Knockanure Notes — 23rd August, 2015

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC due to be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th August from 6pm to 9pm each evening.

THANKS: The Moyvane / Knockanure Graveyard Committee would like to thank all those who attended the masses, our parishioners and all who travelled from surrounding parishes to be with us. Thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collections for the upkeep and maintenance of the graveyards, it is much appreciated.

VINTAGE Run and Vintage Day in Knockanure was another occasion for all of us to meet and chat and admire the work and skill of exhibitors, it was also a chance for the young athletes to display their abilities.

HERITAGE WEEK continues till August 30th, details at library.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget McCarthy, Mary Olive Relihan, Jim Stack, Bridie O Connor, Madge Fitzgerald, Fr James Leahy, Sr. Agatha Stack, Edward Joe Nash, Mick Barrett, Shane Courtney, Peggy Grego, William J Hudson, Sr. Evangelist Cantillon, Mary McLoughlin, Tom Begley, Dan Ahern, Geraldine Hegarty, Denis McGrath. Mass in Moyvane Sat.29th at 7.30pm  for Liam Lynch & deceased members of the Byrne & Lynch Families. Mass on Mon. 31st at 7.30pm for Murt Shea. Mass in Knockanure, Fri. 28th at 7.30pm for Mossie & Hannie Fitzgerald, their son Paddy and Hannie’s sister Maureen Moore.

Tues. 1st Sept. at 7.30pm for Joan Barrett, Recently Deceased.

MASS in Moyvane on Wed. 26th at 7.30pm for Robert Barry (Special Intention).
READERS: Vigil, Eileen Collins & Annie Coulson, 11am    Philip Kiely;
Knockanure  10am  Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan
COLLECTORS for September: Vigil, Noreen O’Connell & Michael Liston. 11am Mary Lynch & Kitty Windle. Knockanure 10am    Maurice Dowling.

KINGDOM CARE who care for the elderly in their homes in Kerry, will hold a collection for good, old, worn and torn clothes, shoes, belts, bags etc. in the Church Car Par, Moyvane on Saturday 29th August, 10am – 4pm.  No pillows, duvets or bric-a-brac as they can’t be recycled.  Kingdom Care would like to thank everyone for their support over the years.

HERITAGE WEEK events Tarbert, a short walk around Tarbert accompanied by local enthusiasts who will focus on the industrial heritage of Tarbert. Starts from the Bridewell at 7 pm on Friday 28th Aug.  On Sunday 30th enjoy an afternoon of music, song and stories in Tarbert House, courtesy of Mrs Leslie and family, from 3 to 4 pm. Both events are free.

SINGING: West Limerick Singing Club are performing at Poets Corner in Castleisland on Friday 28th August at 9.30pm.

THE LISTOWEL RACE WEEK ACCOMMODATION OFFICE is open from Monday- Friday 11:00- 13:00 and 14:00-16:00 in the Seanchaí Centre, contact  on 068- 23036 or 068- 23037.

MARY KEANE: Minister of State with Responsibility for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan. In a statement he said: “Mary was a great support to John B throughout his career and he often credited her with being his greatest inspiration.”Since John B’s death Mary has continued to promote his work by attending new productions of plays all over the country.  “Mary was also a leader in the establishment of Áras Mhuire, a community nursing home in Listowel. “Today we lost a wonderful woman.” 15th August 2015. Listowel Choir sang for about three hours, before, during and after the Requiem Mass. They deserve our appreciation.

SILVER SURFER AWARDS:  Age Action is  searching for Ireland’s top Silver Surfers celebrating and showcasing older peoples’ use of the internet and technology.   The five award categories are: Silver Surfer Award, New to IT Award, Hobbies on the Net Award,. IT Tutor(s) of the Year, Golden IT Award; You can nominate someone for an award  at  or by phoning 01 475 6989. Nominations close on Sun 4th Oct.

LAST WORD: An optimist is one who makes the best of what they get the worst of.

ST JOHN’S; The Importance of being Honest, presented by the City Theatre, Dublin on 26th August.

LIXNAW COMHALTAS, performed so well at the All Ireland Fleadh, six young people won medals.

HOSPICE: Milford Fair Funday, in aid of Milford Hospice, will take place on Sunday 30th August. The day will begin with a walk at the UL Arena at 12.30pm. This will be followed by a number of other activities up to 5pm. Further information and sponsorship cards available from the Milford Fundraising Department on 061-485860 or 061-485859.

CO. LIMERICK DRUG AND ALCOHOL DROP IN CENTRE:  If drugs or alcohol are a problem and you are over 18 then free help is available with no appointment necessary at the Hospital Family Resource Centre, Knockainey Road, Hospital.  The service which is staffed by HSE Drug and Alcohol Outreach workers will be available on Wednesday, August 19 and every second Wednesday thereafter from 10am – 12 noon.  For further information contact Geraldine on 086 6076573 or Deirdre on 086  3840526.

KATRINA: On August 29, 2005, Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, washing a path of death and destruction in its wake.

HISTORICAL OUTING TO FIRIES: A Kerry Archaeological  & Historical Society field outing to Firies led by Tom Kelliher will take place on Sunday, 30th August. Meet at Firies Parish Church at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO. The journey starts out at St. Jean in France with a trek of 566 miles to be covered over a 5 week period.  Maria Conway of Derrevrin will be part of the trek this year.

MILITARY COURTS: The Galway Observer, 30th September, 1922
Steps to secure the public — ministry’s plans — powers for dealing with present position The government has sanctioned the setting up of Military Courts or Committees to deal with persons charged with interfering with the restoration of order or endangering the public safety.Every such Tribunal is to include one member certified by the Law Officer to be a person of legal knowledge and experience.

The offences which these courts are to try include attacks on the National forces, arson, looting, destruction, and possession of arms, ammunition or certain explosives, without authority.

Tribunal Powers. There courts are empowered to inflict the death penalty in extreme cases. The punishment in other instances is cited as imprisonment or a fine, with or without authority imprisonment.

Dail Eireann Approves of Government Motion.
There was a long discussion at Dail Eireann on Wednesday on the Government motion authorising the creation of Military Courts, and investing the Army with other powers to deal with the present situation.The motion, on a division, was approved of in principle.

Vigorous speeches were delivered by members of the Ministry. President Cosgrave declared that if murderous attacks took place, those participating in them must learn that they would have to pay the penalty.

Mr Desmond Fitzgerald, Minister for Foreign Affairs, said the reign of law was going to be enforced.

Dealing with a suggestion by Mr Fitzgibbon, K.C., the President said that neither he nor the Minister of Defence would object, in cases where the death penalty was imposed, to having the papers laid on the table of the House, the sentence to take effect within four days unless the Dail passed a resolution disallowing it.

From Tom Aherne
The past few weeks saw the passing of a number of well-known figures in the entertainment World. Lynn Anderson, the country singer was best known for her song, I never promised you a Rose Garden. She had numerous other hit songs and was only 67 years old. Cilla Black was a singer and a TV host who was much loved in this country as well as in the UK. Her big hits were Anyone who had a Heart and You are my World. Cilla presented Surprise, Surprise and Blind Date on TV and was 72 years old. Peter O’Sullivan, the legendary Racing Commentator, was a native of Kenmare in Kerry and he was 97 years old. George Cole, the actor is best remembered for his role in the series Minder  which was on TV for many years.

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