Knockanure Notes – 22nd March, 2009

IRELAND beat Wales17- 15 on Saturday evening last at the Millennium Stadium to win the RBS 6 Nations title and complete the Grand Slam. It was great to see the pride of everyone involved; yes we can get our little Country going again.

TREAT: The Children of Knockanure National School were treated to a day out at the Kerry v Mayo Match in Tralee on Sunday 15th March Courtesy of the Knockanure G.A.A. Club.

Chy2 form will be delivered to families who donated more than E250 to Parish Funds over the past year.

CHIROPODIST will attend the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Saturday March 28th starting at 11am, details from Eileen Quinn at 068 49472.

I.C.A Outing takes place on Tuesday 7th July. This year the group will visit Bunratty Folk Park and includes a Medieval Banquet at the castle. More information from Marie Walsh at 49277 or Eileen Roche on 49337 by 21st April. Next I.C.A meeting is on Wednesday 1st April at 8.00pm

COLLECTION of used Clothing will take place on Wednesday 25th March in the Church Car Park, Moyvane and also in the Car Park, Knockanure before 12 noon. Phone 047 55340/55895 or 086 8582529.

AIR AMBULANCE have placed a recycling bank at the car park in Garvey’s Supervalu in Listowel. Please help support this most worthiest of causes by donating your unwanted clothes, footwear and textiles such as old curtains, bed linen etc. This will raise much needed funds to fly a helicopter with a medical team on board and it will help save many lives in our community. Volunteers also required in all areas. Tel no: 066 7118654.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 25th The Kruger Brothers who perform American folk, country and bluegrass music; Thursday 26th Johnny Duhan- To the Light; Friday 27th The Badke Quartet from Hungry, UK and America and Jim Clancy photography exhibition continues, more information from 068 22566.

TINTEAN Players presents Six of the Best at their Theatre on Thursday March 26th ,Sat. 28th and Sun. 29th ,details from 068 28003.

GLORACH players present two one-act dramas, One way Ticket by John B. Keane, and The Fat Lady Sings, at the Glorach Theatre on the 1st, 2nd and 5th of April.

SEANCHAI: Literary Programme, Writing for Theatre directed by Miriam Gallagher is on 4th and 5th of April , Writing a Novel directed by Martina Devlin runs from 25th to 26th of April, if you want to join contact 068 22212.

SIAMSA will recall local man the late John Moriarty in a production next month.

DRAMA: Athea Drama Group will stage their latest production The Curse of Joss Ward in Athea on March 26th, 28th and 29th.

TRAIL: Great Southern Trail group invites you to a night of nostalgic old Railway films from the Irish Railway Record Society Collection at Newcastle West Library on Friday 27th March at 8.15 p.m. to celebrate the Barnagh to Newcastle West extension of the Trail.

AFTERNOON Tea Dance in aid of WL102fm to be held at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse in Abbeyfeale on Sunday, March 29, Doors open 2.30pm with dancing from 3-6pm.

KNOCK: Bus will travel to Knock for Mercy Sunday n April 19th details from 066 7180 123.

SHOW: fund-raising fashion show in aid of Tarbert Comprehensive School on the 25th March. Committee members will be calling to houses shortly and your support is asked to help the school.

NEW Moon on the 26th, there is a crater on the moon called after a Skibbereen woman Agnes Clerke, she died in 1907; Globe event to mark the International Year of Astronomy will be held from April 2nd to 5th. The Space Shuttle Discovery joined with the International Space Station on St. Patrick’s Day, solar panels were installed, the Space Station will be visible till March 30th. Venus will be in conjunction with the Sun on March 27th. The weather has improved greatly in recent days. Cows and cattle are our on most farms by day. Fishing is poor on the Feale according to recent reports;

ST PATRICK’S Day was a glorious day both in weather and for the Knockanure Rambling House Float as they got a trophy for their presentation. Thanks to the promoters and sponsor and artists, notable feature was Tara Finucane doing the brush dance. Tara also won the Liam Dineen Memorial Shield at the St Patrick’s Day Feis which was also held in Listowel. Goal St Patrick’s Day badges has raised over E2 million over the past 20 years.

RECESSION will continue in Ireland for long after other countries because of many things including, did you hear of Limerick County Council trying to put traffic calming measures on the Killarney road out of Abbeyfeale, they got outside planners with out of date maps to do what amounted to be foolish scribbling, and who paid for it,? The in house lads will have to do what they should have done in the first place now. Limerick are said to have a planner for every 1,000 people and a politician is reported as saying that Detroit has a population of 1.5 million and have only 11 planners. Sustainable Energy Ireland’s Renewable Energy Information Office is hosting an Irish delegation to participate in the 13th International Passive House Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 16th-19th April 2009. U.S. Motorcar industry is to receive $5 billion to keep them going. Teachers are planning to strike in Secondary Schools on March 30th , these are token protests organised by unions to show that the are doing something.

JUDGE: Marcus Einfeld was sentenced in the New South Wales Supreme Court recently to three years jail for lying to avoid paying a $52 speeding fine.

RADIO: Independent Radio stations employ about 1,500 people, is it time they the TV Licence which is given to RTE be given to a more charitable cause and let them fend for themselves.

SEAFOOD is being promoted by Kerry County Enterprise Board and BIM with a new course which began recently, it uses some of the Salmon Hardship Fund to pay for the course. Most of our depleting fish stocks are caught by foreign ships. There is an estimated 29,000 food service businesses in this country.

Food Safety guide is available from 1890 336677.

SPORTS Council dished out E7.4 million to athletes recently, one athlete got E40,000 which is the maximum.

MEDJUGORJE Visionary will visit Tralee on April 24th, pilgrimages to Medjugorje from Kerry leave on May 1st details 087 2890 523 and the second pilgrimage leaves on May 3rd, details from 064 33625.

HAPPY 90th Birthday to Julia McElligott Leahy who celebrated her birthday on March 10th last, locals often meet Julia volunteering at the St Vincent’s shop in Killarney.

KERRYMAN of March 1919 gives a list of Poultry Stations which were supported by Kerry Committee of Agriculture, among the locals were Miss S. Creagh Harnett had a goose station and Miss Minnie O Connor of Lisaniska and Mrs N. Stack of Moyvane South both had Rhode Island Reds. Labourers wages recently went up by £10 to £12 for the 10 months says Mr Brandon of Kilmorna; Kerry Farmers meeting in Duagh was attended by M. J. Nolan organiser and D Boland also attended, the meeting was chaired by Mr P. Walsh, membership fees were one shilling for every £5 PLV; Abbeyfeale calf prices £2-10s to £4 for strong calves, dropped calves made from £1 to 25s; The Board of Agriculture reminded butchers of the penalty for killing very young calves; 35,000 marched in the New York St Patrick’s Day Parade; Police visited house of Pat Walsh of Knockenagh, searching for guns, his son Pat was recently sentenced or drilling, Political Prisoners protest meeting was held in Listowel, SF collected £38 in Moyvane for their election fund, the amount collected was returned to those who subscribed; A few died from Flu in Ballylongford, while at Newtown the flu was pretty serious, it was less severe in other local districts; Fr Morgan Flaherty C.C. was mourned at Bally/ Asdee, he died of the flu, also died in Dublin hospital Edmond Holly, a list of his relations mentioned.

Pits and Pieces; Spanish Civil War ended 28th of March 1939; Fr James Cunningham of Moyvane ordained 25th of March 1939. In April 1859 the IRB was established in the U.S. The Salesians, are preparing for the 150th anniversary of their foundation. They were officially started by Fr John Bosco on 18 December 1859.

THOUGHT: Character is made up of small duties faithfully performed–of self-denials, of self-sacrifices, of kindly acts of love and duty. Anonymous; “Good will is one of the few really important assets of life. A determined man can win almost anything that he goes after, but unless, in his getting, he gains good will he has not profited much,” Henry Ford.

EVENTS: Concert in aid of Garry McMahon Singing Week in Abbeyfeale will be held at Fr Casey Clubhouse on Match 27th at 8pm, more information from 087 6594 668; Afternoon Tea Dance will be held at Fr Casey Clubhouse on Sunday March 29th from 3pm to 6pm; Ladies fitness classes resume on Wednesday, 25th March at 8pm in Athea hall, all welcome; Samhlaiocht Easter Festival runs from 11th to 13th of April; Schools will again be closing from April 3rd to 20th ; Soccer, Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria on the 28th; Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society four day trip begins on April 27th; Circuit of Kerry Rally is on March 29th, service are is near Fels Point;

RTE National Symphony Orchestra will be at Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre on March 26th; Lecture on recent excavations will be given by Lar Dunne at Tralee Library on Thursday March 26th at 8pm; Circuit of Kerry Rally will be held on the 29th; Summertime starts on the 29th; Good Friday walk in aid of Kerry Hospice is on April 10th; Car boot sale will be held at Craughdarrig Park on Sunday March 29th beginning at noon; Jumble Sale in aid of Nano Nagle outing will be held at their school on Sunday April 19th , details from 087 238 6038; Tralee Library will hold an Internet Safety training sessions for parents on Saturday 28 March from 11 am to 12.45 pm. tutor, Catherine O’ Sullivan; Athea National School Race Night will now take place on Easter Sunday night, April 12th;
The Curtin Clan Association holds its 6th Clan Gathering from 23rd to 26th April 2009 at the Devon Inn Hotel, details from 068 44751;

APSO: Comhlamh is organising a party for everyone who remembers APSO. It will take place on 9th April at the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 from 8pm till midnight. It’s open to all Comhlamh members, but particularly to any and every returned development worker whose work abroad and whose training were sponsored or co-sponsored by APSO. It’s also for those who were APSO staffers and Board members, and for the colleagues from DFA/Ireland Aid and from all the various sending-bodies who were the Agency’s partners. To register please send an email to [email protected] REFLECTION: Dominican Reflection will take place at St John’s Parish Centre Tralee on Wednesday, March 25th from 7.30pm – 10pm. Leader: Fr Simon Roche OP. All welcome.

CONCERT: Nevada High School Concert in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation will take place in St. John’s Church of Ireland, Ashe Street on Sunday, April 5th at 8pm.

POPES visit to Africa is being overshadowed by a sensationalist media. There were only 4.3 million Christians in Africa in 1800, now there is 437.3 million out of a total population of nearly 1 billion. There is an increase of about 32,000 extra African Christians every day, In comparison to 25,000 extra Asian Christians every day.

VOLUNTEERING: 20 minute appointments are available with Comhlámh staff to talk through options for volunteering for global development. To book an appointment contact [email protected].

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Kennelly, Kitty Shine, Willie Moore, Fr James Cunningham, John Michael Hanrahan, Margaret M Hrton, Eileen Mulvihill McAuliffe, Sean Somers, Mick Relihan, Mass for week beginning Tues. 24th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Patrick Windle; Wed. 25th 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Thurs. 26th 7.30pm for Joseph Foley; Fri. 27th 7.30pm for Michael & Denis Hanrahan; Sat. 28th 7.30pm Months Mind for Sr. Hanna Carmody; Sun. 29th 10.00am Mass in Knockanure for Tim & Hanna Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna.

STATION for Murhur, Moyvane and Claar will be held at the home of Maureen Nolan at 7pm on Wednesday March 25th `09.

STATIONS of the Cross in Moyvane will be on Thursday nights after 7.30pm Mass. This Thursday the Choir will lead us in the Way of the Cross. Stations of The Cross in Knockanure on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. Confessions on Saturdays from 12 noon or on request.

READERS: Vigil Deirdre Scanlon & John Corbett;11.00am Jerry Duggan & Margaret Flaherty; Knockanure 10.00am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack.

Suicide Prevention Helpline – 1800 742 745 a freephone help-line open daily from 6.00pm – 10.00pm for people who are feeling suicidal or equally for a family member or friend who is concerned about someone. Farm & Rural Stress Helpline – 1800 742 645 a freephone helpline open 6.00pm 10.00pm daily Further information regarding the above services can be obtained through HSE South by contacting 023 33297. AIR

RETREAT Centre in Ardfert invitation to all men in the diocese to explore male spirituality on Wed. 1st April, 8 – 10pm. it will be facilitated by Mr Gerry Moore. Sunday 29th March: 10am. – 5pm. a Reflective day for families touched by suicide with Sr. Una Boland LCM. Booking is essential for both events. Tel: 066-7134276.

AGM of Listowel Hospice is on Tuesday night 24th March at 8.30pm. in the Mermaids. Also sponsorship cards in aid of Hospice which is on Good Friday 10th April are available from Kay 068-23035, Julie 0876210742 or from J.K. Sports Shop, William St.

FAMILY: Presentation Family Centre Taster Computer Course starting Wed. 25th March at 10.30am. to 12pm. All welcome. Parent information drop-in Wed. mornings 9.15am to 10.30am. An informal drop in service for parents to access information on Parenting issues and local services, bring baby, toddler along and have a cuppa! Topic night building children’s confidence Wed. 25th March 8pm to 9pm. booking essential 068-23584.

CHARITY women’s soccer match in aid of Out Lady’s Hospital for sick children will be held at Fealeside Park Abbeyfeale on Sunday March 29th at 5pm.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 13th March, numbers drawn were 4-7-13-18 no winner of Jackpot of E2,800 .Lucky Dips went to the following; Mary T McMahon, Lisaniskea;
Ellen Slemon, 69 Feale Drive, Listowel; Steve Brosnan, c/o Knockanure G.A.A; Mary Hanrahan, Lower Aughrim, Moyvane; Marian Chawke, Athea; Michael Costello, Kilmorna;Bar prize Jackie McMahon.
Lotto Results for 20th March, numbers drawn were 1-6-7 and 23 no winner of Jackpot of E2,900 .Lucky Dips went to the following; Patrick Greaney, Kilmorna; Patricia Lynch, Gortdromagowna; Marian Chawke ,Athea; Joe O Keeffe, Kilmorna; Mags Whyte ,Lisaniskea; Michael Reidy, Athea; Bar Prize was won by Dan Costello. Next weeks Jackpot amounts to E3,000.

View Listowel `09 St Patrick’s Day Parade at

Some St Patrick’s Day photos can be seen at visit recent pictures album.