Knockanure Notes – 22nd November, 2009

COOKERY Classes in Knockanure for Two Nights only. Starting on November 26th & finishing on 3rd December at 8pm. For details ring 068 49799 – 068 49250. Knockanure Community Centre, Jewellery /Accessory Party will be held in the Centre on Friday November 27th at 8pm. Everybody is welcome. Admission is free .

KNOCKANURE Santa Party on 13th December from 4-6pm. Great fun expected on the day.

SENIOR Citizens Annual Christmas Dinner & Party is on Sunday December 6th Mass at 1pm. Please book with Ita at 49134 or Maureen at 49365.

MOYVANE Festival events have been re-scheduled to the Weekend of 27th/28th and 29th Nov. The Inter Pub Talent Competition takes place on Friday 27th. The ‘Boro Buffet’ on Sat 28th and on Sunday 29th “The Vintage Rally” with Kiddies activities in the Community Centre;

I.C.A. The Annual Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday 29th November at the Marian Hall, 2pm – 4pm. There will be the Bric-a Brac sale and a book sale. You can sample some home baking by I.C.A. ladies at the cake sale. Lots of games and treats in store. And prizes to be won. The most important event of the day is when children can visit Santa and get a parcel from him. KNITTING Evening in Moyvane on Wednesday 25th November at 8pm. All are welcome.

SCHOOL: Tarbert Comprehensive School will hold an Open Night for Incoming First Year Students 2010/2012 on Thursday 26th November at 7.30pm. Parents and students are welcome to attend.

ALZHEIMER’S Day Care Respite continues at the Centre on Tuesday & Thursday, 10am. to 2pm, Contact Bridie on 068-23584/0868556431.

CORK: There will be a special coach to Cork for Christmas shopping on Wednesday, December 2 travelling via Moyvane, Listowel, Abbeyfeale and Newcastlewest. Further details from Jill on 068 49485.

HEART: HeartBeat, a support group for people who are affected by heart health issues and their families is organising a traditional Thanksgiving Banquet to celebrate Thanksgiving 2009 on Thursday, November 26th in the Killarney Park Hotel. Wine reception from 7pm – 7.45pm and banquet follows at 8pm, More information from 085 1773910.

NICE to hear Leo Finucane and Councillor John Sheahan on WL102 on Tuesday last, they were discussing Leo’s latest film and previous works going back 30 years. We are told that in times of recession we should encourage the arts, what the Arts Council is doing to help energetic artists.

MISSION Bazaar is taking place on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th December at the Boys School Hall, Listowel at 8pm. each night. TEEN Spirit: ‘A celebration of teenage talent and Christian Faith’ at the INEC Killarney, Thursday 26th November at 8pm. Check out ;

EVENTS: Nano Nagle Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Nov. 27th, more information from 068 21942; Careers Information night will be held in the Arms Hotel on Nov. 26th, details from 069 77145 ; Ballroom Dance classes will take place on Sundays in Listowel Community Centre from 1.00pm to 2.00pm and again from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, for details and more information contact on 087 7438 929;Rambling House Continues at Sheehan’s Thatch House, Finuge on Friday 27th Nov. at 9pm. Story Telling & Musicians all Welcome. Light refreshments served; Aidan O’Carroll (piano) and Lucy Tanner (violin) will be at Listowel Library on Thursday December 3rd at 7.00pm. The theme for the recital, ‘A musical journey through Europe’. The performance will last approximately 45 minutes. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend; Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 26th in the U.S. will see 33 million motorists take to the road for the day; Aerobics will continue in the Con Colbert Community Hall on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9.15pm with Deirdre O’Donnell until Christmas, All welcome to join the class; Christmas Concert of the Irish Rambling House which will take place on Thursday December 3rd at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine at 8pm,details from 068-48353; Abbey Heritage exhibition on the history of drama in Abbeyfeale will be on show at Abbeyfeale Library from 1st week in December; Ceol an Gheimhridh competition takes place on 27th and 28th of Nov. Set dancing in Lixnaw and Music and Singing at IT Tralee; KDYS Variety Competition will be held at St Senans on Friday Nov. 27th at 7.30pm; Rebecca Storm at Siamsa Tire on Nov. 28th; Mobile Library in Moyvane on Wednesday Dec. 2nd; Ballydonoghue Parish magazine will be launched in Lisselton on Dec. 11th at 8pm, copies are expected to be in the shops this week; Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend `09 runs from 27th to 29th Nov. at Innisken, Co Monaghan, Patrick was born in 1904 and died 1967; Noonan Family near Templeglantine are switching on their Christmas Light Display on the night of Nov. 27th, Proceeds in aid of Brothers of Charity.

TINTEAN: Duagh Variety Concert will be held at Tintean in Ballybunion on Friday Nov. 27th; Celtic Kings, preview performance on Sat. Dec. 5th at 8pm, details from 068 28003.

ST JOHN’S: Eoin ‘Bomber’ Liston will launch CD “After The Ball” by Eoin Hand on Tuesday 24th November at 7.30pm,
featuring many locals, proceeds in aid of recent St John’s extension fund, Thursday 26th to Tuesday Dec. 1st, Many Young Men of Twenty, more information from 068 22566.

GLORACH Theatre Abbeyfeale; The Gl=F3rach players will be putting on two one-act plays, Sow the Wind, directed by Donal Woulfe; Martin Tobin is directing the humorous, drama, What shall we do with the Body; Abbey Heritage Project will be featuring an original sketch entitled The Funeral of Tommy O’Connor, and the newly formed Community Choir will also be making their debut at the theatre. Four nights of drama and song from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29. Tickets can be booked at 0871383940.

BAZAAR from Friday – Sunday, December 4th – 6th at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street, Tralee.

HOSPICE: A 4-mile St Stephen’s Day walk, dedicated to the memory of Bill Kirby, will take place on Saturday, December 26th in aid of the Pallative Care Unit, Kerry General Hospital, Tralee departing from Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Lower Rock Street at 11.30am.Leader: Fr Sean Hanafin. Sponsorship cards available from Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor – 087 9833075 or Ted Moynihan 7121885. Everyone welcome.

DANCE in aid of Mary Mount Hospice, Cork and Kerry Cancer Support Group will take place in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Monday, November 30th . 9 bands taking part. Dancing from 8pm – 1am.

STROKE: The HSE Tralee/Castleisland/ Farranfore primary care teams invite you to attend the Kerry Stroke Support Group in Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday, November 26th at 7.30pm sharp. Guest speaker on the night: Dr. Richard Liston, Consultant Physician & Geriatrician, Kerry General Hospital. All are welcome Further information: Kate McCarthy at 086 7871389.

MONEY Theme: “Making the most of your money”
This will take place on Wednesday, November 25th at Fels Point Hotel from 8pm – 10.15pm. Speakers/Topics: Steve Allen -Alternative Money Systems, (Kenmare Euro); Tralee LETS a non money system; Tralee Credit Union; Triodus ethical bank services. Tralee LETS will be holding a bring and buy and information evening at 7.30 pm in the Hotel. Christmas goods will be available to buy through cash or own L=ED money. Admission free. All welcome.

WINDOW display for Halloween in Knockanure School is now being replaced by Christmas Scenes; Kearney’s Window in Moyvane continues to be dressed according to the season with care and attention.

CONGRATULATIONS to Patricia Lynch of Knockanure who was a member of the Listowel Presentation Quiz team that won ISTA Senior Science Quiz 2009 Regional Final at ITTralee recently.

SPACE shuttle Atlantis docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday last making the two conjoined crafts the biggest man-made object ever to be put into space. The Shuttle can be seen over every night till November 26th.

FLOODS: Last week while all the media were whipping up national anger over a football match, they took their eye off the ball at home and gave only token warning to people of the coming floods, a 10% surcharge on the licence fee, to help affected householders would teach a lesson to these living in Ivory Towers.

TAIGEEN’S Farewell a film written, produced and directed by local man Leo Finucane was launched at Tintean Theatre in Ballybunion on Friday night last, the car park was full at 8pm, it was great to see all the cast and the general public mixing in the foyer of the theatre. The film itself brought to light the many ways cute country people could cheat each other and beat the book educated, plenty of fun was woven into the film including, music, singing and old time storytelling. The cast included; Francis and Patsy Kennedy, John Sheehan, Jerry Murphy, Larry Burke, Billy Keane, Donal Woulfe, Paudie Mulvihill, John McMahon, Eileen Cronin, Jill McCarthy, Mary O Keefe, Margaret Freeman, Angela Ryan, Denis Mahony, Peggy Walsh, Eileen Fitzgerald, Helen Quaid. Cameramen were Denis O Carroll and Tom Lenihan. The film was edited by Shane Finucane. Local man Tom Moloney designed the cover.

WEDDING took place at Newtownsandes Church on Nov. 16th 1909 of Timothy Kennelly second son of Dan Kennelly of Kilbaha and Mary Jane Hanrahan second daughter of John M Hanrahan of Kilbaha. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. Lyne C.C.. The couple left by train from Listowel for their honeymoon. Above wedding reported in Kerryman of Nov. 20th 1909.

Death took place on Nov. 2nd 1909 of John Johnny Curtin of Brosna, Newsagent and Shopkeeper, he was born 63 years ago at Ahane Brosna, Johnny was one of sixteen children all of whom reached adulthood. His father was John Denis Curtin called Uncle John. Chief mourners were Maggie, Hannah and Mary daughters, Maurice and Dan Curtin brothers, his oldest brother Postmaster at Rockchapel was unable to attend due to illness. His sisters were Mrs J Horgan senior Knockane; Mrs Sullivan Mountcollins; Mrs Connell Do; Mrs Quirke Do; Mrs Cullinne, Reacasla and Mrs O Connor of Innishannon, Co Cork.

Above death taken from Kerryman of Nov. 13th 1909.

FATIMA Home the Annual Mass for patients who died during the year will be celebrated in Fatima Home Chapel, Oakpark on Saturday, November 28th at 3pm. Relatives and friends invited.

NIGHT Vigil at Knock, bus leaves on Monday, December 7th. departs Tralee at 4pm, details 066 7180123.

MASS: For those who died and whose Funeral Mass was celebrated in Listowel Church since the corresponding Mass last, year will be celebrated on Monday 30th Nov. at Listowel. Teampallin Ban graveyard Mass Will take place on Monday 30th November at 3pm. The Rosary will be recited at 3pm on Sunday Nov.29th at the famine graveyard.

RETREAT at Ardfert for Advent from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th November with Tom Jordan OP. Booking: Tel. 066-7134276.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Abbeyfeale, Tuesday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Extra Holy Hour during Advent at Listowel Church every Thursday from 8pm to 9pm.

ORGAN Recital by German Organist, Rolf Henry Kung, to mark the centenary of the first pipe organ at St. John’s Church Tralee on Monday, December 7th after the vigil Mass. Admission is free and all are welcome.

ANNIVERSARIES: Liam Flaherty, Con Riordan, Mary Harnett, Mary O Hanlon, Fr Leo Danaher, Joan Gaire, Donal Foley, Eileen O Donoghue, George Best, Mairead Carmody, Canon Eamon Dillane, Tom Woulfe, Sr. Baptist Kennelly, James Leahy, Ned Walsh, Mary Carmody, Martin H Kennelly Una Dore, Ann Marie de Bilde, Mick Fitzgerald, Mass on Wed. 25th at 7.30pm for Fr. Michael O’Leary, 1st anniversary; Mass on Thurs. 26th at 7.30pm for November Intentions, in Knockanure; Mass on Fri. 27th at 7.30pm for November Intentions in Moyvane; Mass on Sat. 28th at 7.30pm for Johnny Quinn; Mass on Sun. 29th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Kathleen O’Connor and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael Dore.

KILLED in San Salvador on Nov. 16th 1989 six Jesuits and two women, the only survivor of the community was away at the time of the massacre.

COLLECTION for the Diocesan Youth Service on 28th & 29th November.

Confessions before and after the Vigil Mass in Moyvane and before Mass in Knockanure

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan; 11am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

Moyvane .

MEMORY Tree erected at Knockanure Church is full of names of departed relations and friends, extra names are being added daily, it would be nice if the names were added to local websites.

JESSE Tree It is a small, leafless tree decorated with symbols portraying Jesus’ spiritual heritage. It is a kind of family tree which was suggested by Isaiah’s prophecy: “there shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse and a branch shall grow out of his roots.”

THOUGHT: I am inwardly fashioned for faith, not for fear. Fear is not my native land; faith is. I am so made that worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil, says Eli E. Stanley Jones .