of the Thomas Lyndon Foundation are holding musical workshops for primary school children in the Tarbert Comprehensive School on Saturday 28th June The tutors include Denise Wren, Tara Clifford, Aishling Enright, Rachel Clancy and Kate Curran. The workshops include percussion, singing, song writing, keyboards and jazz. No musical experience required for these workshops which will last for an hour and a half and will conclude with a short concert for parents of all the children involved. More information is available from Denise Wren at 087.2412712.

HISTORY: June 8th 1758 General James Woulfe landed at Kennington Cove Nova Scotia; June 1828 Commemoration in Dublin of the battle of Waterloo; June 16th 1938 Sr. Magdalene Kennelly, Sr. Kieran and Sr. Berchman Murphy were professed at Presentation Convent, Cork; The Community Council of St Isidore’s met on the 20th June 1798 for the last time, they began to function again in 1888, the French expelled students and priests of foreign birth from the Irish College; Our 1937 Constitution was passed on July 1st 1937 by 685,105 votes for, 526, 945 against;

B.R. Hydon went to Oxford on 18th June 1831 to see his son, who lived on bread and water, except when invited out. All his boys were brought up to think knowledge. virtue, and fame can only be got from, privations, he remarked that college life properly taken advantage of, is a delightful life; John Stevens gives information about the Battle of the Boyne and the Jacobite soldiers who on 28th June 1690 camped about three mile from Drogheda along cornfields, gardens and meadows, at midnight ammunition was given out, tents and baggage was removed, the whole army stood at their arms all night, expecting the approach of the enemy.

THOUGHT: If I find myself half-carelessly taking lapses for granted, “Oh, that’s what they always do.” “Oh, of course she talks like that, he acts like that,” then I know nothing of Calvary love, Amy Carmichael.

GREENPEACE have two members arrested in Japan over whales, details in

CHURCHYARD Mass held at St Michael’s on Wednesday June 18th `08 attracted a large crowd, the Listowel Choir containing a large group of singers sang to their hearts content on a fine sunny evening, with a hint of chill in the wind, the heavy rain earlier in the day had completely disappeared. Canon Linnane said the Mass and remembered all who were buried in the Cemetery especially the recently deceased. The graves were tidy and chairs were available. The gate collection amounted to E2,389. The group of about twenty who worked over recent days and weeks can be proud of their preparations. Mass at the John Paul Graveyard is on July 3rd at 8.15pm, details from 068 21514. Pictures of local churchyards are available at

DEATH has taken place of Maureen Ahern of Ballygrennan, Listowel, she was predeceased in 1993 by her husband Pat Ahern who was born at Dirreen, Athea in 1928, Maureen was daughter of Bill Keane and Molly Galvin , Maureen Keane’s siblings include Margaret ,Moss; Gerard; Nora. Maureen is survived by her only daughter Mary, grandson William Kennelly and son in law Matt Kennelly. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Thursday June 19th `08, Maureen Ahern was laid to rest beside her husband Pat in St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. Maureen’s grandmother was Margaret Moore from Keylod, Knockanure.

Death has taken place of Liam Barry of Knockanure and England, he was son of Stephen Barry and Bridget Mahony. Liam is survived by his wife and three daughters in England, siblings Noreen, Maura, Stephen and Jim. Brothers Michael and Jer predeceased Liam. Following Requiem Mass in Knockanure Church Liam Barry was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard beside his parents and brother Jer on Thursday June 19th `08. His father Stephen died in 1990, his mother Bridget died in 1977 and Jer died in 1989.Liam was one of the first altar boys to serve in Knockanure new church.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joe Lynch, Con Greaney, John Flaherty, Mary Shanahan, Dan Flavin, Bridie Long, Tim Dineen, Tom Sullivan, Maureen Broderick Julie O Connor, Mass on Monday June 23rd for Catherine and Timothy Buckley, Tuesday Mass in Knockanure at 8pm for Mary Brosnan, Wednesday Mass at 9.15am for private intention, Thursday Mass at 8pm for Myles and Nora Kearney and Danny Cunningham, Friday Mass for the people of the Parish at 8pm, Saturday 28thMass at 8pm for Nora King nee Quinn.

ADORATION: In Moyvane on Sundays 4 to 5pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Knockanure 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday 6pm to 8pm.

READERS: Una Fitzmaurice, Elaine Hudson, Paul and Anthony Kiely, Brenda Clancy and Anne Stack.