Knockanure Notes – 22nd May, 2012

SAINT  PIO  Prayer Meeting will take place on Thursday 26th April  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary Mass and Benediction. Padre Pio pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey  on Sunday, May 27th leaving Tralee Bus Station at 8.30am, Contact 066 7180123.

LOUGH DERG:  The first pilgrimage for the season takes place from June 2nd to 4,  Contact 068 31232 to book.

OFFICIAL Opening of the extension to Knockanure Scoil Chorp Chriost attracted a large crowd on Friday evening last May 18th 2012. Chairman of the board of management opened the proceedings and the principal Julieann Donegan recalled recent improvements and introduced Eoin Liston a man with a bag of trophies, Eoin encouraged and complemented the school and pupils before officially opening the extension. There was plenty of refreshments available for all on the evening. Thanks to the bakers, servers and all who provided equipment for the occasion. The Board of Management, Teachers, stewards and cleaners deserve our appreciation. Jackie McMahon was the only Knockanure man who worked on the building of the New Knockanure N.S, others who worked include Pats Doody, Paud McElligott of Lixnaw,Matt Broderick, Kilcara, Fitzgibbon brothers did the stonework.  

EDDIE Stone Day of Prayer will be held on Sat. May 26th, bus from Newcastle West at 7.30pm, details from 069 82010 or 069 85240.

EVENTS: 3 Irish Tenors will perform at Tintean on Sunday June 3rd, more from 068 28003; Network event for business people at the Carlton Hotel on May 23rd; Concert at Tarbert Community centre by students of Pricilla on Sat. may 26th at 8.30pm; Ceil in Tournafulla on Fri. May 25th at 9.30pm;  Kerry Autism Action meeting at the Abbeygate Hotel, Tralee on Wed. May 30th at 8.15pm; Schreiner University Choir from Kerrville, Texas will perform at St. John’s Church, Ashe Street , Tralee on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8pm; Graveyard in Duagh grass cutting will take place on Thurs 24th May from 6.30pm (Weather Permitting) All welcome; Janice and Moss Carrig will attend a prayer meeting in the The Blessed Sacrament Church on Pentecost Sunday May 27 at 3pm.Everyone is welcome; West Limerick Resources will host a local heritage and countryside recreation seminar in the Courtenay Lodge Hotel, Newcastle starting at 9.30am on Saturday May 26th;  Georgie Langan has released a single CD called The Banks of the Gale written by Paddy Faley; Pentecost Experience day will be held at City West Hotel from 9.30am to 6pm on May 26th;  Writers Week runs from May 30th to June 3rd.

TALK  and slide show on Eucharistic Miracles was given by Andrew Kellighan in Moyvane on Wed. last, it was an informative evening, we head also the story of finding the penal chalice in a sod of turf at Duagh presbytery, the small chalice was on show. This Wednesday night 23rd May, the focus will be on the Real Presence.  

QUEEN of the May Procession took place at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Sunday 20th May, 2012 from 2.20pm to 3.30pm. A day of Devotion, Benediction, Music and Hymns. Taking part were Fr Lucid, Fr O Callaghan and Fr McMahon, the Knockanure Choir. Music by Maire Begley O’Shea, Kieran Flavin and Stevie Donegan. First communion class also took part. This years first communion class were,  J J, Emmet, Darragh, Reece, Thomas, Katie and Rachel. Thanks to the Sacristan, Margaret and helpers for organising the day. Following the church ceremonies, people retired to the Community Centre to support fundraising Afternoon Dance for Chernobyl Children.

Parents and friends also had a great day in Listowel with stalls and music in brilliant sunshine.

ST. JOHN’S: Wednesday 23rd, An evening with Mark Twain. Thursday 24th, Albert Lee & Hogans Heroes. Friday 25th, Lecture on Monday May 28th on local UCC graduates, more contact 068-22566.

BEST Wishes to Moyvane/ Knockanure Community Games under 15 Badminton team who are competing in Athlone this weekend in the finals.

LOCAL Born Collette Nunan Kenny and 25 Kerry writers have recently launched book called Serendipity , proceeds in aid of Kerry Hospice and Recovery haven.

MARATHON: Women’s Mini Marathon. Locals Hannah Enright and her sister Mary will run in this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon on June 4th. Tiger O Flaherty is preparing for the Cork Marathon at present. Triathlon in Castleisland on May 26th in aid of Parents and Friends.

MEDIA: Interested in working with Horizons and Diocese website, ring.066 7180190.

FREE Train: Iarnrod Eireann has launched a new  initiative, entitled “The Journey’s On Us”, will provide up to €200,000 worth of group travel to organisations who apply for the scheme in 2012, closing date May 25th.

HOSPITAL: Several locals are in hospital, we wish them a speedy recovery. Long stay elderly folk are always waiting for our visit, now with new regulations, they are literally locked in for the rest of the days and when you enquire are any locals here, staff are not able to answer.

SHIP: Many from the district went for a drive along the Shannon to view and photograph the luxury liner” Silver Whisper” which docked at Foynes last week. It brings back memories of the men who cycled from the Parish to see the Flying Boats.

SUPPORT: If you wish to support the people of the Sahel region of Central and West Africa call 1850 408 408 (ROI) or donate online at

RACING: June 3rd, official round of the motor cross grass track championship race will be held in Billy Riordan’s farm in Tullig. Templeglantine On the day Practice is at 12 noon and races commence at 1pm, some of the top riders from all over Munster and also some overseas competitors.  Tug of war will also take place.

FIRST Aid:The Listowel Family Resource Centre First Aid course starts on Friday May 25th and runs over three consecutive Fridays, details from Bridie on 086 8556431/068 23584.

OLD CHOIR in Moyvane; Kitty Shine, Julia McElligott, Bridie and Barney Enright, Kitty and Babe Dineen, Mary Mulihill, Sheila Shine, Margaret and Bridie Walsh, Eileen Brosnan, Mary McGrath, Billy Cunningham, Bridie Culhane, Sean Ahern and others. Knockanure Choir. Margaret Mary Stack, Miss Horan on the organ,  Tom and Jim Connor and his sister, Hannah O Connor, Jerry and Anna Nolan, Eileen Leahy. Mike, Pat and Ned Moran.

SHARD in London is the tallest building in the UK 310m was on BBC recently. Byrne Brothers of Duagh were involved in the building of it. Many of the workmen were wearing the Byrne jackets in the programme.

PRICES: PRICES: Freemans Journal May 1922 market prices, Eggs 10d per doz, fresh butter 1-3d to 1-4d per lb, Chickens 1-6d per lb, oats 17s to 17-3d per barrel, coal55s per ton, potatoes 12s to 14s per barrel. Wicklow and Arklow UDC’s  put 1d on rates and Wicklow County Council put half penny on rates for Irish Instruction.

BISHOP Henry Vincent Marshall
The only Irish born Bishop of Salford, born in Listowel, on 19th July 1884. Ordained priest in 1908, he held various posts in the diocese of Salford before becoming parish priest of St Anne’s, Ancoats, and Vicar General to Bishop Henshaw. His consecration as bishop on 21st September 1939, just as the Second World War was beginning.  He died on 14th April 1955. He is buried in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston.

BIOBLITZ: Glengarriff got top rankings in Bioblitz 2012 which was held over 24 hours this weekend.  Competing against three other centres nationally Glengarriff had a score of 1020 recorded species which was almost double the score from Phoenix Park Dublin this year and compares with 1088 achieved by Killarney National Park in 2011.

THOUGHT: If someone annoys you, pray blessings from the bible for them and your heart will soon change to one of love. Anonymous.

DEATH took place on  May 14, 2012 of Jeremiah Scannell of Dromin, Listowel. Son of Paddy Scannell and Margaret Broderick who came from Duagh. Jeremiah is survived  by his brothers Michael and Pat, sisters Evelyn and Mary, his brother John predeceased him. Following Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on May 17th, Jeremiah was laid to rest with generations of Scannell and Kennelly families in St Michael Churchyard, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Moloney, Padraig Kennelly, Matt Danaher, Nancy Ellis, Bridie Doody, Michael Murphy, Dolores Connolly, Catherine Stack, Seamus Flaherty, P J Bambury, Sr. Clare Grommell.  Mass on Tues. 22nd 7.30pm for John & Peggy Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family; mass on Wed. 23rd 7.30pm for James & Annie O’Callaghan; Mass on Thurs. 24th 7.30pm for Richard Stack, Month’s Mind; Mass on Fri. 25th 7.30pm for Timothy & Julia Flaherty; Mass on  
Sat. 26th 7.30pm for Betty Meehan; Mass on Sun. 27h 10.00am for Nancy Flaherty and the 11.00am Mass is for Jack & Margaret Culhane.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett; 11.00am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure Sunday 27th May Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

COLLECTORS for month of June, Vigil, Philip Kiely & Tom Moloney; 11.00am Anne Fitzgerald & Ester Foley; Knockanure 10.00am Jerry Woods.

Spiritual Reflection Group will meet at the Presbytery on Friday at 8pm, all are welcome.