Knockanure Notes – 23rd May, 2010

CLASSES: Aerobic Classes will commence at Knockanure Community Centre on Wednesday 9th June at 8pm. For details of classes contact Maggie on 087 9866533.

Pre-school – Moyvane – Some free ECCE places still available for September 2010. Morning session only 9.30- 12.30. Contact Katie Fitzgerald 087 6492097.

TIDY Towns Committee in Knockanure appeals for full participation in this year’s Competition which will be judged from June 1st. Anyone who would like to sponsor a shrub or a tray of flowers would be welcome to get in touch with the Committee.

KDYS Listowel are holding two summer camps this summer, 7-9 year olds 19th July – 23rd, 10 – 13 year olds 26th – 30th  For more information, please contact KDYS Listowel 068 23744.

PROCESSION: Annual Queen of the May Procession took place from the Grotto to Knockanure Church on Sunday last 23rd May at 3pm in brilliant sunshine. Guest speaker was Fr. Broderick who urged us to have Faith and Hope. Also taking part in the ceremony was Fr. Lucid, Fr. McMahon and Fr. O Callaghan. Readers read petitions; the choir sang hymns to Mary and on the organ was Mrs. Cunningham. The Altar and the church were well decorated with flowers. Thanks to the local committee and the sacristan Margaret Carmody for organizing the event. You can hear snippets of the hymns on youtube at knockanurelocal

EVENTS: AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Wednesday May 26th at 8pm; John F Leslie Woodland Walk is held every Tuesday evening at 8pm starting at the Bridewell in Tarbert; Blood Donor Clinic was due to be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th May from 6pm. to 9pm. each evening; Enterprise Bus was due to visit the Square Listowel before noon on Tuesday May 25th; Stroke Support Group will meet on Thursday 27th May at 7.30pm at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. all are welcome to attend. Further information contact Dolores at 066 7195635 or Margaret at 066 719 9708. VTOS Open Information Morning was held on Tuesday 25th May, details from 068-21023; Information about the Special Olympics local club, the North Kerry Eagles can be had from Chairperson: Kitty Windle 06849102 ; National Biodiversity Week 21st to 30th May; To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser, are offering a free downloadable copy of the May issue of their magazine;

 Rehab has launched a call to people to come together on Sunday June 20th and be part of its first national fundraising appeal, 1 Day for Rehab more from ;

 Free Health screening on Thursday 27 May from 9.30am to 4.00pm at the Ríocht Health and Leisure Club, Castleisland.

Active Heart: Cardiac support group meeting will be held at Kerins O’Rahilly GAA club next Wednesday May 26th at 8.00pm. Guest speaker will be Dr. Gerry O Shea GP. All welcome; Committee is being formed to commemorate Fr Jerry Roche, details from [email protected] ; Photo Competition organised by Samhlaiocht, closing date May 28th, details from ; Computer classes in Athea National School on Friday evenings , more information from 087 2627 698; women’s mini marathon which takes place on the bank holiday Monday June 7th in Dublin; Confirmation in Athea on Friday June 4th; The National ICA, AGM will be held on May 26th at the Woodland House Hotel, Adare from 10.30 to 4pm; Racing at Cork on may 28th; Women’s World at the RDS from 28th to 30th; Abbey Wheelers Cycling Club West Limerick Challenge is on 30th; FBD Ras runs from 23rd to 30th; Priests Show will be at the INEC on June 11th; At Tarbert Bridewell Priscilla O Donovan’s pupils will present a show on June 6th at 8pm;

WL Radio news; There will be a table quiz and raffle in aid of West Limerick Community Radio in Steve and Marie Smith’s Ploughman Bar Abbeyfeale on Friday, May 28 .  Quiz Master Lorcan Curtin.   The first of the Summer Hooley’s kicks off on Bank Holiday Saturday in the Devon Inn with Pat Jordan and Finian’s Rainbow with special guest Eddie Carey.   Confined members draw tickets are on sale, Contact any of the local volunteers or the office on 069 66200 for further details.

BEST Wishes to Listowel participants in the Choir, Culture Corner and Music Group in the Community Game in Athlone on May 29th and 30th, the group have 27 members.

WRITERS Week runs from 2nd to 6th of June.

FULL Moon on May 27th, following the recent soft rain and humid conditions every plant with life in it is in its glory, the whitethorn is now full of flowers, the buttercup have suddenly turned meadows yellow and the ash tree is at last covered in leaves. The Cuckoo is singing to his hearts content and locals are busy saving turf.

PILGRIMAGE: St Pio Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Co Tipperary takes place on Sunday May 30th, bus leaving Tralee at 8.30am.  Bookings:  066 7124519.Lough Derg Pilgrimage June 5th to 7th, details from 068 31232. Lourdes last weekend was destination for thousands of military personnel and their families who took part in the 2010 International Military Pilgrimage. Since 1958 Lourdes has seen soldiers from all over the world come in peace to venerate Mary.

KNOCK Rosary Rally will take place on Saturday, June 5th – Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Coaches from Tralee at 7am, ring 066 7124519. Knock Summer Festival, Walk By Faith’  This is for all aged 18-35 and will take place from June 25th – 27th.  Over the 3 days, there will be talks, workshops, drum, dance, prayer, music and reflection, Contact 094 9388100.

EDUCATION: Pre-school – Moyvane – Some free ECCE places still available for September 2010. Morning session only 9.30- 12.30. Contact Katie Fitzgerald 087 6492097;

 A series of free education programmes for people with Type 2 Diabetes will take place in Tralee for 6 weeks commencing on Wednesday, June 16th. contact the HSE Dieticians on 064 6670763; World Week for Peace in the Holy Land: 29th May to 4th June 2010. Meeting will take place at Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Wednesday, May 26th at 8pm.  This will focus on Smarter Travel in Kerry  Speakers:  Graham Lightfoot (MD of Mendes) and Michael Kelly of Kerry Bicycle Festival.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 26th Veronica McSwiney and the Chopin Story; Monday 31st The London Lasses and Pete Quinn, traditional music, details from 068 22566.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jerry J Mulvihill who recently received an award from the Blood Transfusion service.

CROKE Park Deal, who monitors the poling stations and advises foreign workers.

NEWSLETTER: Loughill/ Ballyhahill Newsletter was published recently, it contains many interesting articles, several of them have a foreign element in them. Michael Kearney begins with local landmarks , the original hall was built in 1874 as a National School and operated till 1959. Mount Trenchard est 1839 was the first N.S. School. Stephen Edward Rice donated the site of both churches and Gerald Griffin born 1803 is remembered in the local school name. Paudie Cummane was in Australia and went to Korea to teach English, he gives his experience of living in Korea where the national ale is called Soju. Bridger Liston tells us about the quarter of a million children who live on the streets of Kolkata and her marathon run. Ross Griffin, Mark Gilmartin and Rob Stacks overland trip to Gambia in old cars is recalled and the life long work of Athea born Fr Jim White is researched in Gambia. Margaret and Denis Culhane ran in Ethiopia to raise funds to cure trachoma, they report on the country also. Another traveller David Noonan writes about South America and India. Edwin O Connor recalls sailing in the Caribbean. Patrick McNamara made a trip from Australia to the Parish of his ancestors and reflects.  Plenty of local material is also; all the local organisations give a picture of their activities. Photos, Poetry and a list of local employers are also included. Gerard Curtin writes about brick making at Cloonlahard and John Nolan recalls Then and Now.  Bridie Holland remembers her youth at Tinnakilla and mentions Jim Pierce and his hall at Costelloe’s Cross. Grainnne Duffy nee Kearney writes about 13 years of transatlantic flights. Paddy O Hanlon has  copy of a map showing Kerry and West Limerick Dairy Co-op areas, intake of milk for 1960 and 1963 are recorded, Athea and Cratloe creamery received 1.5 million gallons while Newcastle West intake amounted to 0.6 million gallons.

GARDA Michael Joseph Kennelly of Keylod was remembered last week at a special ceremony in Dublin in remembrance of Guards who died on duty. Garda Kennelly lost his life when the car he was a passenger in, went into the River Corrib.

CORPUS Christi Procession in Listowel will take place on Sunday 30th May leaving from the Church at approximately 1.00p.m.

GRAVEYARD: St. Michael’s Cemetery needs people for grass cutting, contact Pat Scanlon on 068 21429 . Mass at John Paul Cemetery on June 29th and St Michael’s Churchyard on July 1st.

DEATH too place in England recently of Tony Cronin who was born at Knockanure about 70 years ago to Tim Cronin and Mary Mulvihill. Tony is survived by his wife and three daughters, siblings Tom, Paddy, Kathleen and Betty, he was predeceased by siblings Mary McAuliffe, Peg, Nellie, Jackie, Jimmy and Michael.

ANNIVERSARIES: Con Greaney, John Flaherty, Mary Shanahan, John Culhane, Daniel Flavin, Bridie Long, Tim Dineen, Jeremiah O Connor, Tom Sullivan, Maureen Broderick, Julie O Connor, John Sheehan, Maureen Nolan, Peg Horgan, Kathleen O Connor;Mass on Tues 25th at 8.00pm for Michael Dore; Mass on Wed 26th at 9.15am For the Intentions of the People of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 27th at 8.00pm for Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty; Mass on Fri. 28th at 8.00pm for Elizabeth Meehan; Mass on Sat. 29th at 10.00am for Michael Mulvihill; Mass on  Sun. 30th. at 10.00am for David Dillon at Knockanure and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael Flaherty.

EXAM Mass at 8.00pm on Sat. May 29th for all who have Examinations this year.

COLLECTORS for June; Vigil Tom Moloney & Shane Kiely

11am Ester Foley and Anne Fitzgerald; Knockanure 10am Siobhan Fitzgerald.

READERS:  Vigil John Corbett; 11.00am Jerry Duggan;

Knockanure 30th May Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

CHURCH: The Diocesan Pastoral Council is organising  gatherings to enable us to listen to one another at this time in our Church and to move forward together. It will take place on Monday, May 31st at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee at 7.30pm.  It is hoped that this night will offer parishes an opportunity to explore and discuss issues relevant to the Catholic Church in Ireland today. All are welcome.

FILM on the messages of the Blessed Virgin at Fatima and Our Lady’s Peace Plan from Heaven was due to take place in the Parish Centre Tralee on Tuesday, May 25th at 8pm.  All welcome.

LITURGY: Meeting of the Liturgy Group on Tuesday 25th May at 8.30pm in the Presbytery.

ROSARY before Mass in Knockanure every Sunday during May. Moyvane Rosary by the ICA will be recited at the Grotto at 7.45pm on Tuesday evening 25th May.

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

Eucharistic Procession, this year in Listowel, is  on Sunday 30th May  at 1pm.

THOUGHT: St Cyril of Jerusalem explains that water is always the same – yet it produces different effects in various forms of life. All life needs water, yet the needs vary. Likewise, the Holy Spirit is always the same, but we are different and so the Holy Spirit manifests Himself differently in each of us.