Knockanure Notes – 23rd March, 2008

KNOCKANURE Community Centre Social Day for the active retired will be held on Monday 31st March 2008, Anyone who wishes to attend please contact us on 068 49799 Between 9.30 am and 1.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
MUSICAL by locals; West Limerick Stage School Presents Musical Express in The Tintean Theatre Ballybunion on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th March at 8.00 p.m. All proceeds in aid of Nano Nagle School Listowel
LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 14th March Numbers drawn were 1-4-9-16, Jackpot was E6,600 No Winner.
Lucky Dips went to the following; Dublin Joe, c/o Kevin’s
Pat Kennelly, Knockanure; Margaret Dowling, Lyre; Alice McMahon, Kilmeaney; Jackie McMahon ,Lisaniskea; Trish Rogan ,Lisaniskea; Bar Prize was won by Patsy Lane.
21st March Jackpot E6,700 No Winner, Numbers Drawn were 3-7-25-28. Lucy Dips; Derek O Herilhy, c/o T Finucane;
Liam Kiely, c/o T. Finucane; Michelle/ Michael Lynch, Moyvane; Niall Benson, c/o T. Finucane; Patrick Brosnan, Coilagurteen; Eamon Whyte; Bar Prize Paddy Carroll.
RTE Radio 1 Medium Wave service is closing down on march 24th, they say the audience on MW is small, and represents poor value for money, it is expected that a new independent Christian radio station will be broadcasting on MW shortly.
HOPE all our Easter Visitors had a refreshing and memorable time with us. There was great participation in the Easter Ceremonies, on Holy Thursday Eucharistic Ministers renewed their commitment and the feet of a dozen parishioners were washed and dried by Fr John and Fr Brendan, on Good Friday people were coming and going all day to the church to do the Stations of the Cross, Public Stations in the Evening was led by our very busy Parish Priest Fr Lucid who has to cope alone now.
The choir sang again on Easter Sunday morning at 10am mass in Knockanure, it was good to see Ann Cunningham on the organ and several scholars from Knockanure N.S. also sang with the choir.
DAWN Mass in Tarbert on Easter Sunday was well attended despite the bit of rain and cold, all considered it was a unique occasion, with mass, singing, bonfire and refreshments, the celebrants were Fr Nolan and Fr Lucid.
BUS to Knock for Mercy Sunday March 30th, will leave Tralee at 7am. Contact Donal Kelliher 066 7124519 .
DEVOTIONS in honour of the Divine Mercy will take place in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Sunday March 30th beginning at 2.40pm and at Abbeyfeale at 3pm.
PILGRIMAGE to Medjugorje May 3rd via Kerry Airport. Contact 7122267 after 7pm or Marian Pilgrimages 01 8788159.
BLOOD Transfusion Service will be at KDYS Tralee on March 31st, April 1st ,2nd and 3rd, time 3pm to 5pm and in the evenings from 7pm to 9pm each day.
GUARDS put in extra effort to control drink driving and speed, but most of their time is taken up with form filling when they catch someone, one pays the price while most know that they can escape while the paperwork is in progress.
MOOREPARK will hold an open day at Ballydague Research Farm on Thursday March 27th at 10.30am.
HEALTH: Mental Health Recovery Conference will be held at Charleville Park Hotel on April 18th `08, it will be chaired by Vincent Browne, details from [email protected]
HSE: A lot of vested interests are talking about cutbacks in hospitals, a recent patient reports that everyone inside gets a three course meal. The Orthopaedic Unit at Kerry General Hospital is to get E3.5 million for redevelopment and equipment.
ART: IT Tralee want primary school children’s art to help them celebrate their 30th birthday, closing date for entries is April 25th `08. IT Tralee will have a gala dinner on April 24th at 6.30pm, details from 066 719 1820.
WRITING Competition to mark the 40th anniversary of Concern is being organised for secondary school pupils, details from
Co-operation Ireland celebrates 25 years of cycling this year with a two day bike ride on the 14th and 15th of June `08, details from [email protected]
EVENTS: Athea Going Strong will meet at the Top of the Town on March 26th at 3pm, everyone welcome; Rambling House in Finuge continues on Friday March 28th at 8.45pm, light refreshments served; Full Gospel Business mens Fellowship will hols an outreach meeting t Killarney Heights Hotel on Friday March 28th at 8.30pm, guest speaker Dan O Connor, details from 064 35629; KDYS Battle of the Bands will be held on Friday April 4th at the Presentation Secondary School in Listowel time 8pm to 11pm, details from 068 23744; National Youth Awards will be held at Castlebar on Saturday March 29th; Circuit of Kerry Rally will be held on Sunday March 30th, service area is at Fels Point; Summertime begins on March 30th ; CCE North American Convention will be held from March 27th to 30th March `08 at Parsippany Hilton Hotel, NJ 07054, details from [email protected] ; Charity Concerts in aid of Parkinson’s Society will be held at the Lanterns on April 5th , an informal evening to meet singers will be held on Friday April 4th from 9pm at the Lanterns and on April 6th another concert will be held at Siamsa, after the concert an informal evening will be held at the Brogue; Sunday April 6th a Rag Meeting will be held at Fitz’s Field Abbeyfeale starting at 10.30am, proceeds in aid of St Ita’s Hospice Beds Appeal, details from 087 611 9636; Aintree Grand National runs from April 3rd to 5th; Niall Mllon Township Trust Gala Banquet will be held at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday 11th of April `08, details from 087 637 3000; March 26th is Victory Day for Bangladesh and April 1st is Republic Day for Iran; Co-operation Ireland celebrates 25 years of cycling this year with a two day bike ride on the 14th and 15th of June `08, details from [email protected] ; International Children’s Games committee are coming to Tralee and a special information evening will be held at Fels Point Hotel on Saturday April 12th at 7.30pm;
ST JOHN’S: March 25th Golden Door; 26th Oirfia Trio, classical favourites and on 28th Johnny Carroll 50th anniversary tour, details from 068 22566.
SIAMSA : Wizard of Oz continues till March 30th. April 6th concert with Welsh Choir, proceeds in aid of Parkinson’s Society. Siamsa also have an art exhibition of selected works from the Irish Arts Council which continues till 12th of April.
TROCAIRE Boxes must not be left in the Church, hand them in at Mass or at the presbytery.
LECTURE: The Kerry Presence in the Viennese Court 1700 to 1800 will be given t the National Library on April 7th at 6.30pm. Lecture will be given on April 10th at Listowel Library on smuggling in the 17th and 18th century, by David Fleming at 8pm.
Explore Sumatra with the Irish Heart Foundation from October 10th to 23rd `08, details from 01 668 5001.
BEST wishes to Bill Doyle and Marian Hartnett of West Limerick Toastmasters who will be competing at the Malton Hotel in Killarney on April 8th, their next meeting at the Desmond Complex is on Wednesday April 2nd.
Best Wishes also to Ann Woulfe of Kilmorna who recently won E1,000.
BIO ENERGY Scheme which gives grants to plant energy crops, new closing date for applicants is extended to March 31st `08.
SHOW: Home and Garden Show held in Tralee over the Easter Weekend attracted a big crowd, several locals attended, Vaughan’s Furniture had a stand, renewable energy was being encouraged by several salespeople, others were selling foreign homes, house fittings and one stand had fragrances to cure snoring. At the Valentia Slate stand a video of the quarry which was opened in 1816 was shown, included in the video is the statue of Our Lady which is perched a hundred feet from the ground, locals designed a ladder to climb up to the grotto and place the statue in position an amazing achievement, it was done in Fr Enright’s time and Denny Lyne was one of the men who took part in the perilous adventure. Today to clean and paint the statue takes ingenuity.
SPACE Station can be seen from March 29th to April 9th, Full Moon was on Good Friday, Saturn and Mars are high in the evening sky at present and Jupiter can be seen in the morning.
CARING in the Home Course run by the H.S.E. begins on Thursday April 3rd `08 at St Ita’s Hospital Newcastle West, details from 061 469 484.
THOUGHT: Tell God all that is in your heart, as one unloads one’s heart, its pleasures and its pains, to a dear friend. Tell Him your troubles, that He may comfort you; tell Him your joys, that He may sober them; tell Him your longings, that He may purify them; tell Him your dislikes, that He may help you conquer them; talk to Him of your temptations, that He may shield you from them: show Him the wounds of your heart, that He may heal them; lay bare your indifference to good, your depraved tastes for evil, your instability. Tell Him how self-love makes you unjust to others, how vanity tempts you to be insincere, how pride disguises you to yourself and others, Francois Fenelon.
HISTORY: Marthe Robin born 1902 lived on the Eucharist alone for 53 years, she relived the passion every Friday from Sept. 1930, Marthe Robin died on Feb. 5th 1981. Headlines from Kerryman of March 21st 1908; Telephone Newspaper never printed but shouted over the telephone for 1d from 8am to 10pm at Buda Pesth; Women vote in Colorado where children benefited from women’s vote; Charles 11 in 1662 granted permission for women o play female parts in plays; Description of sailing through a cyclone; Insects that are eaten; Cure for nervous exhaustion; A life long friendship between a rich and poor woman; Words of Wisdom; Facts and Fancies; Marvels of Surgery, to open the lung cavity of consumptive patient and drain them. Kerryman of March 1961; Price of calves Whitehead Bulls £5 to £13-10, Whitehead heifers £5 to £10-10, Shorthorn bulls £2 to £7-10, Shorthorn heifers £4-5 to £12-10, Friesian bulls £3 to £7- 5, Friesian heifers £11 to £21, AA Bulls £ £4-10 to £10-5, AA heifers £4 to £7-10. Estimate for Civil Defence for 1961 was reduced to £1000 from £4,150 for 1960, but now they are looking for £ 567 additional funds. On 28th March 1928, J Crowley TD for North Kerry asked questions in the Dail about local pensioners not receiving their money; March 29th 1948 the Niagara Falls stopped, because ice had blocked the exit of Lake Erie;
ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Kennelly, Willie Moore, Fr James Cunningham, John Michael Hanrahan, Margaret M Horton, Ellen Mulvihill McAuliffe, Sean Somers, Michael Relihan, Mass on Thursday 27th at 9.15am for John, Hanna, Patsy and Willie Bary and deceased members of the Barry family; Mass in Knockanure at 10am on Sunday 30th for Tim and Hanna Leahy.
Station will be held at the home of Eileen and Jeremiah Kennelly for Gortdromagowna on Friday 28th at 8pm.
ADORATION continues in Moyvane on Sundays 4 to 5pm; Wednesdays 10am to 7pm and Knockanure 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays.
READERS: Linda Kennelly, Catriona Collins, Jerry Duggan, Margaret Flaherty, Bernie Walsh and Ciaran Lane.