Knockanure Notes – 23rd November, 2008

JEWELLERY Party will be held in Knockanure on Nov. 26th at 8pm.
C.C. E: Comhaltas Branch meeting will be held at the Marian Hall on Tuesday Nov. 25th at 8.30pm, your attendance is encouraged.
A THOMAS Moore night will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Saturday 29th of Nov. at 8pm. Among the artists performing are Michael Lang tenor, Emer Barry Soprano, Maebh McMullan Soprano, Clive Armstrong Accompanist, they will feature Moore’s Melodies, and proceeds of this event will help reduce debt on the Centre.
BUS will travel to Knock on Sunday December 7th, leaves Tralee at 4pm, more information from 066 7124519.
ICA Annual trip to Cork is on Wednesday Dec. 3rd, bus leaves Moyvane at 7am.
MACRA Na Feirme start up meeting for Listowel Branch will be held the Arms Hotel on Friday 28th Nov. at 9pm, anyone between the ages of 17 and 35 who are interested are welcome to attend, more information from 086 387 27 97.
ST JOHN’S: The Chastitute by John B Keane with local cast continues till Saturday Nov. 29th; Tuesday Dec.2nd The Edge of Heaven, a film; Wednesday 3rd Jim Mc Kee artist and songwriter, details from 068 22566.
RAMBLERS: The Kerry Ramblers who are members of the Ballydonoghue Branch of CCE had a concert at St John’s on Saturday night last Nov. 22nd `08, while on their American tour they performed at Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Baltimore and the Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts in Washington.
GREAT to hear that up to 100 jobs are secured at the Tarbert Power Station, earlier in the year many thought the station would close.
Best Wishes to Betty Goulding of Knockanure who won E250 in the recent draw held by Kerry Parents and Friends Association.
Best wishes also to Sean Jones who recently graduated from Maynooth.
CONGRATULATIONS to Miriam Cronin and P. J. Gaire who were married by Fr Pat Moore in Duagh Church recently. Best man was Brendan Buckley, Groomsman was Kieran Gaire. Bridesmaids were Eilish Sheehy and Michelle O Sullivan. Flower girls were Jackie Kay Walsh and Sarah Jane Walsh. The bride is daughter Marie and the late Jack Cronin, and the groom is son of Jack and Kathleen Gaire, both families are from Duagh.
BIRTHDAYS: Bobby Buckley of Derry, Listowel has just celebrated his 80th birthday with his wife Mary and daughters Olivia, Catherine, Eilish, Joanne, Mary, Una and friends; Mary Dalton of Upper Athea was 93 years old recently; Hannie O Connor of Athea celebrated her 80th birthday at the Gables on Friday Nov. 14th last. Hannah Mahony of Brosna has just celebrated her 96th birthday.
RETIREMENT of Michael Dowling as Chairman of Listowel Comhaltas brings sadness to all of us who knew his energetic and ambitious works on behalf of Irish music song and culture, for his forty years of endeavour it is now our turn to show our appreciation and pay him meaningful tribute.
BEREAVEMENT Support Group will meet at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre on Tuesday 2nd Dec. from 8pm to 9pm, more information from 068 23429.
DRAFT bye laws for cemeteries will be on view at libraries till Dec. 12th `08;
HEARING into the 26km pipeline from LNG terminal to Foynes starts at the Arms Hotel on Dec. 1st `08;
VIOLENCE: 16 Days of Action opposing violence against women continues till 10th of Dec. details from 1800 341 900, or visit ,
EVENTS: Active Retirement Group in Abbeyfeale will meet at St Ita’s Hall on Wednesday Nov. 26th at 3pm; ; Irish Dinner Night will be held at IT Tralee on 26th Nov. at 6.30pm, details from 066 7191 806; AGM of Athea Credit Union will be held on Friday night Nov. 28th; ; Teagasc Dairy Conference will be held at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork on 26th of Nov.; Ceol an Gheimhridh will be held at IT Tralee on 28th and 29th of November, details from local secretary Bridget McCarthy at 068 49489; A Folk Group is being formed in Duagh; Ardfert Retreat, four Tuesdays preparation for Advent begins on Nov. 25th , details from 066 7134 276; Wine tasting course each Thursday night, to December 11th will be held in the Memorial Hall Athea, call 087 2763583 for more information; Console will host the Annual Christmas Celebration of Light for those Bereaved through Suicide on Sunday the 30th of November 2008 in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare at 4pm, visit or ring Damien at 01 6102638 for full details; Tarbert Comprehensive Open Night is on Thursday 27th of Nov.; Bazaar will be held at the Boys School in Listowel on the nights of Nov. 28th and 29th ; Bazaar in Tralee will take place from Friday to Sunday, November 28th to 30th at K.D.Y.S. Hall; Templeglantine Sale of Work will be held on Sunday Nov. 30th; Clonakilty Agricultural College Open Day Friday Nov. 28th starting at 11am; Official launch of Ballydonoghue Journal takes place at the Thatch on Dec. 5th at 8pm, it is now available in some shops; Card Game is held at the Clubhouse in Mountcoal every Monday at 9pm; Farmers Market in Abbeyfeale and Listowel every Friday and Farmers Market and Craft Fair will be held at the Bridewell on Saturday Dec. 6th starting at 11am ; Christmas Market in Tralee from Nov. 29th to Dec. 7th; Craft and Food Fair will be held at the Malton Hotel on Nov. 30th from noon till 6pm; Ice Rink is now in operation at the Manor Centre; Alternative Therapy open day will be held at Ballyloughran on Nov. 30th; Abbeyfeale Parish Christmas Party Farewell night for Fr Leo McDonnell will be on 6th December in Fr Casey’s GAA Club House; Day of Recollection and Meditation with Fr Pat Murray S.C.A. will be held in the Desmond complex Newcastlewest on Sat 29th Nov. more information from 069/77562; Hospice 4-mile Christmas walk will take place on Friday, December 26th in aid of the Palliative Care Cancer Unit, Tralee departing from Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Lower Rock Street at 11.30am Leader Fr Sean Hannifin, details from Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor at 087 9833075 everyone welcome; IFA are holding Branch Meetings all over the County for its 5,000 Kerry members; Talk on the Growth Illusion by Richard Douthwaite will be given at Fels Point Hotel on Wednesday 26th at 8pm, details from 066 7180 190;
TIRES: A company in Japan plans to make tires without petrochemicals by 2013; Michelin have developed a new tire for the NASA moon vehicle; A Wisconsin Company have got permission to use tire derived fuel for its steam plant.
NEW Moon on Nov. 27, the weather is still mild and wet; the next New Moon will be after Christmas. A helium-filled balloon as big as a sports stadium, 24 miles above Antarctica has found mysterious dark matter close to our solar system. A lunar probe from India has landed on the moon and is working.
KERRY has only nine entries in the BT Young Scientist & Technology competition. 500 projects will be on display at the RDS in January, Kerry again have a very low entry. Sweden’s director of education is reported to have said that a respectful class room is a more productive class room, everyone benefits from a human rights approach to education. The recent personal attacks on the Minister for Education by well heeled demonstrators is a poor headline for both young and old.
Kerry GAA County Board held its first meeting on November 17th 1888.
SCHOOL: A group from Knockanure went to Cork on Saturday last to support the INTO demonstration in Cork, the demonstration was small considering the dire warnings coming from some union activists.
Open Night at Tarbert Comprehensive School on Thursday 27th of Nov. at 7.30pm.
KERRYMAN of November 21st 1908 extracts: Kerry 1,161,752 acres; crops wheat 835 ac, oats 21,780 ac, barley 1871 ac, potatoes 21,413 ac, turnips 5,670 ac, mangels 3,083 ac. Ballybunion and Listowel no wheat grown, oats not up to average this year, flax not grown, large quantity of small potatoes, Champions have a lot of disease, hay lighter than last year but quality good. Weather fickle too wet and too dry, heavy rains at harvest time, mild weather this past six weeks. Catch crops include ryegrass, rape, rye and vetches. Price of oats on average was 9d to 10d per stone. Hints around the home short bits of advice on fasting and the brain; health and old age, old people are apt to forget that their staying powers are much less than they once were; diet and teeth fine foods and rich sweet dishes responsible for teeth decay in this generation; Bedroom ventilation, temperature 55 to 60 degrees; Danger of tight boots; Test for drinking water using a clean bottle some water and some sugar, results in 48 hours. Following the collapse of the bridge to the Island on race evening Oct. 7th 1908, about 50 to 70 people fell into the river which was not flooded, an actor called John H Walton claimed damages of £20 he said he lost £1 1s when he fell into the water, it appears some were offered clothes and more got a shilling on the day to compensate them. Five or six men were controlling the crowd leaving the Island, which was claimed to be insufficient. Mr P Hartnett also had a claim for £30, cases dismissed. Listowel Court; Pelican with being on the train without ticket, Tim Horgan was charged with being drunk , William Cotter of Lixnaw assaulted a Constable , he had previously threatened to shoot a barmaid at McCarthy’s, Kenny and Synon helped restrain Cotter. Moran and Walsh of Listowel Football Club claimed that Carroll planked a football which cost 12s 6d new, Dell and Chute were witnesses, plank according to Trevor Chute was to do away with it, Carroll also threatened John Kennelly with a knife. Murphy and Costelloe of Keylod had an abusive language case. At the Workhouse Goody Murphy assaulted Michael Jones, witnesses Maurice Fitzmaurice and Fennel. School attendance officers got £26 salary, some school attendance increased by 25%, 7% and a number of schools had a decrease in attendance since the officers were appointed, the decrease was due to measles according to the report.
FOUND in the Holy Land, tomb of the wife and daughter in law of King Herod, Gate to King David’s City, and 40 underground settlements in Cappadocia.
OBAMA is claimed to be the first African American President elect of the USA, what about Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809; Andrew Jackson 1829- `37; Abraham Lincoln 1861-`65; Warren Harding 1921-23 and Calvin Coolidge 1923-`29.
BIRD Flu: 200 chickens were destroyed 400 km north of Bangkok recently because of Bird Flu in the area. The H5N1 virus has killed 17 people in Thailand since 2003 and 245 people were infected there.
EU have a target of 6g per day of salt intake per person by 2010, 27% of salt intake comes from bread, processed food accounts for about 18%, our Dept of Health and Children want to reduce salt intake by 16% by 2012. 35% of deaths are said to be caused by cardiovascular disease and salt is said to be a factor. Cardiovascular disease cost everyone on average E223 per year or 10% of health budget. Beta blockers which are used after a heart attack actually work on the brain. Next July the EU is to abolish foolish regulations on 26 fruit and vegetables.
SCAM: People are receiving e-mails thanking them for buying travel tickets and then ask you to double click attachment to confirm that all is well, when you click on the link it invades your computer.
FREE Calls and special offers by must be checked carefully, they may have a call set up fee, limits on free calls, double charge on some weekend calls, and a contract for a year may apply also.
FEAST of the Presentation of the BVM is on 21st Nov.; Christ the King is on Nov. 23rd; 27th Nov. is Thanksgiving Day in the US; Advent is on Sunday 30th Nov.
FORUM: 400 attended the second Annual U.S. Ireland Forum at UCD our President Mary McAleese on Nov. 10th last gave a keynote address to the delegates, about 1 million Irish born people live abroad and we have about 70 million with Irish blood abroad.
DEATH has taken place of Hannah Griffin nee Moloney of Blain, Athea, she is survived by her husband Thomas, son Jerry, daughters Mary and Breda and Sister Margaret Regan of Listowel, Hannah was predeceased by her sister Mary Brosnan of Coilagurteen, Knockanure. Following Requiem Mass in Athea Church on Wednesday 19th of December `08 Hannah Griffin was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea. Hannah Griffin was born at Coilagurteen to John Moloney and Catherine O Connor.
Death occurred on November 15th `08 of Eugene O Sullivan of the Thatch and Ballybunion, he was predeceased by his wife Maureen O Brien and is survived by his son Brian, daughters Dolores and Kay and Brother Tim, following Requiem Mass at Ballybunion Church Eugene O Sullivan was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel. Eugene was son of John D. O Sullivan and Catherine Moran.
LEGION of Mary will present At St John’s Parish Centre Tralee how 3 people followed 3 diverse paths and arrived at the same glorious truth. Inspiring testimonies of true Catholic teaching.
DVD of recent concert of choral celebration for Mental Health which was held in St Brendan’s Church is available at Caherina House or phone Jennie on 087 6116195.
COMEDY with Colum McDonnell will take place in Meadowlands Hotel on Friday, November 28th at 8.30pm, proceeds in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Kerry, it is organized by Meadowlands Hotel Golf Society.
A European report in 2001 showed 24% of those with a disability in Ireland between the ages of 16-34 had an earned income, the figures for France were 46% and in Germany 44%.
PILGRIMAGE to Fatima from May 9th – 14th , Spiritual Director Fr Noel Spring. Details from Premier Travel, Cork (021) 4277700 .Welcome Home weekend for returned development workers will be held at All Hollows, Dublin from 28th to 30th Nov. For more details on any aspect of the “Coming Home Weekend” contact [email protected]
LOTTO: Results for Thursday 20th Nov. `08, numbers drawn were 7-18-25 and 28. No Winner of Jackpot of E1,500. Lucky Dips went to the following: Tady Finucane, Lisaniskea; Dan McMahon, Gortaglanna; Grace McMahon ,Kilmeaney, Kilmorna; Pauline Woods, Knockanure; Caroline Maune ,42 Woodgrove, Moyvane; Micheal Woods, Knockanure; Bar Prize Christopher McCarthy; Next Weeks Jackpot E1,600.
GAA: Committee of Knockanure G.A.A. wish to thank everybody who supported their very successful Race Night which was held in Flynn’s Bar Knockanure on Friday 21st Nov., a special word of thanks to everybody who helped on the night. A great night was had by everybody. The club are holding an Irish Night in Flynn’s Bar on Saturday 6th December, everybody is welcome.
BOOK: A Popular History of Ireland: from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics by Thomas D’Arcy McGee, 1825-1868, can be viewed at
ANNIVERSARIES: Mary O Hanlon, Mary Hartnett, Fr Leo Danaher, Joan Gaire, Donal Foley, Eileen Donoghue, Fr Eamon Dillane, Tom Woulfe, James Leahy, Ned Walsh, Mary Carmody, Martin H Kennelly, Una Dore, Ann Marie de Bilde, Mikey Fitzgerald, Josie Lyons, Con Connell, Mass on Monday 24th at 9.15am for Richard Sheehan, Mass on Wednesday 26th at 7.30pm for William J Hudson, Mass on Friday 28th at 7.30pm for Sean and Aggie Ahern, Saturday evening 29th Mass at 7.30pm for Michael Dore, Sunday 30th Mass in Knockanure for Kathleen O Connor and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Edward Fitzmaurice.
MASS for November intentions in Knockanure on Tuesday 25th Nov. at 7.30pm and Moyvane Intentions Mass will be said on Thursdays 27th at 7.30pm.
ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm.
READERS: Selena Mulvihill, Bridget McCarthy, Ciara Healy, Amanda Coulson and Aileen Stack.
Collectors for December are Brid Flavin, Kit Horan, Marie Stack, John Scanlon and Siobhan Fitzgerald.
The Shannonside NoName Club would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to their recent Church Gate collection. A special thanks to those who helped take up the collection which amounted to E668.