Knockanure Notes – 22nd May, 2011

QUEEN of the May procession was held at Knockanure on Sunday 22nd at 3pm.

PADRE  Pio: Fr. Eremlindo De Capus Personal assistant of Saint Padre Pio will concelebrate Mass in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Tuesday 31st May at 8.00pm. Fr. Eremelindo will bring with him one of Saint Padre Pio’s stigmata mittens, and will also give individual blessings following the Mass.

PADRE PIO Pilgrimage to Holy Cross, Co Tipperary   will take place on Sunday, May 29th.  Coach departing Tralee at 8.30am, contact 087 6361023.
LOCAL woman Margie Large has started a new exercise class at Ballybunion Strand on Wednesdays from 10am to 11am, more information from 087 9866 533.

EVENTS: AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op will be held on 25th of May ; Estuary AC training in Moyvane on Wednesdays from 6 to 7pm; Tourism Course is about to start at Glin, details from 068 32444; Autism Action Group meet at the Abbeygate Hotel on May 25th at 8pm;  Day long, Music Festival will be held at Rathfredagh Cheshire Home on May 29th; Writers Week begins on June 1st; Lecture by Sir Adrian Fitzgerald on an old Fitzgerald tomb will be given at Listowel Library on Thursday 2nd of June at 11.30am; Listowel Fun Run on June 4th starting at 11.30am at Listowel Community Centre; All Ireland Rosary Rally is on June 4th; Racing in Clonmel on May 26th and Cork on the 27th; Motorcycle Festival will be held at Killarney from 3rd to 6th of June, 7,000 bikes are expected to attend; Trip to North of the Country on June 10th and trip to Cape Clear in West Cork later, details from 087 9845 102; of Sr. Mary Normile O.P. Leaving Cert exams begin on June 8th;  Knocknagoshel annual Carmel Linehan Memorial Walk will be held on June 5th starting at noon; Women’s Marathon in Dublin on June 6th, details from 086 1505 315; Limerick County Fleadh runs from June 2nd to 6th;  Walk and cycle on  Saturday 18th June will  celebrate both the twenty years since the establishment of the Great Southern Trail Action Group and the recent extension which now enables the Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale section of the old  Limerick-Tralee railway to be used for cycling/walking; Bioenergy 2011 conference takes place at Johnstown Castle, Wexford on Thursday 16th
June 2011; Clounmacon ICA outing is on June 24th;

MAY is the month for older people, the library have a programme of events, Oakland’s Nursing Home Derry, Listowel are running an exhibition till the end of May, local musicians and choir will perform there on May 20th, details from 068 21 173.

GRANDPARENTS tea party  at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday May 26th between 3-5pm, details Listowel Family Resource Centre on (068) 23584.

HAPPY Birthday to Dan Flavin of Knockanure and Bunagara, he recently celebrated the event with his parents Michael and Noreen and Family.

COUNTY Fleadh takes place at Causeway from May 27th to 29th.

VTOS: Information Morning on Tuesday 24th May, 2011 from 10am. to 1pm,  adults wishing to return to Education. VTOS-Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme is a second chance  educational programme ,further information please contact the school on 068-21023.

QUIZ  night will be held at the New Kingdom Bar, Church Street, Listowel on Friday 27th of May. Start time 9.45pm. Team of 4  per table. Proceeds to North Kerry Day Care Centre for the Elderly.

STROKE Support Group are holding a meeting in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Wednesday 25th May at 7.30pm. All welcome to attend lecture on “Nutritional Therapy on Stroke” by Erina McSweeny, Nutritional Therapist.

HOSPITAL: Friends of Kerry General Hospital held a meeting on Monday 23rd May in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel at 8.30pm.The meeting was to be addressed by Consultants from the Hospital.

KDYS Summer Camps details from 068 23744.

ST JOHN’S: on Tuesday 24th a film called Julie and Julia; Wed. 25th Gaelscoil Listowel Drama at 11am; Sat. 28th a night of Irish folk songs and on Monday 30th Hedge School Musical, directed by Andrea Thornton, details from  068 22566.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 13th May 2011; Jackpot E8,200 Numbers Drawn 5-7-13 and 16, no winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips; Jason Heaphy, c/o Kevin’s; Bill White, c/o John Barry; Morgan Sheehy, Duagh; Eamon Stack, Knockanure; Evan Somers, Duagh; Michael Reidy, Athea;
Bar Prize John Joe Barry;

Lotto Results 20th May Jackpot E8,400, numbers drawn 4-20-21-24, No Winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following: Jackie McMahon, Lisaniskea; Mary Hanrahan, Lr. Aughrim, Moyvane; Teresa Collins, Lisaniskea; Callum Buckley, Athea; Walsh Family; Timmy Horgan Junior, Trien, Kilmorna; Bar Prize won by Mary Barry; This Weeks Jackpot E8,500.

SPACE Shuttle Mission STS-134 recently took six astronauts  
including Commander Mark Kelly, husband of US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, she was wounded during a shooting in Tucson, in January. Mark is son of an Irish born policeman.
AMERICA: Professor says North America Was Populated by No More Than 70 People 14,000 Years Ago.

EU: Eurobarometer study shows that 44 percent of online users in the EU feel they are missing out because web pages are not in a language they understand, and only 18 percent actually buy online in a foreign language.

STAMP; New stamps issued recently to commemorate the year of crafts, one of the stamps features work of woodworker Liam Flynn who in 2005 won the first Crafts Council bursary.

KERY Evening Post of 14th May 1856 reports Court Marshall at Portsmouth of Francis Bowen Pritchard surgeon on charge of cruelty to sick, he was cleared on most counts, penalty , he was put at bottom of list of surgeons in the Royal Navy and suffered pay penalties. Total value of livestock in Ireland in 1841 amounted to £19,399,000, by 1854 their value had risen to £33,500.000. Holdings less than 5 acres in 1831 amounted to 310.000 and by 1850 they had decreased to 81,000. Tonnage inwards 1840 was 1,900,000; by 1854 it had risen to 2,700.000. Queen pardons William Smith O Brien and Frost on May 10th 1856 .Early potatoes were in Cork. Foundation stone of Limerick Cathedral laid, it was a big occasion in the City, with bands and celebrations. Ship Pacific missing on board was the Bishop of Hartford. A man called Liston went missing in Glasgow, his body was found in the river after ploughman had a dream where the body could be found. Henry Arthur Herbert seconded an address approving peace treaty negotiated by Palmerton and Clarendon. Prices, oats 12d to 13d per stone; potatoes whites 4s to 4/9  per half quarter of 10stone, leather coats 5/6 to 6s do; Beef 4d to 6d per lb; Hay £2-10s to £3-10s per ton; Straw 25s to £2-10s per ton; Butter first quality 120s , 6th quality 75s.A large proportion of emigrants who left for Quebec on the Ann Thompson were from the Dingle District. Weather for past three days cold and blustery. Death on April 30th 1856 of Con McAuliffe owner of bookstore in New York, he was an auctioneer in Limerick, but English born.

THE weakness of our graces, the strength of our temptations, and the diligence of our spiritual enemies, require strong resolutions says Stephen Charnock.

PLAY: A play written and performed by Eleanor Glenn is
touring Ireland as part of the preparations for the 2012 Eucharistic Congress.  The Kerry performance on
Thursday, May 26th at 7.30pm in Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church, Tralee, all are welcome..
AFRICAN Drumming and music  will take place in the Parish Centre Tralee on Sunday, May 29th from 2pm – 5pm.  contact 066 7127918.

EXAM Mass will take place on Friday 3rd  June 7.00pm. in Listowel  Parish Church.

LOUGH Derg Pilgrimages; June 4th to 6th , June 28th to 30th, July 29th to 31st, August 12th to14th, Details from Peg at 068 31232.

KNOCK: Legion of Mary pilgrimage to Knock is on May 29th, details from Sean Broderick, Abbeyfeale.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm.

DEATH took place on May 10th 2011 of Michael Dowling of Derry, Listowel; he was born at Shanaway, Tarbert 77 years ago to Maurice Dowling and Mary Broderick who was a native of Knockanure. Michael was predeceased by his wife Maureen McCarthy and brother Hillary and is survived by daughters, Muriel, Geraldine, Ann and Imelda, Sisters Eileen, Moira Larkin in Knockanure, Margaret Mulvihill, Moyvane and Therese.

Requiem Mass for Michael Dowling was celebrated at St Mary’s Church, Listowel on May 12th 2011 by Canon O Connor assisted by nine priests, many musicians and singers, participated in the Requiem Mass. Several tributes were paid to Michael the parent, farmer and community activist. Few remember that Michael attended a woodwork class in Listowel 55 years ago, even then he was showing signs of being a leader.50 years ago he was a fit young man at Macra field evenings, where he was a good contestant at the pillow fight on the pole. Michael Dowling was laid to rest in St Michael’s Cemetery beside his wife Maureen who died in October 2009. Many lingered around the grave reminiscing and listening to some tunes provided by his sorrowful friends. Music in tribute to Michael can be found at knockanurelocal site on youtube, or Knockanure Album on Photobucket. Now is the time to collect material and photographs associated with Michael and have them published in his memory.

DEATH took place on May 18th 2011 of Maura O Connor nee Lynch of of Aughrim, Moyvane. Maura is survived by her husband Denis, sons David, Edward, Tim, Maurice, Liam and John, siblings Sean, Pat, Joan and Norma, she was predeceased by her brother Liam Lynch. Requiem Mass for Maure O Connor was celebrated at Moyvane Church on Saturday 21st of May 2011, following mass Maura was laid to rest among her ancestors at Lislaughtin Abbey Churchyard  Ballylongford.

Maura was daughter of Tim Lynch of Ballylongford and Mai Collins of Moyvane.

DEATH took place unexpectedly of Con Flaherty of Tarmons on 19th of May 2011, Con was son of William Flaherty and Nora Hanrahan both of Moyvane and his siblings were , Peg, Mary, Nora, Kitty, Jim, Denis and Liam. Con was predeceased by his wife and is survived by three children. Following Requiem Mass at Moyvane Church on Sunday 22nd May 2011, Con Flaherty was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH took place of Sr. Mary Normile O.P. at the Dominican Convent, Sparkshill, New York on 25th April 2011. Sister Mary spent 65 years participating in the work of the Dominican Order, she was the last of her family to pass away and she has relations in Athea and Glin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nancy Ellis, Nancy Murphy, Bridie Doody, Michael Murphy, Dolores Connolly, Catherine Stack, Seamus Flaherty, Michael Kennelly, P J Bambury, John Shanahan Elizabeth Doyle, Tom O Connor, Sr. Theresa Stack, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mass on Tuesday 24th for Con J Mulvihill at 8pm; Mass on Wed. 25th at 9.15 am for The Galvin Family; Mass on Thursday 26th at 8pm for Tom Flaherty; Mass on Fri. 27th for Timothy and Julia Flaherty at 8pm; Mass at 8pm on Sat. 28th for Betty Meehan; Mass on Sunday 29th at 10am in Knockanure for Teddy and Bridget Conway and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael Mulvihill.

FIRST Communion ceremony was held at Knockanure Church on Saturday May 14th. It was a great day for Niamh, Ollie, Ryan, Cian and Gavin and their families.

FIRST Communion in Moyvane on Sat 28th at 11am.

ROSARY in Knockanure during May before 10am Mass.

EUCHARISTIC Ministers will be commissioned in Knockanure on June 2nd at 8pm Mass and Moyvane Commissioning will be on Friday June 3rd at 8pm Mass.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett; 11am, Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 29th May, Ann Stack and Brenda Clancy.

QUESTIONNAIRE is being distributed to houses in the Parish over the coming weeks.