Knockanure Notes – 23rd January, 2011

WALK: Knockanure Community Centre 2nd Annual Sponsored Walk will be held on Sunday 20th Feb. at 2pm, if you wish to support contact 068 49799. Aerobics and Body Conditioning Classes at Knockanure Community Centre began on Wed. Jan. 12th from 8 to 9pm. Car boot Sale at Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday Feb. 6th from Noon to 4pm, book space at 068 49799 before Feb. 3rd.

DANCING Classes with Timmy Woulfe will start at Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday Jan. 27th at 8.30pm all welcome from 14 upwards, first two nights free more from 068 49799.

CHIROPODIST will attend Marian Hall Moyvane on Saturday January 29th at 11am for appointment ring Eileen Quinn on 068 49472 for appointment.

TARA Finucane is starting Irish Dancing Classes for Children at Knockanure Community Centre on Friday 21st January at 6pm. Just turn up on the night or contact 068 49799.

ORGANIC Gardening Classes starting with Lucy Trant at Knockanure Community Centre, Monday 31st January. 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Course running for 4 nights Contact 068 49799.

SOCIAL: The Annual North Kerry Pioneer social will take place on Friday the 11th February 2011 at the Golf hotel, Ballybunion. The night begins with mass at 7.30p.m. Followed by a meal and music with Neilie O Connor & Band, Tickets are available from committee members

CONGRATULATIONS to local historian Johnny Murphy who celebrated his birthday on January 22nd 2011, Johnny must be one of the oldest men in the parish at present.

CONGRATULATIONS to John Kennedy, Eoin Breen and Robert Enright of Tarbert Comprehensive School who were awarded Senior Group Business, Science and Technology award at the recent BT Young Scientist Exhibition held recently at the RDS. Best wishes also to Eoghan Moriarty and Trevor McSweeney who were also commended.

ESB Supply was due to be cut at Gortdromagowna on Tuesday 25th Jan from 9.30am to 5pm.

CLOTHES Collection in aid of Hope Foundation on Wed. 26th Jan. before noon at Listowel, Ballybunion, Ballylongford and Tarbert.

WOMEN: Returning to education, FETAC level 3 certificate, class Wed. and Thurs. 9.30am to 1.30pm, start 26th Jan. finish 12th May, more from 068 23429. FETAC 5 Health Care Support class, starts 26th Jan. at the Meadowlands Hotel, study every Wednesday for 24 weeks, details from 087 9096 916.

CLASSES: Listowel Community College Classes started week beginning 24th January. For further information contact the Community College on 068-21023.

COURSES: Listowel Family Resource Centre: Has a range of courses starting shortly – Beginners Computers, Improvers Computers with Certification and Digital Photography, places limited.  Parenting Courses for parents of Teens and also one for parents of  6 – 11 yr. olds.  A Back to Education course on Craft Textiles which will include Quilting, Cushion Making, Glass Work, Knitting & Crochet and lots more, open to everyone, free to all on Social Welfare payments.  Also A Basic Dressmaking Course.  For the men – Cookery for Men, plus  An Introduction to Stained Glass for Men, call in or ring the centre.  Tel: 068-23584, 086-8556431.

YOUTH: World Youth Day Pilgrimage (18 to 35 years of age) to Madrid takes place from 15th – 21st August 2011. The closing date for bookings is 28th January. Details and booking form can be downloaded from or contact ‘Bernie McCaffrey, John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Killarney. 087 6484367.

SCHOOL Of Music: New Year concert for Recovery Haven Aftercare Centre will take place at Siamsa Tire on Sunday, January 30th at 8pm. For tickets, phone Siamsa on 066 7123055.

THANKS: The Listowel Branch of The Irish Wheelchair Association would like to thank you for your donations to their annual Church Gate Collection last weekend which totaled E752.90. Proceeds go to our I.W.A. Daycare Centre, Ballygologue Rd. Listowel.

ANTI-D: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is continuing efforts to trace women who received BTSB Anti-D immunoglobulin between 1977-1979 and between 1991 and 1994. This programme comes to a close in early 2011. If you require further clarification or information please contact Dr. Emer Lawlor on Freephone 1800222111 or email Emer.Lawlor@ibts


AWARE meets every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church, Tralee.  Contact 1890 303 302 or Mental Health Awareness meeting for parents will be held at Listowel Family Centre on 27th Jan. at 7.30pm all are welcome.
STRESS Reduction; An 8 week course will commence on Wednesday, February 16th in the Brandon Hotel at 7pm.  For information and application, contact Eva on 087-2712662.

COUNTRY: The rescue of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days gave all of us a lift, when the mine collapsed on Aug. 5th they were isolated for 17 days, it was their faith that brought them through, we must have the same faith to overcome our present economic troubles. Temporary removal of red tape and EU regulations and initial encouragement could open gates to many who are feeling lost.

 Charles Gates, Sr. bought The Colorado Tire and Leather Company in 1911, his small shop in Denver, Colorado has over the years become one of the world’s largest manufacturing Company.

EVENTS: Closing date for entry to  Endeavour programme is Jan. 26th  ; Closing date for CAO is Feb. 1st; Clounmacon Community Centre Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Jan. 29th; Sunday, January 30th is start of  Catholic Schools Week ; Racing in Limerick on the 26th; Racing at Ballybeggan Tralee on Jan. 30th starting at 2.30pm; Kerry Autism Meeting at the Abbeygate Hotel at 8.15pm on the 26th Jan. more from [email protected];  Killorglin Players ‘Three Little Pigs’ show Saturday 5th February. Brouder’s bus will be at the Courtney Lodge Hotel NCW at 5.45pm, leaving at 6pm to collect people on route. For more information please contact Maureen 087 9845102. or email [email protected]
 ; Clonmel and District open Coursing is on Jan. 30th; World Snooker shoot out 28th Jan.; Glin Day Care Centre outing for locals is on Thursday Feb. 10th , details from 068 26003; A weekend trip from Friday 18th February to Sunday 20th February to the Divine Mercy Conference in the RDS Arena is been organised for the West Limerick/North Kerry Area, contact  087 4147001; Kerry Farmers Hunt Ball Sat Feb. 18th, details from 0870903812; The Cosite na nOg AGM will be held in the Marian Hall Moyvane on Friday Feb. 4th at 8pm. Anyone interested in taking up a position or helping out with a team please contact Mairead O’Sullivan on 086-3689061;The Milford Hospice 5th anniversary Valentine’s Ball will be held at the Woodlands House Hotel on Saturday, February 19th, contact Joan O’Sullivan at 069 82166 or 0861625960; The World Day of the Sick takes place on Friday, February 11th the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.


APPEAL for Mater Heart Foundation 2011: From 5th February to 13th February inclusive. Collectors  please contact Jackie McGillicuddy on 068-21529 & 0872683417.
 RAMBLING House Get together at Sheehan’s Thatch House, Finuge is Friday 28th January at 9pm. Story Telling & Musicians all welcome. Light refreshments served. Also in the Rambling House Singing Classes are about to begin.

SINGING  Classes will begin at Sheehans Thatched House Finuge on Tuesday 25th January. Time of class can be arranged between 4pm and 6pm to accommodate student by contacting Mary on 087 6228766.


GAA: North Kerry Senior Football Championship Semi-Final will be held at Moyvane on Jan. 30th. Knockanure Team that lost to St Senans in the North Kerry NFC Final recently; Stephen O Carroll, Niall Behan, Paul Mulvihill, Tom Donghue, Paddy Graney, Paudie O Sullivan, Niall Sheehan, Martin Sheehy, Kieran Lane, D J Keane, Trevor Keane, John Graney, Kieran Sheehy. Subs, Darra Hennessy for Paudie O Sullivan; Donnacha Moloney for Trevor Keane; Kevin Fitzmaurice for John Graney; Stephen Brosnan for Kieran Sheehy; Donnacha Woods for Donnacha Moloney.

AGM of Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society was due to be held at Tralee Library on Jan. 25th at 7.30pm.

ST JOHN’S: Weds 26th The Special Consensus an American Bluegrass Band; Thursday 27th ,The Best of Traditional with Brendan Begley and Friend,  details from 068 22566.

GST : The surfacing of over two miles of the Great Southern Trail from Reens to Rathkeale is now complete and work is continuing on the Ardagh-Reens section.

BLIGHT caused by fungus is killing oak trees in California, recently Japanese Larch were found to be infected in England and Ireland, in the E U the disease is mostly found in Rhododendron and garden centres.

MEDIA: All our Irish media outlets and the opposition are acting like schoolboys gone mad. While all this noise is going on, people with self interest will be making hay. Attorney Ronald Goldfarb a former member of the Kennedy administration said  “Sargent Shriver reminds us of a better time when government service was an honourable experience, a privilege recognized then and remembered now by those of us who served.”

 CRIME in Ireland 1845; Five Counties Tipperary, Clare, Roscommon, Limerick ad Leitrim, counties where crime increased, they have about one sixth of the population of Ireland 8, 175.000. Comparisons were made with crime. Homicide in the five counties in 1845 was 47 in the whole of the country the number was 92; the five counties had in 1845 , 85 offences of firing at the person the offence in the rest of the country amounted to 53 incidents; Aggravated assault in the five counties was 190 in the whole of Ireland it was 350; 110 assaults endangering life in he five counties in comparison to 127 for the rest of the country; Offences of incendiaries in the five counties were 139 and the rest of the country amounted to 339; killing and maiming of cattle in the five counties 108 ad the rest of the country had 164 cases demanding and robbery of arms in the five counties 420 offences and the rest of the country 131; 190 administration of oaths in the five counties and only 33 in the rest of the country in 1854 sending threatening notices in the five counties 1043 and in the rest of the country they amounted to 901.

LOCAL M.P. Mr Stack MP and others on 12th Feb. 1890 wanted to amend law relating salaries of National Teachers in Ireland; Mr Stack for North Kerry told of local committee who spent £1.800 on schools for the Presentation Order, they still have a debt of a £1.000, Mr Stack complained that under the rules of the Commissioners of Education they had no power to make a grant to pass off the debt. Mr Stack on 1st Sept.1887 wanted the constabulary to bring all prosecutions before the Town Court, it would bring £150 to the ratepayers, petty sessions could deprive the town of this money. He was told, Offences outside township are tried at Petty Sessions. Mr Stack wanted on 23rd Feb. 1891 the construction of a railway to Tarbert to relieve distress in the district. Three days later Mr Stack was complaining that the Police took names at the Tarbert Democratic Labour Federation meeting, the police thought they were at the banned National League meeting and left when informed of the situation.

TRIAL started of King Charles 1 on 20 January 1649 .

SEEING that distance and distrust will do nothing for you, try what drawing near and confidence will do. Horatius Bonar.

HOLOCAUST: Jan 27th International Holocaust day.

On 27 January 1945, the Soviet army entered the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp and found more than 7000 remaining prisoners, most were sick or dying. Days earlier, the SS had forced nearly 60,000 prisoners to evacuate the camp and embark on ‘Death Marches’.

DEATH took place on January 15th 2011 of Michael Moloney Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. Jan. 15, 2011, Michael is survived by his wife Bridie Moriarty, sons James and Tom, brother Eddie (USA), sisters Joan and Margaret. Requiem Mass for Michael Moloney at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Tuesday January 18th 2011, among the celebrants at his Mass were Frs Dan and Pat Ahern neighbours, Fr John Lucid and Fr Madigan. Following Mass Michael was taken by horse hearse to his resting place at Murhur Churchyard. Michael Moloney son of Jim Moloney and Mary Mulvihill was born January 18th 1921.

DEATH occurred on January 15th 2011 of William (Liam) O’Connor of Grangeclare, Kilmeague, Naas, Kildare and formally of Inchamore, Listowel. Requiem Mass for Liam O Connor was celebrated on Monday January 17th 2011 at Moyvane church; following Mass he was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery. Liam is survived by his wife Betty and children Jerry, Noel, Fiona and Eileen, his sisters Margaret Mulvihill, Sr. Monica and Sr. Kathleen he was predeceased by his brothers John, Tim and Jer who died in 2009. Liam was son of John Connor who came from Gortdromosillihy to marry Eileen Shanahan at Inchamore. Liam O Connor was a great outdoor sportsman, fowling, fishing, horse breeding and racing at local events. He had great comradeship with Michael Donovan, Pat Foran and Michael Moran.

DEATH took place on January 15th 2011 of Margaret Mulcahy nee O Donoghue of Gurteen, Templeglantine. Peggy was predeceased by her husband  Timmy who died in 1985 and is survived by her sons  Ted and Paud, daughters Mary Murphy, Kiskeam, Noreen Dillane, Mountcollins and Breda O’Connell, Derrinagree Cullen, Following Requiem Mass at The Holy Trinity Church, Templeglantine on Monday January 17th 2011 Peggy Mulcahy was laid to rest at Templeglantine Old Cemetery. Peggy Mulcahy nee O Donoghue was born at Duagh in 1917 to Michael O Donoghue and Nora Broderick. She was predeceased by siblings Paud in 1939, Michael J. in 1974, Tim in 1997 and Dan in 1994.

DEATH took place on January 14th 2011 of Ann Kennelly aged 75 years, she is survived by her husband Ron, children and grandchildren. Ann and Ron Kennelly of Melbourne, are relations of Kennellys of Barragogeen and visited relations here some years ago.

DEATH: Audrey Lawson-Johnston from Melchbourne in Bedfordshire died aged 95 recently, last survivor from the Lusitania that was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915.
DEATH took place in Maryland on 19th January 2011 of Sargent Shriver aged 95 years. In the 1960s he was the first director of the Peace Corps. He ran for vice president with presidential candidate George McGovern in 1972. His wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was sister of John F. Kennedy. his daughter Maria Shriver is at present first lady of California. In 2003 Sargent Shriver was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Mulvihill, Margaret Flaherty, Mary Dalton, Br. Stanislaus Leahy, Tim Guiney, Maureen Moran, Declan Lyons, Margaret Lynch, Cathal Kennelly, Fr Jer Downey, Bridie McElligott, Helen Roche, Fr Michael Leen, Mai Trant, Michael Bambury, Eileen Holly. Mass on Tues 25th at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Sheehy Family; Mass on Thurs. 27th in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Mary Enright; Mass on Fri. 28th Knockanure at 7.30pm for Hannah Quinn Months Mind; Mass on Sat. 29th at 7.30pm for Patrick & Margaret McEnery and their son Denis; Mass on Sun. 30th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Mary Enright and the  11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Helen Roche.

BIBLE: Reading & Praying the Gospel of Matthew Led by Fr. Séamus O’Connell on February 4th & 5th 2011 in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney, information  to register, email: [email protected] or contact 064 6632644.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Confessions in Moyvane before the Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

BEREAVED: Newcastle West Bereavement Support Group are holding a Ceremony of Light for those bereaved by suicide on Sunday, January 30th 2011 at 3.00pm. at the church of The Immaculate Conception Newcastle West. This is a ceremony of music, song, reflection and healing. All are welcome.

FEAST of St Bridget, Feb. 1st, from then on signs of spring will be appearing.

RETREAT for the men of  Listowel  Parish is taking place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday 3rd February from 8 to 11pm. Contact 068-21529,

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 30th January Ann Stack & Brenda Clancy.

CONCERT: Liam Lawton Concert takes place on Sunday, February 13th in St. John’s Church, Tralee at 8pm. Tickets already sold are valid for this date. More tickets are still available at the Parish Centre.

DVD:The true story of Saint Joseph of Cupertino. This will take place in the Parish Centre, Tralee on Tuesday, January 25th at 7.30pm. All welcome. Under auspices of Legion of Mary

 FATIMA: May 9th – 16th. Spiritual Director – Fr Noel Spring. Details Maureen Harty (066) 7131328

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