Knockanure Notes – 23rd January, 2008

MEAL and entertainment for the elderly will be held on January 28th in Knockanure Community Centre, anybody who wishes to attend, please contact (068) 49438 or (068) 49250 before Friday 25th January.

COURSE: Start your Own Business Course will be held in Knockanure Community Centre. Anybody interested, please contact (068) 23905.

LITURGY Meeting: A meeting of the Liturgy Group will take place at the Presbytery on Tuesday 22nd January at 8pm. All members are encouraged to attend. New members are most welcome.

DEAF & Hard of Hearing People. We will be holding an outreach service in Listowel in the Seanchai Writer’s Museum. The Square Listowel on Thursday 24th January between 1pm and 3pm. There will be information on lip reading, how to cope with hearing loss, difficulties with hearing aids & the latest equipment to help you hear well.

STORYTELLING: A six-week storytelling workshop programme with renowned storyteller Eddie Linehan starts on Monday 28th January at 7pm. Open to young people and adults from 15 years. For booking & enquiries contact the Centre at (068) 22212.

CAO closing date is Feb 1st `08, the fee is E45, Mid Term Break 11th to 15th of Feb. Parent Teacher Meeting at Tarbert Comprehensive School for LCI students is on Thursday 31st Jan. from 4.15pm to 6.45pm.

EVENTS: Public meeting on the provision of adult education will be held at the Comprehensive School, Tarbert on Wednesday night Jan. 23rd at 7.30pm; St Michael’s College will hold their Enrolment and Open Night for the Academic year 2008/2009 on Wednesday 30th January 2008 – 7.00pm -9.00pm. All welcome; Mary Malone the Galway healer will be at Duagh Church on Thursday Jan. 24th at 7pm; Full Gospel Fellowship will hold a prayer and healing meeting at Killarney Heights Hotel on Friday night, January 25th at 8.30pm. Guest Speaker Godfrey Daniels. All are welcome, details phone Jack at 064 35629; Sheahan’s House in Finuge is open for storytelling on Friday nights at 8.30pm; M. J. Carroll Hardware in Listowel are celebrating their centenary this year;

Snooker Charity exhibition in aid of the Carer’s Association will be given at Ballyroe Heights Hotel by Steve Davis and Denis Taylor on Thursday Jan.24th ; IT Tralee will have an evening of food, music and dance on Jan. 24th `08, details from 066 7191665; Manchester United Supporters Club will meet at the Gables, Athea on Jan. 24th at 9.30pm; Emmets Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Saturday Jan. 26th; Charity Walk in aid of Rathfredagh Cheshire Home will be held on Sunday Jan.27th , details from 069 83262. Ploughing Match will be held at Abbeydorney on Sunday January 27th; Rugby on Saturday Feb.2nd, Ireland v Italy and England v Wales; Events for February; Finbar Wright will perform at Abbeyfeale Church on Feb. 1st , details from 084 756 8809; Athea Comhaltas will hold a Ceili Night at the Gables on Feb. 8th; Comhaltas are having a seminar for adjudicators at Ballincollig on Feb 2nd and 3rd; Clounmacon 32nd Annual Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Saturday night Feb 2nd; Set Dancing and Ceili classes are held in Clounmacon Community Centre every Tuesday night; Moyvane GAA Social will be held at the Lantern’s Hotel on Friday 8th of Feb.; Hunt in Duagh on Sunday 10th of Feb and on the following Sunday they will be in Ballybunion; Teagasc will hold a Biodiversity Day at the farm of Kieran Curtin of Templeglantine on Feb. 5th starting at 11am, subject planting native Irish hedges; Workshop for Ministers of the Word will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre on February 2nd, details from 066 713 4276; A meeting of Moyvane I.C.A. was due take place at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 22nd January at 9pm; Republic of Ireland v Germany in an u16 International match in Listowel on April 10th;

WRITERS Week competitions closing date 29th of February `07, and details are available at [email protected] or ring 068 21074.

DRAMA: Knockaderry Drama Group will perform Happy Birthday Dear Alice at the Glorach Theatre Abbeyfeale on Feb. 1st and at St John’s Listowel on Sat. Feb 2nd.

BRENDAN Grace will be at the Devon Hotel on Feb 10th , details from 069 84122.

Playwright in Residence t Kerry Council can be contacted at 06 7183 815.

ST JOHN’S January: Kids Wanna Drum an annual outreach programme for local schools continues to Friday 25th ; Tuesday 22nd a film called Ten Canoes; Friday 25th Deeper Well, everything from traditional to folk; Sunday 27th a comedy Abigail’s Party presented by London Classic Theatre Co and on Thursday 31st The Irish Sopranos who include Kay Lynch of Tralee.

FULL Moon on Jan. 22nd, daffodils are continuing their growth, so far this year grass is still green. Land is well soaked with all the heavy rain. Kerryman of January 5th 1957 reported on flooding in Tralee and all over Kerry, the Jan. 25th edition has a picture of a boat in Rock Street. Kerryman of Jan. 31st 1920 reports that Shannon floods were the highest since 1872.The moon and Mars were appearing very close to each other on Saturday night last 19th of Jan, pity the cloud cut out the view, Mars will be moving away from us from now on and it will be 2016 before it comes this close to us again.

HOSPITAL Vomiting bug restrictions on visits; details from 066 7184 000, new slogan in the health service “Every person deserves a clean pair of hands”.

On January 26th 1920, in 24 hours 2855 new cases of influenza were reported in New York, we have people saying that our health system is in crisis, do thy know what they are talking about.

PARKINSONS Support Group will meet at the Old Kennedy Home, Church Street, Listowel on Jan. 30th at 8pm.

BROADBAND: Shannon Development is spending E12 million on extending broadband in eight towns, Tarbert is promised E3 million to develop eight broadband houses, now that the shortcomings of the present strategy are becoming apparent some are grumbling that broadband will not be available for the people who need it. New website by Cathy Sinnott is available at

FUNDING for small festivals will be cut, it is a shame that voluntary local effort is being despised, no hope with the present set up that some administration costs will be diverted to help.

THOUGHT: Cheerfulness is like money spent on charity; the more we spend of it, the greater our possessions, Victor Hugo; Some people give according to their means, others according to their meanness, Anonymous; Too many Christians become bitter and angry in the conflict. If we descend into hatefulness, we have already lost the battle … We must cooperate with God in turning what was meant for evil into a greater good within us. This is why we bless those who would curse us: It is not only for their sakes but to preserve our own soul from its natural response toward hatred, Francis Frangipane.

VOTERS List 1966/67 for Lacca East, Kilmorna; Mary Joe, Lawrence, Daniel Joe, Hannah, Michael, Nora and Kathleen Broderick; Peter, Mary (Jer), Mary (Dan D), Daniel D., Nora (Daniel), Francis D. and Daniel J. Brosnan; Maurice and Lizzie Fitzgerald; Patrick and Bridie Halloran; Patrick and Julia Hayes; Richard, Ellie and William Hudson; Mary, Daniel and James Keane; Catherine and Thomas McCarthy and Patrick White. Pilgrim Hill voters; John, William, Julia and Bridget F. Barry; Timothy Junior, Nora and Mathew Dillon; Thomas and Margaret Fitzgerald; Edmond and Nora Gould; Timothy and Bridie Keane; Michael and Mary Lane; John McAuliffe; John Junior and Nora McCarthy; Janie Murphy; Peter and Madge O Connor; John Scanlon; Hanoria, Garrett, Mary, Patrick, Thomas and Sheila Stack and John Walsh.

Abbeyfeale Parish Christmas Newsletter contains an interesting article on The Fair of Port (Purt) The fair field was in Mossie Collins land, the fair was held in November and many sporting events were held in conjunction with the fair, when the 15th of December fair began in Abbeyfeale town the old fair ended. The stretch of road near Buckley’s Cross leading to Kilmorna contained a street of houses. Mossie Collins mother is Mary Kennelly of Knockanure. The Newsletter contains deaths, births and marriages for 2007 and a number of articles on Abbeyfeale Associations, one article of note is by Seamus Lane on his hobby of collecting old photographs.

TRAIL: Note from Liam Mahony; The Great Southern Trail will feature on RTE1 television at 5.25pm on Sun. 27th Jan.2008.The programme ‘POBAL’ will present an item on the old Railway Viaduct at Garryduff, Monagea [near Newcastle West, Co. Limerick].The projected opening of this bridge to pedestrians will add a vital link to the developing cycle/walkway along the route of the old Limerick-Tralee railway line. Already 13 miles in Co. Limerick have been resurfaced with the Heritage Council assisting in the works on the approaches to the Viaduct.
The 45th anniversary of the closing of the line to daily passenger trains occurs on Sat.2nd Feb. `08 .On that frosty winters evening Feb. 2nd 1963 the curtain fell on several small stations along the route. One of them was Ardagh. To commemorate the anniversary and to celebrate the upgrading of the 4km rail-trail between Ardagh and Newcastle West to cycling standard a walk will set out from Newcastle West [Railway Station, Bishop Court-in the town centre] at 3.30pm on Feb.2nd.The round trip to Ardagh and back takes about 1.5 hours. Anybody wishing to commence the walk at Ardagh should do so at 3pm or 4.15pm.Cyclists are also welcome and should complete the round trip in about 30 minutes. Funding from the Rural Recreation Fund of An Roinn Gn=F3tha=ED Pobail,Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta has enabled this upgrade to be done. Please come along and enjoy this wonderful amenity-beidh f=E1ilte romhat.

NEWSPAPER Reports: New Garda helicopter was recently launched by Minister Lenihan; Of the 113 licenses that allow souvenir selling in Rome, 112 belong to Jewish sellers.

The president of the Bishops’ Conference in Turkey is asking people to visit Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul, to mark the Pauline year; Jesuit’s have a new Superior-General Fr Adolfo Nicol=E1s he was head of Jesuit Conference of East Asia and Oceania up to his promotion; Scottish gives help with reading old Scottish historical records;
Fresh food is scarce in the capital of Venezuela, but petrol costs only 6 cents per gallon. Petrol here costs about 119 cents per litre up about 15% since this time last year.

COLLECTION of clothes in aid of children at a Day Care Centre in South Africa will be taken up on Jan. 24th from 9.30am to 2.30pm at Ballybunion, Ballylongford, Tarbert, Listowel and the Moyvane collection point is near the GAA Pitch.

DEATH has taken place of Nancy Fitzgerald nee Fitzgerald, she was born at Knocknasna to Pat Fitzgerald and Catherine Quirke and lived at Meenahela, Nancy was predeceased by her husband Paddy Fitzgerald and is survived by sons Padraig, Eamon and Noel and daughter Maria, Following Requiem Mass in Abbeyfeale Church on Sunday January 13th `08, Nancy Fitzgerald who was one of 14 children was laid to rest in the local cemetery.

Death took place recently of Eileen Kennelly of Kilgarvan, she was born 80 years ago to Michael Kennelly and Mary Madden, she is survived by siblings John in Farnastack, Mossie in Kilgarvan and Pat in Ballyduff, following Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Lawler in Ballydonoghue Church on Thursday January 17th `08, Eileen Kennelly was laid to rest in the family’s ancestral grave just inside the gate of Murhur Churchyard.

Death took place on January 13th `08 of Mairead Mullane of Colbert Street, Athea. Following Requiem Mass at St Bartholomew’s Church Athea, Mairead Mullane was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. Mairead was daughter of Con Mullane of Athea and Annie Walsh a native of Moyvane, her siblings include Sr. Bridie, Teresa Lyons, Ann in England she was predeceased by Pat and Margaret.

Death took place on January 5th `08 at Derry City of Pat Finucane son of Paddy Finucane and Bridget Barry of Gortdromagowna, Pat is survived by his wife Bernadette, sisters Mary, Norann, and Rita, his brother John and sister Phil predeceased him. Following Requiem Mass Pat Finucane who was aged 77 years was laid to rest in Derry.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm, Knockanure Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday and Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

RETREAT: Saturday 2nd February 10am to 5pm. Workshop for Ministers of the Word – for new and experienced readers – to learn how to prepare a text – to benefit from practical sessions, with Helen Wynne I.J.S. will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre, Booking: Tel. 066 7134276.

ANNIVERSARIES: All evening Masses at 7.30pm for week beginning Monday 23rd Jan; Monday Mary O Sullivan and deceased members of the Sullivan Family Kilbaha; Tuesday Mrs Nellie Kissane, Wednesday Jennie O Carroll, Thursday John P. and Ellen O Connor, Friday Patrick and Margaret McEnery and Denis McEnery who died recently, Saturday Ned Flaherty. Sunday 27th 10am Mass in Knockanure for Mary Enright and 11am Mass in Moyvane for Brendan and Patrick Galvin. Jer long, Fr John Hayes, Bridie Foley, Mary Healy Leahy, Paul Stack, Peggy Finucane, Michael Mulvihill, Margaret Flaherty, Mary Dalton, Bro. James Stanislaus Leahy, Maureen Moran, Declan Lyons and Margaret Lynch.

READERS: Seline Mulvihill, Bridget McCarthy, Ciara Healy, Amanda Coulson, Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 18th Jan; numbers drawn were 6-11-24-26, no winner of Jackpot valued at E5,800
Lucky Dips went to the following; Noreen Curtin, Coolaclarig Listowel; Pat Griffin c/o Jim Gould; Mickeen Collins, Duagh; Pat Kennelly, Knockanure; Lizzie Lane, Beenanasbug;
Joe Sheehy, c/o Kingdom Bar; Bar prize went to Jerry Kennelly.
Next Weeks Jackpot is E5,900