Knockanure Notes – 23rd August, 2009

SCHOOL reopens in Knockanure on Thursday morning August 27th.

COMPREHENSIVE School Tarbert return of classes;-Friday 28th August 1st year, Staff Meeting Monday 31st August 1st year, LC1 ;Tuesday 1st September 1st Year, 3rd year, Transition Year, LCA1,LCA2,LC1,LC2; Wednesday 2nd September all students returning to school.

I.T.Access will be commencing their Autumn Computer Courses on Monday 21st Sept. next, please call us on 068-21999/36938 or email us at [email protected]

Diploma in Disabilities Studies in Listowel, details from 021 4902 301.

The government is spending millions on education; everyone in the system must strive to use resources for the benefit of students. Weight of school bags is still being ignored, and the dumping of school books every year is encouraged by vested interests. With broadband people could get a grand education at a time that is suitable to them and avoid the pompous middlemen.

THANKS: Members of Knockanure Tidy Towns wish to convey their very deep appreciation and gratitude to all who contributed to their fund-raising efforts over the weekend.

EVENTS for August: Farmers Market in Listowel and Abbeyfeale every Friday from 9am to 2pm; Crossroads dancing at Finuge every Friday night; Ring of Kerry tour on Thursday, August 27 , details from 068 31232; Heritage Week events run from August 22nd to 30th, booklet on events available in all libraries; Kerry Autism Group meet on the last Wednesday of the Month at the Abbeygate Hotel at 8.30pm; Barna Tunnel Evening walk from 7pm to 8pm on Sunday 30th, meet at Barna Gap about four miles from Newcastle West on the Abbeyfeale Road; Rose exhibition is at Tralee Library ; Talk on medieval food will be given at the Kerry County Museum on Sat 29th at 5pm, details from 066 712 7777;Kerry Harvest Fair at Mart grounds in Tralee is on Sunday Sept. 6th; Farmers are to engage in widespread protests against cuts during September. Tennis, US Open at Flushing Meadows continues till Sept. 6th; Rugby, Australia v South Africa in Perth on Aug. 29th; Fashion Show will be held at the Arms Hotel on Sept. 7th in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends and the Brothers of Charity;

GAA is hosting a photographic exhibition on 125 years of Kerry GAA in association with the Kerryman, viewing at Seanchai from 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily.

All Ireland semi-final tickets for the match against Meath on August 30th are available from club secretaries.

SIAMSA: San am Fado continues to the 31st excluding Sunday 30th , Rose exhibition is also being staged, more information from 066 712 3055.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 26th, The Wider Wisdom of Auld Ones, The new professional Kerry Dance Company will perform on Sept. 11th, details from 068 22566.

TOASTMASTERS: The first meeting for the new season takes place on Wednesday, September 2nd at the Desmond Complex from 8.30 to 10.30pm.

SEAN Kelly MEP and recently elected councillors will celebrate at a function in the Earl of Desmond Hotel on Friday August 28 at 9pm, details contact 068 40154.

SEISIUN continues every Thursday night in the Devon Inn for the month of August.

CLOTHING Collection on Friday 28th August before 12 noon at the Bridge Rd, Car Park, Listowel.

FILM: On Friday 28th August at 8pm. at the Tinte=E1n Theatre, Ballybunion a film that recalls the happenings 88 yrs ago at Gortaglanna Knockanure will be shown, the documentary was shot locally during the month of July, and many locals including Gerard Barrett were involved.

CONGRATULATIONS to Louise Behan and Siobhan Hanrahan who recently celebrated their 21st Birthday in Moyvane.

BEST Wishes to Denis and Margaret Culhane of Glin who are doing a charity walk in Ethiopia, details from 068 34527.

TRIATHLON in aid of Enable Ireland will be held in the Ballyheigue area on September 5th.

ACCOMMODATION for September ’09 Listowel Races anybody willing to provide accommodation for the races please contact Meadhbe on 068 23036 or call into The Seanchai Centre, The Square, from Mon – Fri. between 11am to 4pm.

JOBS: Despite the serious loss of jobs, every hindrance is being thought up to crucify the entrepreneur and the risk taker.

HEAVY Rain on Sunday and continuing broken weather is putting strain on all sectors of the economy that depend on reasonable dry spells. Land will shortly be too wet even for grazing.

KERRYMAN of July 17th 1909 reports that Constable Crowley summonsed John Mulvihill of Knockanure for allowing 3 cows and a donkey to wander on a public place; 24th July 1909 edition: Death of Mrs Julia Finucane of Puleen, Ballylongford, chief mourners Pat Finucane husband, Mrs O Connor mother, Pat O Connor brother, Mary O Connor sister, cousins include Michael O Connor Listowel, Pat and S Kennelly, Jer Moran, Pat Carroll, Mrs Shanahan Dromin, and Miss Kennelly Gortard; Kerryman of August 12th 1909 has a picture of Kerrymen’s Football team in New York, among the names mentioned include Breen, Horgan, King, O Connor, McCarthy, Buckley, Crimmen; Kissane, Murphy, Spillane, Tagney, O Shea, McMahon, Wren, Shea, Hayes and another illegible name; The GAA at home were contemplating the Kerry Cork Munster Final, now was a chance for our boys to wipe the stain of their defeat at the last All Ireland, two illegal matches were played in Dingle last Sunday, more August news, James J Enright of Listowel had a splendid educational record, Mr John Clifford has collected half a million signatures over the past 50 years he was an architect and son of Timothy Clifford Slater of Old Road Cahirciveen. Marriage took place of Elizabeth Horgan of Kilocrin and Michael McGee in New York. Died Mrs Thomas Bambury of Bedford age 70 years, chief mourners include Thomas Bambury, other relations Hayes Gortnaminch, Lyons, Derry, and Molyneaux.

INFORMATION wanted about the ancestors of Mrs John O Connor nee McGillicuddy of Moyvane who died in New York c 1950 aged 105 years.

DEATH took place on 7th of August `09 of Sean Hanrahan of Shrone, Ballylongford; he is survived by his wife Anna-Mai Hanrahan a native of Kilbaha, sons Mike and Seamus, daughters Siobhan and Enda, brother Tom and sister Josie. Following Requiem Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Ballylongford on Monday August 10th Sean Hanrahan was laid to rest at Tarbert Cemetery .

Death took place last week of Jeff Eager; he is survived by his wife Margaret, children Adam, Greg and Mark.

Death has taken place of Maura O Keeffe of Charles Street Listowel, her family came from Rockchapel. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Sunday August 16th Maura O Keeffe was laid to rest at Clonfert Cemetery in Newmarket.

MASS Cards: From 1st September, retailers will be liable to prosecution for selling pre-signed Mass cards.

ANNIVERSARIES: Etna Strong, Bridget McCarthy, Paddy Barry, Mary Olive Relihan, Jim Stack, Bridie O Connor, Fr James Leahy, Johanna O Grady, Sr. Agatha Stack, Michael Kennelly, John Canty, E.J. Nash, Liz O Connor, Denis O Sullivan, Peggy Grego, William J Hudson, Diarmuid Brandon; Mass on Thurs. 27th at 8.00pm Bridie McCarthy & the deceased members of the Mc Carthy Family; Mass on Fri. 28th at 8.00pm for Jerry O Carroll; Mass on Sat. 29th at 8.00pm for Liam Lynch & the deceased members of the Byrne and Lynch families.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Diocesan Collection on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th for Diocesan Needs.

Confessions on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm and on request.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 10am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

COLLECTION: Kerry Emigrant Committee Annual Collection for the Kerry Homeless in England will take place this weekend 22nd & 23rd August. Irish Heart Foundation Will be holding their annual Church Gate Collection on the 5th & 6th of September. About 10,000 people get a stroke each year in this country.

THOUGHT: For such is the weakness of human nature, alas, that evil is often more readily believed and spoken of another than good. But perfect men do not easily believe every tale that is told them, Thomas A Kempis; Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome. Samuel Johnson.

MASS changes approved by the American Bishops, details at